Saturday, 19 March 2011

P90x Day 5: Legs & Back and Ab Ripper X

Ever had your legs feel like jelly, like they are just going to come away from you at any second but you need to keep going? Perhaps you've felt that way while running, swimming or just anything really. Well I felt like this on the first workout. By the end of the balanced lunges I had to sit down. I knew this workout would be bad but never like this. I powered on through after a few minutes and found that they all got easier after that initial pain.

So you are probably wondering why I never updated yesterday, well I was in bed all day coughing, sneezing and general being unwell. I felt like I couldn't get out of bed, today I still feel crappy but it isnt going to get any better for a few days knowing me! So I didn't do my workout yesterday but I dragged myself out of bed and powered on through.

So I started off with Ab Ripper X as usually and still just done my 10 of each workout, next week I plan to up it by 5. When I got onto Legs & Back managed to keep up with "The Kids" somewhat. The only thing that I couldn't keep up with was the various pull-up moves I could only managed 10 of each assisted which is 5 more than Monday so I was pleased as punch with that.


  1. Congrats for showing the commitment and powering through. You passed your first major test of "I don't wanna" syndrome!

  2. Well done on the increase in pull-up exercises. And I wouldn't be surprised if all that hard work put your body in a weakened state, which lead to you get ill. I hope you feel better soon.

  3. sounds like you're ill. you had better take a day of for your body to heal. :)

  4. I felt so bad for not doing it on Friday. That's why when I got up yesterday I was determined to do it, even if I felt like crap.

    @Christophe Thanks I'm so happy that I could do 5 more, it was getting harder towards the end but I gritted my teeth and kept going.

    @Jay.CA Well I feel much better today, I'm not going to get any rest next week either. Got 40hours at work next week, not really looking forward to it.

    @~Fabi I'm going to see if I can re-take them today and get them up, not promising anything but I'll at least try.

  5. good luck withp90x, sounds like its getting rough.

    i personally gave up on it in a week :x