Monday, February 03, 2014
Last week marks the end of P90X3 month 1. So far this has been another tremendous journey. I am learning and relearning things about me I never knew. This has been a challenge in every sense, mentally, physically, and emotionally. I recently open up a P90X style studio in my home town and have been working hard to establish that location. So I have every excuse to NOT do my own workouts. However, I am reminded that it’s not just others I have to motivate but I also need to motivate myself from time to time.
Here is my month end review on P90X3 – Motivated or Unmotivated.
Each workout is really centered on the original P90X concepts. P90X2 was so new and dynamic that I think it really intimidated so many people. It was after all for the athletes. P90X3 is very similar to P90X with many new wrinkles. I am going to write this review from the standpoint of the classic routine but know there are at least 3 other schedules; Lean, Doubles, and Mass.
The P90X3 Classic schedule for the first month is as follows:
Total Synergistics – Think Core Synergistics but far more challenging! New pull-up and push-up moves mixed in with yoga type core work. It’ll make you sweet!
Agility X – If you are uncoordinated then watch out. You place two piece of tape on the floor and operate between or outside the tape. Side leaps and circle runs are the name of the game here.
X3 Yoga – Short version of P90X with a few new sequences. You have to love 30 minutes of yoga vs the original 90.
The Challenge – This is push and pull to the max. Pick a number with push-ups and pull-ups, alternate between the two for 16 total sets. That is all you do push-ups and pull-ups.
CVX – Cardio with weights. Enough said!
The Warrior – This is a workout Tony did with Military men and women. It requires no weights and is similar to his UCML routine if you have done that one.
Dynamix – Slow and controlled movement. Kind of like a rest day.
Isometrix – Isometric movements are holding movements where there is no decrease or increase in joint action. So you hold everything! No push-ups just hold!
Accelerator – Cardio Routine – Think burpies but more extreme.
Pilates X – Probably the hardest workout besides the Challenge for me. This workout is all core and breathing and if you have never done Pilates you are in for a real treat!
The nutrition is very simple and based of simple choices. That said MY nutrition was up and down. I don’t tend to eat enough or take in enough protein and I know this. The majority of your results are from nutrition. The plan is simple but following it can be more difficult. My staples are typically Tuna, Salads, Shakeology, Chicken, Salmon, Rice, Veggies, Fruit, etc… The kicker is those darn treats!
Support Group – Results
Our P90X3 Challenge and support group is off the charts with success! We have seen up to 10 pounds lost in the first month. For my own personal results I am currently down the following numbers:
½ Inch off my Waist
Increased Pull-Up and Push-Up Numbers
For more on my journey and to learn more about P90X3 visit me on facebook, youtube, or message me @ NickJarosh04@hotmail.com
Yours in Health,