Workout Recap - Week of March 1, 2020

I'm feeling full of piss and vinegar (by which I mean caffeine), I've got some hype music playing on the side as I get ready to head out for some D&D, and I just attacked a weekend of serious workouts. You'll have to wait until next week for the recap of exactly what went down today, of course, but here we go.

Sunday

Type: As Fast As Possible

7 sets of:

7 Burpees

7 Bridges

Time = 8:00

Bonus: 30 breath isometric dead hang

A little slip from where I've been with this challenge in the past, but to be fair, getting within 10% of my personal record is nothing to brush aside. It could've been better, sure, but it's close enough to the cusp of natural variance to not feel too bad about this one.

Tuesday

Type: As Many Reps As Possible

3 sets of 30 second intervals with 10 seconds rest of:

Chin Ups (total = 39)

Side Lunges (total = 42, each side)

Prisoner Squats (total = 53)

Hanging Leg Raises (total = 30)

Push Ups (total = 57)

High Knees (total = 126, each side)

Bonus: 10 sit ups

Those totals all met or exceeded my targets going in, which is wonderful. This was my first time doing hanging straight leg raises against a clock, too, and although my abs were as sore as they've ever been afterwards, I was pumped about how many I managed to squeeze out.

Wednesday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 3, each side (pass)

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

L-Hang - 2 sets of 27 breath isometric hold (pass)

Bonus: none

My elevating measure back when I'd trained on uneven push ups had been a stack of three Anne Rice novels (probably about seven inches thick in total), so I went with the same approach for starting on uneven handstand push ups. I know Paul Wade recommends using a basketball, but I don't own one and can't be bothered to buy one when I have perfectly serviceable alternatives. The balance component was far trickier with them than even with one-armed isometric handstands, particularly when switching from one arm to the other (admittedly, the ongoing abdominal fatigue from the previous workout probably didn't do me any favors). I'll have to be mindful of improving that next time.

Friday

Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats

Time = 4:15

Bonus: none

Just a simple workout to help stimulate further healing/recovery in preparation for the weekend challenge. This isn't the best time I've ever gotten on this workout, and in fact I'd say losing thirty seconds is a considerable step back (in contrast to Sunday's result), but I'm trying to take that as a sign that I was still beat up enough to need more recovery time.

Saturday

Type: As Fast As Possible

100 Burpees

Time = 10:30

Bonus: 35 breath isometric dead hang

Alright, here we go! It's a bit off of my personal record (thirty seconds off, in fact, much like Friday, but it feels like a world of difference against a base time of 10:00 as opposed to 3:45), but it's a leap forward from where I was last time, so I'm thrilled. Onward, to better times ahead!

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