Saturday, October 2, 2010

Day 1 - Core Synergistics

After a bit of consideration, I decided I would give P90X another try. I'm still a bit apprehensive and worry that my commitment to the program might falter again, but I'm going to try and stick with it. 

This first session has a basic idea of working your core muscles to make your entire body stronger, since all your limbs are branches from your center.

The DVD starts with a warm up then quickly moves into stacked foot/staggered hand push-ups. This consists of placing one hand underneath your body like in a regular push-up and the other infront of you. You then do five reps, switch hand positions, and continue with another five reps on each side until the time runs out.  The thing about this exercise is that I have pretty much no upper body strength. Like, none. So doing this part of the workout was extremely difficult and I decided doing more reps with girl push-up instead of only two real push-ups in total was an acceptable compromise. 

Next was banana rolls. Now, I love bananas, but absolutely LOATHE banana rolls. You start off on your back with your arms and legs extended outward and raised in the air, like the shape of a banana (how convenient) using only your core muscles to keep your limbs up. Then you roll onto your left side and hold the position for however many seconds you're required to do, and keep the sequence going until, again, the time runs out. I love/hate this exercise for a few reasons.  I love a great ab workout anytime, anywhere. I love the burn and like to feel my waist on fire. I hate this exercise because doing it on a yoga mat on hardwood floors wreaks havoc on my pelvis and I always end up with bruises like some rape victim. 

The rest of the workout consisted of:
Leaning Crescent Lunges
Squat Run
Sphinx Push-up / Military crawl
Bow to Boat
Low Lateral Skaters
Lunge and Reach
Prison Cell Push-ups
Side Hip Raise
Squat X-Press
Plank to Chaturanga
Walking Push-up
Superman / Banana
Lunge Tricep Curl Press
Towel Hoppers
Reach High & Under Push-ups
Steam Engine
Dreya Roll
Plank to Chaturanga Iso
Halfback
Table Dip Raise

After doing ALL of the exercises, I was exhausted. Exhausted and sore. Exhausted, sore, and pretty proud of myself for getting through the first day. An assortment of squats and lunges, and various push-ups kept this day interesting. 

We'll see how day 2 goes.

24 comments:

  1. while you do that, ima do some cheeseburger lifts, followed by many reps of 12 oz can-to- mouth lunges...

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  2. Oh I have such a love hate relationship with p90x! I would have to say my least favorite workout is the yogax, it's just boring lol but I make myself do it and I feel so great afterword! So stick with it! You can do it!!

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  3. yoga is better but thats just my humble opinion

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  4. I should be working out like that! It all sounds so good!

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  5. man its def time to get in shape i really need to at least

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  6. hey, this is one of my more favorite posts from you :)

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  7. hey, this is one of my more favorite posts from you :)

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  8. Good read i liked it check out mah reviews man :3

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  9. Hey banana babe/babe-getting-dude (not that you get babes with bananas... this is starting off poorly.) Stick with this, the p90x will transform your body at a quick, yet healthy pace. It may seem like too much... ALL the time. Seriously, it wont seem possible. But if you just keep doing one rep after another, one section after another. You might begin to notice you can do it, and it wont kill you.

    I've got faith in you, and I'm actively cheering you on! I'll be checking back to keep you motivated ;) Please keep giving us the updates.

    Oh, you've even inspired me to get the ab workout going again. Thank you!

    -JKane

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  10. very nice
    i like it
    supportin !

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  11. Have you considered doing hot yoga to supplement the workouts? It might help reduce some of the long-term muscle aches that you're going to experience. :)

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  12. I wanted to try P90X. I told myself I'd start doing it this month, but uhh.... fuck

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  13. Pilates are PAINFUL, but so worth it.

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  14. Great post!

    looking forward to reading the next one

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  15. I'd totally try these, but there's a severe lack of motivation.

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  16. I have the whole body insanity thing. Been meaning to try it but I often lack the motivation to do so. but perhaps I will give it a go and stop making excuses for myself. Regardless great post I will be following to see how you progress through this work out.

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  17. That is a lot of workouts. Holy.

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