Workout Recap - Week of February 4, 2018


It was something of a light load for this week. Just the fact that I’m traveling isn’t an excuse for that, so much as the fact that I was busy enough with work and a little tourism that I was willing to scale things back on the exercise front for now. I’m expecting to start ramping things up again soon, but meanwhile, what’s done is done.

On a related note, this is exactly the sort of reason why I’d moved the 100 burpee challenge forward a week. I didn’t do a weekend challenge this week because I was too tired from what all else I did on Saturday. Now, considering that I walked about 30 km on that day (according to my phone), it’s not like I was just taking it easy, but there’s a big difference between that type of low intensity effort and a concentrated burst for ten-odd minutes.

Sunday

Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of: 5 Pull Ups 10 Push Ups 15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 4:15

Bonus: 3 one-armed pull up negatives (each side)

As usual, this routine was just a quickie to fit something in when I didn’t think I had time for something more elaborate. On the plus side, it was a good time, which is always nice.

Tuesday

Type: Pass/Fail

Prisoner Squats – 2 sets of 20 (pass) Push Ups – 2 sets of 20 (pass) Straight Leg Raises – 2 sets of 15 (pass) Handstand Push Ups – 2 sets of 5 (pass) Bridges – 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Bonus: 3 pistol squats (each side)

After just about a whole day of flying on Monday, I thought it’d be best to do something on the easy side, just to get used to moving around again.

Wednesday

Type: Pass/Fail

One-Armed Push Ups, Feet Apart – 2 sets of 5, each side (pass) Pistol Squats – 2 sets of 5, each side (pass) Stand-to-Stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up – 2 sets of 6 (pass) Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups – 2 sets of 5 (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 Superman push ups

I went for something a little more aggressive this time. Nothing too notable beyond that, though.

Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups – 1 set of 10 (pass) Pistol Squats – 1 set of 10, each side (pass) Fingertip Push Ups – 1 set of 10 (pass)

Bonus: none

Honestly, I was slacking off today. I could’ve done more, but I felt like resting up to gather my energy for what I’d expected to be a busy Saturday sounded like a good idea. Given the aforementioned 30 km of trekking, which doesn’t take into consideration that a big chunk of that was working my way uphill and that the incline was steep enough that going back downhill also required more effort than walking normally, it was probably a good decision.

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