Over the past two weeks I have felt like some thing is just missing when it comes to my workouts. I have been sticking to the Insanity workout program pretty much to a T. There have been a couple days where I started a workout without the energy needed to finish it or at least give it my full effort. I would get 15 minutes in, stop, and come back to it the next day.
I was very impressed with my Insanity workout day 30 results as I did get leaner and more defined. These last two weeks have been different. The workouts have been getting harder but I feel like I am losing some strength. Getting skinnier is not one of my goals. Before starting Insanity I was at 10% body fat and am hovering between 8%-9%. A lot of the muscle I put on doing P90X is not gone but I can feel it going away. It really stuck out at my last three softball games. My hits have not been jumping off the bat like they did when I was doing P90X. It has been awhile since I hit one off the fence. I might be a little bit faster but not that much. My golf swing does not feel as powerful either.
Before I started Insanity I was already in very good cardio shape. Running and biking are things I do on top of working out. Last week I decided to throw in P90X Chest and Back to see if the strength was still there. Surprisingly much of it was.
I was able to do more push ups then the last time I did P90X Chest and Back. My form was much better too. I think its from all of the core work done with Insanity. My pull ups and chin ups however were not so great. I was only able to do 7 wide grip front pull ups when last time I did 10. Pretty much all of my previous numbers dropped by 2 to 4 for each pull up or chin up exercise. My girlfriend has been using my Bowflex Selecttech Dumbbells at her friends house to do ChaLean Extreme so I did not have them handy. All I had were resistance bands so I used those instead. After finishing I went right into P90X Ab Ripper X and completed it. The core work from Insanity has really been a big help.
When I was all done my arms were screaming as it has been almost two months since I had done a pull up, used a resistance band, or weight. I kind of missed it. It got me thinking that I need to not finish the last two weeks of Insanity and start incorporating it with P90X. I have been sore for the last two days since doing P90X Chest and Back.
So that’s what I am going to do. I am going to work up a routine where I mix in Insanity workouts along with P90X ones. This is kind of what I have been looking for all along. With 22 workouts to choose from I do not see how I am going to get bored at all. It will give me the balance I am looking for. Intense resistance training with P90X and crazy cardio workouts with Insanity.