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Workout Recap - Week of April 7, 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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