Tight on Thrusters

Was gone all weekend golfing at Arcadia Bluffs. Amazing! My back has been tight ever since making a hard swing at a ball that was burried in some foot long rough. I felt it right away and was tight the rest of the trip. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 10 Rower Pulls Easy
  • 10 Rower Pulls Sub (1:30/500m Pace)
  • 10 Rower Pulls Easy
  • 15 Air Squats
  • 15 Push Ups

Strength

Thrusters

  • 6×45#
  • 3×95
  • 3×125
  • 3×145
  • 3×165
  • 3×185
  • 3×205

I started using my belt with 165 and up. Felt the last rep with 205 a little bit in the bottom of the 3rd squat, so stopped after that. My goal was to at least match the 3×205 push press I did last week, thinking my squat would be the current weak link. Mission accomplished. In December of 2016 I did 215# for a triple, which is the heaviest I have recorded, so 205 is good for my current strength.

Conditioning

  • 200m Run
  • 15 Dumbbell Thrusters (40# DBs)
  • 15 Hard Row Pulls
  • 200m Run
  • 12 Dumbbell Thrusters
  • 12 Hard Row Pulls
  • 200m Run
  • 9 Dumbbell Thrusters
  • 9 Hard Row Pulls

Normally a row would be to my advantage in a workout, but everyone is doing the same number of pulls here. Sprinting on them just killed me for the rest of the movements. I scaled back from 50# dumbbells to protect my back and make sure I could go unbroken. I didn’t quite get up to the 1:30 Rx pace, but figured I wouldn’t when I was barely able to pull it fresh in the warm-up. It took me 3-4 pulls to get up to speed each round before counting the reps. I pulled 1:35 the first round, 1:38 in the second, and 1:35 in the third. Was able to do the thrusters all unbroken, but the second and third runs were a slow jog, trying to catch some breath. Finished in 7:49.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 3

3 Sets

  • 100m Right Arm Overhead Carry
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 100m Left Arm Overhead Carry
  • 1:00 Rest

I used a 40# DB for the first two rounds and then a 50# to finish it off. Couldn’t have gone much heavier.

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.

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

Surviving the Heat

Spent most of yesterday in the cool basement working on some projects and then went up and sat in bed early where I have an AC unit and could work on designing part of one of the projects.

Went to open gym at noon.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion

  • 3 Sets of 10 Yoga Push-ups
  • 10 Wall Walks (2s pause)

I also did 10 thrusters with 45# and some bottom squat hold.

Conditioning

  • 20 Bar-facing Burpees
  • 40 Thrusters (75#)
  • 20 Bar-facing Burpees

Trying 25-15 would have been a bad idea, so I was thinking about 15-15-10, but when I got through my first 5 I settled on 4×10. I needed to have something left for the final 20 burpees. Finished in 5:47. I put a wrist wrap on my problem wrist and it helped out a lot, so I guess I’ll continue that and hope whatever is going on in there heals.

Accessory

5 Sets

  • 5 Evil Wheels
  • 8/8 Suitcase Deadlifts (40kg KB)
  • 1:00 Bent Hollow Hold
  • 8/8 Half Kneeling Bottoms Up KB Press (25#)

Going to keep working in some stuff from the back rehab so I don’t lose all of the progress I’ve made.

Almost Unbroken

Tiring rest day yesterday with 5 hours on the road to buy an old truck. Went to the gym at noon today.

Warm-up

  • 800m Run
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • 2×5 Thrusters (45#)
  • 20 DU
  • 5 Thrusters (95#)

Ashley was late so I ran some laps.

Conditioning

2 Rounds

  • 50 DU
  • 10 Thrusters (115#)
  • 25 Sit-ups
  • 50 DU
  • 20 Wall Balls (30#, 10′)
  • 25 Sit-ups

I missed one double under at 46 in the 2nd set of round 1 otherwise every movement was unbroken. The heavy wall balls were definitely the toughest to power through. Used the sit-ups to try to slow my breathing. Finished in 10:37.

Accessory / Midline

4 Sets

  • 20 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 Pendlay Rows (95#, supinated)
  • 5/5 Turkish Get-ups (35#)
  • 5 Evil Wheels

Maybe worse than the conditioning! Took 19-20 minutes to get through.

11.6/12.5/18.5

Y’all are crazy for voting 11.6 instead of 13.5. Why would you want to do those movements for 7 minutes instead of 4 and with ascending reps! 13.5 would have been a 4 minute workout for probably 80-90% of us. Still better than 14.2 though.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Air Squats
  • PVC Passes
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • Lunges
  • 5×45# Thruster
  • 5×65# Thruster
  • C2B Pull-ups

18.5 (11.6 / 12.5)

7:00 AMRAP – 3-6-9…

  • Thrusters (100#)
  • C2B Pull-ups

In the 2012 Open my score was 58 and just over 2 years ago I did 91 reps. I got 88 today. On the thrusters I did 3, 6, 9, 6-6, and 6-5-4. I did butterfly somewhere into the 12 I think and then switched to a regular kip. All 3s through 12 and then quick singles in the round of 15.

My only goal for the Open this year was to come out healthy and it was a success. My ranking should be respectable considering I haven’t been doing a lot of cardio and I basically quit 18.4 by not attempting any of the 315# deadlifts.

Weighlifting

Power Clean

  • 3×135#
  • 2×168
  • 2×185
  • 2×205
  • 1×216
  • 1×238

Some weird numbers because of mixing pound and kilo plates.

Stripped off some weight and did a 3:00 AMRAP with Michelle and Weston. We rotated around each doing 1 rep and we got through 18 reps each. I used 205#. That was a lot of fun and something I really miss.

Row Thruster

My legs have been feeling the squatting and possibly the box jumps from Sunday. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

5 Sets

  • 200m Row
  • 3 Hang Power Cleans
  • 3 Front Squats
  • 3 Push Jerks

I used 45-45-95-115-135#. Then I did a squat clean + front squat + push jerk with 155 and 175.

Weightlifting

E2M – 10 Sets

  • Squat Clean
  • Front Squat
  • Push Jerk

I did 185, 195, 2 sets 205, 3 sets 215, 2 sets 225, and 235. Good test for my core. Was ok, but those should have been light weight for me.

Conditioning

E3M – 5 Sets

  • 300m Row
  • 9 Thrusters (95#)

I pulled about 1:45-1:48 and tried to push the final set. Was surprised how good the thrusters felt in the first set, but that didn’t last. My posterior chair was lighting up by the end of the 3rd set. My times were 1:31 – 1:31 – 1:34 – 1:34 – 1:33.