Pros and Cons of Beachbody’s P90X2 Workout System
The reason there are so many different workout systems out there is because one size does not necessarily fit all. Especially with the more advanced workout systems.
You’re looking for something that will inspire you, kick your ass, and dramatically improve your health and fitness levels. AND you want something that will fit your particular needs.
If you’re still trying to decide whether Beachbody’s P90X2 workout system is the one you should purchase and try, check out the list of pros and cons and see if they help you make your decision.
1. P90X2 is INTENSE, people
This may be the most intense exercise program Beachbody does, even more than Insanity: The Asylum. This is definitely NOT intended for fitness beginners, but if you’ve had a great experience with P90X or other similar programs and would like to crank it up a notch (or seven) P90X2 is for you.
PRO for the experienced fitness seeker
CON for the newbie (and also for some women, see below)
2. Requires serious upper and lower body strength
The Beachbody videos include a female doing the workout, but if you’re a woman looking to dive into P90X2 you are probably going to be at a natural disadvantage unless you already have significant upper and lower body strength. If you’ve seen the videos, you’ve seen the heavy emphasis on pull-ups, extreme push-ups, and other acrobatic exercises that require intense power. Even guys have trouble with this workout.
PRO if you are a guy with solid muscle and control base levels
CON if you are a woman or anyone not particularly power-built
3. There’s a 90-day trial period
P90X2 is a 90-day program, which means you can pretty much get all the way through and STILL get your money back if you don’t like it. The customer support at Beachbody is also excellent, which helps. But in the end, there’s nothing better than a solid money-back guarantee.
PRO for pretty much everybody!
4. Nutrition Guide is very up-to-date, but also complex
Remember, the original P90X dietary plan came out with the system in 2004, and though it’s good, it’s somewhat outdated. The P90X2 guide is built with the absolute latest dietary information science available. Complicated? Yes. But it also offers vegan, vegetarian, and wheat-free options, and lots of ways to customize the program for your particular workout level and needs.
PRO if you are willing to commit fully to nutritional support, or already eat clean. This one is not even really a con in any case, because you’re not required to use it. You can always create your own dietary plan.
5. Definitely requires additional support equipment
The Deluxe and Ultimate versions include some of the optimal support equipment, but those two systems are, of course, more expensive. If you are short on cash or don’t already have a good set-up with your weights and so on, this might be the dealbreaker.
PRO if you’re ready to invest in equipment.
CON if you are on a strict budget.
Want more information?
If you’re still doing your research, be sure to see my other posts on P90X2:
Interested in giving P90X2 a shot?
If you’ve done your research and know you’re ready for the kind of serious fitness and health results that P90X2 is going to deliver, click the link below and get set up now. There’s no better time than now, and the longer you debate, the longer it will be before you start seeing significant changes in your life.