Day 26 – Focus T25 and P90X3

Ab Intervals/Speed 1.0 and Agility X

Focus T25 Ab Intervals and Speed 1.0

Lets see, this morning woke up and wife was already out for a jog. When she came back she knocked out a few sets of crunches, but as I was about to start my Ab Intervals session, she thought she would join in.  This made it really fun! 19 minutes flew by without even realising. So when she finally decided her abs had enough she left, by which time I had only 6 minutes left. This was great for me, as having her there pushed me to work harder but also the time went quicker as we were talking about the moves throughout the session.

Its not the same when you are working out on your own. It’s not like I can have a conversation with Shaun T. I mean I normally swear at teh screen when something is REALLY burning, but otherwise I am just telling myself I can push through it. Sad but true…. SO that was Ab Intervals. I was on my own for the Speed 1.0.  Which actually was a good workout today. Another day where I felt full of beans!

Now I know, you might have noticed a trend, I fast on Thursdays, and doing three workouts on a day I am fasting is probably not the best idea.  But I need to make sure I am keeping up with the program. That being said however I may just take Sunday off entirely and start my next Focus T25 week from Monday, which would then put my doubles day on a Friday. I’ll have a think about it before making the change. OK, so I think this is the first time I have managed both workouts in the morning. Normally I leave one for tomorrow, but not today! Nuh uh! I went like a trooper!

P90X3 Agility X

I didnt get time to do this one this evening. I will try and make up for it tomorrow if I can. But I am not holding my breath. Have a lot happening this weekend. But will keep updating regardless. If its not about the fitness (it should always be about fitness I hear you cry!) Then I have some other stuff I need to blog. Have a great day whatever you’re doing!

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Day 12 Focus T25 and P90X3

Lower Focus/Ab Intervals and Pilates X

Focus T25 Lower Focus/Ab Intervals (moving to tomorrow)

So I was meant to cover two sessions today, but alas not enough time and not enough energy.  I woke up, and already hungry I decided I just would not be able to focus on the workout properly.  Finished off the morning session, had my protein shake and that was it.  The workout  is crazy! So it’s called Lower Focus, I wonder what that covers?! You guessed it, lower body. It’s pretty tough though.  I had a bit of a problem with the calf raises, as my Achilles started playing up again. So I have to be honest, it was difficult for me.  A number of times you would have found be grabbing my knees and trying to catch my breath. The number of squats he makes you do will have your Quads burning!  The lunges do not help with this either!! But here is the list, and you can see what I had to go through…

Lower Focus Moves List

  • Alternating Knee Lift
  • Lift On Toes
  • High Knee Jog
  • Slow Control Jog
  • Jack Feet
  • Double Jack Feet
  • Double Jack + Arms
  • Basic Jack
  • Basic Squat
  • Squat Pulse
  • Basic Squat + Arms Up
  • Control Squat Jump
  • Calf Raise (L)
  • Calf Hop + Arms Up (L)
  • Calf Raise (R)
  • Calf Hop + Arms Up (R)
  • Narrow Lunge (L)
  • Wide Lunge (L)
  • Deep Lunge Pulse (L)
  • Deep Lunge Hold (L)
  • Narrow Lunge (R)
  • Wide Lunge (R)
  • Deep Lunge Pulse (R)
  • Deep Lunge Hold (R)
  • BURNOUT
  • Control Squat Jump
  • Calf Hop (L)
  • Calf Hop (R)
  • Deep Lunge Pulse (L)
  • Deep Lunge Pulse (R)
  • Alternating Front Lunge
  • Front Lunge & Squat
  • Front Lunge & 2x Squat
  • Lunge Squat Progression
  • Abductor Squat
  • 2 + 2 Abductor Squat
  • 2 + 2 Stay Low
  • Stay Low Abductor Burn
  • 2 + 2 Knee Up
  • Up & Over
  • Up & Over & 2x Squat
  • Up & Over & Touch Floor
  • Deadlift Tap (L)
  • Deadlift Knee Raise (L)
  • Deadlift Tap (R)
  • Deadlift Knee Raise (R)
  • BURNOUT
  • Lunge Squat Progression
  • Stay Low Abductor Burn
  • Up & Over & Touch Floor
  • Deadlift Knee Raise (L)
  • Deadlift Knee Raise (R)
  • Hop Squat + Hip Flexor
  • Cool Down

P90X3 Pilates X

This was my evening session. This one is now a firm favourite of mine. Like he says you can put this DVD on at any time.  I agree, I can see myself using this DVD even after the P90X3 blocks are completed.Not much else to say other than, hip flexors are still tight, so I still can’t do much with the leg raises, but I give it my best.  Stretch and Flexibility will be the goal towards the end of this!

Is anyone else out there having a hard time with the final move in Pilates X?

Saw this, and thought “what a great quote”…

This is how you should feel after every workout!

This is how you should feel after every workout!

Day 4 – Focus T25 and P90X3

Ab Intervals and The Challenge

Waking up with more energy! Its not easy though, 3 whey protein shakes a day, plus the three diet controlled normal meals. My wife is helping me control my diet. I have so far given up coffee. Its been four weeks so far, no more fizzy drinks, no biscuits or crisps. Lets see how long I can last. I did have a bit of a headache this morning, but have been told this was simply a reaction to the impurities leaving the body. I am hoping the coffee thing does have a positive effect on my health as I am always reading in magazines and online articles that coffee is might be good for you. Does anyone out there have a definitive answer on this? But to be honest I cannot do just one coffee a day. I am the type who wll have one and then another and another and before I know it, thats 4 coffees in one day! Not ideal when you want to be healthy. Ah well…

So Ab Intervals, what can I say?? Iys not that easy. For this one I tried to stick with the rest of the crew, even tjough it meant I was moving slower. The hardest move I have found is the pike ups, having a weak core like i do means this exercise is poorly executed! Next week I’ll be better. A good core routine none the less. I have been trying to count out all the seconds oer exercise and in some cases one side gets a few more seconds of an exercise. If that makes sense…

The Challenge is all about pushing and pulling. After finishing it, I reviewed the numbers I had avhieved. Not great I have to admit. A little embarrassing actually. But never the less, that will not get me down. Just have to get stronger and faster! Faster?? Yes, so in the time I cranked out 10 pushups, the on screen guys had done maybe 20! So, yes, quicker!

Well I need to catch some z’s… have a great workout people!