2 x 2 x 2 Program

I confess, I hate working out. I dread it everyday and slack off at times.

But I hate the feeling of not working out just a tad bit more than working out.
I also have unhealthy eating habits. That is something I need to work on little by little.
Anyways, if you’ve been following my blog for a while you have probably noticed I can’t seem to stick to a certain workout program for the whole recommended time. This is generally the norm among my friends too.
I restarted P90X a few times only to stop after the 7th week. There’s something about hitting the 7th week in that program that burns a person out. It also seems I travel around that time and it’s hard to get back into the swings of things afterwards.
I tried Insanity for 30 days. Insanity is a 60 day high impact cardio program. It was starting to take a toll on my shins and knees so I stopped.
I was running for a while then I got bored with running 5 times a week in the 100 plus degree weather. I haven’t ran in about a month.
I haven’t worked out in 2-3 weeks and have decided it’s time to get back into working out again.
I debated between trying to set up a new program or doing what I did years ago. I used to just do something active for an hour. It didn’t matter if it was roller blading, playing Dance Dance Revolution, shooting hoops, playing volleyball, etc. I wanted to make exercising fun and not a chore. I may do that if I burn out again.
This time around I have decided to do a P90X and Insanity hybrid program. I like some of the strength training that P90X has to offer but I don’t want to bulk up. I like the cardio Insanity has to offer but I don’t want to do strictly cardio. Then I realized I would like to get back into running 5Ks this fall. Might as well as enjoy the fall weather now that it’s no longer in the 100s and before it becomes too cold. However, I didn’t want to run on top of doing a full P90X and Insanity hybrid program.
With that being said, I would like to introduce the 2 x 2 x 2 program! šŸ™‚ It’s basically 2 days of P90X, 2 days of Insanity, and 2 days of running/walking a week.
I am also incorporating gymnastics. I usually do this on top of my workouts because it really helps me with my back. It’s usually a short and easy 5 minute workout of doing back bends, front walkovers, etc. Nothing fancy, very low-impact stuff.
PHASE 1 (if I don’t burn out again, there will be a phase 2 and hopefully a phase 3)
Weeks 1-3:
1) P90X Chest and Back, Ab Ripper
2) Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit, Gymnastics
3) Run/Walk 1 hour
4) P90X Shoulders and Arms, Ab Ripper
5) Insanity Pure Cardio, Gymnastics
6) Run/Walk 1 hour
7) Rest or Stretch
Week 4:
1) Insanity Core Cardio and Balance, Gymnastics
2) P90X Core Synergistics
3) Run/Walk 1 hour
4) Insanity Core Cardio and Balance, Gymnastics
5) P90X Core Synergistics
6) Run/Walk 1 hour
7) Rest or Stretch
Thoughts? Suggestions?

2 thoughts on “2 x 2 x 2 Program

  1. Kinda sounds like all insanity to me! šŸ™‚ I know from my own experience I tend to burn out when I reach exhaustion. Those (as far as I know – not very familiar w/P90X or Insanity) are all really intense workouts. I know I would have better luck scheduling maybe 3 of those a week, and interspersing it with something lighter – a 30 min jog, yoga, are some body-weight-only strength training (squats, pushups, etc). It's really important to take time to rest, though. Your body needs that to adapt. I've also had good luck with a varied program that lets me be flexible: 3 days a week I run (training for a 1/2 marathon), and on 3 other days I crosstrain with whatever sounds good to me that day. YMMV, of course. :)Good luck, though! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  2. This is actually a bit lighter schedule than the actual P90X and Insanity schedules! šŸ™‚ Those 2 workout programs are pretty crazy.When and where are you doing a half marathon? That's pretty awesome.

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