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P90X Day 59 Completed: P90X Shoulders and Arms, Ab Ripper X

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P90X Shoulders and Arms

P90X Shoulders and Arms

I just finished Shoulders and Arms and Ab Ripper X! I think today’s P90X workout went really well! For the Shoulders and Arms workout, I increased my reps and weight for a majority of the exercises. The 25 pound dumbbells definitely don’t feel as heavy as they used too!

During all of the bicep curl exercises I used the 25 pound dumbbells and I either reached 10 reps or got very close to it with the exception of the last set of the bonus round (my arms were exhausted by then) and during the last set of the Static Arm Curls. During the second set of the Static Arm Curls, I wasn’t able to do 16 reps. I ended up doing 8 reps (4 on each side); I probably should have just taken a short break and pumped out 8 more. I also used the 25 pound dumbbells for all of the tricep exercises with the exception of the Flip-Grip Twist Tricep Kickbacks. For that exercise, I actually went down to 20 pounds the first set, and then to 15 pounds the second set because I wanted to ensure I maintained proper form.

My shoulders definitely feel like my weak spot during this workout! The Two-Angle Shoulder Flys were especially difficult. Even though I did that exercise with 20 pounds week 3 (my form was horrible with that amount of weight), I decided to do it with 15 pounds this week so I could maintain better form and not injure myself. The Deep Swimmer’s Press was also another tough shoulder exercise, but I pushed through the pain and did my best!

Lastly, Ab Ripper X went really well like usual. It definitely seemed to be a lot easier than on P90X Day 57. I’m still working on getting through all of the Leg Climbs with just touching my toes/shins.

Nutrition for today-

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

Mid-Morning: Protein shake.

Lunch: Turkey sandwich with provolone cheese, and extra virgin olive oil dressing.

Mid-Afternoon: Berry Smoothie with 1 cup of frozen rasberries, blueberries, & blackberries, 1 scoop of protein powder, and skim milk (not sure how much, just filled up the cup). Also had P90X Recovery drink after Shoulders and Arms, and Ab Ripper X.

Dinner: Fish tacos with tuna, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and a little bit of cheese.

After-Dinner: Protein shake.

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