Workout Recap - Week of November 4, 2018

November 12, 2018

A week has passed, and I still haven't posted that book review.  I'll get to it, but it was So Okay It's Average, so I've just had more compelling things to do with my time.

Sunday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 15 (pass)

Towel Pull Ups - 1 set of 12 (pass)

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

 

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 half-Aztec push ups

 

Just like last week's opening, but better in every respect (aside from the bonus).

 

Tuesday

 

Type:As Fast As Possible

 

3 sets of:

10 Pull Ups

10 Burpees

10 Bridges

 

Time = 8:30

 

Bonus: 10 breath one-armed isometric dead hang (each side)

 

I was at a loss for what to do on this day, and I didn't want to default back to my usual 5 pull up/10 push up/15 squat workout, so I put a slight twist on a weekend challenge and ran with it.  The result was passable.

 

Wednesday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

One-armed Push Ups, feet together - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 5 (pass)

Hanging V-Raises - 2 sets of 8 (pass)

 

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 half-Aztec push ups

 

Once again, the same as last week, but better.

 

Friday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 9 (pass)

Towel Pull Ups - 3 sets of 8 (pass)

 

Bonus:none

 

This was a simple workout because there had been a medical emergency in my family on Wednesday night which was overshadowing most of what I was doing since then.  It turned out alright, but reminders of the fragility of our existence are rarely welcome.

 

Saturday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

7 sets of:

7 Burpees

7 Bridges

 

Time = 9:00

 

Bonus: 1 burpee, 1 bridge, 5 chin ups

 

I'm happy with how this went.  It's about 65% of my theoretical optimal performance, which isn't great, but it's still in the range that I consider to be hard enough to spur growth while still being able to recover in time for the next workout.

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