As a 49er fan I really wanted to lay in to Gregg Williams this week, but I think we're all in agreement there. If he ever finds his way back in to the game I'd be shocked.
Instead, it's time for a P90x2 update. As of Friday, I completed the first two phases. The second took me longer than originally planned as I took two weeks off for the half (1 before, 1 after). Up to this point, the program seemed similar enough to P90x. I prefer the no repeats in Plyocide (x2) to Plyometrics (x) and the actual leg workout of Legs & Back (x) to Base & Back (x2), but overall the results were somewhat similar.
After the first two phases here's my progress:
Weight: -8lbs (only 2.5 to my goal weight!!)
Body Fat: -2.4%
Rt Arm: -.8
Lt Arm: -.5
Rt Leg: -2.75
Lt Leg: -2.5
I'm officially back to a size 4 and even some of those pants are a bit loose. For the bday celebrations on Friday, I wore a pair of skinny jeans I never thought I'd fit into again! I still have some toning to do, but I'm definitely pleased with the results so far.
Yesterday I started the 3rd Phase: P.A.P. or Post Activation Potentiation (pretty sure Tony made up that word). There are two workouts, lower and upper, each done twice a week along with yoga. I didn't do yoga in Phase 2, due to the run schedule, but I'm going to try and fit it back in for this phase (tank top season is awfully close).
The P.A.P. workouts are CRAZY and unlike anything seen in the first two phases or P90x! After the lower one yesterday, my legs were completely shot. There are 2 "complexes" consisting of 4 moves (mix of strength/balance and power) and each set within the complex is done 4 times in a row without a true break. No joke, I burned 900 calories in an hour.
There's definitely room for improvement, looking at you leg bridges, but I like a challenge. If it's easy, I'm bored (goes for just about anything in life). I'm definitely looking forward to seeing the progress and where I'm at when it's all over in 4 weeks!