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16 May 2009 @ 11:36 am
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Today I did my first full P90X workout, and my arms are shaky enough that typing is interesting. I did two routines today, as per the instruction schedule - Chest & Back followed by Ab Ripper X.

The first routine is a *major* workout, with several different kinds of pull-ups and push ups, with just a few weight/resistance band exercises thrown in. I think I may need to get actual weights - the bands just don't seem to do it for me. Maybe I can borrow Matthew's 10 and 15 lb dumbbells ...

Anyway, I can tell I'm gonna be sore tomorrow. My shoulders especially, which probably indicates I need to watch my form.

The ab workout is just 15 minutes long, but you're moving every second. I don't think I've ever really hit muscle failure in an *ab* workout before, just *motivation* failure, but this workout gets me awfully close. I'll be really interested in how I feel tomorrow, especially since I have eskrima practice in the park in the afternoon. And the Plyometrics routine in the morning.

The rest of today, after shower and prettification, is taken up with a date with MK. I'm looking forward to seeing him; he's always a great deal of fun, and introduces me to all sorts of new foods and wines. And stuff. Heh.
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Dio: bellydance - rachel bricediachrony on May 16th, 2009 08:42 pm (UTC)
Which P90X program did you decide to do - Classic, Lean, or Doubles?

I'm fascinated even though I won't do it myself!

Today I'm very limp-y - joints acting up after Thursday's 2 hour dance class. I started previewing the ballet workout DVD and it is extremely "ballet" - I'm very happy with it - long lean graceful arm movements involved along with everything else. I love that stuff.

Tallian: Cath-beautiful smile_tallian_ on May 17th, 2009 04:13 am (UTC)
I'm doing the classic program. I'm hoping it doesn't kill me.

Urgh on the joints acting up. I hope that's just temporary, since you've been feeling so well for a while.

Loving the arms on the woman in your icon. Yum.
Dio: sylvia ji - darkhaired paleflowers on rediachrony on May 17th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
That's Rachel Brice - known for her snakey arm movements - tribal fusion style bellydance.

Yeah, I have been walking funny today. I wonder if it's the weather change as well. It certainly isn't as bad as it was for awhile ... when I wore the weight belt all the time 'cause it made my hips hurt less!

Someone else on my flist just started up P90X again the other day - she's doing the Lean program.