Round 9, Insanity: Days 30-35, Half Way.


Tony Horton amping up Downward Dog

Milestone: Half way done with this round of Insanity.

I continued through this recovery week with the Insanity Core Cardio and Balance routine. Interestingly, as the week progressed, the 40 minutes went by with less and less effort. If I can finish this round and avoid any knee issues, then I can see the benefit of doing Insanity as a stand-alone regimen. The repetition, and similarity every day allows me to focus more on form. I’m doing far less “flailing around” nowadays and I think that allows me to get much more out of each routine.

Since today was a rest day, I thought I’d finally get around to trying out the Fountain of Youth Yoga DVD that is part of Tony Horton’s One-on-One series. It’s a more casual affair, filmed in the workout area in his basement. And it’s only 45 minutes long. Having done P90X-2 a few times, it’s pretty clear that Fountain of Youth Yoga was a prototype for the P90X-2 Yoga routine. So there wasn’t much new here. But it was fun to do a slightly different and shorter yoga sequence. And I was happy that I was able to readily perform all the sequences, since it’s been about seven months since I last did any yoga. The Tai Chi ensured I didn’t lose any balance, coordination and stretchiness.

Tomorrow starts the second half of Insanity, with the “Max” routines. We’ll see what the old guy can do.

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