Workout Recap - Week of June 16, 2019

June 23, 2019

My home's air conditioner decided to stop working.  Naturally, this coincided with a heat wave.  So, yeah, that's sapped some of my enthusiasm for doing much of anything indoors.  Nevertheless, I did grind out a full five workouts this week.  The performances themselves weren't anything remarkable (not in a good way, at least), admittedly, but it's still better than not having done them.



Type: As Fast As Possible


6 sets of:

6 Pull Ups

6 Burpees

6 Bridges


Time = 7:45


Bonus: hauling dirt


The bonus in this case wasn't anything regimented nor particularly quantifiable.  However, the fact remains that I did help to load, unload, and carry around what amounted to roughly 1 ton of dirt just prior to doing this workout.  It wasn't really something that I'd planned on, but it did turn out to be a nice real test of my fitness, and I feel that I more than held my own.




Type: As Fast As Possible


21/15/9 Pull Ups

21/15/9 Bridges

21/15/9 Mountain Climbers

21/15/9 Side Lunges, each side

Time = 9:30


Bonus: 5 breath isometric one-armed dead hangs


Truth be told, the fact that I can look at a workout that included forty-five pull ups and have nothing to say for it is something that I doubt will ever stop feeling amazing.




Type: As Fast As Possible


4 sets of:

15 Close Squats

10 Lunges, each side

10 Divebomb Push Ups

15 Straight Leg Raises


Time = 11:00


Bonus: 8 hammer pull ups


It's pretty well-known that creativity is spurred through constraints and seed ideas, as opposed to just trying to make something up on a blank canvas.  In this case, I'd wanted a workout that I could expect to take about ten minutes and that would include several movements other than burpees that would be slow, so that I could keep the rep target numbers to fifteen or less.




Type: Pass/Fail


Close Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 7 (pass)

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

Skin-the-cats - 1 set of 8 (fail, 6+2)


Bonus: 5 kneeling fingertip push ups


I had approached this with the intention of doing two sets, but even as I was just getting warmed up, the heat was too much, so I switched over to a single larger set instead.  Even so, I was a bit too ambitious with it, clearly, given the failure to meet the target for my skin-the-cats.  On a related note, I think that I'm still missing the necessary flexibility and balance to do real stand-to-stand bridges, and I don't think that using a wall to help me get started on rising from the bridge position is the solution for that problem.  Unfortunately, I'm not sure about what I can do to help develop that.  I'll need to do some research and brainstorming on that front.




Type: As Fast As Possible


7 sets of:

7 Pull Ups

7 Burpees


Time = 8:15


Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 burpee


I did it.  That's all that needs to be said about this workout.


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