P90X2 took on the world by storm in December 2011. Myself and a ton of people took the P90X2 Challenge and were looking for amazing results. Personally I lost more than 12 pounds and have never had a stronger core after completing this program. I cut my routine short due to going on the Beachbody Coach Success Club trip to Atlantis, but nonetheless I couldn’t be happier with my P90X2 results. A few of my team members had amazing results and I wanted to share one of them with you. Tommy Bicksler took on P90X2 and dedicated himself to the program and the nutrition while going through this program. Below is his results and review of the P90X2 workout.
Tommy’s P90X2 Results and Review
My P90X2 journey started on December 29th of 2012. I’m almost through my third round of P90X and I had preordered P90X2 and I knew it was on the way. I was just pressing play for yoga and the knock at the door. It’s Fed Ex and he has my box from Beachbody. Now P90X has already changed my life but I had no idea what I was in store for with this. I ripped the box open like a kid a Christmas. Now this was my Christmas to myself so with it being so close I figured I was allowed.
P90X2 Phase 1
P90X2 is a completely different ball game than P90X and why would you expect anything else. It starts out completely different. Phase 1 is all about strengthening your core to get you ready for the rest of these workouts. Something you’ll be very happy you did later. Think your core is strong? I did too, Wrong! All new moves and some of them are hard. Like everything that is new it feels weird and not natural but you will get it. The Phases are set up a little bit differently as well. Each phase is set up to be 3-6 weeks long. As short or long as you feel appropriate for you. No longer than 6 weeks per phase.
The new equipment is amazing and I really cannot stress this enough, if you are at home and not travelling you will want to have these things! The stability ball is amazing and you will use it just about every day. In the warm up, cool downs, and throughout quite a few of the workouts. Medicine balls, I would suggest having four of these. Probably 2 eight pounds and 2 twelve pounds. You want to be able to do 4 ball push ups don’t you? Yeah, we all do! Onto what will more than likely become your favorite piece of equipment without you even knowing. The rumble roller will change the way you recover and rest forever. This is by far the thing I stress to all of my people. Get a rumble roller. Use it at least once a week no matter what program you are doing. It will help relieve stress, pain, soreness, and I believe it has helped my flexibility as well.
P90X2 Phase 2
Phase 2 for all you P90X graduates will be a lot more of what you are used to. Strength training is back in full force here. Time to step up and “Bring it” here. Phase 2 is pretty straight forward you do have the option here to swap out days with the additional 2 disks, V Sculpt and X Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps. I highly suggest trying the 2 workouts as I thought V Sculpt was really great. I really liked all of them. I actually did four weeks of Phase 2. Two weeks following program and two weeks subbing in the additional workouts.
Yoga. The dreaded yoga and what people ask me about the most. “Do you do the yoga?” Yes I do. I am a very firm believer that the yoga helps as much as any other day if not more in the whole program. I had never done Yoga before P90X and it is and still what I continue to see the most improvement in. This alone can change the way you feel and train. When your balance, coordination, and flexibility go up you will see improvements in all your workouts. The yoga in P90X2 is much faster and moves much smoother than the original. I think they did this because so many people could not or wouldn’t do the whole workout. This is still a tough day but you have to push yourself and as Tony says here “Enjoy the Journey”.
P90X2 Phase 3 – P.A.P
Phase 3 is very much different than anything else here. This is as they put it making a complete athlete. P.A.P. Upper and Lower. Post-Activation Potentiation is what the P.A.P. stands for. This phase is cutting edge techniques. This is designed to crush even the healthiest of athletes. It is rough when you first go at these two workouts. I mean they’re designed to literally blast you. Only problem with this phase is that it is only the two workouts twice a week. Now you do see significant improvement because you are just repeating the two workouts. Only thing is that for me after three weeks I wasn’t excited about pushing play. My next go around here I’m going to modify phase 3 a little bit to hold my interest. It sounds like I didn’t like Phase 3 but I really did enjoy it and the 1st time through the program I highly suggest you follow the program guide.
Now about my nutrition, this is always the first and most common asked question. My biggest suggestion here would be to follow the nutrition guide. Read it, study it, and know it. Shakeology completely changed what I thought was already a very good diet. This is Beachbody’s number one product. It really is an amazing meal replacement shake. Most have it for breakfast which is what I did mostly. Shakeology is a meal replacement with 23 vitamins and nutrients and over 70 ingredients including super foods you will not find anywhere else.
As a whole I truly loved P90X2 and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Whether you are a P90X graduate looking for a new challenge or someone ready to make a change. This is the program for you. I have seen amazing results with this. While doing this I had a Tough Mudder coming up right at the end of my last recovery week. March 31st and 3 days after my 34th birthday. Because of P90X2 I crushed it and hit one of my major goals this year. Qualifying for the World’s Toughest Mudder. I qualified which means my time was in the top 5% from that day of what is a lot of people. Are you ready to step up your game or just ready for a life change. Join me on my journey by clicking here.
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