P90X Day 11: Namaste
A few thoughts today on Yoga X. It was extremely easy. For the first time I felt the impact of not eating refined sugar or simple carbs.
I was substantially more flexible. I was able to do most of the poses with ease.
There are certain challenges I still have with Half Moon and Twisting Half Moon. It is hard to keep my balance leg straight and I feel like my calf is about to fall off.
At the same time it was clear to me that with enough balance of weight training my legs are substantially stronger. In the past I did too much upper body training compared to my leg muscles. This would negatively impact me as I would hike mountains, use the stair stepper or using any P90X cardio videos.
Take care of your legs. Exercise them just as much as the upper body. I am speaking mostly to guys on this because it is more glamourous to take care of your chest, back, shoulders and arms. Exercising your legs not only provides proper body balance and prevents you from looking like a chicken, but it also helps you to burn more calories. Your legs are an example of a large muscle group. By working larger muscle groups you will always burn more calories.
Part of what makes P90X so successful is that it works multiple muscle groups at the same time such as is the case in Yoga X. That type of synergistic exercise means multiples of improvement compared to isolated muscle training. This is one of the huge benefits of P90X and worth considering when putting together your own workout routine.