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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X

Oh my God...   what did I do to deserve this? My upper arms feel like they are about to fall off and my abs (what there is of them) are tense and sore. It's all my own fault of course, if I'd taken care of myself I wouldn't be feeling like this.

Last night I started P90X phase 1 with Chest & Back. This is basically an hour of pull-ups and push-ups in different variations. I think I managed just over half of what they did in the DVD, these people are fit beyond belief. They do say in the DVD though that as you're just starting out not to push it too far. Regardless I feel like I've just been in a fight with Mike Tyson.

After Chest & Back I did Ab Ripper X which is roughly 16 minutes of core (ab) exercise. Again I did everything they did in the DVD but not as many reps although I did try. I honestly don't know if I'll ever be able to do all the reps that they do in the DVD. These people are machines.

Unlike other exercise programs I've witnessed, but never taken part in tbh, there was quite a bit of chat in the P90X DVD. Tony Horton really has a way to get you motivated and try to do better.

Btw, if you're interested, because I'm in the UK I can't buy the P90X supplements to go with the course so I'm buying my stuff from myprotein.com. Here's a list of stuff I've bought to help me out:

One Isotonic Drink for before and during workouts.
MyBar - these are protein bar replacements. I'm loving the Oats & Whey Raspberry
Recovery XS in place of the P90X recovery drink. This is for after workouts and helps your muscles recover faster.
Beef Jerky - You have no idea how hard it is to get jerky in Scotland. I still haven't found anywhere to buy turkey jerky - if anyone knows of a place please let me know!
MP Daily Vitamins - pretty self explanatory

Tonight is Plyometrics. I'm not 100% sure on what this is but it's a form of "jump training". Should be interesting. Oh and I'll post some before shots later as I forgot to bring my camera into work.

42 comments:

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  4. nice, I did the program (along with my marathon training), and the Plyometrics day was tough... good luck!

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  5. I buy the tubs of whey protein supplements to help with the workout. I have a glass the morning before I go to the gym, then when I get back, before bed then the morning after. Works great. I've only started doing proper workouts at the gym 3 weeks ago, the first week I didn't take the protein supplements, but once I did, you can definitely feel a difference.

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  7. Keep it up, the soreness will eventually go away!

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  9. Hey dont push yourself to far the first few days, because your muscles are probably not used to it. Glad you are keepin up with it (:

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  29. get some rest if you need! stay injury free

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