Workout Recap - Week of July 15, 2018


And thus have I arrived back at my home, another trip completed. Of course, having multiple days of travel to get from the start to the finish disrupted my usual workout schedule, and then I was sore as fuck after going in on some pull ups once I was back home, but all in all, I'm happy that I was at least able to keep up with doing something on five days of the week, even if it was at a lower intensity level than usual out of necessity.

Sunday

Type: Pass/Fail

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 5 sets of 5 (pass)

Bonus: none

A quick and simple workout for the last day that I'd have for a while that wouldn't involve some degree of sitting in a chair while a machine moved me around for multiple hours.

Tuesday

Type: Pass/Fail

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

Bonus: 2 sets of 3 full tuck jumps

Another day of fitting in a workout where I could, this time with a lower body focus, since I feel like I default to either handstand push ups or one-armed push ups too often when I come across this situation. After being so used to doing pistol squats for my unilateral leg work, it took a few reps to get comfortable with my balance for shrimp squats again, but once I did, it was smooth sailing from there.

Thursday

Type: Pass/Fail

Pull Ups - 5 sets of 5 (pass)

Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups, 3 skin-the-cats

Back on a bar at last! It's a little embarrassing that my lats were whimpering the next day, after just this much work.

Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Hanging Straight Leg Raises - 5 sets of 5 (pass)

Bonus: none

Nevertheless, I pushed through with more work on a bar. I had a suspicion that my soreness was more from DOMS than from actually overworking myself, and seeing as this workout did give me some relief, I dare say that my suspicion was well-founded. Learn to listen to your body and tailor what you do to its needs is the lesson here.

Saturday

Type: Pass/Fail

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 8 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)

Pistol Squats - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)

Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups, 10 bridges

Of course, just because the previous day's workout gave me some relief doesn't mean that I wasn't still sore. Thus, rather than forcing myself to go through with a timed challenge workout that'd leave me regretting my performance, I decided to defer that until I was feeling better in favor of just doing a somewhat lightened pass/fail workout. It hurt (both putting off my challenge and doing this workout), but I trust that it was for the best in the long run.

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