Damn Back

Complete rest day yesterday, but actually felt pretty good after so much deadlift volume. Couple guys are sick and one out of town, so I was on my own today.

Front Squat

Add another 0-5-10# for 3×6.

  • 6×45#
  • 6×135
  • 6×185
  • 6×225
  • 6×255
  • 3×255

Anndddd I tweaked my back on that 3rd rep of the 2nd set. Maybe I worked up too quick or maybe the deadlifts took a toll on me from Wednesday. Tried to stretch it out, but was what typically happens so felt fine as long as I didn’t get in certain positions. So no more front squats and no working up to a 2RM C&J. Wanted to see if I could do some of the other C&J work so I warmed up the movement.


  • 4×45#
  • 4×95
  • 4×135

Felt fine, especially if I kept good positions, so I strapped on the belt.

Barbell Cycling

E90S – 3 Sets

  • 6 TnG C&J (155#)

Actually felt better than 155 ever has for cycling reps. Compared to 135 it still feels awkward and much harder to re-hook grip the bar between reps, which I did about for about half of them. Took me 20 seconds per set I think.


20:00 AMRAP

  • 15 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 10 T2B
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 40s Airdyne (AD2)

Due to my back I took out the programmed 5 power cleans and put in the push-ups and Airdyne instead so I could keep moving for 20 minutes. All wall ball sets were unbroken without a problem. I did the toes-to-bars 5-5 every round and they actually felt really good. Push-ups were unbroken as well and I had an ok pace on the AD, but wasn’t pushing it. Finished with 7+18 and the AD said I did 106 calories. The WOD as written would have easily been 10+ rounds and it would have been nasty!

Excited I was able to do 14 sets of 5 T2B with no fatigue setting in. Didn’t wear any grips either. Granted it was a much longer workout so the time between sets was much more than the Tabata or EMOM volume work. It was a fight to try and stick to more of a straight leg kip; my body kept wanting to my do bicycle version. With the 73 reps and 80 the other day it’s over 150 T2B this week!

Skipped out on muscle-up work because everyone was leaving the gym and I didn’t want to do too much with my back. Will try to get them in tomorrow.