No Time Again

Thought I might get a workout yesterday, but got going on a restoration project while family was gone during the day and didn’t make time. Had to rush in a workout today after the family took off and before heading to a movie. Did this one that the gym did earlier in the week (20# light of Rx).

  • 150 DU
  • 50 T2B
  • 50 OHS (95#)
  • 50 Box Step Overs (24”)
  • 150 DU

I did 14×3 and 2×4 on toes to bar, wearing grips. Was ready to start failing any rep. I did 5 sets of 10 on the overhead squats. First set was snatch grip and the next four I kept my pointer finger on the last knurl line. Planned to do box jump overs but got there with smoked legs and decided to do steps instead. Finished in 17:57.

Keep Moving, But Slow

My ass is surprising a little sore from yesterday. Got to the gym early again so I could knock out some strength work in case there was a big class. Did Crossover Symmetry Activation first thing when I got there.

Strength & Midline

E3M – 7 Sets

  • 10 DB Bench Press (40# DBs)
  • 10 Weighted GHD Sit-ups (20# MB)

Started out as plan to do 5 sets, then figured I’d do 6 so set the clock for that, but added a final set when the timer ran out.

Class Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 5/5 Bar Taps (tight/dynamic)
    • 15 V-ups

V-ups were harder than they normally would be, due to 70 reps on the  GHD.

Conditioning

30:00 EMOM (alt) – Aerobic Circuit

  1. 40s Row
  2. 40s OH Hold (45# bar)
  3. 40s Lateral Box Step Overs (14″)
  4. 40s Bicycle Crunches
  5. 2/2 Turkish Get-ups (35# KB)

I think the aerobic days might be turning into my favorite (at least for now). Always surprising how much of a sweat we work up moving slow. Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Plyo and the purple band snapped at the end! 😦 Will hit some ROMWOD tonight.

Easy Easter

Easy Sunday heading into some deload for me after the Open.

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Bar Hang
  • Close Grip Bench Press
    • 8×45#
    • 8×95#

Strength – Accessory

4 Sets

  • 8 Close Grip Bench Press (145#)
  • 4/4 Bulgarian Split Squats (44# KBs)

Conditioning

30:00 Aerobic EMOM (alt)

  • 40s Plank (on hands, lean forward on wrists for bonus)
  • 40s Row
  • 15 Ring Curls
  • Box step-overs (14″)
  • 40s Russian KBS (35#)

I started doing hand-to-hand swings because it was so easy with that weight.

Midline

8 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 10s Rest

Last 3 were a fight, but held on through each round.

Shoulder Stability – Bamboo/Earthquake Bar

  • 4 Sets – 10 Bench Press (26# KB on each side)
  • 4 Sets – Seated OH Hold (52#)

Kept it light so I didn’t have to risk smacking myself in the face. I did all of the bench sets, raised the J-cups on the rig, and then all of the OH holds. Probably held at least 20-30 seconds each time.

Long MAP

Instead of sticking to one movement like the Air Dyne for a long 30-40 minutes, I mixed it up with a Maximum Aerobic Power (MAP) workout. I used to do these more often, but in the 8-10 minute range and maybe a few of them with rest between. Went long today.

40:00

  • 1:00 Ski Erg
  • 1:00 Jump Rope
  • 1:00 Air Dyne
  • 1:00 Box Step Overs (12″)
  • 0:30 Ring Plank
  • 0:30 Single-arm OH Carry (25# DB, aka Waiter’s Walk)

I tried to switch at those times, so total work time was shorter due to transitioning. Nice and easy conversational pace. I wore the Garmin Forerunner 235 I bought last week and while it did a much better job tracking HR than when I rowed 5k, it still seems very wrong in some places.