Max Dubs

I did a bunch of yard work yesterday after the workout. I could feel my left shoulder when I was turning the mower around, so hopefully I didn’t do anything to it. At night I was feeling rocked and my upper back was already getting sore. My hands even started aching up through early afternoon. I’m pretty damn sore in my lats, shoulders, and biceps today.

Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 1:30 Machine (30s Easy / 30s Hard / 30s Easy)
  • 10/10 Single Leg/Arm Deadlifts (44#)
  • 5x
    • Inchworm
    • 2 Air Squats
    • 2 Push-ups

Strength

Deadlift

  • 10×45#
  • 6×135
  • 3×205
  • 3×255
  • 3×295
  • 3×325
  • 3x3x335

The working sets were programmed at 90%. Since I don’t really have any recent max, each week I’m starting based off an estimated max and then trying to push a little past that to keep making steady progress back to my strength levels.

Conditioning

5 Cycles

  • 2:00 AMRAP
    • 15 cal Row
    • 10 DB Hang Squat Cleans (40# DBs)
    • Max DU
  • 1:00 Rest

I got 39-45-58-57-46 with 2-2-0-0-1 misses. Kept around a 1,400 cal/hr pace and did the cleans unbroken each round. Not as hard as I was expecting, so maybe I’m getting some legs back.

Racked

Had a minor procedure done yesterday to remove another cyst from my head, so I rested. Spent most of today finally putting the new Titan Fitness folding rack up in the garage. I should have a post on nick.blog about it tomorrow. Finished around 4pm and got into the gym’s Friday workout, with a modification to sub the Ski Erg since I don’t have a rower.

Warm-up

  • 1:30 Ski Erg
  • 10x
    • Inchworm
    • 2 Push-ups
  • 1:30 Ski Erg
  • 20 PVC Passes

Strength

  • 10 Shoulder Press (45#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (75#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (95#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (105#)
  • 5 Strict Chin-ups
  • 5 Shoulder Press (115#)
  • 5 Strict Chin-ups
  • 3 Shoulder Press (130#)
  • 5 Strict Chin-ups
  • 3 Shoulder Press (140#)
  • 5 Strict Chin-ups
  • 1 Shoulder Press (150#)
  • 5 Strict Chin-ups
  • 1 Shoulder Press (160#)
  • 5 Strict Chin-ups
  • 1 Shoulder Press (165#)
  • 5 Strict Chin-ups

Added one extra single above the programmed rep scheme. That was my heaviest press of 2018. I decided to do chin-ups instead of pull-ups because it’s been far too long since I did some. They felt much easier. Sure was nice to have a rack for lifting, though shoulder press would be just fine off jerk blocks.

Conditioning

2k Ski Erg

I would much rather have done 2,000 meters on the rower at the gym. My time to beat for skiing is 7:39.6, so my goal was to hold a sub 1:55/500m pace. I did it for the first quarter of the race, but fell off quick after that. I bumped the damper up to around 5 after noticing it was near 3, so I wonder if that affected me. Or I just didn’t have it today. Finished in 7:49.2.

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Hang Needs Work

Legs seem a little tired today. My upper body is almost over the DOMs. Went to the 4pm class again.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 9

3 Sets

  • 8/8 Knee Supported Shoulder External Rotation (5# plate)

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 3:00 Airdyne
  • 30 Air Squats
  • 10 Inchworms

Weightlifting

Hang Power Clean

  • 2x5x45#
  • 5×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 1×185
  • 1×205
  • 1×215
  • 1×225
  • 1×235

I chickened out on my first try with 235 and then got it after resting a few minutes. Much lighter than I can do from the floor, so I guess I need some work on my hang lifts.

Conditioning

The Chief – 5 Cycles

  • 3:00 AMRAP
    • 3 Power Cleans (135#)
    • 6 Push-ups
    • 9 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Rest

I’d only done this Rx once before over three years ago, going 5+1, 2x 4+16, and 2x 4+9.

Today I did 5+3 for the first four cycles and 5+2 for the last. I had a really good push from Tom in class today or I would have let myself get slower. After the 2nd or 3rd cycle I realized I could keep track of my rounds and didn’t need to move power chips, so those first cycles could have been better. According to how BTWB adds it up, today was 26.556 rounds and my last attempt was 24.296 rounds, so this was a pretty big PR for me.

Ranks an 89 on BTWB and I’m thrilled anytime I’m around 90, especially with this one dominated by bodyweight movements. I think my new bodyweight of 200 pounds suits me much better than the 210-215 I’d been carrying around the last few years. Will I be able to stick to this weight as I get some of my strength back though?

No Go Bro

Sunday morning was wedding clean-up, drive home, and then chill because I was pretty damn tired. Walked 18 holes yesterday. Went to the 4pm class today.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion 6

3 Sets

  • 10 Hollow Body Shoulder Flexion (5#)

I also did a little stretching / dead hang on the bar and my shoulder still doesn’t feel comfortable.

Warm-up

  • 3:00 Row (750m)
  • 2 Rounds
    • 5 Inchworms + 2 Push Ups
    • 30 Double Unders

Strength

Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 6×135
  • 3×185
  • 3×205
  • 2×225
  • 4x3x205

I should have known when 185 felt heavy that it wasn’t going to go as I hoped. I shouldn’t have expected much when it’s been so long since I benched. Good decision to not try the 3rd with 225.

Conditioning

  • 50 cal Row
  • 4 Rounds
    • 15 Push Jerks (115#)
    • 50 Double Unders
  • 50 V-ups

Held about a 1,200 cal/hr average and finished in 2:30. With scaling back from 135 pounds, the plan was to try to do each set unbroken. After the first one I knew that wouldn’t be a smart move so I did 9-6 the rest of the way. I missed DU at 23 in the first set, something like 22 and 40 in the second set, forced myself to stop at 30 in the 3rd, and did the final set unbroken. The v-ups were done without stopping. Finished in 12:05.

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.