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Soreness vs Pain photo by Ha-Wee

As much as I love to work out with Jillian Michaels (using her DVDs, that is), Jillian often says “I know it hurts” or makes references to “pain” being a good thing, when in fact she means “discomfort” or “soreness.” For example, she often quotes the saying “Pain is fear […]

Bring It! Warrior Phase 1, Week 4

Four weeks into this round of Bring It! workouts, I am reminded again that time flies when you’re having fun. Wait, am I having fun? Well, I can see that I’m making progress, based on my worksheet, and that’s fun. Here are some exercises that have improved this week:

Tick Tock Lifts: I did all […]

P90X2 Day 88: Recovery and Mobility

Today, my toughest move was the Step Back Lunge. Really? After all this time, I can’t step back with one foot while twisting my upper body in the opposite direction? Some days are better than others, I guess.

I watched The Biggest Loser again while foam rolling. It’s not as motivational as it was when […]

P90X2 Day 59: Recovery Week, Day 3

I wanted to watch TV during my foam roller session today, but it just didn’t work out. It was easier to work my way through the DVD as usual.

I did less foam rolling on my arms this time. My forearms don’t really need it, but my shoulders and biceps could probably benefit from a […]

P90X2 Day 57: Recovery Week, Day 1

The schedule for a P90X2 recovery week is much easier than it was for P90X. As a reminder (or an introduction, for those unfamiliar with P90X), the old schedule was a combination of stretching, yoga, core training (called “Synergistics”), and cardio (in the form of Kenpo-style karate exercises). Each activity was on a different day, […]