Friday, April 13, 2012

PAP Upper Week 3

So, here we are in the final work out of Phase 3.  We finally ordered an actual weight set -- although the bands have been AWESOME and the 3 lb weight we have gets the job done for the most part.  But, in the PAP Upper Renegade Rows exercise (on dumbbells you do a push-up, then a row with each arm), the 3 lbs was pretty easy.  So, in the same visit to Big 5 when I picked up my super cool LA Gear training shoes, we tested a set of dumbbells.  See, in the P90X2, they have hexagonal weights, but in order to have a good set, we needed round ones.  John was worried that when I did the Renegade Rows, the weights would roll away from me and I might get hurt.  So in the Big 5, I took my heels off and tested it out.  We agreed that I should use the yoga mat to give the weights a little bit more purchase.

It worked great!  The additional weight might not have been enough, so next time I might go from 10 lbs to 15 lbs.

Other improvements in this phase I've discussed a little -- like being able to do 6 plyo push-ups on my knees rather than 4 ugly regular ones.

I also went from resting 4 times during Plank on Med Ball and 3 times during Superman to 2 times and 1 time respectively.  I really wanted to be able to do both for the whole time, but it just didn't work. Oh well, something to work toward next time.

Plus, since it is the last day of the Phase, and with only a week of Recovery left, this round of P90X2 is basically done, I decided to try out the pull-up one last time.  See the videos below of the pull-up attempt and chin-up attempt, respectively:



You know what this means?!  I DID A PULL-UP!  Goal accomplished!  They weren't the prettiest things, but they got DONE, and now I can improve from there!

Calories Burned = 504
Average Heart Rate = 128
Peak Heart Rate = 164

1 comment:

  1. YAY!!!! OMG, this makes me soooooo happy! Congratulations!