Monday (3/22/10) P90X Shoulders and Arms with Ab Ripper X – As soon as I hit 15 reps with a weight I up the weight and keep using it until I can do 15. Most of the weights I used were in the 25 to 35 pound range.
Tuesday (3/23/10) P90X Yoga X– I have not done that much yoga in the last three months and could feel that I am not as flexible as I use to be. I still did very well and even did 3 push ups for every Vinyasa I did. That’s like and extra 60 push ups or more for the entire workout.
Wednesday (3/24/10) P90X Legs and Back with Ab Ripper X – I did 72 total pull ups and chin ups for this workout. That is a big gain over the 64 I did 3 weeks ago. I think from all of the heavier weight I’ve been lifting has helped build up a little more muscle already. I’m planning on surpassing my previous record of 82 chin ups for this workout in a month.
Thursday (3/25/10) P90X + Kenpo Cardio Plus – The workout asked for normal Kenpo but I decided to do the P90X Plus one instead.
Friday (3/26/10) Day Off
Saturday (3/27/10) P90X Chest and Back with P90X Ab Ripper X – I bought a set of the Tony Horton Push Up Stands last week and this was the first time I would get a chance to use them. What a big difference. The wide grips put less pressure on the wrists helping me to find more power. I added about 3 more push ups for each move. With me using more weight for each rep there were a couple times where I just could not do any pull ups. This happened on the second round doing the “wide grip pull ups.” I could not do any and had to use a resistance band to get 10. When I do “Lawnmowers” I usually do 15 reps at 52 pounds. My Bowflex SelectTech 552 Dumbbells don’t go any higher so what has happened now is I really don’t feel the burn anymore. Instead of just stopping and keeping up with Tony I added two more reps and it made a big difference. My arms were feeling crazy ripped when I was done from the extra weight and not just stopping. Thank goodness for the P90X Recovery Drink as its helping to keep the soreness away.
Sunday (3/28/10) Day Off
I have felt almost instance results from finishing the first week of this round of P90X. Using the extra weight really pushed me. Doing Ab Ripper X for the first time in awhile was a little challenge. I’ve been doing other ab workouts so its not like I don’t workout that area. The first time I did Ab Ripper X last week I did 334 reps. After finishing P90X Chest and Back on Saturday I did 347 reps.