Sunday, February 15, 2009

P90X Round 2 Day 28: Rest Day and Other Random Thoughts

Today is my scheduled rest day. And after pulling a double workout yesterday I really need it. I am pretty sore. My arms and shoulders feel like they each weight a 100lbs!

So in lieu of a workout I'll do some Housekeeping:

  • I Twittered with Charlene Johnson yesterday. She is the creator of ChaLean Extreme, the new workout program being offered by BeachBodies. I saw the infomercial and thought it looked like a solid program and I might want to try it. My only question was that the infomercial seemed to focus mostly on weight loss and I was wondering if it would be good for someone like myself coming off of P90X? Charlene responded that the infomercial primarily focuses on weight loss because that is why most people begin any new workout (which makes perfect sense to me ... gotta go after your target audience!) but that ChaLean Extreme is geared towards reducing Body Fat % and Building Muscle. So, if you are a P90X warrior like myself looking for some variety then ChaLean Extreme might be the next logical choice for you! I am pretty sure when I am done with this round of the X that ChaLean Extreme will be my next program. Thanks to Charlene for taking the time to answer my question it is much appreciated!

  • I grew up in Western Pennsylvania and have always been a HUGE fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates and Major League Baseball. Some of my fondest memories are of the early 90's Pirates teams - Andy Van Slyke, Bobby Bonilla, Doug Drabek, and Barry Bonds. Despite 16 years of consecutive losing seasons and living 1500 miles away I am still a big Bucco fan and probably even a bigger MLB fan. So, last week when Alex Rodriguez admitted to using steroids I had a pretty strong opinion and thought my fitness blog would be a good place for me to share. Well, I woke up this morning with all intentions to post about steroids when I saw an article by Jason Whitlock, of, about Steroids and PEDs. Now I will preface this by saying I read a ton of sports articles every week and usually avoid writers I do not enjoy. Jason Whitlock sits in the #1 position of writers I avoid. My reasoning is that he is a one-trick pony - every article this fat bastard has ever written is about race and race relations in sports. That is all he has, seriously - that's it - he thrives on the controversy of race not caring about who he offends only trying to advance his own career. Now that being said, the article I found was titled "Steroids and PEDs" -- no way this could be another article about race? Not with steroids, hell Arod is Hispanic, Bonds is black, Clemens is white. Whitlock may have actually put together an article that was about facts and insider knowledge... Could it be? So I clicked on it. And Mr. Whitlock, sure not to disappoint, had yet another article about race, claiming white kids do steroids to keep up with black athletes. Anyways, I was planning on blogging about steroids today but after reading the Whitlock article it completely sucked the life out of me and I decided to write about what a piece of garbage Jason Whitlock is ... I feel much better now. And the lesson learned is NEVER read anything by him again. If you want to read his article Click Here ... but I do not recommend you do.

  • Tomorrow is the beginning of week 5 for me and Tuesday is Day 30 which means picture day!

  • Here is the schedule for the next 3 weeks: Mondays - Chest, Shoulders, Triceps and ARX; Tuesdays - Plyometrics; Wednesdays - Back, Biceps and ARX; Thursdays - Yoga; Fridays - Legs, Back, and ARX; Saturdays - Kenpo X; Sundays - Rest.

I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday. The weather is beautiful here and Annie and I are going to see comedian Joel Mchale (sp? dude from "The Soup") tonight!

Thanks for Reading,



  1. I'm back....and I'm bringing it. Looking forward to rocking some workouts when I come to visit you in Houston next month!!!

  2. It is about time. Good to have you back!

  3. I read that article and it was pretty ridiculous. I LOVE JOEL MCHALE and the Soup it is hysterical. I hope you had a wonderful time.