I did Chest & Back and Ab Ripper X on Friday since I had a singles tennis match scheduled for today. The routine went well. I was able to increase the weight on Lawnmowers and increase the reps for Pull Ups. Cumulative, unassisted Pull Ups totaled 60, an all time high for me for Chest & Back. Getting this routine in on Friday freed up Saturday and Sunday for Tennis and keeps me on my weekly schedule.
Today’s tennis match started out much like yesterday’s. I kept hitting the ball out and missing “my go-to shots.” In fact, between yesterday and today, I’m starting to think I can no longer refer to these as “my shots,” since they should optimally land in the court for me be able to claim ownership. Anyway, I was being completely outplayed today. I lost the first set 4-6. I was down 2-5 in the second set. Then a wonderful thing happened. My opponent began to lose his legs. His serve lost punch and he was having trouble getting up to the ball. This marginal change opened the door for me to claw my way back to a second set tie break, which I won. I then went on to win the match in the third set 6-4. Fitness ruled the day. Despite rather poor play, I was feeling great (physically) throughout the match. When I saw my opponent wilting, I smelled blood and picked up the pace. So credit for today’s win goes 100% to P90X and Insanity. It’s neat to be able to beat an opponent without having to resort to using tennis skills.
Summary results for this workout (versus last Chest & Back):
Total Time: 75 minutes (71 minutes) (including Ab Ripper X)
Calories: 816 (or 10.8/minute) (738 (or 10.4/minute))
Avg Heart Rate: 131 (128)
Max Heart Rate: 162 (159)
Time in fat burning zone: 14 minutes (19 minutes)
Time in fitness zone: 60 minutes (53 minutes)