The first week of March went by quickly. This marks the 10th week of the year and week 9 of P90X3 for me. This week the workouts changed again – some new ones were added that I had not done yet. The new workouts really brought out the intensity in my opinion. Below is the schedule for the past week:
- Monday – Decelerator
- Tuesday – MMX
- Wednesday – Eccentric Lower
- Thursday – X3 Yoga
- Friday – Triometrics
- Saturday – Eccentric Upper
Decelerator was one of the new workouts and it is quite a challenge. It is a really good total body workout. I really like a lot of the moves we did in this one, especially the superman-bow move (lower right photo). My cat seemed to like this workout, too.
Another new workout in this weeks rotation was called Eccentric Lower. This was mainly a lower body workout as it says in the name. This workout uses dumbbells for a lot of the exercises. I used 12 and 10 pounds and a 15 for one or two moves. As I was doing this workout I didn’t really feel much – you only do 10 reps of a lot of the moves. But, let me tell you that later that day and the next morning my whole upper thigh, glute and hip area told me that workout was changing my lower body for the better.
I also did some of my Exhale Core Fusion workouts after the P90X3, just like last week. This week I used a different dvd – the Pilates Plus. The workouts I used were just 10 minutes sessions again: Pure Core, Upper Body, Thighs & Glutes, Flat-Round Back-Core. The Thigh & Glutes is one of my favorites on this dvd as it incorporates a lot of ab-core work and you can really feel it tone your waistline. As seen in a couple of the photos below you kneel and lean back as far as you can then twist to the left and right – it sounds easier than it is, believe me. The other move you continue to lean back and then tap your fist together about 8 or 10 times per side – thighs are burning the whole time and the waist is really getting a great workout.
I have also been breaking in some new training shoes this past week:
The shoes are Sketchers Go Fit Cross Training shoes. They recommend training shoes for workouts like P90X3. I have been wearing Nike training shoes that I really love but they seem to be wearing down on the inside which seems to happen to me since I workout a lot. I couldn’t find any Nike ones in my size the other day that I liked so I decided to try these. So far I really like them and they are super light – great for plyo moves and a lot of jumping. They are also comfortable to walk in.
I hope everyone has had a good first week of March. I am hoping it will start to warm up soon – I am really tired of winter this year and ready for warmer temperatures.
Have a great week!