P90X Legs and Back day….I used to dread this day. And, in some aspects, I still do. To me, this is the hardest workout in phase 1. It’s intense, it burns a lot of calories, and usually leaves me shaky and gasping for air throughout the routine. And today was no different. My legs were a bit weary most of the day.
I’ve been using a pull-up assist that I got with the Insanity – The Asylum Deluxe kit. Basically it gives you a bit of an assist getting up with 3 small resistance bands. Today, I removed one of the bands to make the pull-ups harder. I would do unassisted pull-ups, then do as many assisted as I could do on just two bands as possible.
Needless to say, my numbers were MUCH lower. Well, not a lot, but 2-4 reps lower. After the first round of pull-ups, I added back in the third band. I was pretty toasted after the first round. Great workout, though. I think I’ll keep working to using less and less resistance with the assist to see if I can get my rep count up there.
Nutrition was pretty good today, minus that I do not think I ate enough, nor do I think I got enough veggies in today (which is not always good on a low carb diet).
Tomorrow is Kenpo day, should be fairly easy compared to the rest of this week!