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P90X Week 5


p90x week 5Are you starting P90X Week 5? I just completed Week 5 this past Saturday, and WOW. If you aren’t careful, you may actually give up and FAIL going into P90X Week 5. I only say this because I have failed Week 5 twice before. That’s right folks. This is my third round of P90X, and I’m finding nothing but SUCCESS. Why? Because I’m following a very simple formula this time around. Not only by being a Beachbody Coach and getting motivated that way, but by getting in the right mindset.

P90X Week 5 is tough, especially with two new workouts mixed into your routine. These workout routines are definitely tough, but YOU can get through them. Just keep reading and I’ll share with you what I have done to make P90X Week 5 a complete success.

P90X Week 5 – The Workouts

Similar to the rest of P90X, you will revisit things like Kenpo X, Plyometrics, and Yoga. The new workouts to Week 5 Include:

  • P90X Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps
  • P90X Back and Biceps

These two workouts are what make Week 5 (or rather known as “Phase 2” of P90X) tough. In the past I found myself stopping, or skipping, starting with Week 5. My challenge to YOU is to enter Week 5 knowing that you are going to totally BRING IT and not skip a single workout. Go in, go deep, and finish up week 5 stronger than ever. Then, keep that momentum through the rest of Phase 2 (weeks 6 and 7).

After the P90X Week 4 Recovery, you jump right into this one. If you have never done it before, you will find out that Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps are no joke. You will do things like Plange Push-Ups, Pikes, and the crazy One-Arm Pushup in P90X Week 5.

My challenge this week with Chest, Shoulders & Tris was not that the one-arm pushup existed, but that I was burned out! I pushed myself right from the beginning (as I always do), so I couldn’t physically push myself up near the end of this workout. But, if you’ve never been here to before, you need to know one of the secrets to success: always keep moving. Do whatever you can, no matter how tired you are, and no matter how much you need to modify the moves. When it came down to one arm push-ups, I got on my knees, and barely went down into the push-up. But:

  1. I felt it!
  2. I gave it my absolute all
  3. I kept my mindset positive: someday I WILL get better at this…in time

As for the other new workout, Back & Biceps, I like this one better than Chest, Shoulders, and Tris. While I do not like the P90X Pull Ups portion from time to time, the awesome pump you get out of your biceps during this workout is key to success.

P90X Week 5 – The Tips on How NOT to Fail

As I mentioned above, when I coach people through P90X – THIS is the week most fail and fall off the bandwagon. DO NOT LET THIS BE YOU! Follow these few steps to make good things happen:

  1. Get in the Right Mindset – Make sure you understand that this phase gets tough and you’ll need to determine why you started working out with P90X. I suggest checking out my fitness success course (enter your e-mail into the box below) as the very first step will be helping you with mindset.
  2. NEVER, EVER, EVER Skip a Workout – Think to yourself for a second. Have an internal conversation…do you think you can really get awesome results if you are skipping P90X workouts? Even the annoying, hard ones, like Yoga or Chest, Shoulders, and Tris? If you are after the infomercial-style results that blow your mind (and probably urged you to start P90X in the first place), you must NEVER skip a workout. I skipped a lot the first two times I attempted P90X. When I finally stopped skipping, I got awesome results. DO not skip! Some nights I work out at 11pm. Who cares. I will do what it takes to make sure I’m getting my P90X in each day.
  3. Supplement and Eat Right – Phase 2 will test you physically and mentally, especially if you’ve never worked out before. Make sure you are tapping into the right supplements for P90X consistently ever day. Not just during P90X Week 5, but from this point forward. “Being Cheap will Keep you Fat”. Invest in the tools that can help fuel you to better results.
  4. Get Involved with People who Care – If you are not part of my Team Beachbody community, Click Here to get your FREE account. You can log your P90X workouts, and connect with me personally as your coach. My goal is to help YOU with whatever questions you have during the program. We are all doing this together because WE want to live Healthier, more Fulfilling Lives! Let’s do this!!!
  5. p90x week 5It’s Tough, You will Suck: EMBRACE IT! – Yes, let’s be honest with each other for a second. You will stumble. You will fall. You will look like a clown trying to ride a unicycle. Seriously! There will be many times you can’t keep up with the people on the DVD. I definitely don’t keep up with them (even when they are modifying). The secret is to get over it, understand you are building up to that level eventually. In time, as long as you are pushing yourself to the maximum, you will find your consistent actions pay off handsomely. This step is the premise behind the Zig Ziglar quote I have posted to the right: “You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great”. Get in there, and get busy, no matter how goofy you may feel and/or look.

Apply these 5 steps consistently, each and every day. If you do, while BRINGING IT, you will get awesome, awesome results. Let’s go conquer P90X Week 5!!

I hope you enjoyed my P90X Week 5 update. Comment below and let me know how YOU are doing!

Yours in Success,

Bob Sharpe

In 2010, Bob Sharpe was 70 pounds overweight and struggling with Acid Reflux. After getting his life in shape, he dedicated himself to a healthier lifestyle. Now, after losing 70 pounds and being in the best shape of his life, his goal is to help others do the same through his Beachbody coaching and assistance here on Bob Sharpe on Google + | Leaders Only – Click Here

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