Registered

I registered for the Open last night! It’ll be my last year in the Men’s 35-39 Masters division. Missed out on official participation in 2018 due to our gym not being affiliated during ownership changes. This morning I posted over on nick.blog about the first week of my nutrition experiment. It is going really well.

Warm-up

Tabata

  • Hollow Body Hold
  • Superman Hold
  • DB Goblet Split Squats
  • DB Goblet Split Squats
  • DB Sumo Deadlift
  • DB Sumo Deadlift
  • Single Arm DB Hollow Hold
  • Single Arm DB Hollow Hold
  • DB Front Rack Step Ups
  • DB Front Rack Step Ups
  • DB Russian Swing
  • DB Russian Swing
  • Supermans
  • V-Ups
  • DB Front Rack Step Ups
  • DB Front Rack Step Ups
  • DB Snatch
  • DB Snatch

Nine minutes worth. When a movement was twice in a row it just meant we did one arm and then the next arm.

Skill

10:00 Bar Muscle-Up Development

I probably did around 10 reps and helped some people with their technique. It makes a huge difference when I can get a solid kip in.

Conditioning

  • 50 Dumbbell Snatches (50#)
  • 30 Single DB Front Rack Box Step-Ups (24″, 50#)
  • 20 Bar Muscle-Ups
  • 30 Single DB Front Rack Box Step-Ups (24″, 50#)
  • 50 Dumbbell Snatches (50#)

I went 30-20 for the snatches and 16-14 on step-ups. Was wearing grips and started with a set of five bar muscles-ups before doing the rest in five sets of three. The second round of step-ups really sucked so I did 3×10. Started snatches with 3×10 as well and fought through the final set of 20. Finished in 14:20 to beat the 15:00 time cap.

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.

Do Over

Garage session before dinner.

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 Single Jump Squats

Workout – 4 Sets (2x each arm)

  • 12 Single Arm Waiters Squat (3s pause, 53#)
  • 100m Single Arm Farmer Carry (53#)
  • 30s Rest

Conditioning

  • 2:00 AMRAP – DU
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 2:00 AMRAP – Dumbbell Snatch (35#, alternating)
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 2:00 AMRAP – DU

Wasn’t planning on the 2nd round of double unders, but I was not happy with missing so much in the first 2 minutes; I could barely get through 20 reps at a time. Did 147 and 158 double unders, so was nice to get a higher number when I was fatigued. Went unbroken for the snatches with 49 reps. You don’t always have to go heavy.

Active Life – Back Max

3 Sets

  • 16 Front Squat
  • 30s/30s Banded Posterior Hip Distraction

I used 115-125-135#.

18.3

I was hoping to see ring muscle-ups come back this year but didn’t expect to see them on the bar as well. After noodling on this one I didn’t think I’d mind it. I was thinking it would be all about how good of a day I could with the rope and how much I could limit my rest on the rings. I figured I would be thrilled if I could miraculously get through 1 round.

CrossFit Open Workout 18.3

14:00 AMRAP (or 2 rounds for time)

  • 100 DU
  • 20 OHS (115#)
  • 100 DU
  • 12 Ring Muscle-ups
  • 100 DU
  • 20 DB Snatches (50#)
  • 100 DU
  • 12 Bar Muscle-ups

Managed to get the first set of double unders unbroken and then did 12-8 overhead squats. Second set of dubs wasn’t too bad. I went 3×3 on the rings with kind of long rests after those sets and then 3×1 with short rest. I was feeling I might fail so didn’t want to push the big set. Should have tried for shorter rest. Started to lose my dubs after that. The snatches felt heavier than I expected and I put it down halfway through. Weak! My 4th set of dubs was a struggle and I was getting pissed as I watched the clock tick away. I was leaning over and resting too much too. I started to worry I wouldn’t have time for any reps on the bar. Finally finished at 13:06 and did 2-2-2-1 to finish with 459 reps.

18-3

I look forward to trying this one again when my conditioning is back up.

18.0

I’ve had that knot in my mid back when waking up a few times this week, so I’m wondering if it’s something to do with the way I’m sleeping or my mattress. My shoulders and upper back are pretty sore from Wednesday’s workout.

Active Life – Single Leg Bias

  • 8 Rounds (Tabata)
    • 20s Side Shuffles (5m)
    • 10s Rest
  • 2:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10s L Hang
  • 10/10 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings

Conditioning

18.0
21-15-9

  • DB Snatch (50#)
  • Burpee over DB

Finally got to this one. I switched hands on the ground for all of my snatches, which is really slow. Took me 5:42. 👎🏻

Active Life – Back Max

Kettlebell March – 4 Sets

  • 60m One Arm Farmer Carry (53#)
  • 5 Russian KBS every 10m (53#)
  • 30s Rest

The other time I tried this I went light with 35# and did 3 sets with each arm. Today with 53# was another story and I was barely able to make it through 2 sets per arm. Finished in 9:17.

Can Still Snatch

Another high volume heavy back squat day at the gym, so I worked in the garage. I’ve followed dedicated weightlifting programs that don’t do as much heavy volume as the programming we’re using at the gym! I did the workout I had planned for yesterday.

Warm-up – 3 Sets

  • 1:30 Airdyne
  • 10 Close Grip OHS (45#)
  • 20 Push-ups

My pinkies were up against the inside of the first knurl marks on the bar.

Power Snatch

  • 2x3x45#
  • 3×75
  • 3×95
  • 3×115
  • 3×135
  • 3×145
  • 3×155
  • 3×165
  • 3×175

Wanted to try putting up a bit of weight today. Felt pretty good and I was happy to get up to 175.

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 3 Strict Pull-ups
  • 6 Pistols
  • 3 Strict Chin-ups
  • 6 DB Snatch (50#)

I really liked how this turned out with the strict pulling. I did all singles on the bar so I could drop from the top and not got through the negative portion of the movement. Finished 8 rounds, 3 pull-ups, and 2 pistols.

Some Snatches

My quads are sore from so many OHS and wall balls yesterday. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

  • 3×15 Reverse Hyper
  • Dead Hang
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 4 Sets
    • 3 Hang Muscle Snatch
    • 3 Hang Power Snatch (above knee)
    • 3 Squat Snatch
    • 10 Scap Pull-ups
    • 10 Scap Push-ups

I used 45# for 2 sets and 75# for 2 sets. Did a short pause at the top of all of the scap work.

Weightlifting

It was an EMOM of singles, but I wasn’t getting heavy. Wanted to ease back in by doing reps.

15:00 EMOM

  • 3 Power Snatch

I did 5 minutes with 95# and 10 minutes with 115#, all touch-n-go reps. Felt really good!

Conditioning

With having done so many reps on the barbell already, I swapped out the 15 snatches in this workout for 20 DB snatches. I also felt like running instead of rowing 30 calories. Have to take advantage of this weather while we still have it.

E4M – 6 Rounds

  • 300m Run
  • 20 Dumbbell Snatch (40#, alternating)

Was able to push the runs and hold a good pace on the snatches. Intensity was high and I was able to push the run more each round, and then especially the last 2 when Michelle came out and ran with me. Maybe I should have run 400m, but I’ll take the intensity I got out of this. My splits were 2:05 – 2:06 – 2:01 – 1:58 – 1:53 – 1:50.