Roided Cindy

Last night I finished building a Bluetooth speaker for the garage gym. I can’t wait for my next workout to use it. It to the gym at noon.

Warm-up – 3 Sets

  • 5 Scap Pull-ups
  • 5 Bar Taps
  • 10 Supinated Pendlay Rows (95#)
  • 20 Lateral Bar Hops

Some light movement prep for the workout.

Conditioning

I made this one up several months ago and finally got to it. The idea was to make a herder version of “Cindy” without adding a weight vest or weighted movements; keep everything bodyweight.

“Cindy on Roids” – 20:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Bar Muscle-ups
  • 10 Handstand Push-ups
  • 15 Squat Box Jumps (20″)

I wore my grips without the fingers through so I could rotate them around for the HSPU. Went 3-2 on the bar every time except round 2 where I was slipping and thought I might fly off the bar so I had to go 3-1-1. Did the first round of HSPU unbroken and then 5-5 every other round. The squat box jumps are just slow and taxing. I did jump them all today. Glad I decided to set prescribe a lower box height. Made it through 6+20.

For someone who can keep the bar gymnastics work unbroken, I think 10+ is doable.

Midline

2 Rounds of 45s/15s

  • Leg raises
  • Sit-ups
  • Bicycles
  • Flutter kicks
  • Plank

Brandi came up with this to help with her police academy prep. 45 seconds is a long time for bicycles and flutter kicks. My reps were 20-23-66-100 and 22-22-65-100 and unbroken on the planks. I counted each side as a rep for the bicycles and flutters.

Active Life – Back Max

3 Rounds

  • 20m Spiderman Crawl
  • 20s/20s Side Plank
  • 20m Crab Walk
  • 20s Table Top Hold
  • 20m Samson Walking Lunge
  • 20s/20s Pigeon Pose on Box

That Pigeon stretch really pulls on my hips.

Happy New Year!

All 40 Minutes

My outer pecs started getting sore early afternoon yesterday, must be from all of those push presses. Had a fun day and got some sun. In with the crew at noon today.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 6 Power Cleans (45#)
  • 6 Power Cleans (95#)

Conditioning

40:00 AMRAP

  • 6 Power Cleans (115#)
  • 8 Box Jump Overs (no touch, 18″)
  • 10 Ring Dips
  • 8 Box Jump Overs (no touch, 18″)
  • 6 Power Cleans 115/75#
  • 400m Run

I’ve been wanting to program something really long for a couple of months and was finally able to fit it in. I did fast singles on the cleans the entire workout. Ring dips were 2×5, except one round I lost focus and did 6-4.  Was watching my splits and kept a pretty steady pace right from round 1. Finished 8+18, which makes 102 cleans, 136 jump overs, 84 ring dips, and 2 miles of running. I have a feeling the effects of this one will hit me in a few hours.

Midline – 5 Sets

  • 5 Evil Wheels
  • 20 Leg Lifts
  • 40 Flutter Kicks

For the last 3 sets of flutter kicks, I held a hollow while doing them. I had been keeping my hands under my ass for the first 2 rounds.

Knees Up

Skipped pull-up day yesterday and didn’t work out at all. Was busy fixing things around the house and then played a lightning fast 18 holes with a cart. Maybe the best ball striking day I’ve ever had. In to the gym at noon today. Did some shoulder stretching and bottom squat hold to loosen up.

XWOD

  • 10 Barbell Lunges (alternating legs – 5 each)
  • 2 Kneeling Box Jumps

I did 8 total sets. Used 45#, 95, and then 125 for 6 sets. My jumps were 0″, 3.5, 6.5, 9.75, 12.75, 14.25, 14.625, and 15.5. The last two were both PRs over my best single at 14.5.

Conditioning – Partner

6 Rounds each

  • 150/120m Row
  • 10 Hang Power Clean (135/95#)
  • Rest while Partner goes

I started. My pace averages were 1:34.0, 1:36.6, 1:37.0, 1:38.3, 1:38.6, and 1:37.3. Cleans were ass unbroken. Gavin was smoking me on the rower. We finished at 12:09.

Midline – 2 Rounds

  • 30 Leg Lifts
  • 60 Flutter Kicks
  • 30 Hollow Rocks
  • 60 Double Bicycles (pulse each rep)
  • 30 Side Jack Knifes

Burn baby burn!

Hose Off

Originally today was going to be a rest day, but since I didn’t get much done in the gym yesterday I figured I’d play it by how I felt. Was still exhausted last night at the movies from the fire truck pull, but feeling pretty good today. Went to the 5:30 class.

Warm-up

3 Rounds

  • 30s Bottom Squat Hold
  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 30s Plank
  • 5 Push-ups

Strength

  • 6×155# Deadlift
  • 6×245# Deadlift
  • 6×315# Deadlift
  • 6 Rounds NFT
    • 6×345# Deadlift
    • 6/6 Side Bends (62# KB)

Keep pushing the weight/reps on the deadlifts. Little by little. 345# is the same weight I recently used for 8×3 and then 7×4. Back has still been feeling good. Chalked up after the first work set and it made a huge difference without the bar starting to slip in my hands.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 HR Push-ups
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 30 Russian Twists (35#)
  • 40 Flutter Kicks
  • 50 DU

Too many misses (2 every round I think) on double unders. Haven’t been doing them enough and it showed. Finished in 7:05. Everything else was unbroken.

6 Rounds

  • 1:00 Row
  • 1:30 Rest

The rest time is approximate since Andrew and I were alternating on the rower. I went 310, 309, 309, 308, 310, and 319 meters. I guess I won’t row tomorrow like I was planning. Will be able to work on my jerk instead.

Unfinished Business

Enjoying my vacation, so I lazed around all day. Didn’t even get dressed until 6, so went to the 8pm class.

Warm-up

3 Rounds

  • 1m V-ups
  • 1m Plank
  • 1m Bicycles
  • 1m Flutter Kicks
  • 1m Russian Twists (35# KB)
  • 1m Rest

This was a doosey! It’s been awhile since it was this hard to hold a 1 minute plank, but I did it each round. I didn’t realize how sore my hamstrings were until those bicycles. I guess the abs got a good workout yesterday with the Zercher squats.

Strength

5×3 Floor Press

My shoulders are still feeling a little weird from the hour of Insanity with the weight vest and my back is still messed up, so I wasn’t sure how this would go. Went 135#, 155#, 175#, 195#, and 215# for 3 reps each. That was my goal for the day. Since we had plenty of time, Brent decided to go for one more set and hit his, so I said “what the hell” even though 215# was far from easy. Loaded up 225# (my previous 1RM) and squeezed out the 3rd rep. That’s even better than my bench press 3RM, so I’m convinced I have a distinct disadvantage in the bench because of my long arms.

WOD

5 Rounds

  • 30 HR Push-ups
  • 20 Kroc Rows (60# DB, 10 each arm)
  • 10 Ring Dips

I can’t remember the last time I failed to finish a WOD. I wasn’t really expecting to have a 16 minute time cap either since some of the times on the board were over that. I’m going along thinking I might be able to get it done under 20:00 and Cari says we only have 1 minute left! I finished 5 rounds and 5 of the push-ups. Arms were just fried from doing 6 sets of floor press. I figured the push-ups would kill me, and they sure did. After round 1 I was struggling to do 5 at a time. I also know I was in trouble when I couldn’t even do the first 10 ring dips unbroken. But I didn’t have to resort to using a band at all, so that’s good. I think there were only 6 or 7 people all day that finished this one.

Mini Vacation

Took the next few days off work and will head up north later today. Went in for the 9am to get my WOD on.

Warm-up

50-40-30-20-10

  • Russian Twists (30# KB)
  • Flutter Kicks (x4 counts)

WOD

  • 12:00 EMOTM (do both)
    • 5 Thrusters (85#)
    • 7 Star Jumps
  • NO REST! Can start the next phase as soon as you are ready.
  • 5 Rounds
    • 9 Burpee Power Clean & Presses (85#)
    • 7 T2B
    • 5 Weighted Lunges for each leg (85#)

The thrusters weren’t as bad as expected, but the star jumps really got hard to jump in those last few minutes. I think I was completing the combo in about 21 seconds each minute. I did take a bit of rest before jumping into the next portion of the WOD. In the first two rounds I was doing the burpee power cleans one at a time, which was a waste and really sucked. In the last 3 rounds I figured out I could string them together and turn the clean and press into one motion pretty much without having to straighten my legs and then dip again. That worked better and I broke them down into 5 and 4 the rest of the way. The T2B and weighted lunges were pretty easy and like a break; all were done unbroken. My total time (with the 12:00 in there) was 30:34. Glad I went with 85# instead of the 95# Rx on this one too because it would have been hard to keep up any kind of intensity.

I walked a couple of laps around the 150m rectangle to cool down.

First Time Floor Press

A little tired today. Went in for the 4:15pm class.

Warm-up

3 Rounds

  • 1m Bicycles
  • 1m Side Plank (30s each side)
  • 1m Flutter Kicks
  • 30s Rest

I don’t think I’ve even been able to hold on for a straight minute of flutter kicks, but I did it 3 times today. Core strength baby!

Strength

5×5 Floor Press

I’ve never done this before, so didn’t know what to expect. I really liked it. Warmed up with 75# and then did my working sets with 125#, 175#, 180#, 185#, 190#, and 195#. Had some left in the tank too. Happy with that though since last week I failed after 3 reps at 205# on the bench press. Today I lifted more weight overall because the jump was right up to 175# for the 2nd set.

WOD

5 Rounds

  • 1m SDLHP (53# KB)
  • 1m KBS (53# KB)
  • 1m OH Lunges (20# MB)
  • 1m Ring Dips
  • 1m Thrusters (75#)
  • 1m Rest

I scored 104, 101, and 102 for a 307 total.

Finisher

  • 120 DU

I started off with 39 in a row. Whenever I get close to my unbroken streak of 44, I think I get excited and fail. I finished in 2:08. My arms were so tired it was really hard to keep spinning the rope after that first set.