Wednesday, 8 September 2010
Chest & Back, Ab Ripper X
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.