Thursday, September 06, 2012
I decided to combine these since I really don't have a whole bunch to say.
Day 1: X2 Core
I have really enjoyed the warm-ups that incorporates using the stability ball and foam roller (rumble roller). I believe it was well worth the money to get the rumble roller. The workout was good, not as difficult as I would have thought. Since it was my first time through it, I payed attention to exercise and form to make sure I knew what was expected. I was able to do most moves. The hardest one I believe was the half angel. Medicine Ball Dreya Roll was also difficult form me. I can do the regular Dreya Roll, but my legs are strong enough yet to get me back up without using my hands. Any jumping sideways I had to be careful because of my knees. Lateral leep frog wasn't really that bad. One thing I did notice, he goes a little slower for the exercises. Making sure the form is correct. I like that. Its not about how fast you can do the exercise.
Day 2: Plyocide
I was worried about this one because I was comparing it to Plyometrics. I had every reason to be worried :) 2 former P90X Plus people in this one (Mark Briggs the bald officer and Tracey). I was glad to do my favorite warm-up. Again I had to watch the hopping sideways and made sure my knees stayed together and bent. Lots and lots and lots of lunges. I didn't think it was as bad as Plyometrics. I think it was more enjoyable.
Day 3 & 4: X2 Recovery + MobilityX2 (My Combo day to get on schedule)
I did Total Body and X2 Ab Ripper first thing in the morning. Lots of use of the stability ball for this workout. It made it very challenging and fun. I really didn't have any problems with any of the exercises in this workout. The Mule Kick Burpee was a little difficult because I couldn't kick my legs up in the air before going down for a push-up. So I just modified and left the mule kick out :) You have a round one and round 2 during this workout. In round one for example you will use your left leg for the execises, then switch to right leg for round 2. So don't worry about doing both legs for the exercise at first.
X2 Ab Ripper I don't believe was as difficult as Ab Ripper X. I think because a lot of the X2 workouts involve balance, your core is constantly working any ways. So the Ab ripper doesn't have to be difficult to be effective.
That's it for now. Time to go do the X2 Recovery + Mobility workout. This is supposed to be equal to Stretch X. Also, P90X2 has 2 recovery days and it isn't a 90 day workout program. It is split up in 3 phases (Foundation, Strength, & Performance). It is recommended to stay in each phase between 3 to 6 weeks. There is also a Recovery Week schedule that you can throw in there when you are feeling tired/exhausted.
I hope this helps!!!!
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"BRING IT X's 2"