P90X-2 Preview- Total Body
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If you’re not ready for P90X-2, you can start with Power 90 (beginners), 10 minute trainer (all levels), P90X (intermediate/advanced: beginners too, but make sure you’re comfortable enough with your body to modify if you need to).
I’ve done all three programs. If you have any questions let me know!
A few quick tips
1. Anyone can do these programs. They are designed to be able to be modified and you go your own pace (there’s a pause button for a reason). If you’re injured, beginner, or don’t know your body well, start with Power 90.
2. P90X is intense, even for seasoned athletes. Results won’t come if you can’t do the program, and there’s no shame in starting where you are (think of it as learning to read. You don’t start with novels!). So many people start with P90X because they feel Power 90 won’t give them the same results. NOT TRUE! You’ll see the same results with Power 90 as you will with P90X, as long as it’s challenging to YOU and that’s YOUR level. Once you’re done, you’ll be able to move up the intensity ladder.
3. You don’t need the chin up bar. Modifications are given. Dumbbells (several sets) are required, and a set of resistance bands if you like. I recommend a mirror.
4. You don’t need a lot of space: I was able to complete all the DVD’s in 7ft by 7ft of space, but you can alter that & change directionality if you need to.
5. People often complain it’s too hard, and get demotivated if they can’t complete a DVD. The point is progress, NOT completion. The less you’re able to do on Day one, the more impressive Day 90 will be. It took me a month to complete Ab Ripper from start to finish: and I already had serious core strength. Some people take longer. The less you can do, the more room you have to grow. Even those who can complete the DVD will then have to challenge themselves to go faster, lift heavier etc. There’s no limit. Take your time, take breaks, PUSH pause (it’s okay. You have permission). Don’t give up.
6. I know the program is more expensive than most. I believe it’s worth it, and have used the DVD’s for years now (even with other programs), but that’s just me. To cut down on costs, split it with a friend, or a group of friends. It’ll keep you all motivated to workout together, or you can modify the schedule so you’re all on different DVD’s on different days (it follows a rotation, so it’s do-able). You can also find the Power 90 series & P90X used on Craigslist, Amazon & Ebay (keep an eye out for spammers). Beachbody also offers payment plans, so you can split the costs over a few months.
Any other questions? Let me know! I also know fabulous coaches who can help you on your beachbody journey (I’m not a coach, but rather an enthusiast). I started my fitness quest with beachbody & so can you.