Should You Start With P90X or P90X2?
Deciding to start your workout training with P90X or P90X2 is a common question, because there are significant differences in the programs that you should consider before purchasing either one.
I’ve posted a video from Tony Horton to let him address it below, but the nutshell version is that if you’ve done Power 90, P90X , Insanity, Turbo Fire or another higher level workout program – or if you’re simply already in that level of condition – then you’re definitely ready for P90X2.
Great shape vs. professional athlete shape
The P90X program was designed to get you in great shape, but the P90X2 workout DVDs are going to seriously challenge you with the kinds of training exercises used by professional athletes around the globe. You’ll see increased abilities in core strength, agility, explosiveness, stamina, muscle growth and fat stripping, and your body will definitely show it.
Gauge your fitness, set goals, decide what you can maintain
Whether you get P90X or P90X2, this is not “just a workout,” it’s an investment in life change. To get the most out of your Beachbody purchase you should honestly evaluate where you are and decide:
- What your current level of fitness is
- What your current fitness goals are
- What level of fitness you want to maintain
It may be that you want to use P90X2 to get the kind of mind-blowing results you’re seeing all over the internet, and you feel you can actively maintain that level of fitness. Or you just want to push yourself to see if you can do it. Both of those are fine, but you should be realistic about what level you want to live at, and purchase accordingly.
The good thing about buying either program is that you can always use the DVDs at your own pace. Don’t stress out because you feel you can’t go at the rate the calendar sets up; set your own pace, repeat your workouts and push steadily until you get to the next level.
Insanity vs P90X2
If you loved Insanity, you’re probably ready to jump into P90X2. Both workout programs are extreme, but the major difference is that Insanity focuses on building maximum cardio. P90X2 will take that cardio and add power, speed, flexibility, and an increased muscle load.
Wrapping it up
Basically, if you’re at a more basic level of fitness, you probably will find your best bet is P90X, or even Power 90. But if you’re ready to BRING IT, it just may be time for you to snag a copy of P90X2!
Have you already started? Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think. Are you getting the kind of crazy intense results the program was designed to give?