Archive for August, 2011

One of the most common concerns I get from people who are just starting P90X is that they can’t do pull-ups or chin-ups. Well, let me tell you something: I’ve been through a full round of P90X and I STILL can’t do them without assistance! But I am getting stronger, and closer to doing them unassisted. :)

For the duration of my first round of P90X, I used a chair for my assisted pull-ups and chin-ups, but I felt I was missing out and not getting the full range of motion, especially coming down from the pull-up bar. I felt I was using my legs too much.

A few months ago, I found this chin-up assist, one of the most helpful fitness tools ever! It’s completely adjustable and I can adjust the tension as needed. When a do a pull-up on this thing, I feel I am getting the most bang for my buck. And I can feel my muscles working from the very top to the very bottom of the movement, unlike with the chair.

I bought mine from Lifeline USA for $49.99, but Team Beachbody now has them for $29.95.

The Chin-up Max is also seen in the new P90X2 workouts, which I am anxiously awaiting!!!

This tool gives you the right amount of adjustable support to help you strengthen and train muscles as you work toward unassisted moves. Maximize every minute you spend on the chin-up bar.

Are You Ready For The Next P90X?

Hey folks, it’s the news we’ve all been waiting for…

Last night, I watched a live webcast of Tony Horton and Steve Edwards from Beachbody introducing P90X2, and I learned that pre-order starts September 1st!!! The program looks incredible, even better and smarter than the original P90X2. If you want to know why I think so, click on the link all the way at the bottom of this post to watch the full-length recording of the webcast.

My team and I have decided to do a P90X2 Challenge starting January 1, 2012. The challenge will take place on Facebook, so make sure to friend-request me. IMPORTANT: Send me a message and let me know that you’re interested in taking the P90X2 Challenge!  And pre-order your copy of P90X2 on Sept. 1st to assure you get yours in time!

Here’s a slideshow of screenshots I took from the webcast:

To watch the full-length recording of the Webcast, click here: P90X2: The Next Revolution