Week 4

I have been particularly lazy in reporting my progress this week. Shame on me! Here’s the report of the all days I didn’t yet report this week.

When I was doing the last workout, day 6, I started realizing that this workout plan is progressing faster than how I’m progressing. They’re becoming overly difficult and I’m starting to see myself either rest for much longer than the required rest time, or slightly compromise the quality of my reps.

I want to reemphasize my belief here that “slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”. I don’t want to rush this at the expense of quality, even if it means pushing my deadline for this project by a bit.

I’ll be doing a reassessment this evening to see what modifications need to be done to the plan. In the meantime, here’s a report of my past workouts:

Day 2: I did this workout in the desert while we were camping there. Four rounds of:

  • 30 second high knees
  • 8 burpees
  • 30 second mountain climbers
  • 2 minute run (on sand)

Day 3: Worked out of Eldorado in Dahab. The scheduled workout was four rounds of:

  • 18 regular pushups
  • 10 dips
  • 12 wide pullups

Pushups and dips weren’t a problem, but the pullups I had to split each round into two sets. By the end of it though I still only did 45 wide pullups, as opposed to the 12 x 4 = 48 I was set out to do. Also took a lot more breaks than suggested in the workout.

Day 4: This day was meant to be a lower body workout. I played soccer, which I think compensates for it.

Day 5: Reported in my last post

Day 6: I was delayed by one day in doing this workout, as I was completely exhausted due to all the Dahab activities (freediving, swimming, etc.) Again, this isn’t something that I take lightly, so I don’t expect this to be a regular occurrence. I did four rounds of:

  • 20 incline pushups
  • 15 decline pushups
  • 10 regular clap pushups
  • 5 second down up pushups

 

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