Different is Good: P90X Workout Replacements
If you’re into P90X, you probably realize that the art of the program is that it keeps changing. If you keep pushing yourself, it will keep pushing you with new material to master. Life is much the same way…which is why we are big believers that different is good and we welcome P90X workout replacementswhen they make themselves available.
Monica and I have been doing P90X on and off since it came out in 2005. What we’ve come to realize over the years is that there is no magic formula in the P90X schedule. Instead, it is the simple act of constantly adding different exercises to continue to challenge your body that prevents plateaus and allows you to continue to move forward.
Earlier today, I recorded this video blog to bring to light that it really doesn’t matter what you’re doing as long as you’re bringing it and doing something different.
As I mentioned in the video, yesterday was a cardio day for me. Instead of doing cardio, I rode my bike to work and back [52.3 miles total]. Today we had Legs & Back, but we opted to go rock climbing to work the same muscles, but in a different way. It was a blast! I figured it would be fun, but it was crazy fun. We spent about two hours working our legs and back in a way that was completely different from squats and pull-ups.
We even took our five year old son, Nicholas. He had a ball and it was so fun to see him explore something new. Here’s the boy in action. As a former teacher, Monica understands the importance of setting a good example. I was so proud to see our son follow our lead and jam right up the wall.
After I got comfortable, I took on some of the more challenging sections of the walls. This was with the auto-balay. As the wall tilts back towards the ground, it gets HARD. Talk about a back workout!
Here’s Monica racing up the wall. We were glad to find the auto-balay. I couldn’t keep up with her!
Yeah, this was a serious workout. I’ll be feeling it, for sure, tomorrow. This is what it’s all about…challenging yourself, having fun, and BRINGING IT!