Went to the 4:30 class.
Warm-up – 2 Sets
- 30 Jumping Jacks
- 40 Air Squats
- 20 Toe Touches
Strength – 5 Sets
- 10 Reverse Hypers (140#)
- 10/10 Suitcase Deadlifts (62# KB)
Class was doing 10×2 deadlift but I wanted no part in lifting that heavy shit.
“Fight Gone Bad” – 3 Rounds
- 1:00 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
- 1:00 Sumo Deadlift High Pulls (75#)
- 1:00 Box Jumps (24″)
- 1:00 Push Presses (75#)
- 1:00 Row for calories
- 1:00 Rest
Didn’t realize the box jumps should have been only 20″, though I’m sure it wouldn’t have made that much of a difference. My scores per round were 109-92-90. Only a ranking of 66 on BTWB. Not a good effort. First time doing a legit FGB though. Got 32 wall balls in round on, then 24 and 23 I think. I hate SDHP and tried to be careful with my back. Box jumps were slow, but at least I jumped them all even though I don’t rebound anymore. The push press was much harder than I expected with that weight. Row just sucks at the end of 5 minutes and then one minute of rest goes by so fast.
Was up late to finish watching Bloodline, but made it to the 10am.
- Shoulder stretching
- Bottom Squat Hold
- 500m Row
Strength / Accessory
- 10/10 Single Arm Single Leg RDL (44# KB)
- 5/5 OH Lunge (44# KB)
- Power Clean (95#)
- Front Squat (95#)
Finished in 9:48.
Out in the garage before dinner.
- 3×15 Pegboard Pull-ups (6-5-4)
- 3×10 Rack Chins (35#)
- 3×10 Lat Pull-downs (green bands)
- 3×10 DB Curls (30#)
- 3×15 Shoulder IYTs (CS purple)
Was only supposed to be sets of 12 Pull-ups but I failed at math today.
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
- 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.
Walked 18 holes today, had a chiro appointment, and then went to the gym. Tore up a finger when I smashed it between a dumbbell and the legs of my bench last night, so I wasn’t up for gripping anything like the class was doing. Gavin and Brandi joined me in this fun number…
- 10 HSPU
- 150m Row
- 10 Over Bench Jumps (18″)
- 15 Air Squats
- 30 DU
I wasn’t even going to start with 10 handstand push-ups in a row in the first round, but changed my mind when I kicked up. Then it became the goal and I was able to easily do every set of them unbroken! I finished 9 rounds plus the HSPU, row, and jumps. I don’t know if I’ve even done 75 HSPU in one day and definitely haven’t done 100 like today. I’d say this Push Only program is paying off in more than just the bench press.
When I got done with round 1 around 2:30 I thought, “Oh boy, you better slow down.” When I put this one together I wasn’t expecting the rounds to be that fast, mostly because I was expecting to be doing 2×5 for every set of HSPU. I did slow over the course of the workout. I think round 5 was in about 10-15 seconds before the halfway point.
Went in at 1pm.
20:00 EMOM (alt)
Good cardio. Harder than I remember and we did this with 15 burpees during Open prep.
- 50 HSPU
- 50 Box Jumps (30″)
- 50 One Arm KB Thrusters (44#, switch every 5 reps)
- 50 MB Sit-ups (20#)
- 50 One Arm KB OH Walking Lunges (44#)
I expected the handstand push-ups to be terrible for that many reps, but it wasn’t that bad. I did 3 sets of 10 and then 6-7-7 to finish at about 3:40. I didn’t stop moving on the box jumps but there were slow as I was taking a step or two back each time I came down. I think I finished at 8:32. I did 5 on each arm before dropping the kettlebell for 3 sets of 10 and then finished up the last 20 without putting it down. Never stopped on sit-ups. On the lunges I went 13 right, short rest, 13 left, short rest and then the same with 12s. Finished at 17:52.
Walked my first 18 holes of the year yesterday. Wasn’t really tired, though did feel some pulling in my left hamstring over the last 4 holes. Still really wet and soggy out there. Went in for the 10am class today.
- 3×15 Reverse Hyper (90#)
- Couch Stretch
- Wrist Stretch
- 3 Sets
- 10 Weighted Lunge (45#)
- 10 Shoulder Press (45#)
- 10 Front Squat (45#)
1 Squat Clean + 2 Front Squats + 1 Push Jerk
Alex lifted with me. Wasn’t planning on going too heavy, but it was feeling ok. The squats did feel a little heavy. I haven’t maxed out push jerk in years, but the most I’ve done is 255# back in September of 2014. I think it’s a lot higher now.
30:00 EMOM (alt)
- Row calories
- H2H KBS (44#)
- Bicycle Crunches
- Jump Rope (singles)
- Side Plank
Worked for 40 seconds of each minute. This was a nice little sweat. Alternated sides for the plank every round so that they were longer holds.
Out in the garage in the evening to kick of week 2 of the Push Only program.
Increased 5# on both the sets of 8 and the sets of 12.
Close Grip Bench Press
Not knowing what I could do, I tried 135-150-165 last week, which was an average of 150, so a 5# increase over that seemed right for today and it sure was! High rep day is much harder with “strict” rests. I was doing about two minutes.
- 3×12 Clapping Push-ups
- 3×12 DB Side Raises (15#)
- 3×12 DB Bent-over Side Raises (15#)
- 3×15 PVC Lift Offs (video)
- 3×10 Banded Arm Circles – 10 in all 3 positions and also in both directions (video)
- Rolling Teres Muscles – 30 seconds / side (video)
Also did some psoas release and the entire second session only took 70 minutes.
- 2×15 Reverse Hyper (90#)
- 2 Rounds
- 200m Run
- 10 Air Squats
- 10 PVC Passes
- 15 Jumping Jacks
Strength – Front Squat
My back is definitely tight.
Warmed up cleans with 5×45, 5×95, and 5×135.
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.
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…
- 3×30 alt DB Bench Press (50#)
Those dumbbell presses get much harder on the short rest.
I haven’t done a shoulder press in months.
- 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.