My body was feeling a little sore from going to the gym yesterday and doing 10 miles on the bike, 3 miles running, and .5 mile swimming. I went back and forth about working out. I found some motivation to get off of my butt and do the P90X Legs and Back DVD. I do not know what it is about this workout but I always seem to be sore the next day even though I have been doing P90X for almost a year now. My legs are going to be sore tomorrow for sure.
Besides all of the leg routines the one thing I enjoy the most is the pull ups and chin ups. I had done legs and back 3 times since I set my first personal chin up record with out breaking it. Well, today I broke it. Last time I did 77 total pull ups and chin ups and this time I did 82. I told that pull up bar who was boss today!! Five more is quite a big improvement considering that I did not have a ton of energy today. Here is the breakdown from last time to this time.
Totals Last Time This Time
Reverse Grip Chin Ups: 27 26
Wide Front Pull Ups: 12 15
Closed Grip Overhand Pull Ups: 22 24
Switch Grip Pull Ups: 16 17
= 77 = 82
I was pumped to see that I did 5 more total than last time. My guess is that my upper body has been getting a little bit stronger from all of the swimming I have been doing lately. When I get out of the pool my shoulders and arms feel exhausted. All of those muscles used in the pool are the same ones that helped me do more “wide front pull ups.”
Who knows, maybe I will be able to do 90 total pull ups in the near future. This just goes to show you that you can still get results with P90X after the first 90 days.