Day 32 in the P90X3 Challenge brought me to the leg workout of the 2nd block. Eccentric Lower is similar to Eccentric Upper except for the fact that we are, for obvious reasons working the lower part of the body. The legs are some of the biggest muscles in the body, which means they burn more calories. Leg day always scares me, not for the fact that we work out our legs, but for the next few days I may not be able to walk without pain. Don’t get me wrong, it’s the good kind of pain.
Day 32 Eccentric Lower
Just like eccentric upper we do each move on a 3 to 1 count. 3 count eccentric, 1 count concentric. I worked on using heavier weights today as well as increasing my range of motion in each move. I have to say I was pretty spent after eccentric lower was completed. I was glad it was only 30 minutes. Although eccentric lower took me close to forty minutes to complete. I had to watch some of the cues prior to doing them to make sure I had the right weight and form. This is another workout that moves along at a fast pace but they have to do that to get as much of a workout in the 30 minutes allotted for the workout. The only move that proved difficult or painful was the “side Kick” move. There are no weights involved in this move but it really was painful on my hip or hip flexors. Not sure if that’s from a lack of strength or what, but I could only do about 3-4 per side. It’s something I’ll need to pay attention too in the future. Depending on how sore I am over the next few days will determined how much weight I attempt to add next week for this routine.
Eccentric Lower Moves List:
- Weighted Pistol
- Side Kick
- Front Kick
- Albanian Squat
- Adductor Lunge
- Cross Reach
- TT Plus
- Bridge Kicks
- Hip Flexor Splits
- Calf Dog
Day 32 Eccentric Lower Nutrition
Procrastination set in on me a little this week. Here it is Friday and I have yet to do my meal preps for the week. So guess what, I’m not going to do it this late in the week. If you have followed my last couple of days you’ll see I have been eating a lot of spinach meatballs. It’s a meal I prepared Wednesday and had a lot of left overs, hence I have been using them for my lunch. And then today I didn’t cook dinner, and so meatballs once again. Good thing they are awesome.
Breakfast – egg whites, topped with goat cheese, whole grain toast topped with strawberry preserves (8 oz. green tea)
Post Workout – Chocolate Shakeology, add whey protein
Lunch – spinach meatballs, brown rice
Snack – Pure Protein Bar, .5 oz almonds
Dinner – spinach protein meatballs, brown rice
Snack – cottage cheese topped with strawberry preserves
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