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Workout Recap - Week of September 6, 2020

Maybe I'm lacking some confidence in myself, but it feels like I just can't get motivated to attack my fitness routines like I used to. Even just getting started can be a drag, let alone pushing myself to do more. I doubt there's much to be done about it other than working through it, because I don't feel onerously depressed, distracted, or otherwise compromised. I'm just missing some passion. Some reflection is in order.



Type: Pass/Fail

Pistol Squats - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)

Push Ups - 2 sets of 17 (pass)

Bridges - 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 plyometric push ups, 5 burpees

Gradual progress is the name of the game. I do need to focus on maintaining hip tightness during my push ups, though, because I think I felt some pelvic tilting near the end of each set.


Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

21/15/9 Plyometric Lunges (each side)

21/15/9 Push Ups

21/15/9 Straight Leg Raises

Time = 4:45

Bonus: 7 pull ups

Couldn't quite manage to shave down that time. I think it's the push ups where I'm losing the most ground, as I try to pause and correct whenever I suspect I might be slipping on my form. Good for the long run, but frustrating in the near term.


Type: Pass/Fail

Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)

Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 13 (pass)

Hanging Knee Raises - 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Bonus: none

Glad to see I could indeed do two sets of pull ups at this level. They didn't feel great, though, so I'm going to stick with it at least another time or two until I'm confident about moving on.


Type: Pass/Fail

Pistol Squats - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)

Push Ups - 2 sets of 20 (pass)

Bridges - 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps

More gradual progress. I took my time with trying to keep the push ups as clean as I could, so I'm quite happy about being able to increase the rep count in spite of that. It also felt good to do suicide jumps again. Those just feel badass.


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