Yesterday at the Team Beachbody Coach Summit, Carl Daikler and Tony Horton announced the official name of the new P90X program coming out this fall. It’s official…P90X2 is coming!
If you have been f0llowing this blog you have see a couple of previews that I posted about some of the new ideas coming in P90X2, along with some of the behind the scenes during the filming of P90X2. Being a cast member was an amazing experience. Since P90X had completely changed my life, it was like dream come true to be involved.
So what is P90X2 all about? Here is some info about the upcoming program…
New Muscle Confusion
P90X2 has all new moves and exercises. Tony Horton has definitely upped the ante on this one. He has changed up the sets, added new complexes, super sets and some new equipment to his fitness arsenal. If your looking for more muscle confusion then you will be very happy.
5 Day Schedule
Tony has switched up the schedule and made it go from 6 days to 5. As the intensity increases you need more time to recover. P90X2 is going to offer 2 rest days. But this time your going to have to earn them. 1 of those rest days will be “active recovery”. Tony wants you to go out and live an active life one day per week. Go for a hike, go for a bike ride, go for a walk with the family on the beach, go live life. Your body only grows from intense workouts combined with recovery. 5 days a week is going to be plenty. Oh and no more 90 min Yoga ;). Yoga X2 is now 1 hour…Did you just get happier?
3 Different 30 day Phases
P90X2 is still a 90 day program. This time however your looking at 3 different phases devoted to getting you ready for these new types of moves. The first phase is the Foundation phase. The foundation phase is going to get you ready for the new moves in P90X2. This doesn’t mean it’s easy. These moves will have you activating muscles you didn’t even know you had. Phase 2 is the Strength Phase. This will feel more similar to P90X. In this phase you will take a solid foundation and build on it. Adding strength and power in these new workouts. The final phase is the Performance Phase. In the final 30 days you apply what you have built and now add them to jump higher, run faster and be more powerful. You will train like a professional athlete and reap all the benefits.
P.A.P. stands for Post Activation Potentiation. This concept is a sports performance activity that was developed by Dr. Marcus Elliot and the people at P3 (a modern sports performance center in Santa Barbara). Tony took what he learned from Marcus and put it in P90X2. This concept takes P90X2 to the next level. This training technique is used by world class athletes in all sorts of professional sports, now you can use it too.
Tony is introducing a couple pieces of new equipment to the equation. He is adding a Balance Ball (Swiss Ball), Medicine Balls, a Foam roller, and a new chin up assist band. These new pieces of equipment will help stabilize your core, help you be more flexible, and let you ease into some of the harder pull up moves.
What are the workouts?
Carl Daikler did give us a glimpse at some of the workouts that are going to be in P90X2. I will be posting the video from the summit where you will be able to see all the workouts but in the mean time here is what he revealed. Core X2, Yoga X2, Total Body X, ARX2, Base/Back, Plyocide, Stretch and Mobility, Power and Balance, PAP Upper, PAP Lower, Chest/Back and Balance (I am in this one) and Shoulders/Arms. Here is a little inside tip though…There might be a couple more, because I did mention that I was in 2 P90X2 workouts :).
As you can see, P90X2 is taking P90X to the next level. This program is meant to be done by those who are already in decent shape. So that means you can start P90X then move right into P90X2 to keep the muscle confusion and the results coming. So when will you be able to buy it? P90X2 is coming this Fall of 2011. But, you will be able to pre-order P90X in Late August. So make sure you sign up to join our team and you will be the very first to know all the insider info about P90X2.
Are you going to do P90X2 when it comes out? What do you think of the Trailer?
Glad to hear it - this is great stuff. Beachbody is really on the cutting edge of home fitness, bringing a ton of things to the people that are usually reserved for elite athletes. With things from HIIT training in Insanity to the experimentation in the One on Ones etc. they really know how to bring it to the next level!
Looks awesome - the program looks 10 times more scientific than P90X, makes the original program look like "weightlifting 101" like Tony always says lol. Very interesting, I can't wait to try it out...and I even like P90X2 better than MC2 haha
Great review man! I wish I had been there to feel the excitement!!! Fall 2011 is such awesome news because I was thinking it would be the very end of 2011 or 2012 before it actually came out. Can't wait! I love that clip of you doing your patented pullup around the world move. Killer!!
@Luke: I feel the same way. After listening to Marcus Elliot you can see how this is truly taking it to the next level of fitness. I have also kind the same thing with Shakeology. I always knew it was a good product but after listening to the creators talk about it I have learned that it is unbelievably healthy and unique.
@Luke: It definitely is more scientific. They have a lot more sports science involved with P90X2. Having done most of the workouts myself during rehearsals for the shoot, I can tell you that you won't be disappointed.
@Eric: Me too bud! I can't wait either. Let me tell you, it's everything you think and more. This is such a great program it's ridiculous. I have done almost all the workouts during the rehearsals and they all take it to a new level.
@Wayne: Thanks buddy! I wish you were there too. You would have had a blast. I still can't believe I am in P90X2...so crazy. Loved the clip of you doing the press and push up as well. Also, I will be posting more clips this week so keep looking for them.
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