Workout Recap - Week of February 24, 2019


Sometimes, it's easy to lose self-awareness amidst enjoying yourself. I like my many hobbies (as well anyone should, of course), but it's undeniably demanding to feel like there's always something more to do. After my workout today, I flat-out crashed into bed and took a much-needed nap. Once I woke up, I realized that I'd been pushing aside how tired I'd been from trying to do too much during the last week in my excitement. Passion is good, but it should be tempered, lest it lead to self-destruction.

Sunday

Type: Pass/Fail

One-armed Push Ups, feet together - 2 sets of 9, each side (pass)

T&A Pull Ups - 2 sets of 6, each side (pass) Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 6, each side (pass)

Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps, 10 breath isometric one-armed dead hang

This was another step forward with my push ups. One more, and I'll be at my final target for that progression. As someone who'd always had a weak upper body in my younger days, it's honestly a little hard to believe how close I am to that.

Tuesday

Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

10 Push Ups

20 High Knees

10 Bridges

20 Mountain Climbers

Time = 9:15

Bonus: 2 sets of 10 straight leg raises

On the surface, this didn't look hard, but the sheer numbers brought a load to bear. Now, I'm not trying to act like it was some Herculean task, but it was one of those deceptively tricky routines.

Wednesday

Type: As Fast As Possible

21/15/9 Plyometric Lunges

21/15/9 Diamond Push Ups 21/15/9 Sit Ups

Time = 5:00

Bonus: 4 close handstand push ups

This was a short one, due to annoyingly shitty weather soaking up so much of my time.

Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 4 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 3 sets of 5 (pass)

Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups, 10 close pull ups

I'm getting my proverbial feet under me with the close handstand push ups. I'm also getting better at freestanding handstands in general. I can't hold one for a significant length reliably, but I can do so unreliably, which is a step towards that goal.

Saturday

Type: As Fast As Possible

7 sets of:

7 Pull Ups

7 Burpees

Time = 7:45

Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 burpee

This was yet another lovely performance on a weekend challenge workout. That streak will end at some point, I'm sure, but I'm enjoying it while I can keep it up.

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