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~ P90X... Week 6 ~

Monday, October 14, 2013

... today was P90X Shoulder, chest & triceps but I swapped it with Cathe's Chest & Triceps.

Here is an outline of the workout:

Bench Press: 3 sets / 12 reps
Chest Fly's: 3 sets / 12 reps

Incline Chest press: 2 sets / 12 reps
Incline Chest Flys: 2 sets / 12 reps

Barbell close Grips press: 2 sets / 12 reps

Tricep Dips: 24 reps (... I think)
Lying Extensions: 2 sets / 12 reps
Seated Overhead Extensions: 2 sets / 12 reps
Across the body extensions: 2 sets / 12 reps (... w/bonus burn using an exercise band)
Kickbacks: 2 sets / 12 reps (... w/bonus burn using an exercise band)

... I used 4, 6, 7 & 8lb dumbbells and a barbell loaded with 20lbs. P90X is really not more difficult than Cathes, but what makes P90X more difficult for me are the many, many push-ups, so I will be sticking with this one.

I feel great today and I was on track with my eating as well.

B: Bacon and low carb tortilla (13 fiber)
L: Spinach paneer and oven-fried pork chop
Pre-workout snack: Protein bar
D: Salmon croquettes, baked with almond flour and multi-colored slaw. 3 squares of 85% dark chocolate.


My workout today:

AM/PM walking (2 hours)
Strength training: Chest & Triceps (50 minutes)


I can't record my HR and calories because something is wrong with my HR monitor and it is giving me erratic readings. Polar sent me a replacement chest strap (... I just bought this HR monitor in March/2013, the warranty is for 2 years) Although it was a new strap I still got the wrong readings and even had my son put the strap on with the watch and it did the same with him. Polar was closed today but I am calling them tomorrow, maybe they will have to look at the watch. I miss using my HR monitor and I hope they can find out what is wrong with it, or replace it.

... well, time to get ready for bed. ~ Dee emoticon
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  • DS9KIE
    1346 days ago
    I've never had a HR monitor. I don't think they are recommended for people like me with high blood pressure. I'm still thinking about a fitbit.
    1347 days ago
  • _LINDA
    emoticon Great workout! I can't do pushups at all, so I need to find alternatives.
    Your HR monitor -sounds like the battery is dead or dying, they don't last that long -either in the watch or in the chest strap or both -should check that out.. Good luck with it, glad you got that nice warranty!

    1347 days ago
    Hope you get your heart monitor figured out! emoticon
    1347 days ago
    I don't mind all the pushups. It's pull ups that I can't stand.

    emoticon on your workout! emoticon
    1347 days ago
    I'm with you on the pushups lol sadly I can't even do 1 real pushup.
    1347 days ago
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