Day 5 P90X Review – Legs, Back, and Ab Ripper X

P90X Legs and Back Work OutToday is day 5 of my P90X review and I gotta admit, I wasn’t looking forward to today…

My legs STILL hurt from the plyometrics workout I completed on day 2, and I knew that the Legs & Back routine involved wall squats and other moves that would leave my quads begging for mercy. I stuck it out however, and the pain was never too much to bear. I managed the following reps for the bar exercises (second set in parentheses):

  1. Reverse Grip Chin-Ups: 8 (7)
  2. Wide Front Pull-Ups: 8 (7)
  3. Closed Grip Overhand Pull-Ups: 7 (7)
  4. Switch Grip Pull-Ups: 7 (7)

As always, the roughest half of the routine for me was the upper body exercises — the chin-ups and pull-ups. Where most guys seem to concentrate on upper body strength, my strength is in my legs (because of cycling), so it’ll be a while before I can keep manage chin-ups and pull-ups without a chair. I’m on my way, though, because I can feel muscles I don’t normally use.

Ab Ripper X was like a welcome old friend after the rough treatment from Legs & Back, but I used up a lot of energy before reaching Ab Ripper X, and it showed. I had to pause the video a few times to finish up the 25 reps for each move before Tony would move on to the next move, and I couldn’t finish the entire Mason Twist without pausing.

I took martial arts (Karate and Wing Chun) back in middle and high school, and am interested in seeing what Kenpo X has to offer tomorrow.

Stay tuned for tomorrow’s P90X update.

Related P90X posts:

  1. P90X Transformation Day 1 – Chest, Back, and Ab Ripper X Review
  2. P90X Review – Day 5 Legs, Back and Ab Ripper X
  3. P90X Review – Day 12 Legs, Back, and Ab Ripper X
  4. Chest and Back P90X Video – Day 15 Results
  5. P90X Legs, Back, and Ab Ripper X Workout Review – Day 19

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