P90X – Day #1

P90X caught my eye sometime around July 2010
It is a 90 day strength and fitness programme fronted by Tony Horton
The goal:

  • In an attempt to avoid the bulky, non-flexible bodybuilder look, Horton focused more on exercise routines to bring about speed, flexibility, and balance, as well as muscle growth

P90X wikipedia entry lists the workouts and frequency
Beachbody forums is the HQ
Don’t miss the photo gallery of amazing transformations people have been through just because they didn’t give up

I listed strength and fitness as separate because they are complementary
There are muscleheads who cant run 5K without collapsing and marathon runners who probably can’t do 20 pushups

I liked this workout because nothing is left out

  • CardioX, PlyometricsX, KempoX for weight loss
  • YogaX, StretchX to stay limber
  • Ab RipperX for the oft dreamed of 6-pack, oops, I meant this
  • Strength training to build bulk or endurance as wanted

So I’ve been building basic strength over the last 4 months to be able to crawl through P90X once I start, apparently it was not close to enough :p

Today was day #1 – Back & Chest
Om started the workout with me today, wonder how long either of us will last

The volley of pushups were possible because of practice but I failed to do any unassisted pullups…sigh
2 hours have passed and I still cant lift my arms above head level
Here’s to hoping I find enough strength to do atleast one pullup next week in day #6

Plyometrics coming up tomorrow, prepare to CRYYYYYYYY


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2 Responses to P90X – Day #1

  1. Neha says:

    Wow! So all your workouts till now have only been a “warm up” to what you’re planning to do next? o_O Freeeeeeeeeeaky.

  2. nukeu666 says:

    One needs to cross level 1 to get to level 2 else be prepared to face consequences of unpreparedness
    You didnt start doing foot behind head asanas from day 1 na?

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