Day 46 – Cardio Recovery??

January 14, 2010

Today was supposed to be YogaX.   But I was talking to a friend at work who is also doing the P90X thing, and he was complaining about how long the Yoga DVD took.   He suggested trying the “Insanity” workout.  He gave me his “Cardio Recovery” DVD which is used in the same spot each week as Yoga is in P90X.   So I did a little more research into some people who are doing P90X/Insanity hybrid workouts and all of those people were using the Cardio Recovery instead of YogaX.  What the heck, I will give it a try.

Well first of all, Shaun T is much easier to listen to than Tony Horton.   He does not strut around trying to be the Alpha dog all the time.  I am sure after a few weeks he gets hard to listen to as well, but it was a nice change from Tony.  The Insanity disk starts out quick, and jumps from excercise to excercise rather quickly.  It assumes a better conditioned person is doing the workout, as there are not various versions demonstrated that make it easier, harder, hardest. 

This disk really seemed to focus on the Quads quite a bit in the early portions of the workout.  There is a series of low squats and lunges that are followed by long holds and pulses.  The long holds were just killer and  I could not hold some of the positions for the full time as my legs were on fire.  

There are several stretches and moves that are basically yoga in this disk, but for the most part it feels like more of a workout than the Yoga X DVD.  It reminds me more of the first 45 minutes of Yoga X, but does not repeat the same move a million times (vinyassa).   I was sweating up a storm by the time the 40 minutes was completed, about the same amount as the first 45 minutes of Yoga, the only difference was that I was finished for the evening.  With Yoga X it would have been another 45 minutes of balance postures and some Yoga Belly.

Overall I really liked the workout, but I am not sure it is an exact substitute for YogaX.  I think I see some Insanity in my future, but definately not until I finish the p90X routine.


Day 34 – Happy New Year

January 4, 2010

Happy New Year everyone, for those of you just starting out on any new “Get Healthy and Get In Shape” resolutions, it is time to get started.    Today was supposed to be a KenpoX day, but that did not sound like much fun.  So I decided to put in the CardioX disk instead.  This disk is a mix of Yoga, Plyo, and Cardio and I think it is a pretty good substitute for the boring KenpoX. 

New Years eve parties are notorious for me simply stuffing my face to help sop up some of the gallons of alcohol that I have consumed.  And this year was only slightly different.  I stuck to Bud Select beer which is only like 99 calories and is really low in carbs.  Most of the food was shrimp cocktail and ham sandwiches so that was pretty good for the protein.  The total calories was pretty high with all the beer drinking, but I am not some diet psycho who refuses to eat something just because of a diet.

Day 22 – Rest Week starts now…

December 21, 2009

Ahhh rest week, lets take a look at the schedule.   What the Fuck!!!  We start with Yoga X, there is not a snowballs chance in hell that is happening mister!!!  I just did that shit yesterday as a makeup for missing it on Wednesday.  Not happening.   Instead I decided to take on the much friendlier looking CardioX.   So I flip through the DVD’s and find it still in the package that smelled faintly of chocolate.  There were fudge colored fingerprints on the wrapper.  Probably left over from the Troll I purchased them from. 

So I dig out the DVD and pop it in.  The little douchebag interview at the start kicks in and what do I hear.  Tony the T-Bagger saying “In cardioX we combine Yoga (there it is, that fucking 4 letter word) with Plyo, and Core and blah blah blah”  My ears tune the rest out as I begin to tremble after hearing that damn word…   And what do we start with?  Hold my ballsack and kiss my ass…. Yoga.   Vinyasa’s for everyone bitches.   So it is Vinyasa, into plank, into upward dog, into push-up into downward dog, into Warrior I, into Warrior II, into Reverse Warrior, into thats enough muthafooker.   If I have to do any more dogs, the humane society is going to pick me up on a beastiality charge.

After 10 minutes or so, it is on to a shortened plyo section, then into a shortened core section, and then my DVD froze up!! With exactly 8:34 remaining and Tony in mid sentence about some worthless little factoid I am sure.   Now I see why the troll was willing to sell these damn things so cheap, they freeze up now and then.  Well anyways, I am still kind of pissed about the fact that this CardioX thing contained some Yoga, so I say screw it!! I am done.  So I pop-in the Ab ripper DVD and finish up with that.

Tomorrow is Core Synergistics, which I am kind of looking forward to.  I really want to see what a banana roll is.  I hope I get to take my shorts down for that one.   I also see something called a Dreya Roll.  I hope that is where a couple of guys invite her out to the parking lot and whip the shit out of her and steal her purse.  Rolled that bitch.   I have this feeling that I am going to be disappointed when I actually see what these two things really are, but for now, I can always dream.