Barbell Chipper

Went out to a Brazilian steakhouse last night and ate so much meat that I still felt full this morning. I knew I needed the carbs though so I powered through my Sunday pancakes.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang
  • Various barbell reps
    • 45#
    • 75#
    • 95#

Conditioning

  • 10 Shoulder Presses (115#)
  • 15 Overhead Squats
  • 20 Push Presses
  • 25 Front Squats
  • 30 Push Jerks
  • 35 Back Squats

I definitely have a love/hate for this workout. I love the beauty of its design and effectiveness, but I really hate the mental battle during the workout.

My strength is down, but my cardio seems to be up, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I started with 8 presses. Then did 2 presses, put it on my back for a grip reset, and 10 overhead squats. Then 5 OHS and dropped it for a quick breather instead of trying a fancy grip reset. I think I did 12 push presses, then 8 plus 5 front squats. Two sets of 10 front squats with 5 push jerks tacked on to the 2nd set. The push jerks seemed much harder than they should have been and I think I went 7-5-6-7 for the rest of them. I didn’t stop on the back squats, but they were pretty slow. Finished in 10:07 to keep the PR streak going on this one. Really happy with the effort.

  1. 4/15/2013 – 14:03
  2. 7/21/2014 – 13:34
  3. 9/3/2015 – 10:33
  4. 2/10/2019 – 10:07

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I programmed an 8:00 rest before starting a bodyweight metcon.

10 Rounds

  • 7 Burpees
  • 7 Knees to Elbows

This felt much worse than I was expecting. It seems like I always say that when K2E are involved; I’d rather do toes to bars. All the shoulder fatigue really carried over to the burpees. Took me 8:59 to get done. Wouldn’t mind trying this one again sometime when I’m fresh, especially since I got it from the BTWB Bodyweight Fitness Level workouts.

Midline

Stacked Plate Passes

The five of us lined up and passed plates down the line and then back. We went through it three times rotating positions to make sure everyone sat on the end at least once. I took double duty. The plate stack was 10-10-15-25-10-25-15-10-10.

Skill

Worked on my balance and handstand walking. Shoulders were very fatigued, but that’s some of the best time to work on it if you ask me. I think I just need to get away from the wall and get on the open floor because I’m probably adjusting knowing that I have the wall coming up since I’m only doing a few steps out.

Kip It

My biceps started to get sore yesterday afternoon. I may have to start doing 21s every week.

Warm-up

8:00 EMOM

  • Min 1: 6 cal Row + Air Squat Hold
  • Min 2: 6 cal Row + Active Bar Hang
  • Min 3: 6 cal Row + Air Squats
  • Min 4: 6 cal Row + Ring Rows
  • Min 5: 6 cal Row + Step Ups
  • Min 6: 6 cal Row + Jumping Pull Ups
  • Min 7: 6 cal Row + Box Jumps
  • Min 8: 6 cal Row + Kipping Swings

Then we did some band mobility on our hips and front rack.

Strength

10:00 EMOM – Front Squats

  • 3×95
  • 3×115
  • 3×135
  • 3×155
  • 3×165
  • 5x3x175

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 10 Front Squats (135#)
  • 15 Pull-ups (Gymnastic Kip)
  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)

Each round started with a squat clean and obviously never dropped the bar. It was fun being forced to use a regular kip today, which allowed me to go unbroken for each set. I jumped down (no rebound though) on the 1st and 3rd round of box jumps. Should have done round two as well, but I slacked off. Probably shouldn’t have taken extra breathers in between movements or at least not as long as I was. Finished in 7:08.

Skill

Worked on my handstand balance and walking for about 10 minutes.

Ten Triples

Not feeling anything from yesterday’s workout. Mowed up the leaves in the yard around noon today. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 1:00 Row
  • 30s/30s Lizard Stretch
  • 1:00 Row
  • 45s Wrist Stretch
  • 1:00 Row
  • 10 Goblet Squats (44#)

Strength

Front Squat

  • 6×95#
  • 6×135
  • 10x3x165

Programmed to be at 70% so this was probably a little low considering my estimated may back squat right now would be around 300 and this would only be 70% of 235. Good enough. Supposed to be 1:00 rest between sets but I was trying to go closer to EMOM.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 15 Hang Power Cleans (135#)
  • 15 Burpees

Wasn’t even going to attempt going unbroken. My goal was 9-6 each round, which I was able to do. The second and third round were a fight to hold on. I kept getting lower in the hang in order to use my legs more and not my back. Started dropping under the bar more too and slowed down the cycle rate. Burpees felt pretty good. Finished in 4:45.

Heavy Russians

Walk 18 holes yesterday in some great weather for golf. Went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 10 Pass Throughs (PVC)
  • 10 Overhead Squats (PVC)

Strength

Front Squats

  • 6×45#
  • 6×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3x3x205

Feels much heavier than it should. I guess that’s what a year and a half of not squatting does for your legs and midline. I keep telling myself, “Slow and steady progress.”

Oh, I did these front squats instead of a complex of 1 snatch push press + 2 OHS. My shoulder still does not like that deep position of the overhead squat.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 30 Russian KBS (70#)
  • 30 Sit-ups
  • 30 Calorie Row

Good one with the heavy kettlebell. Did everything unbroken without any trouble. Started with around 1,450 cal/hr in round 1, then got a little slower each round. Finished in 14:21.

Little weird that the women’s scale for the row was 21, but then Casey told me it came from CompTrain instead of the Krypton affiliate programming, which seems to always use a ratio of 5/4.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 11

Skipped the special warm-up since I was plenty warm.

3 Sets (each arm)

  • 8 Single Arm Shoulder Press (50# DB)
  • 45s Rest between arms

All aboard the struggle bus!

Muggy Monday

Went to the 9am today, which was the only class.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang & Shoulder Stretching
  • 200m Run
  • Line Drills

Conditioning

Partner Workout

  • 400-300-200-100m Run (1 person running with 20# MB)
  • 40-30-20-10 Push Presses (95#)
  • 40-30-20-10 Front Squats (95#)
  • 40-30-20-10 MB Sit-up Passes (20#)

Teamed up with Weston. I started with the MB and we split each run down the middle. In the round of 40 we alternated sets of 10 with the barbell. Then each did 15 during the round of 30 and 10 during the round of 20. I did all 10 push presses in the final round and he did the front squats. We finished in 17:03.

Bonus

4 Sets

  • 25m Sled Push (90# sled + 90#)

A few hours later I walked 18 holes and shot great again with a 78. Now I’m exhausted because it’s so damn muggy.

All About the T2B

Little hung over most of the day and even took a nap. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 1:00 Row
  • 50′ Walking Lunge
  • 1:00 Row
  • 10/10 Single Leg Lateral Step-ups (32″)
  • 1:00 Row
  • 5/5 Single Arm Dumbbell Clean and Push Press (30#)

Strength

Front Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 3x1x215

Wasn’t pushing it after the deadlifts yesterday. Live to lift another day. 🙂

Conditioning

EMOM: 3 Burpees (Yes, included the first minute!)

  • 150′ Walking Lunge
  • 100 Air Squats
  • 75 T2B
  • 50 Single Arm Dumbbell Push Press (50#)

The lunges were a breeze and I only had 2 or 3 left when the first minute ran out. Was doing 26 or 27 squats a minute I think. I knew the toes-to-bars would be the challenge in this one and was hoping triples would last awhile. I think at 30 reps I started doing doubles and was down to singles before I hit 40. Tried to drop, turn and get right back up on the bar to keep it going. When I got to the push presses, those went quick. Finished in 15:33.

Shoulder feels pretty good considering how many reps some of these workouts on the rig have had the last couple of weeks.

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.