Forgot How To Wrap

My quads are still pretty damn sore, but a big improvement over yesterday. Skipped out on the shoulder flexion stuff before class since they were going to get their work in. Went to the 4pm.

Warm-up

2 Rounds

  • 200m Run
  • 5 Rope Pulls
  • 50′ Walking Lunge

Conditioning

4 Rounds

  • 5 Rope Climbs (13′)
  • 50′ Overhead Walking Lunge (45# plate)
  • 25 Sit-ups

I was all geared up for this one! Had on calf sleeves for the rope climbs (which I haven’t used in at least 2 years), knees sleeves for the lunges, and the AbMat pad for the sit-ups. When I went to do a rope climb before the workout it had been so long I couldn’t remember how to wrap my feet. Anytime I’ve done a rope climb in the last couple of years it has been legless since I never do many reps. This was easily the most rope climbs I’ve done in a day and it went well. Was alternating on the rope with one other person most times when I got there, which worked out for rest time. I finished in 14:22.

Have I mentioned I’m loving this Ben Smith affiliate programming?!?!

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 7/7 DB Shoulder Press (40#)
  • 12 Kroc Row (40#)

Heading Out

My shoulders are still a little tender. Walked 18 holes yesterday and I’m playing some damn good golf lately! Mowed the lawn this morning and went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Shoulder Flexion 8

2 Sets

  • 5/5 Thoracic Rotation
  • 5 Evil Wheels

Warm-up

  • 400m Run
  • 2 Rounds
    • 20 Walking Lunges
    • 10 Good Mornings (PVC)
    • 30s Handstand Hold
  • Deadlifts
    • 10×45#
    • 10×135
    • 5×185

Conditioning

5 Rounds

  • 10 Deadlifts (225#)
  • 15 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 20 Hand Release Push-ups

Not a chance I was trying the Rx 275# and was able to keep the 225 unbroken. I never stopped on the box jumps, stepping down every rep. HRPU were done in 4 sets of 5 each round. Finished in 12:25.

Accessory

3 Sets

  • 20 Overhead Walking Lunges (50# DB)
  • 45s HS Hold

This combo lit up the shoulders.

Heading up north on vacation in the morning.

Big Slow Sets

Still sore all over the place. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • 2 Sets
    • 10/10 Single Arm Kettlebell Thrusters (26#)
    • 20 Superman Extensions
    • 100 Jump Rope

Strength

There was no way I was doing the front squats with my back. Lunges sounded like a good way to hit some legs.

5 Sets

  • 20 Dumbbell Overhead Walking Lunges (40#)

I alternated arms after 10 every set.

Conditioning

  • 10 Strict Chin-ups
  • 75 Thrusters (45#)
  • 10 Strict Chin-ups
  • 50 Overhead Squats (45#)
  • 10 Strict Chin-ups
  • 75 AbMat Sit-Ups

The Rx weight was 75# so I scaled back with a goal of going unbroken. I got through 50 thrusters and there was no way I was getting another 25 in a row. I broke and then finished the last 25. I was able to do the OHS unbroken. Big sets for those 2 movements, but each rep was really slow. I did 5-5 on the first set of chin-ups and then all sets of 2. Finished in 12:52.

Weekly Challenge

1:30 AMRAP

  • 1 Pull-up
  • 2 Push-ups
  • 3 Air Squats

Was combining the movements as much as possible while still hitting the require ranges of motion. When someone called out 45 seconds I about died! I figured we had 10-15 seconds left. Hard to count, so I may be wrong with a score of 12+4. If anything I think it would have been 11+4.

Was Killin’ It

Had been planning to go class yesterday, but was a bit tired during the day so made the call early to make it a rest day. Went to 10am today.

Warm-up

  • 3×15 RH (140#)
  • 2 Sets
    • 5 Inch Worms
    • High kNees
    • 10 Air Squats
    • 10 HR Push-ups

Strength – 4 Sets

  • 10/10 single arm single leg RDL (62#)
  • 5/5 OH walking lunges (62#)

Did my own version since it was programmed to de RDLs and lunges.

Conditioning

“Wall Ball Kalsu”

  • EMOM Buy-in: 5 Burpees
  • Accumulate 100 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)

I made the call today that we were starting with burpees like it should be. I got 24-20-19 and then on the 15th rep of the 4th set I felt something and on #16 I got a minor back tweak. Clock was at 3:49 through 79 reps when I finished. I was killing it! Would have gotten a few more reps there and then could have finished in the next minute. I’ve done 4:50 in the version that doesn’t do the 5 burpees during that initial minute, so this would have been a nice improvement.

So I skipped out on the medicine ball sit-ups they did and figured I might as well get in my Push Only work for the weekend.

Bench Press

  • 10×45#
  • 10×95
  • 6×135
  • 3×165
  • 3×195
  • 3×215
  • 4x3x230

Felt easy!!

Seated Shoulder Press

  • 10×45#
  • 10×75
  • 6×95
  • 3×115
  • 3×125
  • 3×135
  • 2x3x145

Subbed these instead of push press due to my back. Different.

Accessory

bench-on-boxes

  • 3×24 Seated alt DB Shoulder Press (40#)
  • 3×15/15 Pallof Press (red band)
  • 3×12 DB Side Raises (15#)
  • 3×12 DB Front Raises (15#)
  • 3 Sets
    • 20 Shoulder Ts (prone on elevated bench hanging over the edge, 5#)
    • 3x30s Overhead Opener

I’m so used to having the combination of side raises and then bent-over side raises I didn’t realize there were front raises. There were supposed to be first, but I was already 2 sets through the side raises when I realized the program difference. I decided to superset in the overhead openers from the Performance Plus program.

Performance Plus

  • Handstand Shifts (video)
    • 2×2
    • 3×8 Scaled with feet on plate stack
  • 3 Sets
    • 1:00 HS Hold (facing)
    • 1:00 Rest

😂 I tried doing the sponge shifts up on the wall but wow! I was using the eraser from the whiteboard. After 2 attempts I went for scaled, which was no walk in the park either. Instead of doing 3 max sets of handstand hold I did the intervals since I’d already worked my shoulders so much. Barely made it through the last 2 sets.

More Than One

Watched the 16.1 Open Announcement last night. When Castro started off saying it was a new movement I got so excited, hoping it was pistols. Did not see overhead walking lunges coming. Then when he said chest-to-bar pull-ups my heart sank. I haven’t been able to do pull-ups or muscle-ups in 6 weeks because of my shoulder. I still didn’t try until I got to the gym tonight. I was able to pull-up fine, but coming through on the butterfly hurt like a bitch. Stringing together kipping was uncomfortable, so my new game plan was to do all singles. Better than having to do 1 and stop like I feared!

Warm-up

  • Crossover Symmetry Activation
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • GHD Bridge Stretch
  • Thoracic OH Stretch on Medicine Ball
  • Bar Taps
  • OH Walking Lunges

CrossFit Open 16.1

20:00 AMRAP

  • 25′ Overhead Walking Lunge (95#)
  • 8 Bar-facing Burpees
  • 25′ Overhead Walking Lunge (95#)
  • 8 C2B Pull-ups

Wanted to start out feeling slow after seeing people come out guns blazing. Something over 2:00 was the goal and it was 2:06 without actually feeling that slow. I knew I was in trouble at that point. The singles on chest-to-bar really slowed me down. Each round seemed to gradually get slower, especially on the burpees, but also picking the bar back up. I went out and bought some cheap knee sleeves which really helped save my knees and felt pretty good. Wore wrist wraps too, but holding the bar overhead was actually the easiest part of the workout. My shoulders didn’t even feel fatigued from that. The burpees got so slow and with an extra step in there as time went on. I did go 3-3-2 kipping pull-ups on my last round to hurry through and finished with 7 rounds plus one section of lunges for a score of 183. I’ll take it for a long workout and my shoulder problem. Better than the 19 I was scared I might have to take. Going to be sore for a few days!

I tried one bar muscle-up after recovering to see how it would feel. I can get up there no problem, but coming down sucks. Definitely would need to do singles there if Castro programs them.