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Workout Recap - Week of September 20, 2020

Only four workouts this week, but the results made me happy enough that I can't get too upset about that. That pace is still better than one every other day, after all, which seems to be the general cultural cut-off around here between casual exercisers and fitness freaks (judging by frequency without controlling for intensity is obviously a flawed metric, but I digress).

Perhaps more importantly, though, I was looking forward to the workouts. Regaining some of that enthusiasm is much appreciated.



Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

21/15/9 Plyometric Lunges

21/15/9 Push Ups

21/15/9 Straight Leg Raises

Time = 4:00

Bonus: none

I didn't take my own advice, but my head did break through the wall at last. It was very uplifting to see that completion time, I must admit. Now I can take a break from this routine without feeling like I gave up on it.


Type: Pass/Fail

Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)

Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 15 (pass)

Hanging Bent Leg Raises - 2 sets of 11 (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 plyometric push ups

Steady progress. I'm ending the handstand push ups sets pretty regularly with a maybe 2-4 breath free handstand hold. It's wobbly and inconsistent, but it's a starting point to grow from.


Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Burpees

5 Bridges

Time = 3:30

Bonus: 5 pull ups

Another great result on a half-sized challenge routine. I think I'll cycle through these a few more times before stepping up to the full course, but I like how they're looking for now.


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: 4 sets of 3 plyometric push ups

Holding steady with these for the moment, because I want to build more confidence in my ability to maintain form throughout the full set before advancing. I'm close, but I still find myself needing to check once or twice each set to make sure my hips are where they're supposed to be (well, not for the pistol squats, but I have concerns with other points of alignment there, too).


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