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P90X®

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Extremely Sweaty!

  • Aug 24, 2009
Rating:
+4

I bought P90x for my boyfriend and my brother for their June birthdays. Both of them had been going on and on about how their friends were pumping up and getting into fantastic shape with this workout. It seemed a bit expensive when I first looked in to it, but then I realized the system includes 12 DVD workout videos and a nutrition planner. Extreme home fitness is 90 days of constant, rotating workouts that balance your muscles and promise to get you in to “the best shape of your life”.

So, as predicted neither one of the guys has started the program since I purchased it, but who has? Me. I just couldn’t resist a workout program that told me exactly what to do and how to do it, every single day. In my opinion, P90X is geared towards men, but this actually makes the videos easier to watch. There’s no tight, leotard-clad woman jumping up and down telling me to think about my perfect butt in that new pair of jeans as I do a hundred squats. It’s literally just hard core moves and lots of sweating, which in the end, equals results!

That’s not to say that Tony Horton, the fitness instructor, isn’t a bit cheesy and over the top. His opening DVD “How to bring it”, had me laughing out loud (the title speaks for itself). I think most men might hate his sarcastic humor and at times vain, egotistical need to "out pump" the people in his videos. But as one who has done a fair number of DVD workouts, I can say this series is a diamond. You don’t walk away from an hour workout feeling like burned 20 calories. You walk away feeling strong, tired and glad it’s over.

I’m currently doing the lean program (recommended for women) which includes more cardio per week and a bit less weight lifting. My routine includes: Shoulders & Arms, Cardio X & Ab Ripper (the hardest ab workout I’ve ever had in 16 minutes), Kenpo X (martial arts), Legs & Butt, and Yoga X (90 minutes of sun salutations and poses). Honestly, I love the Yoga X video. It’s a hard workout, but extremely centering and relaxing.

My only complaint is that it is really hard to do 6 to 7 days of workouts in a row. When I started, I did the first 10 days with no problem. I was motivated by the new video content and my desire to conquer the workouts and program. Unfortunately, by day 11 that determination had waned.  I was tired, my muscles ached and I couldn’t do one more push up.  So, I’ve come up with a compromise: 4 days a week and Yoga X is my extra workout if I’m up for it. This keeps me going, isn’t too exhausting and the results are still great.

I highly recommend it for those who want to see results!

 

 

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November 07, 2009
Awesome, I love the part about Bring It On so so true. I started the program with a bunch of guys I work with and we trained at 3:00 a.m. at a gym watching this 8 inch DVD player. Then to see 6-7 seven guys who have never tried yoga try to keep up with the yoga workout, that was the day the laughter stopped....but you would have fallen over from laughter. Nice recommendation on switching it up to meet your schedule. Great review.
 
September 13, 2009
Glad to see that you got started and figured out a compromise that kept you in the game. That's what is important overall. It can be overwhelming to start. Over time you might find the ability to get in there for the full 6 days a week. But it doesn't matter if you get the results and reach your goals, then that is what counts! Have fun and keep up the hard work! http://www.kevinprice.com
 
August 24, 2009
Great review. My friends bought P90X and we were supposed to do it after work and come up with a 5 day plan. We did 2 weeks and scheduling conflicts started to take over. After a little break, we squeezed in another week. I totally agree with you on every point. This is probably the most effective DVD workout out there and it is INTENSE. It's so intense that I wouldn't likely recommend it for someone who is significantly overweight or completely out of shape...they won't be able to keep up and will get discouraged or worse. Ha ha ha...Tony is funny. His cheese factor is high, but somehow I don't think he's muggin for camera. Do you? I get the impression he'd be just like that in real life. Finish this quote: "Bring your best and...."
September 07, 2009
Tony cracks me up! At least I'm laughing through my workouts, right? I bet that is 110% his style in real life! So, what's the verdict? Are you still doing the program? I've decided to start it again this week. I have a feeling it will be the perfect routine for the impending MN fall/winter. It was just a bit too hard to commit to when it's so nice outside.
September 12, 2009
Bethany great recap. Very well said! Hope you can get on track again its well worth it. I have done the Classic version and have really seen the difference. You might want to try the Classic version, the variety is what is great! I have two little ones so I find time after I put them to bed, Yes sometimes its very late but it is so worth it. Good luck www.coachannagray.com
 
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