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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.
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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.
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