Over the past couple of months my workouts haven’t really been working toward anything in particular (except for my half marathon 1 month away). I’ve been consistent each day running, walking, lifting weights or practicing yoga for the most part but don’t have much of a goal to work towards. My half marathon training has been frustrating lately with my lingering Achilles pains.
Jacob likes having a workout program to keep him on track and wanted to do P90X again, but follow the program to a ‘t’ this time around. You know what… so do I. I love the P90X workouts (except for Kenpo – not a big fan) but have never gone through the 12 week program. We decided to do it together which I am super excited about because we’ll be able to keep each other motivated and challenge each other throughout the program.
P90X is a 12-week structured intense exercise program. The basic weekly format is strength, plyometrics, strength, yoga, strength, kenpo cardio then rest or stretch. Weeks 1-3, 5-7 and 9-12 follow this format with the strength workouts switching up every few weeks. During weeks 4 and 8 you are in the recovery weeks. No strength training happens then, it is mainly filled with cardio, core work, yoga and stretching. If you want to read more about P90X check out this link.
Monday was day 1 so at 5am we started the 50 minute chest and back workout, followed by 15 minutes of abs. A LOT of push ups and pull ups happened during that time. All of those AM push ups made my 100-push up challenge push ups really hard later that evening. Pull ups are one exercise I am just not too good at. I hope that through this program I can increase my overall strength to handle more than 1-2 pull ups. Jacob is sweet and spots me during my pull ups. It’s so much more challenging having a spotter than using my chair under my feet during pull ups.
So, that’s my new workout dealio for the up coming few months. I’m really looking forward to the extremely challenging program (at least after day 1 I still am).
Have any of you done P90X? What outcomes were you looking for? Did you accomplish them?