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Workout Recap - Week of September 8, 2019

A little change-up was due for me. Instead of doing two pass/fail workouts of three movements each, I did three pass/fail workouts of two movements each. Then, instead of my usual six-set weekend challenge that follows on the heels of doing 100 burpees, I did 50 burpees. After all, if I want to have better results when doing high volumes of those, it makes sense to have more practice with doing high volumes of them.



Type: Pass/Fail

Fingertip Push Ups - 3 sets of 9 (pass)

Interval Pull Ups - 3 sets of 4 (fail, 4/4/3+1)

Bonus: 5 burpees

Clearly, I have no love for my hands and forearms.


Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 8 (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 3 sets of 6, each side (pass)

Bonus: 10 fingertip push ups

This was a more balanced set-up. It also felt like a very effective workout despite the simplicity. Out of all the pairings I did this week, this is the one that I could see myself doing more often.


Type: Pass/Fail

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 3 sets of 6 (pass)

Skin-the-Cats - 3 sets of 6 (pass)

Bonus: none

I can't think of much to say about this which wouldn't be obvious already. It was a heavy bit of working on my waist area, with a side dose of active stretching mixed in.


Type: As Fast As Possible

21/15/9 Pull Ups

21/15/9 Push Ups

21/15/9 Prisoner Squats

Time = 6:45

Bonus: 5 burpees

This felt at once like something that I would've surely done before and something that I haven't done before. I never did get around to checking my records to see which thought was actually true, but at any rate, I think that's a fine time for what it was.


Type: As Fast As Possible

50 Burpees

Time = 4:30

Bonus: 2 sets of 7 pull ups

Speaking of fine times, I was quite pleased with this one. Fatigue is less of a factor here than it would be for a full one hundred, of course, but being on pace for a 9-minute finish time seems pretty great. I'm honestly tempted to make this a recurring challenge workout for the rest of this month, but I'm still undecided on whether I'll follow through on that.


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