Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps
- Slow-mo 3-in-1 Push-ups: Did most reps but kinda crappy. (Forgot to count lol.)
- In/Out Shoulder Flies (5 lb db): 16
- Chair Dips:25
- Plange Push-ups: 10 mod
- Pike Press: 10
- Side Tri Rise: 18x2
- Floor Flies: 15x2
- Scarecrows (5 lb db): 15
- Overhand Tricep Extension (10 lbs): 18
- 2-twitch Speed Push-up: 12 fast + 8 slow
- Y Press (5 lb db): 15
- Lying Tricep Extension (5 lb db): 20
- Side-to-side Push-ups: 10
- Pour Flies (5 lb db): 15
- Side Leaning Tricep Extension (5 lb db): 12x2
- One Arm Pushup: 0 (Drew laughed because I fell on my face lmao.)
- Weighted Circles (5 lb db): 20
- Throw The Bomb (5 lb db): 12x2
- Clap/Plyo Push-ups: 2 mod
- Slow-mo Throw (5 lb db): 10
- Front-to-Back Tricep Extension (5 lb db): 15x2
- One-arm Balance Push-up: 12
- Fly-row Press (5 lb db): 20
- Dumbbell X-body Blows (5 lb db): 60
This was pretty hard after doing easy stuff during the recovery week. I almost wish there wasn’t a recovery week… But I suppose that’s just part of the program, haha.
Ab Ripper X
Haven’t done it in a week because of recovery week, so it was a little harder than usual. Same ol’ same ol’, though. Haha.
Chest & Back
- Normal Pushups: 25, 30 mod
- Military Pushups: 20, 25 mod
- Wide Pushups: 20, 25 mod
- Decline Pushups: 18, 22
- Diamond Pushups: 15, 20 mod
- Lawnmowers: 20x2, 20x2 (15 lb db)
- Divebomber Pushups: 15 mod, 15 mod
- Back Flies: 40, 45 (5 lb db)
- Heavypants: 10 (15 lb db), 15 (10 lb db)
- Wide-front Pullups: 35, 40 (10 lb bands)
- Reverse-grip Chin-ups: 30, 35 (10 lb bands)
- Close-grip Overhand Pull-ups: 30, 30 (10 lb bands)
At the beginning I was super anxious, but after I got into it I got really intense. Pushed really hard. I used 15 lb dbs quite a bit this time! Woohoo!
Ab Ripper X
I feel like I’ve pretty much mastered this one. My form only gets better and stronger. But I won’t stop improving, because I know I’ll need that extra bit of strength to get used to core synergistics that are coming up next week. But I’m proud of how far I’ve come so far. I can only go further from here.
Chest & Back:
- Normal Pushups: 25, 35 mod
- Military Pushups: 15, 25 mod
- Wide Pushups: 15, 20 mod
- Decline Pushups: 12, 10
- Diamond Pushups: 10, 20 mod
- Lawnmowers: 30x2, 20x2 (5 lb weights)
- Divebomber Pushups: 12 mod, 14 mod
- Back Flies: 35, 30 (5 lb weights)
- Heavypants: 40, 15 (5 lb weights; r2 was oddly short!)
- Wide-front Pullups: 30, 25 (10 lb resistance bands)
- Reverse-grip Chin-ups: 25, 25 (10 lb resistance bands)
- Close-grip Overhand Pull-ups: 25, 20 (10 lb resistance bands)
I think next time we’ll try the chair-assisted chinups/pullups. Hopefully my pull-up bar will be delivered by then. Otherwise we’ll do them separately from the workout, since Drew has one bar down in his basement.
Ab Ripper X
I feel like I did a bit better than last time. My form was smoother and more controlled. Still have a little trouble doing the Mason Twists as fast as Tony, but I’m proud to say my form is good and I’m not straining myself. My goal is to do all 50 as smoothly and swiftly as Tony.
- Normal Pushups: 25, 15
- Military Pushups: 17, 15 mod
- Wide Pushups: 10, 10 mod
- Decline Pushups: 20, 10
- Diamond Pushups: 10, 5 mod
- Lawnmowers: 20x2, 30x2 (5 lb dumbbells)
- Divebomber Pushups: 5 mod, 10 mod
- Back Flies: 25, 20 (5 lb dumbbells)
- Heavy Pants: 15, 12 (5 lb dumbbells)
We tried to do pull-ups, but we couldn’t manage any that actually got our chins over the bar. So instead we agreed that we’ll do cardio moves during the pull-ups and try to do them separate from the workout so we can focus on working them. We’re gonna try using resistance bands next time, but we really do want to get up to doing at least one “real” pull-up, haha. (FYI, the two numbers are round one, then round two.)
Ab Ripper X
Drew had a dentist appointment after the Chest/Back workout so we did it after he came back… A few hours later. (It’s for wisdom teeth, so it took a few hours.) Anyways… WHEW. It’s good to be back. :) Obviously it wasn’t perfect since I haven’t done p90x in awhile, let alone other workouts, but I thought it was great. I think the biggest thing is just getting used to the moves. Some of them have slightly different form than the usual way I do it (it’s harder, which is good, just different, haha).
Level 1 (blue): Beginner
- Child’s pose push-up: start in a child’s pose position and slide forward extending your legs, keeping your nose only a few centimeters from the floor. It is normal for you butt to stick out on this one.
- One leg up knee push-up: a knee push-up maintaining one leg in the air.
- Bent leg push-up: a push-up on your toes but with your legs bent.
Level 2 (red): Intermediate/Advanced
- Push-up jacks: jump the feet apart as you bend the elbows into a pushup. As you push back up, jump the feet back together.
- Tricep push-up: focus on holding your elbows against your sides.
- Power push-up: Do a push-up and pop yourself back up trying to keep your feet together (not like me in that animated gif -my form sucks on this one :)
Week 2 has begun! Last week was pretty good, but I think this week will be much better!
I didn’t record pullups last week when I did this… I think I’m just going to keep that trend. But, I will still mimic the motion with weights. I just don’t think I should record it because it’s misleading. Anyways, the results from today!
- 30 pushups (toes) - SAME
- 15 military pushups (toes) - 7 LESS
- 10 wide fly pushups (toes) - 10 LESS
- 10 decline pushups - 5 LESS
- 15 heavy pants - 10 LESS
- 10 diamond pushups (toes) - IMPROVED FORM
- 20(L)/20(R) lawnmowers - SAME
- 10 regular divebomber pushups - IMPROVED FORM
- 20 backflies - SWITCHED EQUIPMENT
- 30 pushups (knees) - SAME
- 25 military pushups (knees) - 10 MORE
- 20 wide fly pushups (knees) - SAME
- 30 heavy pants - 15 MORE
- 12 decline pushups - 2 MORE
- 20(L)/20(R) lawnmowers - 5 MORE EACH
- 15 diamond pushups (knees) - SAME
- 25 backflies - 5 MORE
- 10 modified divebomber pushups - SAME
I didn’t remember what my original goals were, so I did less, haha. Oops. I’ll try to push myself harder. Push-ups are just brutal! I tried to make up for it in the second round, and I think I did! So I’m happy for that!
For abs… Eh. For some reason I felt way more fatigued today while doing it. I’m not sure why, but I still did all the reps just as I did last time. So I suppose it’s alright, haha. I just hope it gets better for next time!
If I had to sum it up in 3 statements:
- Extremely long
- I don’t have pull-up bars
- I’m not a fan of upper body workouts
There’s a lot of hurry up and wait in the video for me since I don’t have the pull up bars or a place to put my resistance bands so I can have a similar motion. (Any suggestions on that?) So I’m thinking that after the first few workouts I will stop using the video and just do it at my own pace, just so I can avoid wasting time waiting during workouts I can’t do because of lack of equipment. (Exactly why I prefer bodyweight work.)
Anyways, here are my results. (Any pull-ups are omitted for obvious reasons.)
- 30 pushups (toes)
- 22 military pushups (toes)
- 20 wide fly pushups (toes)
- 15 decline pushups
- 25 heavy pants (I’ll edit this when I weigh my dumbbells)
- 15 diamond pushups (knees)
- 20(L)/20(R) lawnmowers
- 10 divebomber pushups (modified)
- 25 backflies
- 30 pushups (knees)
- 15 military pushups (knees)
- 20 wide fly pushups (knees)
- 15 heavy pants
- 10 decline pushups
- 15(L)/15(R) lawnmowers
- 15 diamond pushups (knees)
- 20 backflies
- 10 divebomber pushups (modified)
I definitely think it was challenging, but the repetition and length was kinda boring to me. Not to mention the fact that the guy is weird… But it was a good workout. During the first round I did as much on my toes as possible, and the second round I did them on my knees because I knew I would probably hurt myself if I even tried my toes after all those reps. I think it worked out well.
On to Ab Ripper X.
Which is still a workout, haha.
I started out with doing the Perky Pecs Triple (I made that name up haha). The first exercise was fine. I’m slowly getting arm strength, so it’s getting easier. Slowly. The second one I started shaking. It’s funny, though. Shaking when I’m doing an ab workout is hell, but when doing an arm workout… It’s just like “meh” and it seems much easier to get through it. Just odd, haha. Still doing pushups on my knees, though. I know that at this level I will only do more harm than good with terrible form from my upper body weakness, so it’s better to be safe than sorry… Or banana-backed. Haha
Second was the POP Pilates Back Attack! The beginning was very nice. Kind of calming. But the moves done lying on the mat… Ow. And I don’t mean my back, haha. I guess I’ll just say my boniness kicks in on certain moves. I need to bring a pillow or towel down with me next time. Oddly enough, on the ball rolls I feel like I pulled something a little… Weird… Doesn’t hurt now but it just freaked me out!!
Lastly was the POP Pilates Uh-Oh Obliques! This one might become a regular since it’s sort of difficult. Especially the elevated moves. My arms kill!! (Probably more than usual since I just did the arm work.) It feels reeeaally good though. Works part of the obliques that never seem to get worked. Woohoo!
I usually do 2 videos a night, but I’m thinking I will add in an extra routine during the summer. (Doesn’t have to be a video.) I just get amped and wanna keep going! Haha
I’ve yet to do a video on this one, but here are some very effective moves for lifting your chest and well, making your boobs perkier. There I said it!
1. STABILITY BALL DUMBBELL CHEST FLY
Lay the upper part of your back on a stability ball and grab some dumbbells anywhere between 5-10 lbs,…
YES! I was looking for this, haha. I think I’ll do that tonight.