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P90X Day 9 Completed: P90X Plyometrics

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P90X Plyometrics

P90X Plyometrics

Shouldn’t the P90X workouts be getting easier by now? I guess not, because P90X Plyometrics killed me again! At about the 35 minute mark I had to pause the P90X DVD and take an extended break to catch my breath and let my legs rest. I then continued the workout and at about the 20 minute mark I had to pause again to take another break! This time I had a cramp from the smoothie I had prior to my workout (I definitely should have listened to Tony Horton’s advice and waited at least an hour prior to starting P90X Plyometrics).

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P90X Day 8 Completed: Chest and Back, Ab Ripper X

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P90X Diamond Push Ups

P90X Diamond Push Ups

Phewwwww! Day 8 of my P90X workout is complete. Today was Chest and Back, and Ab Ripper X. I did Ab Ripper X first this time, and it actually seemed to go better. I still had to pause the P90X DVD like usual between some of the exercises though. Also, when I got to the Mason Twist I ended up stopping at the 10th rep (I’m really mad at myself for doing that) and taking a quick break. Ab Ripper X is a tough workout and I hope one day I can get through it without stopping!

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P90X Day 7 Completed: P90X Rest or X Stretch

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P90X X Stretch

P90X X Stretch

I just completed the P90X X Stretch and I am officially done week 1 of P90X! The X Stretch sequence is an extensive full-body stretch (34 moves) that uses disciplines from multiple sports such as Kenpo, karate, and yoga. For this P90X DVD you’ll need your yoga mat and yoga blocks.

The X Stretch P90X workout was pretty straightforward and the stretches felt really good on my sore muscles. The Seated Spinal Stretch was somewhat difficult to get into (I felt like a pretzel), but everything else was pretty simple. I really enjoyed the stretches that worked my glutes (they are especially sore from P90X Legs and Back)!Continue reading

P90X Day 6 Completed: P90X Kenpo X

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P90X Kenpo X Side Kick

P90X Kenpo X Side Kick

P90X Day 6 is done!! One more day, and week 1 of P90X is over! Today was Kenpo X, and that has got to be my favorite P90X workout! The P90X Kenpo X workout consists of 26 exercises that includes lots of punching, kicking, and blocking. You’ll just need your heart rate monitor, water, and a towel. It is really, really fun and time fly’s with this P90X workout!

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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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P90X Yoga X DVD

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