Thursday, June 4, 2009

P90X Round 2 - Day 11



v. intr.
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
v. tr.
To postpone or delay needlessly.

Time is really flying. Already second week into yet another round of the X and this is my first blog post about it. Talk about procrastination.

Week 1
Chest & Back
-Went through it tough in the first set and I was nauseous by the second. It's great how nothing has gotten easier, it seems as though it was the first time I ever did this workout because I was tired by the end! Since Round 1, I've used a LOT less chair for pullups, so I am extremely proud of myself. I took more breaks during Ab Ripper than I usually do.

-Another toughie. Was sweating hard by the end. I did do a full minute of Jump Knee Tucks but I was extremely tired for the Rock Star Hops so I kept pace.

Shoulders & Arms
-Concentrated on keeping strict form and lowering my weights enough for all shoulder exercises. I cramped up very badly at the end of Ab Ripper. And of all things to cramp up was my left quad. Not enough water?

Kenpo X
-I did this one by myself again. It's probably the 3rd or 4th week in a row where I haven't had a workout buddy for this one. :(

Legs & Back
-Have to be one of my favorite workouts. I wish I had more room for all the lunges in my room! I'm holding approx. 30lbs in each hand while doing Calf Raises. Amazing definition in my calves. I'm hoping for the same in my quads after this next full round of P90X. I need to also tan my upper legs, hahaha.

Interval X+ & Yoga X
-Focused on the breath and getting height and depth on all moves and I had energy to spare after Intervals! That's how I know it's going well! I was even excited enough to get in Yoga X too. Very relaxed. Still not yet a wrist grabber, but working on it!

Rest Day
-I haven't taken a rest day in about 5 weeks, but I decided to since the previous night I had several, several drinks I should not have. On a scale of 1 to 100 on how good I felt this day, it would have to be about a 14 out of 100 (yes I know that is random). I'm not repeating this again for a while.

Week 2
Chest & Back
-Took a lesson from the week before, did a few reps short of my max and ended up doing a lot of pullups/pushups with good form. I stuck with each one and even did 15 Dive Bombers at the end.

-Oh wow. I think the best way to describe this workout is: my body says Day 79 but my shirt says Day 2. My white T-shirt was SOAKED. Really concentrated on breathing on each move, got super low on everything I could, and had energy to spare. Another 60 seconds of non-stop Jump Knee Tucks.

Shoulders & Arms
-Shot out of bed at 4:30 AM with a terrible right calf cramp. I thought I had kept well hydrated from the night before, obviously not. Mental note to sip water constantly. It could be dehydration or it could be overwork. My advice, just drink your water folks.

Kenpo X
-Today was Kenpo. Another session alone. Everybody else decided to go to the pub and watch the game instead of work out. Their loss. Good workout. Another shirt soaked. I think I may need to invest in some weighted gloves/anklets. I happily use 2.5 or 5 lb freeweights in my hands whenever I can, but I need to up the intensity. Maybe I will try out Kenpo Cardio X this weekend just to mix it up.

I am still scheduled to do Legs & Back tomorrow. I hope I beat the traffic home. Ran out of skinless chicken this afternoon. Will have to settle for some canned salmon.

I know exactly why I am feeling a lot less sprite (weaker, not much intensity for some parts of the workout, especially Ab Ripper) and it is because I have cut out one of the supplements I usually take. Really amazing how the human body can become so dependent on a single supplement. I won't put it back in my regular regimen until the middle of this month to make my body work extra hard!

Keep crushing play :)

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