The sequel to Beachbody’s widely-acclaimed P90X workout system, P90X2 will definitely push your body’s limits to new levels with its even more intense workouts, all condensed into a 5-days-a-week, 90-days-in-total workout system. P90X2 is Tony Horton’s solution to those seeking sculpted bodies, and have already completed his previous 90-day P90X workout. Take note – this new workout program is not for those who have yet to complete the original P90X workout. It is not recommended for those who have not exercised for a long in awhile or have just begun their fitness journey – it is an advanced workout system, after all.
P90X2 review – What exactly is it?
P90X’s sequel makes full use of what P90X has maintained as the core philosophy of its workout system – muscle confusion. Through muscles confusion, your muscles are overloaded, recuperated and overloaded again and again, leading to the build-up of true, lean muscle mass in the shortest time possible. On that note, Beachbody promises your body will change for the better, with less fat, lean muscles and more energy. Also, you’ll be able to customize your workouts as well to focus on either strength, agility or a balance of both.
P90X2 review – What goes into the workout?
There are a total of 3 phases to P90X 2:
Phase 1: Foundation
Phase 1 of P90X2 focuses on the foundations of your body – your core muscles, and thus your balance. Here, you will be exposed to instability exercises that force you to use the full potential of your core muscles to stabilize your body, such as the X2 core. This is a crucial part of your training – phase 1 will build the core strength and stability needed for the next 2 phases.
Phase 2: Strength
Here, P90X 2 revives a killer from P90X – the Plyocide. Focusing on plyometric (i.e. explosive power coming from a combination of strength and speed), this exercise will have you working up a sweat as you train your fast-twitch muscles. You’ll also be exposed to more instability workouts like X2 Chest/Back and Balance, which will focus on building the respective muscle group while further building on your core muscles’ strength.
Phase 3: Performance
The last phase of P90X2 focuses on further optimizing your body’s potential through Post Activation Potentiation (P.A.P). P.A.P workouts such as P.A.P Upper will combine strength training with plyometric training – this workout is not for beginners, once again, but advanced participants will reap tremendous benefits from this phase in the form of increased cardiovascular performance and plyometric potential.
Here is a complete list of all the new workout DVDs:
– X2 Core
– X2 Recovery + Mobility
– X2 Total Body
– X2 Yoga
– Balance + Power
– Chest and Back + Balance
– X2 Shoulders + Arms
– Base and Back
– PAP Lower
– PAP Upper
– X2 Ab Ripper
– V Sculpt + Tris
– X2 Chest + Shoulders
The system also comes with the workout guide and a revamped nutrition guide, including a vegan option.
With new workouts and new moves comes new equipment. The basic equipment you will need to complete the workouts are resistance bands or dumbbells and a pull-up bar. Here is a list of optional but highly recommended tools that will also be feature in the new workouts:
- Balance ball
- Medicine balls
- Yoga mat
- Foam rollers
- Yoga blocks
- Push up bars
P90X2 Review – Conclusion
It is clear that P90X graduates will benefit tremendously from the workout – its emphasis on core muscles and further optimizing of performance will help these graduates achieve even better fitness results with P90X2. This is your chance to ‘bring it’ again and take your physical abilities to the next level.