P90X2 Chest Back and Balance | Mission Blog
By Ev Eric
I don't think I'm whining when I say that P90X2's Chest Back and Balance is the toughest workout of the bunch! For some reason, my typical 40 pushups from P90X's version become more like 10-15 when you add the balance component. This workout is a real challenge for me, and it's that challenge that we need from time to time so that we don't get complacent in our progress. If you find yourself doing the same amount of reps over and over or lifting the same amount of weight over and over for particular exercises, it may be that you aren't shocking your system properly.
Even when doing a Muscle Confusion program like P90X, you have to make sure that you're not cheating yourself by getting complacent in your progress. Your second round should be putting up higher numbers than your 1st round: your 3rd 90 days higher than your 2nd. If this isn't happening for you, you may not be pushing yourself... even with a muscle confusion program, you can plateau if you don't get your mind in the game and tell your body to keep growing and progressing.
The P90X2 workout is a super-advanced program for practical fitness and athletic training. I'm glad to be doing it again, because my body is not so conditioned to handle these workouts with any semblance of comfort.
At least I can do about 6 "Impossible/Possible"'s now!