P90X: Day 41 (Kenpo X)

Another wonderful day of martial arts workout fun. Coach Shu helped me come up with a plan regarding this routine and my wing chun workout: I need to order a heart rate monitor and see what my heart rate is like when I really push it during Kenpo X. Then, the next time I am supposed to do Kenpo, I will do Wing Chun X instead and see what rate I get up to. If it isn’t the same, then it most likely means the workout I made isn’t intense enough to be “X” material. Another solution could be that I pushed myself harder for Kenpo X than I did for Wing Chun X, but I think I’m smart enough to determine if that’s what is really going on.

Just a quick explanation about this: Shu suggested the above idea to me because I was telling him about the brief run I made through about half the workout. I said, “Wing chun’s techniques are a lot smaller than kenpo because it is a close-range combat system, so I think I have to do more reps to get the same sweat. In Wing Chun X you would have to do 40 reps where Kenpo X does 30.” That was when he suggested the heart rate monitor idea to me. Thanks, Shu!


About Steve Grogan

I am 40 years old, divorced, and a father of four kids. I am a practitioner of a self-defense system called wing chun kung fu. My other hobbies include writing, playing guitar, reading, watching movies, and listening to music. Recently I have gotten back into fitness, and this time I am DETERMINED to get the washboard abs...whether my metabolism will cooperate with me or not! The purpose of this blog is to write not only about my hobbies, but also about whatever crosses my mind, whether it is something I don't understand or something that aggravates me. So join me as I indulge my tendency to think too much about topics that don't usually cross anyone else's mind!
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