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Workout Recap - Week of June 3, 2018

I'm drawing a blank on what to talk about in this intro. There wasn't really much of note that happened for me in the past week, at least when it comes to things that would make sense to talk about on here. I suppose it's worth noting that I got back to doing five workouts in the week. That doesn't feel like much of an accomplishment since my performances were subpar, but if nothing else, it's something to build on.



Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Handstand Push Ups

10 Bridges

Time = 6:45

Bonus: 10 underhand horizontal rows

Lacking a bar for pull ups, I figured the next best thing was to substitute handstand push ups. To state the obvious, they work a different set of muscles, but I wanted something that was more demanding on the upper body than regular push ups or burpees to alternate with doing bridges. I can see this routine becoming a staple while traveling.


Type: Pass/Fail

One-armed Push Ups, feet apart - 1 set of 10, each side (pass)

Stand-to-Stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 8 (pass)

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

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps, 7 burpees

I was feeling weak in the core on this day, for whatever reason, so I opted to keep my feet apart during the one-armed push ups to reduce the balance challenge.


Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

10 Push Ups

10 Bridges

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 9:00

Bonus: 10 underhand horizontal rows

This was part of what I was talking about when I said that my performances for this week were subpar, since it was nearly a full minute worse than the same workout in the prior week. I'm not sure what went wrong with it, really, since I didn't feel like I was taking excessive breaks or moving slowly, but the results speak for themselves. My best guess is that my current work schedule necessitates a longer break between my workout and the previous meal than I'd like, so I'm hoping that it's something I can just get used to.


Type: Pass/Fail

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 10 (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 3 sets of 5, each side (pass)

Bonus: 10 underhand horizontal rows

I was really feeling how many squats I was doing by the end of this workout. Also, it seems like "10 underhand horizontal rows" is just going to be my default bonus, unless I feel like doing something different.


Type: As Fast As Possible

100 Burpees

Time = 12:00

Bonus: 11 km walk

A disappointing completion time, to be sure, but I do have to admit that it felt good to actually do a 100 burpee challenge while I was away from home, after having skipped doing that during my previous trips. I suppose there was a part of me that was avoiding it because I knew I'd end up with a worse time, but it didn't go terribly, all things considered. Sure, it's twenty percent worse than my personal best, but it's not a terrible time, seeing as there was a long while when my goal was to get a twelve minute time for this challenge. While I'm not entirely happy with the results, there was some degree of victory is just actually doing it.

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