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Workout Recap - Week of October 8, 2017

This week was a trying one, since I tried to squeeze in two challenge workouts to make up for skipping the 100 burpee challenge last week while also finding time for all of my other pleasures. In the end, though, it was probably the most satisfying overall week I've had in recent memory, both in workout performance and in the greater context of life. Here's hoping I can keep up that trend going forward.



Type: Pass/Fail

Semiclose Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 14 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)

Shrimp Squats, Both Hands Behind Me - 2 sets of 7, each side (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 Superman push ups, 20 push ups

Well, I made sure that I did the right kind of shrimp squats this time. More importantly, I decided to just take a shot at doing some full Superman push ups, and I was able to handle them. I'm sure that I can stand to get a lot better at them, but fuck, even this much is more than I could've imagined I'd be doing around this time last year. It's good to have ambitious goals, but there's no reason to not appreciate the progress along the way.


Type: As Fast As Possible

100 Burpees

Time = 10:30

Bonus: 30 breath towel-gripping dead hang

Well, I did say I did 2 challenge workouts to make up for skipping this challenge last week, so it only stands to reason that one of them would've been this very workout, right? Still 15 seconds short of my personal best, but it's continuing to trend in the right direction.


Type: Pass/Fail

1-Armed Push Ups, Feet Together - 1 set of 10 (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 two-way suicide jumps

I was debating with myself about whether to go for one set or two on this workout, right up until actually doing it. I ended up going with one simply because doing one brutal set is faster than doing two merely ball-busting sets. Sadly, it was probably the wrong choice in the long run, since all I painted today was the orc marauder.


Type: As Fast As Possible

10 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 10:15

Bonus: 10 bridges

It's a little hard to believe that it's been about 2 months since I last did this workout, since it seems like something that I do on the regular. It seems like I've made a habit of cutting the set count on the last few times that I did it, though, so I went after it in its entirety this time. Quite pleased with the result, since it was a solid improvement over my last go at it.


Type: As Fast As Possible

6 sets of:

6 Pull Ups

6 Burpees

6 Bridges

Time = 6:45

Bonus: 2 sets of 10 fingertip push ups

The standard follow-up challenge after 100 burpees. Also, NEW P.R., FUCK YEAH! (I feel I'm justified in adapting that song to my ends, seeing as I am American) Great way to cap off the week.

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