I created this blog to chronicle my progress on the P90X fitness program. If my experience helps you out that is great but like most things I do I have selfish reasons. I figure if I blog my progress here and distribute this to various people then I am less likely to cheat or not complete the program.
Since I did P90X this has evolved into more of a general fitness blog but may still be useful to some. The P90X stuff is still here but lately I am doing crossfit.
Saturday, January 19, 2013
I went to the gym later than usual today so my wife could go to yoga this morning. I went to the 12:00 class and the warm up started with a 500 meter row followed by 3 rounds:
10 abmat sit-ups
10 PVC arm circles
10 air squats
My legs were sore as shit from the Friday workout and the air squats during the warm up were tough. You know you are in trouble when the warm up hurts. The workout was next and was prescribed as follows for time:
100 burpee pull-ups
rest 2 minutes
100 kettlebell swings (35/25) - EMOM do 5 air squats
EMOM is every minute on the minute so while doing the kettlebell swings you stop at the top of every minute and do 5 air squats. I completed the workout in 21:50. I thought the burpee pull-ups were going to be the worst part but they were easier than I thought. I did 25 unbroken to start and took a short break. I followed that with another 25 unbroken and took another break. I then did 10 and then started doing thrm 5 at a time and finished with that in 13:35 before moving on to the kettlebell swings when the clock hit 15:35. I guess that means I did the kettlebell portion in a bit less than 6:00, seemed like it took an hour. I pushed real hard on the last minute because I really did not want to have to do an extra 5 air squats so I guess that EMOM crap worked.
Just in case that was not enough we then did some core work.
100 weighted abmat sit-ups (20/10)
Last time I had done a bunch of abmat sit-ups I ended up with the infamous abmat ass crack rash so I was a bit concerned about this one. I put a folded up yoga mat down and went to work. When I got home and jumped in the shower I held my breath waiting for the sting and... nothing. Looks like that simple solution works.