Workout Recap - Week of December 24, 2017

December 31, 2017

I was feeling rather sore in my legs this week, particularly in my calves, so I only did four workouts.  I didn't think that I'd been pushing myself excessively hard lately on the fitness front, but I suppose there were enough other things going on for me that it all kind of piled together into one big blob of fatigue.



Type: Pass/Fail


Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 9 (pass)

T&A Pull Ups - 2 sets of 7, each side (pass)

Close Squats - 2 sets of 20 (pass)


Bonus: 2 sets of 5 breath one-armed dead hangs (each side)


On account of the aforementioned leg soreness, I opted to go for a (much) easier squat variant on this day.  Nothing else was too terribly remarkable about this workout, though I suppose it does justify last week's explanation for what "T&A pull ups" actually are.




Type: As Fast As Possible


10 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats


Time = 10:45


Bonus: 10 breath one-armed dead hangs (each side)


The time was a step back from how I'd done before on this workout.  At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I'm going to attribute that to my legs feeling less than stellar.




Type: As Fast As Possible


5 sets of:

15 Jump Squats

15 Push Ups

15 Straight Leg Raises


Time = 8:30


Bonus: 11 pull ups


This was mostly about checking if I was on the right track with saying that I should've done five sets of this workout, after the last time that I did it.  That dropped by average time per set from 1:34 to 1:42, so fatigue did start to play more of a factor, but I think that's still too little of an impact.  I'll have to consider bumping it up to six sets, if I do this workout again.




Type: As Fast As Possible


7 sets of:

7 Burpees

7 Bridges


Time = 7:30


Bonus: 1 burpee, 1 bridge, 10 pull ups


When I was doing this, I'd thought that I was going slow, so it was a pleasant surprise that I ended up tying my personal record.  More importantly, perhaps, I also threw in some attempts at one-armed flex hangs afterwards, and I was able to hold myself in place for a second or two on each arm before gravity took over.  I think that's a huge step forward in my pull up progress.  Exciting!


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