I’ve mentioned before that I recently caught some sort of cold bug, so I haven’t been at the top of my game, so today’s P90X3 workout, Dynamix, was a nice break from last week’s intensity. For those of you keeners who don’t like taking rest days, Dynamix has been an optional workout for Day 7 of the Classic Cycle. However, my husband and I have opted out of doing it, so today was our first time venturing into its world.
According to the fitness guide, “Dynamix focuses on using your muscles, connective tissue, and joint function in symbiotic actions to actively increase range of motion, flexibility, and stabilization.” Basically, it’s there to help keep your body in good condition so that you can kick booty and perform well in your other workouts. Thus, it is not a super intense workout, but important, nonetheless.
You start the workout off by working your right side (leg lift, abductor lift, horse step, and forearm plank) and repeating the same moves on the left. Then you get on your stomach and do glute lifts, scorpions, shoulder stretches, ham/hip rockers, groiners, pigeons, and lunge push-ups. From your stomach you move to a standing position and do polka stretches, hip circles, polka plus, double knee pulls, front to back lunges, double quad stretches, glide lunges, and tin man zombie. Finally, you get back down to the ground and do glute rockers, double knee pulls, double pigeon pulls, spinal twists, fifer scissor stretches, marching bridges, farrthing stretches, side bananas, and superman. To be honest, my favorite part was the last section where we were down on the ground. It was actually super relaxing and I really enjoyed each move. Because I’m not at 100%, I think I really enjoyed taking the time to do slower movements and just prep my body for what’s about to come in the next little while.
Another dollar in my Workout Tip Jar – jackpot.
Please remember that I am not a doctor or a nutritionist or fitness expert. All information I discuss on my blog is intended for inspiration and educational purposes and is not intended as a medical diagnosis or treatment. Before making any changes to your own health and fitness, I highly recommend speaking with your doctor.