Long Holbrook

Front of my shoulders are tender from yesterday. Went to the 5pm class.

Shoulder Flexion 7

2 Sets

  • 10 Yoga Push-ups
  • 8 Wall Walks (2s pause)

Smoked!

Warm-up

  • 200m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 50′ Lateral Shuffle
    • 50′ Karaoke
    • 50′ High Knees
    • 50′ Zombie Kicks
    • 50′ Power Skips
    • 50′ Butt Kicks

Conditioning

“Holbrook-ish” – 10 Rounds (each for time)

  • 5 Thrusters (115#)
  • 10 Rope Pull-ups (jumping)
  • 140m Run

Thrusters weren’t a big deal other than a couple of resets where I was getting out of position going into the next rep. Still no rig work, so I did the jumping rope pull-ups again. Every set was 5/5 with opposite arms high on the rope. This is supposed to be 100 meter sprints but we did 70 out and 70 back, so can’t even really get a good baseline time to compare. My splits were:

  • 1:04
  • 1:11
  • 1:10
  • 1:09
  • 1:13
  • 1:16
  • 1:18
  • 1:16
  • 1:09
  • 1:05

So my total time was 20:51. I should have pushed the runs more and taken shorter rest between pull-up sets in rounds 5-8 because I obviously was able to go faster at the end. Wonder how I would have done with regular pull-ups.

Pulling on the Rope

Played 18 holes today, but didn’t walk with the heat. Went to the 4pm class.

Shoulder Flexion 5

4 Sets

  • 50m Single Arm OH Carry (44#)
  • 30-60s Rest

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 3 Sets
    • 5 Rope Pull-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 15 Air Squats

Weightlifting

Squat Cleans

  • 6×45#
  • 4×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 3x2x205

Plenty heavy for the day. My squats are weak and I’m not risking a back tweak before my bro’s wedding this weekend.

Conditioning

  • 400m Run
  • 9 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 18 Rope Pull-ups
  • 400m Run
  • 7 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 14 Rope Pull-ups
  • 400m Run
  • 5 Power Cleans (165#)
  • 10 Rope Pull-ups

The runs always feel slow and probably are. I think the clock said 2:00 when I came in on the first one. Quick singles for all of the power cleans. I scaled back from 185# to keep the pace up and again to not risk my back. I split up the rope pull-ups to keep things even with one hand higher on the rope. 5-5-4-4, 7-7, and then my grip was giving out, partially due to a cut on my thumb, so I went 5 and 2-1-1-1. It was kind a of a jumping rope pull-up, but still a lot of pull. Finished in 11:05.

Happy with my loading and scaling choices lately, especially with the switch to this Ben Smith affiliate programming. Keep moving and keep the intensity high.

 

Sit & Pull

My back is a little better today, but still not great. Out in the garage around 4pm.

Warm-up – 5 Sets

  • 10 Snatch Shrugs (45#)
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 20 Double Unders

The right shoulder was getting stuck from the work I did yesterday. Air squats didn’t feel very good to start, but loosed up a lot after the first two sets. Did them slow and controlled. Double unders were a bit of a challenge.

Accessory – 5 Sets

  • 10/10 Bottoms Up KB Press (20#)
  • 10/10 Landmine Row (55#)

Stayed light because I didn’t want to stress out my back. So I bumped up the set count instead of 3.

Conditioning

  • 36-24-12 Seated Rope Pull-ups (alternate hands every rep)
  • 30-20-10 KB Snatch (35#, switch arms every 5)

This was the workout programmed at the gym and it looked fun, so I wanted to do a variation of it. It was programmed with 6-4-2 (for men) rope climbs at 15′ so the pull-ups were my substitution. I tried to make sure I did 6 back-to-back before taking rests. Normally would have gone heavier on the snatches, but that was good for today with my back. I only took very short breaks to tighten the screw on my adjustable kettlebell. The original workout had a 12 minute time cap so my scaling worked well, finishing at 8:49.

Midline – 5 Sets

  • 20s Bird Dog
  • 10 Single Leg Glute Bridge
  • Switch sides…
  • 20s Bird Dog
  • 10 Single Leg Glute Bridge

Expected the bird dogs to be harder. The glute bridges were not the best choice and could feel them in my back more than any of the other movements from the day.

Pull Variety

Stayed up and watched #Breaking2 last night. Pretty incredible to think about all of the planning and commitment that went into it. Amazing what the human body can do. I ended up sleeping until almost 11am! Little rough rolling out of bed. This stupid fucking back! Out to the garage around 12:30.

Hybrid Push Only

  • 3×12 Rope Pull-ups (4×3 switching high hand)
  • 3×17 Rack Chins
  • 4×12 (5-4-3) Pegboard Pull-ups
  • 3×20 DB Curls (20#)
  • 3×20 DB Front Raises (10#)
  • 3×15 Shoulder YTs (CS purple)

Continued with altering some of the pull-ups to different variations. I recently bought a climbing rope so wanted to use that. No Is today because of the front raises.

Performance Plus

  • 2×30 seconds each side – Pec Minor Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • 2×16 alt Bear Rolls (video)
  • 4x30s KB Arm Bars (25# KB, video)
  • 2×16 alt Bear Rolls

I did the arm bars alternating side to side, so it was 8 total.

Wasn’t sure how it would feel, but headed out for a run. The heart rate zone alerts were going nuts for probably the first 10 minutes, but I never once checked time or pace through the whole run. I just felt like going and not being concerned with anything. Did a typical loop for 2.59 miles, which took 28:03.

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