Loving the Squats

Chest, shoulders and back are sore from yesterday. In at 10am again though.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Air Dyne
  • PVC Pass-thrus

OLY

Snatch day!

Did a few passes through the positions with an empty bar to warm-up.

E2M

  • Snatch
  • Hang Snatch
  • High Hang Snatch

95-105-115-125-135-140

Didn’t miss any, but the high hang snatch with 140# was pretty sketchy and required a few steps to save. PR for the high hang in this complex!

EMOM

  • 1 Snatch

145-150-155-160-165, all makes.

E2M

  • 1 Snatch

Started to run into trouble here. 170 – F, 170, 175 – F, 175 – F, 175. I wasn’t pulling the bar back enough and locking out good.

Strength

Back Squats

  • 10 x 45#
  • 5 x 135#
  • 5 x 225#
  • 5 x 255#
  • 5 x 275#
  • 5 x 295#
  • 10 x 185#

Got into that happy place of almost passing out with 275 and 295#, bit that’s a 5RM PR.

Shoulder Press

  • 5 x 45#
  • 5 x 95#
  • 5 x 105#
  • 5 x 115#
  • 5 x 125#
  • 5 x 130#
  • 3 x 135#

So weak up top.

WOD

3 Rounds

  • 10 Burpees
  • 20 Wall Balls (10′ target, 20# MB)

Everything unbroken for a time of 4:18. Last round of wall balls sucked after back squats.

Finisher

6 Rounds

  • 45m Sled “Sprint” (225# load + 25# sled)
  • Rest 1-2m

Fun! Good way to finish off the long session, going into a rest day.

Nearly a Century of Double Unders

At Survival Fitness this morning with Matt at 10am. Conditioning focused instead of strength for a change of pace.

Warm-up

DU Practice

I got a set of 98 unbroken for a PR. Started tripping up around 95 and managed to save a few more, but couldn’t get to the century mark. So close, yet so far away. Got another set of 67.

OHS

  • 5 x 45#
  • 3 x 95#
  • 3 x 135#
  • 1 x 165#
  • 1 x 185#
  • 1 x 195#
  • 1 x 205# (PR)
  • 1 x 215# (PR)

Shoulders were shaky even with the empty bar, so I was not confident about how the day would go. Then in the set of 135# I started to feel a knot in the middle of my back on the left side, which would continue to get worse through the training session. Just goes to show that your body can still perform when not feeling your best. Really happy with the 15# PR.

Conditioning & Gymnastics

A couple of partner interval-type workouts where 1 person does a round while the other person rests.

5 Rounds each

  • 200m Row
  • 15 Pull-ups

Really need to get in butterfly practice since I seem to have lost them. Got all 15 unbroken to start and 10-5 in the second round. Then the pull-pull combination started to kick in.

5 Rounds each

  • 15 cal Air Dyne
  • 10 Ring Push-ups

Did all of the ring push-ups unbroken. We were planning to do a short sprint workout with burpees and wall balls after a longer rest, but both of us were feeling sick after these two. We decided it was a better idea to call it a day, since this was a considerable amount of hard conditioning because of the rest/work.

Spending Some Time on Cleans

Slept in until 10am this morning. I don’t think I’ve done that all year. Guess my body needed the rest. Did training in the garage today by myself starting around 4pm.

Warm-up

3:00 Air Dyne

OLY

Time to finally start working on the cleans again. I’ve neglected them for too long.

  • 10:00 65# Clean Position Work
  • 2:00 E30S: 2 x 95#
  • 2:00 E20S: 1 x 135#
  • EMOM: Started with 155# and did one rep every minute, increasing by 10# each time. Stopped at 235#.

Had to really save my elbows with 235# and sat in the hole for a few seconds before standing up. Figured that was a good place to end it.

Strength

Front Squats

1 Set E3M

  • 5 x 135#
  • 5 x 185#
  • 3 x 225#
  • 3 x 235#
  • 3 x 245#
  • 3 x 255#
  • 3 x 265#
  • 3 x 225#
  • 3 x 235#
  • 3 x 245#

I felt parts of my legs I’ve never felt before in the squats. Maybe it was all of the cleans I’d already done. A lot of volume! My legs are toast.

Incline Bench Press

  • 10 x 95#
  • 10 x 105#
  • 10 x 115#
  • 6 x 125#
  • 6 x 135#
  • 3 x 145# (F on 4th)

Since I’m such a pussy with my upper body, I’m able to incline bench by myself because I can easily stand up with the weight in the rack position, like I had to do after a failed attempt at a 4th rep with 145#.

WOD

4 Rounds

  • 10 GHD Sit-ups
  • 20 Russian KBS (70# KB)
  • 50 DU

Finished in 9:03 and then an easy 5:00 cool down on the Air Dyne.

Back Home

Good to be back after 10 day away. In at 10am and was there about 2 hours.

Warm-up

3:00 Air Dyne

OLY

  • 5:00 Snatch Positioning (45# training bar)
  • 2:00 E30S – 2 Snatches (95#)
  • 2:00 E30S – 1 Snatch (115#)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 1 Snatch (135#)
  • 4:00 EMOM – 1 Snatch (155#)

I failed because of lack of concentration on my last minute with 155#, but picked it right back up and knocked out the rep. Felt pretty good after not snatching for a week and a half.

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10 x 45#
  • 5 x 135#
  • 5 x 185#
  • 3 x 225#
  • 2 x 255#
  • 2 x 275#
  • 1 x 295#
  • 1 x 305#
  • 5 x 3 x 245#

Could tell I haven’t been squatting. Now I have to pretty much start over getting used to the squat volume.

14:00 EMOM

  • Odds: 5 Strict Deficit HSPU (15# bumpers)
  • Evens: 5 Strict Chin-ups

No problem getting any reps.

WOD

10 Rounds

  • 30s Row
  • 30s Rest

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Consistent!

Rest 5:00

5 Rounds

  • 30s Row
  • 30s Rest

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Picked it up for these last 5 and really pushed. It’s interesting that my s/m were lower on 3 of them.

Recovery

  • Walked 300m
  • 5:00 Air Dyne

Early Morning in the Garage

Flying out to San Fran, so got up before 7 for a workout in the garage.

Warm-up

3:00 Air Dyne

Strength

Front Squat

  • 10 x 45#
  • 5 x 95#
  • 5 x 135#
  • 5 x 185#
  • 3 x 225#
  • 2 x 255#
  • 2 x 275#
  • 1 x 285#
  • 5 x 205#

Push Press

  • 5 x 95#
  • 5 x 115#
  • 3 x 135#
  • 1 x 165#
  • 1 x 185#
  • 1 x 195# (PR)
  • 1 x 205# (PR)
  • 1 x 215# (PR)
  • 5 x 135#

I hadn’t done a 1RM with the push press since last August! Nice 25# PR.

WOD

  • Buy-in: 20 GHD Sit-ups
  • 5:00 Air Dyne
  • Cash-out: : 20 GHD Sit-ups

177 calories and 3.31km on the Air Dyne. First GHDs unbroken, then 12-8 to finish.

Volume Bench

Didn’t get the most sleep because I was still on a high after the competition and watched Dexter and Breaking Bad. In at 10am for some work.

Warm-up

  • 5:00 Air Dyne
  • PVC Pass-thrus

Strength

Bench Press

Kevin suggested I do a “Volcano” by doing sets of 8 until I was about to fail, then 5s, 3s, and finally singles.

  • 10 @ 45#
  • 8 @ 95#
  • 8 @ 115#
  • 8 @ 135#
  • 8 @ 155# (I put on the slingshot starting with this set to help me get more volume)
  • 8 @ 165#
  • 8 @ 175#
  • 5 @ 185#
  • 5 @ 190#
  • 5 @ 195#
  • 5 @ 200#
  • 3 @ 205#
  • 3 @ 210#
  • 3 @ 215#
  • 3 @ 220#
  • 3 @ 225#
  • 1 @ 230#
  • 1 @ 235#
  • 1 @ 240#
  • 1 @ 245#

I know it was with the slingshot, but I haven’t put up over 225# since last November when I set my PR at 235#. Can’t count those big singles as a PR today because they were equipment assisted, but it was very encouraging to push that much weight after so much volume (20 sets) and with pretty short rest between sets.

Back Squats

  • 2×5 @ 135#
  • 5 @ 185#
  • 3 @ 225#
  • 1 @ 255#
  • 1 @ 275#
  • 1 @ 295#
  • 3×5 @ 225#

We took it easy since we got in quite a bit of leg work in the competition. Good time to focus on technique.

Conditioning

10 Rounds

  • 1:00 Row
  • 1:00 Rest

I tried to keep my pace under 1:40, which was a struggle in the last few rounds. My meters rowed splits were 294/299/300/301/299/300/303/300/299/303.

Air Dyne with Empty Bar Front Squats

20130921-110412.jpgFeeling a little beat up today. Did heavy squats 5 times this week with a 10# PR in both the back and front variations. Quick little recovery workout in the garage around 10am.

4 Rounds NFT, but keep moving

  • 5:00 Air Dyne
  • 10 Front Squats (45#)

Just something to keep get a little sweat on and loosen everything up. Getting a massage this afternoon and then have a team competition tomorrow.
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