Day 6 – Focus T25 and P90X3

Cardio and  Incinerator

Hey hey! So we’re back here on Day 6! What an awesome day to workout.  I felt full of beans this morning, ready for anything! Sadly with me running late this morning I had to postpone my Focus T25 routine to the evening. So I did two back to back. Felt fine afterwards.  I am thinking I really need to get a heart rate monitor so I can see exactly how many calories I am burning. Because the routing has the 3 stage process where you build up, and the fact there are minimal breaks I think the afterburn effect would kill off plenty of calories. So maybe that is something I can purchase a bit later on.  Will begin to investigate them. So realised I had not put up the Cardio moves, so I have listed them below. Todays session was a little better, kept up with them, instead of doing the right move but slowly, I opted for the modification moves. But with the modified moves, I tried to make them more in line with the moves I should be doing. So I get the best possible workout. This is the same thing I will be doing for all the workouts to follow. I doubt the modified versions actually help you get better. Pushing yourself makes you better, modifying makes you comfortable…  Well that’s my opinion…

Cardio Moves List

  • Alternating knee lift
  • Lift on toes
  • Slow control jog
  • High knee jog
  • Jack feet
  • Double jack feet
  • Double jack + arms
  • Basic jacks
  • Pivot lunge step-in
  • Pivot lunge + hop
  • Pivot lunge + touch knee
  • Pivot lunge + touch floor
  • Heel tap up + back (L)
  • Heel tap up + back (R)
  • Lateral sprint
  • Lateral mountain climbers
  • Jump rope
  • Jump rope up + back
  • Up + back slow
  • Half-tuck jump
  • Basic jack
  • Pivot lunge + touch floor
  • Lateral mountain climber
  • Half-tuck jump
  • Control squat
  • Hop squat
  • Hop hop up + back
  • Hop hop squat
  • On your mark + sprint (L)
  • On your mark + up down (L)
  • On your mark + sprint (R)
  • On your mark + up down (R)
  • Low kick
  • Low kick on toes
  • Low switch kick
  • High switch kick
  • Running lunge
  • Split lunge agility
  • Jack feet out + in
  • Speed + agility
  • Hop hop squat
  • On your mark + up down (L)
  • On your mark + up down (R)
  • High switch kick
  • Speed + agility
  • Hop up + back
  • Hop side + side
  • Alternating speed knee slow
  • Alternating speed knee fast
  • High knee jog
  • Slow control jog

P90X3 Incinerator was a great session, much like the challenge but with weights.  Some of these were easy as my weights are kind of light (until I buy the next range of weights), but finding the chin ups VERY hard indeed! I do everything on the chin up bar with my feet up on a chair. This takes the weight of my legs out of the equation and I am able to build my back up little by little.  So the plan here is to get stronger with feet up, and then either add one foot and carry on, or do negative chin ups.  Will have to see how I feel as I get stronger. Negatives would be better as these would really allow the muscles to get used to the weight on the way down, doing enough means I should then be able to lift myself up.  Here’s hoping! Below is the full list of moves covered. At the end of the first month I will take a photo of my worksheet and upload it, just so you can see my progress.  Please don’t laugh! I will be trying very hard with the chin ups…

Incinerator Moves List

  • Renegade Row
  • Pull-ups
  • Floor Flys
  • Push-ups
  • Rocket Launcher Row
  • Chin-ups
  • “A” Press
  • Military Push-ups
  • Monkey Pump
  • Pike Press
  • Pterodactyl Flys
  • Flipper
  • Popeye Hammer Curls
  • Kneeler Curls
  • Hail to the Chief
  • Skyfers
  • Arm and Hammer
  • Rocket Launcher Kickbacks

My top after the workouts today….