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Bring It: P90X Day 25
This is my personal journey into the P90X DVD series created by Tony Horton. This program isn't for the average person. It is for the persistant and the stubborn. This is one tough workout intended to transform your body within 90 days.
I to have heard that story. That is why I am here. I have often times fallen victims to these schemes and I am here to see if this actually works. I have invested thousands of dollars on different pieces of workout equipment, different workout videos, and all the gadgets that go with. Yet, after a short amount of time I find that I am bored or it is just too difficult.
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I woke up this morning, and like most mornings, I hit play. That has been my habit and has become my routine. It was a routine I used to struggle with, and for the most part, I don't struggle as much any more (unless my son wants to join me for a workout!)
This mornings workout was an easy one. (At least compared to the others in the P90X program!) The workout for the day was Stretch X. That means no pushups, no pullups, no squats, no lunges and definately no jumping. I was in heaven. After all, I have been feeling pretty sore. So this was a good thing for me. And since it is Recovery Week, feeling sore seems a little odd to me. After all, this is when I get a break.
However, we know that is not the case. The Recovery Week is just a nice way of saying we are switching it up and torturing other parts of your body. For the most part, the concentration is more on flexibility and your core. While I am not too bad with flexibility (I can touch and even reach past my toes), my core section is hideously weak.
If you don't know my back story, back in 2000 I underwent exploritory surgery. That is basically a way of the doctor saying they aren't sure what is wrong. Well, they still didn't find out what was wrong, but they did end up screwing up, leaving me with a dreadful scar that sliced me straight down starting at my belly button. With complications, I ended up having another surgery in 2003 to fix the original mistake. Needless to say, the scar is healed but my midsection will never be the same.
So this week, while everybody else recovers, I am working harder than I have been the whole time because of my weak core muscles. This is something I have been struggling with for awhile. Yet today was StretchX, which means I got to relax. That made me happy.
At the same time, I kept thinking to myself, when is the workout going to start.
Stretch out - it's gonna be awhile
With most P90X workouts, they last about an hour. Now I am in no ways complaining about an hour of nothing but stretching. (Although, remember you are still trying to push farther, so you don't want to slack to much here. You still want to gain flexibility.) Yet, it seemed odd to me to watch the timer click down and think, "Wow, I am almost done and I haven't even felt like I started!"
Most workouts typically start off with stretching. And my brain is probably wired to put the two together. So, just stretching makes me feel like something is missing. However, I will admit, this is a great way to get rid of those sore muscles, stand a little taller, and really focus on your form.
Just remember, this is still a workout, so no sleeping throughout the whole thing. But, if you feel like taking a nap afterwards, I won't fault you!
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