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Workout Recap - Week of April 1, 2018

On the topic of underestimating stuff, I also underestimated how much that sickness would affect me. Thus, despite saying that I intended to put some emphasis on endurance work this week, I didn't. And to add insult to injury, I also put together arrangements for another business trip that'll start soon. On the other hand, I did learn a bit about what to expect when it comes to keeping up with exercising while traveling like that, so I shouldn't slack off quite so much this go around.



Type: Pass/Fail

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 12 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 1 set of 9 (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 1 set of 6, each side (pass)

Bonus: 10 breath isometric 1-armed dead hangs (each side)

Since my illness was sapping a chunk of my endurance (which, in retrospect, almost certainly had some impact on my last weekend challenge workout, even if I didn't feel quite so sick on that day), I cut things down to just one set. Even so, putting together those rep numbers per set felt good.


Type: As Fast As Possible

1 set of:

21/15/9 Plyometric Lunges

21/15/9 Push Ups

21/15/9 Straight Leg Raises

Time = 4:15

Bonus: none

I was very pinched for time on this day, so I just went with something quick and simple. Some moderate exercise usually helps with recovery from sickness, after all.


Type: As Fast As Possible

8 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 8:45

Bonus: 5 breath isometric 1-armed dead hangs (each side)

It's been a hell of a long time since I did this routine at eight sets, so I can't judge the time too directly, but comparing it as an average time per set against what I'd been doing at ten sets prior to my trip, it measures up very well. I'll take that as another sign that my physical condition isn't what degraded during my trip so much as it is my sense of pacing. That's a good thing, I think, since the mental side of things should be easier to recover, once I take the time to focus on it.


Type: As Fast As Possible

Time = 6:30

Bonus: 11 burpees

My legs were feeling quite sore on this day. I don't think they were hurt, so I could've forced my way through one of my usual weekend challenges instead, but rather that putting myself through that, I opted to just do something simple that'd put pressure on my upper body instead. I doubt I'll repeat this one regularly, but for a one-off try, this isn't a horrible result. I'm sure that I could've gotten at least a sub-six minute time before my trip, but I think I've been doing well enough for my times on the last couple of workouts that I can't use that as an excuse any longer.

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