The weather has been amazing so I've been riding 5 or so hours/week outside. With that I'm only doing the P90x lifts (3) and stretch. I've dropped plyo and yoga and probably won't pick them back up until biking season is over.
Not sure what I'll do for my "transition" week(s) between now and the 3rd mini round. Will figure that out Monday I guess
Weigh in will be interesting as biking season usually means adding a couple pounds for me. Biking just isn't the same workout level/intensity that I do in the winter I guess. I think I've dropped a couple pounds only one biking season that I can remember a few years ago when I was hitting a circuit weight video several times a week in addition to biking.
It has helped both my endurance lifting (20+ reps) and surprisingly, at least to me, my heavy lifting hasn't suffered at all. I'm real close to max weights on a lot of my lifts (max from the days where I did nothing but lift).
Originally Posted by aztimm
I think my max bench is 185#, but I'm usually 155/165, unless I have a good spot.
My best single rep bench is 355 pounds but I don't max lift very often. Last "heavy" workout I did a few weeks ago I did 285x8 on my last set of bench. I'll do heavy again in 2 weeks....we'll see if that improves or not.
Originally Posted by aztimm
Why do you do straight bar curls? I use the EZ bar. The biggest my gym has (for pre-loaded bars EZ or straight) is 100#, and that's what I work up to (last time 2 x 8 x 100).
No real reason. Variety probably is the best answer.
I'm in a dungeon of a gym so nothing fancy like pre-loaded bars of any type
So I didn't update this but I finished my second mini round 2 or so weeks ago (puts me at about 7 months of P90x). this one was 7 weeks long.
I'm biking a lot more now that its in season and mostly just doing the p90x lifts.
I lost 2 pounds, if body comp is right put on a touch of muscle. I didn't measure....forgot and then went out of town. I'll catch it this next time.
Took a week off of p90x and started up my 3rd mini round of P90x this last week. I'm going to do 2 weeks of phase 1 lifts, 2 weeks of phase 2 lifts and then repeat so 8 weeks. Not doing a lot of plyo/yoga/kenpo in favor of riding...will be interesting to see if I make any progress weight wise, I usually put on a couple pounds during biking season. I'd be more than happy with another 2-3 pounds this phase (more so if I could put on another 1/3-1/2 pound of muscle).
Looking down the road I'll probably do another mini round to wrap up biking season and then hit the full p90x this fall/winter.
4th mini round finished this week. Biking season so I was hitting bike a lot, 1 bleacher workout and just 2-3 p90x lifts/week.
I really slacked on abs and did them maybe 50% of the time is all. Part of it was time but also just really tired and/or lazy at the end of the lifts. Overall my weight and reps continue to climb...on chest day I'm up to 350 pushups for the workout....I think 400 is doable somewhere down the road.
I'm at the cabin for a few more days but will grab a weigh in and measurements this week. I feel like I may have lost a couple pounds (and put on a little more muscle) but I always feel that way so we'll see.
I plan to continue just doing the p90 lifts only through the end of bike season. Planning to do the same 8 week rotation (2 weeks phase 1, 2 weeks phase 2, repeat). And then once I hang the bike up I'll do the full p90x again (7 days/week for 13 weeks).