As Many Lunges

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

4 Sets

  • 15 Air Squats
  • 15 Supermans
  • 25′ Bear Crawl

This was a lot of Supermans for a warm-up!

Front Squat

Supposed to be a 3 second pause at parallel on the first rep, which is hard for someone who bottoms out.

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 2×205

Squat is feeling pretty good.

Conditioning

4 Cycles

  • 5:00
    • 500m Row
    • 400m Run
    • AMRAP Front Rack Lunges (95#)
  • 3:00 Rest

When I saw it posted online I was thinking 115# but I decided to go with 95# and was glad I did. Tried to keep a <= 1:55 pace on the rower and I’m sure I was slow on the run. I pulled up my knee pads after coming in from the run and had about 40 seconds each time for lunges. Didn’t use a rack and did 17-20-18-19 without ever dropping the bar. I hate running! I’ve done a lot of lunges in the last 2 weeks.

All The Lunges

My ankle seems a little worse today, probably from lateral hops. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

12:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 50′ Bear Crawl
  • 10 Goblet Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 8 Burpees

The burpees didn’t feel great on the ankle.

Front Squat

Each set starts with a 3 second pause on the first rep.

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 3×185

Was plenty heavy enough with where my squatting strength is.

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 50’/50′ Suitcase Walking Lunge (40# DB)
  • 10 Strict Ring Dips

Go 25 feet down and back with the weight in the same arm and then repeat with the other arm. I got through 5 rounds plus 50 feet. Did every round of ring dips 4-3-3 and was surprised I didn’t die on them. My ass is gonna be sore from about 200 weighted lunges total today.

Midline

5 Sets

  • 10 Plank Pass Throughs
    • 3 Sets 30# DB
    • 2 Sets 35# KB

Tried something new I saw in an Instragram story.

Getting Close

Yesterday I drove to my brothers and helped with some wiring. By the time I got home it was dark and snowing so I didn’t feel motivated for a workout. Went to the gym at noon with the crew.

Pendlay Rows

  • 2x10x45#
  • 2x10x95
  • 2x10x115
  • 10×125

I used a supinated grip.

Conditioning

30:00 EMOM (alt with 45s work & 15s rest)

  • Bear Crawl
  • Dead Hang
  • Side Skaters
  • 1-arm KB Thrusters (26#)
  • Plate Hops (45# plate)

Might feel all those bear crawls. Was able to hang on to the bar for the full 45 seconds each set. Did 10 thrusters per side each round and then 11/side in the final round. The plate hops were more tiring than expected.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

Was really getting ugly in the 3rd round and I had to give it for a quick rest after 6 tuck-ups in the final round. Getting close to unbroken all the way, but don’t want it to be a complete shit show either. Finished in 6:11, which is a best by 5 seconds.

Burpee Bonanza

Made it in for the 4:30 again. Not feeling any effects from the deadlifting yesterday.

Warm-up – 3 Sets

  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 50’ Bear Crawl
  • 15 Hollow Rocks
  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 DU

Strength – Push Press

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×125
  • 5×145
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5×195
  • 3s Pause at the top & slow eccentric
    • 3x5x165

Put on the belt with 165 and up. Felt pretty good, but 195 was enough. Did all sets TnG, even the pause ones which wasn’t easy to do with the slow lowering phase.

Conditioning

  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 20 DU
    • 20 Burpees
    • 20 Pull-ups
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 15 DU
    • 15 Burpees
    • 15 T2B
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 10 DU
    • 10 Burpees
    • 10 Wall Balls

All about the burpees. I tried to keep a good rhythm and just breathe through them during every AMRAP. I went 10-10 and 10-5-5 on the pull-ups for 2+24. I did all 5s on T2B to get 2+27. Normally I would say doing 10 dubs is pointless because it takes longer to pick up the rope than it does to do the reps, but on 3 of the 4 sets I missed at 8 reps. Concentrate! There is no place to rest in that third AMRAP, where I got 3+22. I think that adds up to 126 burpees for the day.

Almost a Week Off

Haven’t worked up a sweat since Friday when I ran on the treadmill. Had a long travel day on Monday, slept until 11:30 and was exhausted on Tuesday, and spent 11 hours at the golf course yesterday. Went to the 4:30 class today. Over 90° today, so welcome back!

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • Dead Hang
  • 2:00 Double Unders (195)
  • 9:00 EMOM (alt)
    • 40′ Bear Crawl
    • 100m Run
    • 40 Jump Rope + 15 Double Unders

The 2 minute double under test was this week’s challenge at the gym. I got 81, then a couple of quick misses and finally the last 96 unbroken. PR by 4 reps for me.

Strength – Push Press

Supposed to warm-up and then do a 20 minute AMRAP @ 80%, with a maximum of 40 reps.

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 4×165
  • 10x2x185
  • 5x4x185

In reality I should use 210 to be Rx, but I haven’t been lifting heavy and pretty much had the entire week+ off weights. I started off with my working sets at slightly faster than EMOM pace and felt fine with doubles. I noticed the rest of class was doing bigger sets and seemed to be pretty light, so I went for it with the sets of 4 at the same pace to finish at roughly the same time as everyone. Those 15 sets took me 13:27 and I think I could have done 10 sets of 4 to get in my reps. I did wear my belt for the working sets. I was soaked with sweat already.

Conditioning

  • 150 DU
  • 50 Sit-ups
  • 800m Run
  • 50 Sit-ups
  • 150 DU

Felt pretty good. Finished in 10:43.

Like Whoa

Rained all night and all morning. Waited for the ground to dry up before hitting this around 3.

“Brenton”

5 Rounds

  • 100′ Bear crawl
  • 100′ Broad Jumps
  • Do 3 burpees after every 5 broad jumps.

My favorite outdoor workout, probably because I cover a lot of ground on my jumps. I did it 3 and 2 years ago on vacation, but missed it last year for whatever reason. I thought I might have a 100 foot strip to use, but the yard wasn’t big enough, so I had to use a 50 foot piece there and back. Luckily it didn’t result in enough difference to screw up my broad jumps and make me do more burpees. I was able to make it across the 50 feet in 7 jumps every time, so only did 6 burpees every round. My time from 2 years ago was 9:23 (100′ strip) and 10:16 the year before. I smoked those with an 8:17! Whoa!! I think I was actually a lot better at the bodyweight stuff 2 years ago, but maybe not.

Hard and Fast

E90S for 8 Rounds

  • 50y Sprint

Felt pretty good. Walked back to the start and had about 25 seconds to sit and wait for the next round. Recovery was good to be able to go hard every run.

Midline

10 Rounds

  • 15s Hollow Rocks
  • 15s Rest

Got 13 in the first round and then 12s for a total of 121 rocks. Bumped it up 2 more rounds from what we did a couple of Sundays ago.

Playground as a Box

Drive over to Hinks School a little before 8am to beat the heat.

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For a warmup I did a 400m run, band pass-thrus, Band pull aparts, and band walks with a red band.

Then I was going to do a bunch of muscle-ups and try stringing 2 together. But on my first try at a double a had an awkward fall out forward and got scared to commit after that. Only managed to do 3 total MU. Just not my day for them.

10:00 EMOM

  • Odds: 5 Fat bar chin-ups (strict)
  • Evens: 10 Bar dips (feet on ground)

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“Brenton”
5 rounds

  • Bear crawl 100 feet
  • Standing broad-jump, 100 feet.
    Do three Burpees after every five broad-jumps.

Did this in a field next to the school and measured out 100 feet with a tape measure. Was starting to heat up so hurried to get it over with. Finished in 9:23, besting the 10:16 from a year ago. Big difference being able to go 100 feet straight Instead of looping back and forth on 25 feet. I only had to do 6 burpees each round.

This was the first WOD where I felt normal since the Tough Mudder.

Around 3pm I jumped on the Air Dyne for some intervals. Warmed up with 5:00 easy first. This is another form of MAP.

10 Rounds

  • 30s @ 90-95%
  • 30s @ 50%

At high intensity I was going 90+ rpm and 45-50 at low intensity. Racked up 286 calories and 3.5 miles.

After golfing 9 holes with Dad (we ride due to heat), I went out for a sled drag after 8pm. Only loaded 125# because the 10# bumpers were on the bar and I didn’t feel like messing with it. Went 0.58 miles in 17:03 with only a short water break at the turnaround point. Was much easier than a couple days ago.