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Total Body X Review (1-on-1, Vol 3)

July 1, 2011 –

I am sad to report that this is the FINAL One-on-One disc. In this disc, a note came that said the “series has been discontinued.” Now with P90X2 coming out later this year, I expected a hiatus but not a complete discontinuation. Well, I have purchased the entire One-on-One, Volume 2, so I will keep the reviews coming, but there will not be a Volume 4.

You can read my full One on One, Vol3 review HERE.

You can also download the One on One, Vol 3 worksheets, including  Total Body X  HERE

Deep Sigh. Onto the review…

Disc 12 – Total Body X

Length: 43 Min

Routine: 4 Rounds. Each Round contains (4) Exercised

P90x Replacement: None. Although you could use it to replace Total Body Plus (fromP90X Plus).

My Recommendation Rating: 4 Stars (out of 5)

Equipment Required: Pull-Up Bar, Push-Up Stands, Dumb Bell, (3) Medicine Ball , Basketball, and a Stability Ball

Okay, so what does Tony do for his final hurrah in the One-on-One Series. Well for one, he takes us out of his own gym and onto the P90X2 set. In fact, taping for P90X2 occurred the day after this filming. He uses this as a “Best Of” from his One on Ones. He brings us through 4 Rounds. For each round, he does the following:

1) Upper Body (Alternate Chest and Back)

2) Cardio

3) Ab/Core

4) Legs

He does introduce some old familiar moves like “Levers” and “Jack-in-the-Box Knee Tucks”, but I noticed some new moves as well like “Crunchy Levers” and “Russian Twist”! In “Russian Twist”, you do Mason Twist with a dumb bell in your hands and a medicine ball between your knees. Killer Move!

So where would you place this in your routine? You could use this as one of your resistance days or it would be a great workout for your recovery week. Make no mistake, this has very difficult moves in it, but it varies the muscle groups enough where you dont fatigue like in a 1-2 focus muscle group routine. For example, I can crank out more Levers in this routine than in “30-15″.

I gave this routine a 4 out of 5 stars. I with held the last star because there were many of the moves I had seen before, even as recently as P.A.P.. However, this disc puts the nail in the coffin that “Balls” will be used VERY heavily in P90X2. If you want to do the extreme versions of all exercises, get ready to invest in some medicine and stability balls. Check out my review below.

I really enjoy the One-on-One Series. What will be next from Tony Horton? We will have to wait and see. I heard a rumor of a redo of the original Power90 series. However, with 36 One-on-One Discs, P90X, P90X Plus, Power 90, and soon to be P90X2, I suppose he has give us quite the arsenal to keep us busy!

To Tony Horton and Mason Bendewald, thank you so much for a phenomenal series. I have grown to love these more than the original P90X workouts.

4 Responses to “Total Body X Review (1-on-1, Vol 3)”

  1. Coach Indo says:

    Another great review…I’m gonna have break down and buy this whole volume….

  2. Coach Bruce says:

    This is a great review of this routine! Thought I was done buying the one on one’s but now I think I will be getting this one.

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