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Workout Recap - Week of September 22, 2019

One of my pet peeves is when people shift their goal posts upon being confronted with facts that go against their narrative. I understand why people do it, and at least when it happens in casual discourse, I think it's generally not something done with malice or intention; humans have a natural aversion to being wrong. I'm sure that I've done it unconsciously from time to time, too, but when I have it pointed out to me, I can own up to it. Problematic people double down on it, often adding in a helping of other logical fallacies along the way. Those who cannot admit their errors are bound to stagnate as they repeat the same mistakes time and time again.



Type: Pass/Fail

Fingertip Push Ups - 1 set of 15 (pass)

Interval Pull Ups - 1 set of 5 (pass)

Pistol Squats, both hands behind me - 1 set of 8, each side (pass)

Bonus: 10 bridges

That fingertip push up rep target was a notable jump from last week. I'm not entirely sure what motivated me to go for it. I just felt it in me, and it worked. I listen to my body when it comes to avoiding injuries, and I listen to it when comes to pushing things harder than the numbers show, too.


Type: As Many Reps As Possible

12 minutes of 50 second intervals with 10 seconds rest of:

Burpees (total = 37)

Side Lunges (total = 66, each side)

Bridges (total = 55)

Straight Leg Raises (total = 75)

Bonus: 2 sets of 7 chin ups

I was thrilled with how I did with this. Those are some hearty piles of burpees and bridges alike, even sandwiched between a couple of endurance-sappers.


Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 9 (fail, 9/7+2)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 8 (pass)

Skin-the-cats - 2 sets of 8 (pass)

Bonus: none

A bit of a slip with my handstand push ups today. It wasn't a problem for my arms or shoulders, but the inversion shook up my equilibrium enough that I tried to play it safe by getting back on my feet and shaking it off.


Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 4:00

Bonus: 7 burpees

I was a shade surprised by the time that I put up on this routine last week, so I decided to test if it was real. It was. Wonderful.


Type: As Fast As Possible

50 Burpees

Time = 4:15

Bonus: 2 sets of 7 pull ups

On the topic of real improvements, there's this performance, which seems to be showing some dividends from my focus on burpees this month. I'm looking forward to seeing how it might pay off on my next 100 burpee challenge workout, but for now, things are trending in the right direction.


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