Heading Out

My shoulders are still a little tender. Walked 18 holes yesterday and I’m playing some damn good golf lately! Mowed the lawn this morning and went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion 8

2 Sets

  • 5/5 Thoracic Rotation
  • 5 Evil Wheels

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 20 Walking Lunges
    • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 30s Handstand Hold
  • Deadlifts
    • 10×45#
    • 10×135
    • 5×185

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Deadlifts (225#)
  • 15 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 20 Hand Release Push-ups

Not a chance I was trying the Rx 275# and was able to keep the 225 unbroken. I never stopped on the box jumps, stepping down every rep. HRPU were done in 4 sets of 5 each round. Finished in 12:25.

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 20 Overhead Walking Lunges (50# DB)
  • 45s HS Hold

This combo lit up the shoulders.

Heading up north on vacation in the morning.

Feeling Good on the Rower

Got to the gym a little early before the 4pm class to get in the shoulder rehab work.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion 4

  • 3 Sets 5/5 Thoracic Rotation
  • 2 Sets 5 Evil Wheels

I tried an evil wheel from my feet. Not happening!

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2x
    • 20 walking lunges
    • 15 Push-ups
    • 30s Dead hang
  • 10 Push Press (45#)

Hung from the bar instead of doing 10 kip swings.

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 20 cal Row
  • 20 Push Press (95#)
  • 20 V-ups

Tried to keep it above 1,150 cal/hr on the Concept 2 rower. I did 12-8 push presses for the first two rounds and was feeling pretty good, so waited to see how round three went and maybe do the last two sets unbroken. Yeah right! Started fading fast in round 3 and had to rest a bit more in between. The last two sets of 12-8 were tough. Still no bar work, so I did the v-ups in place of toes-to-bars. Finished in 15:47. Would have been a lot slower trying to get through 100 T2B. Feeling good on the rower lately, so maybe losing 14 pounds is paying off.

Gymnastics

3 Sets

  • 45s HS Hold
  • MAX Ring Rows

I went E2M and got 15-12-10 ring rows.

Lift Heavy Shit

I really did have plans to hit a garage workout yesterday, but I was tired and decided on another rest day. Wasn’t missing the 10am class today, except I walked in and it is actually a 9am on Saturdays! Oh well, I was able to take advantage of the empty gym and was kind of nice to do my own thing.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10/10 Leg Swings
  • Dead Hang
  • 2 Sets
    • 50′ Walking Lunge
    • 10/10 Single Arm KBS (35#)
  • 10 Power cleans (45#)
  • 8×95#
  • 20 DU
  • 6×115#
  • 20 DU
  • 4×135#
  • 40 DU

Conditioning

This was one programmed at the gym during the week.

  • 10-8-6-4-2 Power Cleans (155-185-205-225-245#)
  • 50 Double Unders

I did all single cleans. I missed 3 times in the first round of DU, did 2 rounds of 30-20, missed 5 times in the 4th round, and did the last round unbroken. Finished in 10:09. The bars sure got heavy after the first 2 weights, but it felt great to lift some shit.

Active Life – Back Max

  • 1:00/1:00 KB Psoas Mobilization
  • 10:00
    • 8/8 Glute Bridges (3s hold)
    • 12 Curl-ups (3s hold)

Did 5 rounds.

Bench Day

Did a bunch of yard work yesterday and didn’t have time to workout with other stuff and family visiting. Went to the gym at noon.

Warm-up

  • 1 Mile Run
  • Bench press
    • 10×45#
    • 10×95
    • 5×115

Had to get out of the house so I got the gym a little early to run.

15:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Bench Press (135#)
  • 20 Air Squats

Did two sets of 5 for every round of bench press and my second sets were starting to get slow in the last few rounds, so I think it was a pretty good strategy. Based on my 8:43 for 100 reps with 135 pounds I was thinking somewhere around 10 rounds would be pretty good. Then I did the first round in just over a minute. I finished the 6th round at 7:30, so was able to keep that same pace to get 12+3.

I’ve been wanting to try a metcon with bench pressing, so finally pulled this out of my idea list. The only other times I’ve benched in a metcon were Linda and 100 reps for time.

Fitting that this morning Castro announced bench press would be at Regionals. I wonder what the workout will be.

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5 Rounds

  • 100m Single Arm Farmer Carry (62#)
  • 20 Walking Lunges
  • 100m Single arm OH Walk (44#)
  • 20 American KBS (44#)

The rounds were much quicker than I thought so instead of doing the planned 30 minutes, we cut it off after 5 rounds, which was at 21:09.

Yep, a Solid Tweak

My back was worse the last two days so they both became rest days. It is feeling quite a bit better today. Needed to do something but I’m skipping any Active Life work which stresses that low back. Been awhile since I’ve done a long one, so I came up with this.

30:00 AMRAP

  • 200m Ski Erg
  • 20 Push-ups
  • 20 Walking Lunges
  • 20 Push Press (45#)

Was too slow on the erg through the first 4 rounds so I picked it up. Was able to do the push-ups in 4×5 each round. Finished exactly 8 rounds and then the timer went off.

Some Squats

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up – 3 Sets

  • 10 Air Squats
  • 10 Ring Rows (w/ pauses at top and bottom)
  • 20 Walking Lunges

Tried to hold for a second at the top, but not easy to do.

Strength – Front Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 6×115
  • 4×165
  • 2×195
  • 2×215
  • 2×225
  • 2×235
  • 2×245
  • 2×235
  • 2×225

Starting wearing the belt with 195 or 215. Kept my reps controlled and tried not to bounce much out of the bottom. Felt pretty good. Haven’t lifted anything like that since July.

Conditioning

15:00 AMRAP

  • 5 Push Jerks (115#)
  • 7 American KBS (62#)
  • 9 Front Squats (115#)
  • 11 Russian KBS (62#)
  • 13 Deadlifts (115#)

I scaled back from 135# since it was 15 minutes of all weighted movements. Went with the 62 pound kettlebell though. I rested way too much as I do when it’s all you can eat at the weight buffet. Everything was unbroken and I wore my belt the entire time. Finished 5+22.

Active Life – Back Max

3 Rounds for quality

  • 20m Spiderman Crawl
  • 20s/20s Side Plank
  • 20m Crab Walk
  • 20s Table Top Hold
  • 20m Samson Walking Lunge
  • 20s/20s Pigeon Pose on Box

Took a bit to get the hang of the Spiderman. Easy stuff today.

All The Posterior Chain

Meant to workout yesterday at home, but was busy with projects for my workshop and time flew by. At the gym today.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • Dead Hang
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 10 Deadlift (45#)

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 20 Deadlifts (135#)
  • 40 Lateral Bar Hops
  • 20 Push-ups

I thought about putting on my belt and decided I didn’t need it. I split the deadlifts into 12-8 every round with a quick break. All push-ups were 10-10, with some slow down on the final 5 reps. Finished in 6:13. Was a much quicker workout than I was expecting.

Test

  • 400m Walking Lunge

Been over 2 years since I did this I think. Felt pretty good considering I was doing a lot of lunges the last time. Not at a track, so the distance may not have been right, but I set a 6 second PR with 11:55. Next couple of days will be rough.

Midline

3 Rounds

  • 20 Weighted V-ups (10#)
  • 20 Russian Twists (35#)
  • 20 Shotguns

The combination of v-ups and shotguns was not cool.