Workout Recap - Week of May 19, 2019

May 26, 2019

This was a week of minor regression, frankly.  With one exception, the workouts all ended up feeling like I could've done better, and that one exception was just maintaining a plateau.  Thus, all told, it was disappointing.  On the plus side, I had some great coconuts to eat afterwards.



Type: Pass/Fail


Cross Plank - 2 sets of 20 breath isometric holds, each side (pass)

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

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 8, each side (pass)


Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps, 5 pull ups


I figured that my next major goal in doing push ups would be to do them on one arm and one leg, so holding that top position (which I've dubbed a cross plank) seemed like a good first step towards that.  It's a surprisingly tricky balance challenge, but I'm not sure how effective it'll really be for achieving that goal.  Of course, it's impossible to form a meaningful opinion on it after just one try.




Type: As Fast As Possible


10 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats


Time = 12:15


Bonus: none


It's been a while since I did ten sets of this routine, and it definitely showed.  Those last couple of sets were a real grind to squeeze out, which highlights that I should place more emphasis on building endurance.




Type: Pass/Fail


Close Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 8 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 10 (pass)

Skin-the-Cats - 1 set of 7 (pass)


Bonus: 2 sets of 6 half-Aztec push ups, 5 breath isometric one-armed dead hangs (each side)


There isn't much to be said about this.  The most noteworthy part was mixing in some extra grip training in the bonus.




Type: As Fast As Possible


21/15/9 Chin Ups

21/15/9 Bridges

21/15/9 Straight Leg Raises


Time = 7:45


Bonus: 7 jump/thrust squats


I can't feel bad about doing that many chin ups in that short of a time.  The overall time could've certainly been better, but that's no reason to discount that it's still a decent achievement as it was.




Type: As Fast As Possible


7 sets of:

7 Burpees

7 Bridges


Time = 8:30


Bonus: 1 burpee, 1 bridge, 5 pull ups


Again, a subpar time for what it was.  I could try to detail some special circumstances, but that's just a fancy way of saying that I could make excuses, and that's not going to help me do better.


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