Posts Tagged ‘stability ball’

  1. Week 2 P90X2

    January 4, 2012 by Heather

    Well my friends it is officially week 2! A few observations I have made thus far:

    *This workout REALLY works your core! Not sure if I’m nuts but I think I’m already seeing changes!

    *This workout is very humbling! There are some things that I thought I’d be good at. Not so much…..

    *There has been a lot of swearing and pausing!

    *I sweat more the second week!

    *It is very easy to fall off the stability ball or med ball if you DON’T engage your core FULLY!

    *I really like the Yoga this time around

    *My legs are in a constant state of “fried”

    *There are some super crazy moves and I’m scared for month 2!!

    Stay tuned…..


  2. Day 4….X2 Total Body and X2 ABX

    December 29, 2011 by Heather

    Holy moly folks! This was a doozy! I was pretty fried by ABX but I got it done. Two things I learned today:
    1) stability ball kickbacks are HARD
    2) medicine ball pushups to side plank are HARD
    3) perhaps my core isn’t as strong as I thought it was…very humbling I tell you!!

    The strange thing about this workout (which did involve much pausing. Again, watching workout in advance would come in handy!) is that everyone in it was sweating buckets. I was breathing heavy and working hard and sweating a bit but it was almost like my body wanted to sweat more but wouldn’t. Weird! Stay tuned for next week’s sweat report!!!

    I am curious to see how sore I will be tomorrow. X2 Yoga on the schedule tomorrow but I did that one already this week and I have my Friday yoga class so I’ll run instead….if my legs let me!

    Be well!!!


  3. Day 2 P90X2…Plyocide!

    December 27, 2011 by Heather

    This morning parts of my leg that I didn’t even know existed hurt along with lower ab muscles. Let me just say, it takes alot for either of these places to be sore on me! So I can only imagine what next week brings when I’ll be doing X2 core full tilt, without all the pausing and with the non-deflated stability ball.

    This morning was Plyocide. I will admit, I don’t think I gave this one everything I had. I think I was saving myself because I saw the length of the workout and didn’t know what I was in for. I didn’t realize that the last 15 minutes was stretching. This is where watching the workout in advance would come in handy! I was sweating and breathing heavy but I think next week will be even better because I know what’s coming. I’m thinking this might be a test week for me as I’m getting used to the workouts. We shall see. The first phase runs 3-6 weeks.

    No falling on my face today! I did, however, realize that a fully deflated stability ball can become very heavy and an 8 lb medicine ball looks innocent enough but really isn’t! Tomorrow is Yoga. Recovery on the schedule but I’m missing my Sunday Yin Yoga class and Friday I go to a class so I’ll run that day. Stay tuned….


  4. Day 1 P90X2….X2 Core

    December 26, 2011 by Heather

    Today was day 1 of P90X2. Let me start out by saying that I am a bit of a cardio addict.  Workouts that do not involve cardio make me feel like running up the road after I’m done.  This happens with strength workouts, Yoga etc.  Yes, I’m aware, this is something I need to work on!  Today was X2 Core, and yes this workout left me feeling the same way.  However, that being said, I was having to pause alot to see what they were doing.  So I think without the pausing I will be ok.  Stay tuned….The workout does move fairly quickly, as in there isn’t much time for instruction….thus the pausing.  Watching ahead of time recommended unless you like the pausing!

    I did learn two things today.  Medicine ball pushups are HARD!!!  I ended up going to the floor because there was a face plant in my future!  I think I still need to go back and watch to make sure I was attempting to do it right!  And half deflated stability balls are NOT your friend!  Do yourself a favor and get the premium stability ball if you don’t have it….you will need it!  I thought I could get away with using my old one.  Boy was I wrong!  I blew up the premium one tonite and what a difference. 

    I think the different stretching techniques are great but will take some getting used to.  The beginning foam roller stretches felt a bit rushed to me, but the recovery workout goes more into its benefits.  I haven’t done that one yetbut I do already use a foam roller. 

    Tomorrow is Plyocide…..