Friday, 22 October 2010

ARX2 Ab Ripper X2 - Tony Horton One on One Volume 3 Disk 2


Tony Horton
One on One
P90X - MC2
Volume 3 Disk 2
ARX2 - Ab Ripper X2
Beachbody


I was very disappointed with Chest Back and Ball; so much so I was not sure I was going to keep reviewing each of the Tony Horton's One on One P90X-MC2 workout videos. I like the idea of watching the progression of Tony creating a new program. But paying each month for such raw material was starting to look pointless. I was even more disappointed with Ab Ripper X2 than Chest Back and Balls. And to be honest, a 45 minute Ab workout seemed a little absurd. Tony takes us through 20 exercises but there are lots of breaks as Tony makes notes, recovers, chats with Mason. Some of the exercises are great. The end product will probably be amazing, but even trying to do this with a remote handy to skip ahead, hardly seems worth it.

The Exercises are:
Banana, Two Crunch
Scissor Twist
Oblique Roll Crunch
Side Arm Balance
Bug Bicycle Crunch
Row Your Boat
Scissor Clapper
The Abrinome
Draw Bridge Lift
Phelan Twist Lifts
Elbow to Knee Crunch Straight Leg Toe Touch
High Low Open Close
Corkscrew Crunch
1-Kick 2-Kick V-Crunch
Roll to Boat
Superman Banana X
The Tornado
Banana Roll Up Toe Grab V-Boat
Through The Legs & Behind the Back (with Ball)
Bicycle 100

Equipment Needed:
Medicine Balls
Yoga Matt or Exercise Mat

I really wish they had two versions of this on the disk - the full one with Tony making notes and such, and an edited version with just the exercises; get it down to 20 minutes and it would be a great workout. But the next workout Shoulders and Arms MC2 restored my faith in this series and now I am looking forward with expectation instead of dread to next month's workout. To find out more about this series or other workouts in the collection, follow the links below. I have created a random workout generator that uses 1 on 1's and P90X if your interested.

Volume 1, Disk 1: Plyo Legs
Volume 1, Disk 2: Power 90® Road Warrior
Volume 1, Disk 3: Killer Abs

Volume 1, Disk 4: Just Arms
Volume 1, Disk 5: 30-15: The Upper-Body Massacre
Volume 1, Disk 6: Fountain of Youth
Volume 1, Disk 7: Super Cardio

Volume 1, Disk 8: Mammoth UML
Volume 1, Disk 9: Bun Shaper
Volume 1, Disk 10: Medicine Ball Core Cardio
Volume 1, Disk 11: Recovery 4 Results

Volume 1, Disk 12: Diamond Delts
Volume 1, Bonus Disk - Holiday Workout

Volume 2, Bonus Disk - Pay It Forward
Volume 2, Disk 1: Cardio Intervals
Volume 2, Disk 2: Core Ball Sandwich
Volume 2, Disk 3: Patience "Hummingbird"
Volume 2, Disk 4: 10-Minute Crusher Pack

Volume 2, Disk 5: Butt and Belly (I Dare You)
Volume 2, Disk 6: Back and Belly
Volume 2, Disk 7: On One Leg
Volume 2, Disk 8: Iso Abs
Volume 2, Disk 9: Cardio Confusion - Mason's Choice
Volume 2, Disk 10: 100/30/20
Volume 2, Disk 11: On One Leg 4 legs
Volume 2, Disk 12: Upper Body Balance

Volume 3, Disk 1: Chest, Back & Balls
Volume 3, Disk 2: ARX2 (Ab-Ripper X 2)
Volume 3, Disk 3: Shoulders and Arms MC2
Volume 3, Disk 4: Base and Back
Volume 3, Disk 5: Yoga MC2
Volume 3, Disk 6: Plyocide
Volume 3, Disk 7: Stretch And Recovery
Volume 3, Disk 8: V Sculpt
Volume 3, Disk 9: Core Synergistics MC2
Volume 3, Disk 10: UBX
Volume 3, Disk 11: PAP
Volume 3, Disk 12: Total Body X


(Disclaimer:
I am asked frequently if I am a Beachbody Coach, no I am not, I am just some one who has used their products, P90X, 1on1 with Tony Horton and more and liked them and achieved good results. I am not paid by Beachbody or any of their affiliates. You can see my full disclaimer here.)

1 Comment:

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more. I was so frustrated with this workout that I edited the dvd by taking out all of the talking and note taking. It is now about 30 minutes instead of 45.

I wore a heart rate monitor during both versions and actually burned more calories with the condensed version because it is non-stop. Less time and more calories works better for me.