Beachbody Partners W/Powder Blue Productions

Chalene’s Live PUSH event

That’s right, Beachbody has “expanded” so to say by partnering with Powder Blue Productions.

First off most people are familiar with the products of Team Beachbody such as P90X, TurboFire, Insanity, Brazil Butt Lift and many more.
Some people though may not be familiar with Powder Blue Productions. This company is run by Chalene and Bret Johnson. Chalene is the trainer of Beachbody programs Turbo-Jam, Chalean Extreme and TurboFire and prior to partnering with Beachbody was working on her own company and production of workouts such as TurboKick, which is what the Turbo programs are based on, Hip Hop Hustle which is a choreographed dance type class, since Chalene loves to dance, and PIYO which is a strength Pilates/Yoga/Strength type training that is taught in health clubs and gyms and people can get certified to teach these programs. Continue reading

P90X2 Phase 3 Review

I completed P90X2 Phase 3 a little while back and this phase has the P.A.P. Post-Activation Potentiation workouts.  These workouts consist of doing a round of 4 exercises 3 times a short break then doing another round of 4 different exercises 3 times.

There is PAP Upper and PAP Lower done on different days and you’ll do these exercises some with equipment and some using your own body for the resistance.  After doing one day upper and one lower then you have a rest day of  Yoga, another of Recovery and Mobility and then do  PAP Upper and PAP Lower again then Recovery and Mobility again to round out the week.

The First 2 phases of P90X2 were said to prepare you for this third phase which has a series of “athletic” type drills in an anaerobic way in order to get your body in top conditioning.

As mentioned in an earlier post I had some issues with completing this “on time” but did enjoy going through the program and will do another round.

Some ask if P90X2 is harder then P90X and I wouldn’t say “harder” but it does have different exercises and has “grown” since P90X first came out to find improvements in the way some of the movements are done or executed. If you would like to see a video of Tony explaining the difference between the two workouts check out this video on my other page

I actually like Tony a lot better in P90X2 workout then in the P90X and would recommend this as a follow up for folks that want more of a P90X type workout, or even if they haven’t even done P90X they can still do P90X2, but must be patient.

If P90X2 is something you’d be interested in learning more about you can click here or click on the banner at the bottom of the page.

Any questions on P90X2 feel free to contact me and I’ll be glad to help out.

Till next time
Keep Up The Good Fight
Richard Taub
Independent Team Beachbody Coach

P90X2 Phase 2 Review

Well though a little late doing this I did complete Phase 2 of P90X2.

Unfortunately I wasn’t able to do in consistently like I wanted to, due to some unavoidable issues, but did find it challenging  but enjoyable.

The exercises in Phase 2 of P90X2 the following workouts:

Day 1: Chest + Back + and Balance & X2 Ab Ripper
Day 2: Plyocide
Day 3: Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility
Day 4: X2 Shoulders + Arms & X2 Ab Ripper
Day 5: X2 Yoga
Day 6: Base + Back & Ab Ripper
Day 7: Rest or X2 Recovery + Mobility

If you purchased the “P90X2 Deluxe” kit there were some additional workouts that can be substituted in the rotation, along with additional equipment.

V-Sculpt & Ab Ripper switch in to Day 1
X2 Chest + Shoulders + Tris & Ab Ripper switch in to Day 4

I did try some of the additional workouts, and it was a nice change, but even if I wouldn’t have had the extra workouts the workouts were good and you would not get bored with them.

I spent 4 weeks in this phase and did feel comfortable enough to move onto Phase 3 after the 4 weeks.  Some of the exercises were still a challenge but there was good progress through the phase and  in order to avoid getting in a rut or a plateau effect I decided to move on.

I did occasionally sub another workout for the Plyocide which was also a intense cardio workout and also a shorter Yoga workout.  The Yoga in P90X2 is a shorter version then what’s in P90X but I would still a different one occasionally.

I also had to use resistance bands since I don’t have the pull-up bar, so probably lost out a little bit by not having that but did get a good workout with the bands.

These exercises had some challenging times as there was some balance moves involved using the medicine balls and also using the stability ball in different configurations.

So far I’m still enjoying P90X2 and look forward to Phase 3.

Any questions feel free to contact me and I’ll be glad to help with any questions you might have, or just head over to my site and take a look at the different options available for P90X2 or any of the other Beachbody workouts here.

Keep Up The Good Fight
Richard Taub
Independent Team Beachbody Coach

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