Workout Recap - Week of August 13, 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.
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.
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
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.