On to the Next

I was too tired from the weekend to golf, so it was a complete rest day. I was right about losing weight from working on the truck in the garage all weekend in that heat. Was 205 in the morning yesterday.

Now that the back rehab is done, I figure I’ll try out some of the other Active Life programs, especially as my 2-day/week membership at the gym is through the end of this month and then there is an ownership change taking place. Looking forward to getting in the gym more often again. Went out in the garage around 4pm.

Active Life – Thick Pack – Warmup

  • 20 Side Shuffles (5m)
  • 2:00/2:00 Banded Posterior Hip Distraction
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings
  • 10/10 Lateral Box Step-ups (18″)
  • 5/5 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion

4 Sets (2x each arm)

  • 50m Overhead Carry (70# KB)
  • Rest 30-60s

Might as well try to correct this shoulder impingement, which has kept me off the rig.

Conditioning

  • 300m Run
  • 30 Back Squats (135#)
  • 300m Run

I guess counts with 3 are my thing lately. Slow but unbroken on the squats and felt pretty good on the run. Funny how dropping 10 pounds makes running easier. 🙂 Finished in 5:21.

Active Life – Thick Pack – Workout

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

This first day of “Thick Pack” work was exactly the same as I’d done in some of the other programs. Got through 5 rounds.

Triple Thirty

Golfed yesterday and out in the garage around lunch.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Ski Erg (1,006m)
  • 15/15 Lateral Leg Swings
  • 20 Alternating Groiners
  • 1:00/1:00 Samson Stretch

Workout

Romanian Deadlifts

  • 10×45#
  • 10×135
  • 10×185
  • 10×225
  • 2x10x245

All neutral grip. Then 30 sumo deadlifts which I put in the metcon.

Conditioning

  • 30 Sumo Deadlifts (225#)
  • 30 cal Ski Erg
  • 30 Sandbag Squats (100#)

The Active Life program said to try doing the deadlifts unbroken, so I did. Took about a minute. I kept my pace at 800-830 cal/hr on the erg. Squats were done in two sets of 15 to finish in 5:35.

Active Life – Back Max

4 Rounds

  • 12 Curl-ups (3 count hold)
  • 12 Lemon Squeezes
  • 15/15 Single Arm KBS (35#)

Took me 9:18, though it wasn’t for time.

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.

Hand Release Sandwich

Garage workout before a late lunch.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 250m Straight Leg Ski
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing
  • Single Leg Deadlifts
    • 10/10 @ 45#
    • 10/10 @ 95#
    • 10/10 @ 115#

Workout – 4 Sets (2x each leg)

  • 15 Single Leg Deadlifts (135-155#)
  • 60s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold

Rough! I hope the reps don’t keep increasing over the last stretch of this program.

Conditioning

  • 25 HR Push-ups
  • 50 Ski Erg calories
  • 25 HR Push-ups

The first set of push-ups took 40-45 seconds, the ski took 2:57, and finished at 5:02, so the last set of push-ups probably took about a minute.

Active Life – Back Max

4 Rounds

  • 12 Curl-ups
  • 12 Lemon Squeezes
  • 15/15 Single Arm KBS (35#)

Took 8:26.

Was Wrecked

Throughout the day yesterday my legs were extremely tired and overall I felt wrecked. I haven’t been pushing myself like that. Is that what it takes for a big guy to be good at bar-facing burpees?

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 250m Straight Leg Ski Erg
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing
  • 12/12 Single Leg Deadlifts (45#)
  • 12/12 Single Leg Deadlifts (95#)

Workout – 6 Sets (3 each leg)

  • 12 Single Leg Deadlifts
  • 45s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold

Used 115-135-155# and it became a struggle.

Conditioning

  • 4 Rounds
    • 20s Ski Erg cals
    • 10s Rest
  • 30s Rest
  • 4 Rounds
    • 20s Push-ups
    • 10s Rest

Quick and easy today after the intensity yesterday. Got 28 cals on the Ski Erg and went 19-11-10-9 for 49 push-ups.

Active Life – Back Max

  • 1:00/1:00 KB Psoas Mobilization
  • 10:00
    • 6/6 Glute Bridges (3 second hold)
    • 12 Curl-ups

Made it through 5 rounds.

More Snow in April

Back was tight when I woke up. Maybe it was the 1-2 inches of snow on the ground! Out in the garage before noon so I could watch Tiger in the afternoon while working.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Airdyne (1.51 miles)
  • 15/15 Lateral Leg Swings
  • 20 Groiners
  • 1:00/1:00 Samson Stretch

Workout

  • Romanian Deadlifts
    • 8×45#
    • 8×95
    • 8×135
    • 8×175
    • 8×205
    • 8×225
    • 2x8x245
  • 45 Sumo Deadlifts (225#)
    • 9×5
    • With about a 5 count rest

Used neutral grip for all of the RDLs. For my break on the Sumos I moved a chip and got back on the bar. Took me about 3 minutes to complete the 45 reps.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 30s Lunges
  • 30s Rest
  • 30s Shoulder Presses (45#)
  • 30s Rest

Went 17-19-20-21 on the lunges and 19-22-24-25 on the presses. An empty bar sure can burn!

Active Life – Back Max

4 Rounds

  • 15s L Hang (bent knees)
  • 10 Curl-ups (5 count pause)
  • 30s/30s Single Arm Farmer Carry (70#)
  • 10 Alternating Push-up Ts

Slow Ski

Abs and a little sore from the evil wheels.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

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

Workout – 3 Sets each arm

  • 8 One Arm Waiters Squat (53#, 3 count pause)
  • 60m One Arm Farmer Carry (70#)

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 500m Ski Erg
    • 1:49.7
    • 1:49.5
    • 1:48.3
  • 2:00 Rest

That pace felt a lot harder than it should have.

Active Life – Back Max

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

Got through 5 rounds plus 5 more bridges.