A lot of people ask me the difference between P90X and P90X2. I thought I would give you a run down of the differences I have noted:
– P90X2 is a continuation of p90x. While you don’t have to complete p90x first, it is recommended;
– while p90x is designed to make you lose weight and your muscles grow, P90X2 does those things, but its focus is to make you more athletic;
-P90X2’s yoga workout is only an hour instead of p90x’s 90 minutes;
– P90X2 has three phases, the first is foundation (i.e. core work), the second is strength, and the third is P.A.P. P90X2’s strength phase is very similar to p90x;
– P90X2 gives you more control over the schedule, allowing you to move to the next phase when you feel your body is ready (it provides recommended ranges for when to move on);
Both programs are still based on the concept of muscle confusion. The theory is that as muscles get used to a workout, they adapt to make the workout less difficult causing plateaus. Muscle confusion results when you change your workout before you reach such plateaus. While there are certainly detractors, and muscles (other than your mind) can’t actually be confused. They do adapt. The p90x and P90X2 routines change the workouts before this adaptation can occur.
For more information and to watch a video on the workouts, click here.