When you take a break from anything expect going back to NOT be a walk in the park. Plyo killed me today, but if you snowboard or are starting like me, this workout is great. Snowboarding is about leg stamina, guess what, plyometrics is about the same thing. The run stance squats with the jump on the 4th are my favorite in regards to helping out snowboarding. It’s always nice when you can find a “real world” application to the in home/school/office work you’re performing. Thanks plyo for making my workouts meaningful.
Work, social and sickness have been the theme for the past 2 weeks keeping me from my px90 workout. I haven’t been sick, but everybody around me has been. I’m one of those new-age believers that thinking positive and never saying the words “I feel sick” or “I am getting sick” or “I am sick” will keep you from getting sick. I firmly believe (and I have 4 years experience) that if you delete these phrases from your daily life you will not get the seasonal cold/flu. If you do get sick you’ll never know because you’re never said “I am sick”. So what will happen… You’ll drink more water and OJ, you’ll be a little more tired, you’ll be weary to be around sick people and those that use the afore mentioned phrases. But you won’t get sick. So for the past 2 weeks I’ve been upping my immunity and battling other peoples sickness. Now that my working / social environment is healing my body can go back to DEFCON 5.
I’m restarting week 6 today, even though I’m sore as hell from snowboarding on Saturday. Yay me, I went boarding for the first time at Stratton Mt. At first I couldn’t even stand up, but by my last run I was able to make it down the largest bunny hill without falling. I was told by the two friends I went with that I did very well for my first day. Amazingly it isn’t my legs that are sore, it’s my neck, fore arms and wrists. I’m guessing that every time I fell I was bracing my neck (as to not hit my head… which i didn’t). The fore arms and wrists make sense, because every time I fell backwards I landing on my hands, then my ass (which is also very sore). My fore arms are rock solid and painful.
So I asked my mom for a pair of the Sport 5.0 PowerBlocks. As stated before, I need to buy 25 and 30lb dumb bells. Rather then spending 100 bucks on those, only to clutter my living room even more, which I don’t want to do, I decided to cash in my Christmas present. The PowerBlock is 150 cheaper than the bowflex dumbells. I’ll be sure to give a full review of these when I get them. I’m a little nervous that my weights will now be squares, but I guess weights are weights. I’m pretty excited to be able to get rid of my 5, 10, 15, 20 X 2 weights. That’s 8 weights I no longer have to store or lug around when I move. They should be arriving soon, I hope this week.
Hello everybody. Just finished part 1 of Back and Biceps. Part 1 as in not ab ripper x. I’m going to sit for a moment, collect myself and then do abs while watching some news. At this point I’ve got abs memorized and doing that workout while watching TV is so much more rewarding.
I pretty much used 20lb weights for all my biceps exercises, I’m in need of some 25lb weights. Why are weights so expensive? Aren’t they made out of a non-precious metal. I mean a dollar a pound seems ridiculous.
2nd week in a row where I couldn’t get a fraction of one of these exercises. My arm will snap in half if I attempt to go any further than the quarter inch I’m moving now. As for the rest of my workout… Great Job! Half way through I got my “I want to punch a hole through the wall” feeling. Muscles tight, adrenaline pumping, oxygen flowing in my veins. I ate nearly a can of tuna fish before working out. I get weird when I eat fish. I think that type of protein surges to my brain rendering me somewhat mentally helpless yet physically amped. This is my 6th week and I’m going strong. Numbers and strength is up and general health is much better.
Hola people, I did Kenpo X last night with weights again. I used 3lbs for the first 20 minutes, by the time I got to claw, drag, punch my arms were dead. I downgraded to 1lb weights for the rest of the workout… wait I lied I did the 100 vertical punches with no weights which was an absolute breeze. My arms and back do not hurt at all today. So that means it only 2 weeks of using weights on Kenpo X to feel fine the subsequent day. Next week I’ll try to push through and use the 3lb weights the ENTIRE time. Hopefully I’ll feel some burn after that. Today is Chest and Triceps, which I’ll get to early this afternoon. I’ll report back after I complete it.
I just did the first half of Yoga X (45 minutes… the warrior poses). I have to be to my cousins at 2, it’s 1230 now. I’m glad I did as much as I did. Feeling great, nice and limber and ready to eat lots of good food. My arms are hurting today. After killing them yesterday I’m glad they hurt today, it means I did it right. Some how I didn’t hit publish. Everybody… please enjoy your Thanks Giving and Eat Responsibly.
I just crushed Back and Biceps, and my roommate joined in for Ab ripper X. I’m feeling great right now. Tomorrow AM I’ll do Yoga X and then meet the family around 2. This holiday I’m staying close to home so I shouldn’t have an issue getting my px90 workouts done. I’m really enjoying the results I’m getting, the mental state being the best. I’m already looking forward to next spring when I complete round 2. I’ll be super sonic fit. This workout definitely works if you put forth the effort. I love it.
I was up very late last night working. I basically didn’t sleep at all. However, I ate a decent breakfast… that said I only made it half way through plyometrics. I had no energy or desire to do it. I don’t even want to write about it.
I started Phase II and with it Chest, Shoulders and Triceps, a new px90 workout. I did stellar if you ask me. I ate a solid lunch before hand and slipped in a bit of p90x recovery drink into my water during my workout. This definitely helped out. Beyond that I brought it hard core. After last week recovering I wanted an opportunity to flex my muscles and feel the pain. I purchased the p90x pushup bars recently as I heard good things. Up until now I’ve been using weights as a pushup stand substitute. This has kept the pressure off my wrists but hasn’t really given me a deep range of motion. The push up stands give me a super deep range of motion. With phase II in full effect and armed with pushup stands I’m really looking forward to lies ahead. I recommend picking up some pushup stands if you haven’t already. Good luck guys, and keep bringing it.
In the past my rest weeks consisted of not doing any workouts… because I don’t remember ever doing this week. First off let me tell you that Core Synergistcs is by no means a rest. It’s basically a cross training workout (chest, back, abs, legs) or as the name suggests, a core workout. This was the second day this week I did core synergistics. Tomorrow is Yoga X. Yesterday I did Stretch X, I’ve never done this px90 workout and it was good. I can definitely see the importance of rest week. It allows you to keep working out but condition your body for what lies ahead.
I’m looking forward to next week to get back into the pushups, pullups and arm training. I have a lot of stamina and strength I want to test out in the second phase of this. Oh, so Stretch X or rest can be done on your 7th day. I’m considering doing Stretch X (perhaps abridged) in place of my rest day. It’s a low key workout that keeps you active but not sweaty and sore.
I have to go, my phone is ringing.
I don’t if I mentioned yesterday that when I did Kenpo X with my friend on Sunday we both used weights. He used 3 lbers and I used 1 lbers. The difference is amazing. Monday my back and arms were more sore than I can remember in a long time. I am on my first px90 workout rest week and today was kenpo x. I went for as long as I could using 3 lb weights. About six exercises in I had to drop down to 1 lb weights and then a few more later down to no weights. No weights = EASY!
Through out the workout I went back and forth between 3, 1 and no weights where applicable. I urge all that want to up the ante to use weights… light weights please, you’ll feel this on 3 or less.
On a side note, I feel great. I noticed I am more limber, have greater control over my balance and stamina is up. It’s amazing that I’m almost a third through.
Hello all. Haven’t written in awhile. Last week I sort of dropped the ball with px90 workout Thursday – Saturday. Thursday I had to bring my older brother and great Aunt to the airport mid-day. This shot the work day to hell as well as my workout. Thursday evening I went to my rifle range meeting. I joined a rifle range 3 months ago but failed to attend a general membership meeting until recently. I was told the meeting was on the 1st Thursday of the month, then the 3rd, come to find out it is on the 2nd. So three weeks ago I cleared my Thursday and following Saturday (new member orientation) so nothing conflicting would occur.
So last Thursday I went to the meeting. They really should split the meeting up into two parts. Part 1: General membership meeting. Intermission. Part 2: New member meeting. I don’t think I’ll ever attend another meeting because half the time it will be 100% review. If I’m a member for 10 years do I really need to hear what the pistol club is every single month.
By the time I got home Thursday night I was too shot to do 1.5 hours of Yoga X. So I skipped it with good intentions to do it the following morning and legs and back Friday night. The next morning cameand I was swamped with work and nothing got done. I mean no Yoga X or Legs and Back. Skipping two days is usually when I stop the program. But I persevered.
Saturday morning I drove back to the rifle range for the new member orientation (tour and safety lecture). It was pouring rain. The tour in the pouring rain wasn’t the most appealing. The tour could have lasted 10 minutes but it turned into 72. After we were given our membership cards everybody took off except 3 of us. One of the new members I met the previous Thursday brought his GSG-5 with him. It’s basically an MP5 that takes 22 rounds. This makes it look cool but very cheap to shoot.
After an hour or so shooting that, trying to get the red-dot scope sighted I left to meet a friend for a movie and a few drinks. Knowing I had a dinner party to attend that night I was getting scared that I might not have a chance to do my favorite workout, Kenpo X… I didn’t. After my dinner party and playing cards with the flying rat pack I headed home around 11pm to do Yoga X. Yup you heard right. I did Yoga X from 1130 – 1am. This left me feeling exhilarated… keeping me awake until 430am.
The next day I planned on doing massive amounts of laundry and reading. That didn’t happen. I drove up to my friend Tom’s house. I did 2 loads of laundry and Kenpo X with him. Played some video games (lego starwars) with his son, ate dinner and returned home.
So I really only missed Legs and Back last week. Not so bad, considering 3 px90 workouts looked as though they would be missed. Sadly though I skipped yesterday’s workout. I had to pick my brother and Aunt up at the airport and drive them to their respective houses.
Today I did Core synergistics. I’m on my 4th week, recovery week. It was a great workout. I did well and enjoyed myself. I’m a skinny guy but I’m noticing some changes. Most of the changes aren’t visual though, they are strength and an overall feeling of well being.
Ok, I can’t write any more. I need to go eat. Bye!
I just brought shoulder and arms. I did my workout hard and quick. I have to do some things tonight that would have prevented me from doing my workout, so I decided to bang it out just now. My arms are toast… in a good way! I did an abbreviated warm up, fast forwarded to the next exercise when I was done and skipped the water breaks. This saved me about 15 minutes. I’m looking forward to Yoga tomorrow. I worked hard this week and I need a good hour and a half of stretching. Well I have to shower and get out the door.
I just finished px90 workout plyometrics with my room mate. I coaxed him into it and then warned him that he won’t be able to walk tomorrow. I definitely had much better stamina, as this is my 3rd week, and he faired quite well. He’s a big hiker and he snow boards. He actually commented that his is a great workout for snow boarding. So to all of you who snow board this is the px90 workout for you.
I need to be showered and out the door in 15 minutes. I’m about to eat rice and shrimp. Til next time, keep on bringing it.
So this weekend was pretty good. I met a friend for breakfast Saturday morning, had eggs benedict, it was good. Early afternoon I drove to a llama farm to visit family. I was given a 22 target rifle with 3 x 9 x 32 scope, with a case, cleaning supplies and 150 rounds. Ate like a king that night and had great conversation that lasted for hours around the dinner table. I was invited to come up the following morning for brunch and shooting. I accepted.
I skipped Kenpo X on Saturday but planned to do it the following day after shooting. Sunday morning I drove back to the llama farm and had eggs, peach pancakes, bacon, sausage and juice (mimosas). More relatives were up there so after we ate we took a few guns back into the woods and shot for a few hours. It was a lot of fun.
Ironically the llama farm was very close to where my friend Tom lives. Around 3 I left to go hang out at his place. We ended up doing our px90 workout together. Afterwards we had a good conversation. Sometimes friends and family get caught up in the busyness or media sides of life. It’s good to just sit and talk. I hung out til 8ish and then drove home. Just in time to catch Dexter at 9.
So the weekend was perfect. Low key but very productive.
I just finished chest and back. All my numbers were up. It was a solid workout. I’m looking forward to having some left overs, my stomach is growling. I’ll catch you guys tomorrow.