P90X – day 2 (three days later)

Today I embarked on the second workout in the P90X series:

Called   Plyometrics, check out the video on the P90X page half way down.

I felt very much like an idiot doing most of the things in this workout.   Mainly because I really can’t do most of these things (not exactly like they do, at least).   I tried to at least do ONE of each exercise – one GOOD one that is.   Form is very important, and while some I could only do a few, others I was able to do the entire 30 seconds.

My big fear is that I’ll hurt myself.   By that I mean a more serious type strain or pull that will put me on the sidelines for a few weeks.   Why would I say that?   Well, back a couple of years ago, I was taking a family picture for Thanksgiving… I set the camera on a tripod and set the timer and ran back to get in the picture… no, more like jogged.. no, not even that fast.. and POP my calf muscle tore.   I actually heard the “POP”.   I was in excruciating pain for a good day and then it took me a good week or more to recover.

Doing all those squats and such made me think of that experience, and I was a bit afraid I might hurt myself.

So, like I said, I did at least ONE good one and the second set I tried to do at least 5.   It was not easy!   I did get a good heart rate up and if I couldn’t finish the 30 second or 1 minute piece, I’d at least jump in place or walk around so that I didn’t stop moving.

Two down, with any luck, I’ll be on to #3 tomorrow.   I still need to get a ride in this week – I wasn’t able to because of scheduling, but perhaps I can squeeze one in tonight.   Stay tuned.

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Thursday, March 13th, 2008
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One Comment to “P90X – day 2 (three days later)”

It’s much better to have good form then try to be a hero right out of the box, as Tony would say. An injury puts everything on hold. It’s better to make slow steady progress than go backwards.

March 13th, 2008
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