P90X3 is Coming: Releases This December 2013!

Check out the sneak peek of P90X3 below! It looks like this time around, the draw will be that the workouts are only 30 minutes. If it’s anything like P90X2, that will be a little misleading and he expects you to pause the video and do a lot of stretching yourself. The workout itself may be only 30 minutes long, but I’m guessing there will be more you’re expected to do outside of the actual workout. Either way, it should be an exciting way to get us motivated again! Bring it again!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT0lzSM7XQU

 

P90X 2013 Week 1 Summary

This is officially the most I’ve weighed while attempting to do P90X. Tipping the scales at a robust 195 lbs is really taking it’s toll on me. I took a peek in my P90X journal from previous years and got an idea of what numbers I put up in the past. uhhh… I’m not there yet.

At one point I was doing 21 reverse grip chin-ups at a time. This week I’m at 5.

During previous rounds I would be tiring out at 35-30 standard push-ups. This week I’m at 18.

It’s crazy to see how it can all go away with a little… ok… a lot of inactivity.

I’m attempting to once again do my workouts in the morning. The good part is you get the workout done early in the day and don’t have time to come up with excuses or ways to “get too busy” throughout the day. The bad part is it’s in the freakin’ morning! It’s cold in the garage and I don’t have much caloric energy to fuel me. I’ve been fasting in my sleep for 5 hours, so at least I’m digging into my fat stores sooner.

Day 1: Chest and Back

As you can guess, this was a real de-motivator. Only being able to do 1/3 to 1/2 the reps I “remember” being able to do really makes me feel like a fat ass. Combined with the atrophy of inactivity, the extra 40lbs I’ve put on since my best after pictures makes for a lot more work pushing and pulling this tub of lard around. Once the weight starts to come off and muscle starts to build, I expect my numbers to go up really fast. Continue reading

A new round of P90X for 2013!

Here I am again, attempting another round of P90X with a bit of modification.

A lot has changed since I last posted here. New house. I’m engaged! I’m fat!

Yeah, it’s bad. This whole new house with a fiance that loves to cook combined with the “holiday season” added about 20 pounds over the year. I do not look good… observe!

Day 1

Muscle pose

Muscle pose

Side Pose

Side Pose

Front Pose

Front Pose

Back pose

Back pose

Back Pose 2

Back Pose 2

Vitals:

  • Weight: 195.6
  • Body Fat: 32.4
  • Chest: 42.5″
  • Waist: 43.5″
  • R Bicep: 15.5″
  • L Bicep: 15″
  • R Thigh: 25.5″
  • L Thigh: 25.5″

See! Fatty McFatterson!

 

Well now I’ve got a legitimate goal to shoot for. I’m getting married in May… on a beach… with cameras. Time to lose to flub (again) so I can all of those pictures sitting on the mantle for years and years to come.

I haven’t been working out in some time. Something like 4 months I think? I’ve done a few 5Ks but just for fun. As a result, I don’t have a whole lot of things hurting me going into this round. That’s really saying something for me nowadays. In the past I’ve fought shoulder, wrist, forearm, knee, and groin pain while attempting to do my workouts. Gotta keep that from happening again.

I’ve got my fiance, Marilyn, on board too. She’s a great cook and will be cooking me plenty of healthy meals. She’s already looks fabulous, but she’s going to diet with me out of support. How’s that for love? I’ve started her a blog that we’re still in the process of building over at FairlyFitFood.com. She’ll be posting lots of healthy P90X approved recipes as well as fun stuff for little cheat meals. 🙂

I was also allowed to convert part of the garage into a home gym that’s suitable for P90X, Insanity, Light Weights (no bench), and all sorts of cardio. I’ll be putting up a separate post soon showing what it looks like and how I was able to get gym quality flooring on a budget!

P90X2 Day 6: Balance and Power – Balance This!

This was a tough workout. There were some really awkward movements in it for me. As always, moves that require me to fold all the way over gave me problems because of my belly. Lolsanas can lolsuck my balls!

I didn’t push it too hard today. Because so many of these moves were new, I focused more on learning the move than pushing the weight and reps. I’ll judge how I feel over the next couple of days to make sure I didn’t hurt myself. Assuming all feels well, I feel confident that I’ll be able to really get after it.

Not to say I wasn’t breathing hard! This was still a tough workout, but I could have pushed for more.

Difficult moves:

  • Russian Twist  – Couldn’t really get my bottom half to twist! Guess that comes with more core power.
  • Renegade Row 1/2 Lolsana – Suck it! (see above)
  • Split Lunge – Very frustrating as I try to keep my foot from rolling off the side of the ball. A lot like my first attempts at yoga.
  • Lateral Plyo Pushup – I see myself breaking a wrist soon. Stay still, ball!
  • Dumbbell Super Burpee – That’s just rough! Major heart rate increase.

P90X Day 7: Rest – On a Roller

Today was rest. It was a good day to rest as there’s been a lot on my mind. I plopped down in front of the TV for a while and watched some Firefly while I laid on the foam roller. Sure enough, after finding a hot spot to lay on and then getting distracted by the TV, the spot would begin to hurt less to lay on. Let’s hope this really helps in the long run.