Monday, March 5, 2012
P90X Update plus a New Protein Supplement
Here I am in my last month of P90X and I can't believe it's almost over. I have thoroughly enjoyed this round and have noticed that I do not dread some of the workouts like when I have done it in the past. The biggest change I made was in the cardio. I did do some of the P90X cardio but really mixed it up with my other HiiT workouts, hiking, kickboxing, etc. This was a great way to take advantage of the program without getting burnt out on cardio repetition.
Because I am in the last 2 weeks, I am doing workouts for the "last" time. The absolute best part about doing workouts for the last time is that you can push yourself the hardest. You see, when I know I have to do the workout the next week I mentally hold back knowing that I will want to beat that number the next time I do the workout. Since I won't be doing the workout again, I push so hard I can even get a bit queezy. I like getting a bit queezy, it means I am pushing my hardest! I don't recommend it for everyone though ;)
Okay, so here are my final numbers from Chest & Back:
Move Start Finish
Standard Push-Ups 15 full 15 knees 36 full
Wide Front Pull-Ups (brown band) 21 32
Military Push-Ups 18 knees 10 full 10 knees
Reverse Grip Chin-Ups 22 28
Wide Fly Push-Ups 17 knees 20 full 5 knees
Close Grip Overhand Pull-Ups 16 26
Decline Push-Ups 16 knees on chair 20 full
Heavy Pants 10 reps 15 lbs. 16 reps 20 lbs.
Diamond Push-Ups 24 knees 14 full 9 knees
Lawnmowers 15 reps 15 lbs. 13 reps 25 lbs.
Dive-Bomber Push-Ups 10 knees 8 full
Back Flys 15 reps 8 lbs. 15 reps 12 lbs.
All of the moves are repeated in a second round so this is the lowest and highest of the 2 rounds. I don't like the Dive-Bomber Push-Ups in the beginning and I don't like them in the end. I do them like Marain does them and just go under the fence then push up. I was quite happy with my final round today and am so glad to see the vast improvement. I lost my book from the last two rounds I did and I am sad because I know I have improved since then. Anyways, one down, five strength workouts to go!!
On another subject, I started using a new protein powder a couple of months ago and I really like it. It's still vegan like my other brown rice powder but it has so much more good stuff in it. They changed the formula on my Vanilla Protein Energizer which was a bummer. They took out a lot of the spirulina and wheatgrass because some of the customers said it was too "green". My advice to them, drink something else and leave my perfectly good protein alone! Oh well, here is the new one I found that's even better!
Hope you liked the update! If you are thinking about doing P90X, do it!!