By March 25, 2009

Power Half Hour home exercise program: session 25

I just finished session 25 of the Power Half Hour exercise routine by Beachbody.com yesterday. I am in the home stretch! I have to say, I am mightily impressed with the results. I still find all of the sessions challenging, and like how my body is reacting. I can almost see my abs! Even though there are a few things I would change about the program (not enough stretching is the biggest one), I think it is vastly superior to the P90 Basic course I completed earlier. Granted, P90B got me in shape for this, but the five different routines of the PHH really makes a difference.

I have gotten a lot stronger, and trimmed down a little. I can now do all five routines without (too much) resting. The abs are still hard for me, but I am doing them all now instead of just the first twenty or so reps. I do twenty-five to thirty reps for each ab movement, and some of them are pretty damn crazy.

I look forward to the arms routine the most, because that means the next day is stretching. 🙂 I love the stretch course. It’s particularly nice when the routine falls on a workday, and I can just spend a half hour relaxing and becoming more flexible.

Riding a motorcycle requires a lot of balance, and core muscles play a huge part in that. I would like to think that my increased riding confidence this season is partially due to the P90 and PHH workouts. I definitely feel a lot stronger and my balance has improved.

I’ll take pictures after I’ve completed the whole series, but here are my stats as of yesterday:

 03/11/200903/24/2009
Bicep14.5″14″
Waist35.5″35.25″
Chest44.5″45.5″
Thigh22″22″
Hips36″35.5″

Some interesting things going on. Chest went way up, but arms went down. I think I might be losing some fat stores in my arms, or perhaps my measurement from the 11th was off. I am surprised my chest went up an inch … I could almost fit into that fucked-up Motoport jacket now 😛

My waistline and hips continue to decrease, and that’s because I’ve done a better job of not eating out as much when I’m by myself. I’ve also cut back on sweet potato fries at Kitchen 64 … moooooooo. Anyway, the results are worth it, so we’ll keep at it another week.

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  1. Starbuck says:

    Good Job!!!! I am glad that you are doing so well. Keep up the good work. You can do it 🙂