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Saturday, February 27, 2010


So this week looked like this:

Monday:        Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps, Cardio Abs.
Tuesday:       Max Interval Circuit, (This was a hard workout.)
Wednesday:  Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper X
Thursday:      Max Cardio Conditioning.
Friday:          Legs & Back, Cardio Abs
Saterday:      Max Interval Plyo (this one is a BEAR!)
Sunday:        Yoga or rest

I had a great week, each workout went pretty well. I don't think I will put in legs & Back in anymore with the Max insanity workouts though. No need really. So from here out I will start doing Yoga X on Fridays and keep Sundays Strech X or Rest.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Weekly Update..

Yesterday was Yoga X, that went great, loving that workout. Today is Pure cardio. So far my fav. insanity workout. Feeling a bit tired today. Think I will take a nap before working out.

Friday, February 19, 2010

This week...

Well, this week has been great. I am feeling strong, my endurance is getting up there as well. Next week I start the Insanity Max workouts. Looking forward to that. (With a little dread) From reading the forums at Beachbody.com these are killer workouts.

I did Back & Biceps + Cardio Abs on Wednesday and Plyo Cardio Circuit yesterday.

It got up to 40F yesterday! That felt great!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Insanity's Pure Cardio!

This is one of the best workouts for sure, I had a great workout. I am real sore this week, all most as sore as the first week in the program. Must be doing it right!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps + Ab Ripper X

Had a very nice workout today, I am glad to be over the recovery week and on to the main workouts again. I had not saved my sheets from my other two rounds of P90X so I had to guess on weights. This makes for a harder workout first time around. I think this one will get better next week. My wife missed a few workouts (She injured her shoulder) and did the fit test today instead.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Insanity Fit Test Day!

Here are my numbers for the fit test. I put up some Monster numbers I think. Not sure how I will beat them next time. I count Switch Kicks and Low Plank Oblique's, One for each kick. I felt a bit light headed and my stomach was pretty upset when I finished.

January 17, 2010
February 14, 2010
Round 1 Fit Test
Test 1
Test 2
Switch Kicks
Power Jacks
Power Knees
Power Jumps
Globe Jumps
Suicide Jumps
Push-up Jacks
Low Plank Oblique

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Patience Hummingbird Yoga (One on One with Tony Horton)

This was the last recovery week workout. Tomorrow is the Insanity Fit test. I will post my numbers when I get done.

Patience Hummingbird Yoga, this is a nice rest day type of workout, it is about 34min long, nice and slow moving. Tony does go about this workout like you know all the moves all ready though. He does not give direction like he does in P90X.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Core Cardio & Ballance

Back to this one for the last time on the recovery week. What A nice 37 min. workout! The last 8 min. are real shoulder and leg killers. I had a great workout and feel fantastic.

Even with the 8in of snow outside, I have spring fever bad. I have my mountain bike in the next room and it is calling me more and more. I have worked hard to be in as good of shape or better then the last time I rode. I can't wait to find out!

I will be 41 May 13th, lets see how far a 41 year olds body can be pushed!

Keep bringing it!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

P90X Stretch X

Okay so today was Stretch, If it was a Sunday I may have skipped it.. I did very well and got a great stretch. I am really looking forward to my workout again. I feel rested and ready!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Kenpo Cardio X+. Done!

This was a fun little workout! After doing 6 weeks of Insanity this felt like a perfect recovery workout. We have never done this one so it was a bit hard to follow. But my wife and I had a blast.

I am feeling Fantastic!

Core Cardio and Ballance

This was a great little workout, wonderfull for a recovery week. Both my sister and wife are doing this P90X + Insanity workout with me. They seemed to like this one too. I am feeling super now, last week there at the end I was feeling a bit run down.

Last summer while doing round 2 of P90X, I had started to do off road mountain bike rides on Saterdays. First 8 mile rides, then 16 miles, and at the end of the summer I was up to 24 mile rides. I had felt like I was at a diffrent fittness level, hard to explain, I felt so good all the time it was like a drug.

I am starting to feel that again!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Yoga X

My first day in recovery week, is Yoga X. I felt just fantastic through the whole workout! What a great stretch. I remember when this was my most hated one. It is now one of my favorites.

I am still struggling with learning about proper diet. This is my biggest challenge. Eating clean is no trouble, but trying to get the right amount of calories with the propper ratio of carbs, protien and fat. I was eating about 1600 calories a day, this was not enough. Now I am eating about 2000 calories a day and I feel a lot better in my workouts. Time will tell if this is the right amount to get my fat % down to around 8 - 12 where I would like to see it.

I can't wait to see where I am in my fitness level, at the start of Mountain bike season! I can feel the single track rushing by me all ready...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl Sunday!

Feeling fantastic today!  Going to kick back and watch the Super Bowl with my two sons. (Picture of my youngest James Jr. sitting at my drum set.)  

Saturday, February 6, 2010

P90X + Insanity Hybrid

Plyometric Cardio Circuit. Done!

Total time: 46m 26sec
In Zone: 17m 4sec (158 – 175 Heart rate)
Avg Hr: 154
Peak Hr: 186
Min Hr: 75
Total Cal burned: 739

Was feeling a bit run down today. I am at the end of week 3 (I did 3 weeks of straight Insanity before making the hybrid so I am really in week 6 of working out). Recovery week starting Monday, Stretch X tomorrow. I think my body is ready for that.