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Workout Recap - Week of September 12, 2021

This week was a hard course-correction in favor of doing more timed workouts. I went slightly on the light side with the individual workouts to check how my body would respond to them, and while there was certainly some DOMS to deal with, I was mostly satisfied with how it went. Pending any surprises, I expect next week to settle where I want things to be going forward.



Type: As Fast As Possible

5 sets of:

5 Pull Ups

5 Burpees

5 Bridges

20 Mountain Climbers (each side)

Time = 7:15

Bonus: 11 breath isometric flexed hang

This was meant to emulate my old weekend challenges, with a little reduction in intensity, and I think it met its mark. The completion time was nothing remarkable, but that'll improve as I get into the grind again.


Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

21/15/9 Prisoner Squats

21/15/9 Diamond Push Ups

21/15/9 Straight Leg Raises

Time = 6:00

Bonus: 4 handstand push ups

Coming on the heels of the previous workout, I felt this one in my thighs and hips. Still, I survived, which ought to help rebuild some foundation to push harder next time.


Type: Pass/Fail

Close Handstand Push Ups - 1 set of 16 (pass)

Isometric L-Hang - 1 set of 30 breaths (fail, 25+5)

Shrimp Squats, both hands behind me - 1 set of 10, each side (pass)

Bonus: 4 sets of 3 plyometric push ups

Hip flexor fatigue caught up with me here. I'm glad that I was able to circle back and hit the mark I'd wanted eventually, and it's good to have evidence that I am pushing myself.


Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

11/8/5 Pull Ups

11/8/5 Burpees

21/15/9 Mountain Climbers (each side)

Time = 4:45

Bonus: 6 handstand push ups

My main goal here was to test how I could handle increased reps per set of pull ups and burpees than I've been doing lately, and I mostly liked the results. I did have some struggles with both of them, which isn't ideal, but it's given me a gauge of what to aim for going forward.


Type: As Fast As Possible

3 sets of:

10 Pull Ups

20 Push Ups

50 Speed Rows (each side)

30 High Knees (each side)

Time = 8:00

Bonus: 4 burpees

I'm pretty happy with how this went. Sure, I needed a few pauses during the pull ups and push ups in the second and third sets, but they were brief enough that the completion time was in the ballpark of where I'd estimate it would've been during my previous peak performance. Seeing that my journey to improve seems to be a realistic one is important.



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