P90X week 4 recap

20 Jul

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).

Previous recaps: week 1, week 2 and week 3.

Here was the schedule for week 4, my recovery week:

Monday: yoga
Tuesday: core synergistics
Wednesday: kenpo cardio
Thursday: stretch
Friday: core synergistics
Saturday: yoga
Sunday: rest

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.

6 Responses to “P90X week 4 recap”

  1. lisaou11 July 20, 2010 at 12:43 pm #

    That stretch DVD sounds so nice–I’m in love with stretching right now!

  2. The Candid RD July 21, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about this program. Since the DVD is so long, do you think you could just do half one day and the other half the next? That’s probably what I would do, if possible. I don’t stretch a lot and doing it for a long time would make me NOT want to do it, you know? But like you said, it’s super important.

  3. lizlivingvegan July 21, 2010 at 11:32 am #

    Hey, I just tried making your Mocha Muffins!!! They were amazing!!

  4. Kristen (swanky dietitian) July 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm #

    Aside from when I do yoga, I don’t take enough time to stretch. That stretch video sounds really nice.
    I can’t believe how long that yoga video..50 minutes and that was only half? I love yoga but don’t think I could do 2 hours. haha.


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