Things have a way of just blowing sometimes, don't they? Long story short, I got too caught up in other things to get my challenge workout in this week. Alas, but it's not the worst thing in the world to resign myself to a four-workout week, and I can do a Sunday/Saturday deluxe double-challenge next week to make up for it.
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, 5 handstand push ups
After a couple weeks of opening with a single set of this routine, it felt good to go back to doing two sets. The results themselves mostly held steady with where I'd left off, but I'm feeling ready to start pushing myself further with them, now.
Type: As Many Reps As Possible
12 minutes of 30 second intervals with 10 seconds rest of:
Side-to-side Pull Ups (total = 18, each side)
Side Lunges (total = 42, each side)
High Knees (total = 133, each side)
Bridges (total = 41)
Push Ups (total = 51)
Plank Builds (total = 16, each direction)
Bonus: 5 chin ups
I'd been getting back to doing 50-second intervals lately, so it was past time to also swing around to a 30-second interval workout. It's quite remarkable how much the constant stopping and starting can really ratchet up the difficulty. It's also quite remarkable how tiring it is to just go up and down on your palms/forearms while holding a plank position. Who needs a treadmill for cardio?
Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 6 (pass)
Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 8 (pass)
Hanging V-raises - 2 sets of 10 (pass)
Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups
As usual, steady progress was the goal here. That said, close handstand push ups are a very different animal from the other varieties I've done, so it's going to take considerable patience to continue making advancements with them.
Type: As Fast As Possible
10 sets of:
5 Pull Ups
10 Push Ups
15 Prisoner Squats
Time = 10:15
Bonus: 5 pull ups
After a few attempts at this that kept getting cut short, I followed through with a full ten sets at last. The completion time was nothing special, but that's okay. The simple fact that I worked it in is a monkey off my back.