I've been so busy "elfin" around that I haven't had the opportunity to update my P90x2 blog posts. However, I did find time for the workouts. Day 5 Yoga P90x2
I was both looking forward to and completely terrified of the Yoga DVD. Yoga X felt extremely hard and it was definitely one of the dvds I struggled with even on my third round of p90x. Beachbody has totally improved the Yoga workout. All of the moves are familiar which is great because I didn't have to pause and rewind as much I do with the other dvds. This time around there is no balance posture section as all the moves chosen for the yoga sequence are balance related (think half-moon and standing splits). There is an ab section which is difficult and feels pretty effective the first time. The best part of the workout are the repetitions and the speed. You get to try the same move a couple of times and the transition between moves is slower so you're allowed to move at your own pace without feeling rushed.
Day 6 X2 Balance + Power
I am so sore this morning. I did this workout yesterday and thought I wouldn't feel anything because I was having such a difficult time following. A 70-minute workout turned out to be more like a 90-minute workout or even longer. There are a lot of complicated moves in this set BUT from the looks of it . . . something happened. This is a total body workout and I am achy all over. If you haven't purchased a balance ball yet, now is the time to do it. Most of the moves call for the use of the balance ball. The modifications are better in this workout than in the Total Body workout but having the ball let's you give the advance moves a try, and if you can't do it then you switch over to the modifications. I am looking forward to some foam roller action.
Day 7 Recovery and Mobility