Well, this is my second attempt at this post. Right before I hit "publish" Blogger decided to crap out on me and nothing saved so at the sake of my sanity this is going to be a much shorter post.
Today was the first day of week 4 which is also know as the recovery week. In case you are wondering, the recovery week is basically cardio, stretching, and yoga. It is designed to give your body a break from the high impact lifting and plyo workouts and to also break up the routine to prevent the dreaded plateau. Another benefit is that it allows you to rest up for week 5 which introduces two new weight lifting workouts that are pretty intense. It is all about the muscle confusion and believe me your muscles will be confused!
I did the entire Yoga routine today. I did not like it but I still did it and am sort of proud of myself! However, I was feeling great so I also did ARX and then a few shoulder and arm reps with my dumbbells. I also had an excellent nutrition day. About 2700 calories and I hit the 40/40/20 ratio right on the head again!
I must admit that I feel much different heading into the recovery week than I did during my first round of P90X. Last time my body was beat down, sore and tired. I really needed the low impact week and so did my body. This time is a little different. My energy level is as good as it ever has been and my body feels great. I am literally attacking my workouts everyday. So, this week I am planning on adding additional reps/exercises to each day and may skip the middle of the week rest/stretch day. However, for you first time P90Xers out there I would not recommend doing this. Stick to the program and then you can mix it up if you survive the first 90 days!!!
Tomorrow is the Core Synergistics Day -- I love this workout!
Thanks for Reading,