Workout Recap - Week of March 18, 2018


It seems like this site's turned from a "whatever's on my mind" blog to a fitness blog. I'll change that soon enough, though. I've got a big announcement to make soon, most likely during this coming week. Until then, though, it's time for another recap.

Sunday

Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 4:30

Bonus: 5 chin ups

Well, the results from this workout were both good and bad. On the plus side, my regression because of that business trip wasn't irrecoverably awful. On the minus side, there was obvious regression, so I'll have to work my way back up to where I was, and judging from how things are looking at work, I might be able to just about get there when it's likely going to be time for another long trip. Now that I've got a better idea of what I'll be dealing with, though, I expect that I won't slack off quite so much as I did on the last one.

Tuesday

Type: As Fast As Possible

4 sets of:

8 Pull Ups

6 Handstand Push Ups

5 Pistol Squats (each side)

Time = 8:45

Bonus: 5 towel pull ups

And now we can start to see the increased emphasis on both speed and pull up work that I was talking about wanting to have for this week. It's been kind of a weird experience, actually, because my arm flexors are what seems to wear out first during the workout itself, but afterwards, they recover quite quickly, and it ends up being my upper back that's sore the next day. Oh well, it's just a discomfort tolerance issue.

Thursday

Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 4:30

Bonus: 2 sets of 5 pull ups

From a strict results standpoint, this was obviously the same as what I did on Sunday. However, I felt quite a bit better this time around, so even if the time isn't improving yet, there is progress being made.

Friday

Type: As Fast As Possible

4 sets of:

8 Pull Ups

6 Handstand Push Ups

5 Pistol Squats (each side)

Time = 8:15

Bonus: 2 sets of 5 chin ups, 3 2-way suicide jumps

Huzzah, measurable progress this time! Tougher bonus, too. All in all, a good day.

Saturday

Type: As Fast As Possible

6 sets of:

6 Pull Ups

6 Burpees

6 Bridges

Time = 8:15

Bonus: 15 straight leg raises

So, on the surface, this is about a 20% worse result than my personal record for this weekend challenge. That's not great, obviously. However, as I said for the Sunday workout, it's a manageable regression. Rather than focusing on the results, I'm taking solace in (a) surviving a return to a 5 workout week and (b) making it through this workout in as good of a time as I did, even if it's a step back from what I've done before. It's almost painful to be so positive about this shit, but in the long run, that makes me feel better than wallowing in negativity, so I think it's worth the effort.

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