Heavy Overhead

Busy day yesterday. I didn’t have/make time to workout.

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

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

Workout – 6 Sets (3x each side for the step-ups)

  • 10 Lateral Box Step-ups (30″)
  • 5/5 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion

Shit! I haven’t had these ankle dorsiflexions in weeks so I’m probably going to get really sore calves.

Active Life – Back Max

5 Rounds

  • 10s Supinated Deadlift Hold (225#)
  • 10 Alternating Push Up Shoulder Taps (3s hold)
  • 30s/30s 1 Arm Overhead Hold (70#)
  • 5/5 Kroc Rows (70#)

After round 1 I didn’t think I was going to make it with the holds. Helps to breath and remain calm.

Backdate

I noticed I had an unpublished draft for my January 26th workout and then I accidentally published it for yesterday instead of backdating it. Fixed the date now.

Active Life – Single Leg Bias

  • 8 Tabata Side Shuffles (5m)
  • 3:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10s L Hang
  • 10/10 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings

Made it 52 lengths for the shuffles.

Conditioning

15:00 Airdyne

Just something low impact for today after going pretty heavy with the power cleans yesterday. Went 4.8 miles.

Active Life – Back Max

3 Rounds

  • 5 Cat Camel
  • 5/5 Thoracic Extension Rotation
  • 10 Alternating Bird Dog

3 Rounds

  • 10 Alternating Double DB Walking Lunge (50# DBs)
  • 10 Strict T2B
  • 10 Double DB Front Squat (50# DBs)

Wasn’t getting my feel all the way up to the bar.

18.0

I’ve had that knot in my mid back when waking up a few times this week, so I’m wondering if it’s something to do with the way I’m sleeping or my mattress. My shoulders and upper back are pretty sore from Wednesday’s workout.

Active Life – Single Leg Bias

  • 8 Rounds (Tabata)
    • 20s Side Shuffles (5m)
    • 10s Rest
  • 2:00 Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10s L Hang
  • 10/10 Leg Abducted Rocking
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings

Conditioning

18.0
21-15-9

  • DB Snatch (50#)
  • Burpee over DB

Finally got to this one. I switched hands on the ground for all of my snatches, which is really slow. Took me 5:42. πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

Active Life – Back Max

Kettlebell March –Β 4 Sets

  • 60m One Arm Farmer Carry (53#)
  • 5 Russian KBS every 10m (53#)
  • 30s Rest

The other time I tried this I went light with 35# and did 3 sets with each arm. Today with 53# was another story and I was barely able to make it through 2 sets per arm. Finished in 9:17.

Deck of Barbells

I was planning to take today off and stick to the 3 on 1 off schedule, but my body is feeling good. Went in for the 11am class.

Warm-up

  • 150m Run
  • 100m Zombie Kicks
  • 150m Run
  • 100m Power Skips
  • 150m Run
  • 100m Lateral Shuffles
  • 150m Run

WOD

Deck of Cards

Suits:

  • ♣ – Hang Cleans (95#)
  • β™  – Front Squats (95#)
  • β™₯ – Push Presses (95#)
  • ♦ – 150m Weighted Run (35# plate)

Ranks:

  • 10, Jack, Queen, King, Ace – 10 reps
  • 2 through 9 – Face value in reps
  • Joker – 1m Plank

The Rx for men was 115# but there is no way I’d be able to handle that. Loading the bar with 95 pounds was plenty heavy and this deck took me forever. I stayed into the start of the next class to finish in 52:54. It comes out to 94 reps of each on hang cleans, front squats, and push presses, 1950 meters of weighted runs, and 2 minutes of plank. That’s a lot of good work to help prepare for the competition.

I was planning to do some cleans in the garage later, but now I don’t have to. I guess I have more time to do real cleaning around the house and organize my garage gym.