Absolutely love this workout! Weight lifting gloves are a must. I used to play a lot of softball and the friction from the bat on my palms built up some mean calluses; well weights are no different. The gloves don’t completely prevent calluses but they do help! Tony is great in this session; it’s like having a personal training standing right next to you pushing you.
I used to think I was super fit in high school as I was Ms. Varsity Swim this and Varsity softball that and I can remember weight lifting in my parents garage. I did three different exercises with three sets of 10 a piece. I was done in maybe 20 minutes tops and I thought I was “the bomb”. LOL I just carbon dated myself with that one! When I first started doing P90X weight workouts like Shoulder & Arms I couldn’t believe how many sets he was doing. When I looked at the workout sheet I thought to myself “there is no way I’m making it through this! There are 15 different exercises and I have to do them twice!” Is he crazy???? Yeah he’s crazy and I LOVE it! My “I’m the bomb” routine only did 9 total sets; Tony’s does 30!
Tip Of The Day: “Don’t Smash Your Face”
Bwahahahaha that’s awesome! Seriously though you can totally smash your face on the lying down tricep extensions so watch it!!! Also as Tony so often says; don’t let your ego get in the way. When I was in really good shape I did most of my curl sets with 20lbs or 25lbs – now….not so much. I’m starting at 15lbs until I can work my way back up. I figure the first 30 days I’ll stay at 15lbs then up it to 20lbs during the 60 and 90 day marks. (I did 25lbs a few times and thought I tore my arms off so that’s a bit too ambitious for the first round of P90X)
Total time: 59:53
Total calorie burn: 589
Chase this with some AbRipperX and you’ve had a very nice workout! Don’t forget your recovery drink. Super important for muscle repair.
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