Grip City

My shins and ankles are sore from the broad jumps. Shoulders have some fatigue too. Maybe now that I’m on protein again I’ll have improved recovery. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 600m Run
  • 3 Rounds
    • 5/5 Kettlebell Snatch (35#)
    • 10/10 Single Leg KB Deadlifts (35#)

Strength

Deadlift – 4×5 @ 80%

  • 10×45#
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×195
  • 5×225
  • 5×255
  • 4x5x275

Estimated my current 1RM at 345 based on the 3×325 I did in August. The working sets were 10 pounds more than I did a month ago for 5×5. The weight felt decent and I’m still able to keep a neutral grip for every set. Slow progress, but moving in the right direction.

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 5/5 KB Snatch (53#)
  • 10 T2B

I was all geared up with my gymnastics grips and wrist wraps over the top of them to soften the blows from the kettlebell. Was able to do 4-3-3 for the toes to bars every round, which is very surprising with this only being a couplet. Even between those inner sets I didn’t come off the bar very long. Made it through 8+3 and felt good in that one.

That was 80 T2B! My hips always give out a lot earlier in rep counts, even in much longer workouts. Maybe I’m finally improving my endurance with the movement. Sure have been doing enough lately!

Strict Disappearance

Walked 18 holes yesterday. Was getting sore, but I’m not sure if it was from the back squats on Saturday or the Sunday workout. Shoulders and lats are tight, my back is weird, and feeling my hamstrings. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 200m Run
  • 20 Hand Release Push-ups
  • 200m Run
  • 15 Good Mornings (PVC)
  • 200m Run
  • 10 Fat Bar Strict Pull-ups

Strength

Deadlift

  • 10×45#
  • 10×115
  • 5×165
  • 5×205
  • 5×235
  • 5x5x265

Wasn’t even sure I’d go to class today for deadlifts when I woke up this morning. My back turned out to be fine though. Looked at the chart and I had done 3×325 a few weeks ago, so I worked backwards from the estimated 1RM for that and got to 265 for today’s recommended 75%. Just think… it would be 385 if I went off my all-time max. I can’t even remember the last time I pulled that for a single.

Conditioning

Warmed up my bench press with 10×45#, 5×95, 5×135, and 5×165 in between some of my last sets of deadlifts since everyone else sped through and I used up the full 25 minutes. We had plenty of time.

10:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5 Bench Press (185#)
  • 10 Strict Pull-ups

Really had no idea what to use for the bench press, but the 165 warm-up felt pretty good, so I added tens on the bar. The last 2 sets of these benches were tough but I did every round unbroken. The pull-ups disappeared quick! I did 4-3-3 for the first 2 rounds, then maybe 4-3-1-1-1, I don’t remember round 4 (4 and singles?), and all singles in round 5. Was breathing hard and soaked with sweat!

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 17

Since I was already warm and due to time, I skipped the warm-up, which would have been…

3 Rounds

  • 10/10 Single Arm RKB Swing
  • 10/10 Single Arm Suitcase Deadlift

Then the workout was supposed to be a two arm Farmer Carry using what I had established for a 1RM 100m single arm carry. The heaviest kettlebell we have at the gym is a 40kg though, so I never really got to max out.

3 Rounds

  • 90m Farmer Carry (32kg + 40kg)
  • Nerve Flossing – 10 palms down and palms up
  • 45s Rest

Went 45 meters down, put the KBs down and turned around, which ended up swapping arms for the offset bells, then 45 meters back. Wasn’t as hard as I expected it to be.

Surprising Deadlift

Walked 18 holes yesterday. Went to the 4pm.

Warm-up

  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 15 Push-ups
  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 30s Partner Front Rack Stretch each arm

Was getting about 10 calories each time on the bike.

Strength

Deadlift

  • 10×45
  • 5×135
  • 5×185
  • 5×215
  • 5×245
  • 3×275
  • 3×295
  • 3×325

Debated if I should deadlift and had been thinking about doing some suitcase deadlifts. My back has felt better yesterday and today so gave it a go. Felt really good actually. I put on the belt with 215+ I think and used a neutral grip for all sets. Stayed with the 5s and 3s instead of doing three heavy singles which was programmed.

Back in February I did some sets of 305 for doubles and remember it feeling heavy. Other than that, the previous time I lifted over 300 was in March of 2017 before I tweaked my back really bad.

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Bench Press (165#)
  • 10 Dumbbell Hang Power Clean (50# DBs)
  • 20 Air Squats

The Rx on the bench was 185 and I wasn’t confident I’d be able to hold that very long. Scaling back to 165 was the right choice and just close enough to a struggle as the rounds progressed. When I did the first round in a minute I knew it was too fast and slowed my pace a bit. Got through 7 rounds and the bench press.

Return of the Squat

Walked 18 holes again yesterday. My inner thighs are a little sore from the sumo deadlift high pulls I guess. Went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 1

2 Sets

  • 5/5 Thoracic Rotation
  • 5 Yoga Push-up

Was supposed to be 3. Whoops.

Single Arm Shoulder Press

  • 2 Sets 6/6 x 30# DB
  • 10/10 x 40# DB
  • 10/10 x 44# KB

Maybe should have tried for the 50# DB, but class was about to start.

Warm-up

  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 15 Good Mornings (PVC)
  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 30 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 5/5 World’s Greatest Stretch

Strength

Tempo Front Squats (5 second descent)

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×115
  • 5×135
  • 5×155
  • 5×165

I had always been missing squat days since the gym switched ownership. Hell of a day to get back to it after not squatting in almost a year and a half. My core and obviously my legs are not used to the loading and so much time under tension. Gotta start somewhere though.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 Deadlifts (245#)
  • 50 Double Unders

Warmed up with 5×135, 5×185, and 5×225. I was thinking 245 when I saw this workout with the Rx being 275# and that last warm-up set reinforced my decision. Wasn’t going to push it with a golf trip this weekend. It’s been over a year now since the last big back tweak, so will keep progressing slowly. The weight felt good during the workout. I did 2×5 every round with a short drop to relieve tension and switch my grip. Missed two dubs in the first round and then got the other two unbroken. Finished in 3:28 for a nice burner.

Gymnastics

  • 3×10 Bar Taps
  • Dead Hang Stretch

Seemed to be able to get a little deeper into extension in the kip swings.

Pace By Feel

After the workout Tuesday, I started feeling sore in my lats and even more in my chest, so I’m thinking it has to be the pull-ups. Still pretty sore today. My shoulders were not ready for over 120 reps on the rig in two days I guess! Walked 18 holes yesterday and went to the 4pm class today.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 7

Accumulate 2:00 Single Arm Overhead Hold (per side)

4 Rounds

  • 30s Right Arm Overhead Hold (35# DB)
  • 30s Left Arm Overhead Hold (35# DB)

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 20 Calorie Row
  • 15 Push-ups
  • 10 Box Jumps (20″)

Strength

  • 10 Bench Press (45#)
  • 10 Bench Press (95#)
  • 10 Bench Press (135#)
  • 10 Bench Press (145#)
  • 10 Ring Rows
  • 10 Bench Press (155#)
  • 10 Ring Rows
  • 10 Bench Press (165#)
  • 10 Ring Rows

Conditioning

“Christine” – 3 Rounds

  • 500m Row
  • 12 Deadlifts (bodyweight – 200#)
  • 21 Box Jumps (20″)

Warmed up deadlifts with 10×45, 5×135, and 5×185. I had a feeling this workout would suit me well especially with the shorter box. Didn’t want to go out too hot though, so I did an easy 1:50 for my first row. I did the deadlifts in 2×6 each round with a short break so I could swap my hands and take the load off my back a little bit before the box jumps. All were jump up and step down. The monitor on my rower shut off right before round 1 started so I got a delay there and then it wouldn’t turn back on for the other rounds. So I rowed my pace for 2:00 on the clock, which was quite generous of me because I can row two minute 500s for a long time. Kind of sucks because I would have liked to push more in the 2nd and/or 3rd round. Oh well. Finished in 11:32

Heading Out

My shoulders are still a little tender. Walked 18 holes yesterday and I’m playing some damn good golf lately! Mowed the lawn this morning and went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion 8

2 Sets

  • 5/5 Thoracic Rotation
  • 5 Evil Wheels

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 20 Walking Lunges
    • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 30s Handstand Hold
  • Deadlifts
    • 10×45#
    • 10×135
    • 5×185

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Deadlifts (225#)
  • 15 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 20 Hand Release Push-ups

Not a chance I was trying the Rx 275# and was able to keep the 225 unbroken. I never stopped on the box jumps, stepping down every rep. HRPU were done in 4 sets of 5 each round. Finished in 12:25.

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 20 Overhead Walking Lunges (50# DB)
  • 45s HS Hold

This combo lit up the shoulders.

Heading up north on vacation in the morning.

The Don

Went to the 10am.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2x
    • 20 Air Squats
    • 10 Pass Throughs
    • 30s Dead Hang

Conditioning

“The Don” – Partner Style

  • 66 Deadlifts (115#)
  • 66 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 66 American Kettlebell Swings (53#)
  • 66 V-ups
  • 66 Sit-ups
  • 66 Ring Rows
  • 66 Thrusters (55#)
  • 66 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 66 Burpees
  • 66 Double Unders

Partnered with Weston. BTWB said the deadlift should have been 110, which seems like a weird weight. I had to do V-ups instead of knees to elbows and ring rows instead of pull-ups. For the deadlifts, KBS, v-ups, sit-ups, thrusters, and wall balls we each did three sets of 11. For the box jumps, ring rows, and burpees we each did 3 sets of 6 and 3 sets of 5. Dubs were a quick set of 33 each to finish at 22:25