Missed yesterday’s Yoga workout due to feeling a bit nauseated. Not a great idea to be pushing fitness when you’re feeling like it’s time to hurl. Oh well. Today on the other hand found me feeling much better. So much so that I feel like I have base back and abs mastered.
At least mostly mastered. Unlike the other workouts in this phase two, I was doing more reps all the way through. If I didn’t do more, I was at least matching my last time through.
This means more pull-ups and chin-ups. Higher weights on the plyo lunge press. Push, push, push. I got through it without pausing. Major bonus.
Following the ab portion I kinda felt warm in the midriff. Can’t say that I recall that feeling before. The nice thing is, in this week, I’ve seen yet another change in the lowest portion of my belly 6. Meaning, I can see it flattening out. I’m hoping it will only take another week. Pictures will following when the goal is hit.
Once that goal is reached, then it becomes more about maintenance for me. I’m not looking to be super bulky or over done muscly. I prefer cut over size and endurance over short bursts. It’s been an amazing year and a half journey to reach this summit. Very exciting.
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.
Hi there, it’s the beginning of week 4, phase three of P90X2. Starting with PAP Lower and I also added in the Ab Ripper X2. Totally kicked it’s ass again and today I’m really starting to feel this and feel real good. Time for a shakeology, then it’s off to get my day going. Hope you’re working out. Have a good one. Essentially it’s the end road for PAP Lower and Ab Ripper X2.
Meaning that I’m heading into the last week of this, despite adding an additional week. I’m going to see where I’m at at the end of the week to determine if I will add yet another week or possibly switch to an extra week or two of phase two.
I’m coming extremely close to my major goal. The flat belly syndrome of awesome. I ended up missing my workout on saturday due to needing extra rest after a late night friday and a tournament that filled my day on saturday. I don’t think missing the one day hurt me getting my goal, but I know that it’s still a week or two off – I really don’t think this week will be enough to get it finalized.
That is also why I’ve been adding in Ab Ripper X2 three days a week during phase three. It’s not part of the normal routine of phase three, but I’m making it so. I want that washboard ab look without any goo on the bottom part of it. Call me crazy.
Regardless, it’s looking to be a great day outside and I’m already about to take a quick hike to the post office and back with the dog. Then it’s indoor time to conduct business in music. Grab yourself a shakeology, get your workout in, and have a great day. Make sure to let me know when your end road for PAP Lower and Ab Ripper X2 happens – I wanna know!
And so it goes. I got Yoga X2 in a couple of days ago. Took a day break as I was out smacking a little white ball around large fields of green. Which means I’m here today where base back and abs ending phase two is the order. I added an extra week and now I’ve got the recovery week to go.
I found that I was matching or beating most of my pull-up moves today. Which is pretty good considering that pull-ups are my worst area in my workouts. I’m not sure if it’s a height thing or if it’s that I’m not good at them. Either way, they are getting better.
The combination of the plyo and pull-ups is really taxing. I found that I was pausing between sections in order to catch my breath and make sure that I wasn’t overdoing it.
My bonus in this workout is the ab ripper X2. I’m not sure if it’s the moves of phase two or the fact that phase two has the ab ripper x2 workout 3x a week, but I notice more of my little belly going away. It’s getting pretty small. Because of that, I’m planning on adding additional abs workouts to phase three. My goal is that flat belly in the next month. I can do it!
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The base back and abs ending phase two has really kicked me in the pants, but I’m ready to rock and roll. Until next time, I’m off to eat an amazing breakfast, have a Shakeology and do some mountain biking.
You know, I dislike waking up in the morning feeling like I’ve slept but I’m still exhausted. I attribute that to sleeping in the heat. There should be AC, but there isn’t. Bummer. I sat wondering, is it smart for me to get into a workout? Mostly because I took the 2nd half of last week off with my body saying – time for a rest. I had to really push myself this morning. I got through chest back balance and abs oh yeah!
Once I got into the workout it started to flow. Despite feeling like I didn’t want to do a workout, my body was actually experiencing some PB’s in several of the moves. I still can’t explain that. I’m really not feeling like I should be able to do that. When I’m mentally tired and my body is saying it’s tired and yet I’m getting more reps in multiple moves – weird.
I even got through the bonus with one extra rep in one move. The rest were a tie. By the end of the workout I was sweating and feeling like I needed a rest. There is no rest for the wicked as after the cool down stretch it was Abs time.
The abs went well today too. Motoring through and getting every rep. Even through the haze in my head saying, dude you’re tired. I didn’t just manage, I got it without issues. Even the Phelon twist which is normally tiring, I got all the reps without trouble. I can’t explain that.
Either way I pounded through chest back balance and abs oh yeah! Time for a hearty breakfast along with a Shakeology to boot. Then it’s time to get on with the musical day.
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.
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.
What a trip. GDC is pretty damn wild. It’s like NAMM on steriods for tech. Lots of stuff to see. Amazing tech going on in games and in movement tracking. I could only imagine what it could do for P90X, P90X2 and other Beachbody workouts. Especially if you were looking to perfect your movement. I saw a device yesterday that watches you in real time and can tell where you are in 3D with a single camera. Great for sports related type things. Which is something I see in the back back and ab ripper workout.
There’s a pull maneuver called Kip Chip Up. The idea is to keep the legs completely still while doing chin ups. I have a hard enough time doing them as is. To keep the legs still doesn’t make it easier. Damn them.
Intertwined each pullup move with some plyo movements. It’s like two workouts in one. Wow. It moves right along.
I like it.
Ab Ripper is steadily getting better.
Looking forward to tomorrow’s workout. The next step in the X2 journey.