My journey with P90X continues and things are just getting better and better. The whole P90X program has really surprised me so far, and I am seeing results already. It is hard work, but it is totally worth it. I have decided that going forward I will post about 2 days one post rather than post about each workout every day. So no it is time to look at days 13 and 14, Plyometrics and Shoulders and Arms.
Let me first say that while I truly love P90X, I have a love/hate relationship with Plyometrics. Right at the start of the routine, Tony Horton (the trainer) tells you that Plyometrics is the X in P90X. It is hands down the hardest workout that this program offers. Plyometrics is basically jump training, and it will get your heart pounding and your sweat flowing. This week I was determined to get to the end of the workout, and I had a good feeling about being able to achieve this because I have been making steady progress. I went into the routine with a really positive attitude, even though I knew I was about to get it handed to me, but I won this round!
I made it to the 30 minute mark and doubts about my ability to finish this workout started to enter my head. My thighs were on fire, my heart was pounding, and I was covered in sweat, but I remembered that I owed this to myself. I had to dig deep, but I found it in me to carry on, and I punched Plyometrics right in the face! I am so proud that I was able to finished the whole workout! It is a definite sign that I am making progress, and I know that If I can get through the whole Plyometrics routine, I can do anything. The next day I was incredibly sore, and my thighs were asking me why I had put them through so much torture, but I know in the end it will all be worth it. O am just so glad that day 14 would see me to Shoulders and Arms and that my legs would get a break.
Day 14 – Shoulders and Arms
Shoulders and Arms. AKA the money muscles. These are the muscles that everyone can see, and this is the reason why people work so hard on getting their shoulders and arms into great shape. I can guarantee you that this workout will go a long way in helping you achieve your goal of having gorgeous shoulders and arms. This routine is one of my favorites, a very close second to Kenpo X. I have also been making pretty good progress when it comes to this workout as well.
The above spreadsheet shows that in week one I was able to perform 324 reps of the various exercises, and in round two I was able to complete I completed 404 combined reps of the exercises. Round three saw more progression. Yesterday I was able to complete 429 combined reps. I have been using the 15 pound weights for 3 weeks now, and I feel that it is time to progress onto bigger weights. While my total rep count may decrease, the benefits from lifting the larger weights will be far better. I am thinking I will move on to either 20lb or 25lb weights. What do you guys think I should do?
Today I am supposed to complete the Yoga X DVD, but I refuse to do this one. I just know that the exercises in this routine will not be good on my back at all, so today I will move straight on to legs and back. This will leave me one workout short the my P90X week, but I plan to replace the Yoga X workout with my 5K run this coming Saturday, in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. I am really looking forward to it.
My next P90X post will be about Legs and Back, and Kenpo X! Thanks so much for everyone’s continued support! I appreciate you guys so much!
All the best,