Most of you already know that P90X2 is coming out in a few months, and most of you have already gone through a Beachbody program like P90X or Insanity, but what about those who haven’t? Is it OK to just jump right into P90X2 or should you go through P90X first? This is what I’m going to address is today’s post.
First of all, let’s face it, P90X is TOUGH! There is no going around it, it’s a very hard program and isn’t for beginners. When I decided to go through P90X, I wasn’t obese, but I was about 25 lbs overweight. I knew it would be quite the challenge for me, but I love challenges and knew that I could push myself outside my comfort zone to get the results I wanted, and that’s exactly what I had to do. In my first week of P90X not only was I the most sore I have ever been in my entire life, but I could barely make it through any of the workouts! In fact, I had to pause it many, many times so that I could catch my breath. During my first Chest & Back workout, I made it to the half-way point, arms shaking so much that I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to continue the workout, but I pushed through it, even if I only got 1-2 reps for each exercise. I’m telling you this not to scare you off if you’re thinking about doing P90X, but to let you know that it’s not going to be an easy task. You will have to push yourself, cope with soreness, follow a diet you’re not used to, but the “hard” is what’s going to bring you results!
Now take that and times it by 10, and that’s how much tougher P90X2 is than P90X! As you can imagine, if you’re out of shape or haven’t been through a Beachbody program yet, P90X2 is NOT for you, yet at least. If you’re really out of shape or even obese, you might want to start with Power 90, then move to P90X, and then once you’ve completed both of those move to P90X2. If you’re just a little out of shape, you can start with P90X. If you’re in good shape, workout all the time, but are looking for something to take your fitness to a whole new level, then P90X2 is the program for you. What is P90X2? Yes, it’s the so-called sequel to P90X, but it steps up the intensity. Beachbody hired experts in sports training to come in and help develop this program, so it consists of moves that not only have you never seen before, but moves you probably will think are impossible at first! However, don’t fear because I can assure you they are indeed possible. How? Well I’m part of P90X2 of course! Beachbody asked me to be in the P90X2 Shoulders & Arms video, so I flew out to L.A. for the taping of the workout with Mr. Tony Horton. The moves are tough, but they are definitely effective and allow you to continue moving forward with your fitness. One of the great things I like about P90X2, and I guess P90X as well, is that they both have a balance of both cardio and resistance training, something I feel is very important to achieve a maximum level of fitness.
(Check out my P90X2 Review)
So when it comes down to making a decision between P90X or P90X2, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. First, if you’re out of shape and haven’t gone through P90X yet, then start off with P90X not P90X2. However, if you’ve completed a Beachbody program and are in great shape, looking to take your fitness to the next level, then P90X2 is the program to go with. If you’re interested in P90X, you can check out my P90X Review. If you are interested in P90X2, P90X2 pre-order is going on until December, and you can actually pre-order through this site since I’m a Beachbody Coach. Here’s the P90X2 pre-order information!