Round Two – Day 32: Biceps and Back, Ab Ripper X Doubles (ARX twice), 30 minutes of running
I’m feeling a little crazy today…. I was only going to do ARX once because of my planned run, but I couldn’t stop myself. So lets talk about supplementing cardio with P90X. Some of you already incorporate running into your workout, others rely on Plyo and Kenpo as their only cardio days. Let me tell you why relying on P90X alone for cardio is a mistake: You want to get ripped!
Getting those diamond biceps, cut legs, or ripped six-pack doesn’t depend on the amount of muscle you have alone… The type of muscle definition depends on both, how much muscle you have and how little body fat you have. You need to do three things to get rid of that unwanted body fat:
1. Build Muscle – muscle takes from fat to rebuild
2. Eat a clean diet – High protein – lower carbs (not too low though)
3. GET LOTS OF CARDIO
Although P90X is a great, well-rounded program, it is a little low on cardio. I would recommend keeping Plyo and Kenpo X in the schedule because they really are great workouts, however, if you want to get ripped you should be supplementing your P90X schedule with extra cardio about 3 days a week.
Tip of the day: If you decide to supplement cardio, get a good pair of shoes from a store that specializes in running. They will measure the length and width of your feet, watch you walk from the back and sides to see how much support you need, and bring out multiple pairs of shoes so that you can get the perfect fit. Don’t be afraid to discuss any types of knee or ankle pain that you are concerned about. There are support braces that can help you prevent further injury.