P90X, the popular extreme home fitness program, understands the importance of tracking all indicators of fitness.
Instead of just tracking weight or measurements, P90X has an intensive Fitness Assessment that tracks your weight, measurements, strength, flexibility and cardiovascular capacity every step of the way.
The P90X program is split into three phases, 30 days each, and at the end of each phase, you will retest to see how much your health has improved. The first test is done before the first P90X workout so you know your baseline of fitness.
The Fitness Assessment includes:
Body Fat Percentage
Resting Heart Rate: how many times your heart beats in a minute after you sit still, feet flat on the floor for 2 minutes.
Exercising Heart Rate: how many times your heart beats in a minute after a minute of jumping jacks.
Body Measurements, from head to toe:
Strength Tests, including:
- Push-ups (full, on toes)
- Sit and Reach
- Wall sit: timed, held as long as you can
- Bicep Curls: done with a comfortable weight
- In and Outs (an ab exercise)
Plus a before picture, and a picture taken at every fitness assessment.
Have you tried P90X? Where did you see the most improvement in your health?
January 31st, 2011