Workout Recap - Week of July 11, 2021
This week saw a break from the oppressive heat in my region, and with that came a return to five workouts. All in all, I feel like I made some good progress, even if that's muddled to a degree by the actual numbers.
Close Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 9 (pass)
Shrimp Squats, both hands behind me - 3 sets of 5, both sides (pass)
Bonus: 5 breath isometric uneven flex hang (both sides)
Alright, some nice results here! There's growth from where I was on those squats the last time that I did three sets, and the bonus is something that I'm frankly overdue on mixing in to help my grip get back where it used to be.
Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 3 sets of 4 (pass)
Isometric L-Hang - 3 sets of 17 breaths (pass)
Bonus: 11 diamond push ups
I'm not having issues with the first few bridges anymore, so the adjustments I made to my warm-up routine seem to be paying off. It's always nice when things work out like that.
Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 5, both sides (pass)
Archer Push Ups - 2 sets of 9, each side (pass)
Bonus: 15 breath isometric dead hang
Push up gains, and some extra grip work. Nothing amazing in and of themselves, but they should be laying a good foundation for the future.
Close Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 12 (pass)
Shrimp Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 7, both sides (pass)
Bonus: 7 breath isometric uneven flex hang (both sides)
It was good to see that I could push myself further with this bonus already, and the workout itself was no joke. The problem that I have with handstand push ups, though, is how to progress further. My goal is to be able to do them freestanding, which means first being able to hold a freestanding handstand for some appreciable length of time. The adjustments that I've made with my body alignment over the past year or so ought to help with that, but at some point, I need to bite the bullet and work on holding handstands without worrying about any extra pushing.
Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 6 (pass)
Isometric L-Hang - 2 sets of 20 breaths (pass)
Bonus: 10 push ups
I can't think of anything meaningful to add to the numbers here.