Workout Recap - Week of May 22, 2022

As mentioned previously, this was a light week. I hadn't planned on it initially, but I also decided to make it all pass/fail workouts this week, in return for next week being all timed workouts. I don't intend to keep that sort of division up for long, but having plans that got in the way of following my usual setup forced some adaptation.

 

Monday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 7, each side (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 6 (pass)

One-arm Push Ups, feet together - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)


Bonus: 4 sets of 3 chest-clap push ups, 14 breath isometric towel flex hang


I felt very in-control on the descents of the bridges in this workout. It's hard to say when that really changed, but it just seems like I'm doing a better job overall of getting deep into the bend before needing to reach out, which helps keep the landing soft.


Thursday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)

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

Hanging Straight Leg Raises, with hip twists - 2 sets of 6, each side (pass)

Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps, 10 bridges


The handstand push ups are feeling very good, so I can look forward to increasing the quantity there in my immediate future. I've been making it a point of emphasis to keep my torso upright during the pistol squats, and I feel like I'm getting to the point of it not requiring as much active thought anymore (though I do still push myself to think about it, at least I don't feel a significant correction when I do). Good progress all around.


Friday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Pull Ups - 2 sets of 7, each side (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 2 sets of 6 (pass)

One-arm Push Ups, feet apart - 2 sets of 4, each side (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 chest-clap push ups, 7 burpees


I didn't feel quite as good with the descents on the first set of bridges this time, but the second was solid. Still some details to iron out, clearly, but nothing terrible. I also switched to doing the one-arm push ups with my feet at shoulder-width apart to reduce the anti-rotation workload and help focus more on the actual pushing motion. I'll probably work my way up to two sets of ten reps in that way before going back to doing them with my feet together, to ensure that I have the necessary strength/endurance to do them properly.


Saturday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 5, each side (pass)

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

Hanging Straight Leg Raises, with hip twists - 2 sets of 6, each side (pass)


Bonus: 2 sets of 3 two-way suicide jumps, 10 breath isometric neck plank, 10 breath isometric neck bridge


I handled the extra handstand push up reps well, though not well enough to want to increase again immediately.

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