Hang On After Hangs

Thought about golfing today with the threat of rain tomorrow, but I really had a bunch of work to get done. If it does rain tomorrow I think I’ll hit the gym and try to golf on Friday. Went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

  • Dead Hang
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 200m Run
  • 15 Hand Release Push-ups
  • 200m Run
  • 15 Pass Throughs
  • 200m Run
  • 30s Handstand Hold

Strength

Shoulder Press

  • 5×45#
  • 5×75
  • 5x5x105

Each rep was with a pause in the bottom so no bounce. Kept it light due to that and with all the push presses coming up.

Conditioning

10-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1

  • Push Press (95#)
  • Burpee
  • Hang Power Clean (95#)

Scaled back from the prescribed 115 pounds because I knew I wouldn’t be able to go unbroken with that weight. I wanted to keep the intensity high. Even with the scale back, Michelle still whooped my ass with 75# and I never put the bar down between the cleans and the push presses or broke anything up. I did slow down on my burpees and tried to catch my breath there. Finished in 8:53. Would have been a good workout for bar-facing burpees.

Mobility

2 Sets

  • 1:00/1:00 Banded Samson Stretch

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 13

  • 3 Sets (each arm)
    • 8 Single Arm High Pull (35#)
    • 45s Rest
  • 75s Wall Facing Handstand Hold

Meant to get this in yesterday but got talking and forgot. That HS hold was shaky after all of the shoulder work. Glad it was only a single hold.

Sets of 5 or 3?

Walked 18 holes yesterday on a cooler day when it misted/drizzled off and on the entire round. Tt was actually quite comfortable though with pants and a long sleeve t-shirt under my golf polo. Instead of going to class today I decided to do yesterday’s programming because I need the squat work. Out in the garage around 5pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 Airdyne
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Shoulder Rolls (PVC)
  • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)

Strength

Back Squats

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 3×195
  • 5x3x225

I squatted off jerk blocks, so it was like an extra half rep each set. Need to get my new rack installed this weekend.

Conditioning

Warmed up my power cleans with five at 45# and at 95#.

15:00 AMRAP

  • 30 DU
  • 15 Power Cleans (115#)
  • 30 DU
  • 15 T2B

Started with 3×5 on the cleans, then went 5×3 for 3 rounds, and 3×5 in my 5th round. I had debated on 3×5 or 5×3 for toes to bars, but stopping at 3 felt right during the first round so I did 5×3 every round without issue. I think I’ve mentioned plenty of times how I don’t like the bar in my garage. I only missed one double under, at 14 in the first set of round three I believe. Finished four full rounds, the dubs, cleans, and 8 more dubs for 4+53. If I was going to do it again I might stick with the power clean sets but try doing 3×5 T2B throughout.

Shoulder Said No

Walked 18 holes yesterday. Finally a break from the heat and humidity! Went to the 4pm class today. Did some hanging on the rings and tried some swinging and my shoulder was complaining, so no ring muscle-ups yet.

Warm-up

  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 10 Burpees
  • 10/10 Step-ups (26″)
  • 2×10 Kip Swings
  • 6 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 6 Power Cleans (95#)
  • 3 Power Cleans (135#)
  • 3 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 1 Power Clean (185#)

Weightlifting

10:00 EMOM

  • 3 Power Cleans (195#)

These were all TnG reps. Was confident in the weight because we did the same exact thing several months ago and I had used 90kg (198#) that day. Maybe should have tried 205# today. I kept thinking about adding weight after the 5th minute.

Conditioning

4 Rounds – With a Partner

  • 400m Run
  • 30 Alternating Arm Dumbbell Snatch (50#)
  • 20 Burpee Box Jumps (24″)
  • 10 Bar Muscle-ups

Paired up with TJ. The run was together and then we split everything else right down the middle. I was hoping to be able to do 3-2 on the muscle-ups each round because I hadn’t even done two in a row since the Open! I felt good up there, so I did all 5 and then really pushed to get through each round unbroken. Surprised myself and was getting really good hip action to catch high. Of course my running was terribly fucking slow though. Finally in the last round I decided to pass the DB in the air and it wasn’t that bad, so mad I didn’t do it every round. TJ started out doing 5 pull-ups and 5 push-ups in place of muscle-ups, but upped to 10+10 after the first round, which was a better scale and gave me a little time to breathe after I finished the burpee box jumps. We finished in 24:06.

Muscle It

Got rained out for golf yesterday so it turned in to a rest day. I thought about going for a walk but it was fucking hot and humid.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 5:00 Stretching
  • 10 Hang Muscle Clean (45#)
  • 10 High Hang Power Clean (45#)
  • 10 Hang Power Clean (45#)

Weightlifting

Hang Power Cleans

  • 2x3x95#
  • 3×125
  • 3×145
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3×195
  • 3×205
  • 3×215

Maybe my legs are coming back? Look like that was a PR.

Conditioning

  • 400m Run
  • 10 Muscle Cleans (155#)
  • 40 Push Ups
  • 80 Wall Ball (20#, 10′)
  • 40 Push Ups
  • 10 Muscle Cleans (155#)
  • 400m Run

I had planned on scaling back to 135# but Tom was going for it, so I had to do it. Heavy cleans are my thing anyway and I’m glad I Rx’d it. Paced the first run, did all singles on the cleans. All push-ups were done in sets of 5. I started out with 3×10 wall balls and pinning the ball against the wall for a 3 breath count instead of dropping it so I could go right into my next set. Then after those first 30 I started doing sets of 5 with a drop. I’d take a step back, breathe, step in, and pick it right back up. I think it helped keep me going when my legs and arms were starting to feel some fatigue. Same 5s on the push-ups and single cleans. Tried to pick up the pace on the run but I just can’t seem to do it when I’m breathing heavy like that. I did get a side stitch on the 2nd lap though, so I must have had some push. Finished in 14:23.

Having muscle cleans in a metcon was very different. I’ve done them plenty of times for lifting work, but never fatigued like that. Had a mental challenge to it as well because you really had to make sure not to drop under the bar.

Strict Sixty

Sold my power rack yesterday and did a bunch of clean up in the garage. Was exhausted last night. In for open gym at noon today.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang
  • 5 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Shoulder Presses (45#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (95#)
  • 5 Shoulder Presses (95#)
  • 5 Power Cleans (135#)

Conditioning

20:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 6 Strict HSPU

Did something like this almost 2 years ago when we were doing the Hybrid Open prep, but it was 185# back then. I’m not in that kind of shape, so scaled back the weight, but bumped up the handstand push-ups from the five I did. Had my belt out in case I needed it, but never put it on. Had to be a little more careful with the last 2-3 rounds when my back started to get tight. Was able to do everything unbroken though. Not sure I would have got through every round if I had tried seven HSPU. Sixty strict handstand push-ups is a lot!

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold

Didn’t even make it through two unbroken rounds today, but was almost 30 seconds faster than the last time doing this. 4:34 today. Tough with a tight back.

Kayak

We rented some kayaks for a couple hours over in Midland. Beautiful day for it!

Leet

Walked 18 yesterday and it was another hot day. This morning I was just under 198# on the scale for a new low. Felt tired through the day and actually laid down for about 20 minutes in the afternoon. Went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 12

**Accumulate 2:00 OH Hold with 80-100% of shoulder press

4 Rounds

  • 30s Overhead Hold (135#)
  • 1:00 Rest

That is it for the corrective action programs. I’ll start working in some of the Bulletproof Shoulders program now.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 20 Single Unders
    • 20 Double Unders

Weightlifting

Power Clean – TnG Triples

  • 2x3x45#
  • 3×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3×205
  • 3×225
  • 2×230

I’m still bruised up from The Chief last week. Caught the second with 230 with really wide feet, so then I “Clarked” the third one.

Conditioning

  • 50 Calorie Row
  • 50 HSPU
  • 50 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (95#)
  • 150 DU

Kept a 1,200 cal/hr pace on the rower and was done just under 2:30. Kicked up and did 10 sets of 5 handstand push-ups. I think I was done by 7:00. Earlier this year I did a WOD of 50s and HSPU were the first movement. I went 10-10-10-7-7-6 to get through them in 3:40, so I knew starting with a row that I should be a lot more conservative and it worked well.

Couldn’t tell you the last time I did a SDLHP and I’ll be the first to tell you I think it’s a stupid movement. Was really struggling with them and did 10×5 there as well. Was on to the rope around 11:00 I think. Tried to do sets of 15 to 35, which worked pretty well. After getting through the first 50 reps I think my heart rate slowed and then did much better through the rest. Finished in 13:37. Anyone who deals with computers should get a kick out of the Leet-ness of that number.

Mobility

Tricep smash with barbell for about six minutes.

Hitting the golf course again tomorrow and it looks like it’s going to be even hotter.

Hang Needs Work

Legs seem a little tired today. My upper body is almost over the DOMs. Went to the 4pm class again.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 9

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Knee Supported Shoulder External Rotation (5# plate)

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 3:00 Airdyne
  • 30 Air Squats
  • 10 Inchworms

Weightlifting

Hang Power Clean

  • 2x5x45#
  • 5×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 1×185
  • 1×205
  • 1×215
  • 1×225
  • 1×235

I chickened out on my first try with 235 and then got it after resting a few minutes. Much lighter than I can do from the floor, so I guess I need some work on my hang lifts.

Conditioning

The Chief – 5 Cycles

  • 3:00 AMRAP
    • 3 Power Cleans (135#)
    • 6 Push-ups
    • 9 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Rest

I’d only done this Rx once before¬†over three years ago, going 5+1, 2x 4+16, and 2x 4+9.

Today I did 5+3 for the first four cycles and 5+2 for the last. I had a really good push from Tom in class today or I would have let myself get slower. After the 2nd or 3rd cycle I realized I could keep track of my rounds and didn’t need to move power chips, so those first cycles could have been better. According to how BTWB adds it up, today was 26.556 rounds and my last attempt was 24.296 rounds, so this was a pretty big PR for me.

Ranks an 89 on BTWB and I’m thrilled anytime I’m around 90, especially with this one dominated by bodyweight movements. I think my new bodyweight of 200 pounds suits me much better than the 210-215 I’d been carrying around the last few years. Will I be able to stick to this weight as I get some of my strength back though?