One on One Vol 3 MC2 Disc 11 (P.A.P.)
I’m obviously a big fan of the original P90X and pretty much anything that comes from the creative mind of Tony Horton. And the One on One Series is no exception. As a subscriber to the first two One on One volumes, I now reveal what Tony has come up with for Volume 3.
Volume 3 was the test bed for P90X2 which was released in December 2011. I’m not going to repeat the same stuff here that you can find anywhere else, but instead am going to do a review on each DVD as it comes available.
In terms of actual production, the only real difference is widescreen Hi-Def and some different camera angles.
My feelings on the first 2 volumes were mixed. There are plenty of invaluable gems ( Just Arms, Fountain of Youth Yoga, Diamond Delts, Core Ball Sandwich, etc… ). But there were also a lot of what I consider to be less than stellar routines ( Super Cardio, UML, Killer Abs to name a few ). So how is Volume 3 going to compare? Follow me if you dare.
DISK 1: CHEST, BACK and BALLS
This is obviously meant to go toe to toe with the original P90X Chest and Back. Only this time stability and medicine balls are added to the mix. As it is, I consider the original to be a routine I already have a hard time surviving through without seeing little white spots in my vision! So what about CB&B? If CB is hard, then CB&B is at least on par in terms of overall difficulty. This one works your core also as balance is required with pushups on the balls. A catch is that for some moves as many as 4 balls are used, so unless your home gym is well stocked you’ll have to modify. No weights are involved in any exercise for this one. If this is any indication of how difficult things are going to be, then Vol. 3 is going to be harder than Vol. 2 which in many ways was somewhat of a disappointment. Personally, my back and balls were busted…but my chest still had more due to not being completely isolated.
Running Time: 60 minutes
Equipment needed: Chin-Up bar, stability ball, and as many as 4 medicine/basketballs.
PROS: You whole body will get a workout as you must engage the core to the extreme. A good workout to mix up the Chest and Back days.