Archive for August, 2020

CrossFit Thursday

August 13, 2020

Wow, my titles sure have been original. I really need to start thinking creatively again.

Who will we see this morning? Dave, Lacey, Nikki, Grace, and me.

General Warm-Up
Plate Hop Sequence
0:20 in and outs
0:05 rest
0:20 alternating feet side hops
0:05 rest
0:20 alternating feet forward hops
0:05 rest
0:20 single leg forward hops
0:05 rest
0:20 both feet side hops
0:05 rest
0:20 plank hand walk

2 rounds
5 inchworm + updog to down dog
10/10 dynamic calf stretch
20 band pull aparts

Skill and Build-Up
Handstand Hold Prep
0:20 wall press stretch
0:20 single-arm plank to wall press, right
0:20 single-arm plank to wall press, left
0:20 wall press stretch
0:20 planked wall press
0:20 wall press stretch
0:20 handstand hold, facing wall (pike handstand from couch)
0:20 handstand hold, back to wall (pike handstand from couch)

Build Up
10 ring rows (staggered stance dumbbell row – 20 lb)
6 lateral box jumps, low height (used paver brick to do plate hops)
0:10 handstand hold variation (pike handstand from couch)
3/3 single-arm ring rows (staggered stance dumbbell row – 20 lb)
6 lateral box jumps, workout weight (used paver brick to do plate hops)
0:10 handstand hold variation (pike handstand from couch)

15:00 AMRAP (completed 7 rounds)
5/5 single-arm ring rows (6-10 staggered stance dumbbell row – 15 lb – 10 each round)
10 lateral box jumps (used paver brick to do plate hops – 8 each round except 6)
0:30 handstand hold (pike handstand from couch)

Pulling Accessory
2 rounds
0:20 hollow hold (I was able to ACTUALLY keep my legs and shoulders off the ground for the entire 0:20 both rounds!!)
50 banded bicep curls (50 with band; 35 with 10 lb db set)

Have a great day!!



Wednesday CrossFit

August 12, 2020

Who will be working out today? Bob, Dave, Mike, Heather, Lacey, Grace, and me.

General Warm-Up
Lower body stretch sequence
0:20 wide stance squat
0:20 low side lunge (left)
0:20 crouching hamstring stretch
0:20 low side lunge (left)
0:20 wide stance squat
0:20 low side lunge (right)
0:20 crouching hamstring stretch
0:20 low side lunge (right)
0:20 wide stance squat

2 rounds
50ft butt kickers
50ft high knees
0:40/0:40 single leg glute bridge
0:20/0:20 side plank with rotation

Skill and Build Up
Back Squat Prep (10 lb set)
5 tempo back squats
5 back squats no pause

Build Up
4 rounds
4 back squats, increasing in load (15 lb set)
100m run

For time
30 back squats (30 dumbbell front squats)
1-mile run (bike)

Accessory Work
3 rounds
6/6 single leg good mornings
25 Russian twists

Another good workout.

Have a great day everyone!!

Tuesday CrossFit

August 11, 2020

Who will be crossfitting today? Bob, Dave, Lacey, Heather, Mike, Grace, and me.

General Warm-up
2 rounds
1:30 single unders
5 squats with counter balance, 0:03 descent and 0:03 pause in bottom of each rep (held 10lb db)
10/10 quadruped rotations
15/15 banded monster walk variation, lateral only

Skill and Build-Up
Squat Clean and Jerk Progression (10 lb db set)
5 jump and lands in a split
5 jump and land with thumbs on shoulders
5 timing drill
5 split jerks
3 muscle clean + front squat + jerk
3 hang clean + jerks
5 clean and jerks

Build Up
4 rounds
2 clean and jerks, increasing in load each set (10 lb set)
3 burpees
10 double unders (20 singles)

Workout (25:00)
Every 5:00 for 25:00 (5 rounds)
3 squat clean and jerks, heavy (5-7 db squat clean and jerks) (used 10 lb set – 15 lb felt way too heavy today. I think it’s because I’m tired. I go to bed way too late and get up way too early.)
12 burpees (10 each round)
48 double unders (60-75 singles each round)

Have a great day everyone.




Another Week of CrossFit via Zoom

August 10, 2020

How do the weekends go so fast? I feel like I’m just beginning to rest and then it’s Monday morning and I’m already tired 🙂

Who will be up this morning to CrossFit? Bob, Dave, Lacey, Nikki, and me.

Guess Grace can’t really handle getting up early….actually, I think she needs to go to bed at night…

General Warm-Up
2 rounds
1:30 row or bike (bike)
20 band pull aparts
15 banded shoulder press
5 inchworms + push-up

Skill and Build-Up
Handstand Push-Press
0:30 single-arm plank to wall press (did this)
or single-arm dumbbell overhead hold for 0:20 per arm

0:30 planked wall press (was able to do this for about 0:20)
or 0:30 double dumbbell overhead hold

0:20 handstand hold back to wall
or a pike on the box (pike from couch)

5 piked handstand push-ups (tried pike from couch but couldn’t do push-up did inchworms instead)
5 handstand push-up
*utilize variation to be completed in the workout: piked, knees on box, piked on box, head to one abmat, or full handstand push-up

toes to bar and pull-up prep
10 beat swings
2 kip to 1 kip
3 position toes to bar drill
3 pull-ups

Workout (25:00 time cap)
for time
50 handstand push-ups (or pike box) (30 inchworms + push up)
40 cal row or bike (30 cal – 3:30)
50 pull-ups (50 bent over db rows  15lb set)
40 cal row or bike (30 cal – 3:30)
50 toes to bar (10 abmat sit ups; 20 tuck ups)
40 cal row or bike (30 cal – 3:35)

Good way to start the week.

Have a great day everyone.

End of Another CrossFit Week

August 7, 2020

Well, it’s already Friday. Weeks seem to go by so quickly.

Who will be working out this morning? Bob, Dave, Jeff, Lacey, and me.
Didn’t’ see Grace today. Amazing how a 50-year-old can get up early and workout but an 18 year can’t because they are tired and need sleep. What??? I don’t get it. 18-year-olds are supposed to have more energy than a 50-year-old!!

General Warm-Up
2 rounds
150 single unders (bike 1:45)
0:30 plank to wall press (first one I could only get one hand on wall; second one I actually got both hands on the wall and held it for the full 30 seconds!!)
0:30 barbell overhead hold (10 lb db set)
0:30/0:30 Samson stretch

Skill and Build Up
Push Press and Push Jerk Combo Progression (10 db set)
3 dip and hold
3 dip and drive fast
5 push press
5 lands
5 push jerks

Build Up
3 sets
3 push press + 3 push jerks
3 broad jumps

Every 3:00 for 15:00 (5 sets) (could only use the 10lb set today)
5 push press + 5 push jerks
30 ft broad jump in as few jumps as possible

5-7 dumbbell push press + 5-7 dumbbell push jerks
30 ft broad jump

Workout 2
3 rounds
0:00-1:00 = 3 rope climbs
1:00-2:00 = 60 double unders
2:00-4:00 = 400m run

Minimal equipment
3 rounds
0:00 -1:00 = 10 db bent over rows (10 with pause at top)
1:00-2:00 = 60 double unders (75 singles, 105 singles, 65 singles)
2:00-4:00 = 400m run (bike 1:40)

Good workout – I’m VERY sweaty. Now, off to shower, get a haircut and go to work.

Hae a nice weekend everyone!!



Thursday CrossFit – Already

August 6, 2020

Wow, this week has flown by. I can’t believe it’s already Thursday.

Who will be working out today? Bob, Dave, Lacey, Grace, and me.

General Warm-Up
3 Rounds
0:20 plate jumps
0:10 rest
0:20 spiderman hold on bar or floor
0:10 rest
0:20 push-up with reach to the opposite ankle
0:10 rest
0:20 bootstrappers
0:10 rest

Workout Prep
10 sit-ups
5 burpees broad jumps, use a short jump
5 weighted sit-ups, light
10 step-ups
3-5 weighted sit-ups, workout load
5 burpee box jumps

for time
1000 row (bike – 4:00)
35 weighted sit-up (25 with 10 lb weight)
100 sit-ups (not to exceed 3:30) (20)
35 burpee box jumps (20 with broad jump after each)
100 step-ups (100 step-up onto 12″ box)

400m Zercher Carry Walk (walked with a 20lb weight – outside to Carleton Rd corner and back)
use any loaded kettlebell that provides a challenge but allows athletes to perform at least 100m efforts

Ok, I felt good about this – NEVER have I ever done more than 20 sit-ups at a time. Today I did 25 while holding a 10 lb weight! Then I dropped the weight and did 20 normal sit-ups. Ok maybe I should clarify, when I say sit-up I mean feet under the chair and using an abmat – but hey, they are sit-ups and I feel good I did that many today!

Have a good day everyone! See you tomorrow!



CrossFit from Home Episode #100 – August 5

August 5, 2020

Ok, I’m tired – went to bed at 2:00 a.m. It was election night so we waited until all the results were in, cleaned up, and then came home. This workout will probably be tough.

Who will be working out today? I’m sure Grace will NOT be – she didn’t know how she could only get a few hours of sleep and be able to workout.

Let’s see, probably Bob, Dave, Nikki, Lacey, Heather, and me. Yep – I was right, no Grace. I asked her last night why a 50 year old can do more than an 18 year old? She said, “cause you are used to not sleeping, I need sleep.”

General Warm Up
3 rounds
10 cal/8 cal row or bike (I actually did 8 cal bike in 0:50)
10 Russian kettlebell swings, increasing in load each round (10 lb db, 15 lb db, 15 lb db)
0;30/0;30 touch toes, hamstring stretch
0:30/0:30 pigeon stretch

Skill and Buiold Up
Power Clean progression (10 lb db set)
5 dip and drives
5 hang muscle cleans
5 power lands
5 mid-thigh power cleans
5 halting clean deadlift to power clean
5 power cleans

Power Clean – Weightlifting (dumbbells did 1:00 max reps – I used 15 lb set, 20 lb set, 20 lb set, 20 lb set, 15 lb set, 15 lb set – did 14-16 reps with 15 lb set, 8-10 reps with 20 lb set)
5, 3, 1, 5, 3, 1

deadlift – weightlifting (20 lb db set entire time – 1:00 max reps)

Core and Cool Down
2 rounds
0:30 hollow hold (I actually held this for 0:30 both times and my legs were straight and in the air like they should be – AND I was able to get my shoulders off the ground – pretty sure this is the first time, I have actually done it correctly and held it the entire time)
0:30/0:30 pigeon stretch

Have a great day everyone! I think I’ll be taking a nap after while.

CrossFit Tuesday

August 4, 2020

Another day of Zooming from home. I so wish we could be at the gym.

Who will be working out this morning? Bob, Dave, Jeff, Lacey, Grace, and me.

Chan Warm-Up
8/8 spiderman lunges
10/10 lateral lunges
inchworm + push-ups (5, 4, 3 2, 1)
10/10 windmills
10/10 arm circles (forward/backward)
10/10 arm pretzels
10/10 shoulder rolls (forward/backward)
10/10 wrist circles

Skill and Build Up
Thruster Progression
with empty barbell
5 front squat
5 push press
5 thruster

Build Up
5 thrusters, light load, second workout weight load
10 beat swings
3-1-3 pull drill
3 thrusters, first workout weight load
3 pull-ups + 3 chest to bar pull-ups
3 thrusters, load slightly heavier than first workout weight

For Time
10-8-6-4-2 (15 lb set 10, 6, 6, 4, 2)
chest to bar pull-ups (dumbbell bent over rows – 15 lb set)

5:00 rest

thruster (10 lb set)
pull-ups (10 lb set for bent over rows)

Minimal Equipment
use dumbbell thruster and dumbbell bent-over rows

Accessory Work
3 rounds NOT for time
10/10 3 point dumbbell row (15 lb)
10 sweatt shrugs (10 lb set)


Monday Once Again – CrossFit

August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020

Wow, where did August come from? Seems like only yesterday it was March! Can’t believe we are still at home doing CrossFit. It would be so nice to go back to the gym.

Who will be working out today? Bob, Dave, Lacey, Grace, and me.

General Warm-Up
2 Rounds
10 squats with feet together
10 prisoner good morning jumps
10 PVC pass throughs
10 hollow rock with PVC pipe

Skill and Build Up
Squat Snatch Progression
5 overhead squats
5 “drops”
5 snatch balance
5 elbows up to pull under
3 high hang squat snatch
3 hang squat snatch from mid-thigh
3 squat snatch
*perform with PVC pipe

2 sets
3 position snatch

Build Up
3 rounds
0:20 row or bike
3 squat snatch, increasing load

30:00 EMOM
Minute 1: 15cal/12cal bike or row
Minute 2: 3 squat snatches
Minute 3: rest

Minimal Equipment
Every 3:00 for 30:00 (10 rounds)
200m run (8 cal row = 0:50/0:55 bike)
5/5 dumbbell squat snatch (15 lb db)

Cool Down
2:00 superman hold on floor, accumulated