P90X – day06


what a day. Kenpo usually marks the end of the week for me but most importantly it is the workout that I detest the most, on a plus side, I may have fallen in love with a dish worth killing for, pigs that is. More about that later on.

Quick note, I have lost most of this post due to a human error, so I had to rewrite most of it, flashes of genius were lost in the process 😦

Here is a shout out to Wendy who is sitting on a couch next to me and actually did kenpo with me tonight, kudos.

Well then, let’s take a look at what I did today on day 06. Click on the thumbnails to get to my Flickr account and see them pictures in a higher resolution

the devils number, good omen imo

the devil's number, good omen imo


1 multivitamin
1 creatine pill
1 protein shake

how to prepare:
– 1 cup skim milk, 1.5 scoops protein powder, 1 cup berries, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup ice
– blend until smooth
protein shake: done

I used 2 scoops of protein powder, used 1 cup of frozen fruits, added half a cup of Danone Activia Fibre. That’s how I always make my protein shakes, and they are super delicious. No really, smoothie galore. Super creamy, super refreshing, like jizz in my pants.

Picture of breakfast:

1 protein bar
since i don’t have protein bars I substitute it with 1 granola bar and an apple.

1 island pork tenderloin salad

how to prepare:
– 16 ounces por tenderloin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon chile powder, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 2 teaspoons olive oil, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 tablespoon fresh garlic, 1/2 tabelspoon tabasco sauce
– preheat oven to 350 degrees
– stir salt, pepper, cumin, chile powder, cinnamon
– coat pork
– heat skilled, brown pork
– top rest of ingredients on pork
– cook in oven for 20 minutes
island pork tenderloin: done

I have included the recipe for the island pork tenderloin, next week we will look at the island pork tenderloin salad. First impressions about this salad, it’s freaking orgasmic. This is me 1 minute into the video, no kidding.

Picture of lunch:

2 oz turkey jerky

Still not in possession of turkey jerky, so I grabbed me two pieces of turkey bacon and stuffed my face with 2 pieces of ham and 2 pieces of turkey breast slices from the deli counter. Nothing really special to report here, just don’t tell the turkey and ham.

turkey and ham got emo after hearing that they are not special

turkey and ham got emo after hearing that they are not special

1 beef & broccoli stir fry
2 cups miso soup
2 tbsp protein powder

how to prepare:
– 1/4 cup soy sauce, 1/2 red onion, 1 tablespoon garlic, 1-1/2 pound sirloin steak, 1 tablespoon sesame oil, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 tablespoon ginger, 4 cups broccoli, 8 ounces dried soba noodles
Рsaut̩ onions and garlic in soy sauce
– add beef
– add oil, vinegar, ginger
– blanch broccoli
– prepare soba noodles
– serve
beef & broccoli stir fry: done

This is the recipe for beef and brocoli stir fry, look for the miso soup recipe next week. We substituted vermicelli instead of the soba noodles, and in the end added some sweet thai chili sauce as the dish itself was a bit on the dry and bland side, I guess not only do I have to work on my fitness but also on my cooking skills, 83 more days to improve on those, eh? In the picture, also protein powder in the water and the lack luster miso soup.

Picture of dinner:

Post workout:
Recovery drink

Before going to bed:
1 multivitamin
1 creatine pill


Day 06 means working on your cardiovascular endurance. You will do kenpo x, which is karate practically, you will fight versus imaginary foes, kicking and punching them. No equipment is needed for this workout, just you and Tony with his gang. This is how I felt during the first few kenpo sessions, with my arms and legs flailing uncontrolably at times:

There are no sets. Proper form is important, also, not that kenpo x is one of the exercises that can be the most beneficial to you depending on how much you push yourself, vice versa, it is really easy to dog it and just half ass it. Coast through it and you won’t see the results that you want to see. You literally have to earn your recovery for this. Moreover, the warm up has got to be the most ridiculous of them all, forward facing side lunge to warm up? Get outta here. Here is a list of the excersises in proper order:

  1. twist and pivot
  2. twist and pivot with hook and upper cut
  3. jabs
  4. jab/cross
  5. jab/cross/hook
  6. jab/cross/hook/uppercut
  7. cardio break
  8. step drag/high-low punch
  9. jab/cross switch
  10. hook/uppercut switch
  11. knee kick
  12. ball kick
  13. cardio break
  14. side kick
  15. back kick
  16. three direction kick
  17. side lunge with high sword/low hammer
  18. step drag/claw/low punch
  19. cardio break
  20. high block
  21. inward block
  22. outward block
  23. downward block
  24. star block
  25. cardio break
  26. front shuffle with high block/low punches
  27. knee/back kick
  28. front and back knuckles/ball kick/back kick
  29. hook/uppercut/low side kick
  30. elbow series
  31. vertical punches
  32. cardio break

Who comes up with these mouthfuls? Anyways you should be pouring some sweat by now, you have earned that recovery drink, if you aren’t soaked with sweat remember next time, push harder, but don’t hurt yourself.

she earned it, did you?

she earned it, did you?

P90X Day 06: done

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