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P90X2 and Lower Back
P90X2 and Lower Back
1/22/13 4:53 PM
Hi All -

For the first time, I had to stop a workout program, X2. I've done several rounds of P90x and Insanity, no issues.

For some reason with X2, had lower back pain that would not back off and eventually got to the point where walking has not been fun. I do have a bulged disk, but that's always been there through P90x.

Getting married in 3 mos, so resting up with lots of Yoga to start again with P90x on 2/4. Have to look good for the honeymoon.

I hope to try X2 again, but looking to see if anyone else had the same problem.

Figure I would rotate the programs X2 and X as X2 seems to be a bit of a break while maintaining tone.

Thanks in advance for any response.
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RE: P90X2 and Lower Back
1/22/13 5:19 PM as a reply to gbechste.
Ya X2 is a core/athletic program so it will hit your back and abs like no other. You must have just irritated something in your back while doing it and never got healed enough to keep going. I say give it another shot next time your ready and with your awareness and knowledge of the program maybe it wont happen again!

Corrie
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RE: P90X2 and Lower Back
1/22/13 5:37 PM as a reply to CoachCorrieMac.
X2 has done the opposite for me. It has strengthened and stabilized my core to the point that I am 100% free of back pain. I could not say that pre-X2. I hope this helps
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RE: P90X2 and Lower Back
1/22/13 6:30 PM as a reply to gbechste.
gbechste:
Hi All -

For the first time, I had to stop a workout program, X2. I've done several rounds of P90x and Insanity, no issues.

For some reason with X2, had lower back pain that would not back off and eventually got to the point where walking has not been fun. I do have a bulged disk, but that's always been there through P90x.

Getting married in 3 mos, so resting up with lots of Yoga to start again with P90x on 2/4. Have to look good for the honeymoon.

I hope to try X2 again, but looking to see if anyone else had the same problem.

Figure I would rotate the programs X2 and X as X2 seems to be a bit of a break while maintaining tone.

Thanks in advance for any response.


Which phase did the pain start? I know for that one move in Phase 1 & 2, Plyocide, think it's the first move in the second set, where you go from a lunge position to a warrior 3 pose, really worked my lower back muscles and they were really pounding at first.
I had also done 2 1/2 years of X and X+ but obviously that area had never been targeted because boy did I feel it! It never caused me pain walking, more like muscle soreness. I
did what I could and worked through it. I'm a year into X2 and can do it now with no pain.
The other move is in Phase 3, PAP Upper where you hold that bar up in a Superman pose. KIller! Again, at first that really targeted by lower back but I did what I could and now after one year I can hold the pose through the first 3 sets but on the last set I still have to let the bar down once. My point is that those two moves really focus on your lower back. Much more then anything I felt with X or X+. Obviously you should get this checked by a doctor to rule out anything that could seriously be wrong but another thing that helped me with that area was the foam roller. I'm using the rumble roller now and I always work on that lower back muscle, moving side to side while slowly adusting up & down. Make sure you spend a lot of "quality" time in your lower back as well as the hamstring streth at the end of X2 R&M because that gets those lower back muscles too.
Another thing you should look at is ergonomics. Did you recently switch a chair at work or some other place that you use quite a bit? See if you changed anything else in your life
(new desk, bar stools at home) I've heard of those things causing problems as your body adjusts.
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RE: P90X2 and Lower Back
1/23/13 2:29 AM as a reply to fog5.
Thanks All -

Believe I just 'inflamed' something and it wouldn't recover with X2. Will try it again after the next round of X, pending things get healed up.

Appreciate all the input.
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RE: P90X2 and Lower Back
2/12/13 10:16 AM as a reply to gbechste.
Finally went to doctor as things were not improving with a break.

Basically have hip flexor issues. Physical therapists says this is quite common with moves that are involved with Ab Ripper X. Basically using hip flexors instead of abs causing an overwork issue.

Just passing this along.

If anyone has suggestions on great ab routines that take the hips completely out, would appreciate it.

Thanks.
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