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Bring It: P90X Day 31
P90X is an extreme workout program created by Tony Horton. The idea is to confuse your muscles to get you in the best shape of your life. More than a year ago, I purchased this DVD set hoping this would be the "miracle pill" I was looking for. After one week, I got sick and quit. Now I am back at it and going strong. This is my own personal journey to prove whether or not this program works or is just another gimmick sold on TV.
If you would like to start from the beginning of this series, please click here. If you want to read about my previous day with P90X, click here, where you will see the results from the first 30 days of the program.
Please comment below. Your extra push has gotten me this far. I would love to hear about your own stories or just a friendly shout out! Together, we can get healthy!
Being this is still the first week of Phase 2, I still have the pleasure of getting introduced to new workouts. That makes this first week super exciting, because typically when it comes to working out, I get easily bored if it doesn't get switched up enough. However, that same thing is also the reason P90X works. Switching it up causes muscle confusion, which will allow the muscles to continue to grow instead of hitting that dreaded plateau.
Today I got to do the Back and Biceps workout. This is a killer workout, but it is the one you want to do. If you are a male, this is how you are going to get those chiseled arms. For the females, don't be afraid, you can get the lean look just by lowering the weight and increasing the reps. As Tony Horton said, this is the workout for your "Glamour Muscles!"
The workout cones complete with a variety of curls and pull-ups. In fact, I never knew there were so many different ways to do a bicep curl. I was wrong. By the time I had completed this workout, I could easily say my arms felt like jello. I even refused to use them for awhile.
I can tell this workout is going to do it's thing, and I am pretty sure after completing several workouts of this DVD, all my friends and family will want a ticket to the show..... The Gun Show!
So, if you are looking for strong arms and a chiseled back, this is definately the workout for you.
Get your equipment here
This set comes with a variety of bands to get you what you need in very little space. With the great reviews, you can't go wrong with this purchase, whether it is for P90X specifically or just a regular workout.
This dumbbell offers you the weight with the versatility. If you prefer free weights, this might be the way to go!
If you need weights and you don't want to go hardcore, this is a great starter set for woman.
What do you think?
Which piece of equipment do you prefer
Weighing the Differences
After doing this workout today, I can say that I got a decent workout, but I can also see my arms are getting stronger. Because of the workouts I have done in the past, I already have weights. Unfortunately, a few of the exercises I ran out of time before I ran out of steam. This leaves me with a couple of options.
- Continue with the same weight and just keep the higher reps. This isn't a bad thing, but if I don't up the weight, I will not see a change. I am using a low weight already, so iincreasing the weight isn't a problem. I am working toward lean muscles and not bulk so I don't want to be lifting too much.
- Invest in some additional equipment. Having an excessive amount of weights around the house can be a nuissance. I only say this because I leave mine in the livingroom where they are easily accessible (and it reminds me to use them!) However, they do not make a very good decoration piece. Being that my weights are starting to become to light, I have the option of increasing the weights by buying more (which can also get pricey.... the higher the weight the more expensive each dumbbell is!) or it is time to invest in some bands. The bands are a good option for someone who wants to get a good workout, but not have all the equipment lying around. By stepping on the band in different places, you can easily increase the tension.
Luckily for me, I have another week or so to make a decision (and I might have an additional step up from the weights I already have! Time to dig out the exercise box again!) Both equipment offers different benefits. The weights are a great way to increase weight and have complete control of your range of motion. The bands are great because they take up less room and give you a wide range of options. So, when it comes to working out, what is your preferred piece of equipment?
Can't figure out why you might be tripping over your own feet... check out Day 32 by clicking here for some reasons your balance might be off!