Do it Fatigued

Woke up feeling good and I’m not taking cold meds anymore. Decided to stay home for the day instead of repeating a bunch of movements at the gym that could aggravate my back, which got a lot of volume from kettlebell swings and squats yesterday. Out in the garage at about 12:30. Did 3×10 PVC passes to warm-up.

E6M – 10 Rounds

  • 20 Shoulder Taps (facing wall)
  • 5 Strict HSPU (facing wall)
  • Airdyne

Originally I thought I might just sit on the bike for an hour. This seemed like a good way to break it up and get in some time upside down. I wall walked up each round because of the location in my garage. I really started to struggle and grind out the last couple of handstand push-ups in round four. I did, however, keep a very consistent timing and got about 5:00 on the bike each round. In round five or six I started going legs only for the final minute to let my upper body rest. Eventually I also realized the taps were easier when my nose was closer to the wall. I made it through each set on the wall unbroken, though I’m not sure I would have made it one more set. Ended with 1,058 calories and 25.62 km on the Airdyne.

Step by Inverted Step

Yesterday I was feeling better with regards to the cold. My back did not feel very good though. Probably did too much too soon this week. Glad it was time for a rest day. My triceps started to feel a little sore last night. Still took cold meds this morning and I was thinking it would be the last of it, but I was hacking up a lung at the gym and sound all stuffed up. Not feeling any improvement in my back or with the strained calves. Went to open gym at 10.

Warm-up

5:00 Echo Bike

Did 52 calories.

Conditioning

6 Rounds

  • 30s Echo Bike
  • Transition
  • 20s Wall Sit
  • 2:00 Rest

My calories were 17-17-16-15-16-15. As nasty as I expected it to be.

Accessory

5 Sets

  • 20 Shoulder Taps (facing wall, tap across)
  • 5 Strict HSPU (facing wall)
  • 100′ Farmer Carry (53# KBs)
  • 1:30 Rest

We don’t have our big mats at the gym, so I cart-wheeled up for my shoulder taps and then side shuffled over and up on some plates with an AbMat for the handstand push-ups. Might have been the first time I’ve done those facing the wall and it’s a lot different. Good to work on them fatigued after the taps like that. This work ended up being a lot harder than I expected.

Midline

10 Sets

  • 10s RKC Plank
  • 20s Rest

Gymnastics

Worked on handstand walks and I’m making some solid progress already. Got out to 15 and 20 feet. I’m starting to feel things and be able to make changes in the middle of a walk.

Safe is Strong

 

My workout schedule is a bit messed up with the gym + golf day yesterday, so have to be careful not to overdo things. I did the shoulder rehab work in my garage before I went to the 4pm class.

Active Life – Bulletproof Shoulders 8

Warm-up

  • 10 Push-up Shoulder Taps
  • 10 PVC Passes

Odd this wasn’t 2-3 rounds.

4 Sets (each arm)

  • 6 Single Arm High Pull (35#)
  • 45s Rest between arms

Warm-up

  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 20 Air Squats
  • 1:00 Assault Bike
  • 1:00 World’s Greatest Stretch (each side)

Strength

Back Squat

  • 10×45#
  • 5×135
  • 5×185
  • 3×215
  • 1×235
  • 2x3x215
  • 5×195
  • 10×185

The single was supposed to be at 90%, but I really have no clue what I can squat now. I just know it has to be under 300, so I calculated my numbers off 265. Start light since I haven’t been squatting and stay safe. It was 80% for the triples, 75% for the set of 5, and 70% for the set of 10. Felt pretty good and the bar definitely felt lighter after the single.

Conditioning

  • 4-3-2-1 Rope Climbs (13′)
  • 20 Shoulder Taps
  • 20 Wall Balls (20#, 10′)

Had to share the rope, so waited a lot more than I would like. I think I could have come down and gone right back up doing every set unbroken. Really enjoying the rope climbs because I can get up there so quick. Instead of doing handstand holds for my scale from walking I figured the shoulder taps would at least get me some single side work. I had 30 in my head as a rep count, but when I was approaching 20 in the first set I knew that was enough. Need to do those more often, which I used to do. I did them with my back against the wall, which I think is the harder version, though it mimics handstand walking better. Wall balls were all unbroken. Finished in 9:10.

Rip Your Thumbs Off

Sore in a lot of places from the squats and thrusters. Went to the 4:30 class.

Warm-up

  • 3 Sets
    • 10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
    • 20 Shoulder Taps
  • 12:00 EMOM (alt)
    • 45s Jump Rope
    • 16 Russian KBS (35#)
    • 8 Squat Broad Jumps

Worked up a hell of a sweat from that EMOM.

Strength

Clean Grip Deadlift (hook gripped everything)

  • 10x20kg
  • 10×40
  • 5×60
  • 5×80
  • 5×100
  • 5×110
  • 5×120
  • 5×130

Conditioning

10:00 AMRAP

  • 4 KB Cleans (44# KBs)
  • 8 KB Front Rack Walking Lunges (44# KBs)
  • 8 Box Jumps (24″)

It was written as 10 rounds with a time cap of 10 minutes and using dumbbells. We don’t have many DBs, so I picked up a set of KBs. It was also supposed to be 6 lunges and I even said before the workout that I was going to do 3 one way and 3 back. But I got in the workout and was doing 8, when I finally realized my mistake in round 5. At that point, I decided to just roll with it the rest of the way. I did all box jumps today but stuck with the 24″ instead of doing the prescribed 30″. Finished exactly 8 rounds. Probably would have been about 9 if I hadn’t done 16 extra lunges and maybe even more if I wasn’t sharing a box.

Extra Credit

Max overhand deadlift hold. We used 225# and did 2 sets without a hook grip and 2 sets with. I got 1:10, 0:45, 0:45, and 0:40. Ouch!

Mostly Burpees

Played an ugly 18 yesterday and of course walked. Went to the 4:30 class today.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (140#)
  • Bottom Squat Hold
  • Shoulder Stretching
  • 3 Rounds
    • 200m Run
    • 10 Shoulder Taps
    • 5 Ring Rows
    • 10 Pass Throughs (red band)

Strength

3 Shoulder Press + 4 Push Press

  • 45#
  • 95
  • 115
  • 125
  • 135
  • 145
  • 155
  • 165

Shoulder presses felt heavy today, but was not getting as much rest as I’m used to.

Conditioning

8:00 AMRAP

  • 10 Burpees
  • 6 Power Snatch (95#)

Started slow because I knew I wouldn’t be able to maintain a hard burpee pace for 8 minutes. Paid off in the long run and was able to but out my last 10 in under 30 seconds. Finished 6 + 10.

Midline

4 Rounds

  • 20s Hollow Rocks
  • 10s Rest
  • 20s Leg Lifts
  • 10s Rest

I did 20 rocks and 10 lifts each time through.

Worked on my handstand hold after class. When I started falling away from the wall I went with it and walked backwards. I find it easier than kicking up and walking in the normal direction, probably because of the comfort of feeling that falling feeling that way.

Grinding 20

Went in for the 4:30 class. Did 2 sets of my own warm-up first.

Warm-up

  • 2 Sets
    • Tricep Openers (10#)
    • 20 Shoulder Taps
  • Bar Hang/Stretching
  • 3 Sets
    • 10 PVC Pass-thrus
    • 20 Push-ups
    • 10 Band Pull-aparts (green)
    • 20 Mountain Climbers
  • Romanian Deadlift
    • 8×45#
    • 8×135#

Unbroken push-ups each round.

Strength

E2M – 5 Sets

  • 8 RDL (165#)

Conditioning

20:00 AMRAP

  • 50 DU
  • 40 Russian KBS (70#)
  • 30 Ball Slams (25#)
  • 20 Burpees
  • 10 Goblet Squats (70#)

Grinder. I did 3 rounds plus the dubs and 4 kettlebell swings. I did the first round of dubs unbroken, then 3-47, and a lot of misses in the next 2 sets. Swings were 24-16 for 2 rounds and then 26-14. Ball slams were 18-12 for 2 rounds and then unbroken in round 3. Tried to keep a slow and steady pace on the burpees. Unbroken on the goblets each time. First round was done in about 5:20, so slowed considerably after that.

3 Strikes for Annie

I can feel my back is a little aggravated from the shoulder press over-extension yesterday. Would be great if Castro doesn’t give us a max lift or heavy deadlifts this week.

Warm-up

  • 3×10 Reverse Hyper (210#)
  • 15 PVC Good Mornings
  • Zombie Kicks
  • Walking Lunges
  • 20 Jumping Jacks
  • 16 Mountain Climbers
  • 5 Burpees

Strength – Deadlift

  • 5×135#
  • 5×205
  • 5×255
  • 5×275
  • 5×305

Easy does it with the back.

Conditioning

“Annie”
50-40-30-20-10

  • Double Unders
  • Sit-ups

Set everything up for success with dumbbells for feet and my AbMat pad. Missed 3 times in the set of 40 double unders though. Can’t miss if I’m going to PR. Sit-ups felt really good, but too bad. Managed a 6:07, which is only 8 seconds slower than my best.

Accessory

6 Sets

  • 10 Russian Kettlebell Swings (70#)
  • 20 Shoulder Taps
  • 5 Ring Swings

I threw one muscle-up in there to show Weston something and I flew up on to the rings! This swing work is going to pay off. Coming down was pretty terrible on my shoulder so no more of that.

After class got into a little extra with Bryan and Michelle…

5 Rounds

  • 300m Row
  • 5 Overhead Squat (135#)

I really wanted to snatch into that first OHS every round but I only did that on the first 2 (maybe the third?) because I was almost losing them. Probably should have put on the lifters for this, since they work well on the rower too. This got pretty nasty on the quads. Finished in 8:50.

Rest up tomorrow for 16.4.