Ten Without a Problem

My biceps and lats are sore from yesterday. Out in the garage during lunch.

Year of the Engine – Polarized

45:00 Airdyne
** Endurance with 7s sprint @ 7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42

I did 1,240 calories and 26.26 km on my AD2.

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That wraps up the second phase (polarization) of the program. I really enjoyed the polarized workouts and am glad to see some of them continue in the next phase. I made it through the first 24 weeks of the program and can’t wait to see what progress comes during the next phase.

Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Reverse Hypers (160#)
  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 10 PVC Good Mornings
    • 10 Lunges
    • 5 Ring Rows
    • 5 Inch Worms

Strength & Gymnastics

Deadlift

  • 10×45#
  • 10×115
  • 10×165
  • 10×195

3×10 Bar Muscle-ups

After the dumbbell snatches and box jumps my back was tight from yesterday, so definitely wasn’t pushing deadlifts today. There was an option to do muscle-ups in between sets, so I focused on those instead. I’ve never tried more than 6 before so it seemed like a good day to go for it. I got three unbroken sets of 10 without a problem, which in my new max set. I bet I can get 15+.

Conditioning

  • 2 Rounds
    • 20 cal Assault Bike
    • 20 cal Row
    • 20 Front Rack Lunges (115#)
  • 15 cal Assault Bike
  • 15 cal Row
  • 10 Front Rack Lunges (135#)
  • 15 cal Echo Bike
  • 15 cal Row
  • 10 Front Rack Lunges (135#)

So in reality it was 2 rounds of the second part as well, but the Assault bike was in use when I got there so I finished out on the Echo. Looks like the Echo knocks out the calories quicker. Noted for future workouts! I started out hotter on the first row and was able to keep over a 1,200 cal/hr pace on them all and pushed that last one extra to give myself time to finish under the 15:00 cap. Barely got it, in 14:59! I never dropped the bar during any of the lunge sets.

All Legs and Buns

Wasn’t sure how my back would feel after yesterday, since lifts from the hang are tougher on it. Feeling good today though. Out in the garage during lunch.

Year of the Engine – Interval

10 Rounds

  • 1:15 Row
  • 1:15 Rest

Set a goal of 1:38/500m, thinking it might be a little aggressive. It was good though; not easy, but enough of a challenge that I had to push the last half of the workout to stay on pace. Got exactly 383 meters every round.

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Went to the 4pm class.

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 10 Good Mornings (45#)
    • 10 Jumping Jacks
    • 10 Russian KBS (44#)
  • Deadlift
    • 10×45#
    • 5×95
    • 5×135

Strength

E4M – 4 Sets

  • 25 cal Echo Bike
  • 5 Deadlifts (155-205-205-235#)

After doing the first bike in about a minute I realized there was no reason to go so hard with what was coming up.

Conditioning

  • EMOM – 5 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)
  • 100 Front Rack Lunges (95#)

I did 15-12-11-12-10-10-10-12-8. Early on I got messed up thinking the clock was counting down, so I think I dropped the bar for a quick rest in the first three rounds and definitely should not have. I think after 2 rounds I made a goal to get to 50 through 4 rounds and then finish out with sets of 10s. With only one round to go, I pushed it a little for that set of 12 so I’d had fewer to finish. Took me 8:30 and I was getting ass cramps shortly after.

Lunge to the Death

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

15:00 EMOM (alt)

  • 50′ Butt Kicks + 50′ High Knees
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 15 Supermans

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 10×135
  • 10×165
  • 10×185
  • 20×135

Can’t remember the last time I’ve squatted that many reps. Felt fine.

Conditioning

12:00 EMOM

  • 5 Burpees
  • MAX Front Rack Lunges (75#)

I did 2 rounds of 12, then 8 rounds of 10, 12, and 14 for a total of 130 lunges. Fucking terrible, especially in the front rack.

Walked 400m to cool down.

As Many Lunges

Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

4 Sets

  • 15 Air Squats
  • 15 Supermans
  • 25′ Bear Crawl

This was a lot of Supermans for a warm-up!

Front Squat

Supposed to be a 3 second pause at parallel on the first rep, which is hard for someone who bottoms out.

  • 10×45#
  • 6×95
  • 4×135
  • 2×165
  • 2×185
  • 10:00 EMOM
    • 2×205

Squat is feeling pretty good.

Conditioning

4 Cycles

  • 5:00
    • 500m Row
    • 400m Run
    • AMRAP Front Rack Lunges (95#)
  • 3:00 Rest

When I saw it posted online I was thinking 115# but I decided to go with 95# and was glad I did. Tried to keep a <= 1:55 pace on the rower and I’m sure I was slow on the run. I pulled up my knee pads after coming in from the run and had about 40 seconds each time for lunges. Didn’t use a rack and did 17-20-18-19 without ever dropping the bar. I hate running! I’ve done a lot of lunges in the last 2 weeks.

13.4 Retest

Rest day yesterday and at the gym for noon today.

Warm-up

  • Dead Hang
  • Shoulder Mobility
  • Bar Taps
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • C&J
    • 6×45#
    • 3×95
    • 3×115

Conditioning

CrossFit Games Open 13.4 – 7:00 AMRAP

  • 3-6-9…
    • C&J (135/95#)
    • T2B

I 3 and then 3-3 C&J and then singles the rest of the way. Went unbroken through 9 toes to bars and then 7-5. Made it through 14 of the 15 clean and jerks, which is 1 fewer than the last time, over 2 years ago, and 8 reps shy of my best. I could improve my score by not taking that half step or so back after each rep with the barbell. Could have pushed to do the 12 T2B unbroken as well.

I had some nasty “Fran lung” after this one.

Strength – Front Rack Lunges

  • 3x10x135#
  • 10×155
  • 10×175

Felt good, even after the workout.

Midline & Gymnastics

3 Cycles

  • 4 Tabata Rounds – MB Sit-up (20#)
  • 1 Tabata Rest
  • 4 Tabata Rounds – HS Hold
  • 1 Tabata Rest

I did 10 sit-ups every round for a total of 120 and was able to stay on the wall for every 20 second block. I was putting my hands really close to the wall and able to keep my balance too. This did fry my low back.

Wrists Not Shoulders

In at noon.

Warm-up

  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • PVC Passes
  • 5 OHS (45#)
  • 5 Shoulder Press (45#)

Conditioning

21-15-9

  • HSPU
  • OHS (95#)

Wanted to do this first so the front rack wouldn’t fatigue the shoulders more. I was really expecting this to be worse on my shoulders, but it was my wrists that hurt when I was done. I did 11-5-5 and 12-9 in round 1, then¬†5-5-5 and 9-6 in round 2, and unbroken sets of 9 for both movements to finish in 6:42. I definitely could have pushed the handstand push-ups more because I wasn’t risking failure at the end even with the set of 9. When I’m confident in my back I’ll have to give Diane a try because I’ve never done the full 21-15-9.

Strength –¬†Front Rack Lunges

  • 10×95#
  • 10×115
  • 10×135
  • 10×155
  • 10×165

Don’t remember the last time I did these.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 10 Hollow Rocks
  • 10 V-ups
  • 10 Tuck-ups
  • 10s Hollow Hold
  • 1:00 Rest

I just didn’t have it today. Maybe the previous stuff fatigued my core. In the 3rd round I broke once after 5 tuck-ups and then in the last round I broke after v-ups and after 6 tuck-ups. Still set my best time by 3 seconds with 6:16 though.