Closing in on week four of phase three. Midway through the week and it’s another workout by beachbody. One question I’m asked is: Does PAP Lower work? The simple answer: Yes.
Lots of people have heard of P90X. Not as many are familiar with P90X2, so when I get asked, what’s the difference? My first instinct is to mention the focus around the core. Some of the workouts are harder than P90X. Some are not. The one thing I know is that I’m using less weight and a lot more balance.
In a way, I’d likely PAP Lower to be similar to Plyo style. Though I find Plyocide to be much harder. Where PAP Lower excels is in core. The exercises and moves are much more core oriented.
I also find that I sweat way more during PAP workouts than I do Plyo workouts. Not sure why considering my earlier statement.
One thing others have noticed is that I appear taller. I’ve been called freakishly strong. I’ve had comments about my core and how stable I appear. All things that have not been said until after doing the beachbody workouts. Reality is – this stuff works! It’s not overnight success. It’s a lifestyle change that takes time. But some of those changes appear within weeks of starting.
While I’m now starting to add extra reps into PAP Lower in order to keep pushing myself, I can say that the answer to Does PAP Lower work, is yes. With that, I’m off to have a full on breakfast with a shakeology. <– get you some of that, it’s great stuff. Keep up with the workouts and share your results with me.
Hi there, it’s the beginning of week 4, phase three of P90X2. Starting with PAP Lower and I also added in the Ab Ripper X2. Totally kicked it’s ass again and today I’m really starting to feel this and feel real good. Time for a shakeology, then it’s off to get my day going. Hope you’re working out. Have a good one. Essentially it’s the end road for PAP Lower and Ab Ripper X2.
Meaning that I’m heading into the last week of this, despite adding an additional week. I’m going to see where I’m at at the end of the week to determine if I will add yet another week or possibly switch to an extra week or two of phase two.
I’m coming extremely close to my major goal. The flat belly syndrome of awesome. I ended up missing my workout on saturday due to needing extra rest after a late night friday and a tournament that filled my day on saturday. I don’t think missing the one day hurt me getting my goal, but I know that it’s still a week or two off – I really don’t think this week will be enough to get it finalized.
That is also why I’ve been adding in Ab Ripper X2 three days a week during phase three. It’s not part of the normal routine of phase three, but I’m making it so. I want that washboard ab look without any goo on the bottom part of it. Call me crazy.
Regardless, it’s looking to be a great day outside and I’m already about to take a quick hike to the post office and back with the dog. Then it’s indoor time to conduct business in music. Grab yourself a shakeology, get your workout in, and have a great day. Make sure to let me know when your end road for PAP Lower and Ab Ripper X2 happens – I wanna know!
Hi there, I’m Jody Whitesides. As you can see, there’s something a little different today. I’ve decided that I’d start doing video to these posts. So that you could put a face to the words that you’re reading here. So let’s get on with it. Today, I started off week three of phase three by giving PAP Lower the smackdown.
I was a little worried in getting started this morning when walking around the house I was feeling a little ping of pain in my right heel. There’s the possibility that I’ve pushed myself a little hard and strained the tendon. However all of that dissipated, once the workout got going.
Last week with PAP Lower, I was at the point where I was keeping up to the DVD. Today marks a change in that not only was I keeping up, but I was actually getting ahead. And I was having the DVD catch up to me! Now if I could get to that going with PAP Upper I’d be a happy camper.
The one move that has been difficult in PAP Lower has the side bridge leg lift. Not. Any. More. Today, totally rocked it!
In addition, with my goal of getting my belly completely flat, I’m adding the Ab Ripper X2 workout 3 times in the phase three weeks. 3 times each week in phase three. Today was one of those days. So, much like the PAP Lower workout, the ab ripper workout is one where I’m pretty much keeping up. Now, I’m to the point, where not only am I keeping up, but the DVD is trying to catch up to me at this point. So that’s a great thing.
It’s time for some Shakeology. Make sure you get some. This stuff is really good and a hearty breakfast. Once I’ve got that going. I gotta get to my music and get on with my day. So, let’s get fit and physical. Have a good one!
I got such a late start to my day yesterday that I didn’t get my post in about my workout yesterday. Combining both days again means more PAP lower and upper in today’s little writeup.
My PAP Lower workout yesterday, for all intensive purposes, rocked. I kicked it in the proverbial ass. I was able to keep up with the kids on the DVD and even get through things faster and harder without pauses. Booyah.
The PAP Upper workout today is a slightly different story. I started strong. However by midway through the first complex I was having difficulty working on keeping up. I had to start pausing the DVD to catch my breath. The bright spot is I only needed to stop the DVD 4 times, twice in complex 1 and twice in complex 2. The other bonus is that I did manage to get more reps in for things like the pull ups and the renegade rows.
I’m still not sure why I find the upper body stuff so much harder. It’s not like I’m not in shape.
Time for me to get on with finishing some musicmixes. A hearty breakfast, a little Shakeology and some time later today on the links swinging sticks. What’s your plan of attack today?
I had a little lull last week. Ended up going out of town and was unable to complete the week. You know what that means? It means I’m adding an additional week to my final phase. Then I kicked in my 2nd week yesterday and ended up not having time to post about it. So today I bring you PAP Lower and PAP Upper as my post today.
Of the two workouts, Lower and Upper, I find that the PAP Lower is much easier to me. I flew through it yesterday, no pauses and able to keep up with cats on the video. The hardest move is the side bridge with the leg lift and I still rocked it.
To add to my regimen of getting that flat belly – I did add X2 Ab Ripper after PAP Lower. The ab workout after something like the PAP stuff is certainly a bit harder. However, I still plowed through it and rocked that too.
On the flip side, PAP Upper is a workout that is still hard as hell for me. I wonder if it’s due to being a musician or something, but for some reason, while I’m pushing myself, I’m still having issues to keep up. In fact the hardest move is the Renegade Row. Good God that one kills me.
Based on this, I find that I’m way more exhausted after the PAP Upper workout. Means I have to spend a little more time after the workout catching my breath and getting on with my day. Speaking of which, it’s time for me to go make some breakfast and a Shakeology. Have a great day!
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