Switch it Up

Handed the reins over to Michelle for a different programming perspective. Woke up with a little headache and never really went away. Didn’t do much specific warm-up other than bottom squat hold and some shoulder stretching.


45s on / 15s Rest

  • V-up
  • Leg Lift
  • Opposite Superman
  • Boat
  • K2E
  • Suitcase Crunch
  • Oblique Crunch

Old school core work. Got really tough at the end.


  • 7:00 AMRAP
    • 25 Clean & Over Shoulder Toss (20# Slam ball)
    • 25 Plyo Lunges
    • 40′ Partner Wheel Barrow
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 7:00 AMRAP
    • 50 Jump Rope
    • 25 Ring Mountain Climbers
    • 200m Sled Drag (70#)
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 7:00 AMRAP
    • 200m Sandbag Run
    • 1 Legless Rope Climb
    • 5 Tire Flips

Got through 2 rounds + 50 reps, 2 rounds + 50 jump rope singles, and 3 rounds.

It was supposed to be 50 mountain climbers but I messed up. Whoops! Trying to run with the sled was the toughest thing by far. Sandbag runs are never easy either though. Can’t remember the last time I’ve done a rope climb but did all 3 legless without any trouble.

Shuttle Runs

  • 6x
    • 25 yards down and back
  • 2:00 Rest
  • 3x
    • 50 yards down and back

So 600 yards total. Again, not a good running performance for me.

Pain Travels

Left calf is still really sore, but I’m able to move around on it, so that’s a good sign. Went to CFi at 9 for some lifting. Started out with Crossover Symmetry Activation and some snatch positioning with an empty bar.

Muscle Snatches

  • 2×75#
  • 2×95#
  • 2×105#
  • 2×115#
  • 2×125#


  • 1×135#
  • 1×145#
  • 1×155#
  • 1×165#
  • 1×175#
  • 1×185#
  • 1×170#
  • 1×180#
  • 1×190#
  • 1×175#
  • Fx185#
  • 1×185#
  • Fx195#
  • Fx195#

Figured I’d try out some waves today. I guess I’d count the first 6 lifts as one big wave since it wasn’t a drop, so didn’t have a miss until the middle of the last wave. Getting the bar plenty high enough as usual. Called it a day after 3 misses. Glad to have hit 185 a couple of times and 190 once. Calf didn’t seem to affect anything.

Front Squats

Warmed up with 5×135# and 3×205#. Then did the following sets every 2 minutes.

  • 2×240#
  • 2×255#
  • 2×270#
  • 1×290#
  • 1×295#
  • 1×295#
  • 1×285#
  • 1×285#

Harder than it should have been, which is why I didn’t keep going with 295#. Calf didn’t hold me back here either.

Went back for the 5:30 class. My low back started acting up again this afternoon. 😦


  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • 40 Mountain Climbers
  • PVC Pass-thrus


I tried a few bar muscle-ups and got up there on the first one. Need to work the skill soon like I’ve been doing on the rings.
3 Rounds NFT

  • 4 Wall Walks + 20s Handstand Hold
  • 2 Rope Climbs (13′)

Those wall walks are so deceiving. Always end up breathing hard after a couple of them.


4 Rounds

  • 10 OHS (95#)
  • 10 Pull-ups
  • 20 Sit-ups

I have my butterfly down now! No problem getting all of the pull-ups. The EMOM work on muscle-ups and chest-to-bar pull-ups must be helping a ton. Finished in 6:07 with everything unbroken. Sit-ups got slow though.

More Skill

4 x Wall Walk + Handstand Hold each time

We all did it together. He had us go for a max hold on the last one and I got around 1:30 before I bailed.


4 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Hold
  • 20s Rest
  • 20s Plank
  • 20s Rest

The hollow holds were not easy after coming right out of a long handstand hold!

Cool Down

2k Row

Nice and easy, keeping pace under 2:10/500m. Finished in 8:28.

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.

Rope Climbs

Feeling a little sore in new places from climbing the trees Sunday night at The Adventure Park. Walked 18 holes of golf yesterday. In for the 9am class at CFi.


  • CS Activation
  • Arm Circles
  • 30 Jumping Jacks


Shoulder Press

  • 10×45#
  • 5×95#
  • 5×115#
  • 8x4x130#

Paired up with XWOD of:

  • 2s – 30″ Box Jumps
  • 1s – Broad Jump

The shoulder presses were a lot more of a struggle today. The final day of week 2 should be very interesting!


Put on the shin skins and finally tried some rope climbs while the newbs worked on kipping with Kevin. We’ve been talking about me getting on that rope for the last couple of weeks, so it was time. I was using the faster method which starts about halfway through this video…

I did 3 or 4 of them and then did one legless too. Not nearly as hard as I was expecting. Felt a lot different strain on my shoulders doing them, so points to a weakness I need to work on.


7:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Deadlifts (115#)
  • 10 Push Presses (115#)
  • 5 Burpees

Finished 4 rounds plus the deadlifts and push presses. Did all 10 push presses in round 1 but then had to go 5-5 every other round. Rough after the shoulder presses.

About 2-3 minutes after we finished, we went for a 1 mile jog.