Day 64: Arms, Shoulders, and Triceps with a side of Ab Ripper X
I was really sore last week. My muscles were thrown off by the change of pace…. Just as I was starting to recover, P90X changes up again. These last four weeks of round one are going to be tough! I am ready to push through and get finish strong!
Diet went well today. I ate beef jerky for both of my snacks and plan to drink some muscle milk with dinner. I am using it to make sure that I get enough protein post-workout. From my research on muscle milk, I learned a little bit about cutting. It is a body building term, which basically is a technique to cut body fat quickly so that your muscles can show through. Surprisingly, it is more important to reduce carbs than it is to reduce fats. That is not to say that you should eat greasy cheeseburgers. But healthy fats can be a good thing at low levels. It is also important to get plenty of cardio. Some people recommended 40 minutes per day, 5 times per week. More than P90X offers.
I thought about rotating P90X and running every other day for round two. I am not a big fan of running and it can really destroy your joints. An insanity/P90X hybrid may be more ideal if I can get a little more space to work out in next time I move. We will see. I have 26 days to think about it.
Tip of the day: Use your first round of P90X to focus on building muscle. Body fat will drop naturally, but if you don’t have a solid foundation, it is difficult to get toned or ripped no matter how much body fat you lose.