So Beanz and I started P90X yesterday.Â Doing P90X wasn’t something that we had planned on doing.Â But last month a family friend who is now a Beach body coach, reached out to us and asked if we would be part of it.Â As someone who loves Insanity, the idea of doing P90X was enticing.Â After months of Insanity, I am bored with the workout and in need of something else.Â Something that would give me the same kind of workout but something that was different from what I had been doing with Insanity.
P90X was very different from Insanity.
- P90X is a slower kind of workout.Â Insanity is very fast paced and focuses on a lot of running, jumping, lunges and squats.Â It’s a whole body kind of work out in up to 60 minutes.Â P90X focuses on one set of muscles at a time.Â The movements are low impact and more controlled than Insanity.Â And because of that at times, the exercises get boring.
- P90X uses equipment.Â In the first workout you needed to have workout bands, chin up bars, and weights.Â These are all things that you needed to make the exercises work for you.Â Insanity doesn’t need any of those things.Â You use your body for resistance.
- p90X is methodical.Â Part of the workout is to record how many repetitions of the exercise you do and on the next set you have to challenge yourself to do better than you did the first time around.Â I really like this premise but the idea of finishing a set of exercises and stopping to write down your results is too much for me.Â When I get into a groove I don’t want to stop to record how I am doing.Â If I stop I lose momentum.
I am going to keep going on P90X but I am not sure if I am going to be able to make it through the entire 90 days without getting too bored.