Quickie Review: TapouT XT2 Drench Workout

logo-xt2I have reviewed a couple of other workouts from this series.  I really liked the Hurl workout and while I liked the others they just didn’t hold up to that one.

Today I completed the Drench workout and it is ‘almost’ (I repeat ‘almost’) up there with the Hurl workout.

This workout is cardio based whereas the others may add an element of strength.  You don’t use a weighted medicine ball and you don’t use the strength bands.  The only thing you optionally use is a jump rope and weighted gloves (I did use a jump rope but not the weighted gloves – I’m sure adding the gloves would have floored me).

This workout is drill based and I will warn that it is at a bit of a frantic pace but that’s why I loved it!  I mean I didn’t have time to think.  I didn’t have time to even process through my brain that I wasn’t sure if I could finish the workout.  I just kept changing drills and pushing through. Some people would not care for this however and would prefer a more predictable pace.

Mike does a lot of sprint drills, jump rope segments, jumping lunges, lateral lunges, punch drills and rope drills.  By rope drills I’m not talking about jumping rope. I am talking about simulating using the “ropes” (if you’ve seen that in workouts or ever done it yourself).  I liked this element.  I can’t remember ever doing these rope drills in another workout before.  So this added an element of fun to the workout for me.  Also, if you aren’t a fan of sprawls you will not like this workout. Mike adds sprawls on to a lot of the drills.

There are water breaks interspersed throughout the workout (thank God!) and you will notice that the others working out with Mike are sometimes struggling with the drills.  Considering Mike has a few MMA stars with him in the workout you won’t feel like a complete sloth if these guys can’t even keep up.

Before the cool down/stretch this workout contains the signature Killer Move finale and in this workout it was called “The Bad Boys.”  (Four tuck jumps, Four Tuck Ins and 4 Knee Drives)  This is done for two minutes.  I mean if that’s not a finisher I don’t know what is.

By the end of the workout I really felt the feel good endorphins kick in and I knew I had a kick ass workout.

I would rate this workout at 4 1/2 stars out of 5 but with a warning of the frantic pace to those that do not enjoy that sort of thing.

4 Responses to “Quickie Review: TapouT XT2 Drench Workout”

  1. Looks like an awesome workout Missy, I have so many I have to try!!!

  2. Woah! That finisher would kick my ass. Good review as always!

  3. I completed Tapout XT, Insanity and P90X. I got great results from all three but Tapout XT was my favorite. I never got bored with it and it was never to long. I loved it so much I did a review on it. I can’t wait to do Tapout 2

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