Baby Steps

Took a rest day yesterday, though I should start doing an active recovery day once a week again. Middle of my back, or just below my shoulder blades, especially on the sides of my spine, is was really tight. Not as bad today. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 2 Minute Row (28 s/m)
  • 2 Rounds
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 10 American KBS (35#)

Conditioning

  • Buy In: 3,000m Row
  • 5 Rounds
    • 15 Push Jerks (95#)
    • 15 Sit-ups
    • 15 American KBS (53#)

Started out around 1:51/500m and then slowed closer to 1:55 after about 1,000 meters with a stroke rate around 25-26 most of the way. I got off the rower around 11:20-ish and was feeling good, so I know I didn’t go too hard. When I saw this workout I knew I wasn’t going to try 115# and 70#. I made the right choice with scaling. Still had to break up the last two rounds of push jerks because I couldn’t straighten my arms! I went 8-7 and 9-6 on those rounds. Tried to catch my breath on the sit-ups and did the swings unbroken every round. Going from the swings to the jerks was horrible. Finished in 22:21.

Skill

Worked on finding balance in a handstand hold and some walking again. My shoulders were wrecked, but I figured it would be good practice when fatigued. The band across the rig was feeling good, so I went over to the wall and started taking a few handstand steps into it and was even able to hold in a freestanding for a little bit. Felt like a huge breakthrough today!

Use the Holes

Took the day off work since I finally got my Model 3!!! Drove around all day, but made it to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 10 High Pulls (45#)
  • 10 High Hang Muscle Snatch (45#)
  • 5 Pause Overhead Squats (45#)
  • 5 Snatch Balance (45#)
  • 5 High Hang Snatch (45#)
  • 5 Squat Snatch (45#)
  • 4 Squat Snatch (75#)

Weightlifting

2-2-2-2-2 Snatch

  • 2×95#
  • 2×115
  • 2×135
  • 2×145
  • 2×155
  • 2×160
  • 2×165
  • 2×170

Still not comfortable on the bottom position. I think I’m getting my feet too wide for the squat. Happy to for no misses again though and 10# more than the triple with 160 last week.

Conditioning

5 Rounds each – I go you go rounds

  • 12 Push Jerks (135#)
  • 6 Bar Muscle-ups

Alternated rounds with Weston who was doing different combinations of bar MU, C2B pull-ups, and box bar MU. I did the push jerks unbroken for 3 sets and then had to go 7-5 for the last two in order to survive. I was able to do 2×3 MU every round. I did miss starting the second set of round one, but made sure to get in big kips the rest of the way.

I started, so know the first round took me 1:18, but know knows after that. Don’t know the exact time I finished but was around 13:15. Weston finished us off at 14:31.

This was pretty fucking terrible on the shoulders. The dips on the bar muscle-ups even started to get tough after the fatigue from the jerks. I didn’t use the holes on my grips for two rounds and realized I was slipping more. So after the push jerks I put my fingers through the holes for the other rounds and my MU were smoother.

Ton of gymnastics reps on the bar over the last three days. Time for a rest day!

Jerk & Recover

Feeling ok after a couple of tough days at the gym. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • 400m Run
  • 10 Strict Press (45#)
  • 10 Push Press (45#)
  • 10 Push Jerk (45#)
  • 10 Split Jerk (45#)

Weightlifting

Split Jerk

  • 4×95#
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 2×205
  • 2×225
  • 1×245
  • 1×255
  • 1×265

Felt the overextension in my back on that last rep. Hit my goal for the day, so I’m happy.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 500m Row
  • 10 Push Jerks (135#)
  • Rest 2 Minutes

There wasn’t a prescribed weight today so I tried to pick something that wouldn’t be easy, especially since the pressing muscles had a long time to recover. My rows were all about 1:44.5, give or take a tenth or two. Round times were 2:12, 2:14, 2:15, and 2:14 to finish at 14:55. I picked the right loading for the jerks because each set got uncomfortable at around 5 reps.

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.

Too Heavy

At the gym at noon.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 15 pushups
    • 10/10 Single Arm DB Push Press (35#)
  • 3 Deadlifts + 2 Hang Power Cleans + 1 Push Jerk
    • 2×45#
    • 2×95
    • 125
    • 155

Conditioning

E30S – 10:00

  • 3 Deadlifts
  • 2 Hang Power Cleans
  • 1 Push Jerk

I originally wrote this with 185# as the weight, but switched to 175 today. Still too heavy. I was starting to struggle in the 6th or 7th round I think. Held on through the first 10 rounds, took one 30 second round off as I stripped down to 155, and then finished with 10 rounds at that weight. Definitely much harder than I expected. But good to push it with some weights again.

Midline

5 Rounds

  • 15 Sit-ups
  • 20 Russian Twists (45#)
  • 30 DU

Missed a double under after 6 in the first round but then the rest were unbroken. Finished in 6:27.

DT Meets Cindy

Active Life – Hips

Warm-up

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

Workout – 6 Sets (3 each leg)

  • 10 Step-ups (20″, 50# DBs)
  • 5 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion
  • 1:00 Rest

Warmed up for the barbell complex with 3 sets at 45#, 1 set 95, and 1 set 135. I jumped on the bar to hang and do some bar taps and considered doing ring rows. Took a few rounds of the workout to loosen up, but I powered through (or became numb to the pain?). I may have to give my right shoulder some rest for a few weeks.

Conditioning

Little benchmark mash-up of DT and Cindy I came up with a few weeks ago. Glad I didn’t make it 20 minutes.

15:00 AMRAP

  • 4 Deadlifts (155#)
  • 3 Hang Power Cleans (155#)
  • 2 Push Jerks (155#)
  • 4 Pull-ups
  • 8 Push-ups
  • 12 Air Squats

Started out feeling good with the air squats, but that quickly faded.  Always holds me back in Cindy or Murph. You dread picking up the barbell each time because you know you can’t put it down until the reps are completed. Made it through 10+9.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 T2B
  • 20 Russian Twists (44#)
  • 10 Ball Slams (25#)
  • 40 Double Unders

Didn’t run a clock. Went unbroken every set of toes to bars. Missed once on dubs in the first round, twice in the second round, and unbroken the other two.

Row Thruster

My legs have been feeling the squatting and possibly the box jumps from Sunday. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

5 Sets

  • 200m Row
  • 3 Hang Power Cleans
  • 3 Front Squats
  • 3 Push Jerks

I used 45-45-95-115-135#. Then I did a squat clean + front squat + push jerk with 155 and 175.

Weightlifting

E2M – 10 Sets

  • Squat Clean
  • Front Squat
  • Push Jerk

I did 185, 195, 2 sets 205, 3 sets 215, 2 sets 225, and 235. Good test for my core. Was ok, but those should have been light weight for me.

Conditioning

E3M – 5 Sets

  • 300m Row
  • 9 Thrusters (95#)

I pulled about 1:45-1:48 and tried to push the final set. Was surprised how good the thrusters felt in the first set, but that didn’t last. My posterior chair was lighting up by the end of the 3rd set. My times were 1:31 – 1:31 – 1:34 – 1:34 – 1:33.