Thursday, April 16, 2009

P90X Day 53 - X Stretch

Today was X Stretch. We had a small group today. Two and a half people (don't ask). More details to come.

I remember my first time doing X Stretch (back in January...yes if you think about it the timing is off, so what?). I was sweating similar to the first 20 minutes of Plyo. No flexibility, no anything. Terrible.

Fast forward 53 days. Actually not too bad considering I'm going full throttle 6 days a week. I am lavishly enjoying my Rest days and skipping the X Stretch about 80% of the time. I think I am regretting it now. Think of the results I could possibly be at. How much more could I have improved?

I don't even think I broke a sweat at all today. I was going pretty hard, reaching as far as I could. I can strongly say that I am the most flexible now than I have ever been in my life. I can reach down, touch my toes. I can do the seated two legged hamstring stretch which I have never been able to do before, plus a few inches to spare. Yoga block here I come.

There is this issue with my feet randomly cramping up though with X Stretch. Always happens, but it becomes less and less frequent now. I had it a lot worse during Ab Ripper X, but it has subsided. Tomorrow I get to work out at home as everyone is going to watch the Canucks game at the bar. Right now, Core Synergistics is more important to me than getting drunk downtown and ingesting empty, unnecessary calories. And yes, I watch what I eat. Nutrition is super important to me. Ask anyone.


  1. Welcome to blogging! Looking forward to reading your posts.

  2. Great choice... core over beer! Good luck with the rest of your P90X journey. I just started mine!