Faster in Round Two

Well, more changes to life, as the State of Michigan ordered restaurants, bars, theaters, fitness centers, and many other types of businesses to close starting at 3pm yesterday. So I’m glad I stopped going to the gym last week. Looks like it’ll be garage gym workouts for the foreseeable future.

Yesterday I walked 20 minutes on the treadmill, going 1.38 miles, did some monster walks with the hip circle, and my banded PT exercises. Before I ate lunch today I did some PT exercises and the core stability work.

Midline

McGill Big 3

  • 9-7-5 Curl-up
  • 9-7-5 Side Plank
  • 9-7-5 Bird Dog

I really wanted to do these yesterday since I’m switching them to a Monday, Thursday, Saturday schedule. Increased the reps again too.

Out in the garage at 4pm.

Warm-up

  • Monster Walks (black band, ankles)
  • 2×15 Steamboats (blue)

Strength

5 Sets

  • 24 Walking Lunges with 30-degree diagonal step (single DB, switch arms after 12, 30#)
  • 10/10 Step Downs (15″)

My left leg felt much better on the step downs today. Almost couldn’t even notice a difference.

Conditioning

box

2 Rounds

  • 20 Burpees
  • 30 Box Jumps (24/20″)
  • 20 Burpees
  • Rest 5:00

This was my first day doing any burpees since the back tweak. My times were 3:51 and 3:45. The ultimate goal was to go the same speed or maybe even faster in the second round. After getting through my burpees 10 seconds faster I knew I could do it. Felt great that I was able to pull that off!

Accessory

  • 100 Band Pull Aparts (blue)
  • 100 Band Curls (red)

I did 50-30-20 on the pull aparts and 4×25 on the curls. Both were harder than expected!

Call an Ambulance

I just killed this workout! Was up later than normal, so slept in a bit. Headed out to the garage around 11 to sweat. Knocked out CS Activation to start. Still not having any aggravation in the shoulder so I’ll keep working it slowly. Getting a massage tomorrow and will have Cora focus a lot of time on it.

Warm-up

  • 300 DU
  • 5:00 Bottom Squat Hold

Set a new record with 3:59 for the double unders.

OLY

Muscle Cleans

  • 3×95#
  • 3×115#
  • 3×135#

Rested about a minute between each set.

Cleans (blocks at knee)

  • 2×135#
  • 2×155#
  • 2×175#
  • 2×195#
  • 2×205#
  • 2x2x215#
  • 2×225#

Took 90 seconds of rest between each set like clockwork. Last time doing these on the blocks I kept hesitating with 225# and I did it for a double without a problem today. Confidence is rising!

Strength

Back Squats

  • 5×225#
  • 3×255#
  • 7x5x270#

Not a lot of warm-up was needed since I’d been squatting every clean. Kept to 2 minute of rest between each set. Those 7 sets were a challenge. This was the 3rd squat session from the Smolov program. I’ll probably finish out week 1 on Saturday, slightly over a week since I started last Friday. Went right into a 5:00 squat hold.

10 Rounds NFT

  • 10 Incline DB Bench Press (20# DBs)
  • 10 GHD Sit-ups

The first set hurt my shoulder holding the dumbbells oriented as if they were a barbell. I rotated them so my palms were facing for the rest of the sets and had no problem. GHD sit-ups are no issue anymore since I’ve been doing at least 100 a week.

4 Rounds

  • 50 Bicep Band Speed Curls
  • 60s Squat hold

I started out with the thin blue, which was death, so I switched to the red band for the last 3. I switched up the type of curl each round. I got the idea from this video.

Finished off with CS Recovery and just in time because it was started to get pretty warm. I had opened the garage door during the squats for some fresh air. Supposed to be 80° today.