Workout Recap - Week of October 17, 2021

This week had a pretty satisfying array of results. At first, I'd thought I was just underestimating myself subconsciously, but the weekend challenge performance speaks for itself.

Sunday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Pull Ups - 1 set of 8, each side (pass)

Stand-to-stand Bridges, one wall touch on the way up - 1 set of 8 (pass)

Archer Push Ups - 1 set of 18, each side (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 plyometric push ups


Only a single set due to time constraints, but I pushed hard to get through it. The uneven pull ups needed to be split into mini-sets, but I think the breaks were brief enough to still count them as a single set overall.


Tuesday

Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

12 Pull Ups

8 Handstand Push Ups

20 Close Squats

15 Side Lunges (each side)


Time = 8:00

Bonus: 11 breath isometric flex hang


I'd expected this workout to push my shoulders and upper back, and while it did do that, the bonus shows that I still had something left in the tank afterwards. Good to know that I can go harder.


Wednesday

Type: Pass/Fail

Uneven Handstand Push Ups - 2 sets of 3 (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 2 sets of 25 breaths (pass)

Shrimp Squats, both hands behind me - 2 sets of 9, each side (pass)

Bonus: 3 two-way suicide jumps, 6 handstand push ups


Uneven handstand push ups continue to present a balance challenge. No surprise; this is only my second time doing them, after all; but I wanted to state it explicitly to help remind myself to keep focusing on that.


Friday

Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

11/8/5 Pull Ups

21/15/9 Prisoner Squats

42/30/18 Mountain Climbers (each side)


Time = 4:15

Bonus: 5 breath isometric three-limb bridge cycle


I'm pleasantly surprised that I was able to tear through this workout as smoothly as I did. Perhaps my staying power hasn't faded off quite as much as I'd thought.


Saturday

Type: As Fast As Possible

7 sets of:

7 Pull Ups

7 Bridges


Time = 6:00

Bonus: 1 pull up, 1 bridge


Back to one of my classic weekend challenge workouts, and I was amazed that I came so close to my personal record (5:45 for this one). I had to break up the last few sets of pull ups into smaller portions, but I guess I set such a fast pace during the early sets that I could afford that. Maybe that means I still have a good level of stamina and just need to remember how to pace myself? Well, if nothing else, it's a great way to close out the week.

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