P90X2 X2 Core Workout Review
So I began a new P90X2 cycle yesterday on 1/9, which a week behind my wanted schedule…Stupid first cold of 2012! Well, at least it has begun. Starting later than I wanted allowed me the opportunity to read other people’s reviews of the X2 Core workout, and I went in not knowing what to expect. You see the other reviews were less than stellar, and I can understand why they might feel that way. Let me elaborate.
X2 is not a stand there and move weights kind of workout, it takes concentration, dedication to maintaining correct form, and patience. (All of these things should be done with every workout anyway) It is not the kind of workout that you will rock the first time through, and you for sure won’t feel its effects until the next day. Only then will you see how good this workout really was. (I was a little wiped, but it wasn’t until the next morning that I really felt sore)
So, contrary to the majority of the other reviews I have read, it is a solid core workout. It is also one of those workouts that will get tougher as you master the form and understand how to activate your muscle groups to be more effective. I actually fear the next few times I have to do this, as I know as my balance improves, the resulting burn will become awesomely brutal.
Now, I must point out, that the love affair Tony started to have with spherical objects in the “One on One” series has continued to deepen. More stability ball work (which I like anyway) and more medicine ball work (which I also like). I can also appreciate (being a sadist) Tony’s love of inflicting pain on himself and others. He has decided to bring foam roller work into his program. I think this is great we have 2 foam rollers her at FitLifeSF central HQ, as well as a number of other fun torture devices. (The stick, spiked roller balls, massage aids, but I digress) Nothing quite as fun as working out knots in your muscles. (OK there is a lot of other fun stuff to do, but I promise, the more you do it, the more you will want to do it again. Sound familiar?)
Well, have your gear handy: Mat, Stability Ball, Foam Roller, Medicine Ball, Towel and Water. (Well water isn’t really gear, but the cup/glass may be) And get ready to “Bring It” once again. For this workout, using great form and moving slow and smooth will give you the best results!
And for the record, this is a great stand alone workout for almost any fitness/sports discipline.
Enjoy & Good Luck!
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