Pulling on the Rope

Played 18 holes today, but didn’t walk with the heat. Went to the 4pm class.

Shoulder Flexion 5

4 Sets

  • 50m Single Arm OH Carry (44#)
  • 30-60s Rest

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 5 Rope Pull-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 15 Air Squats

Weightlifting

Squat Cleans

  • 6×45#
  • 4×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 3x2x205

Plenty heavy for the day. My squats are weak and I’m not risking a back tweak before my bro’s wedding this weekend.

Conditioning

  • 400m Run
  • 9 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 18 Rope Pull-ups
  • 400m Run
  • 7 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 14 Rope Pull-ups
  • 400m Run
  • 5 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 10 Rope Pull-ups

The runs always feel slow and probably are. I think the clock said 2:00 when I came in on the first one. Quick singles for all of the power cleans. I scaled back from 185# to keep the pace up and again to not risk my back. I split up the rope pull-ups to keep things even with one hand higher on the rope. 5-5-4-4, 7-7, and then my grip was giving out, partially due to a cut on my thumb, so I went 5 and 2-1-1-1. It was kind a of a jumping rope pull-up, but still a lot of pull. Finished in 11:05.

Happy with my loading and scaling choices lately, especially with the switch to this Ben Smith affiliate programming. Keep moving and keep the intensity high.

 

Too Heavy

At the gym at noon.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 15 pushups
    • 10/10 Single Arm DB Push Press (35#)
  • 3 Deadlifts + 2 Hang Power Cleans + 1 Push Jerk
    • 2×45#
    • 2×95
    • 125
    • 155

Conditioning

E30S – 10:00

  • 3 Deadlifts
  • 2 Hang Power Cleans
  • 1 Push Jerk

I originally wrote this with 185# as the weight, but switched to 175 today. Still too heavy. I was starting to struggle in the 6th or 7th round I think. Held on through the first 10 rounds, took one 30 second round off as I stripped down to 155, and then finished with 10 rounds at that weight. Definitely much harder than I expected. But good to push it with some weights again.

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 15 Sit-ups
  • 20 Russian Twists (45#)
  • 30 DU

Missed a double under after 6 in the first round but then the rest were unbroken. Finished in 6:27.

Getting Better at Burpees

I golfed on Friday, got busy working on the truck both Saturday and Sunday, and golfed again yesterday. So with the run last Thursday I hadn’t been in the gym or garage since Wednesday. Made myself go to the 4:30 class today, even though I should be pushing to get through these last 4 Active Life workouts.

“Warm-up”

5 Sets

  • 4 Tall Muscle Cleans
  • 4 Hang Power Cleans
  • 4 Power Cleans
  • 8 Burpees

I did 3 sets with the bar, then 75# and 95#.

Weightlifting

Power Clean

  • 3×135#
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3×205
  • 3×225
  • 3×235
  • 3×245

I think I did TnG through 205 and then dropped every rep at the heavier weights. According to BTWB that was a PR triple for me, which I thought might be the case. With 245# I caught with really wide feet on the 2nd rep and didn’t have my elbows all the way under with the 3rd, but was able to save it.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 8 Hang Power Cleans (135#)
  • 12 Bar-facing Burpees

Chose not to Rx with the 165# since I already had in a bunch of cleans and then I could focus more on the burpees. Michelle gave me a good push because she Rx’d with the 110# so I couldn’t let her beat me. It was neck and neck but I was able to go unbroken on the last set to get a 4 burpee lead and then held on through the burpees.

So I did the 1st and 5th sets unbroken and I went 5-3 on the middle three sets. I made myself jump all of the burpees and I didn’t take any steps before jumping over the bar, so I’d take off right from wherever I jumped up to my hands. I think I did nearly every rep without a pause between the jump up and the jump over as well. Burned like hell though. Finished in 8:37.

Golf again tomorrow. 🙂

In other news, I’ve cleaned up my eating by getting meals from Factor 75 and the food is amazing. I was down 8 pounds already on the scale this morning. I haven’t been this “light” in a year and a half.

Light Linda

Rested and was pretty damn lazy yesterday. After the deadlift volume on Friday and the plan for today with Murph tomorrow I didn’t want to overdo it. In to the gym early today at 10am.

Warmup

Active Life – Hips

  • 1:00/1:00 Banded Posterior Ankle Distraction
  • 20 Lateral Banded Step Overs
  • 8 Paused Squat Press Outs (25#, 3s)
  • 5 Jump Squats (singles)

Starting loading bars.

  • 10 Deadlifts (45#)
  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Squat Cleans (45#)
  • 5 Deadlifts (135#)
  • 5 Bench Press (95#)
  • 5 Squat Cleans (75#)
  • 5 Deadlifts (185#)
  • 5 Bench Press (115#)

Light Linda

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

  • Deadlift (205#)
  • Bench Press (135#)
  • Squat Clean (105#)

Wanted to try it out with the loading used by women at Regionals and as I’m typing this I realize the deadlift should have been 220 pounds. Whoops! We still got a good workout. I did the first set of squat cleans unbroken and quickly decided not to do that again until the late sets. It sent my heart rate way up and then my round of 9s took almost twice as long as the 10s. I did the deadlift and bench unbroken the whole way and went back to unbroken cleans for the 3-2-1. Finished in 14:55.

Active Life – Hips

Workout: 4 Sets (2x each arm)

  • 12 Single Arm Waiters Squats (24kg, 5s pause)
  • 100m Single Arm Farmer Carry (28kg)
  • 30s Rest

Holding the KB on the front rack for so long sucked! this took about 12 minutes.

Lift Heavy Shit

I really did have plans to hit a garage workout yesterday, but I was tired and decided on another rest day. Wasn’t missing the 10am class today, except I walked in and it is actually a 9am on Saturdays! Oh well, I was able to take advantage of the empty gym and was kind of nice to do my own thing.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10/10 Leg Swings
  • Dead Hang
  • 2 Sets
    • 50′ Walking Lunge
    • 10/10 Single Arm KBS (35#)
  • 10 Power cleans (45#)
  • 8×95#
  • 20 DU
  • 6×115#
  • 20 DU
  • 4×135#
  • 40 DU

Conditioning

This was one programmed at the gym during the week.

  • 10-8-6-4-2 Power Cleans (155-185-205-225-245#)
  • 50 Double Unders

I did all single cleans. I missed 3 times in the first round of DU, did 2 rounds of 30-20, missed 5 times in the 4th round, and did the last round unbroken. Finished in 10:09. The bars sure got heavy after the first 2 weights, but it felt great to lift some shit.

Active Life – Back Max

  • 1:00/1:00 KB Psoas Mobilization
  • 10:00
    • 8/8 Glute Bridges (3s hold)
    • 12 Curl-ups (3s hold)

Did 5 rounds.

Holding Up

Walked 18 holes yesterday and it felt a bit like a pulled muscle in my right middle back during some swings. It just wouldn’t loosen up, but good thing it didn’t affect my swing. Last night my legs were aching. Thinking it was from walking the course for some reason because I can’t imagine feeling like that so long after the Sunday workout. Can’t believe my chest isn’t sore though.

Went to the 4:30 class today.

Warm-up

10:00

  • 10 Right Arm KBS (35#)
  • 5 Glute Bridges
  • 10 Left Arm KBS (35#)
  • 30s Plank

Did 5 rounds.

Weightlifting

Power Cleans

  • 5x20kg
  • 5×40
  • 3×60
  • 2×70
  • 2×80
  • 2×90
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 5 Sets 2×95
    • 3 Sets 2×100
    • 2×105
    • 2×110

All touch-n-go except for the last set. I chickened out on it, but I dropped the bar and did the 2nd rep right away. Really happy with the way the lifts felt.

 

Conditioning

9:00 AMRAP – 1-2-3…

  • Deadlift (90kg)
  • Push-up
  • Sit-up

After the cleans I stripped off some weight and decided 90kg (198#) was good enough instead of the Rx 225#. Was able to go unbroken through every movement and finished exactly 12 rounds. Could have gone faster through the middle section of this workout.

This felt good too. No belt for the cleans or the deadlifts, so my back is feeling good!

Tight

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

10:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15 Row strokes (10 cals)
  • 3 Tall Muscle Cleans + 3 Hang Power Cleans + 3 Power Cleans

I used 20-20-20-30-40 kg for the complex.

Weightlifting

Warmed up my cleans with 3×60, 3×70, and 3×80 kg.

10:00 EMOM

  • 3 Power Cleans (90kg)

First rep had a 3 second pause at knees, so I used the same weight as last week. Dropped every rep though because of the extra time under tension and with all of the snatching coming up in the metcon.

Conditioning

9:00 AMRAP

  • 1-2-3… Power Snatch (115#)
  • 2-4-6… Row cals

I went unbroken for the first 3 sets of snatches and kind of wish I had gone unbroken as long as I could. After a few rounds I tried to settle in at 1050-1100 cal/hr and then pushed the pace on my final round. Got through the round of 8 snatches and 16 cals just before time ran out. With calorie rollover the display read 79 cals, which is an extra 7.

Active Life – Back Max

15:00 AMRAP

  • 10/10 Turkish Sit Ups (35# KB)
  • 10 Alternating Single Leg Deadlift (35# DBs)
  • 10/10 Single Arm Split Press (26# KB)

Stayed after class to do this even though my back was already feeling tight. Thought it might help to get some more movement in there. Got through 4 rounds.