Initially, I was surprised that I couldn't lift as much weight as I normally do when I work my arms, but quickly figured out the reason: P90X's Shoulders & Arms program quickly marches through 15 different exercises targeting the same cluster of muscles, all performed to exhaustion, while my normal, pre-P90X routine was to sleepwalk through 3 to 5 different exercises, all performed while watching TV between sets (and sometimes even between reps). With P90X's Shoulders & Arms program, groupings of two to four exercises form a circuit, performed with little to no rest in between. Even after lifting lighter weights, I was pretty much spent (and a dripping, sweaty mess) at the end of the hour.
Lesson learned: This is circuit training, not traditional weight training.
Here's what I did this morning:
- Alternating Shoulder Presses
- In & Out Bicep Curls
- Two Arm Tricep Kickbacks
- Deep Swimmer's Presses
- Full Supination Concentration Curls
- Chair Dips
- Static Arm Curls
- Flip-Grip Twist Triceps Kickbacks
- Seated Two-Angle Shoulder Flys
- Crouching Cohen Curls
- Lying-Down Triceps Extensions
- In & Out Straight-Arm Shoulder Flys
- Congdon Curls
- Side Tri-Raises
Bye for now.