P90X Day 17: Glamorous
Well my glamor muscles are looking good. My core still looks terrible compared to where I have been in the past. While I could get down on it, I am not going to. I know it is the last place to trim fat. Take pride in the muscles that are looking good. It can give you a great deal of motivation for other areas on your body that might be sturggling. Any progress is good progress.
Most of the improvement this week happened in the weight and not necessarily the reps. Still I was able to exceed 500 repititions. That is amazing when you think about that. Normally in the past for shoulders and arms I would break it up in two days and do about 200 for each of those two body parts. So not only am I exceeding what I have done in the past, but able to attack it all in one day for an hour.
I take about 30-60 second breaks and I am able to do that consistently. It is pretty impressive I can do more weight with limited breaks. I trained to failure often here. I probably struggled the most on In & Out Straight-Arm Shoulder Flies and Seated Two-Angle Shoulder Flies. My shoulders are a challenge as I have mentioned in the past. In spite of my weaknesses there, the pain has subsided quite a bit compared to when I first started doing P90X. That has been a huge comfort. It doesn’t mean I fought through the pain trying to be a weekend warrior, but I have gradually built up my muslces while taking care of them with rest, heat, and proper nutrition.
It is amazing how quick your body can turn around at times if you take care of it properly.