My husband and I started doing the P90X workout last Monday.
I am pretty sure the X stands for "extreme" and that sums it up pretty well. The P90X is a 12 week at home workout system designed to subject the body to lots of "muscle confusion" by going through a wide variety of daily workouts.
I wanted to do the "lean" program which has more cardio and less weight lifting, and my husband kindly agreed. It still kicks butt. We stick to the same schedule for 3 weeks then we move onto a new daily routine. Right now this is our schedule:
Monday: Core Synergistics (lots of abs and back exercises)
Tuesday: Cardio X
Wednesday: Biceps, Triceps, and Abs
Thursday: Yoga X
Friday: Legs and Shoulders (think pull ups and lunges. over and over again)
Saturday: Kenpo (martial arts)
Sunday: Stretch (or rest) day
In addition to this I have tried to keep up my other regular workouts; an hour of Pilate's 2 or 3 times a week, cardio via the elliptical (although I am doing much less of it, like 20 minutes 2 or 3 times a week), and a walk or two a week (as I am training for a half marathon that is coming up October 2).
You would think I would be fit as a fiddle, but I still feel very challenged. If I have learned anything from 2 weeks of the P90X it's that it is really good to mix up your workouts once in a while and work ALL your muscles, not just the same ones over and over again.
That being said, my least favorite workout is the Friday one. I am not a fan of lunges or pull-ups! In fact I haven't even tried to do the pull-ups yet. I just do abs while my husband is using the pull-up bar.
We are going out of town for a few days so we will be missing Saturday and Monday's workouts. I plan to get some walks in while we are gone.
Have a great weekend.