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Round 8: Tai Cheng, Days 8 – 10: Patting My Head AND Rubbing My Belly


With the second week of Tai Cheng, we are introduced to combination moves. These moves incorporate the individual stances learned in week one with transitions from one stance to the other. The first day is the Lift & Lower combined … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Days 29 & 30: Chest + Back + Balance / Ab Ripper & Plyocide


Living my self-actualized existence, walking our dogs down the street with my neighbor, holding bags of dog poo, the conversation shifted to workout regimens. I know my neighbor (let’s call him Gregg) was treading lightly, because its dangerous to ask me … Continue reading

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Round 5, P90X-2, Day 4: Total Body & Ab Ripper


I had the opportunity to use my newly acquired medicine balls in yesterday’s “Total Body” routine. Even though I spent a good portion of the workout learning the moves and finding the right weights, I can tell that this will … Continue reading

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My P90X Review


On April 22, 2011, I completed my 90 day odyssey with Beachbody, LLC’s P90X home fitness regimen. In this post I will document my motivations, impressions, results and advice for those who might be interested in pursuing improved health and … Continue reading

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Day 59, Week 9: Shoulders & Arms; ARX


Tip of the Day: Don’t smash your face! ~ Tony Horton Wow, returning to Ab Ripper X for the second time after a recovery week is a painful thing.  I did all the reps, but OW–the BURN!  It’s amazing how … Continue reading

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Day 57, Week 9: Chest & Back; ARX


Tip of the Day: When securing your resistance bands to the top of a door with a door anchor, make certain the door is fully closed, and that the door latch is fully engaged. Since today marked the return to … Continue reading

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Day 36, Week 6: Chest, Shoulders & Triceps; ARX


As I promised myself last week, I paid better attention to form and technique this time.  Who knew that when doing push ups on your knees your feet need to be raised?  Big difference!  I kept many of the weights … Continue reading

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Day 12, Week 2: Legs & Back; ARX


Well, I didn’t get around to posting to this blog yesterday, but I DID complete Day 12. To my committed fan base, you are do doubt anxious to hear how I am progressing in the pull up department. Yeah, well, … Continue reading

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Day 6: Kenpo X


I did Kenpo X today.  The aerobics wasn’t so much the challenge.  The lack of coordination was.  That Jab/Cross/Hook/Uppercut thing had me twisted in a pretzel. I was having flashbacks to past wedding receptions where I am always out of … Continue reading

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Day 5: Legs & Back; ARX


Today was my first round of Legs & Back and my third ARX.  ARX reps have been steadily improving each time, so I’m encouraged by that.  Legs & Back, dialed up the pain threshold once again. Tip of the Day: … Continue reading

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