Monday, July 19, 2010

Okay, I'm a Crappy Blogger.

So here's the deal. I haven't suddenly started living a life of leisure. It's just that I'm now in a steady state with the workout and I think writing it all down is a bit much. In general though, I'm doing the following...

- Jiu Jitsu 5 times a week in a good week. Recently that's included private lessons with Marcos "Loro" Galvao, which have been amazing. Loro is really helping my game. He really is incredibly talented.

- P90X twice per week. Essentially I'm in maintenance mode here. I concentrate on upper body and rotate the workouts every 4 weeks.

As an example, I'm currently doing "Chest and Back" on Mondays and "Shoulders and Arms" on Thursdays.

I'm also trying to work the 1 hr "Max" Insanity workouts in on the days I dont do jiu jitsu or P90X and the 30 minute Insanity workouts if I'm also doing something else.

So.. there you have it. When something changes, like P90X 2 comes out, I'll be right back here blogging it up!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Saturday 06-26-2010: BJJ

Great workout with Loro today!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday 06-25-2010: Max Interval Plyo

I've looked everywhere for the chest strap for my heart monitor and I have no freaking idea where it is. I'll have to keep looking.

The pas two weeks have been rough insanitywise. It's taking a toll on the old back and legs so I'm having to cut back to no more than every other day, and I needed some recovery time.

Basically in the meantime I've traveled to San Jose for work, and continue standard interval cardio and P90X workouts twice a week.

Today's was a killer!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Monday 06-14-2010: P90X Chest and Back, Ab Ripper X, Insanity Fit Test 4, Insanity Max Cardio Circuit... and BJJ. Seriously.

Hell of a workout day! RAWRRRRR.I got a much better cardio workout with many more calories burned since I did the fit test first.. by the time I did my actual workout warmup I was starting at 120bpm instead of my normal resting hr (~65 bpm)

Also, I'm psyched that I kicked ass on the fit test. On fit test 3 I had a LOT of trouble because it was essentially my first day back after a 4 week layoff due to the broken toe.

Duration: 58:00
Avg Heartrate: 141 
High Heartrate: 165
Calories: 530
Time in zone: 24:09  
Time below zone: 09:03
Time above zone:  24:45

MoveFit Test 1Fit Test 2Fit Test 3Fit Test 4Fit Test 5
Switch Kicks109130112146
Power Jacks52545557
Power KneesL:101 R:101L:113 R:111L:104 R:106L:121 R:112
Power Jumps30393250
Globe Jumps711.75911.5
Suicide Jumps15201720
Push Up Jacks33363340
Low Plank Oblique51655870

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sunday 06-13-2010: Day COMPETELY Off

And wow do I need it.

 Feels AWESOME. See as tomorrow. I may do this "day off" think every week!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Saturday 06-12-2010: BJJ and P90X Shoulders and Arms

Ugh. In class today I think I hyperextended my right elbow which made doing biceps pretty torturous. I'm gonna take a rare day off tomorrow to see how it is. If its not better I  might have to go get it looked at. Bummer.

Great workout with Lane though, excellent class, lots of rolling.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday 06-11-2010: Max Cardio

Duration: 47:00
Avg Heartrate: 123
High Heartrate: 162
Calories: 331
Time in zone: 24:21 
Time below zone: 20.27
Time above zone: 2:12 

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Thursday 06-10-2010: Max Interval Plyo

Duration: 55:00

Avg Heartrate: 127
High Heartrate: 158
Calories: 411
Time in zone: 28:39 
Time below zone: 20:57
Time above zone: 05:15

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wednesday 06-09-2010: BJJ and P90X+ Upper Body

I didnt have time to to Max Plyo today so i'll do it tomorrow instead of Max Recovery. Adding in the 1 hr weight workout really messes with my sleep if i want to wake up early for these workouts!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tuesday 06-08-2010: Max Interval Circuit and Jiu Jitsu

I'm definitely performing better. The only thing that concerns me is how fast I got out of it when I broke the toe. I assume I'll just have to do this for the rest of my life, always upping the intensity :)

Duration: 59:00
Avg Heartrate: 127
High Heartrate: 150
Calories: 439
Time in zone: 34:36
Time below zone: 22:33
Time above zone: 01:51

Monday, June 7, 2010

Monday 06-07-2010: Max Cardio Conditioning, P90X Chest and Back, Ab Ripper and Jiu Jitsu

Must.. sleep. Wow the triple days are tough but the Max Insanity workouts seem to be getting better which is great news.

Duration: 47:00

Avg Heartrate: 133
High Heartrate: 158
Calories: 379
Time in zone: 26:09
Time below zone: 11:51
Time above zone: 08:33

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sunday 06-06-2010: Insanity Max Interval Plyo , and 1.5 hrs of BJJ privates with Loro

I will admit that I collapsed on the couch after the workout today. It was harsh.

Duration: 55:00
Avg Heartrate: 131
High Heartrate: 165
Calories: 435
Time in zone: 30:09
Time below zone: 16:27
Time above zone: 08:15

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Saturday 06-05-2010: BJJ for 1.25 hrs, Interval Cardio, P90X Shoulders and Arms, and Ab Ripper

Ow. I couldnt bear to do insanity after such a long jiu jitsu class with mostly rolling. Instead I busted out some wimpy interval cardio on the elliptical. Not a bad day overall.

Duration: 30:00
Avg Heartrate: 123
High Heartrate: 132
Calories: 209
Time in zone: 09:06
Time below zone: 20:54
Time above zone: 00:00

Friday, June 4, 2010

Friday 06-04-2010: Max Recovey

Wow did I need this one. Insanity gets really insane in the second month and you start to really anticipate the off days!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thursday 06-03-2010: Max Cardio Conditioning, P90X+ Upper Plus, and Jiu Jitsu (one class)

Enjoying the insanity. I hurt a little today actually...

Duration: 47:40
Avg Heartrate: 134
High Heartrate: 167
Calories: 393
Time in zone: 23:48
Time below zone: 11:55
Time above zone: 11:48

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednsday 06-02-2010: Max Interval Plio, P90X Ab Ripper, and Jiu Jitsu

Oh. My God. The max stuff is a LOT harder. Jumping back into month 2 might have been a questionable idea. I'm sticking with it though!!! Man my legs hurt.

Duration: 55:00
Avg Heartrate: 141
High Heartrate: 165
Time in zone: 17:27
Time below zone: 09:37
Time above zone: 25:21

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tuesday 06-01-2010: Insanity Fit Test 3 + Max Interval Circuit (Day 36)

Well I lost some ground being off for 4 weeks as the fit test shows, and holy heck was the Max Interval Circuit challenging.

MoveFit Test 1Fit Test 2Fit Test 3Fit Test 4Fit Test 5
Switch Kicks109130112
Power Jacks525455
Power KneesL:101 R:101L:113 R:111L:104 R:106
Power Jumps303932
Globe Jumps711.759
Suicide Jumps152017
Push Up Jacks333633
Low Plank Oblique516558

Max Interval Circuit
Duration: 60:00
Avg Heartrate: 136
High Heartrate: 167
Calories: 516
Time in zone: 29:57
Time below zone: 11:51
Time above zone: 17:45

Monday, May 31, 2010

Monday 05-31-2010: Insanity Pure Cardio

I'm back! the toe is mostly healed so im pushing through and back on the insanity bandwagon.

Duration: 38:00
Avg Heartrate: 138
High Heartrate: 164
Calories: 334
Time in zone: 06:44
Time below zone: 11:34
Time above zone: 19:42

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Going Dark

This past holiday weekend I was in Las Vegas for the UFC Fan Expo and UFC 114. What an amazing time! the workout facilities were good.. but not great. I ended up doing some cardio on Friday Saturday and Sunday, and did P90X Shoulders and arms.. but I didnt blog about it.


The toe is feeling a lot better so I'll be back to p90x on Sunday

Monday, May 24, 2010

Monday 05-24-2010 : Interval Cardio

Another travel day, another day of cardio. I'm at the Hyatt Regency this week in Denver, and the ellipticals run free here. There's a ton of em.

Duration: 60:00 (PM)
Avg Heartrate:130
High Heartrate:158
Calories: 468
Time in zone:44:48
Time below zone: 14:37
Time above zone: 00:36

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Sunday 05-23-2010: BJJ Private Lesson and P90X+ Upper Plus, Interval Cardio

It was only 10 minutes of cardio to wrap up the upper body, so nothing to write home about. Busy day though overall and a hell of a great private lesson with Loro.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Saturday 05-22-2010: BJJ and Interval Cardio

Jiu jitsu went really well today. I didnt suck nearly as much as I thought I would. I still can't run in place or do any sort of pliometrics, but I'm thinking I might just tape it up and start Insanity up again on Thursday in Las Vegas.

BTW, very excited about going to Las Vegas on Thursday for the UFC Fan Expo. I'm not sure if I'll be competing in Grapplers Quest on Saturday, although I'm registered. 

We shall see.

Duration: 40:00 (PM)
Avg Heartrate:132
High Heartrate:147
Calories: 324
Time in zone:28:21
Time below zone: 10:45
Time above zone: 00:54

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday 05-21-2010: P90X Back and Biceps, and Interval Cardio

I decided to give the toe one more day to heal. Damn this thing hurts. :(
Duration: 30:00 (AM)
Avg Heartrate:140
High Heartrate:152
Calories: 267
Time in zone:22:39
Time below zone: 02:36
Time above zone: 04:45

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Thursday 05-20-2010: Interval Cardio

This is basically a day off for me since I'm traveling home from Denver tonight at 5:30. I got up at 6 to do 30 minutes of cardio though because otherwise I'll feel like a total lump.

I'm planning to go to Jiu Jitsu tomorrow and Saturday, then I've got that private with Loro. I'm really hoping the foot is okay for all that. I tried warming up running in place today, and it's just not happening. 
Hopefully I can get back into Insanity and pick up right where I left off next Thursday.

Duration: 30:00 (AM)
Avg Heartrate:133
High Heartrate:141
Calories: 246
Time in zone:26:24
Time below zone: 03:36
Time above zone: 00:00

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday 05-19-2010: Interval Cardio x 2 and P90X Chest, Shoulders and Triceps, and Ab Ripper X

Duration: 45:00 (AM)
Avg Heartrate:134
High Heartrate:148
Time in zone:34:21
Time below zone: 08:03
Time above zone: 02:36

Duration: 30:00 (PM)
Avg Heartrate:136
High Heartrate:155

Then I busted out some shoulders triceps and chest and abs. Nice workouts today! 
Toe is getting better. I'm planning to roll on Saturday and I'm planning a semi private lesson with Loro (Marcos "Loro" Galvao) on Sunday.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Tuesday 05-18-2010: Interval Cardio

Duration: 45:00
Avg Heartrate:132
High Heartrate:145
Time in zone:38:0
Time below zone: 07:00
Time above zone: 00:00

Monday, May 17, 2010

Monday 05-17-2010: Interval Cardio

Travel day today, but the gym at the Denver Hyatt was surprisingly nice. I still can't do jiu jitsu or Insanity because of my toe. Even running in place just hurts too much. 


I shall punish myself with a full hour of cardio.

Duration: 60:00
Distance: 7.39  Miles
Avg Heartrate:135
High Heartrate:150
Time in zone:48:54
Time below zone: 08:27
Time above zone: 02:39

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sunday 5-16-2010: P90X+ Upper Plus, Ap Ripper and 30 Min Interval Cardio

This is how I chose to relax the day I got back from the road trip. Is that weird?

Two separate workout, one early, one late. Bring it!

Duration: 30:00

Distance: 3.6  Miles
Avg Heartrate:133
High Heartrate:149
Calories: 244
Time in zone: 22:54 
Time below zone: 06:24
Time above zone: 00:42

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday 05-13-2010: Interval Cardio

Taking off for the big road trip, meeting Rafa in Phoenix at 3pm ET. Thankfully I had tims for cardio in the morning.

30 minutes

ROAD TRIP! Friday-Sunday

Not a lot of exercising is going to be done on this trip. It'll be probably 39 hours of driving and a day or so in Ohio at Rafa's Brother's gym ( Should get at least one class in, though.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday 05-12-2010: Interval Cardio

eek, I forgot to document today. Bad John. I did 30 minutes of interval cardio in the morning as is my typical pattern on travel days.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Tuesday 05-11-2010 : Interval Cardio twice and P90X Ab Ripper

(6 AM)
Duration: 30:00
Distance: 3.4  Miles
Avg Heartrate:136
High Heartrate:155
Calories: 248
Time in zone: 16:00 
Time below zone: 06:00
Time above zone: 08:00

Duration: 45:00
Distance: 4.5 Miles
Avg Heartrate: 132
High Heartrate: 149
Calories: 358
Time in zone: 30:51 
Time below zone: 11:09
Time above zone: 03:00

Monday, May 10, 2010

Monday 05-10-2010 : Interval Cardio and P90X Back & Biceps

Duration: 30:00
Distance: 4.01 Miles
Avg Heartrate:136
High Heartrate:159
Time in zone: 16:00 
Time below zone: 06:30
Time above zone: 07:30

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sunday 05-09-2010 : Interval Cardio Twice

I'm starting to think that in some ways my smashed toe was a seriously good thing. I'm loving the Insanity workout but its a good thing to mix up the cardio.

When I get back on the Insanity (maybe Wednesaday, making it a full week off to let the toe heal) I'm only going to do the daily Insanity routine ONCE, and then do interval cardio for 30 or 45 minutes as my second cardio workout (and BJJ and weights too)

Funny note.. when I got off the elliptical today and limped back to my apartment I got some seriously weird looks. I went from pushing up to 162 BPM and 14 mph on the elliptical to limping like an 80 year old. Apparently that's weird.

Duration: 30:00
Distance: 4.09 Miles
Avg Heartrate:136
High Heartrate:162
Calories: 255
Time in zone: 16:03 
Time below zone: 06:22
Time above zone: 07:35

Duration: 30:00
Distance: 3.3 Miles
Avg Heartrate:135
High Heartrate:157
Calories: 248
Time in zone: 22:15 
Time below zone: 05:20
Time above zone: 02:25

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday 05-08-2010 : P90X+ Upper Plus and Interval Cardio (PM)

Duration: 30:00
Avg Heartrate: 134
High Heartrate: 160
Time in zone: 20:06 
Time below zone: 07:42
Time above zone: 02:12

Man that was a pain with this damn toe. Good workout nonetheless though

Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday 05-07-2010: Interval Cardio

Duration: 30:00
Avg Heartrate: 132
High Heartrate: 154
Time in zone: 24:06 
Time below zone: 05:42
Time above zone: 0:12

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Thursday 05-06-2010: Interval Cardio x 2

Insanity still on hold. Foot is still KILLING me. The elliptical is all I can do for now.
Duration: 40:00
Avg Heartrate: 135
High Heartrate: 158
Calories: 310
Time in zone: -
Time below zone: -
Time above zone: -

Duration: 59:00 (@ the Adobe Gym in San Jose)
Avg Heartrate: 130
High Heartrate: 159
Time in zone: 20:18 
Time below zone: 22:39
Time above zone: 15:55

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wednesday 05-05-2010: Interval Cardio and P90X Chest, Shoulders and Triceps

Bad news.

Insanity is on hold for me.. I really messed up my toe in class last night in Jiu Jitsu. The whole right side of my foot including my little toe is pretty black right now, and I'm limping a bit. I tried the warmup for today's Insanity.. but WHOA did that hurt.

Instead, I went to the Marriott gym and did interval cardio on the elliptical. Here are the stats.

Duration: 40:00
Avg Heartrate: 135
High Heartrate: 158
Calories: 336
Time in zone: 13:30 
Time below zone: 13:03
Time above zone: 13:27

I'm planning upper plus in the PM

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday 05-04-2010: Insanity Day 23 : Cardio Power and Resistance

Okay that was challenging. I got up at 430PT to eat, then up at 6AM to start. Good thing I've only gor 3 hours of jiu jitsu tonight at Heroes Martial Arts here in San Jose.

Duration: 40:00
Avg Heartrate: 135
High Heartrate: 165
Calories: 308
Time in zone: 08:39 
Time below zone: 11:10
Time above zone: 19:15

Monday, May 3, 2010

Monday 05-03-2010 : Insanity Day 22 : Pure Cardio (Travel Day to San Jose)

Yeah today was rough. I was awoken by the Carmel Limo guy calling me at 5:10am to remind me about my 5:15am pickup. Good times! Excellent that I'm a night before packer and preparer.

So, I dashed out and didnt get to do my workout til 6pm PT.

Duration: 38:00
Avg Heartrate: 127
High Heartrate: 165
Calories:280 (WTF)
Time in zone: 13:12 
Time below zone: 15:45
Time above zone: 09:03

Weird workout. It FELT hard but these numbers arent really portraying that.

In other news my abs are KILLING me from Ab Ripper X yesterday. Excellent! I gotta do it at least 2x/week though for maintenance.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Saturday 05-01-2010: Insanity Day 20 : Plyometric Cardio Circuit and NY Open 2010 (BJJ Tournament)

Duration: 41:00
Avg Heartrate: 132
High Heartrate: 165
Calories: 336
Time in zone: 14:12 
Time below zone: 12:54
Time above zone: 12:54

Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday 04-30-2010: Insanity Day 19 : Cardio Power and Resistance

Duration: 40:00
Avg Heartrate: 135
High Heartrate: 165
Calories: 308
Time in zone: 08:39 
Time below zone: 11:10
Time above zone: 19:15

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Thursday 04-29-2010: Insanity Day 18 : Cardio Recovery and P90X Chest Shoulders and Triceps

That's one hell of a "recovery" day. Its rather like a short yoga workout, and a nice leg workout. I'm looking forward to the P90X madness today.

No cardio metrics for today.

Also, I'm skipping BJJ tonight since I've got the New York Open on Saturday.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday 04-28-2010: Insanity Day 17 : Pure Cardio, Cardio Abs, Jiu Jistu

Cardio stats
Avg Heartrate: 123
High Heartrate:165
Time in zone:14:12 
Time below zone:17:30 (WTF)
Time above zone:06:09

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Tuesday 04-27-2010: Insanity Day 16 : Pliometric Cardio Circuit (Twice), P90X+ Upper Plus, and Jiu Jitsu

Busy day today, I know, I know.
Avg Heartrate: 127
High Heartrate:164
Calories: 301
Duration: 41:00
Time in zone: 24:18
Time below zone: 14:06
Time above zone: 03:33

Avg Heartrate: 128
High Heartrate:151
Calories: 306
Duration: 41:00
Time in zone: 23:33
Time below zone: 13:15
Time above zone: 04:06

Monday, April 26, 2010

Monday 04-26-2010: Insanity Day 15 : Fit Test 2

Wow, my numbers got better. I did the power knees twice because the idea of only doing one side doesn't sit well with me.

Fit Test 2 Results
Switch Kicks: 130 (Previously 109)
Power Jacks : 54 (Previously 52)
Power Knees : L:113 R:111 (Previously L: 101 R: 101)
Power Jumps : 39 (Previously 30)
Globe Jumps : 11.75 (Previously 7)
Suicide Jumps: 20 (Previously 15)
Push Up Jacks: 36 (Previously 33)
Low Plank Obliques: 65 (Previously 51)

Cardio stats
Duration: 25:00
Avg Heartrate: 129
High Heartrate: 161
Calories: 191
Time in zone: 10:51 
Time below zone: 8:38
Time above zone: 5:24 

I've got Jiu Jitsu tonight at 630

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Sunday 04-25-2010: Insanity Day 14 : P90X Back and Biceps (Insanity Day Off)

It's nice to have a day off from the cardio! It let me focus on the muscle workout, which is nice.


Saturday, April 24, 2010

Saturday 04-24-2010: Insanity Day 13 : BJJ, Pure Cardio, Cardio Abs, and P90X+ Intervals

Busy workout day today. BJJ class at 11am with Loro and Marcelino and then some cardio later in the day. I didnt feel like I got enough actual cardio time with pure cardio (only 15 minutes in my zone?!?!?!) so I threw in P90X+ Intervals as well.

You can see that the P90X+ intervals didnt challenge me nearly as much as they used to... good to mix it up tho.

Pure Cardio
Duration: 38:00
Avg Heartrate: 129
High Heartrate: 154
Time in zone: 14:18 
Time below zone: 13:51
Time above zone: 9:51

P90X+ Intervals
Duration: 41:00
Avg Heartrate:118
High Heartrate: 148
Time in zone: 14:15
Time below zone:26:27
Time above zone:00:18

Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday 04-23-2010: Insanity Day 12 : Cardio Power and Resistance x2

I seem to be getting into the habit of doing the workouts twice, but in the spirit of intervals, I think this is a good thing. Also, my time spent "in the zone" is relatively low on a per workout basis.. probably because I work cardio so much.

I'm sure the twice a day thing will stop next week when my calf has healed enough to go back to jiu jitsu. P90x, BJJ and ONE insanity session ought to be enough, even for me.

A.M.  (this one turned out to be hard)
Duration: 40:00
Avg Heartrate: 137
High Heartrate: 169
Calories: 336
Time in zone: 08:39 
Time below zone: 11:10
Time above zone: 19:15

Duration: 40:00
Avg Heartrate:132
High Heartrate:154
Calories: 305
Time in zone: 20:51 
Time below zone: 08:55
Time above zone:  06:35

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Thursday 04-22-2010: Insanity Day 11 : Cardio Recovery P90X Chest, Shoulders and Triceps

I like the recovery day. Its got s distinctly yoga feel to it while still giving a good leg workout, plus its the perfect thing to pair with a P90X upper body workout.

Again, no Jiu Jitsu for me. It's just too tempting to go while my calf is still healing. I'll end up rolling and bad things will happen.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday 04-21-2010: Insanity Day 10 : Plio Cardio Circuit x2 and BJJ

Yeah, I did this one twice today. I wanted to make up for the fact that I'm not sparring tonight in jiu jitsu, and that's where I burn a lot of my calories.

Duration: 41:00
Avg Heartrate: 128
High Heartrate: 151
Calories: 307
Time in zone: 22:33
Time below zone: 13:48
Time above zone: 04:36

Duration: 41:00
Avg Heartrate: 133
High Heartrate: 154
Calories: 330
Time in zone: 17:48 
Time below zone: 11:41
Time above zone: 11:24

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Insanity Day 8: Cardio Power and Resistance, x2 (04-19-2010)

This one was so nice I decided to do it twice. I'm serious.

Duration: 39:00
Avg Heartrate: 135
High Heartrate: 161
Calories: 319
Time in zone: 22:15
Time below zone: 11:02
Time above zone: 04:36

Duration: 39:00
Avg Heartrate: 130
High Heartrate: 158
Calories: 299
Time in zone: 25:51 
Time below zone: 12:18
Time above zone: 00:51

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Insanity Day 6 : Plio Cardio Circuit, P90X Back and Biceps, Ab Ripper X (04-18-2010)

I took Saturday off because of... well I was kinda busy, but I'll pay for it with Sunday and Monday, rest assured. Here are today's cardio results.
Avg Heartrate: 134
High Heartrate: 164
Calories: 336
Duration: 41:00
Time in zone: 28:10
Time below zone: 11:15
Time above zone: 01:30

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Saturday - BJJ!

Saturday was only BJJ, but I still got a good cardio workout in.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Insanity Day 5 : Pure Cardio

Bananas. Just bananas. I love it though. I ended up doing it from 730am-830am today, its a great way to start the day,

Duration: 39:00
Avg Heartrate: 132
High Heartrate: 172
Calories: 304
Time in zone: 24:36
Time below zone: 12:18
Time above zone: 0:51

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Insanity Day 4 : Cardio Recovery, P90X Chest Shoulders and Arms, and BJJ

Today's Madness
Cardio Recovery - I ended up doing this around 7am, and found it to be very yoga-like, but with some additional leg and butt-blasting work. I didn't track calories since I didnt really sweat or get my heart rate up.

P90X Chest Shoulders and Arms "Mini" - I essentially took about half of the exercises from CS+A while maintaining the order and the muscles being hit. It takes about 35 minutes.. gotta keep working the muscles!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Insanity Day 3 : Cardio Power and Resistance

Duration: 40:00
Avg Heartrate: 139
High Heartrate: 161
Calories: 351
Time in zone: 23:45
Time below zone: 10:06
Time above zone: 06:09

That's a good workout. I like that they seem to jump right into it with 3 rotations with increasing intensity before the stretches, then two more full rotations of other cardio and strength training.

Muscles Trained

I'm also planning to go to BJJ tonight.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Insanity Day 2 : Plio Cardio Circuit, P90X Upper Body Plus, Ab Ripper X

Okay, I though I was in pretty good cardio shape, and im not exactly disgusted with my performance, I kept up most of the time, or at least did all the drills, but WOW that was very challenging. I was at 145 bpm after the damn WARMUP!

Avg Heartrate: 145
High Heartrate: 164
Calories 230
Time in zone: 12:06
Time below zone: 04:00
Time above zone: 07:54

The time below zone happened after the first rotation when we stretched. I set the timer for 30 minutes but i should have set it for 40. Next time.

Additionally, I'm going to add in some P90X upper body workouts.. I like Insanity, but I need my weight workouts! Tonight it's Upper Body Plus + Ab Ripper X.


Monday, April 12, 2010

Insanity Day 1 : Fit Test 1

Well I completed my fit test today, and I was pleased that I outperformed the dude in the video in a couple of places, but the woman in the video really sort of kicked my ass. Nice to have a yardstick.

Here are the results.

Switch Kicks: 109
Power Jacks : 52
Power Knees : L: 101 R: 101
Power Jumps : 30
Globe Jumps : 7
Suicide Jumps: 15
Push Up Jacks: 33
Low Plank Obliques: 51

It was only 26 minutes, but I am BEAT! I've got Jiu Jitsu tonight at 630.. I think I've got time to recover.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Insanity: Before Photos

I've taken my before photos, taken Friday 4/9/2010. I'm hoping there's much more muscle definition on day 60! I'll post them privately on my facebook page and allow access as requested... I dont really want to just put them out there into the cloud.

Friday, April 9, 2010

It's Insanity.

After one full rotation of P90X and one full rotation of P90X+, I've decided to give Insanity a try, and I'm really excited. I started out P90X at 142 pounds, in really pretty good shape from occasional weights, and consistent Jiu Jitsu (4-6 times per week) but I wanted to get stronger.

Now... There's not a TON of difference really, but after P90X, I'm closer to 146-148 lbs on an average day (assuming I haven't gone overboard with sodium) which is a little too close to the cutoff for jiu jitsu tournaments for the featherweight division of 149.9 lbs, especially when you add in a 3-5 pound uniform!

Enter Insanity. My goal is to really ratchet up the cardio and see how things go after 60 days.

I begin on Monday. I'll post my pre insanity photos before I start and my results from my fit test.

Again, photos are posted on my Facebook page, let me know if you'd like to see them.