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P.I.N.K. Method vs. P90X

Pink Method DVDsThe newest weight loss program to hit the market, the P.I.N.K. Method was unveiled yesterday on the Dr. Phil Show. This program is designed specifically for women by nutritionist Cynthia Pasquella. There are already rumblings that P.I.N.K. Method and the wildly popular P90X are quite similar. It’s a comparison that Pasquella welcomes, but is also quick to point out the differences.

In an interview with DietsInReview.com, Pasquella compared her P.I.N.K. Method with P90X. She pointed out that two programs are similar in that they each combine workouts with a healthy diet, and they provide users with daily direction. However, she says the two part ways there.

“What I did was focus on women because we’re not the same as men,” she told us. In her clinical nutrition practice, Pasquella recalled women who would feel bad about themselves after attempting the rigorous P90X. With P.I.N.K. Method she wants them to feel “empowered not defeated,” and she does this by designing a three-phase workout program that gradually increases in intensity.

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Fighting Depression With P90X

Katrina writes for the award winning website Fickle Feline which she founded in 2004. Her candid writing and bare bones honesty have won her accolades from both the Mental Health and Autism communities. She is an Autism advocate and is currently documenting her Autistic son Max’s journey for a book she is writing on how to achieve a best outcome for Autism through early intervention and intensive therapy.

Depression and I go way back, but it wasn’t until college that I started taking medication to treat it. Thus began my ride on the prescription drug roller coaster. People who don’t understand depression would say things like “you should exercise, you’ll feel better”. I resented those people and thought “yeah right, a run around the block will cure everything”. I could barely get out of bed, let alone go to the gym.

After a particularly rough 2010 resulting in a new medication regimen and considerable weight gain, I decided that I would give the “exercise will make you feel better” advice a shot. Nothing else was working so what the heck, right? Being the extreme person I am, I decided to do the P90X program. I started on December 26th and committed to working out every day for 90 days. I hate to admit it, but I have never felt better.

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Supreme 90 Day and P90X: There’s a Difference

You know how it is with a good idea in fitness. Once someone has it and it does well on the market, before you know it there are similar-sounding programs that come on the scene to take advantage — or improve upon what was already a good idea. We’ve gotten a lot of questions on the new Supreme 90 Day program lately and how it compares to P90X, so we wanted to give you a solid break down of how they’re similar and how they’re not.

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P90X Fitness Assessment Tracks All Areas of Health

The reason anyone starts a fitness program is to see results, and the only way to know how far you’ve come is by knowing where you started.

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.

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P90X Workouts are the Epitome of Muscle Confusion

P90X, the wildly popular extreme home fitness program from BeachBody, claims it can get you into the best shape of your life in 90 days. I’ve done it, and it can.

The secret to P90X‘s success is that it is not only designed to push you to your limits each and every workout, but the order of the workouts is strategically designed to avoid strength plateaus, so you continue to grow and improve every step of the way. This technique is called muscle confusion, and it is the single best way to get results fast.

If you’ve never heard of Tony Horton‘s P90X, you must be living under a rock, but just in case, P90X is a 3 phase, 90 day fitness program comprised of 12 workout DVDs. What sets P90X apart is it makes no promises of being easy, but nothing that is worth it ever is, right?

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The Ins and Outs of the P90X Nutrition Plan

Sure, you’ve probably heard that the workouts in Tony Horton’s P90X system are tough, but what do you know about the system’s nutrition plan? When it comes to getting in shape and losing weight, we know that exercise is great for our bodies and building muscle, but you also have to eat the right foods to show off all that hard work. Here are a few more details on the diet side of this popular workout DVD system.

About the P90X Nutrition Guide

The plan includes three one-month phases, all which include small meals eaten consistently throughout the day and lots of water to drink!

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Tony Horton’s Fitness Background

Tony Horton is an exercise instructor, fitness guru, and creator of the P90X fitness program. For Tony, boredom is the number one enemy in everyone’s quest for a healthier body. So, he created the P90X program.

More than 3 million dedicated followers have made the P90X program one of the most popular home workout DVDs available today. It combines 12 different workouts to transform your body from regular to ripped in as little as 90 days. It also has a diet and eating plan that will satisfy your energy needs through tasty and healthy meals. Watch this video of Tony and the P90X program.

Tony was born in Rhode Island on July 2, 1958, and graduated from the University of Rhode Island. In 1980, he moved to the other side of the country in hopes of pursuing an acting career in Los Angeles. Once he got settled in LA, Tony joined the World Gym in Venice, California. He did not want to bulk up and end up looking like a non-flexible bodybuilder, so he focused on exercises that would make him faster, more flexible, and more balanced, all things that the P90X focuses on today.

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Insanity Workout vs. P90X

p90xThere is no shortage of fitness DVDs available to anyone who wants to get in shape at home. But one of the primary complaints about fitness DVDs is that they don’t provide the challenge that you may receive in the gym, in a workout class or with a personal trainer.

But two incredibly popular workout DVD programs promise the sweat and burn you would get from training with any hardcore trainer. Here is a comparison of the Insanity Workout program and the P90X program.

P90X

  • Number of DVDs: 12
  • Workouts: Chest and Abs, Plyometrics, Shoulders and Arms, Yoga X, Legs and Back, Kenpo X, X Stretch, Core Synergistics, Chest, Shoulders and Triceps, Back and Biceps, Cardio X, Ab Ripper X.
  • Results seen in: 90 days
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“Do Your Best and Forget the Rest” Easier Said than Done

tony hortonIf you have ever done a P90X workout, you probably remember Tony Horton saying “Do your best and forget the rest.” It is one of his mantras intended to empower and get everyone to try each activity. You will never know all that you can achieve without making an attempt. If you continue to do your best over a period of time, your best should improve. This is also a helpful mantra for those who get caught up in perfectionism and competition. It is a reminder to stay focused on the task at hand, which will lead you to your goal, and ignore all the other variables and distractions. (more…)

The P90X Workout Improves Overall Fitness and Muscle Tone

P90XThe P90X system is a 90-day fitness program designed for you to lose weight and firm your body. It consists of 12 muscle pumping workouts, three-phase nutrition plan, detailed fitness guide, and online peer support.

The secret to the success of the P90X program is “muscle confusion.” Most people often make the mistake of getting stuck in the same workout routine for several months at a time. P90X breaks each muscle group down throughout each of the 12, hour-long, workout videos. Each video targets different parts of the body, which does not allow the body to adapt to specific workouts. So, if your goal is to increase muscle tone, improve your overall fitness and cardiovascular endurance, and are willing to devote some time and energy, then the P90X Training System is the perfect workout program for you. (more…)