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

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).

For me, the leg exercises tended to be more painful than the pull ups (except towards the end when all of my muscles were drained). The wall squats, groucho walk & calf raises were especially painful leg exercises! The reason my legs are so weak is that the 2-3 months that I was going to the gym prior to P90X, I really focused on arm, back, and chest exercises.
I neglected my legs and I’m definitely paying for it now!

The P90X Legs and Back workout drained all of my energy! On days where I have to do a P90X workout and Ab Ripper X I have been doing the main workout first, and then I immediately do the Ab Ripper X with no break. Today I started to do the same, but 5 minutes into Ab Ripper X, I just had no energy and wasn’t able to give it my all. I decided instead of just doing it half-way I would stop the P90X DVD, eat dinner, and then come back to it so I can give 100% versus 50%. I did exactly that, and taking the break really helped out and I was able to “Bring it!

P90X Berry Smoothie

Berry Smoothie

Nutrition for today-

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

Mid-Morning: NOTHING; I should have had a protein shake!

Lunch: Turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato, provolone cheese,  and extra virgin olive oil dressing. Also had a protein shake.

Mid-Afternoon: Berry Smoothie with 1 cup of frozen rasberries, blueberries, & blackberries, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed, 1 scoop of protein powder, and skim milk (not sure how much, just filled up the cup).

Dinner: Pan fried salmon (in extra virgin olive oil), and a salad with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, and extra virgin olive oil & balsamic vinegar dressing.

After-Dinner: Protein shake.

Also, after the Legs and Back workout I had the P90X Recovery drink.

TWO MORE DAYS AND THEN WEEK 1 IS DONE! If you’re doing P90X, keep up the awesome work and keep pushing forward!!!

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