Despite the terrible weather I forced myself to go for a short run to get ready for the endomondo challenge this April.
Bearing in mind I was running with a dog, and the roads were mostly sludge I was pretty happy with my 2.63 mile run. Now, I know that you are thinking 'why didn't I do 3miles?' And it is partly because was running with a dog on the roads so was regularly stopping for passing cars, but, if I am to be honest, it was because I was running up hill and made a huge mistake
Right, so I know that I did say I was going to start at the start of the year, but for various reasons I was unable to do so, so I have decided that I will start now (but for real in April).
To try and get other people motivated into running as well The Health Cloud is sponsoring a challenge on Endomondo. For those of you who don't know what that is - Endomondo is a sports tracking app, which allows sporty people to track distance/ calories burned etc and also to see how their friends
So I have come to the end of my P90X routine and thought I would share my thoughts about it in-case anyone want to do it too.
Gets you fitLow cost (saves a gym membership)Saves time in the dayTones you out very nicely (increased definition)IntenseSome good recipes!Can do at home
If you were to ask me if P90X worked I would say it does, but you have to work with it. The diet is pretty good and simple to follow if you are organised,
Updated 18-12-2012 at 08:51 AM by Seany
It was chest and back day yesterday, which I have been using as my bench-mark day for measuring improvement.
Standard Push-ups: 50/36 (86)
Wide grip pull-ups: 12/10 (22)
Military push-us: 26/22 (48)
chin-ups: 10/8 (18)
Wide-fly push-ups: 25/31 (56)
Overhand pull-ups: 9.5/9 (18.5)
Decline push-ups: 24/25 (49)
Heavy Pants (15kg): 12/12 (24)
Diamond push-ups: 17/15
Nearly over now, seem some great improvements, very lean and defined, not much gained but definite improvements. The last 2 weekends have had a rocky diet as I have been away, but other than that I have stuck to it.
Starting to think what the plan is after, but this workout can easily be done for over 3 months. so I may do it for an extra month after xmas, there is still some yoga move that I struggle with, and it took me a few weeks to get the weights right for some of the moves