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Fitness Tip#200 - September 7, 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

Plan

Once you have set out your goals, draw up a plan on how you will achieve them.

This can also be difficult to come up with. You need to have a map of some kind to get to where you are going. For example, if you haven't done any exercising, then walking for a couple weeks would be a great start. Get your body moving. If I can help you, please let me know :)

Have a GREAT weekend and enjoy some fun activities this weekend!

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MISSFORTE 9/7/2012 11:50AM

    So true to you and Tara no plans no results!

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TARANITUP 9/7/2012 11:45AM

    SO TRUE. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

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COOP9002 9/7/2012 11:36AM

    Good tip.

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AGK3112 9/7/2012 11:09AM

    Nice tip.. I have plan that where I want to go but don't have plan how to go. I sure will make it today.

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Fitness Tip#199 - September 6, 2012

Friday, September 07, 2012

Goals

Before you start any new program always write down your goals.

I know when I started I didn't really know what specific goals to write down. I just knew I wanted to look a specific way. Through trials, experience, and training, I have more of an idea of how to specifically write down or tell someone what my goals are. I completely understand how frustrating it is at first. If you need any help, just let me know.

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ELRIDDICK 9/7/2012 9:56AM

  Thanks for sharing

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P90X2 Day 1, 2, 3 & 4 Review

Thursday, September 06, 2012

I decided to combine these since I really don't have a whole bunch to say.

Day 1: X2 Core

I have really enjoyed the warm-ups that incorporates using the stability ball and foam roller (rumble roller). I believe it was well worth the money to get the rumble roller. The workout was good, not as difficult as I would have thought. Since it was my first time through it, I payed attention to exercise and form to make sure I knew what was expected. I was able to do most moves. The hardest one I believe was the half angel. Medicine Ball Dreya Roll was also difficult form me. I can do the regular Dreya Roll, but my legs are strong enough yet to get me back up without using my hands. Any jumping sideways I had to be careful because of my knees. Lateral leep frog wasn't really that bad. One thing I did notice, he goes a little slower for the exercises. Making sure the form is correct. I like that. Its not about how fast you can do the exercise.


Day 2: Plyocide
I was worried about this one because I was comparing it to Plyometrics. I had every reason to be worried :) 2 former P90X Plus people in this one (Mark Briggs the bald officer and Tracey). I was glad to do my favorite warm-up. Again I had to watch the hopping sideways and made sure my knees stayed together and bent. Lots and lots and lots of lunges. I didn't think it was as bad as Plyometrics. I think it was more enjoyable.

Day 3 & 4: X2 Recovery + MobilityX2 (My Combo day to get on schedule)
I did Total Body and X2 Ab Ripper first thing in the morning. Lots of use of the stability ball for this workout. It made it very challenging and fun. I really didn't have any problems with any of the exercises in this workout. The Mule Kick Burpee was a little difficult because I couldn't kick my legs up in the air before going down for a push-up. So I just modified and left the mule kick out :) You have a round one and round 2 during this workout. In round one for example you will use your left leg for the execises, then switch to right leg for round 2. So don't worry about doing both legs for the exercise at first.

X2 Ab Ripper I don't believe was as difficult as Ab Ripper X. I think because a lot of the X2 workouts involve balance, your core is constantly working any ways. So the Ab ripper doesn't have to be difficult to be effective.

That's it for now. Time to go do the X2 Recovery + Mobility workout. This is supposed to be equal to Stretch X. Also, P90X2 has 2 recovery days and it isn't a 90 day workout program. It is split up in 3 phases (Foundation, Strength, & Performance). It is recommended to stay in each phase between 3 to 6 weeks. There is also a Recovery Week schedule that you can throw in there when you are feeling tired/exhausted.

I hope this helps!!!!

Let me know if you have any questions or interested in purchasing.

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MONA_MONA 9/6/2012 10:27PM

    Big fan of Plyocide and really enjoyed the workout tonight. I also like the new stretching approach that's incorporated into the program.

Good to know P90X2 is not meant to be a 90 day workout program. Explains the 3 to 6 weeks per phase I read about.

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P90X2 Starting Pictures

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Started P90X2 this week. Actually did the fitness test on Monday and didn't want to take up anymore time away from my family. So I started Day 1 on Tuesday and doubled up today to get on schedule. I was going to put these in my little collage all together but the resizing gave a false appearance. So here they are individually.

(Modified Sept. 7, 2012) My wife saw those and said, "Baby, your back is not that wide. So I fixed them to present me in more real way :)




I sure miss my tan, LOL


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LIV2RIDE 9/7/2012 9:10AM

    Pictures are worth 1000 words. Enjoy the program!

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MONA_MONA 9/6/2012 10:29PM

    You'll be back in tip top shape in no time. emoticon

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 9/6/2012 8:29PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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RSPAPRIL281 9/6/2012 7:27PM

    awesome I wish you the best of luck emoticon

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DRAK416 9/6/2012 7:24PM

  GL

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Fitness Tip#198 - September 5, 2012

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

When buying your running shoes, go to a specialist running store that will help you select the correct shoes depending on the style of your running. This will help avoid injuries.

The one thing I do need to say about this, DO NOT wear running shoes to do P90X or any other workout that has you doing side step moves/jumps. Purchase some cross training shoes like Nike Minimus. They will help support your feet and knees.


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RUNNING-LIFE 9/5/2012 4:43PM

    Thank for the tips!

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JAN155 9/5/2012 3:22PM

    Both of those tips are VERY true!! Our local running store fits each person's foot and watches them move to make sure they are the right shoe. And as comfortable as running shoes are, they are NOT best for any type of cross training at all. Great tips!!

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