My shoulders and triceps are feeling yesterday. Last night my legs felt fatigued and I was tired in general. Didn’t seem to sleep great, but I’m also feeling tired today. Went to the 4pm class.
- 250m Row
- 10 PVC Pass Thrus
- 10 PVC OHS
- 10 KB Glute Bridges (35#)
- 20s Handstand Hold
I started with a squat snatch until 165 when I started to power it and then do the squats. We were supposed to stay with a weight for the last five sets, but I failed the last rep of the 2nd set of those. Whoops! Didn’t realize my back was so tight from yesterday until getting into these lifts.
- 30 Ball Slams (30#)
- 20 Bear Hug Lunges (30#)
Was really dreading 150 ball slams with tired shoulders. After two rounds I settled in (or went numb?) and tried to chase down Michelle and Kyle by not resting at all between movements the rest of the way. Finished in 9:47.
Had planned these muscle-ups well before knowing what today’s workout would be. A fatigued state is a good time to work on shit like this though. Makes it easier in the middle of a workout. I think the last time I tried a max sets of muscle-ups was 2015 and I’ve been stuck on a PR of 9 since doing it a couple of times that year. I was confident I could break finally get double digits, but wasn’t convinced it was going to happen after the type of workout I just finished. I did give myself 15-20 minutes to recover though.
E3M – 4 Sets
My first few reps were all over the place before I found my swing; then I felt good. Got 10 finally and didn’t use my hips enough for the 11th. Shit like that happens when I focus on a specific number so much. Curious what I can do fresh. My other sets felt good as well and I made sure to use my hips through all of them. Surprised myself by not decreasing too much. I ended up with 10-7-6-6.
There is a storm rolling in overnight, so tomorrow will be a garage workout or maybe a rest day if I need it.
Body feels good. The usual 4pm class.
- 4 Rounds
- 20s Hollow Hold
- 10s Rest
- 20s Superman Hold
- 10s Rest
- 2 Rounds
- 20 Air Squats
- 15 PVC Passes
- 10 Hang Power Cleans (45#)
Pretty sure I could warm up my squat in the first 50 reps. 🙂
“Nasty Girls” – 3 Rounds
- 50 Air Squats
- 7 Muscle-ups
- 10 Hang Power Cleans (135#)
Did this once, just under 3 years ago in 10:46. My goal was sub 10, hopefully going 4-3 every round and keeping the cleans unbroken. Round 1 was done around 3:00, 2 around 3:20, and finished at 9:31. Nice PR! I kept a nice steady pace on the air squats, knowing I couldn’t raise my heart rate going into the muscle-ups. So nice to have the MU back and they felt good. I had to double or triple kip my final dip but made every round 4-3.
I really like the Tabata hold warm-up and these sit-ups for quality. Really allows me to get a full reach and stretch on each rep, which I definitely don’t do when I’m doing them for time.
Had a headache all night Monday, woke up with it Tuesday and felt like garbage. Took a sick day so didn’t exercise. Feeling great today though, so back for the 4pm class.
- 5 Rounds
- 30s Assault Bike
- 30s Rest
- 2 Rounds
- 10 PVC Passes
- 15 Air Squats
- E30S – 10:00 (20 sets)
A month and a half ago we did this with power snatches and I used 165#. Obviously a little different with the full squat and 30 more snatches coming up in the metcon. With how my back was feeling a couple of days ago I wasn’t pushing it. The 145 pounds felt solid for today.
- 3 Power Snatches (135#)
- 6 Strict Handstand Push-ups
- 24 Double Unders
All singles with the bar, 2×3 for HSPU, and never missed a DU. I did have to start extending the rest just a bit before my second set of HSPU each round and was very close to failure for the last few rounds. Going into the workout I fully expected to have to scale back and do some kipping reps at some point. Sixty strict reps is a lot for a big guy! Felt really good after the rest day though. Finished in 13:11. I don’t think I could have attacked that one any better.
My sore lats are almost gone. In time for 75 pull-ups today!
- 10 PVC Passes
- 10 Air Squats
- 4x Run (60′)
Just a slog of a workout with no rest for the shoulders. I decided to put wrist wraps on in addition to grips. I should have put the wraps over the grips because the opposite way didn’t work worth a shit. Also didn’t use the finger holes in the grips because of the overhead squats Did the first round of OHS unbroken and wasn’t doing that again, so I went 8-7 and then 3 rounds of 9-6. Pull-ups were 3×5 every round and all butterfly kips. Didn’t have as much pop in my hips due to fatigue from the squats. Finished in 11:46.
Didn’t need much warm-up after 70 squats. A month and a half ago I did 3x5x235, which was “tough but ok” and Wodify said I should use like 201-215 based on the recommended 70-75% of my estimated max. I think my estimated max is a little higher because I had a squat session at home, so I settled on 225 to keep my progress going. My legs seemed to wake up after the first working set.
Was a nice day yesterday so I went golfing. Went to the 4pm class today.
- Crossover Symmetry Activation
- 400m Run
- 3 Rounds
- 10 PVC Pass Throughs
- 5/5 Single Arm Dumbbell Overhead Squat (25#)
- 5 Sotts Press (PVC)
Warmed up with 45-75-95-115#. Wasn’t sure how my shoulder would feel and didn’t have any pain!
- Squat Snatch + 2 OHS (135#)
Felt great actually! Seemed like I was easily diving under the bar and stability felt just fine. Big difference compared to a month or two ago when I was failing 135# squat snatches because it hurt to catch.
2018 Team Series Event 6 – 2 Rounds (w/ partner)
- 100 cal Row (switch every 25 cals)
- 50 Handstand Push-ups
Paired up with Tom and I went first. We crushed the rows. Went 15-10 HSPU in the first round and then 10-10-5 in round two. Finished in 13:22.
It started pouring, but was only a small cloud so I stuck around and did Crossover Symmetry Recovery. Going to try to get this in more often so I can hopefully get back up on the rings and back to butterfly pull-ups.
Yesterday I played a quick 2.5 hour round of golf riding in a cart. Earlier this week I posted some thoughts about the CrossFit Games changes. Go check it out.
Out in the garage around 11. Had to fix one of the adjustable dumbbells first, which got bent when it tipped over last week.
Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 14
15:00 for quality
- 10 Pass Throughs
- 30s Double DB Overhead Hold (35# DBs)
- 60m Farmer Carry (53/50# KBs)
- 10 Push-up T
Got through 5 rounds. I thought I was going light for the overhead hold, but those were tough.
My back felt weird in the 135 or 165 set and I got a little worried. Things loosened up and I concentrated on my positions. Those last sets felt heavy. What a difference 2 years makes. It’ll come back though if I keep slowly increasing the weight and/or reps each squat session.
I was squatting off the jerk blocks again. Not ideal. Last Sunday I did a bunch of work compressing the gym stuff and cutting down on reserved floor space to prep for parking two vehicles in the garage. Need to get that new rack up.
2.09 Mile Run
Feeling better with my running. Took 19:34. Still a long way to go.
Finishing up lunch and then I’ll mow the lawn before spending more time reorganizing the garage.
Thought about golfing today with the threat of rain tomorrow, but I really had a bunch of work to get done. If it does rain tomorrow I think I’ll hit the gym and try to golf on Friday. Went to the 4pm class today.
- Dead Hang
- Bottom Squat Hold
- 200m Run
- 15 Hand Release Push-ups
- 200m Run
- 15 Pass Throughs
- 200m Run
- 30s Handstand Hold
Each rep was with a pause in the bottom so no bounce. Kept it light due to that and with all the push presses coming up.
- Push Press (95#)
- Hang Power Clean (95#)
Scaled back from the prescribed 115 pounds because I knew I wouldn’t be able to go unbroken with that weight. I wanted to keep the intensity high. Even with the scale back, Michelle still whooped my ass with 75# and I never put the bar down between the cleans and the push presses or broke anything up. I did slow down on my burpees and tried to catch my breath there. Finished in 8:53. Would have been a good workout for bar-facing burpees.
- 1:00/1:00 Banded Samson Stretch
Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 13
- 3 Sets (each arm)
- 8 Single Arm High Pull (35#)
- 45s Rest
- 75s Wall Facing Handstand Hold
Meant to get this in yesterday but got talking and forgot. That HS hold was shaky after all of the shoulder work. Glad it was only a single hold.