P90X2

P90X2 Reviews

Posted in P90X2 on May 30th, 2012 by admin – Comments Off on P90X2 Reviews

Everyone with a television set has seen Tony Horton’s infomercials for the P90X. Hard bodies sweat to rigorous exercises and tout the program as being able to whip them into shape in a mere three months. But what comes next?  The good news for P90X devotees is the upcoming release of p90x2. P90X2 is the next edition of the popular P90X workout regimen. Just like its predecessor, P90X2 is a 90-day program designed around the concept of “muscle confusion” to maximize your workout. Be warned: P90X2 is not for everyone. This is the original P90X rebuilt stronger, tougher and meaner. P90X2 offers an intense training regime for even the finest athletes.

What’s Different?

P90X2 is a far cry from the Richard Simmons tapes of old. It only takes 5 days per week instead of 6 days in P90X, the more intensely you work out, the less time you need to spend doing it. With more breakdown, you also need more rest. less is more ! Users of the new program should be well prepared for the challenge. It’s suggested that before undertaking the cutting edge workout, consumers should have completed the original p90x or its cousins, Insanity and ChaLEAN Extreme. There are no introductory sessions in version two; it is assumed that people who buy the program will be familiar with Tony Horton’s routines from the previous version.

The 90 minute Yoga sessions of the original have been shortened to 60 minutes and the cardio and kenpo workouts have been removed. If these will be missed by users, sticking with the version one may be advisable. Unlike p90x which required heavily on the use of medicine balls, stability balls and weights, the new version has adapted its exercises for those that don’t want to purchase and store gym equipment. A set of resistance bands and a sturdy chair are all you need to complete the program.

What’s Similar?

Like its predecessor, P90X2 is a whole body workout, utilizing the body as a unit rather than dividing it into the sum of its parts. The workout progresses for 90 days, as did the original, though the schedule is less structured. Those users who are in top physical condition will not need to spend as long on each phase as users who are in less promising shape.

As with the original, a nutrition guide is included though it has been updated. Vegans and those on a gluten-free diet will no longer have to try and adjust the given recipes; Horton has included these options in his new guide.

There are 15 DVDs included with P90X2:

– How to Bring It Again
– X2 Core
– Plyocide
– X2 Recovery and Mobility
– X2 Total Body
– X2 Yoga
– X2 Balance and Power
– Chest + Back + Balance
– X2 Shoulders and Arms
– Base and Back
– PAP Lower
– PAP Upper
– X2 Ab Ripper

Also included are the P90X2 Fitness and Nutrition Guides and well as the P90X2 Workout Calendar.

This new workout consists of three phases designed to take you to a new level of fitness.
Foundation: The first phase is about getting you ready. The focus of Foundation is to strengthen your core and build balance in preparation for the tough training to follow. This phase lasts 3-5 weeks and will build stability to increase your performance in order to ensure you get the most out of the next two phases.

Strength: The second phase, which lasts 3-6 weeks, is designed to increase your power. This is why the Foundation phase is so important: strength starts from the core. Now, with your midsection strengthened, it’s time to really build power! Toward the end of the Strength phase, you’ll start to see results. As P90X2 starts to pay off, you’ll notice less fat, especially around the middle, and increased muscle mass.

Performance: The third and final phase focuses on using your Foundation and Strength as an athlete. This phase lasts 3-4 weeks and it will make sure you’re not just “gym-fit,” but fit for Performance. This phase combines weight workouts with explosive movement to really put it all together.

So far, the P90X2 reviews are positive. Those that have completed previous P90X, Insanity or Beachbody workouts will find the second installment of P90X to be pleasantly familiar. Consumers should be aware, though, that this is not a replacement for the original but a second phase of the program. If you have not completed P90X, it is highly advisable that you do so before purchasing P90X2.

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P90X Supercharged: the P90X2 Evolution

Posted in P90X2 on February 8th, 2012 by admin – Comments Off on P90X Supercharged: the P90X2 Evolution

Tony Horton’s P90X2 is hardcore evolution in physical fitness training. P90 is the foundation of P90X and P90X2 is the natural progression for veterans. The primary difference is post activation potentiation (PAP): it is the result of complex training processes for muscle function enhancement based on contractile history. In laymen terms, PAP is a phenomenon that occurs after heavy loading, e.g., squatting before a sprint, the runner will feel a burst of energy and lightness. The recognition and study of PAP’s physiological effects have changed physical fitness as we understand it. P90X2 is a training protocol for PAP effects.

P90X and P90X2 promote regimented exercise workouts, cardiovascular and flexibility training, nutrition and supplements, proper recovery and rest periods and finally adaptive methods for travelers. However, the uninitiated needs to know P90X2 is not for everyone; in fact P90X is probably more difficult during the adaptation period. Persons 60 years and older or persons diagnosed with arthritis or other biomechanical issues should consult a physician prior to interval training. Interval training is the core of P90X; and P90X2’s PAP is the next step in that it is assumes the person is conditioned for heavy loading, plyometric and ballistic styled movements.

P90X’s protocol is muscle confusion through varied resistance training techniques, plyometric exercises, cardiovascular exercises and yoga postures for flexibility, mobility and strength integration. The adaptation period is three, thirty day phases that promote mastery and adaptation. Weekly training is six days per week. The protocol is based on twelve intense workout routines that build on simple movements to master complex movements and unify a segmented, weak body into a powerful fit body. Nutrition requirements are designed with the uninitiated in mind for weight loss or weight gain; supplements are recommended for fitness goals as well.

P90X2 is designed for optimal performance. The P90X veterans can expect a variation of interval training and muscle confusion with twelve new workout routines, plus two extreme routines that combine all kinetic chains for maximal performance. Adaptation periods are flexible three to six week periods versus the foundational P90X four week periods. Five day weekly workouts provide an extra day of rest for recovery from the extreme routines. Additionally, the yoga element is modified for sports specific training. Finally, the nutritional guidelines are based on the latest scientific knowledge for maximal returns on your training investments. P90X2 is Horton’s magnum opus!

P90X vs P90X2
1. P90X2 focuses more on balance throughout the program.
2. P90X2 doesn’t have a cardio specific workout.
3. P90X2 has two rest days per week.
4. P90X2 requires more equipment.
5. P90X2 has more technically difficult exercises.
6. P90X2 there are bigger differences in the phases.
7. P90X has more structured phases.
8. P90X has a better yoga video.

Misc.
1. Doing P90X before P90X2 is not required but you would deffinitly bennifit from doing P90X

Pros:
1. Structured program so that you know what exercise to do every day.
2. Flexible schedule with two rest days per week.
3. Minimal equipment required.
4. Get in the best shape of your life.
5. Scientifically researched training methods.
6. No time spent driving to the health club, waiting for machines.
7. Challenging.
8. Includes Yoga, for many people it’s the only place they would try it.
9. Modifications for your ability (easy – medium – hard) are part of every video.
10. Modifications without equipment are part of every video.
11. No boring cardio specific workouts, but you will sweat and get your heart rate up.
12. Each 3-week phases prepares you for the next 3-week phase so you do not start with the difficult stuff until you’re ready.
13. Fitness guide to explain the reasoning behind the program. Take a minute to read this!
14. You only need about a 10 x 10 area in your home.
Cons:
1. Sometimes Tony talks too much.

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