Workout Recap - Week of April 11, 2021

Continuing with the experimental approach, I saw some gains on the bar work this week. Were they enough to stick with it? In a vacuum, yes, but the persistent fatigue in my fingers suggests that I should switch over to a different movement to focus. On the other hand, noticing that I'm carrying a little more body fat than I used to also suggests that I should go back to incorporating more timed workouts (or that I should adjust my diet to reduce calorie intake). Decisions, decisions....

Monday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Push Ups - 1 set of 14, each side (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 6 (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 1 set of 17 breaths (pass)

Bonus: 10 chin ups


Advancing the rep counts for the push ups and bridges, and I even tacked on a bonus. Good performance, keep pushing.

Tuesday

Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 9 (pass)

Shrimp Squats - 1 set of 9, each side (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 1 set of 7, each side (pass)

Bonus: 10 bridges


I got adventurous with adding yet another rep to my pull up target, and it felt great to achieve that! That's definitely where my current limit is, but adding 40% over the course of a week suggests that all of those extra pull ups are making an impact.


Thursday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Push Ups - 2 sets of 11, each side (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 5 (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 2 sets of 15 breaths (pass)

Bonus: 10 chin ups


Some fine targets met as I switched back over to doing two sets. The second set of bridges felt smoother than the first, which suggests that I've gotten lax in warming up sufficiently. I should correct that before getting injured unnecessarily.


Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 7 (pass)

Shrimp Squats - 2 sets of 8, each side (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)

Bonus: 10 bridges


Very happy with these numbers! I know I've done better on them in the past, but I feel stronger now for having gotten back to this point with better posture. Not that I had bad posture intentionally or knowingly in the past, but there's no point in continuing to make a mistake after it's been discovered.

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