An Even 20

Improvement today, but still didn’t feel up for swinging a club. I really wanted to get to the driving range. I’m golfing tomorrow if it kills me! Out in the garage in the evening, but trying to stick to the gym’s programmed workout.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 20 H2H KBS (35#)
    • 5 Burpees
  • 400m Run

Accessory

E2M – 10 Sets

  • 30s Banded March (green + red bands, 55# plate)

Subbed this for 100’ Double KB Front Rack Carry (50#). I didn’t want that much instability for my back. I really wanted to try marching with the 100# sandbag, but my back didn’t feel comfortable trying to pick it up.

Conditioning

Running clock…

@ 0:00

  • 20 cal Ski
  • 300m Run
  • 20 American KBS (53#)
  • 300m Run
  • 20 cal Ski

@ 12:00

  • 30-20-10 Air Squat
  • 30-20-10 DB Push Press (35#)
  • 15-10-5 Burpee Step up/down (24”)

The first part felt really good. I probably could have tried the prescribed 70#. Finished in 6:03. In the second part I subbed in the squats and push press for DB thrusters and step up/downs for box overs. Already putting enough stress on my back. Finished at exactly 20:00 on the clock, so 8 minutes for part 2.

More Carbs, No Bonk

Got to the gym early so I could do some pre-hab. My shoulders have felt a little wonky the last couple of days.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (210#)
  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • OH Mobility/Stretching

Strength

OHS (5-10-X-5 Tempo)

  • 45#
  • 75#
  • 95#
  • 115#
  • 135#
  • 155#
  • 175#
  • 190# (dumped after the 10s in the hole)

My shoulders were not feeling stable today, even in early sets. I did 185# last week so I had to go for more this week even though the stability didn’t seem to be there I didn’t even try to stand up with 190 because the bar was moving all over the place. Was a win just to get the 5 second descent and 10 seconds in the hole, which is still 15 seconds under tension.

Accessory

4 Sets

  • 5/5 Single Leg RDL (155#)
  • 5 Evil Wheels

Felt a little tightness in my low back on the first 2 sets. Focused more and was good to go.

Conditioning

At an 80% pace. We haven’t paced one of these in quite a long time and figured it would be good going into a tough week for me.

  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Thrusters (75#)
    • 5 Burpee Step-ups (24″)
  • 3:00 Rest
  • 8:00 AMRAP
    • 5 Pull-ups
    • 10 Russian KBS (70#)
    • 15 Plate Hops (on 45# plate)

I got exactly 8 rounds in the first and 8+4 in the second. I think. I wasn’t using chips to keep track like usual, since it was more about just going at a steady and even pace.

I kept the programming on the easy side since I was planning to head back in the afternoon to knock out the first rowing session. Busy week with the Team Series workouts and local competition on Saturday so need to get the rowing done early. Got to the gym around 6pm. Didn’t do any warm-up at all; right on the rower.

Row: 2k Pacing

5 Sets

  • 750m
  • 5:00 rest

Pacing

  • Sets 1-2: 2 splits slower than 2k pace (1:43)
  • Set 3: 1 split slower than 2k pace (1:42)
  • Set 4: 2k pace (1:41)
  • Set 5: As if it was the last 750m of a 2k race

Even though I worked out in the morning, I was hoping for a better outcome than session 1 last week, which I think was a nutrition failure. I’ve upped my carbs since then.

No bonking today! Nailed the pace in every set. I started to kick it in with about 250 meters left on that final 750m simulation and could have done so earlier. Very pleased though. I also wore my heart rate monitor for shits and giggles. Got it up to 167 in that final row.