Two More

I’m all over the place with reordering these last few workouts of each program. Only two days left after this!

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing
  • 10/10 Single Leg Deadlifts (45#)
  • 10/10 Single Leg Deadlifts (95#)

Workout – 6 Sets (3 each leg)

  • 10 Single Leg Deadlifts
  • 45s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold

Went with 125-145-165#.

Active Life – Back Max

12:00

  • 10/10 Single Arm Kneeling Press (25#)
  • 10/10 Half Kneeling Halos (25#)
  • 10/10 Single Arm Suitcase Deadlift (70#)
  • 10/10 Single Arm Push Press (50#)

Got through 3 rounds plus the halos.

Side to Side

My triceps have been a little sore from Murph. Out in the garage late in the afternoon.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 250m Straight Leg Ski
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing

Warmed up with 8/8 single leg deadlifts using 45-95-125 pounds.

Workout – 4 Sets (2x each leg)

  • 12 Single Leg Deadlifts
  • 45s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold

I used 145# for the first set on each leg and then 165#, which was about a max for that many reps.

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)

Did them in the driveway instead of the garage so I could go 10 meters straight. Instead of 10 full minutes I stopped at 12 rounds (6 each side), which was 9:10 on the clock.

Hot Hot

I came down with a killer headache last night from being out in the sun. Feeling good today though. Out in the garage in the afternoon.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 5 Pallof Series (each position)

Workout – 4 Rounds

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

Active Life Back Max

Warm-up – 3 Rounds

  • 5 Cat Camel + Rock Backs
  • 5 Inchworms

Then I warmed up with 10 Sumo Deadlift at 45-95-145#.

Workout – 3 Sets

  • 20 Sumo Deadlift (165-185-205#)
  • 30s/30s Sciatic Nerve Flossing

Conditioning

Real easy 10:00 Airdyne for 3.05 miles.

Keep Planking

On Sunday night I played pickleball for about 2 hours. It was a lot of fun! Walked 18 holes yesterday. Out in the garage in the afternoon today.

 

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 250m Straight Leg Ski
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing
  • 8/8 Single Leg Deadlifts
    • 45#
    • 95#

Workout – 6 Sets (3 each leg)

  • 8 Single Leg Deadlifts (135-155-155#)
  • 40s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold

Was getting unstable with 155. I guess it’s been a few weeks.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 10/10 Single Arm Push Press (50#)
  • 25 Sit-ups
  • 20 Russian KBS (70#)

Stole from the gym’s workout today but I’m still not doing bar work so I did sit-ups instead of 15 T2B. Got through 5 + 55 with everything unbroken.

Active Life – Back Max

5 Rounds

  • 30s Plank
  • 30s Left Side Plank
  • 30s Right Side Plank

Did them on my hands, which was probably a bad idea with my left wrist bothering me the last few weeks.

Hand Release Sandwich

Garage workout before a late lunch.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 250m Straight Leg Ski
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing
  • Single Leg Deadlifts
    • 10/10 @ 45#
    • 10/10 @ 95#
    • 10/10 @ 115#

Workout – 4 Sets (2x each leg)

  • 15 Single Leg Deadlifts (135-155#)
  • 60s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold

Rough! I hope the reps don’t keep increasing over the last stretch of this program.

Conditioning

  • 25 HR Push-ups
  • 50 Ski Erg calories
  • 25 HR Push-ups

The first set of push-ups took 40-45 seconds, the ski took 2:57, and finished at 5:02, so the last set of push-ups probably took about a minute.

Active Life – Back Max

4 Rounds

  • 12 Curl-ups
  • 12 Lemon Squeezes
  • 15/15 Single Arm KBS (35#)

Took 8:26.

Double Max

The front of my right ankle feels really weird. No trip to the gym today with 0.5″ of ice out there. I hit a garage session in the afternoon.

Active Life – Back Max

Warm-up – 3 Rounds

  • 5 Cat Camel Rock Backs
  • 5 Inchworms

Workout

  • 10 Sumo Deadlift (45#)
  • 10 Sumo Deadlift (95#)
  • 10 Sumo Deadlift (135#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 16 Sumo Deadlift
    • 30s/30s Sciatic Nerve Flossing

I used 165-185-205#. After the 2nd working set I noticed it was supposed to be 18 reps. Whoops! So I bumped up 20 more pounds which I hadn’t planned on.

I haven’t been wearing a lifting belt at all lately. My thinking is that I shouldn’t rely on it as a crutch and hopefully I’ll build everything in my back a lot better to protect itself.

Active Life – Back Max

Yep, a double Back Max day because the first one looked like a good way to warm up. Between Back Max and the Hips program there has been no escaping deadlifting pretty much every day, so it’s been hard to pair up the two programs. Less than 20 workouts in each program left though.

5 Rounds

  • 30s Supinated Deadlift Hold (205#)
  • 30s/30s Single Arm Overhead Hold (53#)
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10 Push-up Shoulder Taps (3s hold)
  • 5/5 Single Arm Ring Rows

I kept moving to give it double duty as conditioning. Took me 20:30 to finish. The deadlift hold almost fell out of my fingers in the last two rounds. I did a push-up before each shoulder tap. Made the ring rows harder each round by moving forward a bit. Those are a neat movement.

Was Wrecked

Throughout the day yesterday my legs were extremely tired and overall I felt wrecked. I haven’t been pushing myself like that. Is that what it takes for a big guy to be good at bar-facing burpees?

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

  • 250m Straight Leg Ski Erg
  • 5 Inchworms
  • 5 Sumo Inchworms
  • 5/5 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 1:00/1:00 Sciatic Nerve Flossing
  • 12/12 Single Leg Deadlifts (45#)
  • 12/12 Single Leg Deadlifts (95#)

Workout – 6 Sets (3 each leg)

  • 12 Single Leg Deadlifts
  • 45s Bent Knee Hollow Body Hold

Used 115-135-155# and it became a struggle.

Conditioning

  • 4 Rounds
    • 20s Ski Erg cals
    • 10s Rest
  • 30s Rest
  • 4 Rounds
    • 20s Push-ups
    • 10s Rest

Quick and easy today after the intensity yesterday. Got 28 cals on the Ski Erg and went 19-11-10-9 for 49 push-ups.

Active Life – Back Max

  • 1:00/1:00 KB Psoas Mobilization
  • 10:00
    • 6/6 Glute Bridges (3 second hold)
    • 12 Curl-ups

Made it through 5 rounds.