Workout Recap - Week of February 21, 2021

Still five workouts this week, which is feeling regular enough by now that it shouldn't keep needing special mention. For some reason, I was in the mood for all pass/fail workouts this time. I did have timed workouts in mind at the start of the week, but something about my mood just wasn't in the right place when the time came to do them. I'm sure it's nothing major.

Sunday

Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 4 (pass)

Shrimp Squats - 2 sets of 6, each side (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 2 sets of 7 breaths (pass)

Bonus: none


Up a step on my handstand push ups and my L-hangs. Steady progress is always a good sign.

Tuesday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Push Ups - 2 sets of 5 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 3 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 3, each side (pass)

Bonus: none


The uneven push ups felt smoother this time around, which seems like a good thing to me. There's potential to start ramping up the rep targets, but I'll still be taking my time with it.


Thursday

Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 3 (pass)

Shrimp Squats - 3 sets of 5, each side (pass)

Bonus: none


Not listed here is that I pushed myself to take as little recovery time as I could handle between sets. My past experience with these three-set pairs (as opposed to my typical two-set triplets) is that the increase in total reps isn't enough by itself to match the fatigue of the typical approach, so I tried that for some extra burden. It worked decently.


Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Pull Ups - 3 sets of 3, each side (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 3 sets of 6 breaths (pass)


Bonus: none


I was pleased with how well my grip held up for this workout, given that it was all on my bar. It got worn out towards the end, but it was nice that I didn't feel like I was ever resting just for my fingers and forearms to recover.


Saturday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Push Ups - 3 sets of 4 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 3 sets of 3 (pass)


Bonus: none


Capping off the week with the last two movements. I did a few reps of the bridges with my eyes closed and had no trouble. I'm taking that as a good sign that I'm bad to having complete comfort with the descending portion of the movement.

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