This morning I woke up sore just about everywhere except my quads and abs. The soreness from the Ab Ripper X video faded about two days ago, and it takes some major weight and reps to make my mega-quads break down, so that wasn’t too surprising. It is, however, day two after my chest and back workout, so yesterday’s DOMS is still going strong, and now I’ve discovered that while the P90X Legs and Back workout is not so hot on quads, it absolutely blows out your bum, hams, and calves. Standing up and sitting down is going to be a chore for a few days. 😛
This is a good thing really. I think my quads have outstripped my other leg muscles in development due to my love of squats, my focus on running as my primary form of cardio, and the fact that I sit on a stability ball at work for 10-12 hours a day. I don’t think there is a single day during the week that my quads aren’t getting some form of passive workout because of my choice of chair.
With the pull-up bar problem resolved and three additional resistances tubes arriving tomorrow from Amazon, I might just start full-blown P90X next Monday. I tried to do a pull-up today at Gold’s and couldn’t even manage ONE lousy one. Not even ONE!
Okay, so I didn’t try until I’d already blown out my arms and shoulders with 10 sets of shoulder exercises, 7 sets of biceps, and 5 sets of triceps at maximum effort, but still…How humbling.
Clearly I need to get to work on pull-ups ASAP.
I’m going to hook up the Door Gym tonight since I get to keep it now, and try again when I’m rested. I refuse to be defeated by a stupid bodyweight exercise. 😡
I’ll post another round of progress pics, measurements, and the P90X fit test results on Saturday or Sunday.
Nutrition: 1600-1700 calorie low zig zag day
1: Proatmeal PWO combo–1/2 c. (dry) oatmeal, 1/2 banana, 1/2 t. honey and 3/4 scoop Myopro whey with 1 t. GNC Creastack
2: 3 oz. chicken breast, 1 c. steamed zucchini/squash, 6 oz. sweet potato
3: Peanut butter banana shake
4: 3×1 omelette, 2 c. spinach, 1 banana
5: Thai chicken salad with apple
6: 3/4 c. FF cottage cheese and large navel orange
Daily Supplements: multivitamin with iron, calcium 500 + D
Water for yesterday: 16 cups
8:00 AM Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps at the gym
3:00 PM 1 mile walk (4 mph / 15 minutes)
Optional: Ab Ripper X DVD
Shoulders/Biceps/Triceps (Start: 8:00 am / End: 8:54 am)
(Free weights and cables at Goldâ€™s Gym)
Warm-up – Treadmill walk/run at 4-6 mph / 0% incline / 5 minutes
2 drop sets x 10 reps each weight x 12.5 lb/10 lb – Dumbbell Side
3 sets x 10 reps x 17.5 lb – Arnold Press
2 sets x 10 reps x 10 lb – Front Raise (Raise weight next time)
1 set x 10 reps x 17.5 lb
2 sets x 8 reps x 20 lb – Dumbbell Curl
3 sets x 10 reps x 15 lb – Dumbbell Concentration Curl
2 sets x 10 reps x 17.5 lb / 15 lb (~5 reps at 17.5, rest at 15) –
Incline Dumbbell Curl
2 sets x 10 reps x 45 lb – Barbell Lying Tricep Extension
3 sets x 10 reps x 60 lb assistance – Assisted Tricep Dip
2 sets x 10 reps x 42.5 lb – Tricep Pushdown
The Awful Truth:
1. Stayed at target calories, but didn’t eat very clean for meal 6–Chinese take out at work (mmm…rice) and about 4 snack size candy bars.
1. Got to the store and bought 7 dozen eggs, 16 lbs of naval oranges, 6 bananas, and a container of cottage cheese. The cashier was pretty astounded.
1. Reorganize living room as workout area.
2. Print out new 50/30/20 recipes.
3. Go to the bank.
4. Prep more meals 3 and 4.
5. Work on paper doll project.
6. Do thumbnails for 5-6 new prints.