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#26 of 239 Old 01-09-2010, 07:49 PM - Thead Starter
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Jebba, I think you'll find that you're closer to pushing the whole workout by the end of Phase 1. Tomorrow is Plyo for me. But it's supposed to warm up here to 20 degrees. ABOVE zero. I might go for a run instead of Plyo. I dunno, we'll see.

Today was the first day of Phase II. Chest, Shoulders and Triceps. And it was not as bad as I was anticipating. Though I am doing all the pushup moves on my knees, at least all the ones that I can do on my knees, some you can't. And I couldn't do any of the one armed pushups, which is pretty much what I expected. Nowhere to go but up from there right!? The Pike Presses (which you can't do on your knees) and the Plyo/Clap Pushups were hard too. I think I'm going to hurt tomorrow.

The back and biceps workout introduces the infamous corn cob pull ups, which I'm sure that like the one armed push ups will max out at ZERO for me. I'm discovering that pull ups and chin ups are my least favorite exercise to do in the whole world.
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I'm not as sore as I expected today. Which makes me wonder if I worked hard enough. But I did each move to fatigue yesterday so I don't think I could have worked harder.

I did Plyo today, which I haven't done for a while since last week was the "recovery week" and didn't include Plyo and Plyo is done on Day 2 of the workout week, it's been nearly two weeks since I've done it. And I could tell. It felt hard today. But it was good. I'm feeling stronger on the jump knee tucks and the rock star jumps.

OH and last night on the Ab Ripper X - I am getting closer to being able to do all the reps of every move. The V Up Sit Up one is still a struggle to get them all in at the same pace (if I paused the DVD I could get them all done I think) and the Mason Twists I have to take a break but those are the only two that I'm not doing all the reps right along with Tony and the folks.

Love this P90X stuff!
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About the ARX workout: I wonder if my arms or short, or if I am not twisting far enough, but I have a hard time touching my fingertips to the floor. If i point my fingers I can do it. I'll do as many as I can with my feet up, then do more with my feet down, and then pick them up again.

Really enjoyed shoulders and arms today. I've never been much a weight lifter, so it was fun to do the bicep curls and pretend I was a bodybuilder.

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I think I have the same issue, short arms or long torso or a combo of the two creates the issue. But I found if I lean back just a smidge more I can touch the floor better. Although I still don't every single time.
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OK. I just got done with Back and Biceps AND Ab Ripper X. Whoa Momma! Great workout! The corn cob pull ups weren't as scary as I though. HOWEVER, the pull up bar that I have is not the official P90X bar and it's not set up the same so I can't go as far across each way as they do in the DVD. Harrumph.

Annnd I started feeling a crunchy joint pain that I never felt before in my left shoulder. So I lightened up the weights a bit for the last few moves.

Must. Shower. Now.
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Hey everyone - I am also doing P90X, although not the entire program. I have done the whole thing a couple of times over the past few years, and now I am incorporating some of the workouts into my winter skiing/running/bike training schedule. My favorites are Back & Biceps, Shoulders Biceps & Triceps, Legs & Back, and Chest Shoulders & Triceps. I also tag Ab Ripper X on the end of each, or do it later in the day, depending on how I am feeling. I find that it only takes a couple of workouts before I start to see muscle definition again, and I love that. Totally keeps me motivated.

The pullups are tough for me too, so I use a resistance band wrapped around a simple door-jamb pullup bar, then sit on the floor to do the movements. In terms of muscle definition and shaping, it really works! And if I feel it getting too easy, I wrap the band around the bar another time or two to increase the resistance.

The toughest move for me in Ab Ripper X is the oblique v-ups. I can do pretty much all 25 of the other moves, but I must not be in the correct position for the obliques because my hip starts hurting after just 5 or so. I have modified it a bit so I can get out a few more reps, but it's a struggle.

And I really like that trembling/weak feeling I have for a while after the workout. I have it today in my lats after Legs & Back. No other workout program gives me that.
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You can do the V Up Sit Ups?
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Did YogaX last night, and I'm getting much better at the moves - half moon and twisting half moon are still a struggle. But my bigger problem is my feet keep cramping! My feet always seem prone to cramping anyway, and when it's cold it gets worse. But it's annoying. Anyone got any homeopathic remedies for stopping feet cramps?
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You can do the V Up Sit Ups?
I can do them, albeit at a slower pace than they do. But I start mine before they do (while Tony does the demo rep), so by the time they get going on the DVD, I am at about 6 or so. I like what he says when they are on about 10 or 12... "imagine you had to do 100 of them - 25 doesn't sound so bad"...meanwhile, my core is on fire!
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Yeah, I do the v-up roll ups at about half the pace. So I do about 12. I can actually do the v-up for half of them, and then have to pulse up for the last. And I can't do the oblique v-ups. I wonder if I am doing them wrong.

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The oblique V-ups can be super hard on the hips, especially if your mat is on the thin side. I had a hard time with them too and would get bruises.
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I must have extra hip padding because I have no trouble with the oblique v-ups. I have Legs and Back and Ab Ripper tonight. Though I may put off the Ab Ripper to the a.m., doing it the same night as the Legs and Back is tough. Tomorrow is Kenpo! Wheee!
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Definitely doing abs in the a.m. Just finished with Legs and Back and I feel I should have worked out before dinner instead of after. I waited 2 hours after I ate but apparently it wasn't enough. <retch>
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Upper back has been feeling sore for the last couple of days. I feel like I can already see some new definition in my back. And I may be imagining things, but I think I can see a little something happening in my abs. Yippee!

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Upper back has been feeling sore for the last couple of days. I feel like I can already see some new definition in my back. And I may be imagining things, but I think I can see a little something happening in my abs. Yippee!

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how much floor space do you need for these DVDs? We have very little room near our DVD player.
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At least as much space as the length of your body lying down. That would probably do it. More would be better.

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I'm thinking you need to be able to do two walking lunges in a row, either side to side or front to back, to accommodate some of the moves.
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Just finished up Chest, Shoulders & Triceps AND Ab Ripper X. Did it all in one feel swoop. Typing is difficult. oof. I still can't do the one armed pushups, but I did do one of the one armed balance pushups. (WHY do they put those so late in the workout? I'm fried at that point.) And one of these days in the very near future, I think I'm going to be able to do ALL the Ab Ripper X moves right along with Tony and 'the kids'. woot!
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Today I did ab ripper before shoulders and arms, and that worked out well. So far, shoulders and arms is my favorite workout.

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Anyone got any homeopathic remedies for stopping feet cramps?
Magnesium, or a magnesium-calcium combo.

I really want to try this, but I don't know that I have the room. Is it ridiculous to think I could run the dvd on my laptop and follow it? Then I'd have enough room.

I have to give up my YMCA membership ($$$) and I'm thinking that this could be a good sub.
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I run my dvds on my laptop.

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I run workout DVDs on my laptop when the TVs are in use. Works fine. You just want to have it near your weights and wherever your going to put your pull up bar or use your resistance bands.

I got up early this a.m. to get my Plyo workout in since I know I'm not going to have time tonight. Plyometrics at 5 a.m. is a helluva way to wakeup I'm telling you!
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Ooooh, I did ab ripper this morning, and was able to complete all reps except the v-up roll ups. I did 15 of those, but not with good form. So 339 reps today. Woot!

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Yea Jebba!
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