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Workout Recap - Week of August 4, 2019

August 11, 2019

Of all the weeks to get struck by some random illness, it had to happen during this one.  Everything was fine and well, and then I woke up on Tuesday with a debilitating headache and a pervasive soreness and sense of fatigue through my tongue and throat muscles.  I was worried at first about it potentially being tetanus, but some quick research allayed those fears.  Nevertheless, it did knock me on my ass for a day, and I needed another to finish recovering, so this ended up being a light week for workouts, with an abbreviated weekend challenge.

Sunday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

7 sets of:

7 Pull Ups

7 Bridges

 

Time = 5:45

 

Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 bridge

 

Starting the week off with a personal record is something that can't be beat.  Not only does that feel great for obvious reasons, but it feels like it's been a long time since I had a personal record performance on a weekend challenge, so seeing that I'm still capable of doing that is a nice confidence booster.

 

Wednesday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 5 (pass)

Interval Pull Ups - 2 sets of 4 (pass)

 

Bonus: none

 

This was toned down since I was recovering from my malady, but even so, interval pull ups are deceptively brutal.  I saw them on a rock-climbing website as a recommended exercise to help with training on lockouts, and I thought they'd make a nice addition to the rotation of exercises I'm using to work towards one-arm pull ups.

 

Thursday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats

 

Time = 4:45

 

Bonus: 1 bridge kip

 

I needed a fast workout on this day, so I went with this old standby.  Nothing particularly noteworthy, but it was a decent performance, at least.

 

Saturday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

 

50 Burpees

 

Time = 4:45

 

Bonus: none

 

I wasn't confident about being able to put in a good showing on this challenge, so I wimped out and cut it short.  I might take a crack at making up for it soon, but no promises.

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