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.

Quads of Sore-y

Sunday afternoon I spent 4 hours processing a bunch of reclaimed lumber… pulling nails, cleaning up the wood, and then cutting it down in to more manageable pieces. My back was really tight from so much bending over.

Walked 18 holes yesterday and was super sore. My legs kept giving out while walking and anytime I had to walk downhill I almost fell on my face. Quads are so fucking sore! Today I’ve started walking down the stairs backwards. I don’t think I even get this sore from “Karen.” Went to the 5pm class today.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion 9

2 Sets Each Arm

  • 100m Single Arm OH Carry (40# DB)
  • 30s

Was supposed to be a minute rest between arms but I had to rush it to get done before class started.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 15 Push-ups
  • 10 Shoulder Rolls
  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 200m Run

Strength

Bench Press (6×2 @ 80-85%)

** After each working set complete 5 strict pull ups.

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 2×205
  • 5x2x215

I’ve definitely lost a lot from my 290 pound max. I did my pull-ups on the rope by reaching up as high as I could. Each set I alternated which hand was high.

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP

** Alternate rounds with a partner. Finish the round you’re on.

  • 15 Calorie Row
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 15 Double KB/DB Front Squats (30#)

Partnered with Jason, who was missing his rope so struggled on the DU. With my sore quads I wasn’t going heavy on the front squats and the thirty pound dumbbells turned out to be just fine. I missed 3 or 4 times on my first set of double unders but then got 4 sets unbroken. Started out by pulling 1,400+ cal/hr and went faster each round, getting around 1,700 on the 5th round. I was probably though about 12 calories when the clock ticked over, but then we each finished out our 5th rounds.

An Early One

Planned to workout really but not be in the garage by 8am! Dad was coming down to help on the truck and left much earlier than I expected.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up – 5 Sets

  • 3 Pallof Series (each position)

Workout – 3 Rounds

  • 5/5 Dead Bugs
  • 20 Mountain Climbers
  • 5/5 Hip Airplanes
  • 10s/10s Standing Straight Leg Hold
  • 1:00 Plank

Took me 9:45.

Active Life – Back Max

  • 10 Front squat (45#)
  • 10 Front squat (75)
  • 10 Front squat (95)
  • 3 Sets
    • 20 Front Squat (115#)
    • 30s/30s Banded Posterior Hip Distraction

Glad I got that done in case I don’t workout tomorrow.

One Third of Max

It was a great day for golf yesterday! I didn’t walk though because I was explaining our rules and stuff to a friend who is playing with our group this year.

Garage workout during lunch today.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 20 Side Shuffles (5m)
  • 2:00/2:00 Banded Posterior Hip Distraction
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings

Workout – 4 Sets (2x each leg)

  • MAX Box Step-ups (35# DBs, 24″)
  • 5/5 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion
  • 1:00 Rest

The step-ups are all with one leg per set. I went R-L-R-L and did 20-20-15-15. Plenty of reps.

Conditioning

3 Sets

  • 1:00 Burpees
  • 1:00 Rest

First set was all done with the rebounding jump forward into jump up. The other 2 sets I couldn’t keep that up. Got 25-20-20.

Active Life – Back Max

Workout – 3 Sets

  • 20 Front Squat (115#)
  • 30s/30s Banded Ankle Distraction

Glad I decided not to try 115-125-135, especially after seeing the notes when I finished that said to use 33% or less of 1RM. So I was even too heavy for what my current max would be.

As Many Lunges

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

4 Sets

  • 15 Air Squats
  • 15 Supermans
  • 25′ Bear Crawl

This was a lot of Supermans for a warm-up!

Front Squat

Supposed to be a 3 second pause at parallel on the first rep, which is hard for someone who bottoms out.

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 2×205

Squat is feeling pretty good.

Conditioning

4 Cycles

  • 5:00
    • 500m Row
    • 400m Run
    • AMRAP Front Rack Lunges (95#)
  • 3:00 Rest

When I saw it posted online I was thinking 115# but I decided to go with 95# and was glad I did. Tried to keep a <= 1:55 pace on the rower and I’m sure I was slow on the run. I pulled up my knee pads after coming in from the run and had about 40 seconds each time for lunges. Didn’t use a rack and did 17-20-18-19 without ever dropping the bar. I hate running! I’ve done a lot of lunges in the last 2 weeks.

More Lunges

I spoke too soon yesterday. My legs started getting sore later on. Wonder if most of that is from the front squats though. Out in the garage today around noon.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 1:00/1:00 Banded Posterior Ankle Distraction
  • 20 Lateral Banded Step Overs
  • 8 Squat Press Outs (25#, 3s pause)
  • 5 Jump Squats (singles)

Workout – 4 Sets (2x each side)

  • 10 Single Arm Front Squat (53#, 3s pause)
  • Max Distance Single Arm Farmer Carry (53#)

It sucks turning around every 5 meters in my garage. Went 170 meters with each hand the first time and 120 meters the second time.

Active Life – Back Max

  • 1:00/1:00 KB Psoas Mobilization
  • 2 Sets – 5/5 Split Squat Rock Backs
  • 10:00
    • Single Arm Waiters Walking Lunge (35#, switch arms every 10m)
    • Single Arm Press (35#, every other step, press when the leg opposite the arm holding the KB is forward)

I did 5 lunges out and 5 back, so got in 5 presses each round. Finished 12 rounds.

All The Lunges

My ankle seems a little worse today, probably from lateral hops. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

12:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 50′ Bear Crawl
  • 10 Goblet Walking Lunges (35#)
  • 8 Burpees

The burpees didn’t feel great on the ankle.

Front Squat

Each set starts with a 3 second pause on the first rep.

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 3×185

Was plenty heavy enough with where my squatting strength is.

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 50’/50′ Suitcase Walking Lunge (40# DB)
  • 10 Strict Ring Dips

Go 25 feet down and back with the weight in the same arm and then repeat with the other arm. I got through 5 rounds plus 50 feet. Did every round of ring dips 4-3-3 and was surprised I didn’t die on them. My ass is gonna be sore from about 200 weighted lunges total today.

Midline

5 Sets

  • 10 Plank Pass Throughs
    • 3 Sets 30# DB
    • 2 Sets 35# KB

Tried something new I saw in an Instragram story.