A couple days ago I wrote about me having a bunch of energy to be able to do a two a day workout. I went swimming around lunch time for about an hour. I did a little less than a mile of swimming. After getting done swimming I went back to work for a couple of hours and then came home. When I got home I still felt like I had a lot of energy to burn so I decided to to the P90X legs and back dvd. It had been awhile since I had done that P90X workout so I decided to do it.
It was actually one of my better workouts. I did more pull ups and chin ups than I had ever done before and was quite proud of my improvements. I know all of the swimming I have been doing lately helped out with my back muscles which leads to more strength to do pull ups and chin ups. Let’s just say that the P90X results are speaking for themselves right now. I checked my log book and can see how every week my results are getting better and I am feeling stronger.
Fast forward two days and I can barely walk. My legs are arms were feeling so tight that it hurt to move. It was some soreness that I have not felt in awhile. Probably as much soreness as when I first started doing P90X. I think I might have pushed myself a little too far two nights ago and now I am paying for it. I decided to do P90X Yoga X yesterday morning before my softball game last night to hopefully stretch out my body so I did not feel so tight. All it did was make me more sore through out the day.
I made it to my softball game and it took my a half an hour to get warmed up. My body was so sore. It wasn’t tight anymore but just sore. I was really trying to hit a home run last night because the there was a 15 mile per hour wind blowing out to the left field fences but it was just not meant to be. My body was just not loose enough to get the power I needed to hit it out.
A good piece of advice for any extreme P90X people out there would be to not try to do too much at one time. I know that day of working out woke up my body but I probably could have done just half of P90X legs and back or half the amount of laps in the pool. This was I would have been able to walk.