I started my very first round of P90X3! I want it be known, I’m not a BeachBody coach and do not plan on becoming one, so I’m not pimping the BB programs in anyway, I just write about my experience with them, ok?
If you didn’t already know, I have a fondness for the original P90X program, that’s why I’m excited about X3!
My plan is to do a weekly update on my progress, so be prepared to read!
Day 1: “Total Synergistics” : Day one of P90X3, “Total Synergistics”. I don’t know if I find this workout tough or not. I’m sure it can be, but I was too focused on trying to understand some of the exercises and, therefore, didn’t quite get the feel of everything. Don’t get me wrong, what I did (and tried to do) was difficult and I was sweating, but I don’t know if the difficulty was because I’ve never seen moves like and I was trying to do them, or if the actual moves were difficult. The moves I was able to do and understand was different than I’m used to and cool at the same time.
There was a lot of balance stuff and coordination stuff going on during these 30 minutes. BUT, there was very little rest time, so I liked that part of it.
Day 2:“Agility X” : I gotta say, regarding p90x3….that “Agility X” workout is confusing as hell!
Basically, this is a leg/jumping workout. It reminds me of PlyoX from P90X, but a bit faster pace. I’m not saying which workout is better because I’ve only seen Agility X once, and I’m still trying to figure it out. I will say that after the 1st viewing, I’m disappointed in Tony and his explanations of the moves for this workout. The disappointing part is it’s nonexistent! Trying to figure out what the actual move is and trying to do it before the next one starts was confusing as hell! Granted, I did not prepare like I should have as I didn’t put the tape down on the floor. I’m sure that would help, but still the fast pace is quite confusing. For those that wonder about the tape, you’ll know what I’m talking about when you do the workout.
Day 3: “YogaX3” : Today was P90X3 X3-Yoga. I gotta say, after doing DDP Yoga for quite a while, X3 Yoga….SUCKS! I LOVE the 30 minute thing, but, unless you already know the traditional yoga poses, you’ll be totally lost. Also, Tony does not instruct at all during this workout. (seems to be an ongoing thing with this program) I was looking forward to doing this workout, but I’m so disappointed. And it pains me to say this because, if you follow me, you know my love for the original P90X program. I’m hoping my mind will change with this as I get further into it. However, I will say YogaX3 by FAR beats the P90X yoga program….which is 90 minutes long! OUCH! With YogaX3, don’t blink or you’ll be lost. And PLEASE, when you first start, do NOT trying following Tony’s kids!
Day 4: “The Challenge” : Finally! I got to a workout I’m jazzed about! “The Challenge”…..all about pull ups and push ups baby! If you follow me, you know this is right in my wheelhouse! I felt like I was home with this workout! I was hoping for more, but in fairness I didn’t push myself as I’m more in “understanding mode” then “workout mode” this week. But now that I’ve been through it, next week I’ll kill this workout!
Day 5: “CVX” : Today was a workout called CVX. I’m sure that stands for something, but I’m not really interested in that as I was figuring out the workout. By now I’m getting with the flow of no instruction from Tony, which is fine. The way I’ll describe this workout is it’s a cardio workout with weights. By weights I mean very light weights. Tony recommends a 12lbs at most, which after doing it (with a 5lbs weight) I would have to agree. You are constantly moving in different directions so be prepared for quickly changing direction and moves. It’s a workout I look forward to doing again.
Day 6: “The Warrior” : Tony says he uses this workout when he goes to military bases, and I can see why. It’s fast paced with pushups, ab stuff and legs all rolled together. The instruction was OK with this one, so I won’t bitch about that portion. This is another workout that will work ya, without a doub.
After my first week, I gotta say my mind hasn’t been changed about P90X being the king of the X workouts……so far. X3 has some merit to it, without a doubt. I was more on a fact finding mission this week to see how I could do. I’m thankful I understand the P90 workout style or I may have sent this program back to BeachBody. I can see how doing this 30 minutes a day, along with a simple nutrition program (which I’ll get into in another post) can get you results. BUT, there is still A LOT of work YOU have to do to get there!
Until Next week…..Ciao!