I just got done with a 5 mile run this morning and decided to run because I had still been sore from doing P90X Chest Shoulders and Triceps last Friday. Yup, 3 days later I am still hurting. It has been awhile since I have been this sore. I have not done the P90X Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps video in about a month so this is probably a reason why I feel the way I do. I was still able to do the workout last Friday and actually did it better than what I normally do in regards to amount of reps.
My arms and chest felt like blocks over the past couple of days and have been very tight. It really surprised me that I feel this way because of all of the swimming I have been doing. I figured that since I was using pretty much the same muscles that I should be okay. I was wrong. I felt really strong but like I said it hurt to do anything. Even worse than not being able to move your upper body to really do anything I had a make-up softball game last night. We play double headers too so I had to make it through both games.
I usually play short stop, second base, or one of the outfields on my softball team, all which require a good amount of throwing. Needless to say I requested to play second base last night. I could muster up enough strength to at least be able to field the ball and get it over to first in time. Picking up the softball bat was another thing. It hurt so much to swing and I lost all of the flexibility I normally have. This resulted in less bat speed and a stiffer swing. Usually I get my arms out pretty far and I can turn into the ball. Not last night. I was still able to get the ball into the outfield with some speed behind it, but nothing like the deep blasts I had last week. Maybe this week I’ll be able to swing for the fences because hopefully by that time I will be heeled up.
Every time I do the P90X Chest Shoulders and Triceps workout I know I’m going to get a workout. I think it is one of the hardest P90X workouts along with Plyometrics. You spend so much time beating up your upper body with push ups and straight arm workouts holding weights that if done correctly you will see your P90X results. It was the first time ever that I understand how guys with big bulky arms must feel. I felt like a machine with my softball swing because my arms had no flex. I probably should have stretched a little more over the past couple days to make the pain go away but know I know that I cannot take a month off from doing chest, shoulders, and triceps with P90X.