There is no denying it, ever since Beachbody talked about the release of the next P90X program, P90X2, everyone has been excited about it! I guess I’m a little more pumped up because I’m in one of the new P90X2 workouts, Shoulders & Arms. However, I’m really looking forward to the release of P90X2 because it will allow me to really challenge myself to see just how great of results I can really get. I got a chance to actually sit in and watch about 3 of the workouts being filmed while out in L.A. at the studio, and it’s unbelievable how much more advanced this program is than the original P90X. P90X was hard, but P90X2 is comparable to the intensity of Insanity Asylum, but in a different way of course. Insanity Asylum is mostly cardio based, and P90X2 is going to be the complete package, containing both intense cardio and resistance training. Anyways, I’ve already got my P90X2 Review as another post, and this post is going to focus on the P90X2 equipment. Let me explain first, though, that I’m sharing with you all the equipment that I used in the video and what I’ve seen from watching the other workouts, and there might be a few things that I’m missing.
(1) P90X Pull-Up Bar. Yeah, you’re going to be using this just as much as in the original P90X, except this time, you’re going to be doing some crazy pull-up exercises! I hope you’re ready!
(2) Free Weights. I recommend the Powerblocks (check out my Powerblocks review) because I’ve been using them for the past 6 months or so, but if you want, you can get just regular free weights as well. Definitely a necessity in P90X2!
(3) Balance Ball. P90X2 really focuses on balance and the core, and one piece of equipment that you will be using quite often is a balance ball.
(4) Medicine Balls. Again, balance is a key focus in the new P90X 2 program, so you will be using medicine balls quite often as well. In fact, the first exercise in the new Shoulders & Arms workout involves 2 medicine balls (extreme version).
(5) Yoga Mat. You’re going to definitely need this one for some added cushion while you’re on the ground.
(6) Foam Roller. To be honest, I had no idea what this thing was until I went out to L.A. for the filming of the Shoulders & Arms workout. It’s a soft, cylinder like piece of equipment that allows you to massage tight muscles. For me, I really had to use it on my back.
(7) Plyo Box. You won’t be jumping onto this thing, and can use a chair as a substitute.
(8) Weighted Bar. Not 100% necessary, and a broom will work. Definitely a luxury item.
There might be more P90X2 equipment, but these are the ones that I’m aware of. As in the original P90X, this doesn’t mean this is what is absolutely necessary, and I’m sure they’re going to talk about good substitutes like resistance bands and what not. Remember, P90X2 is going to be a very ADVANCED program, and is not something you’re going to want to jump right into if you haven’t worked out in 5 years! Really, the requirement to do P90X2 should be to complete either one round of P90X or Insanity. The P90X2 release date is going to be somewhere around December, but pre-order will start I believe in August or September, so be on the lookout! Of course I will keep you all updated on anything that I hear about the new P90X2 program. To make sure you’re staying up to date, make me your coach (it’s free) by clicking here! Plus, once the program is released, I’ll be able to help you through it, making sure you’re on track.