I am now on my resting day of P90X. The first week turned out to be much more intense than I had expected. I had the most difficulties with the Plyometrics and Yoga X workouts, but overall I found out I was not in shape! The first few workouts I could really feel my muscles hurting the days following, and I was not able to do all reps that they do in the videos. My first week of P90X did however give me a better feeling about myself. I am proud to say that the last time I did the Ab Ripper X I was able to completely finish the video doing every rep. I was not able to do it on time, some parts I had to pause and go a bit slower than what they were doing, but I was able to do it all!
I have been using moderately light weights for this first week, and not doing a whole bunch of pull-ups. I want to be able to increase my weight amount and by the end of this month do 20 pull-ups instead of my current max which is 8.
After each workout I felt pretty good about how I did. Overall I was pretty happy with my first week, but of course I have a lot of improvement to make. During my workouts I had a Heartrate monitor to make sure I was working out to a good level. My goal is to always stay above 145, and during a few of my workouts I got as high as 160. My heartrate monitor also tracks the amount of calories I have burned and my highest amount was at 1155!
I take Body Fortress Creatine muscle protein drinks before and after each workout. I think that by taking them it really has made a difference in how quickly I was able to recover and do more than if I wasn’t taking it . You can also take vitamins to help your body recover and get the nutrients you need if you dont want to take protein shakes or purchase the P90X recovery products