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Power 90 Update

So I’m into my third week of Power 90 and I had a funny moment I wanted to share.

But first, let me tell you what Power 90 is all about.  Tony Horton & BeachBody put out this “In-Home Bootcamp” series around 10 years ago.  Since then, he’s come out with several variations and improvements, which you might know as P90X, P90X2, etc.  That Man had his eye on P90X after catching a late-night infomercial, but I *knew* it would kill us.  I decided to start at the beginning with Power 90, which is a good starting point for people who aren’t really at any sort of decent fitness level.

Power 90 has two levels:  1/2 and 3/4.  I plan to stick with level 1/2 as long as it takes, even if that’s all I do the full 90 days.  I exercise 6 days a week, alternating “sweat” and “sculpt.”  Even the sweat portion involves power yoga and taebo, so it’s still very strength-inducing not “dancing”.  The sculpt days I use 5-lb dumbbells and my own body weight to complete three sets of weight/strength exercises, including pushups, squats, lunges, biceps curls, etc.  Basic moves, no special equipment, and all something that I can do, or modify slightly to do.

(E.g. I can’t do dips yet, so I just do an extra set of triceps kick backs)

So after I completed the sweat portion today, I jumped in the shower.  I reached down to scrub my feet and felt this hard…thing… in my leg.  It was weird, hard as a rock.  In my lower leg.  I ran my hand over it and then laughed.

It was muscle.  My calf muscle.  Haha.  So that’s what a muscle is!

Okay, it might have actually been cramping a little because it’s still aching, but I definitely felt that nice hard ridge in the side of my leg!!

3 thoughts on “Power 90 Update

  1. Funny! I think it might be my outlook on life but funny stuff happens to me almost daily at the gym. My most inspiring moments are when I pick up a heavy weight and get strange looks. The kind that say, “Who does she think she is to pick up that weight?”. And then they find out that was my warm up weight. Keep at those kickbacks and the dips will come. Slow and steady is definitely the way to go. Rushing or over-doing it will only lead to injury.

    Go calf muscles!!!

    1. Ha, that’s priceless! I’m looking forward to being able to do full planks and pushups from my toes and not my knees, too!

      1. Even if you can’t do all the dips or all the push ups from your toes, even doing ONE (and then going to your knees for push ups, or then switching to your kick backs) will get you there one step at a time.

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