Yesterday I did two of the P90X One on One workouts, Medicine Ball Core Cardio and Killer Abs, and even though it’s not the first time I’ve done these workouts, I thought it would be a good idea to give you reviews on them, especially since I don’t have many P90X One on One reviews here on the site. Before I get into it, though, let me just tell you that my core is more sore than it’s been in a LONG time!
There are actually 3 P90X One on One series out, and Medicine Ball Core Cardio (MBCC) and Killer Abs are both from the volume one series. When I tried MBCC for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect. I figured it would involve a medicine ball, of course, but didn’t know if it was going to be more of an ab routine that involved a little cardio, or mostly cardio and a little bit of working the abs. To my surprise, it was pretty much a balance of both, but a lot more intense than I would have imagined. It’s not a very long workout, at just about 25 minutes, but it’s enough to get your heart rate really up there and to get a good sweat going. When you first start out, and this repeats throughout the entire workout, you do 2 sets of 4 exercises without a break in between. With the first move, you do something similar to “Squat Jacks” in P90X Plus, but you hold a medicine ball and work your arms up and down. The next exercise involves a jump twist holding the medicine ball right in front of your chest. As you probably already picked up on, depending on the weight of your medicine ball (mine is 10 lbs), not only are you working the entire core, but you’re also working the shoulders and doing some high intensity cardio moves. Come the second round of each set, your heart rate is through the roof, your shoulders are numb, and your core is on fire! You repeat this process for 4 additional sets and by the end you should be drenched or you didn’t do it properly.
After I finished with Medicine Ball Core Cardio, I decided that I needed to work the abs some more. Don’t know why, but I just felt that 25 minutes wasn’t a long enough workout, so I decided to do the P90X One on One Killer Abs. For those of you who have gone through Power 90, you will be very familiar with the first part of this routine because it’s taken straight from the Power 90 series. I have never done Power 90 before and didn’t know what to expect, but to my surprise it was very challenging, especially after working the core with a medicine ball for 25 minutes. Killer Abs involves doing many sets of 20 of different exercises, working each area of the core. There were a few moves that I really enjoyed doing (enjoyed as in unique), like one that involved holding the head up slightly off the ground, putting your legs in a similar position to “Hip Rock n’ Raise,” and doing a leg crunch. I really felt that one in the obliques. After you get through the Power 90 series, you move to Ab Ripper X, and you all know what’s involved with that. When it’s all said and done, you work the abs for a good 25 minutes, and by the time I was finished, I had that numb feeling in my entire core. I grabbed some P90X Recovery Drink, ate dinner, and then called it a night.
Those are my P90X One on One Medicine Ball Core Cardio and Killer Abs reviews! The One on One series are great for anyone who has completed P90X and is looking for another challenge.
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