We asked a group of P90X2 users to give us their honest impressions of this highly anticipated new home fitness program, released last month by Beachbody.
While most reviews were decidedly positive, there were a minority of users who felt the program falls a bit short of expectations, when compared to the original P90X. Here’s one user’s candid opinions (more to come):
The program is designed to push past previous limits, ensuring maximum results. It definitely accomplishes this goal and incorporates more muscle confusion into the workouts.
The five day schedule compared to six for P90X is preferable. The 90 day workout schedule is ideal for getting the most out of the program.
The twelve workouts all fall into one or more of three different training phases. Each phase has a unique focus, and all three work together to give incredible results.
I liked the fact that there was an emphasis on balance — there were a lot of tough exercises that I hated doing but knew I was working parts of my body that I would otherwise neglect.
Looking forward to getting more into PAP (Post-Activation Potentiation).
I loved P90X because it was so simple — a set of dumbbells and a chinup bar and some hard work. I choose to work out at home because it’s convenient. I don’t want to build a complete gym in my home.
I was disappointed that the warm up is the same for all workouts. It is a definitely a good and effective routine, but it seems lazy on the part of Beachbody to not vary the warm up with each workout.
There seemed to be a greater emphasis on advertising and selling additional products than P90X, even the workout sheets were filled with ads. I’m all for companies that provide a superior product making money, but this overkill left a bad taste in my mouth and in the future I don’t know if I’ll jump on board for a pre-order without hearing from others first.
P90X2 is an excellent home fitness program that provides some needed variation for those who are tired of the original P90X workouts. Overall, I’m not convinced that P90X2 is far superior to P90X but the inclusion of the balance routines will definitively be a bonus to the overall fitness of anyone following the program.