Fight Gone Really Bad

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up – 2 Sets

  • 30 Jumping Jacks
  • 40 Air Squats
  • 20 Toe Touches

Strength – 5 Sets

  • 10 Reverse Hypers (140#)
  • 10/10 Suitcase Deadlifts (62# KB)

Class was doing 10×2 deadlift but I wanted no part in lifting that heavy shit.


“Fight Gone Bad” – 3 Rounds

  • 1:00 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 1:00 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (75#)
  • 1:00 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 1:00 Push Presses (75#)
  • 1:00 Row for calories
  • 1:00 Rest

Didn’t realize the box jumps should have been only 20″, though I’m sure it wouldn’t have made that much of a difference. My scores per round were 109-92-90. Only a ranking of 66 on BTWB. Not a good effort. First time doing a legit FGB though. Got 32 wall balls in round on, then 24 and 23 I think. I hate SDHP and tried to be careful with my back. Box jumps were slow, but at least I jumped them all even though I don’t rebound anymore. The push press was much harder than I expected with that weight. Row just sucks at the end of 5 minutes and then one minute of rest goes by so fast.

Five Fifties

Went in at 1pm.

20:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15 cal Row
  • 12 Burpees

Good cardio. Harder than I remember and we did this with 15 burpees during Open prep.

For Time


  • 50 HSPU
  • 50 Box Jumps (30″)
  • 50 One Arm KB Thrusters (44#, switch every 5 reps)
  • 50 MB Sit-ups (20#)
  • 50 One Arm KB OH Walking Lunges (44#)

I expected the handstand push-ups to be terrible for that many reps, but it wasn’t that bad. I did 3 sets of 10 and then 6-7-7 to finish at about 3:40. I didn’t stop moving on the box jumps but there were slow as I was taking a step or two back each time I came down. I think I finished at 8:32. I did 5 on each arm before dropping the kettlebell for 3 sets of 10 and then finished up the last 20 without putting it down. Never stopped on sit-ups. On the lunges I went 13 right, short rest, 13 left, short rest and then the same with 12s. Finished at 17:52.

Get To It


  • 2×15 Reverse Hyper (90#)
  • 2 Rounds
    • 200m Run
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 10 PVC Passes
    • 15 Jumping Jacks

Strength – Front Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 6×135
  • 4×185
  • 4×215
  • 2x3x245

My back is definitely tight.

Warmed up cleans with 5×45, 5×95, and 5×135.


30:00 Partner AMRAP

  • 10 Power Cleans (185#)
  • 20 Burpees
  • 30 Row Calories
  • 40 alt Box Jumps (24″)
  • 50 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 200m Run

Paired up with Weston and we evenly split everything. I did 5 TnG cleans each time. Did box jumps in the first round, but switched to step-ups because my back was getting a little tight. We recovered on the run. First round was around 8 minutes not knowing how to pace. Got a little faster and then we pushed it in the final round almost getting through in 6 minutes. Finished 3 rounds and about 120 meters of the 4th run.


Max Plank

With my mid back already tight I didn’t push it. Stopped at 3 minutes.

Pulled a double day because I wanted to get in the bench work and be able to rest tomorrow with the nice weather and the Masters on. Out in the garage after 9pm…

Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5x5x205
  • 3×30 alt DB Bench Press (50#)

Those dumbbell presses get much harder on the short rest.

Shoulder Press

  • 5×95#
  • 5×115
  • 5×120
  • 5×125

I haven’t done a shoulder press in months.


  • 3×15/15 Half-kneeling Single Arm DB Press (30#)
  • 3×15/15 OH Single Arm DB Tricep Extensions (15#)
  • 3×15/15 Landmine Press (75#)
  • 3×15 Z Press (65#)

Single arm for the tricep extensions was not good but I thought it would be better for unilateral work. Didn’t feel the tricep working much at all. Won’t be doing them that way again.

I wasn’t sure if I did the landmine presses correctly the last time so I found a T Nation article. Yep, I had been leaning forward too much, effectively turning it into a shoulder press. Much harder when stand up straight and press out at an angle!

The Z Press was from the Performance Plus program. It was recommended to use about 33% of a max shoulder press. Focus on upright posture and fully opening the shoulders.

Because it was so decided to keep my rests at about 1:30. It helped me to prep the next movement ahead of time to keep rolling through. Finished all of that in 57 minutes!! It created a nice pump too. Short rest, Arnold style.

Still have 2 pieces of the Performance Plus to do, but will do them in the living room while watching TV.


Deadlift Wednesday

Went to the Chiro at 5. Scheduled it after 3 weeks since it’s the Open. Will go back to about every 5 weeks now.


  • 2×10 RH Heel Drives
  • Dead Hang (feet on ground)


Supposed to be 4×4 @ 90%. Not a chance.

  • 12×45#
  • 8×155
  • 6×265
  • 4×315
  • 4×345
  • 4×375
  • 2x4x405


E3M – 5 Sets

  • 10 Burpees Over the Rower
  • 20 cal Row

Was supposed to be 20 cals of Assault Bike, so we threw in some burpees to get tired for the row. My first and last round were both 1:15 and the other 3 were 1:24 or better.


  • 20 Deadlifts (275#)
  • 50 DU
  • 20 KBS (70#)
  • 50 DU
  • 20 Burpees
  • 50 DU
  • 20 C2B Pull-ups
  • 50 DU
  • 20 Box Jumps (24”)
  • 50 DU
  • 20 DB Full Cleans (50#)
  • 50 DU

Was programmed with 400m runs and I originally had the idea to do 100 DU. We decided to go with 50 instead and it was a good call since it still took me 18:01 to finish. Bryan and I shared a bar for the deadlifts and alternated every 5 reps. I did 10-10 on the KBS and 10-5-5 butterfly chest-to-bar pull-ups. When I got to the cleans he was 10 reps in so we alternated 5 reps each until he was done and then I took another rest before my final set of 5. I missed 2 dubs in round 1, got the next 3 sets unbroken and then started missing a lot in the final 2 sets after the movements that blew up my legs.


My shoulders and upper back have felt beat up all day from last night’s workout. Not much of a warm-up today other than moving around a bit.

2ewsday Mash-up

  • 100 46 HSPU
    • 10 (-ish) Box Jumps (36 30″) at the start of every minute, including the first
  • 5:00 Rest
  • 100 Calorie Assault Bike Row
    • 20 Double Unders at the start of every minute, including the first

I thought maybe I’d scale down to 70 handstand push-ups, but would probably be a stretch since the aim of these workouts has been 10 minutes in length. No way we were doing 36″ jumps though; 30 inches was plenty!

Update: Turns out they fucked up the programming again and it was only supposed to be 5 box jumps to start each minute! Would have made a huge difference.

I started out with 10 jumps at 30″ and did 10 unbroken HSPU the first round, but could tell it was going to get horrible. Ten jumps again in the 2nd minute, but only 4 handstand push-ups because time was already running short. I dropped down to 8 box jumps from there and held the 4 HSPU, all unbroken. When I got through 10 minutes that was enough for me. I need to improve my kipping rhythm.

Nasty combination because the hips and low back were getting burned out by both movements. I completed a total of 84 box jumps and 46 HSPU. Would have taken me 6 more minutes doing sets of 4 to get to my 70, which I think was definitely possible. With the workout taking me almost 30 minutes yesterday I didn’t want something long again with even less rest in this.

Setup my area with a rower (no good air bike for this) during the 5 minute rest and got into it. Dubs were solid except for 2 false start misses. Took me 8:48 to accumulate the 100 calories of rowing.



  • T2B up to 80 reps

Skipped out on this yesterday, but I really need the volume, and since today was an “easier” day I wanted to get it in. My goal was to hold 8 every round, taking me into the 10th minute. I thought I was going to make it all unbroken after I got through the 7th set. Then I had to do 7-1 in the 8th minute. Finished with 5-3 and 4-2-2. So still was able to get in the 8 every minute, but couldn’t keep that many larger sets.

My shoulders are destroyed now!


Rough night. Couldn’t get comfortable being so tired. In at 10am today and the other guys said the same thing. Good thing today was on the easier side.


5 Sets – Strict “Cindy”

  • 5 Strict Chin-ups
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 15 Air Squats

I did chins because I could use the extra bicep work.


16:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 12 cal Row
  • 9×24′ Shuttle Run

Supposed to be 20 minutes of row and Assault Bike, but we had to cut short so class could user the rowers and we obviously don’t have a bunch of bikes. Was a nice aerobic piece.


  • 5-10-15-20 Deadlift (225#)
  • 3-7-11-15 HSPU
  • 5-10-15-20 Step-down Box Jumps (24”)

Written as 5-10-15-20 for all of the movements, but I’m still building up my handstand push-up endurance so scaled back. Tried some different placement with the plates and AbMat too, going wider and further from the wall. Felt a lot better. I also tried to work on a better kip.

I went 5, 10, 10-5 (or maybe I did all 15?), 12-8 on deadlifts and 3, 4-3, 3-3-3-2, and 5×3 on the HSPU. Probably took too long of rests between handstand push-ups sets. Finished in 10:38.

Rest day tomorrow! Will be nice to be on track with the schedule this week.


I’ve been getting my sleep back on track for the last week.

Today is the first day of the Open prep cycle on the Hybrid Performance Method WOD program. Already noticing less lifting programmed this week (except today). Kind of cool that they put you through a warm-up “WOD” every day.

Warm-up – 5 Sets

  • 5 Front Squats (45#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 5 Close Grip OHS (45#)
  • 5 Sotts Press (45#)
  • 5 Box Jumps (30”)

Back Squat

Three working sets of 8 @ 70%.

  • 8×45#
  • 8×135
  • 8×205
  • 4×235
  • 3x8x265

Guess we could have started at 135 since we already did a bunch of squats with the empty bar. I’m getting better at making bigger jumps in many of the lifts, which is necessory or we’ll be in the gym all damn day to finish. Weight is feeling good but about sick of so many squats. That’s 5 back squat days in the last 8 I think. Looks like it might be dropping to once a week and once a week with front squats.


Work up to a daily 2RM.

  • 4×45#
  • 2×95
  • 2×125
  • 2×155
  • 2×175
  • 2×190
  • 2×200
  • 1×210 (miss-make-miss)

Wanted to get at least 190 today and got a 5# PR with the 200# 2RM. No reason I should be missing the 210 because I can get the weight up there easily. I think missing heavy snatches is what aggravates my back because I was starting to feel it there and it’s lit now.

Barbell Cycling

E90S – 4 Sets

  • 9 TnG Power Snatch (115#)

Going in, I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to do all 4 sets, but there was no issue and we actually got faster each round. That was fun. First round was about 26 seconds, not sure on round 2, and the last two rounds were both 21 seconds. This is nothing compared to what Rich and his crew recently did…


  • 500m Row
  • 15 OHS (95#)
  • 500m Row
  • 20 OHS
  • 500m row
  • 25 OHS

Didn’t row as fast as I should have. The 15 and 20 overhead squats were unbroken and then I went 15-10 to finish at 10:58.


8 Rounds (Reverse Tabata)

  • 10s C2B Pull-ups
  • 20s Rest

I figured it would be a good time to break in my grips more, which I haven’t used much since getting them at Regionals last year. I was sliding all over the place losing my grip. I should have chalked them up. Silly! Took them off after the 3rd or 4th set. Went with 6 reps in the first round and then 4s the rest of the way.