P90X2 Phase 2 Review

I was anticipating P90X2from the moment I heard they were making it! The reason I am so passionate about P90X is because it’s the first workout program that gave me the results I always wanted as well as taught me how to live healthy. They say that the best workout is the one you’ll do. P90X is that for me!

If you’re a P90X fan, I hope this will help you decide whether or not you want to move on to P90X2. If you’re still looking to find that “soul mate” workout, and are interested in P90X or P90X2, perhaps this will encourage you to jump on board and try it out. Either way, here is my review of the second phase of P90X2! In case you missed my review of Phase 1, you can read it here!


For those of you have done P90X, you may be asking, “What is the difference between P90X and P90X2?” Watch this video from Tony Horton as he explains the differences:

The Difference Between P90X and P90X2

Phase 2

Phase 2 focuses on strength. Phase 2 reminded me of P90X! In fact, if you loved P90X, you’ll love Phase 2 of P90X2! You do have to buy 2 additional workouts to have all the workouts to Phase 2. You have to buy V-Sculpt (the new Back and Bis) and Chest, Shoulders, Tris. Although I was bummed I had to buy the extra workouts, I can say that it’s worth it.

The big different between Phase 2 and P90X is new moves and longer warm-ups! The warm-ups are nearly twice as long as they were in P90X, but I have come to love them. The warm-up definitely gets your body ready. Overall, I was very pleased with Phase 2 of P90x2. I review each workout below. The workouts that you do that I’ve already reviewed: Plyocide, X2 Ab Ripper, and X2 Yoga, you can read about here.

The Workouts

X2 Chest, Back, and Balance

The new Chest and Back! I loved this workout! Now you’re not just doing push-ups, you’re doing push-ups on medicine balls! This workout will bring you back to your chest and back days with all new and challenging moves. I enjoyed this workout a lot!

X2 Shoulders and Arms

Out of all the workouts, this was the most disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, by the end of my 3rd time doing it, I started enjoying it. The workout is great. The only disappointing thing about this workout is you do 3 sets of exercises and each set is a repeat. So while it’s not a lot of variety when it comes to the individual exercises, this one will leave your muscles weeping if you do it right!

X2 V-Sculpt

This was by far my favorite workout in P90X2 so far! It’s worth buying! It will remind you of Back and Bi’s, but with all new moves! This workout will crush you and leave you feeling great.

X2 Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps

This workout will remind you of P90X’s Chest, Shoulders, and Tri’s. Again, all new moves and challenges. Great workout! A lot of fun!

X2 Base and Back

The new Legs and Back! This workout should have been called Plyo and Back! You’ll do a round of plyo followed by a round of pull-ups! While I didn’t enjoy the plyo moves as much as some of the leg exercises in P90X, the amount of pull-ups you do in this workout is great! Overall it’s a great workout!

Overall, I’m loving P90X2 so far. I have one more Phase to go which is completely new so I am excited to see what that is like. A lot of people are worried they will be dissapointed with P90x2, to that I would say this: In P90X2 there are workouts you’ll love and workouts you won’t be as wild about. However, wasn’t that also the case in P90X? I did not like Kenpo or Cardio at all in P90X, but I loved P90X. It’s the same with P90X2, at the end of the day, P90X2 will get you results and you’ll fall in love with some of the workouts. When you’re done, you’ll have 12-14 new workouts that you can add to your arsenal of workouts. I’m actually looking forward to being able to do hybrids of P90x, P90X2, and Insanity! I’m sure I’ll get in better shape than I have ever been in!

If you’re interested in P90X, P90X2, or Insanity, I would love to talk to you about that decision! I am a Beachbody coach and would love to become your coach! Send me an e-mail, or message me on Facebook or Twitter!

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