Workout Recap - Week of June 27, 2021

I'm pretty happy with how my workouts went for this week. They weren't anything too adventurous, but they felt hard enough to spur development, and I'm pleased that I was able to get back up to five while taking on a secret side project (which has nothing to do with this site, and I doubt my involvement will ever become public knowledge in the long run, so there's no point in mentioning it here other than to tease my theoretical audience with what mysteries my life might involve). Given the current climate conditions across North America (I'm reluctant to call it a heat wave when it's probably not just a random natural anomaly), being able to do that much safely is a luxury that many people don't have, so it seems reasonable to appreciate taking advantage of that privilege.

Monday

Type: Pass/Fail

Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 13 (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 3 sets of 17 breaths (pass)

Bonus: 10 bridges


Steady progress, as usual. That's a good thing.


Tuesday

Type: Pass/Fail

Shrimp Squats, both hands behind me - 3 sets of 4, both sides (pass)

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

Bonus: 11 chin ups


Stepping up to the next level with my squats. It was a little awkward to keep my balance after going for so long with one hand extended, but I got back into the groove before the end of the first set. I'm expecting progress in the rep counts will be a little slow given the difficulty of each individual rep, but I'm confident about getting back to where I want to be before too long.


Thursday

Type: Pass/Fail

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

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

Bonus: none


Jumping back to where I'd left off with these before my vaccination. There was the slightest bit of rust, but nothing to worry about.


Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 3 sets of 9 (pass)

Shrimp Squats, both hands behind me - 3 sets of 4, both sides (pass)

Bonus: 8 close pull ups


I decided to mix up the movement pairings to give my body something slightly different to deal with. It was interesting to notice how much I felt the shoulder fatigue during the squats, which I'm taking as a good sign that I'm keeping the relevant muscle groups engaged despite doing what's ostensibly a lower body exercise.


Saturday

Type: Pass/Fail

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: 10 straight leg raises


My waist was not happy with this workout. I'm taking that as a sign that I should do it more often, because my hips ought to be capable of keeping good alignment while I'm bending both ways. Squeaky wheel gets the grease.

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