Hey thanks a bunch Sean for all of these, I really appreciate them. I'm super pumped, can't wait to get P90X2 and go through it at the same time as you. Thanks!
The last of our P90X2 workout previews is X2 Recovery and Mobility. This is taking the place of Stretch X from P90X. This workout will be a lot shorter and will incorporate a Foam Roller. Foam Rolling was something that I wasn’t that aware of until my P90X2 rehearsals. It is something that I absolutely loved because it instantly relieve pressure in my muscles and didn’t where them out in the process. You will see that P90X2 involves a lot more dynamic warm ups with foam rolling before each workout.
When you first start using a foam roller it hurts. It’s like having a deep tissue message. It targets the knots in your muscles and releases the tension. It honstly is one of those sensations that “hurts good”…if that makes any sense. After a couple of foam rolling sessions I felt looser and my muscle recovery increased. I was so pleased with the results that I bought a foam roller right away and have been using one since. I am really excited that Tony Horon and the crew has shared this idea with the world in P90X2 X2 Recovery and Mobility.
Here is a quick video of Tony talking about some of the benefits of foam rolling as well as some clips of how it works.
As you can see he uses a pretty extreme version of a foam roller but the more you do it the better it feels to have a harder surface to press on. It’s amazing how you can do so much with just your body weight.
Have you ever used a foam roller before? What do you think about it?