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Workout Recap - Week of June 20, 2021

'Twas a step down to four workouts this week, but that was for the good reason of recovering from finishing my COVID-19 vaccination. I was surprised at how smoothly the second shot went, after having had a much tougher recovery after the first shot than anyone else I know. In any case, I'm glad to have the extra layer of defense, but I'm still taking general precautions; I know the vaccine isn't perfect, I want to avoid playing any part in spawning new variants while much of the world is still struggling to deal with what's out there already (as called out by Beau of the Fifth Column a few days ago, official global counts for both hospitalizations and deaths through six months of 2021 exceed the totals for all of 2020), and frankly, wearing a mask is something that I enjoy doing to cut down on small talk and add an obstacle for facial recognition software.

That's not to say that I'm casting any aspersions towards people who are socializing more. Everyone needs that to some degree for mental health and happiness, and there's an element of risk to doing just about anything, including trying to live as a modern hermit. As long as everyone involved is aware of and willing to accept the risks, do what you do.



Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Pull Ups - 3 sets of 4, both sides (pass)

Archer Push Ups - 3 sets of 6, each side (pass)

Bonus: 11 bridges

I got my appointment for my second COVID-19 vaccine shot on this day, so I tried to push harder to make up for expecting to slack some on the back half of the week. All in all, I'm happy with how this workout went.


Type: Pass/Fail

Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 13 (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 3 sets of 16 breaths (pass)

Bonus: 40 prisoner squats

I tried to go harder on my lower body in the bonus here; as I've mentioned a few times, I know my stamina has declined from where it was not too long ago, and attacking my lower body ought to help with making up some lost ground on that front.


Type: Pass/Fail

Shrimp Squats - 3 sets of 9, both sides (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 3 sets of 4 (pass)

Bonus: 11 pull ups

This was a total body routine for my last workout before my second shot. I should go further with these once I've recovered from that.


Type: Pass/Fail

Pull Ups - 2 sets of 10 (pass)

Push Ups - 2 sets of 20 (pass)

Bonus: none

I dialed this back to gauge how I was recovering, and I liked what I was able to do despite pushing through a gnarly headache. I expect to be back to going full force immediately, which is the best that I could've asked for.



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