Just catching up on a couple days off from writing. Over the past couple of days I did the P90X Chest and Back DVD and Plyometrics. It had been some time since I had done the chest and back workout. For some reason I skip over it a lot and I now remember why. It is hard. All of those push ups and pull ups really get into my head. Its not that I can’t do them, its just that you use pretty much every muscle in your upper body while doing it. Also, I have not been doing that many chest exercises in the past couple of weeks. With the cardio routine that I have been sticking to for the most part I substituted a lot of chest workouts with a swimming workout. As we all know, swimming for the most part is all upper body. I have not felt like I have not been working on those muscles but just different parts of those. I was still able to match all of my P90X results from the last time I had done the chest and back workout but man was I feeling sore the next day. Every time I looked at that chin up bar I really had to get pumped to rip out a couple reps.
I worked out in the morning because I had a softball game at night. It was windy and it was blowing in from right to left. This did not help me because I am keeping to my goal of hitting a home run. Talk about getting close. I turned on one and I remember it heading down the line. In my head I was like “I got it.” Rounding first base I saw the left fielder still running. While running to second I saw the ball hit the bottom of the fence. The ball traveled 330 feet but needed to hang in the air another half a second and it would of cleared the 7 foot fence. Disappointed I was but a stand up triple is not the bad. It was a shame that the wind was gusting up to 15 mph because it was still that ball would have carried. Crazy thing is that I did the same thing two innings later. This time I hit it to left center and it hit the warning track. Stupid wind knocking down the ball. I know I have said it before, but P90X is a great softball workout and it will help you hit for power. I have two more weeks to hit one out and then playoffs. Hopefully the wind will be blowing out one of this weeks and I can achieve this goal of mine.
So the next day I woke up and my arms and chest were tight and sore from doing P90X chest and back along with two softball games. It hurt to do any kind of stretching. I had planned to go swimming but I knew that doing so would just destroy my arms and I didn’t want to feel all sore before this weekend. I am going up to my college’s homecoming football game and would like to enjoy it instead of not being able to lift my arms up. Doing P90X Plyometrics DVD was the logical choice. This way I could get the legs warmed up and burn off some major calories before I head up to the old stomping grounds for the weekend. No problems getting through Plyometrics. It doesn’t matter how hard I work at that P90X DVD it is always going to burn some major calories. This P90X workout always makes me feel it the next day but I like it.
Not much else to do now but get ready for the weekend. I’ll probably go for a 5 mile run today to burn off as many calories as I can because I know I am going to consuming a ton more at tailgating. Next week I know I am going to have to work extra hard at P90X because I know I am going to party it up this weekend.