Thursday, December 4, 2008

Ab Ripper X Haiku- Part II

As I read the lines of Erik's poem, the truthiness of it moved me to tears...tears of pain that is. It just isn't fair. After working an hour lifting, pulling, grunting, and, let's face it, expelling gas all throughout the process, it just isn't fair to go, "Ok now let's blast your abs...because God hates you..."

Anywho, I just finished the marathon of pain for today and thought I would continue on the poem... (First three stanzas courtesy of Erik )

Oh Ab Ripper X
Could I hate anything more?
Let me think, um, no

Why must you tease me?
Rearing your head thrice weekly
Makes my tummy sick

With your Mason Twists
You mock me 'til I'm splayed out
Save me upward dog

But nothing can help
My abs are shredded to dust
And I want to die

Please mighty Odin
Destroy Tony with your spear
Lest tis time again

Alas, I but weep
As the crunchy frog destroys
God I have angered!



Wednesday, December 3, 2008

An Ab Ripper X Haiku

I just finished Shoulders and Arms AND Ab Ripper X. I HATE when that six-pack shows up right after I've finished what I thought was a great workout. It taunts me, saying "Alright you flabby, girly-man. That keg won't turn into a six-pack on it's own. It's time to BRING IT!" I hate it SO much, it's inspired a creative work of art. Out of anger, beauty is birthed. Enjoy!

Oh Ab Ripper X
Could I hate anything more?
Let me think, um, no

Why must you tease me?
Rearing your head thrice weekly
Makes my tummy sick

With your Mason Twists
You mock me 'til I'm splayed out
Save me upward dog

Week 3 - Plyometrics

Last night was Plyometrics or Jump Training. I definitely agree with Tony that this is "the mother of all workouts". I decided to record myself doing some of the exercises and thought you might enjoy the show...or...maybe it'll just make you sick. I'll let you be the judge.

For anybody reading this that isn't familiar with P90X, it's basically 1 hour a day, 6-7 days a week, for 90 days. Everything in this video was repeated twice and you do each exercise in 30 second stints, one right after the other. There are only about 8 30-second breaks in the whole 1-hour video. It's INSANE! But it's also kinda fun.

If you want to know more about P90X, check out the links to the right.

I hope you brought it yesterday, Christopher. I'm ready to BRING IT on some Shoulders and Arms tonight. I also might be hitting up Dicks on Peters for some heavier weights. Ebenezer, where is thy sting?!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Yoga? Again? Fine...- Thor

First of all, I just want to point out that I have named myself as the thunder god. Now, seeing as I am going to post pics soon of my underdeveloped chest and overdeveloped gut...maybe not such a good live and learn...

Anywho, did Yoga again today...still not a fan. I hurt and fall for an hour and a half and I look like crap doing it...other than that it's great. On the plus side, (and I hate to say this) I touched my toes for the first time in ever today...that's ever! So I guess it's working...

Anywho, I didn't want to, but I brought it. And as my friend GI Joe would say, that is half the battle!



Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Week 2, Day 3 - Erik

So, I just finished disc 3 "Shoulders & Arms" and it's really hard to type. My arms feel SO heavy, like they're going to smoosh my laptop. Forget about all of the proper typing form that I learned WAY back in highschool. That's for little wimps with small, weak arms. I'm beefy!!

Mmmm...beef. I'm SO hungry right now. I guess I'll grab something to eat. Probably going to have some tuna fish with some crackers and cheese and maybe some hummus with carrots. Then, I'll top it off with a nice cold one. Hahah!! Just kidding. Water is it, I guess. B-o-r-i-n-g!!

I'm rocking out to Kings of Leon right now. This album, Only By The Night, is AMAZING. Why didn't I get this before now? I first heard of these guys over a year ago when they played at Bonnaroo. I didn't go, but a friend did and told me about how good they were. I sampled some stuff, but wasn't really feeling it then. I must have been deaf!

Hey! What am I doing? Writing a review for the Kings of Leon?! No! This is a P90X blog, dang it!! I have a tendency of overusing exclamation points! Sheesh!! I just can't end a sentence with a period! What's wrong with me?!!

Okay...enough rambling. Just wanted to say that I finished the workout for today. I actually also did the bonus stuff for this workout and also did the Ab Ripper X stuff afterward. Woof! I hope you brought it on this one, Christopher. I can't wait for Kenpo X. Gotta get mine in early before the big food coma I'm likely going to put myself in for Turkey Day!

It's Still Rotten Hole To Me

I've created a new post for this song. Christopher started with the first half of verse 1 and I completed the verse. We're going back and forth to complete the entire song. This will be the first song for our parody "band", Across The Pond.

It's Still Rotten Hole To Me
(To the Tune of It's Still Rock and Roll to Me)


What's the matter with the poop I'm dropping
Can't you tell that it stinks so much
What's the matter with the gas I'm popping
Can't you see I just lost my lunch?

I don't remember eating anything crazy
What did you put in chili we ate, baby
Oh no, plug your nose, watch out, here it goes
It's still rotten hole to me




BUTT TRUMPET SOLO (Instead of saxophone)


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Plyo My Oh My

Just got done with Plyometrics for week 2. Ugh! My butt cheeks are so tight you could...umm...never mind.

I guess they don't call it "The mother of all workouts" for nothing! This week was a little better for me too, I must admit. I still got crazy tired and looked like a Sissy Mary when I was doing the baseball throws. My left hand isn't worth sheeee. (my transaction sheeee) And I digress.

I feel good though. Sonya did the workout with me and made me do some abs afterward. That was killer!

It was hard getting started this week, since I practically took 3 days off last week. I'm such a slacker!! I didn't do anything on Wednesday, Friday or Sunday. I did sneak in Yoga on Thursday, though. Anyways...don't hate me, Christopher. I'm sticking it out this week. I'm going to try to do the videos first thing when I get home from work. Over the holidays, I'll be doing them first thing in the morning.