AMRAP in 18 minutes:
200 meter run
Burpees are hard to avoid especially when I don’t have any equipment to use. It’s always a love hate with this movement but they are a great full body movement.
This morning I decided to incorporate pistols into the workout. Small sets of 10 didn’t feel too painful the first half, but they added up towards the end. I slowed down but was able to keep moving.
V-ups and running were a nice little break. Lucky for me the 18 minutes went by quickly because I was never on one movement long enough to be annoyed.
EMOM for 20 minutes
20 Jumping Lunges
*At the top of every minute 5 burpees
This one is going to hurt tomorrow. Jumping lunges isn’t a movement I do very often and now I know why. They hurt and get your heart rate up.
This was a great combination of movements, the lunges were fast but intense and the V-ups let the heart recover but became slower over time. Burpees were annoying, but 5 was manageable.
I definitely wasn’t able to go unbroken on anything besides the burpees, my goal was to do one round each minute but that didn’t happen. As I began to fall off target I tried to stay consistent and give myself a little built-in rest each round which really helped in the back half of the workout. I’m not going to want to do lunges for a while after this.
A) Handstand walking practice (15 minutes)
B) 3 Rounds for time:
21 Wall balls (15lbs)
18 Kettlebell snatches (1 pood)
15 Burpees over the Kettlebell
C) Durante’s Core:
10 Hollow Rocks
10 second Hollow Hold
1-minute rest between rounds
Score: A) walked over the 35lbs plates three times
C) Finished Durante’s core unbroken for the first time
Part A) Never know when Handstands are going to show up in a workout so, it’s good to practice. It felt good to be inverted and working on my balance and control.
Part B) The meat of the day, was a perfect workout for the afternoon, not a lot of skill involved but definitely lungs, especially on the Kettlebell Snatches. I had to break that up in half.
Part C) Durante Core: I have been doing this core series for a few years now and, this is the first time I have been able to do it unbroken.
5 Rounds for time:
15 cals on Air Bike
10 Strict Hand Stand Push-ups (SHSPU)
Working on weakness can also be called your “Goat”. I try to program my goats in a few times a week to make sure I’m working toward my goals. Today’s goat is strict handstand push-ups (SHSPU).
After doing open workout 19.3 I figured it was time to get back on the wall and work on hand placement and overall strength. This workout took, what felt like forever. I was happy with the overall exposure of 50 SHSPU) and sticking with my plan of 3-3-2-2.
It was all about the SHSPU. The other 3 movement I was able to move through at a quick and comfortable pace. I played around with moving my hands further away from the wall and that really helped move through the workout. Practicing movements that I struggle with can be frustrating but I’m always glad I did when it’s over.
When I only have about 15 minutes and want a hard sweaty workout. This one never fails.
25 Man Makers (1 pood Per hand)
*Man Maker: One kettlebell in each hand, perform 1 push-up, 1 Renegade row on the left side, 1 Renegade row on the right side, 1 more push-up, into a burpee, then into a thruster. Once the thruster has been completed, repeat the series.
Since I had 5 extra minutes I decided to do Abs. I try and fit in abs 4 times a week but that doesn’t always happen. When I do have time at the end of a workout, this is my go to.
5 rounds for quality
10 Hollow rocks
10 second Hollow hold
30 second rest
This ab workout is call Durantes Core, its was design by a gymnast who is incredibly fit and has amazing core strength, something I could always use more of.