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.
A wonderful morning. Especially after a trying night of local card play. I experienced something while playing some cards last night that is astronomical in the odds. I got beat by the same player, who made the same mistake, twice in two separate games. Each time he had a less than 5% chance of making his hand. To do it twice in two separate games is nothing less than astounding. Ouch. Which is why it’s a good thing that today is recovery and mobility time.
Mostly I needed to stretch out and relax. Three days of workouts and the endurance of the idiocy of bad card play by someone else meant I needed to unwind a bit. I’m really diggin the use of the foam roller. Gets me all loosened up and ready to move on with the day. There are times where I feel like it might be worth it to spend 30 minutes foam rolling each morning.
I’ve put last night’s peeved feelings to rest. I’m foam rolled and stretched. I’m about to down a hearty breakfast. Next up it’s time to finish up another theme song, get it all slicked up and ready to slam. I’m ready because I’ve had my recovery and mobility time. How about you?
My oh my. I can’t believe how tight I got in the two weeks I took off from working out. It’s kinda bizarre. The good thing is, I have recovery and mobility and foam rolling to get me back into a state of being more flexible.
Normally I’m very flexible. Yet, maybe I’m comparing my “new” tightness to my more recently more flexible self. I was so close to palming the floor at the end of my first journey through P90X2. Today I was back to only getting to my fingers slightly down on the floor. Bummer.
I believe within a week or two though, I’ll be back and also be able to reach a goal of being able to palm the floor in a forward bend. Not and easy task for a tall guy like me. It will happen. I know it.
Things that were noticeably tight in foam rolling today: My right calf, my left shin, my right bicep, my left forearm, my right IT band, my left inner thigh. Very odd that it was like opposites. After the foam rolling though, I’m feeling loser and that’s a good thing. That’s why I’m happy to have recovery and mobility and foam rolling inside the P90X2 journey.
Day three into the week of downtime between phase two and phase three of P90X2. It’s more of the foam rolling for recovery. Increasing the stretch and pliability of muscles. I really like the mellower vibe of this particular part of the program.
I’m still not finding any knots. Not even when I’m doing the full pressure style of being on the roller. Obviously it’s a good thing to not be tight in terms of muscle knots.
Tomorrow is another day of Yoga X2.
Until then, it’s time to make a gourmet meal and make more music. Catch ya tomorrow post foam rolling for recovery.
It’s a sunny day. Snow melting. Ski season pretty much dun. D. U. N. Done. With the back back and abs workout yesterday my phase two came to a close. Now I have a week of recovery and mobility plus yoga for sprinkled fun.
I’ll be taking some photos for my 60 day interval in a few minutes. Then it’s a trip to the shower, an organic breakfast and finally some music business stuff to attend to.
The trip down the foam rolling lane today was great. I’m not sure what it releases, but it sure feels good. Technically I know what’s supposed to release. What I mean is that, I’m not all tied up in knots with my muscles. So I don’t find myself finding too many spots to sit on that need to release. Once in a while I do, but it’s not the pain that I see others hit on the DVDs.
What I do notice is that I feel a little more relaxed afterwards. That’s probably the true goal. Another thing I’ve noticed is that my flexibility is increasing. I’m nearly able to palm the floor in a forward bend. I’m about 1/2inch from being able to do that. That’s the closest I’ve been yet.
Maybe after a week of recovery and mobility plus yoga next week I may be palming the floor, who knows. Where are you at with your journey? Need help? Need a coach?