Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably familiar with one of the most popular home fitness programs on DVD: P90X. This program is quite literally a phenomenon in the fitness industry. You can browse around YouTube and watch video after video of people’s amazing physical transformations. Now, P90X2 (the sequel) is soon to be released and I have recently discovered how it is different from the original.
It’s Not Technically Harder Than P90X
If you’ve tried the first program, then you know that it doesn’t mess around. Rather than being harder, P90X2 is more of a continuation of the first program. It will be challenging at first but just like P90X, it will take some time to adapt to. The intensity is a bit higher and because of that, workouts are 5 days a week, rather than 6 like the original.
In P90X, there were three programs to choose from. Using the guidebook, you could choose from the original workout, Lean, or Doubles. However, in P90X2, the program is broken down into phases which give you even more flexibility in tailoring your workouts. Depending on what each phase develops, you can spend more time in one phase than the others.
Just like the original, there are some pieces of equipment that will still be in use and there are some new ones that have been added. The equipment list is as follows:
- Bands or weights
- Pull-up bar
- Yoga mat
- Stability ball (new)
- Push-up stands
- Medicine balls (new)
- Pull-up assist (new)
- Yoga blocks
- Foam roller (new)
Are all of these pieces of equipment required? Not at all, however, having at least the resistance bands is a help. I’m sure the workouts can be modified if you are missing some pieces or until you can afford them.
Lastly, the diet plan has been revamped. Diet is key to any type of workout you do. You could follow P90X for 90 days and not get results if your diet is made up of junk. According to the updates, the P90X2 diet plan is based off of user suggestions, contains more eating options, and is a more simplified eating process.
If you are a fan of the original program, I think P90X2 is going to be a blast!