Workout Recap - Week of August 13, 2017

August 19, 2017

Apparently, I hate my legs.  And my ass.  Aside from a bit of unbalanced emphasis, though, I think this was a pretty good week. 



Type: Pass/Fail


Semiclose Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10, each side (pass)

Shrimp Squats - 2 sets of 10, each side (pass)


Bonus: 4 sets of 3 thigh clap push ups, 2 sets of 3 skin-the-cats


Stepped back on the reps for the handstand push ups this week as a safety measure while trying to cut down my hand spacing to just a touch wider than hip width.  It felt a little weird at first, but after a few reps, it was alright.  If it feels less awkward the next time around, I can start trying to increase the reps.  Also, damn, but I'm out of practice with skin-the-cats.  I should mix those in more often.




Type: As Many Reps As Possible


3 sets of 30 second intervals with 10 seconds of rest of:

Bridges (total = 43)

Spiderman Push Ups (total = 22 each side)

Mountain Climbers (total = 116 each side)

Lunges (total = 27 each side)

Tuck Jumps (total = 93)

Butterfly Sit Ups (total = 32)


Bonus: 2 sets of 10 towel pull ups


See, this is my dilemma with lunges.  Side lunges leave me disproportionately sore, plyo lunges are kind of brutal if they're in a workout with a lot of other lower body exercises (which I'd say everything aside from the push ups and maybe the sit ups were), and normal lunges are too slow of a movement to work well with just 30 second intervals.  Granted, I appreciated the relative respite that they presented, but if I was to set this up again, I'd swap them out for either prisoner squats or a second round of bridges.




Type: As Fast As Possible


3 sets of:

50 High Knees (each side)

10 Handstand Push Ups

5 Pistol Squats (each side)

50 Mountain Climbers (each side)

10 Pull Ups

10 Straight Leg Raises


Time = 14:30


Bonus: 10 bridges


Not too bad for my first time trying this particular workout.  My time could've been a bit better, had my balance not been quite so sloppy during the pistol squats that I had to take a few pauses to renew my focus, but I can't fairly complain too much about that since pistol squats are hard enough to make this into a rather sneaky leg gauntlet.




Type: Pass/Fail


1-Armed Push Ups, Feet Apart - 1 set of 10, each side (pass)

Stand-to-Stand Bridges (with one touch of a wall on the way up) - 1 set of 10 (pass)

Hanging V Raises - 1 set of 10 (pass)


Bonus: 4 sets of 3 suicide jumps


Abbreviated workout today due to time constraints.  That doesn't mean that it wasn't still intense, though.




Type: As Fast As Possible


6 sets of:

6 Pull Ups

6 Burpees

6 Bridges


Time = 7:00


Bonus: 2 sets of 5 semiclose handstand push ups


I was expecting a poor performance going into this, given that I was rather drunk the previous night.  Imagine my surprise when I ended up tying my personal record.  That was a nice way to cap off the week.


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