Lower Focus and The Warrior
Feet were very sore this morning, to the point where heels and Achilles had some pain. Because of this I had to take it easy with the calf raises during the Focus T25 Lower Focus session. Towards the end the pain subsided, and I think the heel pain was just that I need to get the feet used to walking around again, and tried not to do anything where I was landing on the heel. The Achilles just seemed to need a good stretch, I tried to do this before I started the session, and honestly I thought I had done it, but I think it cooled down before I began. But like I said it was fine towards the end. So I gave it 100% regardless.
Progress wise, I am trying to not only keep up with everyone on the screen but also trying to change certain things to get a better workout. Like for example when doing squats, I put my arms out in front. This allows me to keep my back straight and go deeper into the squat.
So there’s a top tip! Reach your arms out in front when doing squats, helps keep your back straight, and you’ll keep the weight in the heel.
P90X3 – The Warrior
This was a new one for me. I thought for sure there would be a back workout, but I was mistaken. This is more chest, core, legs and cardio, also no weights, all body weight exercises. The moves are listed below, they are all pretty intense, and well worth doing! I think with the new information like “flex the glutes” when in plank helps tighten the core some more. I generally don’t do this. Adds another element to the routine. I remember a couple of these from the original P90X like the side lunge jump shot, and the spider-man squats (although these were called something else at the time). So give it your best! I look forward to hearing about your results. You should not need to modify, but if you do, keep up with modifier on the screen. Who seems to manage well with the workout, I think she was forced into being the modifier. But she was on the DVD and I think that’s all that mattered at the time. So without further ado, here is the list of moves:
The Warrior Moves List
- PLANK SPHINX PUSH-UPS
- SPEED SKATER
- DOWN DOG CRUNCHES
- SIDE LUNGE JUMP SHOT – (P90X anyone?)
- ELEVATOR PUSH-UPS
- DOUBLE UPPER CUT SPRAWLS
- ROLLER BOAT
- ONE LEG JUMP SQUATS
- THUMBS-UP PUSH-UPS
- ELBOW, OVER THE TOP ELBOW, SPRAWL
- FIFER SCISSOR TWIST
- WARRIOR SQUAT LUNGES
- SUPER BURPEE
- THINK DRILLS
- SPIDERMAN SQUATS – (P90X Plyo!)
Another top tip, you may hear this all the time, but it’s true: Tighten the core in any lunge or squat to keep your back protected!