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Base and Back
10/1/10 3:52 AM
Wow, October already! Unfortunately, I probably won't be getting my new workout for at least a week or two since I am in Canada, but I know some of you will be lucky enough to receive their workout soon. So for those lucky ones that receive this workout please give us some insight on the following:

1) Length of workout
2) Difficulty (either if you have tried it, or just a general consensus)
3) Thoughts on the workout
4) Insight on the preview for November's workout

Thanks!
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RE: Base and Back
10/6/10 7:02 AM as a reply to TRobbinsFitness.
Just got it this morning...

1) 51 minutes
2/3) Haven't even had a chance to review yet
4) Yoga, very excited...mentions new moves, interspersed with comments from another guy talking with Tony about the inportance of breathing.

Just wanted to throw this out there for those who are interested. I'll probably do the workout later this week.
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RE: Base and Back
10/6/10 8:04 AM as a reply to unagi24.
Thanks for the update! Next workout sounds pretty cool!

I was kind of hoping for a workout longer than 51 mins (closer to the 60 min mark), but at the same time, if this is as tough as Tony is letting on it is, then 51 mins should be plenty! emoticon

Tony must film these workouts many months in advance, because I remember reading a comment he had posted on facebook about having just finished filming "Back and Biceps"...and that was well over a month ago. So I was anticipating November's workout to be "Back and Biceps". Not to worry though, I like the idea of another Yoga routine, and I know my wife will love it, as she is not as big of a weightlifter as I am, so the first 3 workouts in Volume 3 hasn't appealed to her as much.
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10/6/10 4:35 PM as a reply to unagi24.
I got mine today as well I was kind of suprised usally takes longer. anyway this is a repeat workout 10 moves five pull-up a few new ones and 5 plyo leg moves. This workout just about kills Tony he says at the end that is the closes he has come to throwing up in a long time. Here are the moves.

No Kip Pullups

Plyo Frog Squats

Wide Leg close grip chin-ups

Chair Jump Squats

Spinning Chin Pulls

Plyo Runners Lunges

V Pull-ups

Spinning Fighter squats

Kippy Pulls

Jack-in-the Box knee tucks

Repeat
No Kip Pullups
Plyo Frog squats
Wide Leg close grip Chin-ups
Chair jump squats
Spinning Chin Pulls
Plyo Runners Lunges
V pull-ups
Spinning Fighter squats
Kippy Pulls
Jack-in-the Box knee tucks
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RE: Base and Back
10/9/10 6:26 AM as a reply to barryd1.
Mine arrived today and I had a chance to watch it. I'll do it for the first time in a few days.

My initial reaction is I think people are going to like it. Its rough looking stuff. The pull ups and plyo moves all look good. The "Spinning Chin Pulls" are ridiculous. [Good luck to me with that!] Tony doesn't use weights for the leg moves; he does lots of squats/jumps.

Tony is more serious in this routine. Because of the level of difficulty of the moves []and filming on his recovery day], he's just trying to get through it, and then relaxes at the end.

My next round starts in a few weeks. I'll probably use "Base and Back" a few times in the next round. I think his legs routines are all really good, so that's a good sign.

This routine in P90X MC2 should be really good. Since he will do more teaching in MC2, I wonder if he will incorporate a few more pull ups and plyo moves to make it even more wicked.

The preview for "Yoga MC2" looks good as well. You see a few new moves to go with moves from Fountain of Youth and Yoga X.

I'm really curious if some of us will agree with Tony that "Base and Back" is hardest workout in years.
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RE: Base and Back
10/9/10 2:56 PM as a reply to ctshowtyme.
I did the workout yesterday and the legs are pretty sore today. It is really plyo moves on steroids with intense pull-ups. The moves that just had me beat were the jack-in-the-box knee tucks. They wore me out!

I do wish he wouldn't film on an "off" day. I personally think that is why it was "the toughest workout he had done in years". Don't get me wrong - it is an intense workout. My legs are more tired than after doing Legs and Back or Plyo Legs. I just don't think Tony would have struggled as much if he were at full strength.

Looking forward to Yoga next month!
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RE: Base and Back
10/15/10 2:55 AM as a reply to BStricklin.
Ok, I'll start with that I'm a total modifier. I use tubing for the pull-ups and don't do a lot of high impact (because of my knees). I think this will be a great replacement for me in the P90X rotation for legs and back. I'm happy to put something else in my rotation for these without the same exercises. This will offer me variety and work both my upper and lower body.

with modifying, I wasn't as wiped out as Tony. I felt very good at the end & not my hardest routine. I'll have to push myself harder next time.
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RE: Base and Back
10/17/10 8:03 AM as a reply to lilshortstuff.
I agree, B&B was tough but certainly not the toughest - especially for legs. I was really hoping for some more weighted leg routines like the original Legs & Back. I love/hate those calf raises ("sounds like a little bird in here"). I still get sore after L&B, despite drinking that magical Recovery formula...

Oh and here is the the workout sheet...
Attachments: Back and Base.pdf (1,181.3k)
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RE: Base and Back
10/17/10 9:29 PM as a reply to TRobbinsFitness.
I tried the workout and agree with some of the posts. I thought it was a challenging workout. But, for me, it probably wasn't his hardest. [Although you never know what might be a really hard workout for someone, even Tony. I might vote for "Upper Body Balance" or "Chest, Back, and Balls" as the hardest for me. Or maybe "For Legs" because my lower leg balance isnt very good.]

I agree with "oldblueday" regarding the legs part. I would love to see Tony add some weighted leg moves for the routine in MC2. I added the weighted calf raises to the end of B&B.
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RE: Base and Back
10/21/10 7:02 AM as a reply to ctshowtyme.
I ended up getting "Base and Back" in the mail yesterday just like I had hoped, so I gave it a shot this morning. I found it to be a nice workout. No, it is not the most difficult routine I have ever done (as Tony suggests) but it is quite challenging. To note, I also didn't go 100% (more like 90% or so) because I do not want to complete kill my legs before my hockey game tomorrow night. Today was supposed to be Cardio Intervals but I decided that I would get more of a calorie burn with Base and Back so that is why I made the substitution.

Similar to the original "Legs and Back" from the P90X series in the fact that working both your upper and lower body in the same workout really smokes ya! Different in the fact that the leg moves are Plyometric, and you alternate them with back moves rather than having a back move after every 2 leg moves.

The breaks could be a little bit shorter and add in a few more sets in the end, but overall I was quite pleased and will definitely be adding this into my rotation!
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10/25/10 12:09 PM as a reply to TRobbinsFitness.
I did the routine this morning.

On the scale of P90X routines I found this routine on the easier end.

I actually ending up doing 5 more reps than Tony on the lower body exercises, though I am still significantly inferior to him in the pull-ups.

Tony mentions on the DVD that he has been travelling a lot and he and Mason are having trouble connecting for the One on One shoots. He also menioned he did this routine on a scheduled 'off' day and I think he was low on energy at the beginning of the routine.

So it is far from the most difficult Tony Horton routine.

But I am not negative on the routine. I think it will provide needed variety versus the first Legs and Back. ANd I did get a good pump on the upper legs.

Yoga next month we will see. Tony clearly loves Yoga and I expect a good routine.

The biggest mystery is we are still at no issued cardio rountines. The Insanity routines I feel are the standard for cardio and we will see if Tony gets to that level.
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10/28/10 4:56 PM as a reply to tim1959.
I going to do this workout tomorrow which will be my leg day. to maximize the workout i am going to add calf exercise after every second move. there is enough break in between the exercises where i can get a calf exercise in. my rotation will look like this:

No Kip Pull up
Plyo Frog Squats

Weighted Calf Raise

Wide Leg Close Grip Chin up
Chair Jump Squats

One Leg Calf Raises

Knee Up Pull ups (instead of spinning chin pulls because i have door pull up bar)
Plyo Runners Lunge

Weighted Calf Raise

V- Pull ups
Spinning Fighter Squats

No Weight Calf Raise

Kippy Pull ups
Jack in the Box Knee Tucks

Two Speed Calf Raises
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RE: Base and Back
10/29/10 5:03 PM as a reply to TRobbinsFitness.
So I like to think that legs are my wheel house--pull ups, especially overhand, are my favourite because I struggle with them the most out of all my exercise.

This workout was a beast. I agree completely with Tony when he said it was the hardest one. I do a few more reps on the leg exercises and generally regret it but I'm a soccer player so that which does not kill me...

This is my new favourite--up there with Plyo Legs and Chest, Back and Balls. MC2 is going to be intense.
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RE: Base and Back
11/15/11 6:33 AM as a reply to lilshortstuff.
lilshortstuff:
Ok, I'll start with that I'm a total modifier. I use tubing for the pull-ups and don't do a lot of high impact (because of my knees). I think this will be a great replacement for me in the P90X rotation for legs and back. I'm happy to put something else in my rotation for these without the same exercises. This will offer me variety and work both my upper and lower body.

with modifying, I wasn't as wiped out as Tony. I felt very good at the end & not my hardest routine. I'll have to push myself harder next time.


How do you use the tubing for pull-ups? I have not figured out a good way to attach the tube to a doorframe?
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