Well today was day 2 of P90X3, and it’s a bit of a switch from yesterday. This was more jumping and cardio, no weights. It was kind of fun, but kind of awkward/cheesy at times. And of course, Tony is never without his LARGE sense of humor. He does make me smile though…for now.
Ok, so let’s get started.
Length: 30 minutes as always, plus a short cooldown.
Equipment needed: tape
So you don’t need much for this one. Always one to question what I’m told (haha I NEVER get a towel, even though Tony says I should), I wondered if I really needed some silly tape strips on the floor.
Yes, it is necessary. So get out some tape and a marker. Ok, if you reallllly don’t want to use marker, fine. Eyeball it. But get tape. No, a string won’t do.
Alright, so the warm-up is standard – same arm circles, leg stretches, running, jacks, etc that he does each time, I’m guessing. That takes about 4 minutes. Then we get busy.
1. Explode and Hold
I didn’t feel like I exploded much, but there was some holding. You basically jump from one X on the tape to another X on the other tape, wherever Tony tells you to jump. I think he likes being bossy. And you balance on one foot. Need to modify? Lower your other foot to the ground. Work up to balancing. Also, take big steps instead of jumping if needed.
Nothing fancy here – just lunging from the middle of the back, up to the front X on the tape. Simple. To modify, don’t step all the way up.
The best way I can describe this move is you jump from one X to another, never completely standing up, and you keep the balancing leg bent and reach over to the outside of that foot. Did that make sense?
You’ll see I have to tap my toe down at times. I don’t have best balance right now, but I guess Tony is going to help me with that. Modification – step instead of jumping.
I think the pic shows it clearly – stand in the middle, tap back then middle then forward. Switch legs.
It bugs me that there are two Rs in Farrs. I don’t know why it’s spelled that way, but I promise I didn’t spell it incorrectly. Ok, moving on…
Tony says, “The arms create momentum.” This one seemed hard to show in a pic, so I did a little video.
And my video isn’t working. Huh. Well imagine somewhat of a skater move laterally across the tape.
6. Ring around the Posey
This felt silly. We basically just ran around the tape.
7. Scissor Kick Jumps
So you do scissor kicks while jumping side to side across the tape. That’s about it. Get those legs up!
Alright, I’ll admit it. As goofy as these moves feel, I am getting hot. Sweating a little. Had to get some water. Moving on…
8. 8 Sprint 3
You run a figure 8 around the tape in 3 different ways. Ehhh…this isn’t my favorite. If I wanted to run or sprint, I’d go outside.
9. Plyo V Lunge
Your opposite legs cross over (so right leg lunges to the left side) and somewhere in there your arms go up and you do some jumping. I got a little confused with this one. Stop mixing things up, TONY!
10. High Step Shuffle
Pretty self-explanatory – you do what Shaun T calls high knees, and you mix with a shuffle in the middle. That’s it.
11. Gump Jump Push-ups
Oh boy. With your feet at one end of the tape, do a push-up. Then side plank. Then jump your feet to the opposite tape. Push-up. Side plank. Repeat.
12. Tap that Line
Oh Tony. He starts talking about “Beyoncification” of some of the moves. And one girl starts dancing. It’s sort of awkward but I got into it. Ha. Heels up!
We are officially under the 10 minute mark now!!!
13. Jump Knee Jump
Do 2 high tuck jumps across the tape, then shuffle back. One day I’ll out=jump Tania.
14. Triangle lunges
Start in the back. Lunge up to the right, over to the left, back again. Triangle shape. Get it?
15. Squat jump lunge
Jump. Squat. Lunge. Repeat.
Pictures seemed silly at this point.
16. 3.4 Run
Tony calls out “up, right, left, back,” etc. You shuffle/run where he tells you to go.
17. Long Jump Sprint
Jump up, sprint back. Eh.
18. Plyo Line Push-ups
Ok, NOW you want to throw in the hard stuff? Do a walking plank along the tape line. Then plyo (exploding) push-ups back to start. And again. And again. To modify – stay on your knees and don’t explode. Heh, that sounds funny.
So I’m not sure I like this one as much. I felt like it was good to get my heart rate up a little, but I didn’t love it. I’m more of a strength/weights girl anyway though. Waiting to see what he hands me tomorrow – YOGA!!