Monday, November 10, 2014
... so a week has passed and all is going great. I wanted to check-in with a review of my week and more information about the P90 rotation.
My diet has been pretty good, but I did drink coffee with cream last week. Starting tomorrow I will give up the coffee and start drinking tea again. This week I will try to post some of my meals for accountability.
Tony Horton came out with a new program in September called "P90". www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_pr
ograms/p90-workout.do?code=SEMB_P2_GOOGLE ... It is a kinder, more gentle version of the original P90X. Here is a description of it:
"Extreme programs like P90X aren't for everyone. So welcome to the all-new P90—your gateway to getting fit regardless of your age or fitness level! Legendary trainer Tony Horton has now created shorter workouts that are simple, doable, and less extreme than his others, but still just as effective. So whether you haven't worked out in a decade, or you're just looking to maintain what you've got, P90 opens the door for you to see dramatic, visible results in just 90 days!"
The program is based on full body strength training workouts (Sculpt), 3X's per week, alternating with 3 days of cardio (Sweat) and 2 ab workouts.
Here's a sample rotation of the 1st month rotation:
Monday: Sculpt 1-2
Tuesday: Sweat 1-2 Ab Ripper
Wednesday: Sculpt 1-2
Thursday: Sweat 1-2 Ab Ripper
Friday: Sculpt 1-2
Saturday: Saturday Special cardio
Sunday: REST DAY
... the workouts are great for beginners and people like me who have not done any strength training in awhile. Like other P90 strength training workouts, you can use tubing or free weights (dumbbells) to do the exercises. I used the tubing some of the time, but think that this week I will only use dumbbells because the tubing feels somewhat awkward for some of the exercises; I will just start out with light weights.
The exercises are not difficult but they are challenging. However, unlike the more advanced P90 workouts I didn't experience any intense muscle soreness, just enough to let me know that the muscles were adequately worked. For me, I could do most of the exercises, however, there are a few that contain planks and straight legged push-ups that I had to modify. I also want to mention that there is a modifier that can be followed for easier alternatives. This is the perfect workout to prep for more advanced p90 or any other more challenging strength training workouts.
Well, this wraps up week one. Week two starts tomorrow.
Have a great week