Wednesday, July 13, 2011

May peace be with you

For time:

21 Pull-ups

21 Handstand Push-ups

18 Pull-ups

18 Handstand Push-ups

15 Pull-ups

15 Handstand Push-ups

12 Pull-ups

12 Handstand Push-ups

9 Pull-ups

9 Handstand Push-ups

6 Pull-ups

6 Handstand Push-ups

3 Pull-ups

3 Handstand Push-ups

Handstand push-ups are "nose to floor" and pull-ups are "strict" or non-kipping.

I used a 1" band for my strict PU, and used the 20" box with a 10# plate and a pad, which probably added about another 3" to the height. 

I feel like i'm getting stronger with the HSPU, at least with the pressing motion. It's definitely tough. I'm also glad to work on my strict pull up. Even with the band my arms were going to failure after 4-5 reps. I tried for the first time to change my grip on the bar, the way Diso does with just his fingers, not his palm; and in doing so I cramped a muscle deep under my pectoral. Using just my fingers  on the bar was difficult and I'll definitely need to practice it. It obviously engages other muscles in the pull up, but I would really like to save my palms from more abuse. They are just plain raw, making it difficult to be on the bar for too long. 

I also tried G's method of switching up hand grips; one turned for a pull up, and the left turned for a chin up. I like it. 

I had the most intense dreams last night. Strangely enough, I also had the most restful sleep in a long time. 

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