Last week I completed Week 3 of the first month of P90x3. If anyone is familiar with P90x, you would know that what follows week 3 is… RECOVERY WEEK. That's what I am in now. Just completed the Isometrix workout and it was great. Lots of balance. Kind of like the balance section of Yoga X but just balance. I must say, I am so happy I held crane for 45 seconds! I feel like a freaking warrior. But this post isn't about this week. It's about last week. I am so excited to show you the new equipment my boyfriend and I invested in to help us get better results.
First up, look at these beauties:
They replace a rack of 15 sets of weights from 5 pounds to 52.5 pounds. This were necessary. I can't imagine lifting 52.5 pounds, however, I need to go higher than 10 pounds. Currently I have four sets of weights and they don't go above 10 pounds, so now both he and I can get a good workout without compromising space. They are pretty pricey but you can find a good sale if you search for it so definitely google them and visit a couple of stores, as well as, online retailers. They are called the BowFlex SelectTech 552.
The second addition to my little "home gym" is the P90x Chin Up Assist!
I have one of those "over the door frame" chin up bars and I used to use a chair to help me get to a comfortable level in order to do a chin up without jumping up and down. Now, I don't need that because I have THIS. You can change the level of the assist bands in order to increase or decrease the assistance. It's great because I can feel the burn more. I am definitely using my upper body MORE with these than with the chair….I was partly using my legs then. In Week 2, I was able to get 15 pull ups and chin ups done but with the assist, my goal was 10 and sometimes I couldn't even get to 9 because my arms were burning and shaking.
That makes me happy. I want to increase my upper body strength and have "guns" by the summer!
You can purchase the Chin Up Assist online atbeachbodycoach.com/funfitchicmel. I am kind of upset at myself for not having purchased this sooner but better late than never!