One thing that I’m sure no one likes doing is waking up sore. Especially when you didn’t sleep well. That’s my case for last night and this morning. Only six hours of sleep and woke up sore in the calves. Despite that, I began my day by pushing shoulders arms and abs hard. Better than I did it last time through phase two.
That’s were getting over the mental hump is key. You have to know when it’s just soreness and not injury. If it’s just soreness, it’s a matter of getting the movement going. Cause once it goes, it’s all good.
For me this time through I was able to increase weight and maintain reps. That’s a big step forward. The better thing was, I felt great after getting done. Super bonus is, I’m not feeling sore anymore after the workout. I may think different tomorrow, but I’ll enjoy it today.
Time to throw down a three egg shrimp and veggie omelet for breakfast, sided with a Shakeology. My treat for kicking a serious workout of pushing shoulders arms and abs hard. What are you doing for yourself as a workout today?
Midway through my 4th week of phase two in P90X2. As mentioned earlier, I decided to add an additional week to my 2nd phase in order to really work my abs. While I’m finishing up the rest of the week, I’m already thinking about adding extra ab ripper rounds to my 3rd phase. Today I was rippin shoulders arms and abs in grand fashion.
Extra weight and some additional reps added. Meaning that I got some more P90X2 PBs (personal bests). That’s an awesome feeling. I attribute it to the slightly cooler temperature this morning and the rain. I find it much easier to workout when the temperature is cooler.
It’s a great feeling to feel stronger when you’re lifting more weight and doing more reps without burning out and collapsing. It’s been a while since I’ve had a major bonk and I’m happy about that.
The ab ripper X2 workout is really great, but I’m already noticing that the moves are becoming easy. Not sure how I can make them harder. But I like doing it and it’s definitely helping my core and I’m very close to my goal of the no fat belly. I probably have about 1/8″ to go.
Tomorrow is Yoga X2. Again, another workout that is getting better for me. Now that I’ve been rippin shoulders arms and abs, it’s time for a shakeology and a great breakfast. I’ll be working on the soundtrack to a horror film trailer today. Boo!
Strange morning. I woke up smelling fire. No, the house wasn’t on fire. However there’s a lot of fires going on right now in the west. I can smell the burn miles away. Had me wondering if I’m taking in a lot more CO2 or something. Not jumping out of bed yet but I got my butt up and began powering the shoulders arms and abs workout today.
It’s a little toasty temperature wise, so I wasn’t planning on pushing myself overly hard. However, I noticed that I was getting new PBs in the routine. Higher weights, some higher reps, and in some cases higher reps and weights.
Maybe when I try too hard in a workout I’m over psyching myself or something. If some of the past couple of weeks are any indication, I seem to be finding more personal bests when I’m not pushing myself to get them. Very weird.
I’ve got some musical things to attend to after I have a nice organic breakfast and a Shakeology. Time for me to sign off after powering the shoulders arms and abs workout. Have a great day and see ya tomorrow for Yoga X2!
Late morning start. But then again, I’m a musician – what do you expect? Here’s the funny. My coach and my upline coach are also musicians. Today my workout was my upline coach’s workout in P90X2. Jason Scheff. That’s the Shoulders Arms and Abs Happy When I’m With You workout. I added the title after it because of two reasons.
Reason one. Jason actually says this to Tony in the video. Reason two. It’s the title of a song I wrote a couple of summers ago and is in a movie.
Despite the not so great Plyocide workout a couple of days ago, I’m back on a roll with the program. I increased weight over my first journey stats. That’s a big deal. Shows me I’m getting stronger still. Love it!
Add to that, the fact that I have a proper sized stability ball too, makes some of the moves hard. Better still, I’m getting more out of them. Bonus.
I’m feeling awesome. Especially since I got through the workout with flying colors and smashing the abs too. Plus in case you missed it, the title I gave earlier is a song that can be purchased. I’m saying Shoulders Arms and Abs Happy When I’m With You. That’s right, I’m up. Join me for a fitness challenge!
p.s. time for a Shakeology.
Midway through my third week of Phase Two in the P90X2 Journey. The fun thing about this particular workout is that my upline coach is in it. Plus he’s a musician like me. Good ol’ Jason Scheff. While two weeks ago I thought I might be thinking I’d need fou weeks of phase two, I’m now thinking I’m ready to move on. I’m keeping up with the peeps in X2 shoulders arms and abs part three which is awesome.
Normally I would have done this workout yesterday, however I was out getting some X2 skiing in. Couldn’t ask for a much better day to get outside and carve some turns. It’s even better when a friend who works at the resort offers up the tickets. Sunny with recent two feet of snow fall = awesome day. Even better is being in tip top shape so you can last the whole day carving and skiing hard.
Today I was upping reps and increasing weight. Thus I think it’s time to push this week out (two more workouts) then move into Phase Three of P90X2. Oooh, oooh, also means it’s about time to take the next round of photos. Rather than posting them as they are taken, I’ll likely post the beginning middle and end photos in the final post about this 90 day excursion.
Saying so long from X2 shoulders arms and abs part three. See ya tomorrow. Eat healthy. Eat well. Exercise with beachbody and join me in the journey to a happier healthier life!
Ah, today was much better than a couple of days ago. No bonking. Keeping up with the workout and feeling good about it. Unlike last week where I was on the road and didn’t have weights with me. This week’s X2 shoulders arms and abs had some weight behind it.
What a workout. So much better with weight. In fact I could really feel it. I started with a slightly lighter weight but upped the reps. Next week should allow me to increase the weight a little.
The thing I’m noticing about X2 is the size of things like my arms and pecs. They’re growing. It’s a good thing that Beachbody suggests taking measurements prior to starting the program. If I can see the results, I’m thinking the measurements are going to show the results.
It’s certainly invigorating when you get through a regimen like P90X2. Especially when you have a workout where you bonk out the day before.
The real bonus was getting through the X2 Ab Ripper. This was my best showing with it yet. I made it through the whole round, minus 4 of the final reps of the last move. So close. So close. Could the next round of abs see me get the entire routine? I think so.
Happiness is getting through a round of X2 shoulders arms and abs.
How’s your P90X2 Journey going? Leave a comment.
Ok. On the road with extremely minimal equipment. Extremely minimal = none. Means that I am doing moves way modified. I wasn’t really anticipating getting any workouts in this week. Instead I’ve decided it’s worth the effort to go through and do them sans weight and other gear. Fortunately my sister does have a stability ball so I can at least make use of that. Despite the lack of gear I did get through X2 shoulders arms and abs today.
First off, my Diamond coach is in this video. Jason Scheff is my upline Diamond coach. So to see him in a video is pretty cool. Video wise, this video seems to be the most spontaneous and relaxed from a technical standpoint. This gives the work a good sense of having fun while working out. Way to go Tony Horton and Jason Scheff!
Even though I had no weights or bands with me, I worked the resistance as best I could and did the moves. Wanna know something? I’m actually feeling that in my shoulders and upper arms. I can’t wait until next week when I’m back to being able to use actual weights with these exercises.
There’s a couple of new moves in this that are not from P90X. Particularly the one I felt the most was the Y-T move. He even states there’s no need to use weights and especially not heavy weight here. I think he’s on to something.
Either way, I’m looking to get into the next couple of workouts in the next couple of days even though I don’t have gear with me. Not that I didn’t attempt to pack my foam roller. I did. Anyway, I’m writing to acknowledge that doing the moves sans weight will still produce some effect for ya. That’s some serious modification to X2 shoulders arms and abs. If you can’t do that, then you need some major motivation.