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Look Back At PAP Upper And Look At Yoga X2

Yesterday I forgot to post the fact that I did my workout. Today I’ll be updating with a look back at PAP upper and look at yoga X2. Must mean I’m getting a little busy or something…

I didn’t fully complete PAP Upper yesterday. It wasn’t for a lack of being able to do the complexes. Instead it had more to do with a time constraint. I got 3/4 of the workout down. All of complex one and half of complex two. Still a good workout. I was keeping up with it this time as well. So I’m finally getting PAP Upper to be a workout that doesn’t kick my ass.

Today was Yoga X2. Still able to palm the floor and do some of the wrapping moves where before I could not. I’m pretty sure it means I’m becoming more flexible. One of the wrap moves involves my right shoulder. Before my first journey through the P90X2 workout by beachbody, I had issues from an injury. I always thought at some point I’d have it scoped to fix it. Not any more. I have a wider range of mobility than I thought possible and no pain. The joint has fixed itself thanks to the workout of P90X2. Thank you Tony Horton and Beachbody!

I’m still adding the X2 Ab Ripper workout in three days a week during this phase three. The goal is that I will hit a flat belly very soon. Might not be in the time frame I was hoping for, but it’s nearly completion.

Off to have a complete breakfast with a Shakeology. Then it’s music makin time. Make sure you’re on a journey. Even better if you’re able to look back at PAP Upper and look at yoga X2 and say they same thing I’m saying: Thanks for helping fix my body through workouts and exercise.

Yoga X2 And Ab Ripper X2

Categories: Ab Ripper, P90X2, X2 Yoga
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Published on: August 1, 2012

Another day and another beachbody workout done. The workout today was Yoga X2 and Ab Ripper X2. I had a great time with it. Got all the way through it, no problems.

I’m stretching further in some moves like the wrap around. I’m palming the floor still, which is great considering my height.

The additional portion of the workout today was the Ab Ripper X2 workout. I’m still trying to get that belly completely flat. It’s so close.

Have a great day. Hope you’re working out too. Chime in if you’re doing P90X or P90X2 and how you’re coming along with it. Get some Shakeology and hit up Yoga X2 and Ab Ripper X2 while you’re at it.

Stretching Out With Yoga X2

Categories: P90X2, X2 Yoga
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Published on: July 28, 2012

I got my schedule a little off this week. In that Yoga actually is supposed to happen on Wednesday. However I ended up missing that. Thus I’m stretching out with yoga X2 today.

One of my early goals with Yoga this time around was to be able to palm the floor in a forward bend. If you’ve been following the blog, you’ll know that the goal was reached. Today was no exception. I’m still able to palm the floor and that’s a great feeling.

Another move that has gotten better is one that I don’t know a name of. But it’s where you loop one arm under a leg while in a lunge and reach around to grab the wrist of the other arm that is wrapping around the back. Up until about phase 1 of this journey I was only ever able to touch my fingers. Getting to the point of being able to grab the wrist was never a thought.

The cool thing is… I can now grab my wrist in this move. I have to attribute this ability to the X2 program. It has strengthened my right shoulder and increased it’s range of mobility. No surgery, no specific physical therapy. I always thought at some point, due to an old injury, that I’d have to have it scoped to fix it. Appears that I have thought wrong. That makes me very happy.

I know that next week, when I get the right sequence to the workout, I’ll be doing an extra set of Ab Ripper X2 after the yoga workout. Still a little more to go on the little bit of puff on my lowest part of my 6-pack.

It’s time to have an awesome breakfast with a Shakeology. Then I’ll look at some more music and possibly get another round of golf in today as well. Have a great day!

Palming The Floor In X2 Yoga

Categories: P90X2, X2 Yoga
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Published on: June 1, 2012

Two days in a row where I’m waking up exhausted. Not the way I want to end a month and start another. I’m committed to getting through a second journey of P90X2 but the motivation was hard today. The beauty of today was palming the floor in X2 Yoga!

One of two goals in this round is palming the floor in a forward bend. That goal has been realized today. That alone is yet another personal best. How is that possible two days in a row while being tired as hell?

Not to dwell on it. I’m off to breakfast and some shakeology. Tomorrow is the last workout of the first phase. 60 days to go and I should be seeing the realization of my other goal!

The Palm In Yoga

Categories: P90X2, X2 Yoga
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Published on: April 24, 2012

This morning’s workout was all about the stretch, relax and do those strange poses. One thing I’m starting to dig about the whole Yoga concept is that I’m finally getting to a point where I can bend over. Not that I couldn’t before, however, for me right now it’s all about the palm in yoga. Meaning I want to be able to palm the floor.

When beginning the X2 journey I couldn’t really do much more than get my fingers to the floor. Easy enough. But getting the palms down there too, yikes that was tough. I imagine that it’s a combination of the yoga and the foam rolling. I’d bet that the foam rolling is helping more than I can tell.

Another noticeable thing today was more sweat. Yup, since I was pushing moves further I was sweating more. Another accomplishment is my longest crane hold yet. A tough move for balance and somehow I was able to finally hold it about 1/2 of the time length Tony calls out for. That’s improvement.

There’s three more workouts left in this journey then it’s on to the next Challenge! I’m excited, I’m seeing results. I’m in better shape than ever. I really think the next round will push me over the edge when I get it completed. Get in shape with me! You’ll be glad you did. Pretty soon you’ll be happy about the palm in yoga too.

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