P90X Day 78: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and Ab Ripper X
Posted Jan 14 2009 8:52pm
A friend of mine has been away for a year and he is back today. His name is Jack Bauer and he makes Tony Horton look like a big wuss! I am an hour into "24" and Jack has already killed 8 bad guys -- a rather slow start! Jack would eat P90X for breakfast!
Anyways, today was the Chest, Shoulders and Triceps workout. This is always a challenge to complete and my arms are usually hanging by my knees when I am done and today was no exception! I think the hardest move is the weight arm circles. What happens is you hold up a weight with both arms spread out and you make a forward circle for 10 seconds and then a backwards circle for 10 seconds and then you repeat! I only use 5 lbs for this and it burns the heck out of my shoulders. Just an awesome exercise.
ABX was its normal brutal self today. I blew through the in-and-outs, both bicycles and crunchy frogs. The wide leg sit-ups were a bit of a challenge, and then Fifers was rough as usual but I grunted through both! But for some reason the Pulse Ups (Heals to the Heavens) absolutely killed me. The last five just absolutely burned the hell out of my abs!. Then after that I flew through the rest - I even did the extra 10 Mason Twists! Only 2 more ABX's left.
My diet today was a little different. I didn't get out of bed until 10am - which was awesome. So that means my breakfast time was my normal snack time. I decided to just make a huge breakfast since I was starving! I had four turkey sausages, a wheat english muffin, and an EAS Whey Protein Shake. Lunch was a whole wheat turkey sandwich with an apple. I then had a protein bar for a snack. And dinner was Anabolic Halo, some turkey, and a 60G Cookie n' Cream flavored Wheybolic Extreme Protein Shake. I came in at about 2400 calories today - a little short of my goal but I slept longer than usual so it was probably about right.