Archive for the ‘X2 Core’ Category

Ever notice…

January 24, 2012

…when Barbie is doing push-ups in the X2-core dvd? I must say, her little grunts and moans are quite distracting.

Additionally, playing two full games, without subbing out, then playing again Monday night, doesn’t make X2-core easy at all. Ugh.

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X2 Core – First Go

January 5, 2012

So,  X2 Core isn’t SO bad. I mean it’s tough and all, but not impossible. I like all the stability movements to work the core, using the exercise ball and medicine ball. It’s all tough stuff, and most of it I used to do when I had a trainer to help me get over a knee injury, did mostly leg and core work.

I had a tough time doing the Dreya rolling things with the medicine ball. I couldn’t get out-of-the-way of my gut to try to roll forward from my back to a standing position. The other exercise that sucked were these half angel things. Ugh. Struggled.

There were a few exercises I struggled with but it feels damn great after. Bring it?

Day 1: X2 Core

January 4, 2012

First of all.  F U, Tony Horton.

How is one supposed to accomplish 1 legged push-ups on a stability ball on DAY 1 of this stupid thing?  For that matter… almost anything involving a ball completely sucked.    The term “stability ball” is an oxy-moron.  There is nothing stable about it.  You just feel like an idiot using it.  They should call it an “idiot ball”.

The good news is that P90X2 appears to be a bit more tolerable than its predecessor.   The workout was shorter and didn’t add the dreaded Ab Ripper on the end of it.  All and all I felt pretty good the next day.  A little sore in the core area, but that’s the point, right?

I realize i’m a day or 2 late in my first posting, but we had a few stragglers to wrangle in.  I’ll post the pics and starting measurements tonight.

Let the games begin!