Don't give up what you want most for what you (think you) want now.
The couple of times I've started P90X in the past I have opted for the "Lean" schedule. Basically it is more cardio heavy and is geared toward optimal fat burning. This time around I decided to use the P90X Classic schedule of workouts since I was more focused on toning, okay, who am I kidding...building muscle.
Sunday I did the chest/back workout and Ab Ripper X. Given the fact I haven't done any strength training since this time last year when I tried to add P90 into my routine, I ended up modifying quite a bit. The biggest modification--I didn't do ANY pull ups (embarrassing but true). Most of the exercises on that video are "maximum rep" meaning you do as many as you can and write it down so you will see your improvement over time. In addition to every kind of pull up you can think of, there are SEVERAL different types of pushups (most of which I couldn't do more than ONE rep each) along with a handful of other exercises.
Monday my arms and chest were so incredibly SORE I had a little trouble swimming!! ((Okay, I had trouble putting my deodorant on much less anything else!)) The P90 workout for the day was Plyometrics. I had never done this workout before. WOW...it's serious stuff! I did better than what I expected, but still modified some things, and skipped the "bonus" workout at the end altogether.
That afternoon I received my first week's training plan from E3 Multisport which included some strength training. I called Coach Eric and asked him if I could add P90X into the plan he gave me. He basically told me it was up to me, but after some discussion and soul searching I decided I needed to make a choice.
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**For anyone who doesn't know...P90X is "90" days of X-treme workouts...P2M was 2 days of modified exercises!**