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  1. Saturday 6/15/19

    AM LCM @ Miami (OH) University "Summer Classic" Day #2

    400 swim w/ SNKL
    9x50 (6 FR w/ SNKL, 3 BK)
    1 - 25 kick/25 drill
    1 - 25 drill/25 build
    1 - 25 FAST/25 EZ

    5x50 25 FAST/25 EZ

    50 EZ
    2x25 DVIE FAST
    50 EZ

    (700 assorted warm up before 200 FL)

    200 FL - 2:28.37 (31.5/36.00/37.1/43.6) - This felt pretty good until it didn't, which was in the last 25 meters. I locked up really badly, and without that extra wall on the last 25 (in SCY and SCM), my stroke unraveled swiftly. Tells me I am not quite in shape enough to pull off a great 200 FL.

    400 EZ

    (500 assorted warm up before 50 BR)

    50 BR - 32.75 - So back in the day, I used to boss around the kids in this event. It was the event I won at several league championships each summer during college, and when I didn't win it, I was runner-up by a very slim margin to an eventual YMCA national champion. After going a 35.5 a few weeks ago at the end of a power/speed workout, I was looking to be 34 low or maybe 33 high. I was first off the blocks with a great start and then nailed my pullout and breakout stroke. After that I new it was going to be a good swim, but was very surprised to see 32.75 on the scoreboard. Was long on my finish. That was the only disappointment from the race. Well, that and the fact that I have to swim as exhibition at this meet, and I ended up winning the event by nearly half a second, so I actually didn't win it

    600 EZ (100 swim/100 kick w/ BD) w/ SNKL

    Total: 3700
  2. Friday 6/14/19

    PM LCM @ Miami (OH) University "Summer Classic" Day #1

    Up in Cincinnati to visit my folks for the next three weeks. They take the kids, and I have my own mini training camp with my coach. But before that begins, it's time to see how I do with a TINY bit of rest. Throwing on the tech suit for some races since I am at an amazing facility that I am very intimate with, having competed at the Corwin M. Nixon Aquatic Center on the campus of Miami University for nearly a quarter century!

    Did a LONG easy warm up after not swimming yesterday and driving 10 hours to get to Cincinnati. Did some fine tuning in the warm-up pool right before my swim.

    400 I.M. - 5:18.78 (30.70/36.49/44.03/43.89/44.25/45.87/37.22/36.33) - Well the first 50 of FL felt like the easiest 30.7 of my life. Felt very in control. Definitely felt the training and limited rest on the back half of the race. Had great walls, but for the most part, the speed isn't there yet (that is to be expected).

    Total: 2900
  3. 6/14/19 Workout

    by , June 14th, 2019 at 08:03 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Friday, 6/14/2019 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - rowing, plyos, stretching, jump rope

    Strength - Bench Press - 45/10, 95/10, 135/10x5
    //Upper body strength is not so great still. Need to focus on that a bit more.

    Conditioning - "Annie"
    50-40-30-20-10
    Double Unders
    Situps
    6:42
    //PR on that by 5 seconds, I'll take it.

    Working out might be a bit spotty this weekend. Going to be redoing my basement floors (and fixing some spots in the drywall that have gotten wet with the ridiculous amount of rain this spring. Will try to get something quick in the garage Saturday and/or Sunday.
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  4. 6/13/19 Workout

    by , June 13th, 2019 at 09:04 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    College group coach and I had to put all the lane ropes in ourselves, so only got about 45 minutes in the (really cold!) water today. Some good work though despite that.

    Thursday, 6/13/2019 Pool Workout

    100 fr 1:40
    2x50 fr dr/sw 1:00
    100 fr 1:40
    4x50 bk/fr dr/sw 1:00
    100 fr 1:40
    6x50 bk/br/fr dr/sw 1:00
    100 fr 1:40
    8x50 IMO dr/sw 1:00

    1x100 k fast 2:15
    1 "lung buster" :45
    2x100 k D1-2 2:15
    2 "lung busters" :45
    3x100 k D1-3 2:15
    3 "lung busters" :45

    6x50 dr/sw ez 1:00

    2450m
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  5. Wednesday 6/12/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    4x w/ SNKL
    75 swim
    50 FR kick H.A.S.
    25 scull

    5x
    100 @ 2:00 FR 50 "Matt Biondi" drill/50 B&A drill w/ SNKL
    100 @ 2:00 FR 75 build/25 overkick (maintaining arm speed from the build) w/ SNKL
    100 @ 2:00 FR FAST "Let the ponies run" (1:06, 1:05, 1:06, 1:06+, 1:06)

    400 EZ FL kick w/ fins + BD

    Total: 2500
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  6. 6/12/19 Workout

    by , June 12th, 2019 at 08:15 PM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Wednesday 6/12/2019 Garage Lifting

    Hang Snatch + OHS - 95/1+1, 115/1+1, 135/1+1, 155/1+1, 175/1+1, 185/1+1, 195/f,f,1+1

    Getting better slowly! This was a good make.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/ByoJh0Pg...=196gisdnngejw

    Deadlift - 135/5, 225/5, 275/5, 295/5, 315/5

    Not bad considering three weeks ago I could barely pick up 315/2.

    Tomorrow is touch and go - if morning practice gets cancelled for storms, I'll try to swim with the college group at night. If morning practice is on and it's dry enough, I'll have an hour morning swim and a softball game at night.

    Updated June 13th, 2019 at 09:49 AM by JPEnge

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  7. Tuesday 6/11/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    500 swim every 4th scull
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    3x200 @ 3:00 D1-3 (2:42, 2:33, 2:23+)
    4x100 @ 1:40 50 B&A drill/50 swim w/ SNKL
    200 Perfect Stroke!
    200 RACE/PUSH TRIP! (2:29-)
    2x100 @ :15 rest FL kick w/ fins + BD
    100 RACE/PUSH TRIP (1:10-)

    Total: 2600
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  8. 6/10 PM + 6/11/19 Workouts

    by , June 11th, 2019 at 09:10 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Monday, 6/10/2019 Daily Double - Garage Gym

    Felt like doing some lifting after work for a double today.

    Power Clean + Hang Squat Clean + Jerk - 95/1+1+1, 135/1+1+1, 165/1+1+1, 185/1+1+1, 205/1+1+1

    Snatch Balance - 95/2, 135/2, 165/2, 185/2, 195/2, 205/2

    Shoulder Press - 75/5, 100/5,5,5


    Tuesday, 6/11/2019 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - assault bike, plyos, stretching, KB warmup, barbell warmup

    Strength - EMOM 10
    odd - 100m run fast
    even - Front Squat (from floor) - 95/5, 135/5, 155/5, 175/5, 185/5

    Conditioning - For time
    200m farmer's carry 53# per hand
    30 KB PP 44# per hand
    200m FC
    20 KB PP
    200m FC
    10 KB PP
    10:33
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  9. Monday 6/10/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    4x100 @ 2:00 FR kick w/ BD
    8x50 @ 1:00 "Progressive Freestyle" w/ SNKL

    3x200 @ 3:40 50 BR/50 FR
    #1 - pull w/ SP + band
    #2 - pull w/ band
    #3 - swim

    4x50 @ :30 rest DIVE FAST 1/3/5/7 BR strokes + rest EZ
    100 EZ

    Total: 2500
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  10. Saturday 06082019: Local meet, and Sun-Mon workouts

    by , June 10th, 2019 at 04:57 PM (aztimm's training blog)
    I did my 2nd, "meet," of the year on Saturday, which is rather rare. I haven't done more than one meet in a year (if at all in a year) in at least 15 years.
    when I saw the number of entrants per event on Friday, any hopes of being near my seed times (let alone any PB's) were quickly dashed.

    the meet was at the Austin Swim Club, way in the southwest part of town (a good 45 min drive for me). they have a tiny parking lot right there, which was full, so I had to park in a garage at a nearby office complex and hoof it over.
    I had signed up for the max/5 events
    there were 60 swimmers at the event.

    w/u: about 1200m. a little short of what I wanted (about 1500), but not bad. I hadn't been in a 50m pool in almost 2 years, but with the o/w training I've been doing, it really wasn't too rough of a transition to LCM.

    Event #2: 200 breast.
    My PB: 3:13.81, way back in 2003, when I was actually training breaststroke
    I swam a 3:17.59 back in 2011, when I was about 20 pounds lighter (running marathons/cycling).
    Saturday's time: 3:25.13 (I had seeded 3:33), not bad, considering that I'm not really training breast like I used to.

    Event #4: 400 free (I got about 2 minutes of rest after the 2breast):
    My PB: 5:37.30, back in 2012
    Last swim (2017): 5:48.16
    Saturday's time: 6:01.98 (my seed was 5:50). I'm not sure that more rest would have given me 10+ seconds, but I'm sure it would have helped.

    Event #7: 200 free (I did a 200 between events, relaxed a little)
    My PB: 2:46.19 (2002, the only time I swam it before)
    Saturday's time: 2:55.05 (had seeded at 2:40)

    Event #11: 100 breast (did 300 easy between events)
    My PB: 1:29.43 (2010, just slightly ahead of my 2002 time)
    Saturday's time: 1:36.65 (had seeded at 1:38)

    Event #15: 50 breast
    My PB: 41.35 (2010, and I spaced off the blocks and did a bunch of dolphin kicks, but no one noticed)
    Saturdays's time: :44.07 (had seeded :48)


    After that I did a 300 cool down, then got out, showered, and we had our LMSC meeting on-site. I'm an at-large board member so I figured since I was going to the meeting anyway, I might as well swim.


    Overall meet thoughts:
    I registered and swam way too many events for a 2-hour meet. I imagined there would be at least 2-3 heats of 100 fly in between my 2breast and 4free (perhaps several heats of 2breast too). there was 1 heat of 2breast (3 swimmers).
    basically if I do a meet like this again, no more than 3 events, if I want them to be anywhere near PB's.
    It was nice to catch up with some guys who I used to swim with when there was a masters group at Sendero, and I think I convinced at least 1 to join me for some crazy swims at Barton Springs (still working on the other). I met a few guys from the team who I affiliate with (when I saw my name highlighted on a heat sheet it almost freaked me out). and I met a guy from a swimming Facebook group. so there's that.

    given my focus on open water, I expected my breast times to be slower, and they were, but all better than my seed times, so that's a plus.
    I really wanted my free events to be better...but I think it was just a lack of rest. I did the 5free at nationals (the first event of the day), and put that time into swimswam's calculator to get a time estimate (then added a few seconds), but I just had no recovery (well that's my excuse at least).

    I'm debating if I will do the zone LCM meet next month, at Texas A&M. I did it 2 years ago. fantastic facility. usually gets a decent amount of swimmers (about 250), so enough time between events to swim down/warm-up and relax, but not endless like at nationals.
    competing with zones is the Bear Lake 10k (in Utah). definitely a bit more pricey (flights, probably 4 nights in hotels, rental car). but that is my thing right now.


    Sunday PM swim @ gym pool:
    drove to Sendero, but they were closed, some issue with chemicals. drove to Creekside, but they had 2 lap lanes set up, and both looked crazy. so I drove to the gym and had a lane to myself (a guy asked to circle with me just as I was finishing up).
    got in 4500 yards, not really anything inspiring. really wanted to swim to work on any soreness from the meet. there were 3 x 500s, one with fins, one without toys, and one with Agility paddles + buoy.


    Monday AM swim @ gym pool
    again, drove to Sendero...no sign of life. so went to the gym, and had my own lane.
    1200 w/u
    100 kick w/fins + board
    4 x 125 w/fins, done as 25 drill/25 swim/25 stroke/25 swim/25 drill
    100 kick w/fins + board
    500 swim w/fins
    100 kick w/fins + board
    5 x 300 @ 4:30 swim (no toys)
    300 w/Agility paddles + buoy
    250 swim w/parachute (free)
    250 w/d
    TTL: 4800 yards

    --my first 300 (of the 5) seemed very slow. so much that I did it on 4:35, and thought I'd need to do the rest on that interval. but the others just really clicked and I kept the 4:30 (was always on :05 or :35). maybe I should have done 100 easy without toys first. could have been going from kicking, who knows. times were 4:23, 4:12, 4:13, 4:17, and 4:17, then 4:08 with the toys.
    --I'm trying to swim at least 200 with a chute during most of my swims now. it is supposed to simulate swimming against a current/wind and be good for o/w training. I had planned to swim 300, but miscounted. that time was 4:42, so it really does slow me down.
  11. 6/10/19 Workout

    by , June 10th, 2019 at 12:49 PM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Monday, 6/10/2019 Pool Workout

    6x150 :20 rest (o-fr, e-50 fr/50 IMO/50 fr)

    12x50 k
    4 - fr w/board 1:10
    4 - fl/br SLOB 1:15
    4 - fl/br w/board 1:20

    9x150 2:45 d1-3
    1 - fr
    2 - fr/bk/fr
    3 - bk/fr/bk

    5x50 ez 1:00

    3x3x50 1:00 fast by thirds (fr/fl/fr by set)

    150 ez

    3700m

    Updated June 10th, 2019 at 01:38 PM by JPEnge

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  12. Saturday 6/8/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip + Marvin @ LRRC "Six on Five"

    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    300 pull w/ SP + SNKL
    200 kick 50 FR/50 BR w/ BD
    100 I.M. drill

    4x50 @ :50 D1-4
    8x25 V.S.
    4 @ :40 FR kick w/ BD
    4 @ :30 FR swim

    100 EZ

    6x @ 5:00
    100 DIVE FAST
    50 EZ

    6x100 @ 1:40 EZ

    Total: 3100

    Results:
    4/13/18 (SCY) - 57.0, 58.0, 57.8, 58.5, 58.7, 58.2 (Endurance brief)
    5/26/18 (LCM) - 1:04, 1:04, 1:04+, 1:06, 1:06, 1:07 (Endurance brief)
    6/23/18 (LCM) - 1:00, 1:00, 1:01-, 1:03-, 1:03, 1:03- (B70 Neuro Comp full body)
    11/3/18 (SCY) - 55.91, 56.17, 55.88, 56.62, 57.36, 57.11 (Nike brief)
    1/26/19 (SCY) - 55.87 (26.63/29.24), 55.44 (26.79/28.65), 55.43 (26.89/28.54), 56.49 (27.31/29.18), 57.24 (no splits), 56.81 (27.71/29.10) (Finis brief)
    3/2/19 (SCY) - 53:05 (25.55/27.50), 53:29 (25.97/27.32), 53.78 (26.39/27.39), 54.15 (26.40/27.75), 55:29 (27.00/28.29), 54.28 (26.21/28.07) (B70 Neuro Comp full body)
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 1:04.60* (31.00/33.60), 1:03.62 (30.80/32.82), 1:05.71 (31.65/34.06), 1:06.08 (32.33/33.75), 1:07.56 (32.48/35.08), 1:07.51 (32.60/34.91) (Finis Brief, *forgot to remove drag suit on #1)

    Trip's Results:
    11/3/18 (SCY) - 1:00.78, 1:00.06, 1:00.00, 1:00.11, 1:00.38, 1:00.18 (Endurance jammer)
    1/26/19 (SCY) - 1:00.59 (29.53/31.06), 1:00.41 (29.30/31.11), 1:00.28 (29.40/30.88), 1:00.34 (29.14/31.20), 59.97 (28.90/31.07), 1:00.82 (29.40/31.42) (Endurance jammer)
    3/2/19 (SCY) - 1:00.73 (29.42/31.31), 1:00.87 (29.62/31.25), 1:00.67 (29.34/31.33), 1:00.87 (29.38/31.49), 1:00.25 (29.08/31.17), 1:01.03 (29.46/31.57) (Endurance jammer)
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 1:08.94 (33.62/35.32), 1:09.92 (34.11/35.81), 1:09.62 (33.93/35.69), 1:10.04 (34.22/35.82), 1:10.19 (34.21/35.98), 1:09.32 (34.03/35.29) (Endurance Jammer)

    Marvin's Results (50s):
    6/8/19 (LCM) - 37.24, 37.50, 37.67, 37.55, 38.30, 37.86 (Tyr Jammer)

    Today's iteration of this set was very, very difficult. Without Doug "Chief Split-Getter" Martin, we had to take turns timing one another and stagger our swims. This meant that where we normally got 100-150 yards/meters of easy swimming between each fast 100, we barely had time for a 50. And then we had to stand around on the deck timing, while we marinated in our lactic acid. Doing this set LCM is already tough enough, but with the limited easy swimming, I personally felt this set like I never have before!
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  13. 6/8/19 Workout

    by , June 8th, 2019 at 05:43 PM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Saturday, 6/8/2019 Pool Workout

    Saturdays are indoors/yards. I guess the school has a set back on their HVAC for the summer and the exhaust in the pool is not good... whether that or just still being fairly weak, I just didn't have a second gear today. Got the work done though!

    600 done 2x(100 fr/50 br/50 fr/100 bk)

    2x4x250 :60 RI
    1- 200 fr/50 fl
    2- 150 fr/100 br
    3- 100 fr/150 bk
    4- fr
    Rd 1 - fr p/st dr; Rd 2 - fr desc/st fast(ish)

    6x50 dr/sw ez 1:00

    4x{25 fl b :30
    50 bk/br work turn :55
    75 fr b 1:15
    100 IM k fast 1:50}

    200 warmdown

    4100y
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  14. Friday 6/7/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC "Recovery"

    700 swim every 4th 25 FR kick H.A.S. w/ SNKL

    12x150 @ 2:10 w/ fins + SNKL
    odd: 50 FR kick H.A.S./50 swim/50 FR kick H.A.S.
    even: 50 swim/50 FR kick H.A.S./50 swim

    100 EZ
    3x100 @ 1:40 RACE TRIP!
    100 EZ

    Total: 3000
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  15. 6/7/19 Workout

    by , June 7th, 2019 at 08:09 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Friday 6/7/2019 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - rowing, ring rows, squat jumps, barbell warmup

    Strength - Split Jerk - 95/3, 135/3, 165/2, 185/1, 205/1, 225/1, 235/1, 245/1
    //Movement is definitely coming back, strength still behind but getting better.

    Conditioning - AMRAP 8
    12 alternating DB snatch 50#
    8 lateral over DB burpee
    4 muscleup
    3 rounds + 21 reps
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  16. Thursday 6/6/19

    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC
    PM Weights @ LRRC

    Swim:

    700 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL

    10x200 @ 2:50
    4 - pull w/ SP + SNKL
    3 - swim w/ 12.5 UW kick off all walls (these wrecked me going on a 2:50 send off)
    3 - swim D1-3 (2:42, 2:33, 2:26)

    100 EZ
    3x100 @ 1:40 FAST (1:09-, 1:09-, 1:08+)
    100 EZ

    Total: 3200

    Weights:

    3x10 DB shoulder press (10/20#)
    3x10 DB S-arm bicep curl (10/20#)
    3x10 DB tricep extension (10/20#)
    3x10 DB S-arm row (10/20#)
    3x10 DB bench press (10/20#)
    3x15 hip adductor (70#)

    3x15 hip abductor (70#)

    Bit of a reversal today. Trip wanted to swim at noon to avoid the nasty weather moving into Little Rock this afternoon, and there wasn't enough time for me to lift before the swim.
  17. 6/5-6/6/19 Workouts

    by , June 6th, 2019 at 08:54 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Wednesday, 6/5/2019 Garage Lifting

    Hang Snatch + Overhead Squat - 95/1+1x2, 115/1+1, 135/1+1, 155/1+1, 165/1+1, 175/1+1, 185/1+1

    //Over bodyweight snatch again! Little slow but that's good progress for now.

    Pause Back Squat - 135/2, 185/2, 225/2x5


    Thursday, 6/6/2019 Pool Workout

    200 fr/200 IM dr/sw/ 200 k

    10x50 kSLOB/sw x25 o-fr, e-IMO 1:00

    3x100 fr 1:45
    4x75 bk 1:15
    4x50 br 1:00
    4x50 fl/fr :50

    2x100 k V.S.x25 2:30

    100 warmdown

    2400m

    Took too long to get in the pool first thing, and only have a hour on Thursdays. Gotta get in faster. Felt like poop still anyway... better than Monday though I guess.
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  18. Wednesday 6/5/19

    PM LCM Solo @ LRRC "I.M."
    CORE7 post swim

    Swim:

    2x
    400 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL
    16x25 @ :30 2 drill/2 swim I.M.O.

    4x150 @ 2:15 light D1-4 pull w/ SP + SNKL

    4x50 @ 1:00 FL drill 3R/3L/3 full stroke w/ fins
    2x200 @ 3:10 D1-2 (100 BK/50 BR/50 FR)
    4x50 @ 1:00 FL drill 3R/3L/3 full stroke w/ fins
    2x200 @ 3:10 D1-2 (50 BK/100 BR/50 FR)

    100 EZ

    Total: 3500

    CORE7:

    - power sit up (RD1), w/ 10# db (RD2), elevated bicycle kicks (RD3)
    - statue of liberty sit ups (switch arms at :30 mark) w/ 10# db
    - Russian twists w/ 10# db
    - high plank/low plank, last :30 switch to plank rotations (RD3)
    - side plank w/ hip dip (switch sides every :15)
    - 1/2 Burpee (no jump or push up) w/ 8 mountain climbers (RD1), 6 mountain climbers (RD2), 4 mountain climbers + add the push-up (RD3)
    - single leg v-up w/ 10# db (RD1), alternating scissor kick + random v-up on command (RD2), w/ 10# db (RD3)
  19. Tuesday 6/4/19

    PM Weights @ LRRC
    PM LCM w/ Trip @ LRRC

    Weights:

    3x10 BB RDL (45/65#)
    3x10 BB back squat (45/65#)
    3x10 S-leg glute (30/70#)
    3x10 S-leg curl (10/30#)
    3x10 S-leg extension (10/30#)
    3x15 hip adductor (70#)
    3x15 hip abductor (70#)

    Swim:

    600 swim every 4th 25 scull w/ SNKL

    4x100 @ 1:45 swim w/ chute half open
    4x100 @ 1:45 kick w/ fins + BD + chute half open
    2x200 @ 3:30 swim w/ SP + fins + chute half open
    400 @ 7:00 FAST (4:53 - 1:11/1:14/1:14/1:14)
    100 EZ

    3x100 @ 1:40 RACE TRIP!
    4x100 @ 1:40 FR kick H.A.S. w/ fins + SNKL

    Total: 3000
  20. 6/4/19 Workout

    by , June 4th, 2019 at 08:33 AM (Swimming Through Jello)
    Tuesday, 6/4/2019 CrossFit Workout

    Warmup - assault bike, plyos, barbell warmup

    Strength - A) Clean + Front Squat - 95/1+1, 135/1+1, 165/1+1, 185/1+1, 205/1+1, 225/1+f, 215/1+1

    //225 clean was a pleasant surprise. Maybe my strength is coming back a little faster than I thought?

    B) DB Bent Row - 50/12,12,12 ea arm

    Conditioning - 3 rounds
    20 cal row
    25 wall ball 20#
    10 DB PP ea arm 50#
    11:24
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