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PAP Lower And PAP Upper

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!

Getting My PAP Lower In Gear

Aw yeah! Second week of phase three began today and hot damn if I didn’t rock the workout today. My third time and I’m already getting my PAP Lower in gear! Of the two PAP workouts I feel the lower is easier, but until today I was still dropping a rep here or there.

The difference came today. I didn’t drop a rep and I pushed it hard. I will say that had to pause the DVD before the last Side Bridge move for about 30 seconds so I could catch my breath, but aside from that, I held out. Covered all the Side Bridge holds which was previously the hardest move in PAP Lower.

This makes me wonder if tomorrow I’ll be able to rock the PAP Upper as well. I’ve stated before that I find that to be THE hardest P90X2 DVD. Not the hardest moves, but the hardest combinations along with the constant moving. I’ll be happy if I can keep up for half the workout.

Join me in my happiness of getting my PAP Lower in gear. Where are you at with it? Are you exercising? Are you eating well?

I’m starting a fitness challenge at the end of the month on April 30th. I have 4 spots left in the challenge. Let’s help each other get in better shape! Join me.

PAP Upper Equals Hard

What does today mark for me? It marks the day that I have now seen all of the P90X2 videos. Day two of the 3rd phase in the X2 journey has commenced and been finished. To put it mildly I will say that PAP Upper equals hard. I’m not sure it’s due to the impromptu workout my arms got yesterday or if it really is that hard, but PAP Upper is the one workout so far that really worked my arms to fail.

Now mind you, I know that Plyocide was probably that one workout that pushed me to the point of bonk. Today I didn’t bonk, but I found points in the workout where I literally could not keep up. Unlike yesterday where it was more of me learning the routine. Today it was learning the routine, but also sheer difficulty.

The Plyo Med Ball Sphinx thing is probably on par with being the most difficult move like yesterday’s Side Bridge move. I know I’m shape, but good God they are hard to hold. I imagine in 2 weeks from now I will be able to hold these moves without issue.

Time for a kick ass organic meal and nice healthy fruit smoothie shake. Then it’s into the studio to be crafting more music. Oh, and I’m awaiting word from Apple as to why my iCloud account is not sending info to the outside world.

If you haven’t made it this far into the P90X2 journey, you’ve got something great to look forward to. Something that will push you like you won’t believe.  I was diggin deep into my mind to hold moves as long as I possibly could. Even for being in shape PAP Upper equals hard as workouts go. Where are you at in your fitness journey? Join me in mine!

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