Friday, November 21, 2008

P90X Day 76: Kenpo X

TGIF -- After a long week of being sick and working crazy long hours I am glad that it is Friday! And Friday usually means Kenpo X day which is also a good thing. My wife Annie didn't feel like driving to the gym today so she decided to join me for the Kenpo X workout! It is always nice to have a workout partner so I always enjoy when she decides to BRING IT!

Kenpo was fun. I tried to to really let loose with the punches in the first sequence. I also focused on height with my kicks today as well and I felt like I was able to really Bring It! Annie felt like she got a good work out too! Every time I get to the blocks in Kenpo X and we do the downward blocks it reminds me of "wax on, wax off" from the Karate Kid, hence the pic to the right!

My diet went well today also. No slip ups and I got in about 2700 calories -- right on target. I briefly touched on the subject of switching back to Phase 2 of the Nutrition Guide a few posts back. I was doing Phase 3 which was a high carb diet and I was initially concerned with doing this phase because I felt like I still needed to shed some fat. Phase 2 is the more balanced carb/protein version. When I was doing Phase 3 I gained a little weight and after the first week I cannot say I had a noticeable increase in my energy level from Phase 2 so I switched back. The last day of Phase 3 I weighed 174 lbs. This morning I weighed in at 167 lbs so I am pleased with the switch back. The Nutrition Guide says everyone is different and you need to listen to your body so I did and it has worked out good!

Tomorrow is the rest/stretch day!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. Hello,
    I am Jennie and have been following your blog for a few days now and I am ready to order the px90. It looks like you are doing good with the workouts. Thanks for taking the time to post. My question is do you think I should get the chin-up bar and if I do is it hard to install?

  2. Hi Jennie - Yes, I would get the bar. When I have traveled I've tried using the bands with the door attachment to do the pullups and it is not as good as the bar. It is also pretty easy to put together. You just need an open door way. Good luck with the program and let me know if yoiu have any other questions.

  3. So I ordered the X+ this morning! I typed in a coupon code I found online and they will be sending me a free abs DVD as well! I will keep you posted but I am thinking of starting in mid December....this is probably flexible. Oh yeah, if you didn't check out my superlong post about HIIT you may read Day 74 and 75 to get a general idea about it. If you feel up to it(I'm guessing you may get a little stir crazy) You may try to do that a couple of times a week while recovering from the X......

  4. I'll check out HIIT on your blog. .... mid december sounds like a good time to start. That will give us both a some time to recover.