Mini Cindy

Still feeling the effects of “Annie” on my core. Have been getting solid sleep lately and starting eating clean last Friday. Dropped 6 pounds already, down to 194#. I’d love to get back to under 190, which is golden for my conditioning.


  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Dynamic Toe Touches
  • 5 Inch Worms to Cobra
  • Zombie Kicks
  • 6×155# Deadlifts
  • 2 Box Jumps (30″)
  • 6×245# Deadlifts
  • 1 Box Jump (36″)


  • 6-6-6-6-6-6 Deadlifts (335#)
  • 2-1-2-1-2-1 Box Jumps
    • 2s: 36″
    • 1s: 40″

Should have pushed it higher in weight and box height.


3 Rounds

  • 3:00 “Cindy”
    • 5 Pull-ups
    • 10 Push-ups
    • 15 Air Squats
  • 1:30 Rest

We started each 3:00 where we left off the last one. I got exactly 4 rounds the first time through, 3 rounds plus 5 pull-ups, 10 push-ups, and 8 air squats the next time, and finally 7 air squats, 3 rounds, and 5 pull-ups. Push-ups started to go at the end of the second 3 minutes. They always get me.

We jogged an easy mile right after.

Another afternoon workout in the garage. Warmed up with Crossover Symmetry Activation.

3 Rounds

  • MAX Strict HSPU

I got 7-7-5. According to my records, over 2 years ago I got 10, but I tip the scales 20 pounds heavier these days. Not like I don’t know that overhead pressing is a weakness of mine though.

3 Rounds

  • MAX L-Sit on parallettes

Also a weakness. Not even true l-sits, but my feet were off the ground. I managed 14-21-15 seconds.

2,000m SkiErg

The fun part! First time trying long distance for time. From some rough comparisons with rowing I figured a pace of 2:10/500m would be a good place to start. That went out the window 5 seconds in after a 2:06-ish felt pretty good. I finished in 8:26.2 with 500m splits of 2:07.1, 2:07.0, 2:07.4, and 2:04.7 with a stroke rate of 35 for each split, so very consistent. I picked up the pace in the last 150m, which seemed like it should have gotten me more than a few seconds! Something to shoot for next time I guess.

4 Rounds

  • 30s Hollow Hold on hands/feet
  • 30s Rest

Wow! These were a bitch after the other stuff. They seemed pretty easy when I did them at SF before.

Finished up with Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap.

Knotted Up

Woke up out of it and still wasn’t quite awake when I got to the box.


3 Rounds of “Cindy” NFT

  • 5 Pull-ups
  • 10 Push-ups
  • 15 Air Squats

I did all strict pull-ups and a chin-up grip for the 2nd round.


E90S 15:00 (10x)

  • Rope Climb (13′)

Really getting the “hang” of it. Noticing these are going to be really good for grip strength as well as some extra biceps and triceps work.


10:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 12 DB Snatches (40#)
  • 14 K2E

All step downs from the box and I went 6 in a row with each arm for the snatches. Started out with 5-5-4 for K2E, but was down to 5-4-3-2 in the last couple of rounds. Finished exactly 5 rounds just as time ran out.


4 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest
  • 20s Russian Twists (53# KB)
  • 20s Rest

I stuck around for some extra work.

10 Rounds NFT

  • 10 GHD Sit-ups
  • 10 Back Extensions

Did each round quick, but took my time in between. Focused on explosiveness with each rep. Nice burn after the other midline stuff.

Is Spring Here?

With the forecast calling for highs around 70° Sunday and Monday I think spring may finally be here! My traps are still really sore. My weight was down to 194.3 pounds, which was surprising with all of the fried fish and beer I had yesterday for lunch. I’ve lost all of the vacation weight and more in less than 2 weeks. Onwards to 185-188 now!


I hit a workout in the garage around 10:30.


5 Rounds

  • 200m Run (20# Weight Vest)
  • 10 GHD Sit-ups (20# Weight Vest)

Damn, running really sucks with that extra weight. When I took off from the garage my body really wanted to heel strike. Kept up a pretty consistent pace and finished in 7:50.


I rested 5 minutes and then did 300 double unders for time. Took me 4:30, which is 5 seconds slower than the last time. I contacted RPM about the cable issue and they are sending me a replacement. I was able to remove the loose strand and the cable didn’t seem to act any different, so I’ll probably keep the replacement until I need it. Good start to week 3 of 1,000+ DU.


5:00 E30S

  • Hollow Hold Feet/Hands

Much harder with only that 30 seconds of rest.


3×50 Band Pulls (Red)

Trying to get a little scap work in.

Went to Survival Fitness at 1:30 for weightlifting club.

Muscle Cleans

  • 3x3x95#


  • 2×125#
  • 2×155#
  • 2×185#
  • 1×195#
  • 1×205#
  • 5x1x215#

Concentrated on getting the bar to the power position, which I completely missed with that hang power clean this week. Took all cleans into the full squat too so I can get comfortable dropping under the weight again. Should have taken a video or two.

Langford Couplet Squats

Do 2 front squats, rack it, and immediately do 5 back squats. I did 205-225-245-265-275. I chickened out and didn’t go for 285 on the last set like I planned. Probably a good thing though because it was rough to finish as it was.

Clean Deadlifts

  • 2x3x285#
  • 3x3x305#

Lost feeling in my left thumb on the final set. That has never happened before.

Last Page

Feeling pretty good. Upper abs were sore last night, but not really feeling much of anything anywhere on the body this morning.


  • Jumping Jacks
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Butt Kicks
  • Air Squats


14:00 EMOM

  • 5x 3-Position Snatch Deadlifts (1″, knee, power, knee, 1″)
  • 30s Hollow Hold on Feet & Hands
Image from The Outlaw Way's 140416 Post
Image from The Outlaw Way’s 140416 Post

I expected the hollow holds to be much more difficult than they were. I used straps for the deads, with 115# for 3 sets, 135# for 3 sets, and 165# for the last set.


  • 50-40-30-20-10 Goblet Squats (35# KB)
  • 25-20-15-10-5 Box Jumps (24″)

Finished in 11:05. Hell of a leg burn. Low back pumped up too.


  • 3×20 Hip Extensions (on Roman Chair)

With that, I’ve filled up a full Field Notes with training logs. I think I started using that one last summer. Time to turn the page on a new one.

Going to see Joe, a chiropractor I know from the gym. Will see if he maybe comes up with something different to try for my shoulder. I’ve been giving it solid rest for two and a half weeks now and used it very little the 6 weeks before that. I want to be able to do all movements again! Falling behind.