P90X or Insanity – Which Workout is Right For You?

P90X or Insanity – Which Workout is Right For You?

My two favorite Beachbody programs are P90X workout and the Insanity workout. I have done both and I have done hybrids of both, so I want to offer my opinion on the two extreme workouts to help you decide which is best for you. The short answer? At some point, do them both! But, if you are looking for your first challenge to commit to, let me compare the two workouts for you and hopefully help you decide on a program. The P90X workout is definitely more focused on building muscle with weights or dumbbells, while the Insanity workout is all about the cardio conditioning. That doesn't mean … [Read more...]

Get Ripped And Ready For P90X2 With Shaun T and The Asylum 30 Day Workout

Get Ripped And Ready For P90X2 With Shaun T and The Asylum 30 Day Workout

As you might know, I am a big fan of the Insanity workout with Shaun T. The Insanity workout was the second Beachbody program I did after I finished P90X and it was like nothing I had experienced before. I've played a lot of sports and even fought competitively in Thailand, but this workout was serious business. I was feeling confident because I had completed P90X, but I still wasn't quite prepared for the Insanity workout. I did love it though. All of the crazy videos you see are not exaggerating how hard the workouts are and how much you sweat. They are intense. The max interval training … [Read more...]

Are You Fit Enough For The P90X2 Fitness Program?

Are You Fit Enough For The P90X2 Fitness Program?

Everyone is wondering if they have to do P90X before they do P90X2. The short answer is no, but you can't come to P90X2 without a solid foundation of fitness. I've done several Beachbody programs including P90X, Insanity, and the Asylum. All of these programs will get you incredibly fit and ready to take on the cutting edge training techniques that are in P90X2. If you are a graduate of P90X, Insanity,TurboFire or another one of Beachbody's advanced programs, then pre-order P90X2 today to make sure you get your kit before Christmas.     If you haven't finished one of those … [Read more...]

Everything You Wanted to Know About P90X2 with Tony Horton – Pt. 1

Everything You Wanted to Know About P90X2 with Tony Horton – Pt. 1

Tony Horton held a webinar last week to discuss all the ins and outs of the new P90X2 extreme fitness workout from Beachbody. I've broke the webinar down into 3 parts and made videos so you can listen to the talk and follow slide show which highlights the new training techniques used in P90X2 and the differences between this new program and the original P90X. I am going to paraphrase from Tony's question and answer webinar, so they may not be exact quotes, but you get the idea. This is part 1 of 3. Here are the highlights. We have balance , coordination, stamina , endurance through … [Read more...]

Pre-Order P90X2 and Still Get Your Bonus Workouts and Free Shipping

Pre-Order P90X2 and Still Get Your Bonus Workouts and Free Shipping

I don't know about you, but one thing I hate to pay for are shipping costs for things I buy on the web. It can sometimes make a good deal look, ah, not so good. P90X2 pre-orders started Thursday and today is the last day to get your copy from a Beachbody Coach where you'll get free shipping and the two advanced bonus workouts. UPDATE: Pre-Orders continue with free shipping and the 2 bonus workouts if you order from me. I am telling all my P90X and Insanity grad friends and the people I train at boot camp to get the new program. This product is going to be that good. Even if you … [Read more...]

P90X2 Pre-Order Starts September 1st

P90X2 Pre-Order Starts September 1st

Alright! Only 4 days and counting until we can Pre-order P90X2 and everybody is buzzing. You will only be able to pre-order P90X2 through a Beachbody Coach, like me! We have first dibs on the pre-orders from September 1st through September 5th. The P90X2 home fitness workout will be another groundbreaking system from Beachbody. I have complete confidence in saying that this will be the best fitness training value on the planet. P90X2 will introduce training techniques that have been only available to elite athletes and will build a rock solid body as well as a finely tuned, dynamic body. … [Read more...]

X2 Core Workout Preview From P90X2

X2 Core Workout Preview From P90X2

We are working our way through the P90X2 workout previews and next up is X2 Core. P90X grads will remember Core Synergistics from their recovery week during their 90 day challenge. Core Synergistics is a gut wrenching workout and X2 Core takes off where Core Syn left off and kicks it up a couple notches. Think of X2 Core as the smarter, more efficient brother of Core Synergistics. X2 Core will strengthen your complete midsection. Upper, middle and lower abs and internal and external obliques. X2 Core will build extreme trunk power and be ready for all of the stability exercises in P90X2. … [Read more...]

P90X2 All New Base and Back Workout For Power and Control

P90X2 All New Base and Back Workout For Power and Control

Remember Legs and back from P90X? Maybe you are in the 90 day challenge now, in which case, you are all too familiar with this body crushing and rebuilding workout. Legs and Back was always a huge challenge for me. Luckily, I like Tony's sense of humor and he kept me motivated at all times. P90X2 Base and Back is the 2.0 version of Legs and Back. I've done most of this routine on the One-on-One DVD with Tony Horton and like all of the workouts in that series, it pushed me to my limits. There will be lots of pull ups combined with plyometrics. You will need to build stamina to get … [Read more...]

P90X2 Ab Ripper X2 Preview Video

It will be just as brutal as the first one ~ Tony Horton I don't know about you, but that is what I like to hear. If you have been getting the One on One series, you might be familiar with a few of these. A brand new mix, brand new effort from Tony Horton and the new X2 Ab Ripper. Fifer scissors with a reach and twist! And you thought Fifer scissors were hard in P90X. This move incorporates the whole abdominal wall (upper and lower) and obliques. Mason twist where you are up high on your butt which forces you to use your core even more. Another new move I call the X2 … [Read more...]

P90X2 X2 Total Body DVD Preview

P90X2 X2 Total Body DVD Preview

Another brand new P90X2 workout is called the X2 Total Body workout. This was another workout that was kept well under wraps until Tony Horton showed some clips of the DVD during the Beachbody Summit. The name, X2 Total Body, says it all. There are some crazy moves in this routine. Like all of the exercises in P90X2, the focus is on functional fitness. Bicep curls from Warrior 3 position. Pull ups with your body in total crunch position. Plyo Pushups on the stability ball. If you have done the Insanity and Asylum workout programs, you can see the trend of engaging your … [Read more...]