Was definitely fatigued yesterday after all of the training on the weekend. Walked 18 holes on the golf course though. In to CFi early this morning to max out the shoulder press. Started off with Crossover Symmetry Activation.
- Fail 172.5#
- Fail 170#
Damn! Matched my PR from last May and it felt pretty good. I was expecting more after the Smolov Jr. cycle, but I guess I have to remember that I went 3-4 months without working my shoulders. Maybe after vacation I’ll do another cycle.
- 15 Russian KBS (44# KB)
- 5 Burpees
- 10x CS ATYT
- 4×135# Pendlay Rows
- Kneeling Jump to 45# plate
- 4×165# Pendlay Rows
- Kneeling Jump to 2×45# plates
- 4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4 Pendlay Rows (185#)
- 2-1-2-1-2-1-2-1 Kneeling Jumps
- 2s: 2×45# plates
- 1s: 2×45# + 35# plates
Shoulders and upper back are getting stronger. I used to struggle with this weight. Need to step it up more the next time I do the kneeling jumps.
- 8 Deadlifts (225#)
- 8 Burpees
- 8 Pull-ups
Everything unbroken to finish in 6:44. Pull-ups are improving a lot with the shoulder work and focus on body positioning. Need to get up the speed of the burpees when fatigued though.
When I got home I took a bit and then back out in the garage for some quick work.
- Double Unders
Anchored my feet under 50# DBs and tried to set my area so I wouldn’t be sliding back so much on the sit-ups, but that still happened. I finally got through this bitch without missing a DU and it made a big difference, giving me a 27 second PR with 6:28. If I’m going to get better I have to figure out how to do sit-ups without sliding backwards. By the time I get around 15 reps I have to move the AbMat back up and probably waste a second each time I do that. Really happy about this PR!
Did Crossover Symmetry Iron Scap.
Later in the day I felt like getting in some intervals. Warmed up with 500m on the skierg in 2:34.
- 30s @ 90%
- 30s @ 75%
* % based on 500m PR pace (90% is 2:03 and 70% is 2:38 for me)
My pacing was consistent through each half. Went 1,098m in the first 5:00 and 1,100m in the last 5:00 with an average pace around 2:16/500m. I was actually kind of hard to go as slow as a 2:38 unless I was doing just about nothing, so I was usually more in the low 2:30 range on the low intensity intervals.