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P90X Day 3 Completed: P90X Shoulders and Arms, Ab Ripper X

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P90X Shoulders and Arms

P90X Shoulders and Arms (I'm stirring She-Crab Soup)

I just completed day 3 of my P90X workout! Today was Shoulders and Arms, and Ab Ripper X. The Shoulders and Arms workout consists of 15 different exercises, with 2 sets of each exercise. You are using dumbbells, and a chair during this workout.

The P90X Shoulders and Arms workout was really tough, but I feel like I did pretty good for my first time. I had to pause the P90X DVD a few times though to practice some of the moves (without any weight) to make sure I had them down. I’m definitely a lot stronger in my biceps than my shoulders, because as the workout went on (about halfway through), I was struggling to complete the shoulder exercises.

I’m looking to build muscle, so my target reps were 8-10 for the exercises (with the exception of the exercises where Tony wants you to do 16 reps). For the majority of the bicep exercises I was able to reach the target range, but for a majority of the shoulder exercises I wasn’t able to reach the target range. I think next time, I’m going to decrease the weight for the shoulder exercises, and increase the weight for the bicep exercises (I’m going to have to make a trip to the store to buy more plates for my dumbbells).

P90X Ab Ripper X Seated Crunchy Frog

P90X Ab Ripper X Seated Crunchy Frog

The Ab Ripper X workout was extremely hard today. My hip flexors and my abs were still sore from P90X day 1. I had to pause the P90X DVD many times to take a break. Even though the Ab Ripper X is only 15 minutes, it was a very long, painful 15 minutes. I was really glad to get to the Mason Twist and finish the workout (of course I had to pause it prior to the Mason Twist to take a break).

As far as my nutrition for the day, I feel like I did somewhat better. For breakfast I had a bowl of Fiber One cereal and a protein shake (just like yesterday).  For lunch I had a turkey, egg (I used Eggbeaters), & cheese sandwich (on high fiber, whole wheat bread), and I had a protein shake. About mid-afternoon I had another protein shake.

After my P90X Shoulders and Arms workout I had the P90X Recovery drink, and then I ate dinner. For dinner I had salmon (I pan fried it using extra virgin olive oil) with a salad. My salad was made of romaine lettuce, extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar, shredded cheese, and bacon bits (hey, I know bacon bits aren’t that healthy, but they are better than real bacon :-)).

Lastly, I did the Ab Ripper X, and I have a protein shake sitting on my desk as I type. I didn’t incorporate any fruit today like I wanted, so I’ll try to do that tomorrow.

Tomorrow is P90X Yoga X and I’m a scared!!! A hour and a half plus of yoga doesn’t sound all that fun (I’m not very flexible)!!!

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