Well, I did it. I actually listened to my wife (i.e. Coach Crystal). She had been encouraging me to do the Yoga routine and I had been resisting. All those who have completed the original P90X Yoga, you know my dread. That routine was 90 minutes of moves that were extremely difficult for me. I admit it, halfway through, I just started doing the Stretch routine on Yoga day. Probably not the best idea.
P90X2 gives you much more flexibility in the workout order and when you are ready to move to the next level depending on you goals and fitness. However, it does not recommend just skipping Yoga (as I had been doing). I am not saying it had anything to do with my lack of Yoga, but I woke up the other morning with a crick in my back (as I write this, I wonder if “crick” is a Southern colloquialism. Does anyone know? If you have never heard of a crick, they are usually found in your neck when you sleep on it wrong and they are Uncomfortable).
Anyway, I tried foam rolling (a new technique in P90X2 used during stretching) which helped but didn’t get rid of that irritating crick. This morning, it was still there. So I listened to my Coach (which is easier to admit than my wife, I am not sure why…) and did the Yoga routine in P90X2.
To my surprise, it wasn’t bad. It was 67 minutes instead of 90. It was still difficult, but it went fast. Now, I will never be considered “limber,” and being really good at Yoga will probably always be beyond my ability, but I did my best. And the best thing about it, the crick is GONE!! Now, cricks come and go and I am not saying that the Yoga got rid of it, but, just to be safe, I am going to keep doing the Yoga routine once a week. Maybe I will even love it, one day…