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Workout Recap - Week of May 27, 2018

Only four workouts again this week. Part of it was having another stint of staying at three different hotels in three nights, with the added trouble of them having been in three different cities this time around. Part of it is that I walked for around 11 kilometers on Saturday. I should be pretty settled in to where I am for the next six weeks, so I expect things to pick up. Unfortunately, I am also once again in a hotel where the furniture doesn't lend itself well to doing rows (seriously, why is it so hard to just have a decent desk in the room?), but I think I can manage to work out something with a little creativity. It won't be good enough for doing rows in timed workouts, but sprinkle them in as bonuses or in pass/fail workouts to keep my arm flexors somewhat active.



Type: Pass/Fail

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

Straight Leg Raises - 2 sets of 20 (pass)

Bridges - 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps, 3 pistol squats (each side)

This was mostly an attempt to mix up how I group the movements for these workouts, to try to keep things from getting stale.


Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

10 Push Ups

10 Bridges

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 8:15

Bonus: 3 handstand push ups

A little variation of a favored standard, with the bridges giving me some back work despite lacking a bar.


Type: Pass/Fail

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

Bridges - 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Straight Leg Raises - 2 sets of 20 (pass)

Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups

This was basically the same thing as Monday's, in a different order. Considering what the intent behind that workout was, the irony is not lost on me.


Type: As Fast As Possible

4 sets of:

5 Pistol Squats (each side)

8 Handstand Push Ups

15 Straight Leg Raises

Time = 9:30

Bonus: none

I took the fact that this workout took as long to do as it did as a sign that I was slipping in my nutrition. That's probably the aspect of traveling that affects my workouts the most. I'm usually quite strict with what I eat at home, but when I'm someplace that doesn't have a comparable selection of ingredients, fewer tools to work with to prepare my own food, and a local language that I speak rather poorly (thus making it difficult to control what I'm getting in restaurants), compromises are a realistic necessity. That was part of the reason for doing so much walking on Saturday, as I'm about seven kilometers away from the major grocery store that I'd recognized.

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