Thursday, July 23, 2009

Day 2 Ouch!

When I walked in the door today after a busy day at work, John was walking down the stairs. "Did you just finish your workout?" I asked him. He had on workout shorts, no shirt and was drenched in sweat with a towel over his shoulders. "No, I've been done for a half hour" he answered. "Really? You look beat!" I replied. "I don't know, maybe it's been fifteen minutes..."

John, I now understand. After he answered my question he continued to tell me how killer this workout was going to be. When he was done, he decided maybe he shouldn't have said anything. I don't know what look I had on my face, but I am sure it was close to sheer fear.

So when I started the video an hour later, I was prepared for anything. Day 2 is called Plyometric Cardio Circuit. It's plyometrics the entire way through the workout using circuits to keep you moving from one action to the next. Even the warm-up is a circuit. So you begin by doing a move at a reasonable pace, such as high kicks. Then you do the next move also at a reasonable pace. Once you have done all of the moves you begin again...but you go faster!

The music is great, Shaun T is very motivating...and the best part? These people are not actors (not that any of the Beachbody programs use actors), but these people are sweating, cursing under their breath and shouting out in pain! I know its tough...take a break if you need can do it! Then the camera pans around the room towards the end of the workout showing close-ups of these people...and they are smiling! I kid you not, I smiled right back at them!

This is going to be hard and painful, but man is it going to be AWESOME!


  1. Am I sick to think this kind of "pain" sounds fun? I think I am...
    It's a disease all of us at Beachbody have I guess! :o)

  2. nice post!
    Im on day 5 and my legs are still wobly from day 2.
    I hear day 5 is the most killer of them all!
    well see!

  3. You've totally got me pumped up to try this! I can't wait to start!


  4. You'll look at P90X Plyometrics as a nice break or recovery workout a couple weeks of Insanity! :)

    DIG DEEPER!!!!

  5. I found your blog looking for information on how to affix the bands to the door hinge instead of using the pullup bar. I recently purchased P90X, but I am trying to review all the DVD's and make sure I have all the equipment before starting. Do you know how to use these resistance bands in place of the pulllup bar.