Tuesday – Complex Upper

Tuesday NInja Training

Holy Moley that P90X3 Complex Upper workout is tough.  I legitimately felt sick through most of it, it massively gets the heart rate right up there.  That reminds me that I really need to add some strenuous cardio into my week so I’m not so destroyed by a big workout.  My lungs and stomach are failing before my arms… just.

Complex Upper is 4 rounds of Slow Chinups, Plyo Pushups, Lunge Shoulder Presses, W Pull ups and Pushups with a knee elbow tuck.  To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what was happening at all during the whole workout, I most mostly just trying to keep up and not spew.

Tendonitis flared up a little with some of the chinups, but when I adjust my arms to a closer grip it would sort itself out.

Still a long way to go before I’ll be comfortable with this workout, but man I’m impressed with the way it pushed me around.  It was a total bully.


Did my grip strength workout after work, and really struggled with it, I’m not sure that I had really recovered from lunchtime.

Got through and then went straight to a massage where she really got in and targeted the spot where my triceps meet my elbows… and goddamn did that produce a whole lot of pain.  I thought I had a kinda high pain-threshold, but this had me breathing like a maniac.


Later tonight I hit Skyhook with a friend from Seattle and went through some slackline and basic fast moving balance stuff.  Nothing too strenuous but great to keep those fast feet.


Training Journal Stats


  • Tendonitis in both elbows
  • Gammy left knee  (Quad steps last Tuesday)

Sore bits:

  • Feeling good coming into today…

Goal for this week:

  • Learn and do the exercises for tendonitis

Goals for May:

  • Successfully land a 9ft (2.7 meters) lache.
  • Successfully catch the UFO grab from a lache.

2017 goals:

  • Submit an application for Australian Ninja Warrior Season 2
  • Submit an application for American Ninja Warrior Season 10
  • Complete at least 5 obstacles in a NNL or UNAA comp

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