Monday, November 29, 2010

Gaining Muscle With P90X

Gaining Muscle With P90X

Using P90X To Bulk Up

Many people are using the P90X workout program to lose weight and get in incredible shape, but there are those of us who just have naturally high metabolisms and can't ever seem to gain any weight no matter how much we eat. I was one of those guys and when I first saw the infomercials I saw it as the perfect opportunity to get ripped and gain some muscles. That is the beauty of Tony Horton's amazing workout. It is designed to help people on both ends of the scale get up or down to the perfect size of your dreams.

I was pretty slim my entire life, even after I joined the military and had that "good old army chow" everyday for a few months of training. I was standing tall at 5"8, 137lbs when I did P90X the first time and my goal was to get to 150lbs. So I put P90X to the test and got the DVD's, pull-up bar and dumbbells. It was every bit as tough as my military training, but there was something different about it. I just could not get used to it. I eventually got used to the working out in my military training but P90X doesn't have that. That muscle confusion thing was really working!

I was majoring in nutrition at the time and was surprised at how good the nutrition plan was. It was very detailed and called for lots of protein. I knew from the start that the nutrition was the main ingredient in the success of the workout. I was a lover of junk food and fast foods, but was still very slim and fit somehow. I knew I would have to cut all of that out to make this thing work! So I began my 90 day journey and I was excited!

I decided to go with the Classic version to gain muscle quickly because I didn't have much body fat to begin with. It was a struggle everyday but the results came really quick.

The Keys To Bulking Up Using P90X

Healthy eating is the key to meeting your muscle gaining goals with P90X. It's the same for losing weight. Our bodies must have the proper "fuel" for the best results. You simply can't put cheap gasoline in a Lamborghini and expect good performance out of it. The nutrition guide that comes with the program is essential to your success. I had to increase the amount of high quality protein that I was eating as well as lots of fruits and vegetables.

Once I switched up my diet I started seeing results in no time. I did the Classic version, which focuses mostly on strength training. The workouts are spaced out in a way that you work one or two muscle groups really hard then you rest those muscles and start on another muscle group. I started seeing muscles I never saw before in my arms, shoulders, chest and legs within the first few weeks!

The muscle confusion is what sets P90X apart from any other workout. It causes you to reshape your body by build and maintain muscle. The workouts are switched so often that you can never get used to them for the entire 90 days! This constant change tears down your muscles making it possible to build them back up bigger and stronger than ever with high quality protein. Proteins are the building blocks of muscles and that's why you need it to repair your torn down muscles. The nutrition plan gives you more than enough ideas for what types of high quality protein and nutrients you need. Stick to the plan as best you can and you will see results. 

By the end of the 90 days all my friends, family and people I worked with noticed how much I bulked up. I had gained around 15-18lbs by the end of the 90 days! I exceeded my goal and got up to 155lbs! So P90X really does work for the really slim people like myself and the overweight. It was not at all easy but as long as you put the DVD in and just follow along, it can be done. You have just got to remember why you are doing it and use that as your motivation.

Check out Ben's Amazing Success Story:


The guys you see all over Youtube and on the infomercials are real and P90X did work for them. If it can work for people like them and myself then it can work for you too. To buy P90X Today, Click Here. Thanks for reading. 

By Kody Tisdale

Why P90X Really Works!

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,

Shakeology, Is It Worth The Money?

What Is It About Shakeology?
I just recently heard of Shakeology for the first time and there were lots of good things being said. I was already familiar with the Beachbody company and I knew they had quality products like P90X, Insanity and Hip Hop Abs. I had been doing P90X for a while so I decided to give it a try. I figured if Beachbody made it then it was worth checking out. So I decided to see for myself if it lived up to the hype surrounding it.
What attracted me to Shakeology was all the many nutrients it contained. It has 70 whole foods ingredients included and you just can't find that in other protein/supplement shakes. The nutrients are from whole food sources so they are natural and are more bioavailable, meaning they can be absorbed and used by the body more easily. This drink can also give you energy, help you lose weight, lower cholesterol, improve digestion and it replaces meals. So far, I think this drink is pretty impressive!

What's In It
Shakeology is packed full of nutrients gathered from all around the world to enhance your well being. Much research has been done to choose these particular nutrients. There is high quality protein and essential amino acids present that the body needs on a daily basis. The amount of protein needed by each individual varies depending on their Ideal Body Weight and activity level, but Shakeology helps everyone get a fair amount daily.
This high quality protein helps to build and repair muscles, reduces hunger and regulates blood sugar levels. It also supports brain function to make you more calm and alert. The protein also helps to promote wound healing, healthy skin, hair and nails.

The processed foods we eat sometimes causes us to improperly properly digest and break down the foods we eat. This can cause a buildup in our digestive tracts that hinders the absorption of nutrients in the foods we eat. Shakeology has prebiotics and digestive enzymes that support the "friendly" bacteria in our digestive tracts that breaks down foods completely. Once the foods are broken down into their natural components, we can easily absorb the nutrients needed for good maintenance and health.

Shakeology has many fruits and vegetables that are full of antioxidants and phytonutrients. They help to relieve inflammation, get rid of free radicals and lowers risk of degenerative diseases. The molecules known as free radicals are in each of our bodies and they are the main culprits that cause aging. So Shakeology may even help slow the aging process!

This wonder shake also has 23 natural vitamins and minerals. Some of them are essential meaning our bodies don't produce them so we have to get them from food. So Shakeology is a good whole foods multivitamin as well.

So How Does It Taste?
When I ordered my own Shakeology I got a month's supply of the mix of chocolate and berry flavors. I tried the chocolate flavored one first with milk and I have to say it was actually good. I don't even really like chocolate shakes but I can drink this one everyday with no problems! It is thick just like a milkshake and chocolaty. The berry flavor is quite tasty also. You can kick it up a notch with any types of fruit you like and even add ice to make it into a smoothie. The taste combined with all the health benefits makes Shakeology a winner in my book!

Why You Should Try It

A month's supply of Shakeology retails for $119.95. It is a bit pricey, but it is well worth it because of all the many health benefits. You have to look at it this way; either you spend a little money to improve and maintain your health today on a supplement like Shakeology or you may end up spending even more for medication and prescription drugs tomorrow. It's better to invest in your health now than to have to pay a fortune in medical fees when you are older. The money you spend on Shakeology is nothing in comparison to the potential costs of treating illnesses.

See what doctors have to say about Shakeology:

By Kody Tisdale