Perfect Dubs

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up – 3 Rounds

  • 10 PVC Pass Throughs
  • 10 PVC OHS
  • 20 Plyo Lunges

10:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 5/5 Single Arm Front Squat (44# KB)
  • 1:00 Plank

Conditioning

7 Rounds

  • 30 Double Unders
  • 10 Toes to Rings
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 10 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)

Went unbroken on everything, even the dubs. Somehow I got an actual knot in my rope in the middle of the workout. If not for that knot I would have broken 12 minutes, but finished in 12:02.

I did a 1,500 meter row before leaving in an easy 5:57.

Hold It

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up – 3 Sets

  • 20 PVC Passes
  • 20 Plyo Lunges
  • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)
  • 10 Jumping Jacks

Strength – Shoulder Press + Push Press

  • 6+6 @ 45#
  • 6+6 @ 95
  • 3+3 @ 115
  • 3+3 @ 135
  • 3+3 @ 145
  • 3+3 @ 150
  • 3+3 @ 155
  • 3+3 @ 160

Felt pretty good.

Conditioning

8:00 AMRAP

  • 8 Deadlifts (135#)
  • 8 Bar-facing Burpees

Haven’t done any type of deadlift in several weeks so I stayed light. Got through 8+12.

Midline

  • MAX Plank

Class was doing Tabata, so I did my usual long hold. Set a 28 second PR by holding for 6 minutes.

Get To It

Warm-up

  • 2×15 Reverse Hyper (90#)
  • 2 Rounds
    • 200m Run
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 10 PVC Passes
    • 15 Jumping Jacks

Strength – Front Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 6×135
  • 4×185
  • 4×215
  • 2x3x245

My back is definitely tight.

Warmed up cleans with 5×45, 5×95, and 5×135.

Conditioning

30:00 Partner AMRAP

  • 10 Power Cleans (185#)
  • 20 Burpees
  • 30 Row Calories
  • 40 alt Box Jumps (24″)
  • 50 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 200m Run

Paired up with Weston and we evenly split everything. I did 5 TnG cleans each time. Did box jumps in the first round, but switched to step-ups because my back was getting a little tight. We recovered on the run. First round was around 8 minutes not knowing how to pace. Got a little faster and then we pushed it in the final round almost getting through in 6 minutes. Finished 3 rounds and about 120 meters of the 4th run.

Midline

Max Plank

With my mid back already tight I didn’t push it. Stopped at 3 minutes.

Pulled a double day because I wanted to get in the bench work and be able to rest tomorrow with the nice weather and the Masters on. Out in the garage after 9pm…

Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×185
  • 5x5x205
  • 3×30 alt DB Bench Press (50#)

Those dumbbell presses get much harder on the short rest.

Shoulder Press

  • 5×95#
  • 5×115
  • 5×120
  • 5×125

I haven’t done a shoulder press in months.

Accessory

  • 3×15/15 Half-kneeling Single Arm DB Press (30#)
  • 3×15/15 OH Single Arm DB Tricep Extensions (15#)
  • 3×15/15 Landmine Press (75#)
  • 3×15 Z Press (65#)

Single arm for the tricep extensions was not good but I thought it would be better for unilateral work. Didn’t feel the tricep working much at all. Won’t be doing them that way again.

I wasn’t sure if I did the landmine presses correctly the last time so I found a T Nation article. Yep, I had been leaning forward too much, effectively turning it into a shoulder press. Much harder when stand up straight and press out at an angle!

The Z Press was from the Performance Plus program. It was recommended to use about 33% of a max shoulder press. Focus on upright posture and fully opening the shoulders.

Because it was so decided to keep my rests at about 1:30. It helped me to prep the next movement ahead of time to keep rolling through. Finished all of that in 57 minutes!! It created a nice pump too. Short rest, Arnold style.

Still have 2 pieces of the Performance Plus to do, but will do them in the living room while watching TV.

Mobility

Eights

Dragging a little today after being up until almost 3am. Went to the 5:30 class to get out of the house.

Warm-up: 3 Sets

  • PVC Triangle Stretch
  • 5 False Grip Ring Rows (legs under me)
  • 10 Mountain Climbers
  • Pigeon Stretch

Strength – OHS

  • 6×45#
  • 6×75
  • 4×95
  • 4×115
  • 3×135
  • 3×155
  • 2×175
  • 2×195

Conditioning

8:00 AMRAP

  • 8 Burpees
  • 8 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 8 C2B Pull-ups

Went 4-4 on the chest to bar pull-ups, but unbroken on the rest. Wall balls were like a rest and burpees were slow throughout. Tried to push at the end. Finished 5 rounds plus 6 burpees.

Midline

5 Sets

  • 15 Sit-ups
  • 30s Plank

More Tabata Thrusting

Slacked off for a rest day yesterday. My legs are sore to the touch again from tabata thrusters. Went to the 5:30 class.

Warm-up – 2 Sets

  • 15 Pass Thrus
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Push-ups

Strength – Push Press

  • 6×45#
  • 6×95
  • 6×125
  • 6×155
  • 6×175
  • 6×195

Conditioning

9:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 14 cal Row
  • 8 Deadlift (225#)
  • 10 Toes to Rings

Nice and easy.

8 Rounds

  • 20s Wall Balls (14#, 10′)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Plank (hands)
  • 10s Rest

I didn’t really need more tabata thrusting movement, so I went light, which made this a cake walk.

Little Lifting

Went in for the 4:30 class, but was there early so got in my lifting instead of doing front squats with class.

Split Jerk

  • 5x20kg
  • 5×40
  • 3×60
  • 2×75
  • 1×85
  • 1×92
  • 1×97
  • EMOM
    • 5x1x102

Felt like I needed to crack my back in one spot and I just could not get it.

Push Press

  • 3x3x87kg

Couldn’t believe that was it for the lifting today. Deload week is kind of nice.

Conditioning

14:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15 Wall Balls
  • 10 Bar-facing Burpees

Started getting rough after the 3rd or 4th round because I wasn’t slowing down on the burpees. The rhythm I figured out a few months ago is money!

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 15 Sit-ups
  • 10 Shotguns
  • 20s Plank

Even got in ab work to go with the lifting since it was part of the workout! Finished in 5:59. The shotguns were bothering that spot in my back that wouldn’t release.

Plank It

Don’t think I’m feeling anything from the mileage yesterday. Went to the 5:30 class.

Warm-up

5 Rounds NFT

  • 1 Wall Walk
  • 2 One-Leg Burpees
  • 3 Ring Rows
  • 4 V-ups (hollow)
  • 5 PVC Around the Worlds

Strength – Shoulder Press

  • 5×45#
  • 5×65
  • 5×95
  • 5×105
  • 5×125
  • 8×140

Class is on a new 5/3/1 cycle so it was 5+ at about 77% today. Doesn’t come close to what I should be able to do when estimating my 1 rep max. I didn’t feel like I was really warmed up for that.

Conditioning

  • 200m Run
  • 50 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 75 Burpees
  • 50 Wall Balls
  • 200m Run

I went 20-15-15 on the wall balls, then slow but non-stop burpees, and 15-15-20 wall balls. My legs would not move when I headed out on the final run. Finished at exactly 13:00. During the wall balls, I counted to 8 and then picked the ball back up. When I finished the burpees my plan was to go 15-15-10-10, but I took a couple of extra breaths after me break following the 30 reps and knocked out the final 20 unbroken..

Midline

  • Max Plank Hold (hands with straight arms)

Class was doing a full Tabata so my plan was to just hold for 4 minutes. When I passed the half way point without feeling terrible I decided to change it to a max hold and asked Michelle to keep track of my time. Made it to 5:32 for a 29 second PR! My whole body hurt after.