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Total Body Ends With A Bang And A Bonk

I’m not fond of waking up tired. Such is the case this morning. I got a full 7+ hours of sleep. Yet someone I was still sluggish. Uncool. Despite that, I still pushed myself into today’s workout. What happened is that Total Body ends with a bang and a bonk. I’ll explain.

Feeling tired is not likely the best way to enter a workout. What is weird is that I started off doing better in my reps. Increasing reps is a good sign. Especially when you’re increasing your weight used too. Such is what was going on today. More reps. Hell, I got a new personal best on pull-ups too. Mind you, pull-ups are not my strength. Yet this makes two weeks in a row with new personal bests in pull-ups.

By the last 1/4 of the workout I was beginning to bonk. My tiredness was catching up to me. I had to pause in-between moves to catch my breath. Digging down deep to find what energy I could to continue on and do the moves. Being careful not to kill the form and hurt myself.

At the end of the final move I collapsed. So tired. Done. Collect the $200, but don’t pass Go. Lying on the floor in a heap of a sweaty mess. Tired to the core in complete exhaustion. Exhausted to the point where I couldn’t do the cool down moves and certainly unable to push on for the ab workout. Unfortunate.

Strange to have such a personal best of a P90X2 workout in a haze of tired. Odd that I increased reps. Easy to believe that I essentially bonked before the end. I must be mental to have pushed myself like that. Which is why Total Body ends with a band and a bonk. How is your journey to fitness going? Getting stronger? Wanna get into better shape with a fitness challenge? Join me! Time for a Shakeology.

Total Body Increased And Abs Are Rippered

I wanted to get into the foam rolling yesterday but factors beyond my control ended up making it a day of rest instead. Today on the other hand my Total Body increased and Abs are Rippered. Pushing, pushing, pushing.

I started out increasing weight in several of the moves. In an effort to keep the workout moving I ended up increasing weight in a couple of moves that I should have reduced. Instead I did a few less reps.

In the second round of the workout I ended up dropping the weight as I was running out of a little steam and getting a bit knackered. Despite that I got another personal best in pullups in the first round. I beat last week by one extra pullup. Whew.

I had to pull back on the tail end of the workout as I was running low on a energy, but I still kept the pace from last week. So if I can match the beginning of this week and hold it until the end of next week I can really feel like I’m pushing through.

For some reason this week ab ripper really snuck up on me. I still managed to get through it, but by the end I was diggin deep to complete it. I guess that’s not a bad thing. Maybe I haven’t been pushing hard enough in the past. Leaving me with low gas in the tank it’s time to go make a Shakeology and hearty breakfast. For today my Total Body increased and Abs are Rippered.

Get ready for the next fitness challenge! Join me in bettering your health.

Feeling The Total Body And Abs

I really enjoyed getting my stretch and foam rolling on yesterday. By yesterday afternoon I was actually feeling the remnants of the plyocide workout in my hamstrings. Wow. It’s so odd to have a workout catch up to you a day later. Today I was getting into feeling the total body and abs workout.

I pushed it pretty hard in the first half. I was feeling really good. Did the most unassisted pullups I’ve ever done, that was a great sensation. The hardest thing this time around was the boing pushups. My first time through P90X2 90 days ago, I did not have a large stability ball. Thus I was doing a modified version then. These were hard. Such that my reps were very low. The bonus of that is, the only way to go from here is up.

A weight increase also happened for a lot of the moves. Despite the weight increase I was also doing more reps in most moves. Which means that next week, I’ll likely increase the weight a bit more.

Ab ripper X2. Need I say more? Seems my core or rather my abs have missed this workout. I kept up with most of it, but there were some moves where I had to let go a little early. I think by next week, I’ll be back in full swing on the abs.

I wonder if I’ll be feeling the total body and abs workout tomorrow or the day after tomorrow? Who knows. I’m sure it will be a wild ride either way. Looking forward to that goal of a perfect flat belly with no fat on it. So close. So close. Time for some Shakeology, Yum.

X2 Total Body Plus Ab Ripper Week 3

X it, x it, x it, but not exit. Nope, it’s midway through week 3 of the X2 journey. Today marked the 3rd time through the X2 Total Body plus Ab Ripper workout. This time around I increased the weight in all the weighted exercises.

Overall it was an improvement. There was only one move where I did not match last week’s numbers. The Crunch Lever Pull-up thing. I was 1 less in both rounds on that one. Otherwise all other numbers increased and the weight was upped as well.

The bonus is, I’m feeling stronger and my balance is getting even better. I also notice that I’m standing taller. I never noticed it before though others have said it. Now I’m noticing it. Very strange.

The other night I got to see Stars On Ice. During intermission I decided to go get a snack. Being that I had on the ice seats, I wanted to sprint the stairs up the arena to the snack area. Easily done, not winded. Awesome.

The Ab Ripper part is still a little tough, new moves that are a tad harder. Otherwise, I can tell there’s an increase in core strength too.

Off to have an awesome breakfast and nourish the body. How did your X2 Total Body plus Ab Ripper week 3 go? Are you there yet? Have you been there?

X2 Total Body Plus Ab Ripper Part Deux

Categories: P90X2, Total Body + Abs
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Published on: February 12, 2012

Ah thanks for yesterday and a day of X2 Skiing. Not part of the program, but a fun day nonetheless. Today marks the next step in the P90X2 journey. The second round of the X2 Total Body plu Ab Ripper workout.

Unlike last week, this week I had the full time to do it. This is the longest workout. Roughly over an hour and 15 minutes. I pushed it a little harder this week. Then found myself starting to bonk a little in the 2nd half of the repeats.

The main workout was awesome. Better than the first week. The Ab Ripper on the other hand. Holy Cow! This ain’t your grandpappy’s P90X Ab Ripper routine. I had a hard time keeping up on this one. Some of these moves are much harder to work the form. Which is the important part of my journey this time. Meaning that I wasn’t able to keep up. Especially with the Phelon Twist. Yikes!

Now that I’m through it, I’m going to give myself a brunch treat of homemade organic waffles. Add a little quinoa flour in those puppies for some extra protein.

Catch ya tomorrow with my post X2 Total Body plus Ab Ripper workout, the X2 Yoga!

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