Day 11 Focus T25 and P90X3

Cardio and The Challenge

Focus T25 Cardio

Woo hoo, another Cardio session checked off the list! Getting into it now. Once again, tried sticking with the routine as much as possible, but sadly I do remember I had to modify a couple of the moves. The cardio aspect of my training is going to get there, but need to work on my diet some more, I think it’s a lack of energy which is really holding me back. The Pivot Lunge series is still kicking my butt! I hope by the end of the first block of training I get used to this. I also have a hard time with the high switch kicks, so I stand on my toes and just modify. To modify this move I reach for the toes and twist my torso just a little…

Keep your core tight people! Let’s get it done!!!

P90X3 The Challenge

This is the second run of this particular session, and I have to say I can see the improvements straight away.  I was able to do more chin ups and pull ups, with my feet on the chair :-(.  When I get to the stage where I can do a proper pull/chin up I will video it! The press ups were also improved a little, I was able to do more although I did have to drop to my knees half way through.  But still pushed through forward to keep up with what my numbers were (10 pull and 12 push – I know my limits people!).

The numbers show an improvement, let’s see if I can make next weeks better! Here’s the list of moves:

The Challenge Moves List

  • Wide Pull-Up
  • Standard Push-Up
  • Wide Pull-Up
  • Standard Push-Up
  • Chin-Up
  • Military Push-Up
  • Chin-Up
  • Military Push-Up
  • Close Grip Pull-Up
  • Wide Push-Up
  • Close Grip Pull-Up
  • Wide Push-Up
  • Vaulter Pull-Up (right hand facing forward)
  • Staggered Push-Up (right hand forward)
  • Vaulter Pull-Up (left hand facing forward)
  • Staggered Push-Up (left hand forward)
  • The Burnout

This is the yoga mat after I had finished my workout, yes indeed back to back workouts will give you a great sweat!

Back to back workouts give you a great sweat!

Back to back workouts give you a great sweat!

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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!