Not a Fav

In to the gym tonight since I won’t be here this weekend.

Active Life – Singe Leg Bias

Warm-up

  • 10/10 Lateral Step Overs
  • 3 Sets
    • 8/8 Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion

Workout – 3 Sets each arm

  • 10 One Arm KB Front Squat (53#)
  • 10 Groiners
  • 1:00 Rest

I was out of breath from this.

Conditioning

  • ** EMOM – 7 Wall Balls
    • 25 Burpees
    • 25 Power Cleans (135#)
    • 25 Burpees
  • 5:00 Rest
  • 21-15-9 Thruster (75#)
  • 42-30-18 Sit-up

Took me 7:49 to finish the first part so I ended up doing 56 wall balls. Thrusters felt really good. Finished the entire workout at 18:21.

Active Life – Back Max

12:00 for quality (2 breath holds)

  • 10 Alternating Bird Dog
  • 10 Alternating Dead Bug
  • 20 Side Plank

Decided to set the clock for 15 second intervals instead of trying to do all of the breath + rep counting, figuring there would be enough time wasted switching sides. Problem is that bird dogs and dead bugs are almost an instant switches compared to side planks, which waste about 5 seconds. It was too long and had to start taking rests after 10 seconds on the dead bugs after 5 or 6 of them. Side planks weren’t an issue, though still tough. With the clock running that way got through an entire round and 8 bird dogs. This is my least favorite of all of the back work sessions.

12 Days of Christmas

Ankles still feeling Sunday’s shuttle sprints. Sore calves (from the Eccentric Ankle Dorsiflexion work on Monday?) and later in the day yesterday I started to feel my glutes probably from the single leg deads.

Went in to the 5:30 today because we were having a potluck after. I warmed up with some bottom squat hold, should stretching, and a few reps of some of the movements from the workout.

“12 Days” – Partner

Works just like the song. Do the 1 rep movement, then 2-1, then 3-2-1, etc.

  • 1 Bear Complex (115#)
  • 2 Deadlifts (115#)
  • 3 Power Cleans (115#)
  • 4 T2B
  • 5 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 6 Burpees
  • 7 Goblet Squats (53#)
  • 8 KB Snatch (53#)
  • 9 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 11 American KBS (53#)
  • 12 Thrusters (115#)

** One partner must always be holding a 45# plate any way you want.

Teamed up with Weston. Took us 19:13 to finish. Without the plate hold, which would have completely changed things if you had to hold it overheard, this would have been a lot different because you would be able to alternate movements a lot and speed through. Maybe keep the 3-2-1 part as one movement and then you’d be getting different parts of the workout each round.

50 C2B

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up – 12:00

  • 250m Row
  • 5 Strict Pull-ups
  • 8 Bar Taps
  • 8 Burpees

Took my sweet time. Got through 3 rounds + 250 meters.

Gymnastics Test

  • 50 C2B Pull-ups

I’ve never tried this many chest-to-bar pull-ups straight. Thought sets of 5 would be good and I was able to get 8 sets before I went 3-2 and 5 singles. Finished in 2:40. Really got me breathing heavy.

Conditioning

  • 1,500m Row
  • 50 Thrusters (75#)
  • 25 Bar-facing Burpees

Just terrible. I even paced out the row, taking 6:10 (slow!), thinking the thrusters and burpees would be bad. I wasn’t prepared for how much I couldn’t breathe. Did my first set of 10 thrusters and quickly decided to go for sets of 5 and try to keep rests short. Well, the rest were not short. I pushed a final set of 10 to finish after 6×5. The burpees were another world of hurt. After 10, with it still being over 50% of the way I told myself to pick it up and get the damn thing over with. Still wasn’t moving fast by any standard but moved with a little purpose. Finished in 13:25.

Thrusters and burpees are bad enough, but then that long row to start is just nasty.

Accessory – 3 Sets

  • 10/10 Half Kneeling Bottoms-up KB Press (26#)
  • 10 Ring Rows
  • 1:00 Plank

No issues with my right shoulder. I couldn’t do those presses a few weeks ago, so it seems to have healed up.

Definitely need the rest day tomorrow.

Paying a Visit to an Old Hero

After mowing up leaves in 40° yesterday I didn’t feel like spending another hour in the cold garage for a workout. So I rested. Out in the garage tonight. Warmed up with 5 minutes on the Airdyne for 1.5 miles and then 6 thrusters with the empty bar. I can hold that 60 rpm warm-up pace without even trying. Seems to be a sweet spot for me.

“Coe”

10 Rounds

  • 10 Thrusters (95#)
  • 10 Ring Push-ups

This workout has been on my list to revisit for the last couple of years and I finally got to it. The only other time I did it was in February of 2013 with a time of 18:54. My plan was to attack it similar to Open Workout 17.5 by splitting up the thrusters until the final round. I had a feeling the push-ups would be harder than one might expect, so I wanted to break those up too. I went 6-4 on both movements through 9 rounds. Then I did the thrusters unbroken and had to go 4-3-3 on the push-ups. Finished in 14:26 for a 4:28 PR!

Midline

Tabata Sit-ups

I planned to do GHD sit-ups to parallel, but those thrusters stressed my back enough. I did 11 reps for 7 rounds and then 12 for a total of 89. Went to roll to the side and push up off my ass, but my left arm was shaking so bad I couldn’t support my weight. 😂 Talk about fatigued triceps!

Almost Didn’t Make It

Like a dumbass I stayed up and watched the CrossFit Invitational until after 3am last night. I woke up wrecked and hopped back in bed at 10:30 to take a nap. Woke up with just enough time to make it to the gym for noon. I was not feeling like doing the workout I programmed.

Conditioning

  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 10 Burpees
  • 5:00 Rest
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 10 Thrusters (45#)
  • 5:00 Rest
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 40 Double Unders

I used to be able to hit all 10 rounds of burpees in 20 seconds. Not anymore or at least especially not today. First two rounds I may have gotten it, but then I was at about 22-23 seconds. Thrusters were easy. Got the first 4 sets of dubs unbroken and then I think I missed once in each of the next 4 rounds, another set unbroken and missed once at the end.

Seemed to wake me up.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

Yep, this beauty again. First 2 sets felt good. I made the 3rd unbroken today, though it got a little ugly. Definitely wasn’t making the 4th though. I broke after 1, 6, and 10 tuck-ups! I’ll get them all unbroken soon.

Fly High Paul

Today we had an event at the gym for Paul and his family. He was taken by cancer way too soon.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper
  • Dead Hang
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 200m Run
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 15 Air Squats
  • Thrusters
    • 8×45#
    • 4×95#

Conditioning

36:00 Parter AMRAP

  • Parter A – Runs 400m (pace setter)
  • Parter B – Does AMRAP
    • 4 Thrusters (115#)
    • 5 Burpees
    • 81 Jump Rope

When switching, continue where your team left off in the AMRAP. We got something like 22-ish rounds. Hard to keep track in something like this and it doesn’t really matter. I had an instant headache after from the heat, which was at 93° when I got in the car. My suffering is nothing compared to what Paul fought with though.

fly-high-paul

Sweat Monster

Yesterday I woke up sore from a combination of Sunday’s workout and a bunch of yard work. My forearms and grip were especially sore from pulling grass clumps out of the rocks where they were growing. I walked 18 holes of golf and it was horrible hot and exhausting with the eclipse. The sun and heat really got to me. I had a nice headache all night and had a miserable night of sleep.

Little more sore today in different places, especially my lats from the 70 pull-ups. The gym had a bunch of heavy lifts today, so I did a version of Monday’s workout in my garage.

Warm-up – 3 Rounds

  • 200m Ski Erg
  • 5/5 Single Leg Glute Bridges
    15 Russian KBS (53#)

Conditioning

10-20-30-40

  • Thruster (45#)
  • Burpee

The gym did it with wall balls, but I don’t have a height of 10’ in my garage, so I substituted the thrusters. It was a grinder workout. I did the thrusters in 10, 20, 17-13, and 15-15-10. Finished in 13:43 in a puddle of sweat.

I’d been really dragging ass all day, but felt ok during the workout. Decided that was enough for the day and skipped out on the accessory work.