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Workout Recap - Week of August 4, 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.



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.


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.


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.


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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