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Workout Recap - Week of February 16, 2020

February 22, 2020

Opening with four straight days of workouts this week was a test for my recovery capabilities, even with the last one being on the lighter side.  I feel good about how my body handled it, but I'm not eager to repeat the experience.

Monday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

100 Burpees

 

Time = 11:30

 

Bonus: 30 breath isometric dead hang

 

At last, I got around to catching up on this challenge.  The end result was the same as my previous attempt, but by then, I was happy just to finally get it over with.  I was keeping up a good pace initially, up I fell under averaging ten burpees per minute near the three-quarters mark (7:30 to do seventy-two reps, to be precise), and fatigue clearly weighed me down after that.  That's room for improvement in the near future.

 

Tuesday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

3 sets of:

5 Uneven Pull Ups (each side)

10 Handstand Push Ups

10 Bridges

 

Time = 7:15

 

Bonus: 30 breath isometric dead hang, 10 burpees

 

Another crack at this routine, and another step of improvement in my completion time.  My forearm also felt better this time around, although it was still too uncomfortable for me to push on to a fourth set.  All in all, I'm adapting.

 

Wednesday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

Close Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 15 (pass)

3-limb Bridges - 1 set of 2, each combination (pass)

L-Hang - 1 set of 35 breath isometric hold (pass)

 

Bonus: 4 bridge kips

 

There isn't much to be said about this workout.  It's still sufficiently challenging to discourage me from trying to do more, yet it's still sufficiently advanced in and of itself that I can't feel disappointed about that.

 

Thursday

 

Type: As Fast As Possible

 

3 set of:

11/8/5 Pull Ups

21/15/9 Plyometric Lunges

21/15/9 Diamond Push Ups

21/15/9 Sit Ups

 

Time = 6:45

 

Bonus: 7 burpees

 

I took a triplet that I'd grown beyond and threw some pull ups in front of it to increase the difficulty.  The finish time says that I could've done more, but in the context of the rest of this week, it was fine.

 

Saturday

 

Type: Pass/Fail

 

One-arm Pull Up Negatives - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)

Fingertip Push Ups - 2 sets of 19 (pass)

3-limb Bridges - 2 sets of 1, each combination (pass)

 

Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups

 

Holding steady with last week on this, more or less.  I think my one-arm pull up negatives are getting to the point where I'm putting up significant resistance to gravity on every rep, which is good.  I can't yet hold a flex hang in the top position for even a full count of one, but I'm seeing gains in reality despite the stagnation in the numbers.

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