Day 29 – Phase 2. Bring the Pain!

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So here I go, all soft and fuzzy after my week of rest only to be thrown to the lions. I still have to install my chinup bar in the basement but since today is Chest, Shoulders and Triceps hopefully I won’t need it yet. However, I should put it up before I am too […]

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Day 19 – The 21 day habit

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Legs and Back – 80 chinups, not bad for a fat old guy. Bring it he said. Do your best and forget the rest he said. What he neglected to say is that if you do bring it you may actually lose the ability to walk for short periods of time. He didn’t say “Do your […]

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Day 17 – Modification time

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Shoulders and Arms. (My home gym, pictured here, messy but plenty of room) Since I have issues with some of the movements in the workout, namely the triceps kickbacks which are relatively ineffective in building any kind of triceps strength, I have decided to replace them with variations of laying triceps extensions. I have the […]

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Day 15 – Honeymoon pants

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Today is the start of week 3. This is identical to 1 and 2 but this is the last of that specific rotation. This means this is my last week to try to perfect this sequence of moves. This in itself is a big motivator for me. I know the workout, I know the kind […]

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Day 12 – Injury prone?

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Legs and Back. Injuries are a fact of life in any athletic endeavour. I very rarely go to the gym without feeling some kind of pain somewhere. There is always something I am having to work around or be careful with and maybe only a few weeks in each year where I can really go […]

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Day 10 – P80X!

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Shoulders and arms 10% may not sound like a lot but when I started this thing I was doubtful that I would be able to make the first week! I haven’t been feeling very well today, my stomach is very sore for some reason, I have cramping and bloating. I am trying to think if […]

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Day 8 – Week 2 already!!!

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Chest and Back. Week 2 here we go! Only 82 more days to go! I awoke this morning feeling like someone had thrown up in my mouth for me. It was a truly disgusting feeling that I could easily have predicted had I thought about it. I was too busy bidding on Versace and David […]

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Day 5 – Struggling

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Legs and Back. It’s a weird thing but I am more tired now after taking a day off than I was yesterday. Less sore, which is a good thing, but just exhausted. I am actually more scared of next week now that I know the movements I can increase my weights and of course my […]

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Day 3 – Better Late Than Never

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Shoulders and Arms plus Ab Ripper We had a busy day today driving to Hastings for a family get together and after all was said and done it was 7pm when we got through the door at home. However I am still in the romance phase with P90X and nothing was going to stop me […]

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Here I go. Day 1, time to “Bring It”.

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June 19th, 2009. D-Day. So this is an off the cuff decision for me, deciding to jump into P90X without much pre-thought. It’s probably better this way, no trepidation or anxiety leading up to the kickoff. Just a day to think “will I regret this?”. I know Tony, and by ‘know’ I mean we spent […]

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