I’m very excited about this new chapter in my fitness journey. Over the past two years, I’ve bulked up with P90X, slimmed down with Insanity, and survived P90X2 and Insanity Asylum.
I’m looking to achieve a greater control of my body, increased range of motion, core strength, and most of all, lowered stress. My desk job has recently thrown me a curve ball and I am under an incredible amount of stress.
Over time, this has really effected the my body’s ability to recover from exercise, my sleep patterns, and most of all my appetite. I no longer look forward to my workouts, as they have become of struggle.
I’m starting to stray far left of center and it’s definitely time for action. I need a workout that will address all of the issues above. It’s time for something completely different: Tai Cheng.
I’m working on a Tai Cheng hybrid that I call my “Pajama Hybrid”, lol. It’s because most of the workouts allow me to workout in my PJs. I plan to infuse Tai Cheng with the various P90X Yoga workouts, the P90X One on One Upper Balance and Strength workout, and later on, I’ll introduce the RevAb workout.
My overall goal is to feel good. I’m not a young spring chicken anymore and it’s time to temporarily give my joints and connective tissue a rest. Instead of muscle hypertrophy (growth), I’ll be focussing on the following goals: Core Strength, Flexibility, Balance, Coordination, Focus and Concentration.
The measure of my success will be in terms of my increased ability to achieve the following yoga moves:
– Yoga Inversion poses (headstand, handstand)
– Bakasana (crow pose) into a handstand.
– Floating into plank
– Lotus Pose
This is going to take a LONG time to achieve, but I am willing to give it a go. Here is my intended schedule:
Monday: X2 Yoga / Tai Cheng
Tuesday: Upperbody / Tai Cheng
Weds: Yoga MC2 / Tai Cheng
Thurs: Insanity F:F & COMBAT / Tai Cheng
Fri: Yoga Fountain of Youth
I’ll do this for 4 weeks and then infuse RevAbs into the mix.
I’ll throw in some YouTube videos to help myself become accountable. 🙂