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P90X or P90X2 ?
P90X or P90X2 ?
12/8/12 11:29 AM
Hello guys. I'm a beginner with the whole beachbody community. I need help deciding what program to follow. From reviewing the dvds of both workouts and reading reviews and so this is what i get and It's that p90x2 with help me become more athletic ( give me more agility and balance ) while the original is focused more on sculpting the body and giving you strength. I'm 16 years old, 185cm tall, i weigh 73kg and the last thing i have around 14-15% bf. My goal is to build some muscle mass while getting sculpted, building strength and getting a strong core so i can start doing hard barbrothers like workouts so which program do you think best suits my goals??
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RE: P90X or P90X2 ?
12/8/12 11:35 AM as a reply to Salvate.
Both programs will help you reach those goals. I think you should choose whichever one attracts you the most, but like I said, you will build muscle mass, get sculpted, and strengthen your core with either one emoticon

If it were me, I would choose P90X2 because they made it as the next step up from P90X. I like a challenge!

Andrew
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RE: P90X or P90X2 ?
12/9/12 10:45 AM as a reply to Salvate.
The natural progression is P90X first, then X2. Even during the workouts Tony says if you haven't done P90X, why are you doing X2?

Having done both, P90X gives you a good base to start off with. X2 is a little more specific in terms of fine tuning. Do X first.

Marc
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RE: P90X or P90X2 ?
12/13/12 7:31 AM as a reply to CoachMarcH.
I would disagree with that last post.
It isn’t necessary to complete P90X prior to starting P90X2.
In fact, it seems like many people on these boards find the first phase
of X2 a little too easy if you have already completed P90X, I know
I did. Having done a number of rounds of X, X+ and X2, I believe
the X2 program to be far superior. My only concern with
the original poster is the age (16). If your body hasn’t developed
fully , and only you could answer that, there is still a pretty good
debate about the use of heavy weights. There appears to be a universal
opinion that using your body weight (e.g. pull ups and pushups) is fine
and certainly the plyo and core moves are ok but there is still
some who have concerns with not fully developed teenagers
using heavy weights. I am not one of them but suggest you
read what you can on the net and form your own opinion.
In any event, don not sacrifice any form, just to use a heavier weight.
Good luck and let everyone know how you did!
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RE: P90X or P90X2 ?
12/13/12 5:27 PM as a reply to Salvate.
I have to say that I totally agree with fog5. The reason being is because the focus in round 1 is purely the core strength. The key to have a strong body is a strong core. You would want to start there. Sure X1 is a fantastic program, but personally I think at your age you should focus more towards X2 than X1. Also like fog5 said don't focus on the heavy weight. Focus on form and stability throughout the workouts. As you progress your body will get stronger and you can increase weight, but don't jump up in weight and sacrifice form. The plyometrics will definitely be a good workout for you at your age. It'll help strengthen your legs before you start doing heavy weight in the years to come. Best of luck!
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