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P90X Day 19 Completed: P90X Legs and Back, Ab Ripper X

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I just completed day 19 of my P90X workout! Today was P90X Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X. I did my workouts earlier then usual because we are upgrading to a new computer (should come late this afternoon), and I’m sure I’ll be spending most of my time this evening setting it up. We have an old Compaq that is about 9 years old and it’s really hard to get anything done on it since it’s so slow.

Legs and Back went a lot better today when compared to P90X Day 12. Instead of wimping out of the leg exercises, I really tried to bring it and do the exercises the best I could. The Wall Squats were very painful, but I was able to push through those. The leg exercise that really killed me was the 80/20 Cyber-Speed Squats (one of the last exercises). I wasn’t able to do all of the reps, but I tried to get as far as I could. I also paused the P90X DVD several times during the workout for extended breaks, but I really think I did a lot better this week. I think my legs are definitely going to be sore tomorrow because it’s been painful to go up and down the stairs in our home.

For the pull ups, I was able to add 1-2 reps again to each of the different pull up exercises. Since it will be a week or so before I do any pull ups again, I really wanted to do as many as I could. Towards the end of the workout though, I was really starting to get tired so I would do my pull ups, hang on the P90X Pull Up Bar for a little bit, then I would pump out a few more reps.

Ab Ripper X went great today! I was able to get through all of the reps with the Fifer Scissor and the Mason Twist exercises again. Also, today I only took 2 breaks versus the 3 that I usually take!! I’ve really gotten the hang of Ab Ripper X. The next step is for me to really push to do the harder versions of the exercises. I’m finding that my abs haven’t been as sore the next day as usual, so I really need to push my intensity up so I can get those ripped abs that I want!

Nutrition for today-

Breakfast: Bowl of Fiber One cereal, and a protein shake.

Mid-Morning: P90X Recovery drink after P90X Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X.

Lunch: Peanut butter and strawberry jelly sandwich (it was made with splenda, so no sugar). Also had a protein shake.

Mid-Afternoon: Protein shake or maybe a smoothie if I have time.

Dinner: I think tonight, we are going to have some homemade chili. We’ll be using lean turkey instead of beef.

After-Dinner: Protein shake.

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