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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 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 20 – 22: Base + Back, ARX, Backpacking & Yoga


I closed out a rainy week 3 with Base + Back and X2 Ab Ripper before heading out on an overnight backpacking trip along the Pine Mountain Trail in Georgia. Luck was on our side, as the clouds gave way … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 6 – 9: Base + Back, Rest, Chest & Back, Plyocide & Ab Ripping


Even though it’s been almost a year since I last performed the P90X Chest & Back routine, I found myself moving through the warm up sequence, remembering each move without prompting. Yet I had forgotten how this routine completely breaks … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 67-70: It’s a Pull Up Miracle!


As I worked my way through my final week of the “Strength Phase,” I achieved a new milestone. Although pull ups are no longer my focus, per se, the dedicated reader is certainly aware of my past obsessions over my … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 61-66: Feeling the Burn. AT Unicoi to Poplar Stamp.


This past weekend, a small group of adult Scout leaders in my Troop headed out for an overnight trek on the Appalachian Trail. The hike: Unicoi Gap, GA, south 8 miles on the AT to Poplar Stamp Gap. Map. The … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 50-56: Calories In > Calories Out


The body learns to do what you ask it to do. All this past week I’ve joined my fellow Americans in that great tradition of consuming more calories than it is possible to expend without training for the Olympics. Roast … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 40-42: Yoga, Pull-Ups Galore & Rest


With the completion of today’s Base + Back/ Ab Ripper combo and tomorrow’s rest day, I’m now done with my third week of this “Strength” phase. Yoga yesterday went very well. I continue to  do those very ugly wheel moves. … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 31-35: The Pursuit of Physical (and Moral) Fitness


A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 22-28: Phase 2, Week 1


This past week, I entered into Phase 2–Strength. In this phase, I’m supposed to build upon the Foundation laid in Phase 1. The week and the routines went well. For the most part, I was able to maintain reps and … Continue reading

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