Today i finished day 2 of week 2 with the ward off and pull back combo. This was as far as i got before i injured my foot so i'm looking forward to the rest of program. Tomorrow is press and Separate & pull. I think my favorite part is learning the application of the moves. The martial arts is part of what drew me to the program.
the Qi gong is pretty relaxing actually. Its not very long. I think the wowy gym said that the total series ( neural reboot, ward off, and Qi Gong) was only about 40 mins. I'm getting ready to do the neural reboot with pull back now. What are your thoughts of the program so far?
I like that i am doing this as a solo program this time that way i get to see all the effects of the program instead of a mixture from doing a hybrid. My arms are sorer than i thought they would be. Granted i hadn't workout for at least 2 months and before that i was doing P90X2.
Hello. I have only done the Neural Reboot with the Tai Chi moves. I have not tried the Qi Gong. Is that harder?
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Today was day 3 with Qi gong for around 40 mins of total workout. I think the foam rolling is getting less painful and my arms are getting used to the plank and pike part of the workout. I will be excited for the day that my left ankle will be able to do the foot stretches without pain. For now i am just taking it fairly easy on it. Looking forward to day 4.
Yesterday i restarted again as i didn't get very far last week. I can say that i've made if farther this week than i did last week after completing day 2. Doing the foot stretches still hurts a lot so i'm trying to be very careful when doing those. Other than that i think things are going well.
Tomorrow, the plan is to workout before school. I have ward off and the Qi Gong energizing series to do after the neural reboot.
Fitness Minutes: (4,431) Posts: 196 9/4/12 5:01 A
I did some of the first video this afternoon. (I'm in Korea so 13+hrs ahead of EST) Wow, my body was actually shaking in the first few moves. I haven't put the grids down yet so I haven't gone through much other than part of the reboot so far. I'm still trying to decide where I can put them.
Hey Blaize. Welcome to the group! I just restarted this today after i saw your message. I have been hesitant to start just because i don't want to cause any more stress to my foot, but i'm hoping that this will be a great recovery process for me and my foot.
So today was day 1. I don't know if it was because it is 78 degrees in my house, or if I'm just that much out of shape after literally sitting around for 2 months recovery from foot injury/surgery, but I sweat more than I remember sweating the first time i did week 1 day 1. The part in the neural reboot where we are massaging the joints in the foot by circling the ankle- that was a little painful on my injured foot. I am excited, but a little hesitant to see how that improves. I am excited to be working out again.
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I just watched the body alignment video and master scroll videos Just the first exercise in the body alignment is hard to do I can't even hold that for 15 seconds, much less 15 mins! I am also paying much more attention to how I breathe. Such basic functions like breathing and standing can change so many things. I can't wait to retrain all of these little things I am doing wrong.
I am getting ready to start again on Saturday. I was going to wait until the 25th of Sept to start with my 90 days to Christmas group, but i haven't been exercising since the beginning of July when i had foot surgery. I am going nuts not exercising. I think Tai Cheng will be a good "get going again" workout to help increase flexibility in my foot. How is everybody else doing?
I've been so ready to start it since I got it, but wanted to have my official weigh in and measurements (which I get done tomorrow evening) I am not going to wait till the evening to start though. Going to wake up, get the pets taken care of and then start (well after my shake lol)
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I did. I think you can either do it on day 0 or day 1. I pretty much got the program, pulled it out of the box, and pushed play. lol I was very excited for it. :D I would say do it sometime within the first week so that you will know how much you have improved throughout the program.
SoI didn't get that far into week 2. Saturday, I went and played in the mountains when it started pouring. Anyway, long story short, I ended up with a badly sprained ankle and am on bed rest for at least 2 weeks, then i have to go to see the doc again. :(
Today i am finishing up week 1 of the program with tomorrow being a rest day. There really isn't much to say about it that i haven't already. I like it, its really relaxing, and i enjoy learning the moves. With some of the moves he will show the application of it for martial arts and that is pretty cool to see. I am excited to move to the week 2 disk and go over the moves again indifferent sequences.
Today was day 3 of tai cheng and also a rest day from my second round of p90x2. Today's video started out with the neural reboot (which is how everyday this week starts out) and then the tai chi portion was learning the ward off pose. After that, since i ordered the master series, todays workout included the Qi Chung energizing series. The entirety of the workout took maybe 45 mins, but probably not even that long and because we are constantly learning new things so far in the program, it goes really fast.
The neural reboot is the same every day, but my posture has started to be better already. I taped a tape measure to the wall. Normally, I stand at 5'7 and today I was at 5'7.5".
Day 2 of Tai Cheng. This is a very relaxing program. I like it. I think it has some great components to it. One thing that i am hoping to start enjoying is the foam rolling. I do suggest that if you have never foam rolled before that you don't try the rumble roller unless you are a gluten for punishment like i am. It is painful, but apparently it will get better if you keep doing it. I seem to have a lot of "breaks" applied when it comes to my knees. Looking forward to tomorrow's workout.
I started the program today. The entire routine which included a segment called neural reboot 1 and then a tai chi segment took about 30 minutes. I completed the day 1 function test and I am excited to see how that improves over the next 90 days.
Overall, i think i will enjoy this program. I learned that i have some poor posture and i am looking forward to improving that.
I was excited that I was supposed to get my Tai Cheng program tomorrow, but it came a day early! I already have 2 workouts scheduled for today, so i think i will probably start tai cheng tomorrow! So far it looks pretty cool!
One thing that motivates most people is know that we are not in this alone. Feel free to share your thoughts as you progress through the program. I am excited to start! I will be doing this along with my second round of P90X2.
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