Friday, November 18, 2011

P90X Legs & Back Review

P90X Legs & Back
Tony Horton, 2004

This is a 59 minute lower body & back workout. Tony works out w/ 3 backgrounders in a dim gym set. You will need dumbbells or a band, a chair, and a pull up bar or band for this workout. I dont have a pull up bar and dont have a stable area to loop the band so I just did row variations- which was fine. One backgrounder provides modifications. This dvd also has Ab Ripper X on it which I will review separately later.

This workout is set up to do 20-25 reps of most of the exercises. Most of the lower body work is unweighted- you can easily grab dumbbells to up the intensity. They show pull ups w/ a chair to assist, w/out a chair and band pullups (though you still need something sturdy to hook your band to).

Exercises include: a warmup and LONG stretch, elevated rear leg lunges, calf raise squats, body wt skater, wall sit, plenty of pull up and chin up variations, side lunge, dips, toe lunges, chair pose, static lunge w/ a rear leg shift, low pliet walk, calf raises, 1 leg hop squats, lunge kick combos, and ends with a cooldown & stretch.

I rate this a high intermediate workout for the lower body and I even added weights to many of the lower body exercises. As far as back- its gotta be advanced if you are able to do the pullups- since I did row variations, it wasnt as challenging. I think you could easily make this advanced by adding poundage to the lower body work. This workout moves right along but is not rushed at all. Tony provides plenty of different exercises and new spins on exercises that there is no boredom and the time really goes by quickly.


  1. Ewwww the idea of the cake is pretty gross (albeit hysterical!) but I'm sure it tastes delicious! It sure looks realistic!

  2. When I first saw the picture in my blogroll I thought it was real. I had no idea it was a cake lol! I guess that shows how skilled you are.

  3. Ouch!! I hope you are OK! And the cake, I mean no disrespect because I LOVE your work, but Ewww... :)

  4. LOL! Thanks all! I actually named the picture "ewww" so ya Im right there with you!!!!! :) and yes- that band slap HURT LOL :)