posted on Jul, 20 2012 @ 12:00 PM
With P90X for me I am the same way about the warm-up. BUT, so is Tony (the guy who made it, the guy who's on there showing you how to do it.)
Everything is supposed to burn a bit during the warm-up. That's what makes it work to prevent strain injuries. For resistance weight I like bands
but you don't need much.
For the sake of a belly issue, the AB Ripper X is ridiculously good, and runs about 20min though you're best off warming up on your own before hand.
The Core Synergistics video is great for for the gut area as well.
In every set of reps of an activity, you really want to feel the burn in those activated muscles on the last 3 reps you do. If you are doing an
exercise and you can do 20 reps without a burn, you better keep going. Likewise, if you get 6 in and things start to burn on that 7th, then try for 9
to 10, maybe with a 2 second break to get that last push. Then SHAKE IT OUT, and move on to the next activity.
When I first started, I could not believe the pace and intensity, and I almost gave up after the 5th or 6th activity, which is 1/4 of the way in the
video! I would sit clumped in a heap while I watched them keep going. OK, breaks are good if your body is in need of one. BUT you HAVE to get back
in it, be it 2 minutes later, 5 minutes later, or 15. GET back in, and continue. I learned that little breaks are good and healthy but pause it so
when you're back in, you haven't missed the targeted area and the purpose of the buildup. One thing that helps is that muscle groups are targeted
and hit on relentlessly but the actual muscles used are not over-used one exercise to the next. That, and the "muscle confusion" technique seems to
work well at least for me. I don't feel like I'm repeating myself to the point of boredom, and I don't feel like I'm 1/2 assing anything because
I "know the routine". It is ALL WORK, which makes it work.
Hell, just yesterday it was Ab Ripper X and Biceps/Back. Holy crap, what a night. That stomach of mine is changing quick, and I'm digging the
Side note:, and this is just cuz we're real guys here... my sex drive has increased much to my surprise and my wife's. Probably the result of extra
hormones in the body for building muscle or something, but damn what a nice thing to have for free.
Maybe someone will let you borrow their discs for free for a while, or torrent it if you're into that.