Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Yoga X

Completed most of Yoga X last night. I stopped just before the Yoga Belly 7 Series.

It was hard last night as my upper body was still sore from both previous workouts still. I tried doing the push ups in between, but really couldn't hack it. The rest of it was ok, went as expected from not doing it in so long.

The plan was to run tonight. We'll see if the snow melts. If not, I'll look to either Plyo, Intervals X+, or possibly Kempo Cardio X+.

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Shoulders & Arms

Success. Still one of the easier (note: EASIER, not EASY, by any means) workouts of the bunch. My plan was to actually only do half of the workout, but I ended up doing the whole thing. Go me! But i did not do the bonus round. Not feeling the soreness too much yet, but I'm sure that will change soon. Meant to do Ab Ripper X afterwards, but I forgot.

Notes from the workout: I replaced the upright row with In-n-Out Shoulder Flies, as the upright rows are really killer on my right shoulder. I used 30 lbs for most of the bicep work, and grabbed the 10 lbs (30 and 10 are all i own) and worked till failure when i didnt hit 8 reps, with the 30s.

So today should be Yoga X. Still debating whether to do all or half of it. The plan was to do it in the morning, BUT! right, i failed to wake up, AGAIN! and i still need to find a day or 2 to get a run in. just too cold.

I'm holding off on numbering the days/weeks and calling this the start of round 3, because, i fear it may fizzle out like the last 2 tries.

Monday, February 1, 2010

A Good Start to a New Month

So, the plan is PlyoX tomorrow, and maybe Intervals X Plus on Sunday.

We'll see how I end up.

Lets just say, I ended up very well! Okay, let me back off a little bit and just say it went well. I really wanted to continue my half-marathon training, but that was virtually impossible with the sub-zero wind chills. I mean, I'm one that can take the cold reasonably well, but even I have my limits! I really wanted to hit some resistance training and cardio, though, so my solution? I did half of Chest & Back followed up with 25-30 min of Plyo X. I wanted to take it light on C&B, since its been a while. So I capped the push ups at 10 reps, and pull ups at 8 (doing what I could unassisted, and finishing up with the chair). And let me tell you, even doing that, was HARD! By the time I got to the dive-bombers, I was spent. And to imagine, I only did one round. Plyo went ok- though was disappointed with my perfomance. Thought it would be a touch better from my *four runs...wishful thinking I suppose. Perhaps I was spent from just doing C&B.

So, I woke up Sunday morning, motivated, and tackled Intervals X Plus. I actually did pretty well with this. It wasnt as hard as I last remembered it. Was able to do all the moves, except 2, which were the push up moves. I was incredibly sore from the day before, so there was no way I could do those. So they were pretty much extra 60 sec breaks, and I didnt take any more than that, which I was proud of. So to revisit the question of which is harder, Plyo or Intervals X? Hands down, PLYO X.

One thing I tried this weekend, which I read was good to do, was I did all my workouts with no sneakers. It was interesting. My ankles did get sore, since my ankles are all kinds of messed up, but I think I did alright. I find shoes get in the way sometimes, so I enjoyed it. It'll even help with stability, so may help out my ankles in the long run. I'm working out on carpet so impact wasn't much of an issue.

So I'm still incredibly sore today, but its such a nice feeling. Was going to pound out Shoulders & Arms this morning, but once again, failed at waking up. So, I should get it done tonight, which watching the Bachelor....haha. Dont ask.

'Till next time, BRING IT!