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P90x – Recovery Week

Posted by Jeremy on March 2, 2010 in General, P90X |

I guess I had fooled myself when I first glanced at the P90x workbook. I expected weeks 1 – 3 to be rough, and they most certainly were. I’d seen the term “recovery week” and pictured a week of stretching and maybe some cardio, but nothing real hard right? Ha! Wrong.

Monday was day 1 of my recovery week. I didn’t have the energy or the time to do Yoga in the morning, so I saved it for after work. I got home and busted through it. The first half of the workout with all the plank to chaturanga, to plank to downward dog and all the warrior poses and triangle poses usually kicks my butt pretty good, but last night I wasn’t feeling too bad after them. Then came all the balance moves, tree and crane and plow. Ugh. Apparently I have 0 balance. I was twisting and tumbling and crashing. I did manage to get into crane and was working on my balance there. That was a pretty big step for me.

Tuesday ( today ) I woke up a bit stiff from Yoga but with the energy and determination to do the next workout. I opened up the book and saw “Core Synergistics”. Humm. What’s that entail I wondered. Well, it should be titled “Ass Kicking Squared” because that is exactly what it did.

Sphinx Pushups have to be some sort of torture device invented by some evil mastermind.

The stacked and staggered pushups also left me wanting to confess my greatest sins to whomever it was that was that came up with this horrendous torture device.

The rest of workout wasn’t too bad, I actually enjoyed the workout overall, but it left be bruised and battered and wondering why on earth Tony named this “Recovery Week”.

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