Workout Recap - Week of May 17, 2020

May 23, 2020

Two steps forward, two steps back, or so the records look for this week.  That said, I do feel like things are moving in the right direction overall.  It's a matter of seeing the progress between the numbers.



Type: Pass/Fail


Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10, each side (pass)

One-arm Push Ups, feet together - 2 sets of 10, each side (pass)

One-arm Bridges - 2 sets of 2, each side (pass)

One-leg Bridges - 2 sets of 3, each side (pass)


Bonus: 2 sets of 6 Superman push ups


I decided to check in on a few throw-back movements for my upper body this week, along splitting up three-limb bridging into one-arm and one-leg variants to track each separately.  My lats were definitely feeling it after this workout, but I felt strong through all of the individual exercises, and pushing a step further with my one-leg bridges was nice.  There are occasional reps where I feel like I'm almost going into a two-limb bridge at the top of the movement, but it wasn't quite enough for me to feel ready about making a transition to actually doing that.




Type: As Fast As Possible


5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Push Ups

15 Prisoner Squats


Time = 4:45


Bonus: none


Seeking to get back into timed workouts, I went with an old classic here.  The completion time was a step behind my last attempt at this routine, but at least I was able to keep it under 60 seconds per set on average.




Type: Pass/Fail


One-arm Bridges - 2 sets of 2, each side (pass)
One-leg Bridges - 2 sets of 3, each side (pass)

Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Front Tuck Dead Hang - 2 sets of 10 breaths (pass)


Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps


Completing the throw-back movements for the week was another go at handstand push ups.  There's not too much else for me to say about this routine, other than that it went well.




Type: As Fast As Possible


6 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

10 Side Lunges (each side)

5 Handstand Push Ups

20 Mountain Climbers (each side)


Time = 8:15


Bonus: 50 breath isometric forearm plank


This was an expansion of a routine I did a couple of weeks ago.  Despite increasing the set count, I managed to improve the average time per set.  Can't complain about that, although I should push myself harder if I make another go at it.




Type: As Fast As Possible


7 sets of:

7 Pull Ups

7 Burpees


Time = 7:45


Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 burpee, 10 breath isometric neck bridge


This was slow compared to my personal record, but it wasn't terrible.  I'll aim to do better next time, of course, but I'm not going to beat myself up over the occasional slip, especially these days.



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