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P90X Check-In: Chest, Shoulders and Triceps


So, I've previously mentioned that I was a little torn about the Chest, Shoulders and Triceps workout - shoulders and triceps, sure but chest, eh, not so much.  Initially I didn't want to work my chest because it's not like finding shirts is easy enough right now because of my chest size, but I may have turned over a new leaf.

I L-O-V-E this workout.  My arms were in pain for about 2 days after the workout.  Good pain though.  The first week I did the workout I was using the wrong resistance band so I didn't get as good of a workout as the second week, but the second week?!  Awesome.  Loved it.  I guess I'm a bit of a masochist because I enjoy being in a little bit of pain after a strength focused workout.

I felt the workout the most in my shoulders and in my chest the least but I think a lot of that had to do with the fact that the chest muscles seemed to be worked more in push-up exercises, many of which I had to improvise and adjust because I was having a difficult time with them.

One of my favorite things about this workout is that a good potion of the exercises use the resistance bands so when traveling you can easily do a lot of it in your hotel room if you take the bands with you.  I personally don't travel as much for work as I did a few years ago, but if you do - this is a great way to keep in shape somewhat while traveling.

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