Workout Recap - Week of December 10, 2017
'Twas quite the busy week for me, hence the lack of other posts. I should have some more time for the blog in the immediate future, though, so business ought to pick up. In the mean time, here's a week of mostly-quickie workouts.
Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 8 (pass)
Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10, each side (pass)
Pistol Squats, Both Hands Behind Me - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)
Bonus: 4 sets of 3 Superman push ups, 10 chin ups
My comfort level with these pistol squats is definitely making strides. I still don't think I'm quite ready for more reps yet, but I think I should be there in another week or two.
Type: As Fast As Possible
4 sets of:
15 Jump Squats
15 Push Ups
15 Straight Leg Raises
Time = 6:15
Bonus: 10 bridges
I set my target numbers too low on this workout, which is strange, since I think I'm usually too ambitious when it comes to setting up a new AFAP-type routine. Honestly, it wasn't really a great workout in the first place. I think swapping out the leg raises for some kind of pull ups would've been a better choice, in terms of involving more muscle groups.
1-Armed Push Ups, Feet Together - 1 set of 10, each side (pass)
Stand-to-Stand Bridges (with one touch of a wall on the way up) - 1 set of 12 (pass)
Hanging V-Raises - 1 set of 14 (pass)
Bonus: 4 sets of 3 Superman push ups, 5 shoulder-width handstand push ups
I feel like I'm continuing to make progress with each of these, even if the rep numbers aren't changing dramatically compared to a month ago. The push ups are the hardest part for me, but I'm getting better steadily at doing more of them before I need to pause for a breath or two. I'm not aiming to go too much higher with the other two, anyway, so just maintaining them at their current levels while improving at the push ups is fine by me (although I certainly would like to do fully free-standing stand-to-stand bridges at some point, getting my center of balance far enough over my heels to rise from the bridge position continues to elude me).
Type: As Fast As Possible
6 sets of:
6 Pull Ups
Time = 7:00
Bonus: 5 shoulder-width handstand push ups
I was right on the border of whether to count my time as 6:45 or 7:00. Part of me wanted to round it down due to having a second or so of wasted time between doing the first pull up after starting the timer and stopping the timer after the final bridge. However, that would've been the case on past attempts, too, so if I wasn't giving them that benefit, it'd be unfair to myself to do it this time.