So you are doing the classic version of P90X and you just finished up day 4, P90X Yoga X and you are wondering if you really have to do it or can you substitute it with something else? First off let me say this, you are not alone. At first there was nothing at all I liked about Yoga X. I said to myself “I’m not a pretzel and my body is not supposed to move this way”. but after doing it a few times it did get more manageable and I did realize the benefits from Yoga X. You should not skip it or substitute it with any other workout. People often ask if then can do Cardio X or Plyometrics instead and I always say NO. Yoga X is not your standard routine and it preys on your weaknesses. The fact that it is so difficult right now is the reason you really need to do it. Yoga X will improve your overall effectiveness and make you less prone to injury. If you are new to Yoga, just as I was, I am here to tell you to stick with it. You will be amazed at your progress by the end of this 90 day workout.
I think everyone struggles with Yoga X at first so you are not alone but Yoga X is what makes P90X a complete fitness program. We are so used to running or jumping, pushing or pulling, lifting and squating. P90X definitely turns all of that upside down with Yoga X. These workouts were meant to be hard and push you to your limits and let me tell you, they really live up to that.
As Tony Horton would say “Do your best and forget the rest”. Do what you can. Stretch as low as you can. Hold the poses for as long as you can. Don’t worry about how long they are holding those poses on the video. You will work up to that if you stick with it.