Tag Archives: Recovery & Mobility

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 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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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 45 – 47: Half Way


I’m now half way through this round. A milestone. Do I look back with joy at the accomplishment? Or do I mourn the passing of those days? Should I swirl the glass in anticipation of the second half? Or should … Continue reading

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Round 6, P90X-2, Days 43-49: Rest, Recovery & The Fair Land


We can remind ourselves that for all our social discord we yet remain the longest enduring society of free men governing themselves without benefit of kings or dictators. Being so, we are the marvel and the mystery of the world, … 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 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 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 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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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 60 – 63: The End of Strength


With today’s rest day, I now bid a fond adieu to the “Strength” phase of the P90X-2 routine. I am now confronted with a decision I have been avoiding all week: whether to spend the next seven days in a … Continue reading

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