Have you weighed in on the Battle of the Blenders? If not, please do!
Week 4 was the last week in Phase 1 (there are 3 – 4 week phases in P90X).
Here was the schedule for week 4, my recovery week:
Tuesday: core synergistics
Wednesday: kenpo cardio
Friday: core synergistics
I kept my running light this week too – only 3 miles on Wednesday and 3.15 miles on Sunday. My half marathon is this coming Sunday so once that is over my running pattern will stay at 2 short runs each week.
Also, due to lack of time (and motivation) on Saturday we only went through the first half (50 minutes) of yoga. We just were not feeling it that day and wanted to be productive around the house.
All in all I was ready for my recovery week. I definitely felt like I was recovering with the lighter load. The workouts were not as intense and I didn’t feel very much muscle soreness throughout the week.
However, after my rest day on Sunday I was extremely excited to get back into the more challenging routine on Monday. I guess that’s what taking a break will do – get your pumped up for the challenging stuff!
The most challenging workout: yoga
The most fun workout: stretch
The toughest exercise for me at this time: the push up variations in core synergistics
My favorite exercises during this week: plow in stretch
On rest days you have the option of resting or doing the stretch dvd. I never seem to find time to do this since I run on my rest day so I was excited that it was a scheduled day in this week.
The stretch dvd is 57 minutes long and starts out with a few ashtanga sun salutation to warm up the body. Once through those you begin with some neck stretches and rotations and basically move from your head to your feet. Each body part is covered.
This dvd is one that I know I should do more often but don’t. It would be nice if the dvd was shorter so that it seemed more feasible to do more often but then it probably wouldn’t cover all of the muscles as thoroughly.