Category Archives: P90X/X2 Hybrid

Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 88 – 90: And on the 91st Day, He Rested.


For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain muscles and fitness, and lose the ability to play tennis? ~from the Gnostic Gospels I’ve been dwelling on this thought for the past couple of weeks. I’ve now completed my seventh … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 86 – 87: A Snake Spirit Animal Visited Me


The other day, I replaced the P.A.P. Upper routine with a 6.5 mile hike through the Jones Bridge Section of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. I was moving fairly well, completing the hike in 1.5 hours, at an average … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 82 – 85: VooDoo Medicine


I’m now into my final week of this 90 day effort. Frustrated with my lack of healing progress, I scheduled an appointment with a chiropractor/acupuncturist in advance of my 30 follow-up with the ortho doctor. So today began with a trip … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 79-81: The Quest for New Avenues of Pain


Since the onset of my tennis elbow, I have been modifying my workout regimens to avoid pain and following a rehab protocol to hopefully allow for recovery. The Spring singles tennis season now over, I have decided to give up playing over … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Day 78: Back & Biceps/Rehab/ARX


I had to laugh at the irony of my Back & Biceps routine today. As the reader knows, Back & Biceps is that infamous P90X routine that features the very annoying Katie. And in past posts, I didn’t hold back. … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Day 77: Rest, Tennis & Pause


Pride goeth before a fall. ~Proverbs, 16:18 It was a mistake to play those final two singles matches. I felt compelled to give it a shot because I had been having such a good singles season. And so what if … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 73 – 76: Pollen Count 8024 and Hallowed Ground


After our rather cold, wet onset to Spring, this week’s warming trend has caused the regions flora to burst to live all at once. The result: clouds of pollen. Yesterday’s count was 8024. What does that count mean in one’s … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 67 – 72: With Week 11 Comes Spring


Spring has finally appeared to make its way down to the greater Atlanta area. Redbud and cherry trees are in full bloom. And, yes, tree pollen is beginning to waft through the breeze. Before the weather broke, it was cold … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 62 – 66: Into Week 10


Like most men, it turns out, I have a low pain threshold. I broke down and went to visit my doctor to whine about my tennis elbow. “What did you do to it?” the doctor asked. As if to imply … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 57 – 61: Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)


Yesterday was another milestone, in two senses: 1) it was day 60, so it marks 2/3 completion of this round, and 2) I lost my first singles match of the Spring season. The match went 3 sets. But my tennis elbow … Continue reading

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