Switch It Up Tuesday

On Tuesday’s I usually go to the OLY class at 6, but it’s time for a week off that much snatch work, especially with 1RM shoulder press tomorrow. I went to the 9am and will probably do some rowing intervals later tonight.

Warm-up

Tabata Mash-up

  • Mountain Climbers
  • Burpees

Strength

5 Sets

  • 5 Weighted Pull-ups
  • 20 Weighted Sit-ups

I went with the weight hanging from my feet for pull-ups and used 8#, 10#, 15#, 20#, and 25#. That’s a new high for the weight at my feet and I got all 5 reps. I just recently got up to 20# the last time we did this, so my pull-ups are getting a lot stronger. I only had time for 4 rounds of the sit-ups. Used two 25# KBs, 62# KB, two 35# DBs, and 39# + 40# KBs. The weighted sit-ups never seem to get any easier, partly because it’s so awkward.

WOD

20:00 EMOM

  • 7 Wall Balls (20# MB, 10′ target)
  • 7 Kroc Rows (60# DB, alternate arms each round)

Tougher than it looks. Good workout, but you aren’t left dying on the floor, so it was a nice change of pace after yesterday. I almost took the 71# KB for Kroc rows, but glad I didn’t because I’m not sure I would have been able to get all the reps.

Finisher

3 Sets

  • MAX L-Hang
  • 60s Rest

I held the L as long as I could and when my feet started falling, I held knees up as long as I could. I think I averaged about 30 seconds of hold each round and fought for extra on the last round.

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Froning Style

My hamstrings and glutes are a good sore from the RDLs. Need to do those more often.

Olympic Lifting Class

Went in at 6pm for the OLY class. We worked on snatches by doing progressions with the empty bar. Then we loaded up to a moderate weight and did:

5 Rounds

  • 1 Snatch
  • 2 Snatch Balances
  • 3 Snatch Grip Deadlifts

I started with 95# for the first three rounds and then 105# for the next two rounds. After that we worked on full squat snatch singles. I loaded 115# and tried to work on my technique. Then to finish the class we worked up to a heavy snatch grip deadlift triple. Wow is that a bitch on your thumbs! I did 3 sets, 2 @ 205# and 1 at 235# (I think). I don’t remember all of the weights exactly for any of the lifts.

Warm-up

4 Rounds

  • 15s PVC Pass-thrus
  • 15s Air Squats
  • 15s PVC Ground to OH
  • 15s Zombie Kicks

Was already pretty warmed up from the OLY work.

Strength

5 Sets of Kroc Rows – 10 each arm for 4 sets and then max reps in the 5th set.

Used KBs for each round and went 53#, 62#, 71#, 80#, and 88#. I got 17 reps with my right arm and 22 with my left if I remember right.

WOD

No extra rest in between each 10 minute block; the minutes keep going.

10:00 EMOTM

  • Evens: 7 Power Cleans (115#)
  • Odds: 15 Wall Balls (20# MB, 10′ target)

10:00 EMOTM

  • Evens: 5 Power Cleans (135#)
  • Odds: 10 Burpees

10:00 EMOTM

  • Evens: 3 Power Cleans (155#)
  • Odds: 10 T2B

A Rich Froning style workout and I loved it. The EMOTM stuff really allows you to go all out balls to the wall when it’s work time and the rest period is just short enough to recover.

The weight was almost perfect for me. Maybe could have gone 5 or 10# heavier because I flew through the 7 reps in those first 10 minutes, getting them done in about 12 or 13 seconds each time. After 2 rounds of burpees, I figured out why I’ve been so slow lately. I’ve been standing all the way up before jumping. It was taking me 30-31 seconds to get my 10 reps done, which is extremely slow compared to how I’ve done them before when doing 10 at a time. Well, I switched back to jumping as soon as my feet snap up to my hands and shaved 6 seconds of my 10 rep split, right back into my 24 second wheel house. Did all of the T2B unbroken and concentrated on a short kip at the bottom to cycle them faster.

Waiter’s Walk

Feeling good this morning even though I only got about 6-6.5 hours of sleep last night. Went to the 9am class.

Strength

5 Sets

  • 3 Deadlifts
  • 2m Rest

Warmed up with 10 at 135# and 5 at 185#. For my working sets I used 225#, 255#, 285#, 310#, and 330#. The last set actually went up really easy. Matt was yelling at me to be explosive, which really helped, because I often get too slow in my deadlift. The lifts really felt great and my back didn’t act up at all.

Accessory

3 Sets

  • Kroc Rows
  • 2m Rest

For the first two sets we did 12 reps on each arm and then went to failure on the last set. I used 62#, 71#, and 80# KBs for the sets. On the failure set I got 14 with my right arm and 15 with the left.

WOD

450m Sandbag Waiter’s Walk

Instructions: Get the sandbag overhead so it’s only supported by the arms. Do not rest it on your head or shoulders. We used two hands because the sandbags are pretty heavy and awkward. Every 10 steps, drop the bag down from overhead and perform a sandbag burpee.

I loved this one because I need to build up my shoulder stability strength for things like the OHS and having long strides is a big advantage. I crushed it, finishing in 6:44.

Midline

25 Turkish Get-ups (for quality)

I grabbed the 44# KB, but after one rep I could tell my shoulders weren’t going to be able to handle it. They were absolutely wrecked from doing OHS last night and the waiter’s walk in the WOD. I dropped down to a 40# KB, which was still challenging.

Finisher

I stayed after class since Matt was doing a 1-on-1 with a client. Loaded up the prowler and did some pulling. First I did about 50m with 135# and then I did a 150m loop in the parking lot with 180# loaded on. I had to take 3 breaks while doing that loop. You wouldn’t think it would do much for conditioning, but I was breathing pretty heavy when I got done.

Hungover WOD

Last night about 20 people from the gym went out to Bennigan’s where Kevin from the gym was playing with his band. Stayed out way too late so didn’t make it to the 9am class this morning like I planned. I did get in a garage WOD though.

Warm-up

Tabata Mash-up

  • Butt Kicks
  • High Knees

WOD

3 Rounds

  • 20 Lunges (50# DBs)
  • 10 Burpee Deadlifts (50# DBs)
  • 20 Kroc Rows (50# DB, 10 each arm)

The plan was to do 20 burpee deadlifts each round, but after the first 3 I knew that wasn’t going to happen after the lunges so I knocked it down to 10. Around 90 degrees today and this one was brutal. Finished in 11:34.

Finisher

5 Rounds

  • 10 Ring Rows
  • 10 Leg Raises

This was for quality, not for time. The leg raises were done on my pull-up/dip stand thing where you hold yourself up by your forearms being on pads and holding some handles. Nice way to finish off.

Now I’m off to Columbus, OH for the Level 1 Certification at Rogue Headquaters. I’m so excited there are not words to express it.

Push Pressin’

I went in to the 9am, which isn’t much recovery from 7pm last night, but I have a bunch of stuff going on later today. Rest day tomorrow, but I’ll probably go golfing in the morning.

Warm-up

2 rounds, 10:00 limit

  • 50 Jumping Jacks
  • 40 Air Squats
  • 30 PVC Pass-thrus
  • 20 Leg Raises
  • 10 Burpees

I didn’t make it through the 10 burpees at the end.

Strength

Find 1RM for Push Press. Shoot for 7 attempts with 2 minutes of rest between each.

  • 5 @ 45#
  • 5 @ 95#
  • 1 @ 120#
  • 1 @ 130#
  • 1 @ 145#
  • 1 @ 155#
  • 1 @ 165#
  • 1 @ 175#
  • 1 @ 185#
  • 1 @ 190#

The best I had done before was 2 reps at 175#. I did more sets than I was supposed to but I didn’t think I would get that high, so my planning for the early weights was off. I really got a good dip and drive with the legs and 190# went up pretty easily. Always good to leave a bit in the tank for next time on a 1RM max. It’s better than failing on a rep.

WOD

10:00 AMRAP

  • 1-Arm Snatches (45# DB)

I was doing 5 reps with each arm before switching. Started off well, but kind of hit a wall in the middle. Ended up with 155 reps. Probably should have gone with 40# and kept a higher intensity.

Finisher

7 rounds

  • 10 Kroc Rows (60# DB, 5 each side)
  • 10 V-ups

Nice finisher to work the midline and get in some more strength work.