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Workout Recap - Week of August 22, 2021

Returning to five workouts this week, and feeling good doing it. To be honest, most of it went by in a bit of a blur because this was one of those weeks where I seemed to have nothing to do and yet no time to do it in. As a consequence, I don't think that I had much of interest to say about any of them, but then again, that's hardly stopped me from posting these recaps in the past.

That said, one thing that I have been doing for the whole month is following ivanmike1968's #RPGADAY videos. This isn't the most sensible place to mention that, but I wanted to say something about it on my site and haven't been posting anything but workout recaps lately, and thus so it shall be.



Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

11/8/5 Pull Ups

21/15/9 Bridges

21/15/9 Mountain Climbers (each side)

Time = 5:00

Bonus: 2 sets of 11 straight leg raises

There's something indefinably satisfying about attacking pull ups while working against a clock. I'm not sure why they feel any different from squats, bridges, burpees, or any other such large motions, but for whatever reason, they do. I imagine that's part of the appeal of rock climbing.


Type: Pass/Fail

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

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 6 (pass)

Bonus: 10 knuckle push ups

My right wrist was starting to feel a little lingering soreness, possibly from all of the mouse work in the looter ARPGs I seem to be playing almost exclusively of late, so this workout was an excuse to load it in a few different ways and check if there might be any deeper problems developing. Fortunately, it felt completely fine, so I'm brushing it off as some aberrant and transient discomfort unless the feeling returns.


Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 12 (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 2 sets of 22 breathes (pass)

Bonus: 8 close pull ups

A rather by-the-numbers workout here. I handled it well; I probably would have struggled to do much more. All in all, reasonable filler.


Type: Pass/Fail

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

Shrimp Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 8, each side (pass)

Bonus: 9 chin ups

Some progress with my push ups. After reflecting on last week's results, I think I need more semi-unilateral progress before trying to switch to fully unilateral work again.


Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

10 Chin Ups

10 Bridges

15 Straight Leg Raises

15 Diamond Push Ups

20 Mountain Climbers (each side)

Time = 9:30

Bonus: 20 breath isometric handstand

A nice and demanding workout to close out the week. While it isn't as standardized as the weekend challenges that I did in the past, I'd say it was noticeably harder, so I'm glad that I'm not taking things easy on myself just because I'm more free-form these days.



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