Hopped into the noon class for “The 20/20 Experience,” which is a new benchmark workout for NC Fit.

20 min AMRAP:

  • 20 Box Jumps (24″)
  • 20 Push Press (115#)

*Every 3 minutes including at the start, perform 20 situps.

I ended up getting 5+25 Rx. The barbell got heavy! I started with 8/6/6 trying to keep sets short and fast, but at the end, I was doing 5/5/5/5. Probably should’ve stuck with 95# and moved faster!


I’m off all week for the holidays, which is amazing. As a result, I’m hanging out with Quinn all week as well so no daycare. We ventured into the 8AM class hoping I could keep him occupied!


Today, the goal was to work up to a 1RM Push Press. After some drills, I worked up:

  • 3@95
  • 3@115
  • 1@135
  • 1@155
  • 1@175
  • 1@186 (f)

I think my 1RM is 185 from last week so I attempted 186. I ended up failing twice. Wasn’t my day! Still okay with it.


We hit an NCFit benchmark today – “Push Pull”. We’ve done this one before back in May 2019.

For time:

3-6-9-12-9-6-3 Push Jerk*

*15 Calorie row after each set

Last time, I used 135# (scaled from 155#) on the bar, and I wasn’t able to get all of the sets unbroken. This time, I scaled to 115#, and I did them all unbroken, which was the goal. I finished in 12:01 compared with 14:30 last time. I’d say I got a better stimulus this time around. #embracescaling #rejectego Still things I’m learning!



As part of the Wendler work-up, we had our 5-3-1 day for push press.

Push Press

  • 3 @ 95
  • 3 @ 115
  • 5 @ 135 (~75%)
  • 3 @ 155 (~85%)
  • 1 @ 185 (~100%)

I failed my first rep at 185, but I got the second attempt.


4 minute AMRAP:

  • 2 Devil’s Press
  • 6 Push Press
  • 8 DB Suitcase Reverse Lunge

Rest 1 minute. Repeat starting where you left off.

Result: 8+12 with 40# DBs

I stuck with 40s instead of the prescribed weight (50s) to keep the intensity high.


Quinn had a fever so I was called into daycare to bring him home. Had to get in something quick. Basically no warm-up and then hit this one:

5 rounds for time:

  • 50 Double Unders
  • 15 Push Press (75)
  • 10 GHD Situps

I modified the GHD situps from Toes to Bar just to keep my equipment all in the small spot while the main class went on. Time was 9:55 Rx. In and out in less than 30 minutes.