Phase 1 of P90X2 ended for me on 2/5/2012 and phase 1 is all about strengthening your core and your foundation. I loved all of the workout routines that were offered in the first phase. A lot of totally new moves not seen before. Many of which you are off balance, on a stability ball or medicine ball…TOUGH!
The first time through many of the routines you are simply trying to find your bearings. Unlike P90X, P90X2 isn’t just about trying to lift big and finish early. It really is a more scientific way to improve your overall strength and balance and that is especially true in phase 1.
After that first week, you kind of get a feel for you true weak spots and that allows you to really focus on them over the next 2-3 weeks depending on how long you feel that you need to stay in phase 1. For me, I only stayed in phase 1 for 3 weeks and towards the end knew I was ready to progress to phase 2. The reason I felt that way was a lot of the move are body weight exercises or with light weight and I found myself simply running out of the allocated time in the routine to get maximum burn. I think that this was a clear indication for me to move into phase 2.
I am just a couple of weeks into phase 2 and this is considered the true strength phase, I’ll post a review and updated photos at day 60, so look for those on or near the middle of March.
Here are my photos from day 1 to day 30. Overall I am pleased with my results so far, not quite as drastic as I was hoping for, but hey there is still another 60 days left to rock this thing.
Anyone that would like to share their thoughts and opinions on how they felt phase 1 went for them, please submit your comments below!
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