Last fall, I finished P90X. I was pretty impressed with the results. Fitness and health were both vastly improved. Shortly afterward, I pulled a hamstring, and it screwed up my workouts. I kept active, but no real pushing of myself. Ended up gaining some weight back, and feeling out of shape. I decided to start P90X up once again, even though the hammie is STILL not right.
I got started with it, and it lasted for all of two days. My hours at work changed, and I didn’t have the hour to spare. (Almost all of the P90X workouts are around an hour, with Yoga being 90 minutes.) I did a few modified workouts and then said screw it. Instead, I decided to check out Kettleworx, as their workouts are roughly twenty five minutes with warm up and cool down.
Just completed the first week of workouts, and I’ve got to say that I am pleasantly impressed. My legs have been killing me, but I’m feeling great. Even went up to Yosemite, yesterday, and did some hiking in the high country… WITH my legs still a little sore. Still ended the day sore, but felt very strong. Even did a couple of uphill sprints… but only a couple. I was gasping. (I’ll claim high altitude.)
I’m looking forward to seeing how the next five weeks go. I will admit, I was a little leery. I mean, it’s training with a Canuckian dude… how brutal can that be? Seriously, Pavel Tsatsouline, of Enter the Kettlebell, looks like he’ll throw you a beating just for listening to him talk about training with kettlebells, and probably KILL you for NOT listening to him. Ryan Shanahan, of Kettleworx, is all bouncy and… and … Canadian. Hahah.
Seriously, I can’t wait to see how this turns out.
Oh… and I am still a HUGE fan of P90X, and will start again once the schedule slows down. Just had to find something that worked in the meantime, and it seems like I may have.