Workout Recap - Week of April 7, 2019

April 15, 2019

I started the week intent on a deluxe double-challenge, only to have my plans dashed by a surprisingly social end to the week.  Fortunately, with the Good Friday holiday being this week, I'll have a lighter load in the immediate future, which I can use to make up for that.



Type: As Fast As Possible


7 sets of:

7 Pull Ups

7 Burpees


Time = 8:00


Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 burpee


This was pretty much a steady time with what I achieved the last time that I did this challenge.  As such, there isn't a whole lot for me to say about it.




Type: As Many Reps As Possible


12 minutes of 50 second intervals with 10 seconds rest of:

Handstand Push Ups (total = 38)

Prisoner Squats (total = 100)

Side Lunges (total = 66, each side)

Mountain Climbers (total = 195, each side)


Bonus: 5 pull ups, 5 handstand push ups


This was a leg-burner.  The individual motions were all quite easy, but the raw amount of time that I had to fill with them was a real bear.  On the other hand, there's something about leg work that I rather like.  So much of it is psychological, so there's a sense of accomplishment to be found in grinding through it.




Type: Pass/Fail


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)

Skin-the-cats - 2 sets of 6 (fail, 5+5)


Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps, 25 prisoner squats


I don't do skin-the-cats often, at least not as part of my workouts (there are times when I just do one or two because I feel like it).  I'd wanted something other than more hanging leg raises to go with this workout, though, and I thought they'd be a nice compliment to the bridging.  They were, at that, but I underestimated how tough this total routine would be on my forearms, so I ended up having to cut back on them to avoid falling on my face.  That's a challenge to be overcome, now, of course.




Type: As Fast As Possible


5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats


Time = 4:30


Bonus: none


As if the surprise socializing that I alluded to in the intro wasn't enough of a demand on my time, I'd also been working on a side project that I was trying to get wrapped up (which I'll post about soon), so I just went with a quickie workout on this day.  That's a pretty solid time, though.




Type: Pass/Fail


One-armed Push Ups, feet together - 2 sets of 10, each side (pass)

T&A Pull Ups - 2 sets of 7, each side (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 6, each side (pass)


Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups, 5 burpees


And so does another progression reach its peak (for my aims, anyway).  I'll keep on doing those one-armed push ups to make sure that I can maintain that performance, but even if it was just a one-off fluke, it's a good one.


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