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Workout Recap - Week of May 20, 2018

Once again, I'll forgo talking about something fitness-related to open this week's recap in favor of thanking everyone who's given a download to Saraphel. As of this moment, it's been downloaded 99 times, which is just phenomenal.

Extra shout-out to whoever decided to subscribe to and favorite me on Smashwords (I'm assuming it was the same person doing both, though if that's wrong, I offer my shout-outs to both of you). I can't express how much it means to me to see some evidence that people want to see more of my work. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait some time for that, since I don't think the other novels that I've completed are good enough to be worth publishing. What I can promise, though, is that whether I go through with completing some of the works I'd left unfinished or start working on something new, I'll endeavor to surpass the quality of what I've done already.



Type: Pass/Fail

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 13 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10, each side (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 6, each side (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps

Steady progress. If things keep going on track, I should be able to move on to the next step in my handstand push up progression before returning from my upcoming trip. That's not saying a whole lot since it's going to be about a two month long trip, but at the same time, considering where I'm at with doing them, it's pretty amazing that I'll be pushing myself harder soon.


Type: As Fast As Possible

4 sets of:

8 Pull Ups

7 Handstand Push Ups

5 Pistol Squats (each side)

Time = 9:30

Bonus: 10 bridges

My last workout before my trip, so of course I had to put in a last bit of bar work. I'm pretty satisfied with how it went.


Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

10 Burpees

15 Push Ups

20 Tuck Jumps

Time = 6:45

Bonus: none

Honestly, that time is just a guess, because I pushed the wrong button when I'd meant to start my timer and didn't notice it until after the first set. I'd intended to do four sets when I'd started, but after that, I just felt too dejected to do more than three.


Type: As Fast As Possible

50 Burpees

Time = 4:45

Bonus: 10 bridges

Seeing as burpees are one of the most time-efficient bodyweight movements which doesn't need anything more than a floor, I thought it'd make for a good substitute weekend challenge to just do fifty of them, particularly since the hotel that I'm in at the moment doesn't even have a reasonable table for doing rows. Yeah, I could go up to its gym and do some stuff there (it's got a pretty nice one, with free weights and kettlebells in addition to the typical machines), but I'd rather work out alone. That requires less mental energy to block out distractions.

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