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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby beforewisdom » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:31 pm

My work will be done when a drunk college student in the Bible Belt can wander into a random 7/11 at 3am and get a vegan hot dog and an unsweetened iced tea.
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:45 pm

[quote="beforewisdom"]My work will be done when a drunk college student in the Bible Belt can wander into a random 7/11 at 3am and get a vegan hot dog and an unsweetened iced tea.


I'm totally with you there! 7-11s where I'm at actually offer vegan food, FWIW...
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:01 pm

Yesterday I did Plyocide. I keep getting asked if the workout is tough as the workout sounds, and the answer is both yes and no. I'm finding that I'm far more capable of doing the exercises than I thought, but there are still in each of the P90X2 workouts some "reach" workouts where I don't think you're expected to be able to do them perfectly off the bat. I had to do very few modifications for the Plyocide, mainly due to necessity. I need more interlocking floor mats on my basement floor, it'll help with stability. Hard to do combo plyo-balance moves when things keep slipping under your feet. :-/ Great way to get injured, actually.

I'm also thinking of picking up Tai Cheng because I think it'll help with my knee. It's starting to get a bit "crunchy" again and I'm worried that the lovely tendonitis I had in it is returning. I iced it after the workout and thinking that strengthening the muscles around it would be a good idea. I was under doctor's orders last time to get some running in, and that shouldn't be too challenging...hopefully. Main issue with doubling up on workouts is always time, never ability. At least, not with me.
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:13 pm

X2 Recovery and Mobility last night, and I can say nothing but glowing things about this workout. The foam roller is pure brilliance. My shoulders are perpetually sore and tight, can we say "software engineer"? Knew you could...anyhow, I paused and spent a good extra half an hour on those alone, and plan to spend some additional time on the legs too. Seriously, if you're not pausing during that workout to spend LOTS of time with that foam roller, you're not doing it right.

What surprised me was Tony demonstrating that when you do the same exercises afterward how much better your balance was after the foam roller! I never would've thought that something like massaging muscles through the roller would aid with something like balance, I learn something new every day.

Tonight is X2 Total Body, we'll see what P90X2 brings to the table then!
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby JP » Fri Jun 29, 2012 2:50 pm

foam roller is one of those things i know i SHOULD do but just always seem to put it off...
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:15 am

[quote="JP"]foam roller is one of those things i know i SHOULD do but just always seem to put it off...


DO IIIIIIT. It's so worth it, it's insane. There were knots in places I had no idea I had knots in. And my trouble spots are benefiting ENORMOUSLY just from the first one.
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:16 am

X2 Total Body...wow. Holy hell.

Four words: Pushups. On. Medicine. Balls.

That is all. I'm going to go collapse now.
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:40 pm

Ran almost two miles, then X2 Yoga!
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Wed Jul 04, 2012 4:05 pm

Sun: Rest day
Mon: X2 Balance & Power (P90X2)
Tues: quick 20 min walk during lunch, Pure Cardio (Insanity)
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:52 pm

Wed: BBL's High and Tight, running 1 mile, walking 2 miles
Thur: X2 Recovery & Mobility, walking 2 miles
Fri: Insanity Cardio Abs
Sat: 2 hours of swimming
Sun: rest day
Mon: X2 Balance & Power (this workout is a BITCH D:)
Tues: cleaning, otherwise rest
Wed: ran one mile,walked 2 miles, BBL's Brazil Butt Lift
Thurs: walked 2 miles, ran 2.2 miles

So far done on Fri is 20 min Insanity workout (Fast & Furious), on tap is X2 Core and hopefully dancing if I still have some juice left in me. Otherwise...more running.

Down half an inch in my hips, btw. :)
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of P90X2 and running!

Postby BlueRose » Sat Jan 05, 2013 2:59 am

Just finished day three of Les Mills Combat. So far I LOVE it! Could potentially be my favorite workout EVER!

Really feeling the ab soreness after last night's workout, oof....
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of Les Mills Combat!

Postby BlueRose » Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:35 pm

Just finished week 5 of this program, still loving it! Tomorrow is day 43 out of 60. When I'm done with this schedule I'm doing their advanced "Ultimate Warrior" schedule for another 60 days, then...I have no idea what. It'll be fun, I'm sure! Probably going to get running in since the weather will be better outside plus the walking necessary for the upcoming Avon Walk.
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of Les Mills Combat!

Postby BlueRose » Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:17 pm

Finally updated my pic! Currently doing a Combat/Pump hybrid and training for a couple of 5Ks and a 10K! Been super busy but still at it. How is everyone?
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of running and lifting things!

Postby BlueRose » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:09 pm

Been a while, but that's NOT because I've been inactive.

Currently got two weeks left until I fly to Orlando to run the 5k, 10k, and half marathon for the Star Wars Dark Side runDisney thing. It's during my birthday weekend so I said screw it, I might as well. Being a lifelong Star Wars fan sealed the deal. :D

I'm bouncing back and forth between that and working out in my basement and at the gym. I caved and finally got a trainer I see once a month, plus go regularly to take advantage of their classes and equipment. I've learned that I LOVE kettlebells and I've finally started doing things like bench presses and stuff.
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Re: BlueRose's exercise diary of running and lifting things!

Postby athlegan » Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:06 pm

Cool! I'm a big fan of KBs too. :) Would be interesting to hear how you train for those races.
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