While my recovery is going a little slower than I’d hoped the design of the P90X workouts has made it easy to continue with my program. I won’t be making the same progress but I’m not sliding backwards either. I’d never done abridged X worouts (except yoga) and hadn’t even really thought about it since we have so many shorter workouts to choose from. But every workout in the X rotate is set up so that it works well if you can only do it in parts.
This is particularly true with the focused body part resistance workouts. I’ve been warming up, doing half of the sets, then doing the cool down. It’s plenty of training. It ain’t X, but no one is wasting away doing this many sets on the given body part. Since the more cario intensive workouts have an intensity over time component they are less effective when abridged–more like maintenance work.
All in all, my two week off period has me in a similar fitness state to where I left off. I’d be exstatic about this if I could jump back in full bore but I don’t think I’ve recovered enough yet. Hey, wasn’t I supposed to start doubles tomorrow?
pic: bikes clean and ready for simulated Giro. Am I?