P90X Day 10: And The Wave Continues!
Oh hello improvement…so we meet again:
Just like Chest and Arms, we made some improvement here as well. These are the stats comparing week two to week one. The green shows the reps and weights I increased in week two compared to week one. There is no red, meaning I didn’t regress in any reps or weight. That is a good sign. It shows I am taking proper rest and eating well to support my weight training.
Notice that many of the changes existed in weight and not in reps. This is a plus to me that I was able to do this. Remember last week I mentioned that I had a sore left shoulder and needed to take it easy on Shoulder and Arms. I took good care of my shoulder over the course of the week and was able to add more weight without any nagging problems in the 30 sets.
One other area of improvement that isn’t noticeable in these numbers is that I was able to keep up with Tony Horton’s pace. My endurance is starting to hit it’s stride as well. Again this is because I am eating smaller meals between 300-400 calories and eating every 3 hours or so. It is churning my internal furnace that much faster.
It is crazy how synergistic this all is. It is not 1+1+1=3, but 1+1+1=8. Nutrition, cardio, and weight training all work best individually when they are done together collectively.
One side note: some of you may be wondering why I don’t do some of these numbers for the cardio progams (Plyo, Yoga, and Kenpo). It is because there is not a lot of individualism in those work outs compared to the weight training items. Know that I am doing the same number of repitions and same length of time as they are. I am not pausing any of the DVDs or coming up short. There are certain poses in yoga I struggle with that I will talk about tomorrow.