Leg Day

Was too nice not to golf yesterday, especially when the 12 day forecast doesn’t show anything above 55 degrees. I did ride in a cart though since it was probably the last weekday golf of the year. Went to the 5pm class tonight.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 20 Air Squats
    • 15 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 10/10 Lateral Step-ups (30″)

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×185
  • 5×215
  • 3x5x235

Squatting still just feels so weird. I think part of my is scared and part doesn’t know what the weights should feel like. The working sets were far tough but ok. Slowly working my way back and increasing that potential max…

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Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 20 Wall Ball (20#, 10′)
  • 15 Dumbbell Box Step Overs (40# DBs, 24″)
  • Rest 1:30

Ewww! My round times were 1:54 – 1:56 – 2:03 – 1:51 for a final time of 12:14.

Off to Orlando

Out in the garage by 10am.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 18

Warm-up

  • 10 Push-up Shoulder Tap
  • 10 PVC Pass Throughs

3 Sets (each arm)

  • 10 Single Arm High Pull (35#)
  • 45s Rest

These have improved a lot.

3 Sets

  • 30s Wall-facing Handstand Hold
  • 30 Rest

Had to accumulate 90s so this worked well.

Strength

Back squat

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 6×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×195
  • 3×215
  • 3x3x235

Still squatting off jerk blocks. Increased 15# from what I did a few weeks ago for 5×3. Planned to do five sets again today, but it was feeling especially heavy, so played it safe.

Conditioning

Warmed up my C&J with 5×45#, 5×95, and 3×135.

12:00 AMRAP

  • 75 Double Unders
  • 10 C&J (155#)
  • 75 Double Unders
  • 20 T2B

Right off the bat I decided to go with 3×25 for my double unders in an attempt to keep my heart rate down. I missed twice in the 4th time through dubs and then twice again in the 5th time through at the end when I tried to get through unbroken since the clock was running out.

Those clean and jerks felt heavy right away! Not sure what’s up with my body this morning. I did all singles there and those by far took the longest. For the toes to bars I was able to do 4×5 both times through. Finished 2+65.

I’m glad I had time to get in a workout today. Time to pack and head to the airport!

Jerk Block Squats

Yesterday I played a quick 2.5 hour round of golf riding in a cart. Earlier this week I posted some thoughts about the CrossFit Games changes. Go check it out.

Out in the garage around 11. Had to fix one of the adjustable dumbbells first, which got bent when it tipped over last week.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 14

15:00 for quality

  • 10 Pass Throughs
  • 30s Double DB Overhead Hold (35# DBs)
  • 60m Farmer Carry (53/50# KBs)
  • 10 Push-up T

Got through 5 rounds. I thought I was going light for the overhead hold, but those were tough.

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5×195
  • 5×205
  • 5×215
  • 5×225

My back felt weird in the 135 or 165 set and I got a little worried. Things loosened up and I concentrated on my positions. Those last sets felt heavy. What a difference 2 years makes. It’ll come back though if I keep slowly increasing the weight and/or reps each squat session.

I was squatting off the jerk blocks again. Not ideal. Last Sunday I did a bunch of work compressing the gym stuff and cutting down on reserved floor space to prep for parking two vehicles in the garage. Need to get that new rack up.

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Conditioning

2.09 Mile Run

Feeling better with my running. Took 19:34. Still a long way to go.

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Finishing up lunch and then I’ll mow the lawn before spending more time reorganizing the garage.

Sets of 5 or 3?

Walked 18 holes yesterday on a cooler day when it misted/drizzled off and on the entire round. Tt was actually quite comfortable though with pants and a long sleeve t-shirt under my golf polo. Instead of going to class today I decided to do yesterday’s programming because I need the squat work. Out in the garage around 5pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 Airdyne
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Shoulder Rolls (PVC)
  • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)

Strength

Back Squats

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 3×195
  • 5x3x225

I squatted off jerk blocks, so it was like an extra half rep each set. Need to get my new rack installed this weekend.

Conditioning

Warmed up my power cleans with five at 45# and at 95#.

15:00 AMRAP

  • 30 DU
  • 15 Power Cleans (115#)
  • 30 DU
  • 15 T2B

Started with 3×5 on the cleans, then went 5×3 for 3 rounds, and 3×5 in my 5th round. I had debated on 3×5 or 5×3 for toes to bars, but stopping at 3 felt right during the first round so I did 5×3 every round without issue. I think I’ve mentioned plenty of times how I don’t like the bar in my garage. I only missed one double under, at 14 in the first set of round three I believe. Finished four full rounds, the dubs, cleans, and 8 more dubs for 4+53. If I was going to do it again I might stick with the power clean sets but try doing 3×5 T2B throughout.

Safe is Strong

 

My workout schedule is a bit messed up with the gym + golf day yesterday, so have to be careful not to overdo things. I did the shoulder rehab work in my garage before I went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 8

Warm-up

  • 10 Push-up Shoulder Taps
  • 10 PVC Passes

Odd this wasn’t 2-3 rounds.

4 Sets (each arm)

  • 6 Single Arm High Pull (35#)
  • 45s Rest between arms

Warm-up

  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 1:00 World’s Greatest Stretch (each side)

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 5×135
  • 5×185
  • 3×215
  • 1×235
  • 2x3x215
  • 5×195
  • 10×185

The single was supposed to be at 90%, but I really have no clue what I can squat now. I just know it has to be under 300, so I calculated my numbers off 265. Start light since I haven’t been squatting and stay safe. It was 80% for the triples, 75% for the set of 5, and 70% for the set of 10. Felt pretty good and the bar definitely felt lighter after the single.

Conditioning

  • 4-3-2-1 Rope Climbs (13′)
  • 20 Shoulder Taps
  • 20 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)

Had to share the rope, so waited a lot more than I would like. I think I could have come down and gone right back up doing every set unbroken. Really enjoying the rope climbs because I can get up there so quick. Instead of doing handstand holds for my scale from walking I figured the shoulder taps would at least get me some single side work. I had 30 in my head as a rep count, but when I was approaching 20 in the first set I knew that was enough. Need to do those more often, which I used to do. I did them with my back against the wall, which I think is the harder version, though it mimics handstand walking better. Wall balls were all unbroken. Finished in 9:10.

Build it Back

Out in the garage after 9:30am.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 7

3 Rounds

  • 10/10 Single Arm RKB Swing (35#)
  • 10/10 Single Arm Suitcase Deadlift (53#)

4 Rounds

  • 50m Farmer Carry (2×90#)
  • 10/10 Shoulder Nerve Flossing (10 palms down and palms up)
  • 45s Rest

Holy shit! Those carries got rough to hold on to. I finally figured out a good way to strap in the weights without them banging up my legs.

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Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5x5x185

I don’t have my new rack installed yet and there is a big tool on one of my jerk blocks, so I took every set from the ground. The squats felt heavy, but have to build back up from somewhere.

Conditioning

Ran 2.02 miles in 20:36.

On to the Next

I was too tired from the weekend to golf, so it was a complete rest day. I was right about losing weight from working on the truck in the garage all weekend in that heat. Was 205 in the morning yesterday.

Now that the back rehab is done, I figure I’ll try out some of the other Active Life programs, especially as my 2-day/week membership at the gym is through the end of this month and then there is an ownership change taking place. Looking forward to getting in the gym more often again. Went out in the garage around 4pm.

Active Life – Thick Pack – Warmup

  • 20 Side Shuffles (5m)
  • 2:00/2:00 Banded Posterior Hip Distraction
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings
  • 10/10 Lateral Box Step-ups (18″)
  • 5/5 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion

4 Sets (2x each arm)

  • 50m Overhead Carry (70# KB)
  • Rest 30-60s

Might as well try to correct this shoulder impingement, which has kept me off the rig.

Conditioning

  • 300m Run
  • 30 Back Squats (135#)
  • 300m Run

I guess counts with 3 are my thing lately. Slow but unbroken on the squats and felt pretty good on the run. Funny how dropping 10 pounds makes running easier. 🙂 Finished in 5:21.

Active Life – Thick Pack – Workout

  • 1:00/1:00 KB Psoas Mobilization
  • 10:00
    • 10 Glute Bridges (3s hold)
    • 10 Curl-ups (3s hold)

This first day of “Thick Pack” work was exactly the same as I’d done in some of the other programs. Got through 5 rounds.