I get this question a lot and will share with you the differences between the two programs.
Basically, by creating a program based on Muscle Confusion, P90X will get you into better shape then you have ever thought possible. Are you looking to add lean muscle? To get ripped or toned body? Than P90X is for you.
P90X2 continues the Muscle Confusion but the program is more advanced and uses the latest science breakthroughs called PAP. or Post Activation Potentiation. The result is an increase in overall strength, agility, and flexibility. However, in order to master P90X2, you need a solid fitness foundation first. The workouts use many multi joint exercises and engage the core, abdominal, section much more than P90X.
So P90X2 will take you beyond your solid fitness level and into more of an elite athletic status. Since the user will likely be in decent shape to begin with, P90X2 changes the typical 30 day blocks from P90X and instead has blocks ranging from 3-6 weeks. Due to the heavier, more intense workouts P90X2 has been reduced from 6 days to 5 to allow more rest.
Both programs have 12 unique workouts but P90X2 has 2 additional advance workouts which are included in the P90X2 Deluxe and P90X2 Ultimate kits. If you only ordered the P90X2 Base kit, you can get order the P90X2 Advanced Workouts here.
The P90X2 Yoga workout is only 60 min long, rather than 90. Having done the workout myself, I will say this workout is sure to please most everyone. The yoga workout has plenty of variety and this time around as Tony doesn’t put you in a repetitive Vinyasa routine like in P90X. The moves are more fun although there are a few killer moves in there as well so this workout will please Yoga resisters and Yoga lovers alike.
The nutrition plan gets a much needed overhaul, complete with new recipes and guidelines to maintain optimum energy levels. Plus, there are tons of different plans bases on your tastes as well as the highly requested vegan menu.
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