The P90X Chest And Back routine is one of the hardest P90X workouts. It focuses so much on the chest and back muscles that if you do not feel sore the next day you did not do this routine correctly. With so much effort put on doing push ups and pull ups your upper body is going to get the workout of a lifetime. The P90X Chest And Back routine goes like this: chest, back, chest, back until your done.
What Moves Do You Do In P90X Chest And Back?
The chest part of the routine involves doing standard push ups, military push ups, diamond push ups, wide fly push ups, dive bomber push ups, and decline push ups. You will do all of these workouts twice through out the one hour. Tony Horton demands you to go all out for each push up routine for at least one minute. You are working on so many different areas of your chest during this time period.
The back part involves lots of pull ups. The variety of pull ups and chin ups are wide front pull ups, reverse grip chin ups, and closed grip overhand pull ups and you do these twice. Your pull up bar gets a lot of use here. A couple of other back workouts are “lawnmowers” which is where you get into a lunge with a weight of your choice and pull it up like your trying to start a lawnmower. Back flys are where you get a weight and sit on the edge of a chair with weights behind your heels and you bring the weight up pinching your shoulder blades together at the top. Heavy Pants refers to a workout in which you have one foot forward with bent knees and you lift the weights up in a motion like you are trying to pick up your pants.
How Did You Do With P90X Chest And Back?
My first time doing P90X Chest and Back I was able to do 8 total pull/chin ups during the entire workout. Before P90X my form of exercise was running and the only upper body workout I did was push ups. Usually I would do about a 100 total after a 3 mile run. The chest muscles were there so during my many times of doing P90X Chest and Back my push up reps stayed about the same as I was in good shape there already. My biggest gains were with the back muscles. First time I did “lawnmowers” I used a 30 pound dumbbell and did 10 reps. After my 90 days were up I was using a 52 pound dumbbell and doing 15 reps. Doing pull/chin ups became my favorite exercise. I was able to do 53 total pull/chin ups one time. That is quite a big gain going from 8 to 53.
After my 90 days were up I took a video of me doing P90X Chest and Back. In this video you can see how many push ups and pull ups you will be doing. I had to edit some of the workouts to make it fit in the 10 minutes given to me by YouTube. In this one I did 48 total pull/chin ups. It was not my best performance as I was a little tired that day but still very good.
P90X Chest and Back is in my opinion one of the hardest P90X workouts. With so much emphasis being put on the upper body you are definitely going to be feeling a little sore tomorrow regardless of how hard you pushed. It should not be long before you start seeing results. The P90X Chest And Back routine will push you past your comfort zone and give you a amazing upper body workout.