Interval X Plus is no joke. It kicks my ass harder than Plyo X does. It could be because I’m used to doing all the Plyo moves and it’s been a long time since I’ve done Interval X Plus. It could be because this in part of the P90X Plus program and meant for graduates of P90X!
Interval X Plus consists of 15 exercises back to back without breaks other than a one minute water break before repeat all 15 exercises in reverse order. Each exercise is broken into 3 parts. Low, medium, and high intensity. Generally, the first 10 seconds of a 30 second exercise is low intensity and meant as a sort of break from the previous move. The next 10 seconds are medium intensity (squat a little deeper, kick a little higher, pick up the pace). The last 10 seconds are an all out sprint! It’s just 10 seconds, right?? Well it’s up to you to put yourself to that max intensity, even if it’s just running in place.
I hate to take a couple of breaks. I had to bail out in the last few seconds of a couple of exercises. I’ve got room to grow here. But, man, was I sweaty!
I did this workout fresh out of bed this morning and thought maybe I shouldn’t have done that little run so late in the day before. It took a few minutes to get into the groove and really wake up. But after that, having given myself plenty of time to get ready for work afterwords, I could focus on a really intense workout.
After work it was time for Abs Core Plus. Already?? I was still hurting from the day before. So much for the rest period between workouts. There’s NO workout in P90X Plus that doesn’t also work your core! I fought through this workout doing all but the 360 Chataranga thingies. That’s rough on my wrists.
Still spot on, of course. Maybe a tad light in the calories, but I’m cool with that.
Oatmeal with Almond Butter and Protein
Pure Protein Bar
Chicken and Egg whites