Wow–Chest and Back seemed really difficult today. I was able to do better than last week on the majority of the exercises and used heavier weights. But there’s something I hate about this workout. The Back Flys are really awkward for me. I don’t feel like I’m getting the form right. I also seem really uncoordinated using the resistance bands for pull-ups. I can feel the burn, but I’m not sure I’m working the right muscles. I tried using a chair like they do in the video but I felt like the only thing I was working out was my leg! Not cool! Anyway, I’m glad I won’t be seeing this workout again until Week 9.
Ab Ripper X is slowly getting better. I’m not expecting miracles at this point. I still have a really hard time with the Oblique V-ups. I also can’t get my legs straight during Fifer Scissors but I’ve noticed some improvement there. I can complete 25 reps for all the exercises, just not at the same pace as everyone else, so I like to use the pause button. 🙂 I figure I’d rather get all the reps in with good form rather than just some of the reps with sloppy form. As time goes on I’m sure my speed will improve. I’m really looking forward to working on my core during recovery week.
What I’m NOT looking forward to is waking up at 5:30 AM tomorrow to do Plyometrics. DOH!!