I did P90X before CE, but I was always rushing through the arm stuff. Chalean was right and doing it slow does way more for muscle building. I had that nice cut at the top of my arm - was so nice. Bringing it back! :D
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I don't do Chalean extreme, but this is a common reaction to a new, more challenging exercise routine. Your muscles will soak up water in response to the new demands you're placing on it. This water has to go somewhere, and can often result in some inches gained.
It should be temporary, though, and should go away as your body adapts.
Heather Writer, mother, wife, and breadwinner. I love to run, but running doesn't love me, so I'm switching to my low-impact bike.
Did any of you ever notice that your pants started to fit tighter in the thigh area? This is the third time I'm doing it, yet this is the first time my pants started to not fit because of that area. I eat clean, drink enough water, exercise enough, I'm just not sure why I'm going through this now. I've stuck to the routine more religiously this time, so I'm not sure if maybe I'm just late in getting this response? I'm currently in the first week of the Push phase. Any comments are appreciated!
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