I am still playing catch up of writing up my experiences with P90X. The good thing is that this routine (Legs and Back) is still firmly in my memory as I completed this just yesterday. Every day that I complete a P90X workout I love it more and more. The legs and back workout is great and you get a killer workout. I had to alter the workout slightly because I do not have a pull up bar, but this workout was still intense. Click on through to find out how it went.
As you can see from the above chart there are not many different exercises during this routine but do not let that fool you. This routine is intense. As I stated above, I do not have a pull up bar, so instead of doing pull ups, I done push ups. Probably not as effective as pull ups, but doing them is way better than not doing anything at all.
I was really surprised going into this workout because I just knew I would be hurting bad from the all of the other workouts still, but all of the delayed muscle pain had dissipated. I felt great and was fired up about this routine. Be prepared to sweat like crazy during this workout, make sure you keep water and a towel close by because believe me you will need it.
For this workout you will need weights or resistance bands, the use of a wall (will explain later), Pull up bands (if you do not have one use bands or do push ups) and a chair. The use of a wall is needed for a couple of the squat exercises that you have to perform (specifically the single leg wall squats…..ouch). You will find from the get go that you have to bring it to this workout, it is fast paced, and the pace hardly slows during the whole hour. As with the precious routines, make sure you use weights that you can handle safely.
For me the hardest part of this workout was the single leg wall squats. You basically squat into a seating position while leaning against the wall, then you raise one leg out in front of you and hold yourself up. It is a move that will push you to your absolute limits. at the end of the workout I had performed 160 push ups in lieu of the pull ups and my arms were like jelly. My legs were the same way because of all of the squats, but at no point during the workout did I feel that I could not finish. Tony Horton is a great instructor who offers a lot of encouragement. If you listen to him you will complete the full routine.
Next up is Kenpo X, and I have to admit, it is the one workout that really has my interest piqued. I will let you know how it goes. So far so good in the world of P90X so far though, Bring It!