Week 7 of the program called for 15-20 pounds over the base (225#) weight. The working sets were not easy. Got 8 on the max reps drop set. Same number I got in week 4, which was about a month ago.
Team Series 17.4 – Partner
100 cal Row
Did it with Jason. We did 25 cals at a time. I started with sets of 5 and was feeling ok so did some sets of 10 at the end. I think I ended up doing 5 sets of 5 and 3 sets of 10, though I did drop real quick and did 8-2 on the final set. We finished in 9:46.
The three of us lined up and did Russian Twist plate passes like this…
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I had a stack of varying plates. I think from bottom to top it started out as 10-15-25-15-10-15-25-15-10-15. After passing down and back, we took a rest and rotated positions. Then one more rest and rotation so we each sat in every spot once. Didn’t expect my low back to get fired up as much as it did.
Walked 18 on Friday in some perfect golf weather. I planned to bench and do a metcon yesterday but got busy doing other stuff. Since I’ll be gone Monday to Monday, it’s not bad to delay my benching until today since I won’t be able to get in the next one until the following Tuesday. Worked out early at 9am with the crew because the girls had places to go be. Wasn’t excited about the early morning, but it worked out well since I had a lot to do around the house.
3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
Bottom Squat Hold
5 Back Squat (45#)
5 Shoulder Press (45#)
5 Back Squat (85#)
5 Shoulder Press (85#)
Back Squat (135#)
Rest 1/2 as long as it took
I went 9-6, 10, 5, 10, 9-6 on the HSPU and they felt good. Would have been interesting to try all sets unbroken. I took my time on the back squats, but didn’t drop the bar during any set. Finished in 9:16, so my rest period was 4:38. I wanted to go for more push-ups than I usually do so went 15-10, 10-10, 10-5, 10-10, 10-10-5. They were getting hard, but I was happy with that after the handstand push-ups. Took me 6:38.
Accessory – 6 Rounds
30s Double DB/KB OH Walk (40# DBs)
30s Superman-Banana (Banana Rolls)
In the afternoon I got in my bench workout.
No B.S. Bench Press – Week 5
It called for 5×4 at the base weight + 15-20#, so I added 15. I’ve been staying on the low side of the increases and barely making it through my sets.
Last 3 sets were a grind. I shouldn’t try this after burning out my shoulders earlier in the day.
Out in the garage just after 8 before heading to Lansing for a football game.
No B.S. Bench Press – Week 4
Max 225 (8)
Program called for 4×5 @ base + 5-10#. I added 5, which was tough so early in the morning. Then for some volume and testing do a max set with the original base weight. I got 7 reps in week 1 and was happy to get 8 today. Can’t push too hard being home alone.
Here are some of the updates I made to the gym area last weekend…
Feeling a little beat from the last couple of workouts. Saturday has become my bench day though
No B.S. Bench Press
Week 3 of the program called for 5×3 @ 240-245. Was feeling ok, so I did some of each weight.
Accessory – 3 sets
20 Shoulder IYT (purple CS bands)
40s Bird Dog Hold
40s Bird Dog Hold
Laced up my new pair of Reebok Runners and went for an easy 1.92 mile run that took about 19:28. Had to stop at a light and forgot to pause my watch. The shoes have memory foam for the insoles, which felt a little weird as I took off, but as I settled in I didn’t even notice I was wearing a new pair of shoes, so I guess that’s a good sign.