P90X Day 6 Completed: P90X Kenpo X

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!

Honestly, I was worried all day about this workout because all of my leg muscles ache from my gluteus maximus to my calves from P90X Day 5 Legs and Back. At any point today that I’ve had to stand up from my chair, it has been really painful (I work at a desk all day, so that probably didn’t help). So, about 2 hours prior to doing Kenpo X I took an ibuprofen to help with the pain (I’ve heard that it is an anti-inflammatory). I’m not the type that pops pills for every ailment I get (I actually hate taking any type of medicine) so this was a little unusual for me.

The ibuprofen and the stretches Tony has you do prior to Kenpo X really helped out with the soreness and I think I did a great job with this workout.  It was all new to me though, so some of the combination moves and kicks took me a little bit to get down. My wife has done kick boxing before (I’ve never done kick boxing), and she said that Kenpo X is really similar to that. I just thought it was really fun. You can even think of someone that annoys you while your doing the punches and kicks and that makes it especially fun (I did that :-))!

Nutrition for today-

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

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

Lunch: Egg, turkey, cheese, and tomato omelette (we ran out of bread). Also had a protein shake.

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

Dinner: Two tacos with steak, lettuce, cheese (very little), & salsa.

After-Dinner: Protein shake.

Also, after the Kenpo X workout I had my usual P90X Recovery drink (I just ran out so I’ll need to order more!! I was using it prior to P90X).

Tomorrow is day 7, and that means X Stretch or rest day! I’m going to try to do the X Stretch, but I may not have time. My wife and I are going to visit my grandmother in North Carolina for the weekend. We’re leaving at some point in the morning on Saturday and coming back Sunday afternoon. I guess we’ll just see if I can work it in!

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