OH…MY…GOODNESS…Today’s workout was amazingly INTENSE!!! The Chest, Shoulders & Tricep workout was a new one for me. Today began “phase 2” of my P90X Challenge and it was INSANE! My arms were shaking before I was even half way into the workout. By the time I was done, my arms were shaking like crazy from my shoulders to my fingertips. I have to admit that this is probably the most intense upper body workout so far. It was filled with push-ups, dips, flys, and tricep kickbacks. I cannot believe how many different variations there are to the standard push-up. Seriously, who knew there were so many different variations?
When today’s workout routine was complete I walked to the XBOX and was all ready to turn it off, when I heard Tony’s voice begin talking about the Ab Ripper X. I stopped, turned to the TV, and my mouth dropped open in shock, as I saw the Ab Ripper X routine begin to play on the TV. What was happening? This had never happened before. Normally, the Ab Ripper X is on a separate DVD and I have to put it in when my first workout is complete. I had totally forgotten that I was supposed to do the Ab Ripper X today.
My arms were still shaking intensely from the workout I had just completed. I stood and stared at the TV for a minute, before my mind registered that I needed to get my mat and begin Ab Ripper X. As I began the Ab Ripper X workout, I realized that Tony must have known that if he did not include the Ab Ripper X on the same DVD as the Chest, Shoulders & Tricep routine, people probably would not do it. My arms were shaking so badly that I could understand how some people would have difficulty getting the DVD for Ab Ripper X out of the case to insert into the player. Seriously…I’m not joking! I don’t know if I could have, at least not right away.
There was not much “down” time between the two routines and I worried about whether I would even be able to complete Ab Ripper X today. I was pleasantly surprised as we began. It seemed that the past “recovery” week had done wonders for my Abs & Obliques. I was able to complete more reps than before and even had better form than I did two weeks ago. I soon forgot about my shaking arms as I focused on my shaking ab muscles instead. Before I knew it, Ab Ripper X was complete, and I was DONE!! YEAH FOR ME!
I guess there’s nothing like a super intense workout to work off the hot fudge, cake & ice cream I ate last night. 😀