Comparing Les Mills Pump and P90X2 is like comparing apples and oranges. They are both good for you, just in different ways. Deciding which workout to do depends on what you want to accomplish as well as the type of exercise that you can look forward to and enjoy.
With P90X2 the focus falls on form, function, and performance. Not too much intense, jumping around with P90X2 workouts. Instead, you’ll get into great shape with moves that will help you function better in every aspect of your life. Each DVD starts with a lengthy stretch routine that incorporates a foam roller for self myofasical release. You’ll also do some traditional ballistic stretches, especially in the cool-down stage.
You’ll spend a flexible amount of time in 3 phases, where the focus changes from building your foundation, to strength, and then performance.
Although the exercises are challenging, they are more traditional in the sense that you stand where you are and do a certain number of repetitions followed by a brief rest. There is also a modifier for each workout that you can follow if you don’t have the required P90X2 equipment.
If you follow the P90X2 program for 9 to 12 weeks, you experience amazing improvements in your fitness!
Les Mills Pump Features
In contrast, Les Mills Pump is a 90-day fitness program that uses the REP EFFECT training technique. With Pump, it’s all about shedding fat at a rapid pace, while creating a lean body. The workouts are set to high-energy, motivating music and uses barbell equipment for most of the workouts. The cool part is the Les Mills moves are done to the best of the music so you can blast calories while having fun!
With the Rep Effect, you’ll be fatiguing your muscles with up to 800 barbells reps in an hour. Don’t worry, you’ll use light weights with high repetitions which incorporating challenging positions and moves.
The Les Mills Pump cast is on a stage in front of a large classroom of Pumpers doing the workout with them. The cast modifier shows you how to do the same intense workout at a pace that is right for you.
While these 2 workouts, Les Mills Pump and P90X2 are different from each other, they also complement each other. Since P90X2 is a 5 day workout and Les Mills Pump is a 3-day workout, I found that I can combine them by mixing and matching on the off days.
It’s been a fun and beneficial way to keep my muscles active and continue burning up the calories!