Begin week 9. I’m starting Phase 3 this week and I’m excited about it. In the P90X2 Schedule, Phase 3 is a really basic schedule and will have me doing the lower and upper PAP workouts twice each week with a Recovery day in between. I will probably add X2 Ab Ripper to the recovery day just to keeo the ab work in there. The PAP workouts do touch on your core but I just feel I’ll need a good Ab workout in between. If you are new to P.A.P. workouts and want to know more about it click here.
Day 57 – P.A.P. Lower – Well I finally made it to Phase 3. Woohoo! Day one of Phase 3 is PAP Lower and it was an intense workout to say the least. I haven’t sweat this much since doing Insanity.
Day 58 – P.A.P. Upper – PAP Upper was the same as the PAP lower layout with power, explosive and plank holds. I will be using my heart rate monitor the next time I do these workouts to see how many calories I’m burning. I didn’t feel my heart rate was as high today as it got yesterday. Tomorrow I’ll be doing the Recovery and mobility workout.
Day 59 – X2 Ab Ripper – If you have been following me at all or if you know the P90X2 Workout Schedule you will know that Ab ripper is not what’s normally on the menu for today. In Phase 3 we do 2 lower and 2 upper PAP workouts with Yoga and Recovery in between. Since I have shortened my schedule to 5 days per week (Monday-Friday) and I don’t care for yoga I decided on going with Ab Ripper. In Phase 3 we don’t even use Ab ripper at all. I know the thinking of why we are not using it but I feel I still need it at least once per week. So on my in between day I’ll be doing it and some rumble rolling.
Day 60 – P.A.P. Lower – This was my second run in with PAP Lower and I was able to bring it again. This is a rough workout though fairly simple in design. My legs were still a little timid from Monday’s PAP workout but all in all I had a great workout.
PAP Lower Stats:
Workout Duration: 103.42
Calories Burned: 752
Day 61 – P.A.P Upper – These PAP workouts are something else. They are not hard in terms of the moves we do. What makes them hard is the pace in which we do them. By the time you reach the 3rd or 4th in each complex your just about toast. Or at least I am. I was happy to “just about” hold the stationary moves for the full alotted amount of time.
Day 62 – Softball Tournament
Day 63 – OFF
Week in Review:
My first week of PAP is in the books. These are some killer workouts. What’s nice is the moves are nothing you haven’t done with P90X, but the pace and the “complex” set up is what makes these work. I literally sweat more than an Insanity workout, which is hard to believe especially when you’re not moving like you do in Insanity. Regardless it’s a big calorie burn. My only “issue” with these workouts is how often we do them. Including this week I will do 3 weeks of PAP training. We do both PAP workout twice each week, seems like it will get a little old fast, unless I’m seeing amazing results in this Phase. We’ll see in the coming weeks.
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