Tiger Did It!

I definitely aggravated my back a little yesterday with those dumbbell snatches. Surprisingly, this morning I had my 4th green WHOOP recovery day in-a-row.

What an incredible weekend watching Tiger. Due to the shift in tee times to the early morning I didn’t make it to the gym today. After golf was over, I got out in the garage by 4pm.

Engine Builder – Speed

  • 7:00 Airdyne
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 5:00 Airdyne
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 3:00 Airdyne
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 1:00 Airdyne

Kept my pace around 82-83 RPM. I got 248-178-109-40 calories and my miles were 2.88-2.03-1.23-0.42.

Midline

4 Sets

  • 15/15 Side V-ups
  • 20 Supermans
  • 10 Floor Wipers (5 each side)
  • 30s Rest

Finished in 8:10.

After a two and a half hour rest I was in the garage again.

Engine Builder – Max Aerobic Power

18 Rounds

  • 45s Row
  • 15s Rest

As soon as I started, I could feel my tight back. Especially without a warm-up. My initial pace was 1:48/500m, but I couldn’t hold that; maybe due to the back or due to the speed work earlier. My distances in meters were:

209-209-207-207-207-205
203-202-203-202-204-204
203-203-203-203-204-206

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It’s All Back

Woke up on Sunday with a headache from the gym’s Christmas party so it turned out to be a rest weekend. Good thing with today’s workout.

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Warm-up

4 Sets

  • 20s Bottom of Push-up Hold (2″ off floor)
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Superman Hold
  • 10s Rest

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 5×115
  • 5×165
  • 5×205
  • 5×225
  • 5x5x245

The working sets were programmed at 75%, so rounded down when basing off the 335 pound max. Didn’t want to blow up too much with 90 wall balls coming up. Felt better than the 6x4x265 last week and a nice jump over the 5x5x245 from a few weeks ago.

Conditioning

3 Rounds

  • 30 Wall Ball (20#, 10′)
  • 25 American KBS (53#)
  • 20 C2B Pull-ups

The Rx weight was 70 pounds, but not for this guy. Every round I went 3×10 wall balls, 15-10 kettlebell swings, and 4×5 chest-to-bars. First time trying butterfly again for C2B and it felt great, so I used it the whole way. I guess that is the last thing to come back since I just got my muscle-ups back. My rep schemes worked well and I was surprised to keep hitting sets of 5 on the rig. Usually I can’t keep up that large of sets for C2B and especially not with the butterfly kip. Finished in 13:24.

Started getting a headache within minutes and several other people did as well. With those 3 movements your head is continually moving up and down, so maybe that did it. Tough workout!

Lunge to the Death

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

15:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 50′ Butt Kicks + 50′ High Knees
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 15 Supermans

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 10×135
  • 10×165
  • 10×185
  • 20×135

Can’t remember the last time I’ve squatted that many reps. Felt fine.

Conditioning

12:00 EMOM

  • 5 Burpees
  • MAX Front Rack Lunges (75#)

I did 2 rounds of 12, then 8 rounds of 10, 12, and 14 for a total of 130 lunges. Fucking terrible, especially in the front rack.

Walked 400m to cool down.

As Many Lunges

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

4 Sets

  • 15 Air Squats
  • 15 Supermans
  • 25′ Bear Crawl

This was a lot of Supermans for a warm-up!

Front Squat

Supposed to be a 3 second pause at parallel on the first rep, which is hard for someone who bottoms out.

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 2×205

Squat is feeling pretty good.

Conditioning

4 Cycles

  • 5:00
    • 500m Row
    • 400m Run
    • AMRAP Front Rack Lunges (95#)
  • 3:00 Rest

When I saw it posted online I was thinking 115# but I decided to go with 95# and was glad I did. Tried to keep a <= 1:55 pace on the rower and I’m sure I was slow on the run. I pulled up my knee pads after coming in from the run and had about 40 seconds each time for lunges. Didn’t use a rack and did 17-20-18-19 without ever dropping the bar. I hate running! I’ve done a lot of lunges in the last 2 weeks.

Weight Wednesday

I was a lot more sore in my lower body than expected the last couple of days. At first I was thinking it was the thrusters, but it could have been from the deadlifts I did Saturday. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 7 PVC Passes
    • 7 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 7 Supermans
    • 7 Power Snatches (PVC)
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • Power Snatch
    • 2x3x20kg
    • 2x3x40kg

Weightlifting

E90S – 15:00 (10 Sets) – 3 Power Snatches

  • 45kg
  • 50
  • 55
  • 60
  • 64
  • 67
  • 70
  • 72
  • 74
  • 76

I haven’t done a lifting EMOM in a really long time. Pretty happy getting up to about 168# and every set was touch-n-go. I did start pausing at my hip on the way back down with the last 3 weights.

Conditioning

3 Cycles

  • 4:00 AMRAP
    • 25 cal Row
    • 20 Power Cleans (60-52-44kg)
    • 15 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24”)
  • 4:00 Rest

Weight decreases each cycle. We actually started each cycle where we left off instead of from the top. Even with the different starting points I did the exact same number of reps every round, getting 10 of the burpee box jump overs along with all of the calories and all of the cleans. In the first cycle I did 7 power cleans and then went to singles. In the 2nd I did 5-5 and then singles. At the end I was able to do 7-7-6. There was a fair bit of travel between stations, which I was glad to have. I did strap on my belt for all of the cleans because my back was already getting tight during the snatches. No tweaks, but I’ll have to take it easy the next couple of days.

 

Big Slow Sets

Still sore all over the place. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • 2 Sets
    • 10/10 Single Arm Kettlebell Thrusters (26#)
    • 20 Superman Extensions
    • 100 Jump Rope

Strength

There was no way I was doing the front squats with my back. Lunges sounded like a good way to hit some legs.

5 Sets

  • 20 Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunges (40#)

I alternated arms after 10 every set.

Conditioning

  • 10 Strict Chin-ups
  • 75 Thrusters (45#)
  • 10 Strict Chin-ups
  • 50 Overhead Squats (45#)
  • 10 Strict Chin-ups
  • 75 AbMat Sit-Ups

The Rx weight was 75# so I scaled back with a goal of going unbroken. I got through 50 thrusters and there was no way I was getting another 25 in a row. I broke and then finished the last 25. I was able to do the OHS unbroken. Big sets for those 2 movements, but each rep was really slow. I did 5-5 on the first set of chin-ups and then all sets of 2. Finished in 12:52.

Weekly Challenge

1:30 AMRAP

  • 1 Pull-up
  • 2 Push-ups
  • 3 Air Squats

Was combining the movements as much as possible while still hitting the require ranges of motion. When someone called out 45 seconds I about died! I figured we had 10-15 seconds left. Hard to count, so I may be wrong with a score of 12+4. If anything I think it would have been 11+4.

Snatch City

Much needed rest day yesterday. I started getting a knot in my right mid back, I think from doing a bunch of bush trimming on Monday. It’s tight today too. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang
  • 5 Sets
    • 3 Hang Muscle Snatch
    • 4 Hang Power Snatch
    • 5 Squat Snatch
  • 3 Hang Power Snatch (95#)

I used 45# for 3 sets and 75# for 2 sets of the complex.

Weightlifting – 16:00 EMOM

  • 2 Hang Power Snatch (115#)

Still taking it easy with the back. Felt really good though! Not pushing it with a big trip coming up on Monday.

Conditioning

10 Unbroken Rounds

  • 1 Power Snatch (95#)
  • 1 Hang Squat Snatch (95#)
  • 1 Squat Snatch (95#)
  • 2 OHS (95#)

Scaled way back from the 135# so I could concentrate on positions and now fuck something up. I’d do a round, move my poker chip for counting and then right into the next set. I messed up the sequence a couple of times so did another snatch or overhead squat to make up for it each time. Finished in 4:49.

Midline

8 Rounds (Tabata)

  • 20s Plank
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Superman
  • 10s Rest