Workout Recap - Week of March 25, 2018
So, it turns out that I overestimated how soon I'd be able to make my announcement. Alas, but it will be coming soon. Meanwhile, I also spent too much time around sick people during this week, so I caught enough of something to feel like I had to back off a bit on the workout intensity again. All in all, it was not a great week for me.
Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)
Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 7 (pass)
Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)
Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups, 5 breath isometric 1-armed dead hangs (each side)
It's been a long time since I've done this routine, so unsurprisingly, I had some struggles with the uneven pull ups. That said, there's a difference between working towards a new level and working to regain what I'd attained previously. It should be an easier mountain to climb this time around.
Type: As Fast As Possible
4 sets of:
15 Push Ups
20 Straight Leg Raises
Time = 10:45
Bonus: 12 chin ups
After so many straight workouts with pull up work, it was finally time to take a little break from that and torture some other parts of my anatomy. Apparently, arm extensors and leg flexors were the victims of the day.
One-armed Push Ups, feet together - 1 set of 8, each side (pass)
Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 6 (pass)
Hanging V-Raises - 1 set of 10 (pass)
Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups, 6 towel pull ups
As mentioned in the intro, I was a bit under the weather, so I backed things off to just one set on this. One thing that stood out to me was that the V-raises felt like they were around the same difficulty as I'd remembered from before my trip, so I suppose that means I did a good job of keeping my midsection in shape.
Type: As Fast As Possible
7 sets of:
7 Pull Ups
Time = 8:00
Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 bridge
Once again, this weekend challenge result fell short of my previous standards, and it was by an even greater margin than last weekend's. However, what that statement glosses over is that most of the time was lost in the last few sets. The first half actually went very quickly, needing only about two minutes to get to the end of the third set. I'm taking this as a sign that my problem isn't so much a decline in strength or endurance as it is that my sense of pacing suffered from that long trip. In turn, I think this means that I should make it a point of emphasis to do more "as many reps/sets as possible"-type workouts in the near future to rebuild that aspect of my fitness.