Today, I completed week 1 of P90X Phase 2 or week 5 of the P90X 90 day workout program. P90X Phase 2 consists of weeks 5-8 of the program. Weeks 5-7 are detailed below and Week 8 is the same as P90X Phase 1 Week 4.
P90X Phase 2 – Weeks 5-7
Day 1: Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps; Ab Ripper X
Day 2: Plyometrics
Day 3: Back & Biceps, Ab Ripper X
Day 4: Yoga X
Day 5: Legs & Back, Ab Ripper X
Day 6: Kenpo X
Day 7: Rest or X Stretch
This week two new workouts were introduced so I wanted to provided some additional info on those workouts.
Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps: This routine is just under 56 minutes and has a variety of push-ups, dips, flys, and tricep kickbacks. There are 24 different exercises in this workout and none are repeated. The variety and muscle confusion continues as I don’t believe I saw any of these exercises being used before. You will need your weights or bands and push-up bars (if you are using those) for this workout. I found that I could do most of the routines with a reasonable number of reps (8-12). The most difficult routine was the one armed pushed which I presently struggle to perform, but over time I expect this to improve.
Back & Biceps: This routine is just under 53 minutes and get ready for pull-ups and curls. There are 24 different exercises in this workout and none are repeated. The variety and muscle confusion continues adding many new variations to the pull-ups and curls you have seen before. You will need your weights or bands for the curls and your pull-up bar or a band from a solid overhead support for the pull-ups. I am currently using a 100 lb band attached to a stud in my garage. Kneeling on one knee, I do 25-30 reps for the pull-up routines. I’m currently working my way to using a pull-up bar. Of all the strength training workouts, I really felt the most pumped after this one.
Modifications: I’m am doing P90X Classic, but I have added Cardio X on the X Stretch and/or rest days. Cardio X offers a nice moderate cardio workout with plenty of variety and I want to get some calorie burn each day. I’m finding that I look forward to my workouts each day because I feel great afterward!