Workout Recap - Week of October 20, 2019

October 26, 2019

There was something specific in my mind to talk about during this introduction earlier in this week, but now that I'm sitting down to actually write this recap, I can't remember it.  Thus, instead, I'll take a moment to say that there's going to be a hiccup in my routines in the near future, since I'm going to be taking a trip to visit a friend in the early part of November.  I'm planning to move my next 100 burpee challenge up to this coming weekend to keep that mostly on pace.  Otherwise, I'm not going to sweat a one-off disruption to my schedule in order to do something important.



Type: Pass/Fail


Fingertip Push Ups - 2 sets of 13 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 7, each side (pass)

Pistols Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 7, each side (pass)


Bonus: 10 bridges


I'm still working on getting back on track with my grip endurance.  That said, I think it's pretty impressive how rarely that's been a bottleneck for my pull up progression.  Fingers, hands, and forearms are full of delicate little muscles, tendons, bones, and ligaments, and yet they're often more reliable than those beefy slabs of biceps or lats.




Type: As Fast As Possible


5 sets of:

5 Towel Pull Ups

10 Plyometric Lunges

5 Handstand Push Ups

10 Bridges


Time = 9:45


Bonus: 7 pull ups


Speaking of hands, one of my focal points for this workout was to make my hands work from a few different angles.  It's been so long since I did towel pull ups that the first set was a bit rough, but then I started to get back into the swing of things.




Type: Pass/Fail


Close Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 10 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 10 (pass)

Hanging V-raises - 1 set of 14 (pass)


Bonus: none


Basically the same as last week, just going back to leg raises in place of pull ups.




Type: As Fast As Possible


5 sets of:

10 Burpees

15 Push Ups

20 Mountain Climbers (each side)


Time = 11:15


Bonus: 7 pull ups


This was a chest/shoulder/triceps-buster.  I'd expected to finish with a little better time than what I actually did, but I suppose I was underestimating the impact of having to hold myself in an erect plank in all of the movements.




Type: As Fast As Possible


5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

5 Bridges


Time = 2:30


Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 bridge


My shoulders were still sore after yesterday's workout, so even though I'd be working them in the opposite direction in this workout, I didn't want to risk incurring an injury due to pushing too hard.  I can always do some unrecorded spontaneous stuff to make up for it.


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