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Okay, so those 100 total squats on Wednesday were over-kill. I’m still sore 3 days later. I skipped my workout yesterday and am not planning on doing any bridge work till next Friday. Hopefully those squats won’t kill my thighs again. I had some health issues yesterday that also slowed me down, but today I am feelingĀ  a little better and was able to do a little bit on the Handstand Push Up progression.

1 minute Crow Stand

rest

35 second Handstand with wall

 

I am not trying to make much progress with this, just slowly work my way up, so 5 seconds was exactly the increase I was looking for this time. I could have made it to 40 or 45 seconds, but I was feeling good after the 35.

Horizontal Pulls

1:14

The last one took alot of effort.

 

10 Half Squats

3:30 Full Squats

Felt really close to vomiting, I assume because of an extremely sedentary day and lack of doing squats for a while. I rubbed some ice on my scalp and belly breathing till it passed. The ice helped the most.

Crow stand
1 minute
Handstand with heels on wall
30 seconds

Bridges
3:50

3 minute rests between each set

So, I skipped a lot of days šŸ˜€ Reason: Beginning of classes overwhelmed me.

However I was able to get my push-ups done due to the encouraging influence of my girlfriend. ^_^

 

Incline Push-ups

1:40

Rest

1:30

Rest

1:30

3min rests

 

It was all pretty easy. After my first set I drank some water mixed with 4g of citrulline malate. I did this workout on my kitchen counter instead of gymnast rings because they are a pain to set up here :/

Horizontal Pulls

1:13

Rest

1:7

Rest

1:20 Half Squats

Rest

1:15 Full Squats

Rest

1:20 Close Squats

I fell once. Thinking about it later I realized that I am trying to go lower than I need to in order to have an effect on my muscles. Getting to my heels isn’t having that big of an effect on my strength compared to just a solid connection between my thighs and calves. Going to change my form a little bit. I think my extra long shins also make it harder to balance in the Close Squats.

I wasn’t able to do nearly as many push-ups or leg raises as I expected today. I think the main reason is because I am visiting my girlfriend and so I already get a pretty good workout going out and doing stuff with her. Lets hope that is the reason, haha.

(Rest=3min)

Warm Up

1:20 wall-ups

Rest

1:15 wall-ups

Rest

Incline Push-ups(using gymnast rings)

1:40

Rest

1:25

Rest

1:18

Rest

Flat Leg Raises from the floor

1:16

Rest

1:11

 

Incredibly disappointing until I realized the reason was the fun I’ve been having. Hopefully next week I’ll return to my normal increases.

Since I am still on the first step or two of these progressions in Convict COnditining, I don’t really have a warm-up for Fridays. Perhaps I need to do some yoga those days. I do some light wrist stretches before the crow stands, though.

Cow Stands
45seconds
3min rest
30seconds
3min rest

Short bridges
2:50
3min rest
1:20

The bridges were easy, but still a nice burn. I am enjoying being patient and getting more out of these exercises.

1:20 wallpull
1.5 min
1:15 wallpull

Horizontal pull
1:12
3min
1:9
3min

1:20 half squat
1.5min
1:15 full squat
3min
1:10 close squats

Horizontal pulls continue to be one of the most frustrating exercises I have ever done. I got so excited that I had added 1 to my first set and felt like I could do more. Then the second set messed me up. I started out sore from my last workout and I think that is the culprit. The squats were nice. I liked the warm-up and stopping before I had reached a limit. My knee feels a little off though. So when I return to my apartment I will start wearing my brace for squats.