Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Why P90X Really Works!

I'm sure you've seen the infomercials with Tony Horton telling you that you can look like them in 90 days. Well I'm here to tell you that it really does work. The infomercials are so awe inspiring and they really do live up to the hype. If you give these videos a try you can definitely have a body like just like the folks on TV!
I first gave P90X (Power 90 X) a try about 2 years ago. I was in college and the military so I was pretty fit. I was rather skinny though and I saw P90X as a challenge and a way to bulk up a little. I was standing tall at 5"8/137 lbs dripping wet and I wanted to be around 150 just to try it on.
The things they mentioned about muscle confusion really made sense to me because I experienced that in my military training from doing the same things over and over. So I got my dumbbells and pull up bar and got started.

P90X turned out to be much better than any other workout I tried. It was a lot of fun and didn't seem like a chore at all. Despite how fit I thought I was it was extremely hard! It is so hard in fact, that it has no choice but to work.

Just when you think you have gotten used to a set of workouts like Plyometrics or Chest and Back, your body gets shocked with a whole new set of workouts. Tony Horton really has this thing perfected down to a science! I have a B.S. in nutrition and I must say that their nutrition plan is amazing and it works.
I have now done the whole P90X program about 3 times. I have done the Lean and Classic versions. The very first time I was able to gain about 18lbs of mostly muscle so it's not just for losing weight. If done right you can gain muscle and lose body fat at the same time!

Here's What You Get With P90X:

13 DVD's Including an Introductory DVD:
*P90X - 01 Chest & Back. Targeted strength and definition workout emphasizes two classic upper-body exercises.
*P90X - 02 Plyometrics. Explosive jumping cardio routine, proven to dramatically improve athletic performance.
*P90X - 03 Shoulders & Arms. A potent combination of pressing, curling, and fly movements that will leave you stronger and more defined.
*P90X - 04 Yoga X. Combines strength, balance, flexibility, and breath work to enhance your physique and calm your mind.
*P90X - 05 Legs & Back. Squat, lunge, and pull in a total-body workout like no other.
*P90X - 06 Kenpo X. Intense cardiovascular workout includes punching and kicking for endurance, balance, and coordination.
*P90X - 07 X Stretch. Achieve a higher level of athleticism, prevent injuries, and avoid plateaus.
*P90X - 08 Core Synergistics. Build and support the core while conditioning your body.
*P90X - 09 Chest, Shoulders & Triceps. Targeted strength and definition workout emphasizing two classic upper-body exercises.
*P90X - 10 Back & Biceps. Flex your powerful biceps, and focus on toning and tightening those showcase upper-body muscles.
*P90X - 11 Cardio X. Low-impact, fat-burning cardio routine.
*P90X - 12 Ab Ripper X. Sculpt an incredible six-pack and improve your physical performance.

Informative tools:
*3-Phase Nutrition Plan. Designed to help you lose fat, build lean muscle, and maintain high energy levels through each part of the program.
*P90X Fitness Guide. Packed with information and tools to help you set your workout goals, track your progress, and stay inspired.
*How to Bring It Introductory Video. Get a quick overview of the complete P90X Extreme Home Fitness training system.

And to keep you motivated:
*P90X Calendar. Lets you know exactly what to do each day, set your workout goals, track your progress, and stay motivated.

How To Get Started!
Once you get your package you are going to have to complete the fit test that tests your ability to finish the program. It charts your progress and takes about 40 minutes to complete. It's always a good idea to consult with your doctor before beginning an intense program like this.

Getting Through The 90 Days, One Day At A Time
Getting through the whole 90 days the firs time was not easy. I did the classic version the very first time and it is a fun workout, but I guarantee you there will be days when you just don't feel like it. The time on your TV screen seems long, but if you just think about the goals you are trying to meet then it's easy. Just put the DVD in and go! The time usually just flies then before you know it 90 days will have passed and you are amazed at what you see in the mirror!

Why Exactly Does P90X Work?
The secret behind the P90X system is an advanced training technique called muscle confusion, which accelerates the results process by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus, and you never get bored! So whether you want to get lean, bulk up, or just plain get ripped, there's an endless variety of ways to mix and match the routines to keep you motivated the full 90 days and beyond!
During the first two months, the workouts are switched every 3 weeks to keep your muscles confused and they are switched every other week in the final month. I swear to you I could never really get used to any of the workouts to the point where it was easy! The easiest one hands down is the Stretch/Rest, but the others remain challenging even after you are done!
Just put in the DVD everyday and follow the nutrition plan, and you will get ripped in 90 days!. You won't regret trying this workout program because they teach you how to change your lifestyle so you won't just get fit for 90 days, but for the rest of your life.

By Kody Tisdale