I thought I’d go over my thoughts on p90x which is a workout system that I frequently use to exercise with. Because I don’t like the fact that you follow it every day for 90 days, I pick and choose what I want to do with it and create my own regimen using the DVDs. If you’ve worked out with p90x before, please share what your thoughts and results were?
So what is p90x?
The p90x is a home workout system that uses muscle confusion to get you in “the best shape of your life.” Muscle confusion assures that your body will never get used to the exercise routine and you will continue to be challenged physically. In other words, on the 20th day of exercising you may still be sore the next day! The program is very carefully designed and comes with a calendar that you follow for 90 days. It also contains a nutrition guide that goes along with the workouts. If you follow the program, you will see dramatic results after 90 days. You can then continue with other exercises or you can just re do the whole thing again. There are 11 DVDs in the set and each DVD contains a different workout routine involving different muscles and different movements. The DVDs include cardio, weights, yoga, some martial arts and plenty of exercises that you your own body weight. The p90x set costs $119.99 and you can pay in chunks if you don’t want to spend that much at once.
- variety; you don’t get bored because you have a variety of workouts and movements and they’re all challenging
- quick results due to high intensity exercises – your body will transform quickly assuming you’re following the workouts regularly
- muscle building and toning – you’re doing a ton of cardio and resistance training at the same time.You’re burning calories and building muscle like crazy!
- you don’t have to go to the gym, you just pop in the DVD and press play. Minimum equipment required – some dumbbells, yoga mat, water bottle and a kitchen stool!
- organized schedule of exercise; you don’t have to plan anything, you just pull out a calendar and do what it tells you to do!
- Tony Horton is pretty awesome to workout with and he’s motivating so you can treat him as your own personal trainer!
- very long workouts! they last ~ hour each. So not only are you doing killer exercises but you’re doing it for one hour which personally I think is way too long. After doing the first DVD the very first time I got it, I could barely walk the next day. So please be reasonable with it!
- if you follow the calendar, you’re working out every single day for 1 hour and occasionally get a rest day if you want. Is working out 1 hour a day something for you? I have done 15 minute workouts that are as effective! I feel that there is no reason to be working out for 1 hour.
- some workouts are better than others and it’s a bummer that you cannot get them individually. For instance, if I had a choice I’d just order the plyometrics! That is the one workout that I do the most and love it because it’s very challenging and will keep you in shape!
- Price! 120 bucks for the set? really?! Like I said earlier, DVDs should be sold individually for about 15-20 bucks a piece and that would be a lot better
Here is a list of characteristics of people who may benefit from p90x:
- don’t feel comfortable at gyms and need to workout at home
- need help with a workout schedule
- have ~ hour to spare each evening
- able to use the workouts to own advantage without following the calendar 100%, in other words, the person is able to plan their own workouts and incorporate p90x into them
- need a little bit of motivation; Tony Horton will do it through the DVDs!
- would like fast results and are willing to work hard!
- get bored with exercises quickly
What about you? Any thoughts?