A lot of people are afraid of P90X. I guess I was just so tired of being overweight and not happy with myself that I was ready to try about anything. You’ve read what i said about how I found P90X. I’ve also told you what you can expect with P90X. But I haven’t really done a P90X review yet. So, here it is.
P90X was developed by Tony Horton for Beachbody. It was a followup to the P90 program that he had developed earlier. In the old days before P90X, people did P90 multiple times and they kept asking “What’s Next?” So, Tony developed the program with Muscle Confusion in mind. The theory, which has been proven, is that muscles adapt when you work them the same way all of the time. Changing routines is what causes muscle growth and not allowing them to adapt is what gives them stamina and builds them. It really is common sense when you think about it. What most people do though, is go to the gym and they have their favorite thing either because it’s easy for them to do, they know how to do it, or they just don’t want to try something different. P90X forces you out of that comfort zone in a major way. There are also two different versions, lean and classic. I always recommend classic for a lot of reasons, the main one being, resistance burns fat in many people better than cardio. Most people think to burn fat, you have to do cardio and that simply isn’t true. Muscle burns fat just sitting there so, doing resistance will add muscle, increase metabolism and give you a sleek and slender look you are looking for.
You need to know, as part of my P90X review, that P90X is hard. It’s supposed to be. To get the best use of the program, I recommend a set of quick change dumbbells. A pullup bar is also needed for the pullups that you’ll do. Don’t worry if you can’t do a pullup. You can put your feet in a chair and modify them. I also recommend getting your chin over the bar and then take your feet out of the chair and slowly lower yourself. Pushups can be done from your knees if you have to. In the beginning, that’s what I did, but I made progress fast. Tony shows how to modify all of the moves. You can also do the program with resistance bands if you don’t have the dumbbells. To get the absolute best out of the program, I highly encourage you to get them though. My P90X Review wouldn’t be complete without recommending the P90X Recovery Drink for after the workout and P90X Protein Bars.
P90X Review – How is the Program Set Up?
As a part of a P90X Review, you will want to know how the program is set up. The program is basically broken into resistance, cardio, resistance, yoga/flexibility, resistance, cardio, flexibility. You do all of that for 3 weeks. Then, you have a recovery week where you do Yoga, Core Synergistics, and flexibility. Another 3 weeks like the first phase followed by another recovery week and then 4 weeks like the first 3 weeks followed by the last recovery week. It is set up to keep your body guessing so it doesn’t have a chance to plateau. P90X is definitely a program where you will get out of it what you put into it. I’m going to give you a video at the end of this that is my story of starting P90X. Yes, it hurts. Yes, it’s hard. But yes, you can do it. I highly recommend getting this program. It’s the hottest selling workout program out there and for good reason. Celebrities, Athletes and Politicians are doing it. Firefighters, Policemen and Stay at Home Moms are also doing it. It can be modified and you will have the time of your life and when you complete the program, you’ll be able to brag to your friends while wearing a new Tshirt you’ll get for free by submitting your results. Kill your fear, get the P90X Challenge Pack and let’s get you in the best shape of your life!! I can’t wait to hear you giving me YOUR P90X Review.
P90X Review – What You Get
My P90X Review wouldn’t be complete without informing you of Challenge Packs. We didn’t have Challenge Packs when we first got started. It sure would have made figuring the nutrition part of the program out. The Challenge Pack comes with the entire P90X program along with your choice of Shakeology. You will also receive Shakeology every month and get free shipping. It’s an incredible deal.
- 01 Chest & Back – Upper body exercises for strength and definition.
- 02 Plyometrics – An explosive jumping cardio routine.
- 03 Shoulders & Arms – A combination of pressing, curling, and fly movements will help you get stronger and more defined.
- 04 Yoga X – Strength, balance, and flexibility will enhance your physique and calm your mind.
- 05 Legs & Back – Squat, lunge, and pull for an allover workout.
- 06 Kenpo X – Punching and kicking for endurance, balance, coordination, and cardio.
- 07 X Stretch – Prevent injuries and enhance athletic performance.
- 08 Core Synergistics – Intense exercises to build and support the core.
- 09 Chest, Shoulders & Triceps – Targeted strength and upper-body exercises.
- 10 Back & Biceps – Tone and tighten these showcase muscles.
- 11 Cardio X – A low-impact, fat-burning cardio routine.
- 12 Ab Ripper X – Sculpt your six-pack and work your entire core.
Tools for optimal results:
- P90X 3-Phase Nutrition Plan. Tells you what to eat to change the way your body uses food and burns fat.
- P90X Fitness Guide. Learn how to customize your workout goals, track your progress, and stay motivated.
- “How to Bring It” Video. Get an overview of the P90X system and tips on how to get started.
- P90X Calendar. Schedule your workouts and track your progress every day.
- Online Support. Get access to fitness experts, peer support, and extra motivation.
You’ll also get:
- P90X Plus. 5 extreme Tony Horton Workouts on 4 DVDs.
Here is my P90X Review in video form.