After making it through the first week of P90X, I’m here ready for the second week. This week and next week will be the same routine as the first week until it becomes a “rest” week and they mix up the routine for the second phase.
Monday: Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X
Here are the reps I did for each of the exercises:
|Standard Push Up||10||15|
|Wide Front Pull Up||10 (used 40lb resistance band)||15|
|Military Push Up||10||15|
|Reverse Grip Chin Up||10 (used 40lb resistance band)||15|
|Wide Fly Push Up||10||15|
|Closed Grip Overhand Pull-up||10 (used 40lb resistance band)||15|
|Decline Push Up||5||10|
|Heavy Pants||10 (used 40lb resistance band)||12|
|Diamond Push Ups||5||9|
|Lawnmower||10 (used 40lb resistance band)||12|
|Dive-bomber Push Ups||5||7|
|Back Fly||10 (used 40lb resistance band)||10|
On the push ups I pushed myself to do more, and with the other ones I shortened the amount of resistance band I had available to make the last three burn. On the ones where he said go to exhaustion I used the same settings as the first time. Ab Ripper X still hurts but I’m making it further through the routine (getting accustomed to the exercises) without getting the WTF am I doing feeling. All-in-all, a good thing.
On a side note, I’m working on getting my routine started earlier so I workout in the morning as opposed to the afternoon; which is tough cause I love my sleep.
I managed to get myself up earlier, just not early enough to get the routine in the morning. So, doing it after work again. Hopefully tomorrow I’ll be able to do the work out in the morning.
Wednesday: Shoulders & Arms, Ab Ripper X
Shoulders and arms again, using the bands but I don’t think their suited to this very well. I need to dig around and find the free weights where they are.
|Alternating Shoulder Press||10||10|
|In and Out Bicep Curl||10||10|
|Two-arm Triceps Kickback||10||10|
|Deep Swimmers Press||10||10|
|Full Supination Concentration Curl||10||10|
|Flip-Grip Triceps Kickback||10||10|
|Crouching Cohen Curl||10||10|
|Lying-Down Triceps Extension||10||10|
|In and Out Straight Arm Shoulder Fly||10||10|
And Ab Ripper X still hurts. I think it is always going to hurt. But it does good. So its all good. And tomorrow, Yoga. Hopefully I’ll get myself up in time to do it in the morning.
Thursday: Yoga X
Woke up nice and early and did Yoga X, this is a great way to start the day.
Friday: Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X
Since I missed legs and back last week, I made sure to wake up early and do them this week. However, I can’t say I found this routine particularly interesting. I’d much rather do one of the Insanity workouts that emphasizes jumping and moving around than this and works the same muscles. Ab Ripper X, still hurts. 🙂
Saturday: Kenpo X
I did Kenpo X again, but I’m just not feeling the joy of doing this workout. I’m thinking seriously about switching the exercise routines I don’t like out of P90X and replacing them with ones I enjoy from Insanity. Next week, we’ll see what I do.
Sunday: X Stretch
Like I’ve said before, X Stretch is great. This and Yoga X are by far my favorite disks in P90X.
- After doing Insanity, some of the P90X routines just don’t do anything for me. So I think I’ll switch the ones that I don’t like out and do ones from Insanity that work the same muscles. Mainly Plyometrics and Kenpo X.
- For all the P90X routines so far, I’ve found all I need is water.