One of the major differences from P90X to P90X2 is the presence of the Recovery and Mobility disk which is in my opinion a massive upgrade over X-Stretch, which was a major snooze fest.
The beautiful thing about Recovery and Mobility is the Foam Rolling sequence, that once you become familiar with, you really don’t need the disk to do. I find myself pulling out the foam roller at random times throughout the day.
There are aches and pains that I assumed, after 10 years of football, were going to be with me for the rest of my life. Two months of foam rolling and many of them are non-existent.
It truly is a magical tool. When I ordered my P90X2, I ordered the set that came with the smooth foam roller, instead of spending the extra money on the kit that included the Rumble Roller. I knew this was a mistake the first time I used the one I ordered and I quickly headed to Dicks sporting goods for an upgrade. I have made due with one from Dicks for a few months, but decided it was time and took the plunge. This is what was waiting for me when I got home this afternoon:
I immediately hit the floor and started working on some of my “hot spots”. Let me just say, I am in love with the thing. I was in a car accident in October, where I was rear-ended badly. My right Lat has been sore since, today was the first time I have found a way to relieve that pain. Here is comparison between the Rumble Roller, and the two that I was using previously:
With the increased intensity of the P90X2 routines, it is imperative to keep my body feeling as good as possible between workouts. Foam rolling is a huge part of that, and the Rumble Roller will now be my go to tool for Myofacial Release.