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Tag: P90X

Stairway to Heaven… or Heaving

75 floors. 1700 steps. The tallest building west of the Mississippi. Guess what I’m going to be climbing up on September 28th? Did you guess the U.S. Bank Building?You are kee-rect! I’m going to be a part of the 2012 Stair Climb for the Ketchum-Downtown YMCA. It’s an annual fundraiser for their inner-city programs. They […]

August 26th, 2012Still Life Las Vegas

Drinking the Kool-Aid

In the last weeks of my grand P90X experience, I have utterly and completely drunk the Kool-Aid. I’m buying stronger bands for my pull-ups, I’m scarfing up protein bars, I’m amping up the weight on my dumbbells. Perhaps it’s the realization that I’m nearing the end of the program and I still don’t look like […]

August 27th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Harry Potter and the Deathly Challah

August 16th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

My Toxic Romance… with Yoga.

After three rigorous weeks of strength training and cardio in P90X, you get one “recovery week” of  stretching and core-building routines to give your body a chance to recuperate. Go figure, this is the week where I injure myself. It wasn’t the weights, it wasn’t the (modified) high-impact cardio, it wasn’t the sound of Tony […]

July 18th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

The Sounds of Silence

The one thing that can really drive you crazy about the P90X workouts is the music. It’s that synth-y, thump-a thump-a music so popular with porn videos throughout our fair nation (or, ahem, so I hear, have heard, someone told me about that). But that’s not the bad part. What is truly irritating, especially for those with any kind of […]

July 6th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Oh, there’s a Diet plan too?

About a week into P90X, as I’m about to embark on the 2nd rotation of 6 DVD’s (you get one day off to rest), I start grousing to my fellow grunts that I have no idea what the nutritional component they talk about is comprised of. “What am I supposed to be eating?” I ask […]

July 1st, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

Day 2: Plyo Hell

The good folks at want you to truly COMMIT to this P90X program, and to that end they encourage you to take your weight and body measurements before, during and after you’ve done the three months of conditioning. They even give you a little workbook to do record this information. Not only that, but […]

June 26th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

P90X: Bring What?

Skepticism abounds, yet I pop in my first DVD. Day #1 of a 90 day exercise program. Am I really going through with it? Yes. I’ve got the stretchy colored bands, I’ve got the mat, I’ve got the push-up bars. All of this equipment the detritus of other, older workout regimens. At least I’m recycling. […]

June 24th, 2011Still Life Las Vegas

A Reluctant X-Man

These hands also double as Ginzu Knives, absolutely free! A college friend of mine blew into town the other day (I won’t give him the satisfaction of naming him), and I noticed right away that something was different with him. He’d lost a ton of weight, he looked healthier, and when I chanced to see […]

June 21st, 2011Still Life Las Vegas