Chest and Back P90X Workout – Day 8 Results

Chest and Back P90xThe Chest and Back P90X workout is my least favorite routine, especially since my painful first encounter with it on Day 1, as it left my elbows in pretty strong pain. Today, however, was an entirely different story…

As Tony Horton would say, I brought it, and partly because I learned lessons from Day 1. I modified where I had to, making the routine much more productive—and without elbow pain. My weakest area is definitely the Dive-Bomber Push Up—it’s going to be a while till I’m strong enough up top to pull that off smoothly. Here are my numbers this week (second set in parentheses):

  1. Standard Push-Ups: 16 (12)
  2. Wide Front Pull-Ups: 10 (7)
  3. Military Push-Ups: 10 (7)
  4. Reverse Grip Chin-Ups: 6 (5)
  5. Wide Fly Push-Ups: 12 (9)
  6. Closed Grip Overhand Pull-Ups: 6 (5)
  7. Decline Push-Ups: 3 (3)
  8. Heavy Pants: 10 @ 12 lbs. (8 @ 15 lbs.)
  9. Diamond Push-Ups: 7 (7)
  10. Lawnmowers: 16 @ 12 lbs./side (11 @ 15 lbs./side)\Dive-Bomber Push-Ups: 5 (12)
  11. Back Flys: 10 @ 12 lbs. (12 @ 12 lbs.)

One area I’ve always been bad about is hydration, and I made a strong push to drink plenty of water throughout the day, because it helps my muscles, as well as regulate my body temperature.  Even though I didn’t get enough rest last night, I’m sure the hydration helped me through my workout.

In Ab Ripper X, I continued my forward progress, though I still have more core strength to develop to smoothly pull off the more difficult moves like the Roll-Up/V-Up Combo. I’m getting better and better at the Oblique V-Ups, which is encouraging.

I’m curious to see how I handle Plyometrics tomorrow, since last week my quads were in pain for days afterward…

Related P90X posts:

  1. Chest and Back P90X Video – Day 15 Results
  2. P90X Transformation Day 1 – Chest, Back, and Ab Ripper X Review
  3. Shoulders and Arms P90X Video – Day 10 Results
  4. P90X Review for Day 15 – Chest, Back, and Ab Ripper X
  5. P90X Fit Test – Day 1

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