P90X Week 2 Results
P90X Week 2 results. In one word….meh.
I lost about 1lb. Measurements pretty much stayed the same. The ONLY thing which changed substantially is my belly button measurement which I had increasing around 4cm. Yes that is A LOT for a week.
The thing is that I realised that in the last couple of weeks when I have been taking my measurements, I have been holding my gut in which obviously screws up my results. So although it looks like I put on a lot around my waist it is really just a corrective measure to make sure I am measuring accurately.
For all I know it might have gone down, it’s just I don’t have a real like-for-like comparison to be able to tell.
I do feel like I worked quite hard over the last few days, but made a LOT of mistakes as well. To summarise them, here’s a nice little list:
- My weights are a limiting factor. I use kettlebells so my weights available are 4kg, 8kg, 12kg and 16kg. Which means that weights are often too heavy or too light meaning that with each exercise or workout I do, there is a lack of consistency towards any one goal. Solution: I’ve got access to a private gym, so will start using that more for my resistance workouts.
- Not pushing enough in my cardio workouts. I tried to keep pace with Tony and his crew for the cardio workouts for the first couple of weeks, but I genuinely feel like I am a bit more advanced than that. I tried one Insanity workout (Plyo cardio) instead of Kenpo X and it KILLED me in just the warm up. Solution: Follow a P90X/Insanity/strength training hybrid.
- Poor nutrition. Between catching up with a good friend from out of town, another friend’s birthday, a food exhibition on Saturday and a wedding taking up all of my Sunday, I would say my nutrition was only 50% on point over the whole week. So even losing just 1lb this week is something to be happy about. Solution: Clean up nutrition
- Lack of hydration. I just don’t drink enough water, and your body does need that to function properly, efficiently and therefore to help lose weight. Solution: Drink more water.
Date 2 April 2012 9 April 2012 16 April 2012 23 April 2012
Weight (lb) 178 178.4 177.6 176.4
Right Bicep (cm) 31.9 32.2 33.0 31.2
Left Bicep (cm) 31.7 32.2 32.6 31.2
Upper Chest (cm) 95.3 94.4 95.8 94.6
Lower Chest (cm) 91.6 91.4 91.3 91.2
Belly Button (cm) 86.4 86.1 90.0 88.9
Hips (cm) 95.3 96.0 94.9 94.7
Glutes (cm) 96.4 96.2 98.4 97.8
Right Thigh (cm) 60.3 59.7 59.6 59.3
Left Thigh (cm) 60.1 59.5 59.6 59.4
Right Calf (cm) 39.9 39.7 39.8 39.6
Left Calf (cm) 39.6 39.7 39.6 38.9