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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 6, P90X-2, Days 88-90: Done


Well, I made it through another round. That’s 6 rounds x 90 days/round = 540 days. I am now taking a well-deserved break to recover a bit before starting again. And what will I be doing in the New Year? … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 82-87: Uncle!


Please, just take the food away. It’s all just too much. It’s not that it isn’t all very, very good. It’s too good, in fact. The problem is my poor body isn’t up to the task of digesting it all. … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 75-81: Dude…


As a public service, I am providing still more insights into the esoterica of P90X2. One of the benefits of doing the same routines over and over (and over) again is that I can recite the script along with the … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 71-74: Wrong Again!


Well, as it turns out, my celebrations about not needing to do any more pull ups for the remainder of the year were premature. The mind is an amazing thing. It just tosses away bad memories. And, apparently, the towel … 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 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, 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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