Grip City

My shins and ankles are sore from the broad jumps. Shoulders have some fatigue too. Maybe now that I’m on protein again I’ll have improved recovery. Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 600m Run
  • 3 Rounds
    • 5/5 Kettlebell Snatch (35#)
    • 10/10 Single Leg KB Deadlifts (35#)

Strength

Deadlift – 4×5 @ 80%

  • 10×45#
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 5×195
  • 5×225
  • 5×255
  • 4x5x275

Estimated my current 1RM at 345 based on the 3×325 I did in August. The working sets were 10 pounds more than I did a month ago for 5×5. The weight felt decent and I’m still able to keep a neutral grip for every set. Slow progress, but moving in the right direction.

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 5/5 KB Snatch (53#)
  • 10 T2B

I was all geared up with my gymnastics grips and wrist wraps over the top of them to soften the blows from the kettlebell. Was able to do 4-3-3 for the toes to bars every round, which is very surprising with this only being a couplet. Even between those inner sets I didn’t come off the bar very long. Made it through 8+3 and felt good in that one.

That was 80 T2B! My hips always give out a lot earlier in rep counts, even in much longer workouts. Maybe I’m finally improving my endurance with the movement. Sure have been doing enough lately!

Run Inside

Complete rest day yesterday and went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Dead Hang
  • Couch Stretch
  • Figure 4 Stretch
  • Line drills

Conditioning

21:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 15 Burpees
  • 15 cal Row
  • 8 Jingle Jangles (45′)

Was getting my burpees done in 41-43 seconds every round and kept my pace at about 1,400 cal/hour on the rower. Didn’t feel like running 200 meters outside (I was going to scale to 150 anyway to survive) with the weather and it turned out much nicer to run inside. 🙂

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 10/10 Bulgarian Split Squats (30# DBs)
  • 12 Strict T2B
  • 15 Strict Ring Dips

This was pretty terrible. Had a much tougher time doing multiples today for the toes to bars. I did 3×5 for every round of ring dips.

More Toes to Bars

I was whooped after that workout yesterday. Sat on my chair for a few hours before I got the motivation to get up and do some this around the house. Made a new organizer for the garage gym. Went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

  • 2x 30s Couch Stretch (each side)
  • 2x 30s Figure 4 Stretch (each side)
  • 20 PVC Pass Throughs
  • 2:00 Assault Bike
  • 10 Pause Overhead Squats (45#)
  • 5 High Pulls (45#)
  • 5 Muscle Snatch (45#)
  • 10 High Hang Squat Snatch (45#)

Weightlifting

Squat Snatch

  • 3×75#
  • 3×95
  • 3×115
  • 3×125
  • 3×135
  • 3×145
  • 3×150
  • 3×155
  • 3×160

My shoulder was still holding up and the lifts felt pretty solid. I don’t think I’ve squat snatched this much since 17.3! Guess I was doing all powers after the back tweak in the Open that year and then this year I’ve been letting my shoulder recover.

Conditioning

E3M – 5 Sets

  • 200m Row
  • 15 Kettlebell Swings (70#)
  • 15 T2B

Was pulling 1:40 or less every round. I was able to do 3×5 toes to bars for the first four rounds and then 5, 3, and 7 quick singles in the 5th round. My splits were 2:04 – 2:02 – 2:05 – 2:12 – 2:17. That’s enough T2B for this week after 72 yesterday and 75 more today. Seems like my endurance with them is finally getting better.

Almost Met Pukie

Friday night my hamstrings started to get sorer. Maybe I’m using them more when I squat now after so much time off from heavy lifting, where I was really quad dominant before. Maybe some is from the step overs though?

Yesterday was a long and exhausting day playing in a scramble where the temp never got above 50°. Went to open gym for noon today.

Conditioning

24:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 10 Thrusters (95/65#)
  • 50 Double Unders
  • 6 Burpee Box Jump Overs (24/20″)
  • 12 T2B

After flying through my first set of the burpee box jump overs I thought about increasing to eight reps. I figured things would get rough and decided not too. Boy was I glad I made that call! In round four I started questioning why I had to make this a six rounder instead of five. I was cruising along pretty good but the thrusters were getting slower and slower and I was missing one or two double unders every round. My toes to bars were holding well with 6-6. Then in the 5th round I had to do 6-3-1-1-1, which really cut down on rest going into the thrusters. I was hurting at that point, but wasn’t putting the bar down. My final set of the burpee box jump overs had to be almost twice as slow as my other rounds. I had been doing so well at jumping up off the ground and rebounding right into the box jump until that point where I resorted to doing everything I could to finish. I had to do 3-3-2-1-1-1-1 to finish out the T2B. I thought I was going to puke and it took me a long time to recover. Worst workout I’ve created in a very long time!

Accessary

4 Sets

  • 6 Pendlay Rows (125#, supinated grip)
  • 7 Good Mornings (45#)
  • 8 Evil Wheels

Tried doing good mornings with the same weight, but my back was really tight.

Off to Orlando

Out in the garage by 10am.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 18

Warm-up

  • 10 Push-up Shoulder Tap
  • 10 PVC Pass Throughs

3 Sets (each arm)

  • 10 Single Arm High Pull (35#)
  • 45s Rest

These have improved a lot.

3 Sets

  • 30s Wall-facing Handstand Hold
  • 30 Rest

Had to accumulate 90s so this worked well.

Strength

Back squat

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 6×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×195
  • 3×215
  • 3x3x235

Still squatting off jerk blocks. Increased 15# from what I did a few weeks ago for 5×3. Planned to do five sets again today, but it was feeling especially heavy, so played it safe.

Conditioning

Warmed up my C&J with 5×45#, 5×95, and 3×135.

12:00 AMRAP

  • 75 Double Unders
  • 10 C&J (155#)
  • 75 Double Unders
  • 20 T2B

Right off the bat I decided to go with 3×25 for my double unders in an attempt to keep my heart rate down. I missed twice in the 4th time through dubs and then twice again in the 5th time through at the end when I tried to get through unbroken since the clock was running out.

Those clean and jerks felt heavy right away! Not sure what’s up with my body this morning. I did all singles there and those by far took the longest. For the toes to bars I was able to do 4×5 both times through. Finished 2+65.

I’m glad I had time to get in a workout today. Time to pack and head to the airport!

Set the Shoulders

No issues with my back after feeling odd yesterday morning and then the deadlifts. Went to the 4pm class today.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • Line Drills

Conditioning

E4M – 5 Rounds

  • 250m Row
  • 200m Run

My times were 1:37, 1:39, 1:38, 1:35, and 1:36. For the first three rounds I was trying to keep a 1:35-1:40 pace on the rower and then I pushed it, trying to hold 1:35 or better for the final two. Had to gut out the second half of each run.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 30s/30s Side Plank
  • 30s Handstand Hold
  • 10 Strict Toes to Bar

I was using a higher bar for my first try on those T2B and it was rough going. I switched to my normal bar for the 2nd and 3rd round, which allows me to hit the ground with my toes more so I can set my shoulders and stop from swinging on the descent. I was able to do them in 5-3-2 for those 2 rounds.

Sets of 5 or 3?

Walked 18 holes yesterday on a cooler day when it misted/drizzled off and on the entire round. Tt was actually quite comfortable though with pants and a long sleeve t-shirt under my golf polo. Instead of going to class today I decided to do yesterday’s programming because I need the squat work. Out in the garage around 5pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 1:00 Airdyne
  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Shoulder Rolls (PVC)
  • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)

Strength

Back Squats

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95
  • 5×135
  • 5×165
  • 3×195
  • 5x3x225

I squatted off jerk blocks, so it was like an extra half rep each set. Need to get my new rack installed this weekend.

Conditioning

Warmed up my power cleans with five at 45# and at 95#.

15:00 AMRAP

  • 30 DU
  • 15 Power Cleans (115#)
  • 30 DU
  • 15 T2B

Started with 3×5 on the cleans, then went 5×3 for 3 rounds, and 3×5 in my 5th round. I had debated on 3×5 or 5×3 for toes to bars, but stopping at 3 felt right during the first round so I did 5×3 every round without issue. I think I’ve mentioned plenty of times how I don’t like the bar in my garage. I only missed one double under, at 14 in the first set of round three I believe. Finished four full rounds, the dubs, cleans, and 8 more dubs for 4+53. If I was going to do it again I might stick with the power clean sets but try doing 3×5 T2B throughout.