I started the P90X workout this Monday. I’m not one to watch those infomercials unless it’s about golf. I haven’t actually watched the whole P90X workout program but I did see what their focus was and that was interesting. The main idea behind the Beach Body workout is “Muscle Confusion”.
Basically they don’t want the muscles to get in such a routine that you stall at some point. I can attest that working with the first week of DVD’s my muscles are 100% confused. I really like how the program is laid out. Each day is something new and very hard. The same weekly routine lasts for 3 weeks with a 4th week slightly different. Two more of these types of sessions and that gets you through 90 days.
Monday was a lot of push-ups and pull-ups. I use workout bands to do the pull-ups since I don’t have a bar and don’t want to buy an expensive pull-up bar. When they say “pace yourself” PLEASE DO. Here’s a quick example. The first set of push-ups I thought I’d pace myself and do 15, no big deal. By the end of the DVD I did 3 before I collapsed and cried like a baby. (not literally)
Tuesday was Plyometrics and that was a little easier since my legs are a little bit better in shape than my upper body. Wednesday is my day I usually play basketball so I skipped that day. Thursday was Yoga. Yoga is very difficult and tough. I read some other reviews where they were sweating a lot and boy are they right. You wouldn’t think holding some moves would be so much work but yoga puts you in some wacky positions that you have to hold and your muscles are not used to it.
All in all I’m enjoying my workout and can’t wait to see how it goes the next 85 days. My next step is to slowly decrease my crappy eating habits. I need to quit the snacks and other fatty foods.