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Fitness: X3 Yoga

Contributed by paustian on Jan 01, 2014 - 06:20 PM

This is a workout for those who don’t like yoga. You go through some nice poses, and get a little balance work in too. And you are done in no time. Ted comes back from P90X2 yoga, Terry Morrow of P90X2 Plyocide and Stephanie Saunders rounds out the cast. (Stephanie is Tony’s helper in many of his online chats and worked really closely with him developing the whole P90X3 series.)  I really liked the supporting cast, they have a great chemistry and Tony is FUNNY in this one.


Tony and Stephanie designed this routine and it feels like they really wanted to get a good workout in, and do some yoga. Because of the 30 minute time constraint this creates a negative dynamic between these goals and the result suffers because of it. I am not a yoga expert, but part of the benefit of yoga for me is holding the poses long enough that they become difficult. There is a unique benefit to that, learning to relax in uncomfortable poses and challenge your muscles when they are fatiguing to stay in control. It is lost a little in this workout. This would have been better if they had lengthened it to 45 minutes and held the poses longer. That said, if you want to do some yoga because it's good for you, but you want it short. Or you are rushed for time, yoga is on the schedule, and you want to do something. This is a great workout. However, if you have time, and you have the DVDs, Yoga X2, the original Yoga X or The Fountain of Youth yoga from the One on One series are worth substituting.


 

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