P90X week 7 recap

18 Aug

After a week of vacation and non-P90X workouts I had major DOMS during the first few days of week 7… and it felt good. 

Week 7 was the 3rd week in phase 2, which is also the last strength training week in the phase.  Here’s what I ended up doing;

Monday: chest, shoulders and triceps (55 minutes), abs (15 minutes)
Tuesday: plyometrics (58 minutes)
Wednesday: back and biceps (51 minutes), abs (15 minutes)
Thursday: yoga (50 minutes)
Friday: rest day
Saturday: kenpo cardio (25 minutes)
Sunday: legs and back (58 minutes), abs (15 minutes)

The end of my week got a bit jumbled with going away for the weekend.  Following a strict exercise plan is much easier when you are at home. 

The first 3 days of the week went great as planned, but when yoga day came around I was not feeling it one bit.  Each week it seems harder and harder to motivate myself to finish the entire DVD.  Like week 6, I made it through the first 50 minutes (the challenging flow section). 

Friday, the regular legs and back day, was a busy work + travel day so it ended up turning into a rest day.  In between the 6 mile run on Saturday morning, swimming and laying on the beach and riding wave runners I fit 25 minutes of kenpo cardio in.  That was an exhausting day! 

I love the legs and back routine so I made sure to get that in on Sunday, which is normally my rest day but Friday took it’s place.

Even though the week wasn’t followed exactly I still managed to complete almost all the workouts and felt great challenging my muscles.

Chest, Shoulders and Triceps

This DVD is started in phase 2 of the program.  I like it because you go from chest to shoulders and then triceps –  that order – 8 times.  Tony Horton, creator of P90X, likes to say that he works your glamour muscles in this one and boy is he right!

You start out with slow-motion 3-in-1 push ups.  Basically you fatigue yourself right off the bat with 8 count push ups, at 3 different widths and 4 times each.  By just doing those 12 push ups my chest and arms are shaking and quivering and that’s just the first exercise out of 24!

All of the chest exercises are variations of push ups – no standard push ups included in this one.  The shoulder exercises include flys, presses, and weighted circles.  Your triceps get a major workout too with dips and extensions.

Chest, shoulders and triceps is a super challenging, but also super rewarding DVD.


2 Responses to “P90X week 7 recap”

  1. Kristen (swanky dietitian) August 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm #

    3-in-1 pushups! I can only imagine! We started doing triceps pushups as part of body pump and they are so tough. Pushups are such a great exercise though, I have to give ya that!
    Keep up the good work!


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