Loaded

“I know you think you understand what you though I said but I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.” -Alan Greenspan

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My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun –
In Corners – till a Day
The Owner passed – identified –
And carried Me away –

And now We roam in Sovreign Woods –
And now We hunt the Doe –
And every time I speak for Him
The Mountains straight reply –

And do I smile, such cordial light
Opon the Valley glow –
It is as a Vesuvian face
Had let it’s pleasure through –

And when at Night – Our good Day done –
I guard My Master’s Head –
’Tis better than the Eider Duck’s
Deep Pillow – to have shared –

To foe of His – I’m deadly foe –
None stir the second time –
On whom I lay a Yellow Eye –
Or an emphatic Thumb –

Though I than He – may longer live
He longer must – than I –
For I have but the power to kill,
Without – the power to die –

My Life had stood – a Loaded Gun, Emily Dickinson


21 Nov | Tu
Mobility | 3x
Wall rotation + slides x 10
GA squats x 10
Prone y raise x 10
Reverse curl-ups x 10

Warm-up | 3x
Row x 1:00
KBS x 5
KB snatch x 3 ea
KB RDL x 5 ea

Work | [FTA]
A. 4x:
Box sqwaats x 5 (125, 125, 130, 130, 130#)
SL DB hip bridge x 10 ea (22.5#)
GHR x 10 [2:00] (10#)
B. TGUs x 18:00 (worked up to 60#)

24 Nov | F
Mobility | 2x
Shoulder CARs x 3 ea
Thoracic rotations x 8 ea
Hip CARs  x 2 ea

Warm-up |3x
Bike x 1:30
Wall balls x 7
DUs x 20

Work | [Archive Buffet]
A. 4x:
Front squat x 5 (115, 4@125#)
RNT x 10 ea
GHD x 10 [2:00] (10#)
B. EMOM x 10:00
KBS x 10 (50#)
C1. DB bi’s 3 x 20 ea [1:00] (15#)
C2. Tricep push-downs x 12 [1:00] (20#)
D. Cable pallofs 3 x 12 ea [1:00] (15, 20, 20#)

25 Nov | Sa
Mobility | 3x
Hip hikes x 15 ea
Elbow plank + fwd tap x 10 ea
TVAs x 15

Work | [Archive Buffet]
A. Bike x 20:00
5x:
Sled x 30m (90#)
Suitcase carry x 30m ea (50#)
HS hold x :30
Lateral step-ups x 5 ea
C. Stepmill x 20:00

27 Nov | M
Mobility | 3x
Shoulder CARs x 3 ea
GA squats x 10
Prone y raise x 10
Cossacks x 8 ea

Work | [FTA]
A. 4x [BB only]:
Row x 10
Press x 10
OHS x 10 Kang squats x 10
Good mornings x 10 [1:00]
B. SL hip bridge holds 4 x :30 ea [:30 btwn legs]
C. Pin FS 5 x 2 [3:00] (125, 4@130#)
D. SA DB push press 3 x 8 ea [1:00] (35, 30, 30#)
E. Close grip high cable rows 3 x 15 [1:00] (55, 60, 60#)


Tu | I ❤ sqwaats. And TGUs. And… good convos, good vibes, good days.

F | Use more el bees on the biceps, self.

Sa | Four star handstand day. I really enjoy that cardio sled sammich action.

Su | Got my ass in nature. I would like to redesign the Tonto Natural Bridge Parking area. Such a beautiful area; such a whiff on the human intervention.

M | Gym was busy. Felt good to move. Subbed kang squats for good mornings and OHS in part A as my right shoulder has been not feeling awesome this week. I think it’s a sleep injury #positionmatters

Lat pull-down machines in use, again, therefore I did standard cable rows.

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Timeless

“I have late night conversations with the moon, he tells me about the sun and I tell him about you.” -S.L. Gray

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Nature’s euphoria in full effect

Have you ever noticed how experience plays with time? How time can somehow speed up and slow down, all at once? Or how – as a friend recently pointed out around mile 8 of a backpacking trip – when you’re from a small town and you return for a visit, people often express their disbelief at the amount of time that has passed, how it, “seems like just yesterday”… And you think to yourself, “Not really, Laurie. You just haven’t done anything.”

And have you ever really looked at the Milky Way?

Just a few fragments from some overnights in nature. Another one was the suggestion from Matty Fresh to check out the movie Wild. So I did, and really enjoyed it. Yielded all the feels, but didn’t make me feel any less bummed to back on the grid.

The soundtrack doesn’t suck either…


13 – 15 Nov | M-W
Havasupai Trail | +/- 28 miles

17 Nov | F
Warm-up | 3x
Row x 1:00
Slam ball x 5 @ 20#

Work | From the Oly archives
A. BB only [movement quality] 4x:
Row x 10
Press x 10
Good morning x 10
OHS x 10
B. Clean pulls 4 x 2 (165, 175, 175, 185#)
C. Rack jerk [across] 6 x 1 (115#)
D. Pin FS 4 x 3 (115#)
E. SA KB OHS 3 x 3 (25, 30, 35#)

18 Nov | Sa
Mobility | 3x
Scap press x 10
Shoulder CARs x 3 ea
Glute press x 10
TVAs x 15

Warm-up | 3x
½ Kneeling BU KB press x 5 ea @20#
Band RDLs x 10 ea
Band SA rows x 10 ea

Work | From the archives
A. Bike x 30:00
B. 5x:
HS walk/hold WW + taps x 10 ea
Cossacks x 10 ea
DUs x 30
C. Stepmill x 20:00

Home yoga | 20:00


M-W | Do you know how creepy your iPhone is – that it tracks you all the friggin’ time? Yep. (I recognize how this line of questioning is that of an old person, but seriously – what the fuck.) And then it throws this info into some shit “Health” app you didn’t ask for either, so you think it’s doing you favors. One of several things I learning on my first backpacking experience. I am stoked with how great I felt throughout. The turquoise waterfalls, red striated cliffs and the bottomless darkness of the night sky, all glittery with stars – nature’s recovery techniques…

Definitely need to get a different pack – one that doesn’t hang of my traps. Also, fuck extra clothes; I didn’t bring many, but I brought more than I needed. 

F | Not feeling super stoked about being back on the grid, nor back inside a gym, but… did it anyway. Had some ass wink on the OHS; widened my stance and focused on bracing and that did the trick. The cleans and jerks felt good, but like I haven’t don’t a whole lot of them lately. Truth. Oly is tricky solo. Need to vid e’ry set but my phone was full of waterfalls. Think I was positioned too far forward on the pulls. FS felt good, made my booty sore. The KB OHS felt solid.

Sa | Must get headphones. Workout felt good.

 

Field Notes

“Complaining is not a conversation.” -James Victore

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The Fragile Generation >>> It’s crazy how much our successes comes down to our own belief that we will endure. That trust in ourselves, and in our relationships, is developed gradually, testing little by little – poco a poco – in a staggered rhythm of experiences. And isn’t it interesting how both our self-confidence, and often times our relationships are strengthened via the same thing: working through discomfort…

“I believe that people who trust themselves and trust each other are willing to have difficult conversations. You know, relationships are not easy, whether they are work relationships or personal relationships. We may upset each other; we may say something the other person takes the wrong way. I give everyone complete permission – starting with me – to come and tell me directly that I did something they didn’t like… say it in as raw of a way as you want – you don’t have to figure out how to say it, you don’t have to wait until you calm down. But if you are incapable of doing that, if you are only capable of passive aggressive behavior… consider this your last warning.  -Arianna Huffington on the new HR Dept


31 Oct | Tu
Mobility | 3x
COB hold x :20
SL elev hip bridge x 12 ea
Hollow rocks x :20

Warm-up | 2x
WB x 7
SA KB press x 5 ea
WW + taps x 10

Work | [fave]
A. 5x:
Front squat x 5 @ 75% (120#)
Back squat x 5
Rest x 2:00
B. FR Rev KB lunge 4 x 6 ea [1:00 btwn legs] (35/40#)
C. 3x:
Slam balls x 5 (20#)
DB snatch x 5 ea (35#)
Row x 200m

01 Nov | W
Mobility | 3x
Wall slides x 10
Cossacks x 8 ea
Popes x 15 ea

Warm-it-up |
TGUs x 2 ea side @ 40, 45, 50#

Work | [Repeat]
A. Bike x 30:00
B. 5x:
SA KB FR carry x 30m ea (45#)
Samurai squats x 4 ea (35#)
FLR x :30 [:30]
C. Stepmill x 15:00

Stretch | 10:00

02 Nov | Th
Warm-up | 2x:
Row x 1:00
BU TGUs x 2 ea

Work |
A. 5x:
RNT rev lunge x 10 ea
DUs x 30
SA press x 5 ea (25, 4@ 30#)
B1. Incline DB bench 5 x 8 [1:00] (4@25, 30#)
B2. Pendlay row x 10 [2:00] (65, 3@ 70, 75#)
C1. SA DB bench 4 x 8 ea @22×1 [RI] (3@25, 30)
C2. SA cable row x 10 ea [2:00] (30#)

04 Nov | Sa
Mobility | 3x
Scap press x 10 @ 5s ea
Bird dogs x 12 ea
Hip hikes x 15 ea

Work | [New Fave]
A. Stepmill x 20:00
B. 5x:
Offset carry x 20m 30m ea (40 OH/35 FR)
Wall walk x 1
Side plank x :20 ea
Sled x 20m 30m (+135#)
C. Bike x 25:00
D. Row x 10:00

Stretch | 10:00

05 Nov | Su
Warm-up | 3x
Bike x 1:00
Slam balls x 7 @20#
DUs x 30

Work |
A. DL 7 x 2 [2:00] (175, 185, 195, 205, 200(v), 205(v), 210(v)#)
B. PC 10 x 2 [2:00] (3@125, 130, 130(v), 130(v), 125, 5 HPC @115#)
C. BS 4 x 5 @ +/-70% [3:00] (130#)
D. BTN PP 4 x 2 [1:30] (90, 95, 100, 105#)

Stretch | 10:00


Tu | Didn’t have tons of energy or excitement heading into The Tang. Told myself to just mobilize and move and see how I felt. Did that between every part… and got through them all. Okay then. I think my 75% is a little more than 120, but there’s only one way to find out 😉 Both part A and part C got me breathing pretty good, but in different ways.

W | The front rack carries are so much tougher on the right side than the left. Wicked sore front all dem sqwats on Monday. Stepmill makes me sweat a lot, even when I am not-mouth breathing.

Th | Workday summarized in five seconds:

Gym sesh summarized in four sentences:
Failed on the tempo bench on the 8th rep on the right side. Got thru all of ‘em on the left. Contraction on the left side on the SA row feels really weak in comparison to the right. How’d I get so sweaty?

Sa | Focused on staying checked in on the machines. If I had a globo there wouldn’t be any friggin screens! But I don’t, so there. Part B was hard. Honestly, it kicked my ass. The run on the sled is 30 so I just did that. I figure it’s cheating a little with the carpet so… 

Su | Well, the pulls from the ground weren’t stellar. The DL positioning felt better, worked to brace and get in the position at the start there. I gotta work those fails. The first successful rep on the fail vid felt really bad, but in the footage it didn’t looks so bad. Same with the cleans. I got pretty frustrated with myself – so frustrated that apparently I lost count and just fired off five sets of some hang power cleans to appease myself.

The back squats, however, felt AWESOME – the grip with the floor, the drive through the floor, e’rything. Ditto with the BTN work. The hundy plus five was a little spicy, but I should definitely start heavier earlier next go around.

Moving Mix Tape

“If you don’t bite you can’t eat.” -Carl Paoli talking theft on Barbell Shrugged

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A proper mix tape can’t hurt, bro

I spent a good chunk of my “free time” this week/end unpacking from the move. Lemme tell ya, this has already taken me longer than anticipated – searching for some Mary Poppins type voodoo to move it along a little. Until then, at least there are podcasts.

Here’s a selection of my weekend mix tape for your listening pleasure:

Mind Muscle Project – The After Show #59 >>> On how CrossFit HQ’s drug testing seems shadyAF followed by a dude that has me thinking it’d be good to do some quiet running

Training Think Tank – Q&A Part IV | Enjoy your fucking brownies, folks! Max references Bruce Lipton’s, The Biology of Belief, and poses the question of how thinking ‘I’m a fat piece of shit’ vs ‘I’m fueling my muscles’ might impact your stress hormone profile post-brownie – not to mention flavuh

Waking Up – Facing the Crowd | Words are not violence.
“We use our words so as not to kill each other.” –Greg Lukianoff

Training Think Tank – Q&A Part III | Recovery: you’re missing the basics (It’s not about the stim) and the cost of high-level performance for teens in any sport followed by some teenage El-Haag background

MTN RDY – Colin O’Brady | From everybody’s default fitness test – the triathalon – to a world record-setting run at the Explorer’s Grand Slam. I am so curious about the logistics behind this, and the training involved

Case File | If you can’t get to sleep, this won’t help

Any podcast recommendations out there? And will someone please invent an app that lets a listener share a snippet of a podcast?! How does this not exist already? Or does it…?


09 Oct | M
Mobility | 3x
Wall slides x 10
Elbow plank + reach thru x 10 ea
Popes x 15 ea

Work |
A. [BB only – quality movements] 4x:
Row x 10
Press x 10
OHS x10
Good mornings x 10
Rest x 1:00
B. SL hip bridge holds 4 x :30 ea [:30 btwn legs]
C. Pin front squats 5 x 2 (125, 4 @130#) [3:00]
D. SA push press 3 x 8 ea (30, 2 @35#) [1:00]
E. Close-grip high seated cable rows 3 x 15 (2 @55, 65#) [1:00]

Stretch | 7:00

11 Oct | W
Mobility | 3x
GA squats x 10
Bird doggies x 10 ea
Reaching dead bugs x 1:00

Warm up | 2x
BU TGU x 2 @25#
Samurai squats x 3 ea @35#
Windmills x 5 ea @ 30#

Work |
A. Bike x 20:00
B. Row x 10:00
C. 4x:
Step-ups x 5 ea
SA FR carry x 20m ea (40#)
DUs x 20 30
D. Stepmill x 15:00

12 Oct | Th
Warm-up | 3x
Wall ball x 7 @15#
Banded rows x 10 ea
Wall walk x 2 UB

Work |
A. 4x:
KB Z press x 10 ea (25#)
KB row x 5 ea (30, 3 @35#)
KB snatch x 3 ea (35, 3 @40#) [1:30]
B. Incline bench 5 sets @22×1 5, 5, 3, 3, 2 (60, 60, 65, 70, 75#) [3:00]
C1. SA DB push press 3 x 5 ea (30, 2 @35#) [1:00]
C2. [Dbl DB] RDL x 8 (55, 2 @60#ers) [2:00]
D1. Wall-pressing dead bugs 3 x 20
D2. BU KB FR carry x 30m ea (25#) [none-zo]

Stretch | 10:00

14 Oct | Sa
Mobility + Warm-up | 3x
Shoulder CARs x 3 ea
Hip CARs x 3 ea
Chin-over-bar hold x :20
Hip hikes x 15 ea
Hanging leg raise x 8

Work | Repeat
5x [BB only]:
Row x 5
RDL x 5
FS x 5
Kang x 5
B. Cleans 10 x 2 (95, tall, 105, 115, tall, 3 @125, 2 @130#) [2:00]
C. Good mornings 3 x 10 (65, 70, 70#) [1:30]
D. Leg extension machina 3 x 12 (60, 65, 65#) [1:00]

Stretch | 10:00

15 Oct | Su
Mobility | 3x
GA squats x 10
Wall slides x 10
Hollow rocks x :20

Work | Repeat
A1. Press 7 x 5 (2 @60, 4 @65, 70#)
A2. DUs x 20 [2:00]
B. 5x:
KB goblet x 6 @ 33×1 (35#)
Jump lunges x 10
FLR x :30
C. Bike x 20:00


M | Broke up the OH movements by sneaking the buenos dias before the OHS because holy overhead pressing; adaptation or fucking it up, Morgunz? Hmmm…

I see what you did there with the holds and then the pin squats… #bootyblast

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Dug the single arm push presses. Interesting to see how one side braces compared to the other. Subbed seated cable rows because someone had set up camp at the lat station.

W | No notes. Felt nice.

Th | Feeling the focus of the recent training: much back fatigue. Z presses were challenging at the rep scheme. The single-arm snatches felt slow; took vid to investigate. They were fine. All in your head, Mo-gunz. Bench: so much room for improvement. Crazy how different incline feels to standard. Still figuring out the barbell situation at the indie gymnasium – used one that felt heavier and thicker. Could have also just been in my head. Really liked part C. D was fun, too; laughed at my retard left side with the BU KBs.

Sa | Got to wear my lifters.

Su | Pre-workout weigh-in: 152.8 lbs. Huh. Press felt good – really connected and pushing through the ground. That part B felt like AD sprints. Ooh burn. 

fearsome > fearless

“You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you’re hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out of control and it can hurt you, even kill you… Fear is a friend of exceptional people.” – Cus D’Amato

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Alexis Diaz | To be defeated by life is worse than to be defeated by death

21 Aug | M
Mobility | 3x
GA squats x 10
Wall slides x 10
TVAs x 15

Work | From the archives
A. Bike x 10:00
B. 5x: Row x 300m + Push-ups x 10
C. Bike x 10:00
D. 5x: Row x 300m + Chinese row x 5 ea (22.5#) + Jump lunges x 20 OHWL x 20
E. Bike x 10:00

Stretch, but mostly drinking water | 5:00

23 Aug | W
Mobility | 3x
Bird dogs x 12 ea
Shoulder CARs x 3 ea
Reverse curl-ups x 10
Popes x 15 ea

Warm-up | 3x
Wall ball x 7 @16#
KBS x 7
KB press x 4 ea

Work |
A. 3x BB only:
RDL x 3
Row x 3
Press x 3
FS x 5
Kang squat x 5
B. Back squat 5 x 5 @32×1 (130#) [3:00]
C. KB FR onto a 4” platform 3 x 10 (30#ers) [1:00 btwn legs]
D1. RDL x 10 (100, 110, 110#) [:30]
D2. Windmills (35, 40, 40#) [1:30]

Stretch | 10:00

24 Aug | Th
Mobility | 3x
Hip hikes x 15 ea
Wall rotation + slide x 10
Elbow plank + fwd tap x 10 ea

Warm-up | 3x
Wall walk + 10 taps
Ring rows x 7
Slam ball x 5

Work |
A1. Half-kneeling BU KB press 4 x 8 ea (15, 20, 20#) [:30]
A2. Pendlay row x 12 (60#) [1:30]
B. Concentric bench 5 x 5 (75, 85, 95, 3@90#) [3:00]
C1. Pull-up machina 3 x 10 (60#) [1:00]
C2. Dips x 10 (60#) [1:00]
D. 3x:
SA HP snatch x 5 ea (35#)
Farmer’s carry x 20m (50# KBs)
Bear crawl x 20m

Stretch | 10:00

26 Aug | Sa
Mobility | 3x
Wall slides x 10
Frisk squats x 3
Glute press x 10
Reaching dead bugs x 20

Work | Pre-Hump
A. Bike x 20:00
B. 3x:
Cossack lunge x 10 ea Cross-over step-ups
Handstand stills x AMSAP
DUs x 20
C. Bike x 25:00
D. EMOM x 10:00: KBS x 7 + push-ups x 5

Stretch | 15:00

27 Aug | Su
The Hump(hrey’s)
9.5 mi


M | Unreal sore from Sunday’s squats. I see how that whole hypertrophy training works der, with all the reps. Rolled through an archived workout to alleviate some of that soreness. Subbed overhead walking for the jumping lunges. Random workout observations:  row cadence is tricky when someone is rowing right next to you.

W | New moves: kang squat. Felt those lots in the posterior chain and hammies. Back squats felt good; lots of “finding the glutes” on  reps 4 & 5 – and keeping it explosive on the up – kept me at 130#. The front racks onto a plate – is that core stability work? That’s where I felt it – like keeping the chain connected.

Th | The concentric bench were interesting, and perhaps made easier because the safety supports were a little high (if I put them lower the barbell would have bench resting on my chest). Bench isn’t a strength of mine, so being able to do 3 sets of 5 at 90# surprised me. Reduced time under tension – since you are starting at the bottom? The pull-ups were hard, but felt really good, positionally – as did the dips. Ooh dem bear crawls….

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Sa | No sooner do I yammer on about the body feeling fucking amazing, then my right hip flexor decides to pretend it’s a glute. Hey, dude! (ya just know it’s a dude) You’re a tiny little guy; you’re not sized to pick up that kinda work. Anyway, that’s why I dropped part “D” and dropped the cossacks (those did NOT feel nice on the right side). Spent some additional time mobilizing that right flexor. We will see what tomorrow brings.

Su | Oh, The Hump. What a great hike! The weather was lovely; no storms, some picture-perfect fluffy clouds, and chilly at the top. Due to some navigational detours I got a later jump than I had planned, but, man, that didn’t take away from the experience at all. Until about 11,000’ up I felt fantastic, breathing good, but not a big deal. But man, shortly after passing the 11,100’ marker it got rough. From the saddle to the summit was very challenging. It took 2:30 to summit and about that (2:15) to descent with a good half hour at the top, taking in the general splendor aaand snacks! The cereal treat bar – Rice Krispies, but sub Cap’n Crunch (Right!? Fuck yeah! Or so I thought…) may not have been the best idea. Shortly thereafter I was pretty sure I was gonna vomit. Buuut I didn’t. Also got a gnarly headache which didn’t resolve itself as quickly as the upset tummy. In hindsight, I’m gonna attribute them both to the altitude.

And if you ever wonder what’s the faster way to go from zen to murder, my answer would be the commute from Flagstaff to Phoenix on Sunday afternoon. The solution: mix tapes and some dirty spice from Late for the Train #tipsfromSavage

Which One

“We have two ears and one mouth, and we should use them in that proportion.” -Epitectus

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And how will I know you’ll listen?  Which one are you choosing?

And this cracked my up. But if you had to pick one…


09 Aug | W
Mobility | 3x
Wall rotation + slides x 10
Cossack lunges x 8 ea
TVAs x 15
Popes x 15 ea

Warm-up | 3x
Row x 1:00
Wall ball x 7
SA KB press x 4 ea

Work | Repeat Remix
A. HHPC – HHPC – TC – FS @115#
B1. DB snatch 7 x 3 ea (35#) [right into]
B2. SL hip bridge x 10 ea (20#) [1:00]
C. Lat pull-downs 4 x 10 (80, 4@70#) [1:00]

Stretch-ish | 10:00

10 Aug | Th
Mobility | 3x
Scap press x 10
Reverse curl-ups x 10
Pistols x 2 ea

Work | Repeat-ish
A. Row x 20:00
B. Bike x 20:00
C. 5x:
Cross-over step-ups x 7 ea
Handstand holds
Samurai squats x 3 ea @35#
D. Step mill x 15:00

Stretch | 10:00

11 Aug | F
Mobility | 3x
Wall slides x 10
Bird dogs x 10 ea
Reaching dead bugs x :45

Work | Repeat
A. TGUs 3 x 3 ea (35, 45, 50, 60#)
C1. SA DB Z press 4 x 6 ea (25, 3@27.5#)
C2. Db row x 8 @2113 (25#)
B. Reverse Zerchers 3 x 8 ea (80#) [1:00 btwn legs]
D. 5x:
Goblet squat x 6 @33×1
Jump lunges x 10
FLR x :30

12 Aug | Sa
Shaw Butte Hike
5.5 mi

13 Aug | Su
Warm-up | 3x
Row x 1:00
Wall balls x 10
A-Y-Ts x 5 ea

Work | Repeat-ish
A1. Press 7 x 5 (65#)
A2. DUs x 20 [2:00]
B. 5x:
Goblet squat x 6 @33×1 (35#)
Jump lunges x 10
FLR x :30

Stretch | 10:00


W | I had planned on doing deadlifts, but then last minute decided to do some tall cleans and front squats because they are fun and I haven’t done them at Globo Mountain Ballpark edition. Rolled through the rest of the session. I think I was fighting a bug on the front end of the week – had some seriously low energy. But, better by mid-week.

Th | I dig these cardio sammich format workouts – I mean, for cardio. The the last 8:00 of rowing – involves a countdown that goes something like this:
“More than halfway done!”
*Closes eyes for what feels like 2:00 – nope, that was 34 seconds
*Focuses on fast drive, extending recovery
“Oh look! Five minutes! I can do anything for 5:00!”
“Oh look! Four minutes! I can do anything for 4:00!”
“Oh look! Three minutes! I can do anything for 3:00!”
“Last 90 seconds like you’re on the water… go!”
“Fuck. I love rowing.”
“But let’s not do this again soon, or at least for, like 10 days.”

F | Felt good. Scaled back because of the hike planned for the following morning. The goal is no tricky hip business before or after The Anniversary Hike this year.

Sa | Rescheduled The Hump hike due to t-storms, so we stuck around PHX and hiked surrounded by monsoon-y weather instead. It was pretty great.

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The Start at Shaw Butte

Su | Press felt strong; really felt the pushing through the ground. Part B is the closest thing to AD sprints I’ve found at the globo… so far.

In Flight

“I am becoming more silent these days. I’m speaking less and less. But my eyes, god damn, my eyes see everything.” -A. Non

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Returning from some time off, I haven’t spent much time with the screen machines (likely the source of so much dumb shit). I did, however, use my flight times to catch up on some podcasts (anyone else, get the voms when they read on the plane?) and explored some new ones. Not much else to share with you at the moment, so here’s my playlist, in order of enjoyment:

What are you guys listening to these days? Let me know! Unless it involves vegans or the orange man occupying the White House. (Hey, it doesn’t read “ALL the dumb shit”.) Don’t kill my vibes, bruhs and bishes.


03 July | M
Mobility | 3x
GA squat x 10
Bird dogs x 10 ea
Scap press x 10
Wall-pressing dead bugs x 10 ea

Warm-up | 2x
Row x 1:00
KBS things
TGU x 3 ea

Work | [Repeat-ish]
A. Back squat x heavy single (135, 145, 155, 165, 175, 185#)
B. EMOM x 10:00
1-1/4 BS x 3 @ 50% (90#)
Incline treadmill x 10:00
Row x 10:00

Stretch | 15:00

04 July | Tu
Mobility | 3x
Glute press x 10
Prone Y raise x 10
Hanging leg raise x 10

Warm-up | 3x
Row x 1:00
Banded RDLs x 7 ea
Wall walk x 1

Work | [Repeat-ish]
A. EMOM x 20:00, rotating:
Deadlift x 3 (185#)
BTN push press x 3 (5@85, 90, 4@95#)
B. EMOM x 10:00, rotating:
Pendlay row x 10 (65#)
Wall run x 10 ea

Stretch | 15:00

05 July | W
Dropped my ass into some nature

06 July | Th
Mobility | 3x
GA squat x 10
Elbow plank + fwd tap x 10 ea
Reaching dead buuuhhgs x 10 ea

Work | [Repeat Buffet]
A. TGUs 3 x 3 ea (35, 44, 53#)
B. Reverse Zercher lunge 3 x 8 ea (75#) [1:00 btwn legs]
C1. SA DB Z press 4 x 6 ea (25#)
C2. DB row x 8 @2113 (25#ers)
D. 5x:
Goblet squat x 6 @33×1 (35#)
Jumping lunges x 10
FLR x :30

Stretch | 20:00

08 July | Sa
Mobility | 3x
Wall slides x 10
Hip hikes x 15 ea
Prone y raise x 10
Reverse curl-ups x 10

Warm-up | Row x 10:00
E’ry 2:00 perform PU BB row x 8 + DUs x 30

Work | Return to the Mountain [Repeat]
A1. Seated SA DB press 4 x 10 (22.5, 3@25#) [1:00]
A2. COB x 5 @ 30×3 [1:00]
B. RFESS 3 x 10 ea (20# DBs) [1:00 btwn legs]
C. 4x:
HSW x 15’ Slam ball x 10 @20#
Row x 150m
Rest x 1:00

Stretch | 20:00

09 July | Su
Mobility | 3x
Cossack lunge x 8 ea
Slow AF scap presses x 10
Popes x 15 ea

Work | [Repeat]
A1. DUs 3 x 30
A2. SA KB carry x 20m ea (SC/45, OH/40, SC?45#) [:15]
A3. DB RDLs x 8 (35#ers) [:15]
A4. SA DB snatch x 8 ea (35#) {:30]
B. Seated hammies 3 x 12 (75, 80, 80#) [1:00]
C. Bike x 40:00 20:00


Didn’t take any notes, or vids on vacay. Got some movement in and enjoyed taking in the change of scenery and getting (and staying) outdoors. Returned to Globo Mountain (the desert edition) REALLY freaking sore in the nates. (That means buttocks. Shit you learn playing Scrabble. No, Mom, bukkake is not a mushroom…) Rolled through some repeat sessions; am feeling good.

Had a brunch date to get to and ran outta clock on Sunday. Did have time for a selfie though:

cake me
Steps for vacation hangover recovery:
Step 1. Take advantage of the globo lighting to catch up on some gym selfies while wrapping up your sesh on the bici
Step 2. Follow sidewalk instructions

Don’t worry. I only go cross-eyed when I selfie.