After documenting my workout on Teambeachbody.com today, my post workout message was, “Not a bad plyo workout, but if I was Shaun T, I’d be PISSED!”
For a beginner/intermediate level plyo workout, P90X2 Plyocide is not a bad thing to do. (If you really push yourself, it will be tough for intermediate/advanced people) None of the moves are very high impact, and it will get you sweating and your heart rate up. Though it DOES NOT COMPARE to any of the INSANITY workouts. Shaun T (I question his shelf life with BeachBody at this point. Just my feeling/opinion. No fact.) is the Video King of Cardio Hell workouts in my book. That guy kicks my ass with all his extreme fitness workouts. (And yes, I know there are only so many way the human body moves but more than 1/2 of the Plyocide movements seemed to be “inspired” by techniques featured in INSANITY and ASYLUM. I’m just say’n.)
Well, all that being said, Tony continues his love affair with his Beach Body stability ball and foam roller. It’s fine. I’d recommend doing your own warm up for this video. By the time the warm up was complete, I was anything but warm, and I could have used more stretching. They seem to be keeping the video times down, who knows, maybe people were complaining about the length of the videos.
As for the rest of the workout, it was fine. Nothing earth shattering. As I mentioned (and if you follow the blog you know), I have done INSANITY and ASYLUM. I really like both programs, and this whole video was like one long Shaun T warm up. It never really got out of first gear.
A personal issue I had with this video; I really don’t like his supporting cast in this one. They try hard enough on camera, but really have no charisma and don’t play off of Tony well. I will be replacing so I don’t have to see them, and get irked. (AND because I want a real cardio workout once a week. HELLO SHAUN T! Be seeing you next week on Tuesday. Heh.)
If I were to give this one a grade, it would be a solid C. Not bad, not good. And if you know what you are doing you can do better yourself.
Screw that…The more I write this (think about it) the more I am convincing myself that it does not hold up to P90X. It is more like an unfinished P90X+ workout, and all those were pretty mediocre.
So yeah, replace this one with a Shaun T INSANITY/ASYLUM workout.
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