Workout Recap - Week of February 7, 2021

Finally back up to a five workout week! I'll try to get back to targeting that as a standard, but even if I slip back, getting it here felt great. Still, I should aim to make this my baseline, so that I can make things harder by stacking more variety on top.

Monday

Type: As Fast As Possible

50 Burpees


Time = 4:45


Bonus: 7 pull ups


A clear step down from the difficulty that I used to have on my monthly challenge, but getting back to doing this much is a win. Having a completion time slightly better than being on pace for a ten-minute 100 burpee time (my personal record) is even more of a win. Sure, I'd slow down more from fatigue if I tried to actually double the reps, but I'd been expecting worse.

Tuesday

Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

5 Bridges


Time = 2:30

Bonus: 5 handstand push ups


A second straight timed workout where I surprised myself with how fast it went? Yes, please, and thank you, body.


Wednesday

Type: Pass/Fail

Shoulder-width Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 12 (pass)

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

Isometric L-Hang - 2 sets of 5 breaths (pass)

Bonus: none


Good to see progress on two fronts, and I'm hungry for more. On an unrelated note, barking can help develop comfort with using your false vocal chords for distorted growls and screams (though be gentle and careful with it to avoid damaging your throat).


Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Diamond Push Ups - 1 set of 26 (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 3 (pass)

Uneven Pull Ups - 1 set of 4, each side (pass)


Bonus: 6 burpees


Still a single set, but at least I added another rep to the diamond push ups. Appreciating any improvements is an important element of staving off frustration.


Saturday

Type: Pass/Fail

Diamond Push Ups - 2 sets of 20 (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


...but despite that improvement, doing only a single set in the last workout left a bad taste in my mouth, so I made up for it here. Solid numbers across the board, and I'm feeling ready to taking the next step with my push ups.

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