Workout Recap - Week of June 16, 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.

Sunday

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.

Tuesday

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.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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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