Pushing My Limits: How Weighted Gloves Took My P90X Workouts to the Next Level" by Terri Anne
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Written by: Chris Hungerford
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I am Terri Anne, an adult female and I have been practicing P90X workouts for some time now, I was looking for ways to take my workouts to the next level. That's when I discovered the benefits of using weighted gloves. Using these gloves not only provided me with a new challenge but also helped me build strength and endurance faster.
Weighted gloves are gloves with small weights sewn into the fabric. They range in weight from one to five pounds, and they come in different styles and materials. I chose a pair that was comfortable and provided me with a good grip. The gloves allowed me to add some resistance to my upper body movements, which increased the intensity of my workout and challenged my muscles.
When I first started using the weighted gloves, I noticed a significant increase in the difficulty level of my workout. My arms were fatigued more quickly, and I had to take more breaks. However, I was determined to keep going and push through the challenge. After a few weeks of consistent use, I noticed a considerable improvement in my strength and endurance. The workouts that used to be challenging became more comfortable, and I was able to complete them without taking too many breaks.
In addition to improving my strength and endurance, using weighted gloves also helped me tone my arms and shoulders. The extra resistance provided by the gloves allowed me to target specific muscle groups and perform exercises that engaged more muscles simultaneously. This, in turn, led to better muscle definition and tone.
Kenpo X with Weighted Gloves
I made the decision to add weighted gloves to my Kenpo X regimen in an effort to increase my progress. I discovered that using the gloves when punching and slapping in Kenpo X helped me activate my arms more, which improved muscular growth and boosted endurance.
Weighted gloves were very useful for me while using the jab, cross, hook, and uppercut combinations. Each punch and strike was made more difficult by the additional resistance provided by the gloves, which helped me develop my arm and shoulder strength.
Core Synergystics with Weighted Gloves
I decided to incorporate weighted gloves into my Core Synergistics routine to see if it would help me make more gains. I found that wearing the gloves during certain exercises helped me engage my core and upper body muscles more, leading to better strength gains and increased endurance.
Specifically, I found that wearing weighted gloves during the Plank to Chaturanga Run exercise was particularly effective. This exercise requires holding a plank position while running the knees towards the chest, and the added resistance from the gloves helped me engage my core and upper body muscles more, making the exercise more challenging.
I also found that wearing weighted gloves during the Prison Cell Push-Up exercise helped me engage my triceps and shoulders more, leading to better muscle development.
Weighted gloves were a terrific method for me to increase the intensity of my exercises and achieve better results with my P90X Kenpo X program. I strongly advise giving weighted gloves a try if you're searching for a method to challenge yourself more throughout your Kenpo X exercise. But keep in mind, to begin with, lesser weights and progressively up the resistance as your strength and stamina improve.
Yoga X with Weighted Gloves
As an adult female who enjoys doing P90X yoga, I decided to try incorporating weighted gloves into my practice to see if it would help me make more gains. I found that wearing the gloves during certain yoga poses helped me engage my arms and shoulders more, leading to better muscle development and increased endurance.
Ab Ripper X with Weighted Gloves
I can attest to the effectiveness of the Ab Ripper X exercises with weighted gloves.
These exercises target the abdominal muscles and are designed to be challenging, yet achievable. Adding weighted gloves to the routine intensifies the workout, providing an extra level of resistance and helping to build muscle strength and endurance.
The specific exercises in the Ab Ripper X routine that I performed with weighted gloves included the bicycle, the cross-leg/wide-leg sit-up, the Fifer scissors, and the Mason twist. These exercises all involve dynamic movements that engage the core muscles and require a high degree of control and coordination.
I found that using the weighted gloves during these exercises helped me make more gains in my abdominal muscles. The added resistance made each repetition more challenging, which forced my muscles to work harder and ultimately helped me to build more strength and definition in my abs.
In addition to the physical benefits, I also appreciated the mental challenge that came with using the weighted gloves. It required me to focus more intensely on each movement and to push myself beyond my comfort zone. This mental toughness has carried over into other areas of my fitness journey and has helped me to continue making progress toward my goals.
Overall, I highly recommend incorporating weighted gloves into your Ab Ripper X routine if you're looking to take your abdominal workout to the next level and make more gains in strength and definition.
Cardio X with Weighted Gloves
I have found that incorporating weighted gloves into the Cardio X routine has been an effective way to increase the intensity of my workouts and make more gains in my overall fitness.
The Cardio X workout is a high-energy, full-body routine that combines cardio, strength, and flexibility exercises. Adding weighted gloves to the routine increases the resistance and challenges the muscles, helping to build strength and endurance.
The specific exercises in the Cardio X routine that I performed with weighted gloves included jogging in place, jumping jacks, and the kickboxing-inspired moves of the Kenpo X segment. These exercises all involve a significant amount of arm movement, which is where the weighted gloves come into play.
Using the weighted gloves during these exercises provided an additional level of resistance and challenged my upper body muscles in new ways. This helped me to build more strength and definition in my arms and shoulders, while also increasing my overall cardiovascular endurance.
Specifically, I found that wearing weighted gloves during the warrior and chair poses in Yoga X was particularly effective. These poses require holding the arms up for an extended period, and the added resistance from the gloves helped me engage my muscles more and hold the poses longer.
P90X Plyometrics w/ Weighted Gloves
I have found that incorporating weighted gloves into the Plyometrics routine has been a game-changer in terms of building explosive power and making more gains in my overall fitness.
Plyometrics is a high-intensity, explosive workout that involves jumping, bounding, and other dynamic movements. Adding weighted gloves to the routine increases the resistance and challenges the muscles, helping to build strength and explosive power.
The specific exercises in the Plyometrics routine that I performed with weighted gloves included jump squats, jump lunges, and the "Jump Knee Tucks" exercise. These exercises all require explosive power and rapid movement, which is where the weighted gloves come into play.
P90X Yoga with Weighted Gloves
Using the weighted gloves during these exercises provided an additional level of resistance and challenged my upper body muscles in new ways. This helped me to build more strength and definition in my arms and shoulders, while also increasing my explosive power and overall cardiovascular endurance.
Incorporating weighted gloves into my P90X yoga practice was a great way to make my workouts more challenging and see more gains. I highly recommend giving it a try if you're looking for a way to intensify your yoga practice and take it to the next level.
Overall, I am thrilled with the results I have achieved using weighted gloves in my P90X workouts. They have helped me push my limits and achieve new goals while also improving my overall fitness level. If you're looking for a way to challenge yourself and take your workouts to the next level, I highly recommend giving weighted gloves a try.
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