Category Archives: Round 5

My P90X-2 Review & Results


On September 11th, I completed my fifth round of Beachbody, LLC 90 day workout regimens.  My first round started in January 2011 and was straight P90X Classic. My second, third and fourth rounds blended the Insanity workout into the P90X schedule to amp up the cardio and plyometric … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 87 – 90: Recovery & Mobility; Yoga


Quite coincidentally, I completed my fifth round of P90X-related routines on this the anniversary of the 9-11 Terrorist Attacks on our Country. It changed me. It changed us all. That day we witnessed naked evil. Death. I tried to make sense … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 85 & 86: Recovery & Mobility; Yoga


As I stretch my way through my final week of this 90 day round, I have a milestone to report. Since last week, I am now able to maintain a crude, admittedly ugly, but nonetheless genuine: Wheel pose. My first … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 82 – 84: Post P.A.P.


Well, I’ve completed my final “Performance” week of P90X-2. And now, it is the student who has become the master. All that remains is six days of yoga and foam rolling. This coincides well with the beginning of the ALTA … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 80 & 81: Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Tennis, Rest, Beer, Yoga, Tennis & Tennis


Labor Day weekend was exactly as the title implies: a weekend of tennis. Yes, beer and Advil was also consumed. But it was mostly tennis. So it was fortunate that I happened to have a Yoga session scheduled in between … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 78 & 79: P.A.P. Lower & Upper


With today’s P.A.P. Upper session, I realized there is still yet another movie reference for us to relish. During the introductions, when Tony moves from cast member to cast member shaking hands, greeting each with “Doctor,” “Doctor,” “Doctor,” I knew … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 75 – 77: P.A.P. Lower, Upper & Recovery & Mobility


In the first complex of P.A.P. Lower, while doing the third iteration of  “Tony’s Triangles,” Tony Horton makes yet another movie reference. And this time, it’s not Forrest Gump, the Exorcist, or Deliverance. No, this time it’s a movie from this … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 72 -74: P.A.P. Upper, Yoga & Rest


Even though it’s still August, sunny and warm, each morning when stepping outside to get the newspapers I am greeted with a new layer of freshly fallen leaves. Summer ends weirdly in the South. It’s still hot but the neighborhood … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Day 71: My Step Up Convicts Haiku


rising falling breathing wanting dewy spring

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 69 & 70: P.A.P. Upper ; Recovery & Mobility


I’ve completed my first week of Phase 3: Performance. For my second go at P.A.P. Upper, I wore my HRM. And while I know I previously reported that I felt Upper was the harder of the two P.A.P. Routines, it … Continue reading

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