Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday December 10th

The P90X yoga program kicks my butt hard core....... I have to admit I feel stupid doing some of this stuff. I hadn't done much yoga before this program!

I was asked in the comment section about my extra running. I do not want to turn this thing into question and answer but to fill you in on what I am doing out side of P90X, I will clarify what the running is. I do a lot interval running on my treadmill along with running on the basketball courts. I also love doing elliptical workouts on my precore. The Precore really helps my knees.

I love the P90X program and I feel stronger all ready. It does kick my butt and it is a complete workout but as a professional baseball player I still have to train for a specific task. That is the reason for the extra running and other specific training.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Monday December 7th Update

Still pressing play, Stephanie and my little 14 week old are both sick so I am getting my work in late.

I have decided to use bands and I am starting to feel stronger in my shoulders. This is a great thing because pitching uses a lot shoulder strength.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

December 3rd update!

Back blogging about my P90X workouts, I know its been a while. The Thanksgiving Holiday has come and gone and I am trying to step up my intensity before Christmas.

I am starting to feel a little stronger and I am seeing some of the fat go away. I am still not able to do the whole routine to my liking. P90X is no joke.

I would be lying to say I have been doing it each and every day. Its been real hard trying to balance it all out. I still get in there and press play as much as I can and it is starting to make me stronger.

Looking forward to getting back in my gym tomorrow and continuing to make progress

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pushing Play...It Is Commitment

One day turned in to two and two in to four but I made myself hit play and jump back in the P90X mix. I had been sore from my Baseball Running conditioning that I have to do while I also do P90X. The combo had kicked my butt. So here I am back on my feet.

If your starting out in your P90X workout or any workout and you miss a day or two, do not give up. Get your self back in front of the TV and hit play. It is commitment.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Tuesday 10th day 2

The P90X plyo workout is no joke. I had to hit pause in the middle so I could get something else to wipe my sweat off my rag was soaked!

Feeling good about my first two days. Trying to eat right again this is the hard part for me.

Day One, Monday November 9th 2009

Hello Chest and Back/Ab Ripper X. I just completed the first day of P90X Classic and I can tell all ready I will be sore tomorrow. I have to admit that pull ups and push ups are something I have neglected in my life. I opted to go with the resistance bands over doing the pull ups. The push ups were tough and I will have to continue to improve.

The Core workout provided was a good combination of a lot of stuff I have seen before. Be ready it kicks your butt as well. Day one is now over.

As for the diet portion of the program I struggled a bit today. Its a fight everyday to eat well. I am taking huge steps to stay on top of that.


My Name is Seth McClung, I am 28 years old and I am a father of a brand new baby girl. I have also been a pitcher in the Major Leagues since 2003. I am around 6'6" 6'7" and my weight can fluctuate between 255-275 pounds. Its crazy how much my weight can move during the year.

My body started changing its shape drastically almost immediately after I got drafted and started my pro career in 1999. As a Senior at Greenbrier East, I was around 220 pounds. At 6'6" 220 I was in my athletic prime. I ran cross country, I did high jump in track and played a very aggressive small forward in basketball. I was the goal keeper in Soccer and as you might expect I also played baseball. (shortstop and centerfield) After my prep career was over I began playing Pro Baseball. I played my fist game in June and My last game of that season in late August. By that time I had gained some significant weight. I was about 255 pounds. Since that point in my life at 18-19 years old I have struggled with keeping my weight from fluctuating.

My problem areas are two things, Consistency of strength training and Consistency of eating well. Growing up I could eat anything and not gain extra fat. As a adult I fight the eating patterns I established as a youth. I will eat well one day, poor the next.

I picked the P90X program because I have heard positive feed back from many of my peers. I also did research and spoke with the representatives of P90X. I learned of the programs core philosophy and eating guidelines. As an athlete that preforms at an elite level, I am exposed to some of the best workouts and information out there. P90X is a high quality product and I am excited to get started. I plan to use P90X not to just help me prepare for our long season but also to allow me to maintain control of my body shape. In doing so, place me in position to live a healthy active lifestyle after my playing career is over.