Cardio Thursday

If I had gone golfing we definitely would have been wet. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • Row (30s easy / 30s hard / 30s easy)
  • 30 Double Unders
  • 15 Push-ups
  • 1:00/1:00 Calf Stretch

Was worried this many push-ups would affect the 125 coming up in the workout, but seemed fine.

Conditioning

25:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 17 Calorie Row
  • 25 Sit-ups
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 25 Push-ups
  • 200m run

I scaled back the row calories from 20, which is a bit insane. Going in I thought I’d do 15, but felt good in the first round so went with 17 and was able to get it just fine each round. Excited I was able to keep a high pace on the rower, over 1,500 cal/hr almost the entire time and even over 1,600 quite a bit. After getting off the rower I had just enough time to walk over to my AbMat and sit down by the time the next minute started. Never missed a dub and went 10-10-5 for every set of push-ups. Even my runs felt good and I was able to sprint the last one.

I have a love/hate for these long cardio EMOMs. They can be brutal but seem to be doing a lot for my fitness and mental side.

Mobility

  • Quad smash with a kettlebell
  • Calf smash with a barbell

Heavy Russians

Walk 18 holes yesterday in some great weather for golf. Went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 10 Pass Throughs (PVC)
  • 10 Overhead Squats (PVC)

Strength

Front Squats

  • 6×45#
  • 6×95
  • 3×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3x3x205

Feels much heavier than it should. I guess that’s what a year and a half of not squatting does for your legs and midline. I keep telling myself, “Slow and steady progress.”

Oh, I did these front squats instead of a complex of 1 snatch push press + 2 OHS. My shoulder still does not like that deep position of the overhead squat.

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 30 Russian KBS (70#)
  • 30 Sit-ups
  • 30 Calorie Row

Good one with the heavy kettlebell. Did everything unbroken without any trouble. Started with around 1,450 cal/hr in round 1, then got a little slower each round. Finished in 14:21.

Little weird that the women’s scale for the row was 21, but then Casey told me it came from CompTrain instead of the Krypton affiliate programming, which seems to always use a ratio of 5/4.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 11

Skipped the special warm-up since I was plenty warm.

3 Sets (each arm)

  • 8 Single Arm Shoulder Press (50# DB)
  • 45s Rest between arms

All aboard the struggle bus!

Light Wall Balls

Got a bit of a headache again a few hours after the workout on Friday night. Could have been from hitting the redline again or maybe from doing HSPU. Decided to take a rest day yesterday since I’ll go to the gym tomorrow instead of golfing. Plus it was hot and I just wanted to kick back, relax, and watch the CrossFit Games after being out-of-town to play in a golf scramble.

11-12-13…20

  • Wall Balls (14#, 10′)
  • Sit-ups

The goal was to go unbroken and it wasn’t that hard to do. Nice to go light for a change. Finished in 11:08.

Tabata Work

  • 4 Rounds Push-ups
  • 30s Rest
  • 4 Tabata Double Unders
  • 30s Rest
  • 4 Tabata Hollow Rocks
  • 30s Rest
  • 4 Tabata Double Unders
  • 30s Rest
  • 4 Tabata Push-ups

Bit of a false start when I set my phone app to reverse tabata. Had done 13 push-ups in those 10 seconds, which obviously affected things the rest of the way after resetting and starting over. I was able to do 17-17-12-11 on the push-ups, 36-30-35-36 dubs, 23-22-22-19 hollow rocks, 36-35-29-35 dubs, and 15-15-13-10 push-ups. Looks like missing a double under costs about 5-6 reps. This was harder than the wall balls.

Accessory

Wanted to get in the 4th shoulder abduction workout which was 3×10 single arm presses. Went with something a little more challenging and added the back work.

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Bottoms Up KB Press (26#)
  • 10/10 Suitcase Deadlift (28kg)

Gymnastics

  • 3×10 Kig Swings / Bar Taps
  • 3×5 T2B

First T2B I’ve done in months. Meh.

Forgot How To Wrap

My quads are still pretty damn sore, but a big improvement over yesterday. Skipped out on the shoulder flexion stuff before class since they were going to get their work in. Went to the 4pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 5 Rope Pulls
  • 50′ Walking Lunge

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 5 Rope Climbs (13′)
  • 50′ Overhead Walking Lunge (45# plate)
  • 25 Sit-ups

I was all geared up for this one! Had on calf sleeves for the rope climbs (which I haven’t used in at least 2 years), knees sleeves for the lunges, and the AbMat pad for the sit-ups. When I went to do a rope climb before the workout it had been so long I couldn’t remember how to wrap my feet. Anytime I’ve done a rope climb in the last couple of years it has been legless since I never do many reps. This was easily the most rope climbs I’ve done in a day and it went well. Was alternating on the rope with one other person most times when I got there, which worked out for rest time. I finished in 14:22.

Have I mentioned I’m loving this Ben Smith affiliate programming?!?!

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 7/7 DB Shoulder Press (40#)
  • 12 Kroc Row (40#)

Back From the Lake

Walked 18 holes in just over 3 hours at Rogers City Country Club yesterday morning. Drove back from the week of vacation this afternoon and started a garage workout before 6pm.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion 10

3 Sets

  • 10 Hollow Body Shoulder Flexion (8# DBs)

Doing these with 2.5# plates was an attack on my core the first time I did them, but the 8# felt pretty good today. Putting off the 9th workout to tomorrow which is a better one to do at the gym before my workout.

Conditioning

  • 5 Rounds
    • 400m Ski Erg
    • 12 KB Snatch (53#)
  • 5 Rounds
    • 400m Ski Erg
    • 20 Sit-ups

Got this from the gym’s Friday workout which was with 500 meter bike erg, so I cut it back to 400 for the ski erg. Instead of 12 toes to bars I did the 20 sit-ups. I definitely wasn’t going to do the snatches with the 70 pound Rx weight. Looking back at Wodify as I type this up, it must have been edited since I saw the workout the other day because it lists 0.3 mile Assault bike or 200m row as alternatives. Oh well, I need the cardio. 🙂

I started around a 2:15/500m pace and went a little faster each round, especially after getting through the halfway point. Each round the snatches were 6 right and 6 left without putting it down. Finished in 26:20.

The Don

Went to the 10am.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2x
    • 20 Air Squats
    • 10 Pass Throughs
    • 30s Dead Hang

Conditioning

“The Don” – Partner Style

  • 66 Deadlifts (115#)
  • 66 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 66 American Kettlebell Swings (53#)
  • 66 V-ups
  • 66 Sit-ups
  • 66 Ring Rows
  • 66 Thrusters (55#)
  • 66 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 66 Burpees
  • 66 Double Unders

Partnered with Weston. BTWB said the deadlift should have been 110, which seems like a weird weight. I had to do V-ups instead of knees to elbows and ring rows instead of pull-ups. For the deadlifts, KBS, v-ups, sit-ups, thrusters, and wall balls we each did three sets of 11. For the box jumps, ring rows, and burpees we each did 3 sets of 6 and 3 sets of 5. Dubs were a quick set of 33 each to finish at 22:25