My back is feeling a lot better. I’m not putting any load on it, so I stayed home from the gym. Out in the garage just before 4pm.
Engine Builder – Speed
- 4:00 Airdyne (AD2)
- 90s Rest
My goal was ~85 RPM and it was a success. Calories per interval were 152-152-155.
- 15 Hip Thrusts
- 15 Banded Pull-throughs (green)
I learned that hip thrusts are when you elevate your torso on a bench or box, which gives you a deeper range of motion. First time trying pull-throughs and it takes a set or two to understand how to balance so you don’t keep tipping over backwards. Curious to see if my ass will be sore from these.
- 200m Ski Erg
- 20 Plyo Lunges
- 20 Alternating Leg V-ups
Quick one. I tried to get my pace down to 1:50/500m and hold there. Took me 7:51 to finish.
Forgot that I posted about weeks 3-4 of my calorie counting yesterday.
My bis and tris seemed to feel fine from yesterday. Until I got in to today’s work.
Definitely started to feel some of the fatigue from Friday and Saturday as I got deeper in to the sets. Happy to hit that because it was back on July 31st I barely got 235 for a single!
- 10 C2B Pull-ups
- 5 Hang Squat Cleans (115#)
- 5 Push Jerks (115#)
I warmed up with 45 and 95 pounds. Did the chest-to-bars in 2×5 each round. My first round was under a minute and I knew that wouldn’t last. Shoulders really felt the fatigue in the 2nd or 3rd round. Made it through 5+6.
- 10 Hollow Rocks
- 10 V-ups
- 10 Tuck-ups
- 10s Hollow Hold
- 1:00 Rest
Haven’t done our favorite ab workout in months so I thought it would be a good test after all of the higher volume stuff we’ve been doing on Sundays. My last round wasn’t pretty, but I finally completed all 4 rounds without breaking it up. My time was 6:08.
Spent some time working on my balance and handstand walk practice.
Had a blast at the Sky Zone Trampoline Park yesterday and managed to stay injury free except for a few dings on my hand from the obstacle course. Legs seem fine from all of the jumping too.
That was 10 pounds heavier than a month or so ago. Might have been able to go up one more set.
- 8 Muscle-ups
- 50 Air Squats
Went infinitely better than I expected; I thought for sure I’d end doing singles in the 3rd or 4th round. I was able to do 2×4 every round with 20-30 seconds of rest! Dips got tough at the end. I held a controlled and steady pace for the first three rounds of squats, knowing I couldn’t jack up my heart rate for the rings. First round was done a little bit under 3:00 on the clock and slowly drifted off that pace for the next two rounds. Then I pushed the pace on the last 50 air squats to make up a lot of time and finish at 11:46.
Maybe there is something to the power of the Sunday pancakes!
- 50 V-ups
- 30s L-hang
- 50 Twisting Crunches
- 30s L-hang
- 50 Lemon Squeezes
- 30s L-hang
- 50 Twisting Weighted Sit-ups
Pretty terrible with the high reps. I did all of the hangs in two sets of 15 seconds they were so bad after the V-ups that kicked it off. Took around 12 minutes.
Heading out to buy a used Concept 2 rower I found for $500. I’ve been keeping my eye out for a long time, but they rarely ever get listed for sale and even more rarely under $700.
My hamstrings were getting sore yesterday too. My quads, hammies, and glutes are all still sore today.
- 2 Rounds
- 40 Jumping Jacks
- 10 Deadlifts (45#)
- 30 Mountain Climbers
- 16 Elbow Punches
- 20 Alt. V-ups
- 10 Back Squats (45#)
- 7 Hang Muscle Clean (45#)
- 7 Hang Power Clean (45#)
- 5 Hang Power Clean
- 5 Back Racks (45#)
- 8 Hang Power Cleans + 8 Back Squats (65#)
- 6 Hang Power Cleans + 6 Back Squats (95#)
- 4 Hang Power Cleans + 4 Back Squats (125#)
- 3 Hang Power Cleans + 3 Back Squats (155#)
- 3 Hang Power Cleans + 3 Back Squats (175#)
Quickly decided I didn’t want to try 155# for the workout.
- 1:00 Run around gym
- 10 Hang Power Cleans (135#)
- 10 Back Squats (135#)
Since we’re obviously not running outside we did a minute run around in the gym instead of 200 meters. Generally I don’t like when a cardio movement is subbed in as a timed piece, because there is no real incentive (other than improving your running) to run faster because a minute will always take a minute. I’m really good at sandbagging runs. 🙂 I’d rather work on my endurance with the barbell anyway since the Open has never had any type of running.
I did eight hang power cleans, dropped it, did the other two and transferred it to my back for all ten squats. Wore my belt the entire time, so was tightening and loosening it. Got through 6 rounds, the run, and the cleans.
Midline & Skill
- 6 Evil Wheels
- HS Walk Practice
Got some good tips from another member. My hands are too wide, probably from being used to wider stance for HSPU. Need to keep practicing with the Open coming up.
Much needed rest day yesterday after nine in-a-row, with two of those being active recovery days. My shoulders were a little sore, but felt fine this morning.
Barely made it on the last set. Improvement over the 5x5x215 from last week.
- 10-8-6-4-2 Thrusters (135#)
- 50-40-30-20-10 Double Unders
I got this one from Beyond the Whiteboard in the Heavy Fitness Level category. Warmed up with 5×45, 5×95, and 3×115. My goal was to go unbroken, but I had no idea what the thrusters would feel like. I just remember being the EMOM with 3×155 a few weeks ago being nasty. I made it through everything unbroken and probably could have picked the bar sooner after each set of double unders. Finished in 4:57. I’m pumped I was able to do those unbroken.
- 30 V-ups
- 60 Bicycles
- 30 Weighted Sit-ups (30# slam ball)
- 60 Flutter Kicks
- 30 Leg Raises
- 60 Mountain Climbers
These higher rep core movements get so bad in the first round. Took about 14 minutes to finish.
Glad I did the active recovery yesterday with more gymnastics pulling today. People are messed up from so much grippy stuff. My hamstrings are actually feeling a little sore today. Went to the 4pm class.
- 2:00 Assault Bike
- 5 Rounds
- 3/3 Worlds Greatest Stretch
- 7 Hand Release Push-Ups
- 10 Air Squats
18:00 EMOM (alt)
- 12 cal Assault Bike
- 20 V-Ups
- 2 Legless Rope Climbs
Held 75-78 RPM on the bike without any trouble. Could have reached higher with my legs on the v-ups, but didn’t stop during any set. The rope climbs weren’t programmed legless, but with only two every three minutes I went for it. After the first three rounds, the second rep started to get tough. Made it through them all.
We had plenty of time left over, so I wanted to get in some pull-ups since I missed 100+ of them yesterday.
Was able to do all unbroken butterfly except two regular kipping chest-to-bars at the end of the last 2 sets. I didn’t come off the bar though. Hands were feeling pretty ripe after the rope climbs and I didn’t want to rip, so 5 sets was enough. I did wear grips for the pull-ups.
Stayed in last night, but was up way too early. Nice to get some things done though. Went to open gym at noon.
“Danny” – 20:00 AMRAP
- 30 Box Jumps (24″)
- 20 Push Press (115#)
- 30 Pull-ups
I’ve done this once, two years ago, with all step-ups. I got 3+46 then. Today I got 3+53. Went 11-9 on the first three rounds of push presses and then 6-5-5-4 with shorter rest at the end. Pull-ups were all in done 5×6.
Nice to start 2019 with a PR! 🙂
I got a blood blister in the middle of my left palm. I’ve never had something there. Maybe it was because I was regripping the bar on a lot of my reps and I’m still getting used to the butterfly again. I didn’t wear any grips on my hands due to the push presses.
- 20s L-Sit
- 30 Russian Twists (45# plate)
- 30 Alternating V-ups
- 20s L-Sit
- 30 Weighted Sit-ups (30# slam ball)
- 30 Hollow Rocks
My abs were dying in the first round of v-ups! Very nasty and took 14:17!