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Workout Recap - Week of April 12, 2020

It took a little longer than I'd expected, but my hands are feeling good again. I packed in an extra challenge to help make up for the delay that pushed me into.

In other news, sorry to Samurguybri for taking so long to post your comment and reply to it. I'd thought I had Disqus set up to post comments without approval, but it flagged yours for some reason. I've adjusted the Disqus settings to hopefully avoid having that happen again.



Type: As Fast As Possible

50 Burpees

Time = 4:15

Bonus: 8 pull ups

I scaled down from my usual 100, on account of the hand issue. I'm looking forward to getting back to the usual rep load the next time around, but this was a pretty solid pace, probably extrapolating to a completion time around 10-11 minutes, which it right around where I should be.


Type: As Fast As Possible

7 sets of:

7 Pull Ups

7 Bridges

Time = 6:00

Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 bridge, 15 breath isometric neck bridge

Since working at home means I'm spending a lot of time sitting in front of my computer without the sort of ergonomic chair that I'd have had in the office, I wanted to do a back-focused workout here to counter any degradation due to poor posture. I'm fairly happy with tying the completion time from my last go at this challenge.


Type: Pass/Fail

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

Uneven Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 6, each side (pass)

L-Hang - 1 set of 38 breath isometric hold (pass)

Bonus: 8 pull ups

In an effort to work around plateauing with this movements, I flipped over to a single set approach for this week. I can't say if that's any better or worse than what I'd been doing before, but it was nice to just do something different.


Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

21/15/9 Plyometric Lunges

21/15/9 Plyometric Push Ups

21/15/9 Sit Ups

Time = 4:45

Bonus: none

Speed workout, trying to push my cardiovascular system with a combination of simple but explosive movements with minimal resting. I'm happy that I had to dial myself back on the push ups multiple times, because I kept trying to pop ups my whole body instead of keeping my feet on the ground. I'm no medical expert, but given that COVID-19 is known to cause acute damage to the heart and lungs, honing them seems like a sensible step in defending myself in case of infection. I'll aim to do some AMRAP work next week, for the same purpose.


Type: As Fast As Possible

6 sets of:

6 Pull Ups

6 Burpees

6 Bridges

Time = 7:15

Bonus: 10 breath isometric one-arm dead hang (each side)

Keeping pace with my previous go at this challenge, which seemed to be a theme this week. In more certain times, I would've been more frustrated with the lack of progress, but I think maintaining performance is a good result these days. Not the best result, but a good one.


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