The P90X Legs and Back workout with Tony Horton is 59 minutes of highly effective exercises that work your upper body and develop your glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves. The first time I did P90X Legs and Back, my legs and glutes were burning like crazy! I just breathed my way through it, determined to keep up! The great thing about the back exercises is that your legs get a much deserved break while you work the upper body.
Although the legs and back workout is low impact, be aware that you will put stress on your joints. If you have pain in your joints or bad knees, proceed with caution or see your doctor.
Tony starts off the P90X legs and back routine with a great warm up routine and stretch, where you will be running in place, doing jumping jacks, and going through a series of stretches. Don’t skip the warm up and stretch! You need to prepare your body for what is coming next.
Then the real fun starts. The very first exercise is a balance lunge, where the top of your foot is on a chair and you lunge outward with the other leg. Now, deep lunge 25 times. Right then, I knew I was in trouble!
You get a leg rest every third exercise. The pattern followed is two leg exercises followed by one upper body exercise.
If the Super Skater and Side Lunges don’t get you, the single wall squat will. You squat with one leg only, the other leg straight out in front and then alternate every ten seconds. This exercise requires lots of mental discipline to get the job done! You should reward your body with the P90X Results and Recovery formula after your workout to help reduce your muscle soreness!
It is tough but if you get through these exercises successfully, your legs and glutes will be stronger and better than ever. I learned to love the wall squats because they are a great challenge and I conquered it!
The upper body exercises are a unique series of pullups. Although they are difficult on their own, they seemed easy after the P90X leg exercises and I was thankful for them!
Be sure to stick around for the stretches at the end. After a killer lower body workout, you need to stretch out those calves, quads, and hamstrings!
For the upper body exercises, you will need either a pull-up bar or resistance bands. For the lower body exercises, you will need weights or bands and one wall.
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Which P90X Legs and Back exercise is your favorite?