The Seesaw

“I need solitude to empty my mind of people, then I need people to empty my mind of me.” -Vaziki Nada

I’m gonna call this the next level teeter totter, assuming the challenge of the game remains to throw your opponent from their perch…

A timely listen courtesy of Invisibilia: Are emotions something that happen to us, or are they constructs that then create our experiences? What if they’re actually the stimulus – not the response – many of us believe them to be? And can we experience an emotion we don’t have a concept of?

If that segment sends you flying, here are some positive concepts to soften the landing.


05 June | M
Mobility | 2x
SL Elev HB x 10 ea
Scap press x 10
Pope clammies x 15 ea
Hollow rocks x :30

Work | [Repeat]
A. Bike x 10:00
B. 5x: Row x 300m + cable tris x 12 (40#)
C. Bike x 10:00
D. 5x: Row x 300m + SA KB press x 5 ea + HS hold
E. Bike x 10:00

Essential stretch | 10:00

09 June | F
Mobility | 3x
Cossack lunge x 12
Wall slides x 10
Popes x 15 ea
Reaching DBs x :45

Warm-up | TGUs 3 x 3 ea (40, 45, 50, 1 ea @60#)

Work | [Rebel]
A. Back squat 5 x 1 (145, 155, 165, 165, 170#)
B. EMOM x 10:00:
1-1/4 BS x 3 @ 50% of A (80#)

10 June | Sa
Mobility | 3x
GA squat x 10
Elbow plank + fwd tap x 10 ea
Reverse curl-ups x 10

Warm-up | 3x
DUs x 30
Ring rows x 8

Work |[Return]
A. Thoracic rotations 3 x 12 ea [:30]
B. Rotating x 10:00 (5)
Row x 250m
Push-up x 5
KBS x 10 (50#)
C1. SA DB Z press 4 x 6 ea (25#) [RI]
C2. Dbl DB row x 8 @2113 (27.5#) [1:30]
D1. Dip 3 x 8 @3111 (60, 60, 50#)
D2. Pull-up 3.3.3 [:15, 1:30]


M | The head didn’t feel like training, but I did it anyway. Kept the pace on the erg @1:13 on the dot every round. Felt nice and recovered by the time I got back to it each round, with exception of the last two rounds in part D.

F | Not feeling like hitting the gym, so I placated myself with some faves. Not that I want to get in the habit of this, but it got me back in, felt good, and I had fun. I am a little confused about failing with the hex plates so I stayed conservative on my back squat. Weighed in 3 lbs lighter than last week at 160 el bees. 

Sa | Yep, still diggin’ the Z press. The dbl row is like strict press – ALL the muscle recruitment from head to toe – total shakes (though I fucked up and did then with DBs instead of KBs). Failed on the very last rep of the pull-ups, so I guess I did that right.

Su | Recharging outdoors:

peeps and pistoles
Horton Springs Trail | 7.5 miles of butterscotch (Ponderosas) & butterflies
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