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.

 

On to the Next

I was too tired from the weekend to golf, so it was a complete rest day. I was right about losing weight from working on the truck in the garage all weekend in that heat. Was 205 in the morning yesterday.

Now that the back rehab is done, I figure I’ll try out some of the other Active Life programs, especially as my 2-day/week membership at the gym is through the end of this month and then there is an ownership change taking place. Looking forward to getting in the gym more often again. Went out in the garage around 4pm.

Active Life – Thick Pack – Warmup

  • 20 Side Shuffles (5m)
  • 2:00/2:00 Banded Posterior Hip Distraction
  • 10/10 Lateral Leg Swings
  • 10/10 Lateral Box Step-ups (18″)
  • 5/5 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion

4 Sets (2x each arm)

  • 50m Overhead Carry (70# KB)
  • Rest 30-60s

Might as well try to correct this shoulder impingement, which has kept me off the rig.

Conditioning

  • 300m Run
  • 30 Back Squats (135#)
  • 300m Run

I guess counts with 3 are my thing lately. Slow but unbroken on the squats and felt pretty good on the run. Funny how dropping 10 pounds makes running easier. 🙂 Finished in 5:21.

Active Life – Thick Pack – Workout

  • 1:00/1:00 KB Psoas Mobilization
  • 10:00
    • 10 Glute Bridges (3s hold)
    • 10 Curl-ups (3s hold)

This first day of “Thick Pack” work was exactly the same as I’d done in some of the other programs. Got through 5 rounds.

Bench Day

Did a bunch of yard work yesterday and didn’t have time to workout with other stuff and family visiting. Went to the gym at noon.

Warm-up

  • 1 Mile Run
  • Bench press
    • 10×45#
    • 10×95
    • 5×115

Had to get out of the house so I got the gym a little early to run.

15:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Bench Press (135#)
  • 20 Air Squats

Did two sets of 5 for every round of bench press and my second sets were starting to get slow in the last few rounds, so I think it was a pretty good strategy. Based on my 8:43 for 100 reps with 135 pounds I was thinking somewhere around 10 rounds would be pretty good. Then I did the first round in just over a minute. I finished the 6th round at 7:30, so was able to keep that same pace to get 12+3.

I’ve been wanting to try a metcon with bench pressing, so finally pulled this out of my idea list. The only other times I’ve benched in a metcon were Linda and 100 reps for time.

Fitting that this morning Castro announced bench press would be at Regionals. I wonder what the workout will be.

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5 Rounds

  • 100m Single Arm Farmer Carry (62#)
  • 20 Walking Lunges
  • 100m Single arm OH Walk (44#)
  • 20 American KBS (44#)

The rounds were much quicker than I thought so instead of doing the planned 30 minutes, we cut it off after 5 rounds, which was at 21:09.