Here is another video that gives a deeper look into p90x2 workouts. It is 6 minutes, and just a bit too long to include in this post, but definitely worth taking the time to watch!
p90x2 - Here is the site. The Facts can also be found on the main page of the site.
What You Get - Each kit includes 12 all new workouts, How To Bring It Again dvd which is an overview of the program, a fitness guide, a nutrition guide, and a workout calendar. That is the Base kit, however you have the option of 2 additional kits. Deluxe includes everything in Base, plus 2 additional workouts, foam roller, stability ball, and 2 8-lb medicine balls. If you would like to pay even more, you could opt for the Ultimate Kit, which has a RumbleRoller instead of the foam roller, the stability ball, the 2 8-lb medicine balls, and Tony Horton's PowerStands. (view kits here)
Cost - p90x2 Base Kit is the same 3 payments of $39.95 (plus $19.95 s&h). p90x2 Deluxe Kit is 3 payments of $79.90 (plus $34.90 s&h). p90x2 Ultimate Kit is (gulp) 3 payments of $109.85 (plus $34.90 s&h). The site says the Deluxe Kit is a 30% savings, and the Ultimate Kit a 20% savings.
If that seems like an arm and a leg, you have the option of starting off with the Base Kit, and buying the Deluxe or Ultimate packages at a later time to add on to what you already have. It will end up costing you even more to do it this way than if you were to just pay the initial cost up front, plus you pay the shipping twice. However, if you are needing to spread out the expense, it is an option. Find more about adding on the packages here.
(there is a 90 day money back guarantee)
The obvious question:
How is P90X2 different from P90X?
"Consider P90X2® the next wave in applied science for body transformation. Like P90X®, it's a complete 90-day program but with all-new, cutting-edge workouts grounded in the most modern thinking in sports science. It takes the principles and foundation of the P90X concept and cranks up the intensity with exercises that demand every ounce of your balance, agility, core strength, and athleticism. And of course, P90X2 will reward you with eye-popping results." (source)
|Eye-popping Tony Horton at age 52. (source)|
Pretty much the same thoughts as yesterdays. Seems like a great workout. Seems difficult and intense and like something I would enjoy. The price of the Base Kit is comparable to other 90 day programs, just as p90x is. However, I do think the other 2 "kits" are pretty spendy. That said, if you have purchased a foam roller or medicine ball lately, you know that they are spendy. So if you don't have them and need them, this may be a good way to go (except that you are paying to ship 16lbs of medicine ball, doh). Then you figure in the 2 additional workouts.....I don't know, I mean you are getting a lot of stuff....but to this mom of 3, single income family of 5 living in CA, it seems like a lot of money.
Are you curious to hear from someone who has completed p90x2? FYI, James laid down the big ones and got the Ultimate Kit.
Here are James thoughts on the program:
DIFFICULTY: 8.5 to 9 (assuming a 1 to 10) standard
MUSIC: Poor. Way to low in program mix. Boring to workout to.
Honest, and interesting, thanks James!
Tomorrow, something I actually have done - Insanity!!