Thursday, September 3, 2009

P90X Day 26: Core Synergistics

M and I split up our gym (a.k.a. garage) space this morning so that she could do her ChaLEAN Extreme workout on one side while I did Core Synergistics on the other. Even with two videos blaring at the same time, it wasn't hard to focus on the task at hand. After all, Core Syn demands one's full attention -- the moves come fast and furious, and are fairly complicated to boot (especially for a guy with a woefully deficient level of physical coordination).

Core Syn consists of:
  • Stacked Foot/Staggered Hands Push-Ups
  • Banana Rolls (mmmm, banana rolls...)
  • Leaning Crescent Lunges
  • Squat Runs
  • Sphinx Push-Ups
  • Bow-to-Boats
  • Low Lateral Skaters
  • Lunge & Reaches
  • Prison Cell Push-Ups
  • Side Hip Raises
  • Squat X-Presses
  • Plank to Chaturanga Runs
  • Walking Push-Ups
  • Superman Bananas
  • Lunge Kickback Curl Presses
  • Towel Hoppers
  • Reach High & Under Push-Ups
  • Steam Engines
  • Dreya Rolls
  • Plank to Chaturanga Isos
  • Halfbacks
  • Table Dip Leg Raises
This is a fantastic full-body workout. Near the end, when I was struggling to hold a chaturanga position, a rivulet of sweat trickled down off my forehead and formed an ever-expanding pool on the mat below my face -- a sure sign that my (sweaty) ass was thoroughly handed to me today.