Workout Recap - Week of January 28, 2018

February 3, 2018

And so, after breaking the streak of consecutive workout recap posts, I start a new one.  I've got a couple of #random bullshit posts in mind that I want to make, along with another Process of Painting post (once I finish with actually painting the miniature), but I've been busy with some sundry personal and professional matters this past week, and I frittered away whatever free time I had on other pursuits.  I will have a major announcement coming up soon, though.  Odds are that whatever regular visitors I have here can at least guess at what it'll be, if I haven't told them outright already, but whatever, let me pretend that it'll be an exciting surprise.



Type: Pass/Fail


Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)

1-Armed Pull Up Negatives - 2 sets of 3, each side (pass)

Pistol Squats, Both Hands Behind Me - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)


Bonus: 4 sets of 3 Superman push ups, 11 pull ups


Pretty much just went back to my pre-hand-injury levels of performance here, save for swapping in 1-armed pull up negatives for the T&A pull ups.  The nice thing about those negatives is that it's so hard (on an absolute scale) to hold the peak position with one arm that I don't even need to think about going through the negative motion, thanks to gravity.




Type: As Fast As Possible


3 sets of:

25 High Knees

15 Divebomb Push Ups

5 Pistol Squats (each side)

10 Plyometric Lunges

10 Handstand Shoulder Taps (each side)

5 Plank Get Ups (each direction)


Time = 12:15


Bonus: 10 chin ups


I've got to admit that I was surprised by how tough this routine ended up being.  Granted, it didn't help that I'd forgotten that I feel a lot more comfortable doing handstand shoulder taps facing towards the wall rather than away from it until after the first set, so that probably cost me 15-30 seconds, but I really underestimated how much the push ups and get ups would wear on my shoulders, especially since each rep for those movements has two positive portions.  The pistol squats ended up feeling like a welcome break, relative to the rest.




Type: As Many Reps As Possible


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

Burpees (total = 25)

Straight Leg Raises (total = 45)

Pull Ups (total = 38)

Lunges (total = 27 each side)

Diamond Push Ups (total = 56)

Side Lunges (total = 32)


Bonus: 10 bridges


I felt great about my performance on this day.  In particular, I'm very happy with my burpee and pull up totals.  Averaging over eight burpees per round isn't something that I've managed consistently, and I'm pretty sure that the pull up total is just straight up a new personal record for this type of routine.




Type: As Fast As Possible


5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats


Time = 4:30


Bonus: 10 towel pull ups


Just a simple quickie on this day.  I can't complain about the results.




Type: As Fast As Possible


100 Burpees


Time = 10:15


Bonus: 10 bridges, 12 chin ups


For those who've been paying attention to the pattern of my weekend challenges, you might notice that I did this one a week early.  I'm going to be traveling for pretty much the rest of the month, and if there was one weekend challenge that I wanted to make sure that I didn't miss out on and didn't have any excuses to dismiss a subpar performance for, it's this one, so I bumped it forward.  Getting within 3% of my personal record is something that I can live with, especially when I'm pretty sure I set some new records for how I broke up the mini-sets along the way (sixty-one burpees at the third breath break, for one thing).


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