Workout Recap - Week of December 2, 2018


"Where does the time go?"-redux. It feels like it was just yesterday that I was posting the previous workout recap.

Anyway, between general soreness and a busy Sunday, I cut things down to just four workouts this week. I feel like I made the most of them, though, so I have no regrets.

Tuesday

Type: As Fast As Possible

7 sets of:

7 Burpees

7 Bridges

Time = 9:00

Bonus: 1 burpee, 1 bridge

On the one hand, it's never a great feeling to just tie what I got on the previous attempt at a given weekly challenge workout. On the other hand, it's my own fault for not featuring burpees more often in my workouts these days. I mean, yeah, they're hard and tiring, but that should be all the more reason to do them more often.

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 4 (pass)

Hanging V-Raises - 2 sets of 9 (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 half-Aztec push ups, 10 bridges

And so commences the build-up of those one-armed push ups. Doing them with my feet together is damned hard, so even just getting one more rep in per set is a significant advance.

Friday

Type: As Fast As Possible

11/8/5 Pull Ups

11/8/5 Handstand Push Ups

11/8/5 Pistol Squats (both sides)

Time = 12:15

Bonus: 10 chin ups

This is the most total pistol squats I've done in a single workout. I'm sure that hurt my completion time, but it's also worth a little recognition in its own right. Besides, they made the pull ups and handstand push ups feel like the easy part of the workout, which is no small feat.

Saturday

Type: Pass/Fail

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

Towel Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 half-Aztec push ups, 7 burpees

Commencing the build-up here as well, this time for the towel pull ups. I had a lot of trouble with my grip on the first set of them, but it was a smoother task on the second one. That's probably a sign that I need more of a grip warmup than what I've been doing.

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