Insanity Max 30 Day 16 Tabata Strength and Catch-Up

Last week I missed two days, both of which were Tabata Power. I made up one but not the other. At this writing I am debating whether or not I want to bother making it up this coming Friday, which is usually a rest day for me. Who knows?

Tonight will be Tabata Strength. I am happy to find myself once again 25% of the way through this program. After this I plan on doing a hybrid program between this and P90X 3. Why? Because it makes sense. After all, they are both 30 minutes. P90X 3 will address strength exercises with weights; Max 30 will address cardio.

I forgot how much of a beast Tabata Strength is. I was doing good up until the V push-up section. Actually, retract that: I did goo THROUGH the V push-up section. Then he got to a regular push-up part, where you also did shoulder taps, knee taps and toe taps. Well, my body wasn’t having any of that. I skipped them all. Then I joined the team back at the 26:30 mark, going with them up until the end and following the modifier.

No worries. I will be maxing out at 30 minutes someday.

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Slack Attack

Well, you may have noticed I did not post a blog about my workout last night. That’s because I did not do it. I’ve been working long days at my job, which I have been using as an excuse. In the past I would work out even after I’d done longer days than I am doing now. My only guess is that I have let myself soften up.

Well, time to TOUGHEN up. Tonight I am going to do my damn workout. Then, on what should be my days off, I am going to do the two that I missed. As of Sunday, I aim on being back on track.

It is also noteworthy that I used the long hours as an excuse to miss wing chun all week too. Well, that has to stop. If I ever want to run my own school someday, then I need to get Sifu’s blessing. The only way to do that is to get better, and the only way to do that is to GO TO FRICKIN’ CLASS!!!

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Insanity Max 30 Day 10 Sweat Intervals

I got around to this workout much later than I thought. As I began, I was thinking, “I’m not really into this tonight. Maybe I will stop at the 15 minute mark.” (Why 15 minutes? Because that is halfway.) Then I started feeling tired, so I decided to follow the modifier.

And you know what? The 15 minute mark came, and I didn’t feel like stopping. I thought maybe I would stop at 20, but that came and went too. I just kept chugging along, and before you know it, 30 minutes was up. I followed the modifier for about 95% of the workout, but I was still impressed by the fact that I DID NOT MAX OUT!!!

Again, I am being humble in admitting I was following the modifier, but still…compared to where I was a few weeks ago, not to mention that I was exhausted tonight, is still impressive…to me anyway!

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Insanity Max 30 Day 9…Not Meant to Be

I worked a 13 hour day at my job. I am working 11 hours for the next three days. Since I don’t have the desire to get ill again, I am skipping tonight. Maybe my cardio will hate me for it, but my immune system won’t!

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Insanity Max 30 Day 8 Cardio Challenge

Max out time was 23:14.

Well, what can I really say? I have been through this workout several times now. There is really nothing new to report other than I think my max out time has gone up. If it hasn’t, then I am really slacking!

On Saturday I went to wing chun class and did chi sao with three different people. One of them was a senior student like me. The second one has been doing chi sao for a few months, and the third just began. I can’t say for sure which experience was the most valuable. From an egotistical point of view, I could say chi sao with the beginner was best because, let’s face it, who doesn’t get a thrill out of doing something better than someone else? Then again, the other aspect of practicing with the beginner is I am helping him to see the level he can achieve in his chi sao someday. As for chi sao with the moderate and senior students, those were good because their higher skill level forces ME to get better. So it’s a tough call, but I can say one thing: it was a great class.

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Insanity Max 30 Day 5 Friday Night Fight Round 1…Dammit!

I forgot that I WAS supposed to do a workout yesterday. For some reason I had it in my head that it was a rest day. Oh well…I will just do it today.

Got a lot of stuff to do when I get home, hence why I am writing the blog now BEFORE my workout instead of after. Things are going to be too hectic later on; I won’t have the time to write in depth like I prefer to, but I figured I would at least check in.

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Insanity Max 30 Day 4 Tabata Power

Aw man, what a CLOSE one! I was chugging along at a decent clip, closing in on the end of the workout, when…wouldn’t you know it…I had to max out at 28:45!!! The culprit? Damn speed tricep dips!

Oh well. I still did better than the Steve of yesterday. Soon I will be able to go the entire time, and without following the modifier either!

And for my post-workout snack, I had chocolate Shakeology with peanut butter and banana.

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