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P90X Day 5 Completed: P90X Legs and Back, Ab Ripper X

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P90X Legs and Back Wall Squat

P90X Legs and Back Wall Squat

Wow!!! Another killer P90X workout! I just completed day 5 of my P90X journey. Today was Legs and Back, and Ab Ripper X. The P90X Legs and Back workout consists of 23 exercises. You’ll need your P90X pull up bar, a chair, a wall, and your dumbbells. For the back exercises you’ll be doing 2 sets of each type of pull up like usual.  For the leg exercises, you’ll be doing 1 set at various different reps (Tony will let you know how many to do).

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P90X Day 4 Completed: P90X Yoga X

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Day 4: P90X Yoga X

Last night when I told my wife that today was Yoga X day she laughed at me and said, “Jonathan, you’re the most inflexible person I know!” I said, “Yep, it’s going to be rough!” I just completed P90X Yoga X, and it was really rough, but I just did my best and forgot the rest!

During the P90X Yoga X workout, you’ll be doing about 38 different moves in about a hour and a half. All you really need for this P90X workout is a yoga mat, towel, water, & yoga blocks (for beginners like me). This was the first time that I’ve really tried doing yoga. I have done yoga on the Wii Fit before, but I was just playing around and not taking it seriously. This is a very intense yet relaxing P90X workout and will be especially hard for people who have never done yoga before.Continue reading

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

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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.Continue reading

P90X Day 2 Completed: P90X Plyometrics

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P90X Plyometrics Rock Star Hop (these were fun!)

Holy crap!!! P90X Plyometrics kicked my butt! I literally just finished P90X Plyometrics a few minutes ago, and I’m still dripping in sweat (I’m drinking my P90X Recovery drink as I’m typing this). My hip flexors are really sore from doing Ab Ripper X yesterday, so that made this P90X workout even harder.

The P90X Plyometrics workout consists of over 30 different jumping exercises such as jump squats, airborne heismans, leapfrog squats, etc. Tony Horton emphasizes thinking like a “cat” by leaping off the toes and landing softly and quietly on the balls of the feet to minimize the risk of injury during the exercises. I have never really enjoyed cardio exercises, but the P90X Plyometrics was actually pretty fun.Continue reading

P90X Day 1 Completed: Chest and Back, Ab Ripper X

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P90X Reverse Grip Chin-Ups

I just completed day 1 of the P90X workout!!! Only 89 more days to go :-)! Day 1 was Chest and Back, and the Ab Ripper X.The Chest and Back workout consists of 12 different exercises (lots of pull ups with the the P90X pull up bar, push ups, etc.), with 2 sets of each exercise (you go through all of the exercises once, and then you do it all over again, except in reverse order). The first set wasn’t so bad, but by the time I got to the second set, I was definitely feeling the pain (a good kind of pain). I pushed through it, and I feel like I got a great workout.Continue reading

P90X Worksheets, P90X Binder, & P90X Excel Spreadsheet

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Only 1 more day until I start my P90X workout (not counting today)! I’ve got a very busy weekend ahead of me, but I’m extremely excited to finally start P90X. Anyone who is currently doing P90X (or have completed it before), or about to start, make sure to leave me comments below (any advice, questions, how you’re doing, etc.)!

For all of you who are just starting P90X just like me, I figured you would find having the P90X worksheets as a PDF very helpful. Simply print out the P90X worksheets so you can write your progress on them versus writing directly in the P90X Fitness Guide.Continue reading