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Stretch X – This is a 50-some minute stretching workout from the P90X video series.
The stretches do not require you to be Gumby to perform, and the holds aren’t for ridiculous amounts of time, which I think is amazing. Also, they offer several variations of most stretches so beginners can take part in this too. Typically this type of workout frustrates me, but somehow Stretch X doesn’t, and since the video includes warm-up and cool-down, 50 minutes is a really efficient use of time.
I typically throw a Stretch X into my routine when I’m feeling a little run-down or tight and I’d recommend the same. Also, it’s a great Saturday/Sunday workout to help get you limber and ready for a week of difficult training. Since I was feeling run-down/sore yesterday, this was the perfect workout.
Once I was finished, I felt amazing. It was like a runner’s high, but I felt good all over because I was loose and limber.
Breakfast – mixed fresh fruit, 1 Greek yogurt, 1 cinnamon raisin bagel, and 1 banana
Lunch – homemade mac n’ cheese
Dinner – 2 large spicy chicken breasts, 1 hash-brown, and two servings of peas.
I had a protein bar after my workout and I got home at around 8 and ate some peanuts and drank some V8 fruit/veggie fusion.
I still need some diet adjustments, but I woke up this morning and I’ve gone down a whole belt size, which is interesting so I must be doing something right. I’ve got a body comp. test scheduled for Monday so we’ll see where I’m at. I think the last time I got it done was in November and I was at 8% body fat.
How I feel today:
I feel really good. My calves are still sore from Wednesday’s workout, but overall I’m feeling energized and ready for the workout tonight.
Tonight’s workout: My own modified version of CrossFit’s “hero” workout Daniel
I’m close to the half-way point in my training…I just have to keep my mind focused and make sure I take care of my body. Warrior Dash, Warrior Dash, Warrior Dash….