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.
Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 5 sets of 5 (pass)
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.
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.
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.
Hanging Straight Leg Raises - 5 sets of 5 (pass)
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.
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.