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Pushing Shoulders Arms And Abs Hard

One thing that I’m sure no one likes doing is waking up sore. Especially when you didn’t sleep well. That’s my case for last night and this morning. Only six hours of sleep and woke up sore in the calves. Despite that, I began my day by pushing shoulders arms and abs hard. Better than I did it last time through phase two.

That’s were getting over the mental hump is key. You have to know when it’s just soreness and not injury. If it’s just soreness, it’s a matter of getting the movement going. Cause once it goes, it’s all good.

For me this time through I was able to increase weight and maintain reps. That’s a big step forward. The better thing was, I felt great after getting done. Super bonus is, I’m not feeling sore anymore after the workout. I may think different tomorrow, but I’ll enjoy it today.

Time to throw down a three egg shrimp and veggie omelet for breakfast, sided with a Shakeology. My treat for kicking a serious workout of pushing shoulders arms and abs hard. What are you doing for yourself as a workout today?

Foam Rolling Pleasure

Ah a rest day. Getting back into phase two of P90X2 has been a trip so far. I‘ve never been so sore after a couple of workouts. Which means I’m making good with some foam rolling pleasure. Very needed.

Not sure exactly why I’m feeling so used. So sore. It’s odd. Maybe it’s because I pushed myself pretty good so far. My calfs, my triceps, my lats. All sore.

Happiness is the Recover and Mobility DVD.

I particularly enjoyed the part where I got to sit on the foam roller. Work out some of those kinks. The beauty is, I’m feeling a lot better after the rolling.

So if you’re doing P90X2 and you’re not going through the Recovery and Mobility DVD, why not? When you get some foam rolling pleasure it doesn’t make sense to skip it. Not I’m off to get some Shakeology and make some music.

Plyocide Comes Back

Categories: P90X2, Plyocide
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Published on: August 21, 2012

Rolling into day two of my phase two redux. Today Plyocide comes back. I don’t remember it being this hard at the end of the last time I did phase two a little over a month ago.

I had to pause a few times between sets in order to catch my breath. I was lacking some energy by the time I got 2/3 through the workout. I stuck with it and pushed through.

The best thing is, I didn’t hurl. I also didn’t bonk, though there were moments when I thought I would.

It’s a hell of a workout and despite my shirt making reference to insanity (actually it’s referencing my CD), I’m not sure I could, or would even want to, do the Insanity workout. Instead I’ll stick with things using weight and my extra outdoor activities. Seems more appropriate for me.

Time to whip up some Shakeology, eat a killer breakfast and get on with my musical day. Make sure you’re working out. If not with beachbody at least doing something. I would hope seeing plyocide comes back for as a reason for yourself to get into better shape.

Chest Back & Balance And Abs In Phase Two Redux

Today I’m back in the workout saddle. I’m heading back to Chest Back & Balance and Abs in phase two redux. Why? Well, I’m still working on my ultimate goal.

What is my ultimate goal? A flat belly.

The lowest 1/3 of my 6-pack still has about a 1/2″ of remnant fat on it. Not that I was ever actually fat. But for some reason, that’s where it’s accumulated on my person. Since I started P90X a little over a year ago, my initial goal was to get into better shape. I’ve met that goal.

Now that I’m in great shape, my goal is more of a sculpting the body type of thing. The one area that is lacking happens to be the one area that is finally getting erased. Even with the much needed week off, it was still dwindling.

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I noticed the biggest change in my midsection during phase two. Which is why I’ve decided to add in a few more weeks of it. That should get me the result I’m looking for.

The workout itself was good to get back in with. However, I noticed that my arms have lost a little something in a few areas. There were some moves where I got less reps. In others I got more reps. So it was a bit of a trade. What I did notice was my arms feeling super tired halfway through. I was pushing it. Hard.

Could be a need to start doing more arm workouts as well. I don’t know if it’s a tall thing, or if my arms are just weak overall. But I’m now setting a new goal of wanting to get a bit more arm strength.

Breakfast has been had. Shakeology has been drunk. It’s time to get on with my day. Join me tomorrow for the next workout recap. Better yet, join me in getting more fit for yourself! Isn’t it time you worked out your chest back & balance and abs in phase two redux? You know you wanna.

P90X2 Ends Again Or Does It

Another journey through a beachbody workout comes to an “official” close. That’s right I’m saying that my 2nd time through P90X2 ends again or does it? I decided that I would close out journey 2 today.

I closed out with a great PAP Upper workout where I got through it all and pushed it hard. Then I followed it up with an Ab Ripper X2 set. Still working on the tummy.

Here’s my stats ending this time around:

After Stats on 08/11/12:

Chest: 40”
R. Arm: 11 7/8”
L. Arm: 12”
Waist: 34”
Hips: 37”
R. Thigh: 21 5/8”
L. Thigh: 21 5/8”

Total Inches: 178.125
Weight: 179

I have increased a total of one inch to my body. I’ve added a few pounds but I’m still shy of the 182 that I’d like to be. My other goal of the flat belly is probably a week or two off. What this means is that after taking a break next week, I will fire up phase two of X2 again.

Why?

I found that I lost the most belly during phase two. Which is why I’m going to retreat to that phase for an additional week or two after a week off. Give myself some rest, then pound the workouts to achieve that final goal.

Enjoy yourself and if you’re looking to start getting into better shape join me in a fitness challenge starting in September! Until then, P90X2 ends again or does it really ever end? No. It’s a lifestyle change for the better. Time for some Shakeology and some Poker.

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