2nd Fly High Paul WOD

Later this week will have been a year since our friend’s husband Paul passed so today we did the “Fly High Paul” WOD we came up with last year. Hot and humid again but not nearly as bad as last year.

Conditioning

36:00 Parter AMRAP

  • Parter A – Runs 400m (pace setter)
  • Parter B – Does AMRAP
    • 4 Thrusters (115#)
    • 5 Burpees
    • 81 Jump Rope

** When switching, continue where your teammate left off in the AMRAP.

I worked with TJ and ran first. We decided not to keep track, but it seemed like we were pretty even with Andy and Jason, who got around 23 rounds. I finished up my last run at the end, which was probably my 7th or 8th one. I felt pretty good even on the runs today, which is unusual for something that long.

Beat the Heat

I contemplated golfing today instead of hitting the gym, especially since I’d worked out 5 days in a row already. Friday was just some accessory work and double unders, Saturday was a little squat volume and only a 2 mile run, and Monday wasn’t a very taxing partner workout though. It was going to be another 85 degree day with high humidity so not that fun for golf. There wasn’t any lifting to affect my back, so I planned on going to the 4pm class. After waking up I decided to do 9am instead and get it over with. Will also give me more recovery before working out again on Friday. Tomorrow will be a perfect day for golf with a high of 71.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 3 Rounds
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 20 Jump Rope
    • 20 Double Unders
  • 400m Run

Already sweating and ditched the shirt before the second run.

Conditioning

E3M – 30:00 (10 Rounds)

  • 15 cal Row
  • 15 Burpees
  • 30 Double Unders

I had to do the math a few times after realizing there were 150 burpees of interval work! The workout description said to log your slowest round, so it was important not to go out too hot and die.

I knew I wanted to pull > 1,200 cal/hour and was probably averaged about 1,300 for the first two rounds. I picked it up slightly and improved my transitions after that. Average was probably 1,400 cal/hour the rest of the way. I held a very steady pace on the burpees through the entire workout, making sure not to speed through that first round. After about 5 rounds, my shoulders would start burning a little bit after 5 burpees, but I kept telling myself to get through them and keep moving. Really happy with how I was able to keep pushing in the second half of this workout. Hard to get much more consistent than I was with my times and it turned out my first round was my slowest! I never missed a dub or that would have become my slowest round.

My times were 2:02-2:01-2:00-2:00-1:59-2:00-2:00-1:59-1:59-1:59. Every round between 1:59 and 2:02 with a total work time of 19:59. Once I got a few rounds in my goal became to not get slower than that first round 2:02.

Maybe it was all of the pizza I ate last night.

Leet

Walked 18 yesterday and it was another hot day. This morning I was just under 198# on the scale for a new low. Felt tired through the day and actually laid down for about 20 minutes in the afternoon. Went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 12

**Accumulate 2:00 OH Hold with 80-100% of shoulder press

4 Rounds

  • 30s Overhead Hold (135#)
  • 1:00 Rest

That is it for the corrective action programs. I’ll start working in some of the Bulletproof Shoulders program now.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 20 Single Unders
    • 20 Double Unders

Weightlifting

Power Clean – TnG Triples

  • 2x3x45#
  • 3×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3×205
  • 3×225
  • 2×230

I’m still bruised up from The Chief last week. Caught the second with 230 with really wide feet, so then I “Clarked” the third one.

Conditioning

  • 50 Calorie Row
  • 50 HSPU
  • 50 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (95#)
  • 150 DU

Kept a 1,200 cal/hr pace on the rower and was done just under 2:30. Kicked up and did 10 sets of 5 handstand push-ups. I think I was done by 7:00. Earlier this year I did a WOD of 50s and HSPU were the first movement. I went 10-10-10-7-7-6 to get through them in 3:40, so I knew starting with a row that I should be a lot more conservative and it worked well.

Couldn’t tell you the last time I did a SDLHP and I’ll be the first to tell you I think it’s a stupid movement. Was really struggling with them and did 10×5 there as well. Was on to the rope around 11:00 I think. Tried to do sets of 15 to 35, which worked pretty well. After getting through the first 50 reps I think my heart rate slowed and then did much better through the rest. Finished in 13:37. Anyone who deals with computers should get a kick out of the Leet-ness of that number.

Mobility

Tricep smash with barbell for about six minutes.

Hitting the golf course again tomorrow and it looks like it’s going to be even hotter.

Only One

My quads are a bit more sore today and my outer chest is pretty sore. Maybe from pushing away on the pull-ups? Or maybe from the push-ups on Sunday? Went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Shoulder Abduction 8

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Single Arm High Pull (26# KB)

Skipped ahead because I wasn’t doing extra overhead holding before class.

Warm-up

3 Rounds

  • 30s Handstand Hold
  • 20 Jump Rope
  • 20 DU
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 5 Box Jumps (24″)

Conditioning

  • 10:00 AMRAP
    • 50′ Double Overhead Walk (50# DBs)
    • 5 T2B
    • 5 V-ups
  • 5:00 Rest
  • 10:00 AMRAP
    • 50 DU
    • 5 Burpee Box Jumps (24″)

Decided to scale back from 10 toes-to-bar, especially after all of the pull-ups yesterday and my back was feeling tight when I practiced a few. Awful lot of bar work these two days for my first time back on it in over 4 months. It was a nice change of pace sub in the v-ups and it allowed me to do every set of 5 T2B unbroken. Got through 9 rounds plus the entire walk.

I missed after five reps in my third round of double unders and somehow did every other round unbroken. Only one miss! My shoulders didn’t even start feeling the fatigue I often get after a lot of double unders. Weird, but I love it. Kept moving on the burpee box jumps, trying not to fall behind Tom too much and then was able to pass him when he started missing on the rope. I felt good in this one considering the shoulder fatigue from the first AMRAP. Was able to do 7+53. I might have been able to push it more on the burpees, but that may have caused a bunch of misses, so hard to say.

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 12/12 Kroc Rows (44#)
  • 45s Handstand Hold

Looking forward to golfing tomorrow because I need a rest day.

Jump and Push

Felt roughed up when I woke up on Monday. It could be my lack of sleep lately. I need to stop staying up so late. Tuesday I was just tired from the sleep thing so I rested again. Get to bed earlier last night, but still later than I wanted. Went to the 4:30 class today.

Warm-up

5 Sets

  • 4 Tall Cleans
  • 4 Hang Power Cleans
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 DU

Used 45-45-75-95-115. Then warmed up with power clean doubles at 135-165-185.

Weightlifting

12:00 EMOM

  • 1 Power Clean

Every 2 minutes I increased weight, so it was 205-215-225-235-245-255.

Conditioning

24:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 30s DU
  • 30s HSPU
  • 30s Box Jumps (30″)
  • 30s Push-ups

The thirty seconds of rest was nice to let me keep putting up good numbers and gave me time to record my scores after everything. Never missed a double under and never came off the wall on handstand push-ups. I got into a nice rhythm with step down, step down + back, step in, and jump on the box. Push-ups were mostly in 3 decreasing sets.

Still Not Squatting the Olympic Lifts

My chest is still sore. Low back felt a little tight this morning. Last night working in my shop I did feel a few things going on in the low back when I was moving a shelf around inside a table. I’m not feeling any kind of tweak effects today though. 👍

Active Life – Single Leg Bias

Warm-up

  • 10 Eccentric Knee Flexion (30#)
  • 10 Paused Wall Balls (20#, 10′, 3 second)

Workout – 3 Sets each arm

  • 30m One Arm Farmer Carry (110#)
  • 1:00 Rest between arms

It was supposed to be 60m but I had to screw around with my DIY Farmer handle too much and it was awkward so I only went side to side in the gym. Good enough for today.

Warm-up

5 Sets

  • 3 Hang Snatch High Pull
  • 3 Hang Power Snatch
  • 3 OHS
  • 3 Hang Squat Snatch
  • 40 Jump Rope
  • 15 Double Unders

I did 2 sets with 20kg and then 25, 30, and 35. Worked up a sweat!

Weightlifting

Snatch High Pull + Hang Power Snatch

  • 45kg
  • 55
  • 65
  • 75
  • 70
  • 70

I wish I felt comfortable enough with my back to start squatting these. I much be tired though because I almost didn’t get under 75kg!

Conditioning

12:00 AMRAP

  • 1 Snatch (135#)
  • 3 C&J (135#)
  • 30 Double Unders

The snatch was supposed to be a squat and the Rx weight was 155. Scaled back and even this got my back really tight. Was able to keep moving but ran into some trouble with dubs in the middle rounds otherwise I think 12 rounds was within reach. I finished 10+4.

Active Life – Back Max

10:00 EMOM

  • 10 Sit-ups
  • Plank (rest of the minute)

Not at bad as I was expecting. I did all planks on my elbows today.

Ready for a rest day tomorrow!

Burpee Bonanza

Made it in for the 4:30 again. Not feeling any effects from the deadlifting yesterday.

Warm-up – 3 Sets

  • 10 PVC Passes
  • 50’ Bear Crawl
  • 15 Hollow Rocks
  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 50 Jump Rope
  • 10 DU

Strength – Push Press

  • 5×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×125
  • 5×145
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5×195
  • 3s Pause at the top & slow eccentric
    • 3x5x165

Put on the belt with 165 and up. Felt pretty good, but 195 was enough. Did all sets TnG, even the pause ones which wasn’t easy to do with the slow lowering phase.

Conditioning

  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 20 DU
    • 20 Burpees
    • 20 Pull-ups
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 15 DU
    • 15 Burpees
    • 15 T2B
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 6:00 AMRAP
    • 10 DU
    • 10 Burpees
    • 10 Wall Balls

All about the burpees. I tried to keep a good rhythm and just breathe through them during every AMRAP. I went 10-10 and 10-5-5 on the pull-ups for 2+24. I did all 5s on T2B to get 2+27. Normally I would say doing 10 dubs is pointless because it takes longer to pick up the rope than it does to do the reps, but on 3 of the 4 sets I missed at 8 reps. Concentrate! There is no place to rest in that third AMRAP, where I got 3+22. I think that adds up to 126 burpees for the day.