Tag Archives: Balance & Power

Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 48 – 56: What’s that Sound?


Last Friday, as I was in the midst of the Base + Back routine, a neighbor came by to drop off some stuff for a dinner we were hosting on Saturday. My wife was good enough to answer the door … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 23 – 28: Recovery, Hiking & Tennis


This past weekend, after completing my week 4 recovery, Eileen and I did a pleasurable 6 mile hike on Kennesaw Mountain. We did the hike in the company of the Atlanta Outdoor Club. The walk totaled about 6 miles round trip.  It’s … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 18-21: Total Body/Ab Ripper, Yoga, Balance & Power, & Backpacking


Last week I completed the “Foundation Phase” on schedule. And I spent the weekend backpacking just over the border in the vicinity of Tate City, NC (pop: 32 +/-). We did what amounted to about 10 miles total, including the … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 11-14: Total Body/Ab Ripper, Yoga, Balance & Power, Tennis & Rest


I’ve finished up week 2 of my “foundation” phase. So far, everything’s going pretty well. That means I’ll be sticking with my original plan to spend 3 weeks in this phase. As I write this, though, I find myself a day … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 6-10: Balance & Power, Rest, X2 Core, Plyocide, Recovery & Mobility & Tennis


I’ve been out of pocket, computer-wise for the past several days as I decided to convert our last Windows XP PC to Windows 7. Moving all that data just takes time. But why on earth would I go through the … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 26 – 28: Yoga, Tennis, Tennis, Balance & Power, Recovery & Mobility


Yesterday I finished up my fourth week of Phase 1, P90X2. I know I said I was planning to jump straight into the next phase without taking a recovery week, but now I’ve tweaked my other knee over the weekend … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 18 – 21: X2 Core, Total Body/Ab Ripper, Balance & Power, Rest


Time, Practice, Patience. I’ve now completed three weeks of the P90X2 “Foundation” phase. In the Beachbody literature, the recommended time to invest in this phase is between 3 to 6 weeks. With the completion of this third week, I feel … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 12 & 13: Yoga & X2 Balance & Power


Balance & Power today was a bit more amped up than my intro session last week. Getting all the reps in and raising the weights a little made a big difference. That dumbbell super burpee was tough going there at … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Day 6: X2 Balance & Power


With today’s Balance & Power routine I was able to use my  new,  slightly larger (65 cm) stability ball. All the moves are compound, introducing instability along with some weights. I kept the weights very low and spent the bulk of … Continue reading

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