Tag Archives: Shoulders & Arms

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 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 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 17 – 19: Plyometrics, Shoulders & Arms, ARX & X2 Yoga


Yesterday I revisited the P90X Shoulders & Arms routine with somewhat better results than during the first week of this hybrid round. It was still difficult, but I managed to increase some of the reps and weights. But the left … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 10 – 16: The Return of Legs & Back


This past week really got away from me, blog-wise. I did keep up with this hybrid routine, though. Of note, last Friday I did the P90X Legs and Back routine. This is another routine that I hadn’t done since last … Continue reading

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Round 7: P90X / X2 Hybrid, Days 3 & 4: Rest, Shoulders & Arms, Ab Ripper X


Milestone: Two years ago today, I began my P90X effort. As I was suffering through today’s P90X Shoulder & Arms routine, I was getting a serious hankerin’ for some pie: of the humble pie variety. So after enjoying my Day … 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 57-60: It’s a Shoulders and Arms Party


As I was completing the Shoulders & Arms routine yesterday, I had the opportunity to hear Tony Horton exclaim yet again: It’s a Shoulders and Arms Party! This is my fifth week of Shoulders and Arms this round. I’ve kept … 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 36-39: Yes, I’m Still Doing that P90X Stuff


Not to worry. Throughout my mourning period, I pressed on with this routine. However, travel, tennis and backpacking, together have placed me about a week behind schedule. I think I may declare these various activities as a recovery week, since … Continue reading

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