Today’s P90X3 workout was Decelerator. Technically, this is my second time doing it as my first time was last week, but I just didn’t get a chance to write a blog post about it (the whole flu bug kind of put a cramp in my schedule).
It had been a while, so it was fun doing a new workout. Decelerator’s focus is on “deceleration training,” which concentrates on slowing down after an explosive movement to help you stabilize and protect your muscles and joints (basically helping you to learn how to land more safely and avoid injury). Throughout the workout, you alternate between lower body (squats, screamer holds, dupers, hops, etc.) and upper body exercises (push-ups, pull-ups, chin pulls, etc.). Some of the exercises are definitely easier than others. Some I simply couldn’t do (I definitely had to modify on a few) – take a look at crane cracker push-ups and you’ll understand why! The elevator pull-ups and chin pulls were pretty much insane. When I first looked at the chin pulls, it didn’t look too bad, but then I tried them. Um, yeah…never mind. 😉 There were also some interesting combinations and twists on classic moves, such as the superman/bow and big brother burpees, which were fun to do (well, my husband wasn’t exactly a fan of the bows, but I liked them!).
Overall, I enjoyed the workout. It didn’t “destroy” me like some of the others, but it also wasn’t “easy.” Honestly, it’s kind of hard to describe. I liked that it focused on landing safely and avoiding injury, because getting sidetracked by an injury is no fun. Plus, it’s yet another tip for my Workout Tip Jar. I earned my “reward” the other day and bought myself a new pair of lululemon pants (in a size smaller…wahoo!).
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.