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P90X

One of the most popular workout DVDs for home fitness, by BeachBody brands.

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  • Established: 2003
  • Founder: Tony Horton; Beach Body
  • Headquarters: Santa Monica, California
  • Accessibility: Online
  • Diet Type: High intensity workout DVDs
  • Gender: Male, Female
  • Company web site: BeachBody.com
BACKGROUND

Tony Horton's P90X is a revolutionary system of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workouts, designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days. In addition to this system, you’ll also receive a comprehensive 3-phase nutrition plan, specially designed supplement options, a detailed fitness guide, a calendar to track your progress, online peer support, and other tools and services.

The unique feature behind the P90X system is an advanced training technique called "Muscle Confusion," which accelerates the result process by constantly introducing new moves and routines so your body never plateaus, and you’ll hopefully never get bored.

Whether you want to get lean, or bulk up, there are a variety of ways to mix and match the routines to keep you motivated for 90 days and beyond. Each of the twelve workouts differ in which areas of the body they target and the kind of exercise they include.

PRO
  • P90X can help to get in you shape
  • Can help to lose weight
  • Also includes a nutrition program
CON
  • Workouts may be too extreme
DIET and NUTRITION

P90X consists of a 3-phase eating plan that satisfies your energy needs and your taste buds. The goal of the nutrition plan is to identify what, when and how much you can eat so that you can still lose fat and get into the shape that you want to be in.

Phase 1 is the Fat Shredder phase in which you’ll be consuming a high protein and low carbohydrate diet in order to build muscle and shrink fat. Phase 2 is the Energy Booster phase where you’ll be eating both carbohydrates, protein and small amounts of fat in order to optimize your energy performance. Phase 3 is the Endurance Maximizer where you’ll be eating proteins, small amounts of fat and more carbohydrates in order for you to make your way through your final leg of this 90-day training journey.

EXERCISE

Exercise is the basis of the P90X. The workout system includes 12 workouts that over such areas as resistance training, cardiovascular exercise, and core-conditioning. You are encouraged to do a workout a day while taking rest days according to the P90X training guidelines. In addition, the P90X Calendar helps you to set your workout goals, track your progress, and stay motivated.

CONCLUSION

The P90X workout system is a complete program of intense exercise and a stringent diet plan that is designed to get you in athlete-style shape in just 90 days. If you love to work out and love the burn of an exercise challenge then the P90X workout system may be just the solution for you. But if you get more use out of your gym membership card as a book marker then you might want to look elsewhere for a program that will help you to meet your health goals.

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rose

liked it because he modifies it to
fit everyones different levels... good one.

posted Nov 6th, 2011 4:26 pm


Patsy

Amazing workout. Even the stretch day works muscles that you didn't know you had. I'm 53 and out of shape. But you just do what you can and come back the next day. You will feel so good in your head for committing to this program.

posted Apr 9th, 2011 8:30 am


Silvia

i have the program , if l want to lose weight which should l do , the lean plan or the classic plan?

posted Apr 6th, 2011 9:56 am


JasonC

How fast can I lose weight on p90x?

posted Mar 18th, 2011 10:17 am


Alex

I just finished phase 1. I didnt really lost a lot of weight, maybe 2 pounds, but I have packed on some muscles,,,mostly back arms and a bit thighs..it's tough but Ill stick with it

posted Mar 15th, 2011 3:02 pm


Mike Collins

I love P90X! I have been doing it for 2 months now and I feel great! The trick is to make sure your body is getting enough protein and write down all your reps. I use http://www.my90x.com to track all my workouts.

posted Mar 9th, 2011 6:46 pm


BrittanyB

This is only day 2 for me. I done one last night and then again this morning. I am trying the "Lean" plan. I love the energy and the way my body feels after a video. So far I have been able to keep up fairly well. I have put forth every amount of effort possible and if there is one I can't do, I substitute it by jogging in place or doing a modified version of the exercise. I am 5'5 190 lbs. I plan on getting back to 125 (pre baby weight) if the good Lord is willing. I am so excited to see my results after 90 days...I'm pretty ecstatic to see my results this time next week as well =). I will update my progress as I go.
P.S.
Not to sound silly but I find a lot of personal strength and motivation through God

posted Mar 8th, 2011 11:02 am


Noah

My wife and i are 1/2 way through the P90x program and enjoying every minute of it.

Noah

posted Mar 6th, 2011 1:13 am


Stephanie

On my 4th day of P90X and I have already lost 5 pounds! Diet is easy to follow if you have the willpower and once I did the first video I was hooked! Very excited to keep going, I leave for Hawaii on my last day!

posted Mar 4th, 2011 4:44 am


tonyto

P90X is probably one of the best full body workouts in a dvd set out there. if not the best.

posted Feb 28th, 2011 11:57 am


Why P90X

I think this is a great article, thank you!

posted Jan 25th, 2011 9:39 pm


Stefni

I just started last night...and def could not keep up. However, I stuck with it and tried even if I couldnt do something more than twice. I hope I get better at this - I didnt realize how out of shape and non-flexible I was till now.....godspeed

posted Jan 12th, 2011 4:36 pm


Melissa

Nanita, you could use resistance bands with a door attachment instead of the pull up bar above the door.

posted Jan 2nd, 2011 9:31 am


joe

I lost 35 pounds on this program, without really following the diet program at all. 250 to 215 in 2 months. Then I got all messed up and had to stop, still have not gained any back and am starting up again. Great workouts, you will have to work very hard but it is worth it.

posted Dec 24th, 2010 6:20 pm


Nanita

I want to start joining P90x program. Yet there is now way I can place the pull up bar on any of my doors. Can any one tell me if I still can do the exercise without it and get a nice result?

posted Dec 21st, 2010 1:11 pm


AnthonyT

How much yoga is in this one. I dont really care for the yoga..

posted Dec 18th, 2010 12:17 am


Frank

Wow.. From 185lbs to 175lbs in just two weeks of doing the Cardio and UML.
I thought just working out to trim some fat was a big goal but now im ready for the whole deal
This workout progarm really WORKS.
My girlfriend and I started two weeks ago She is totally hot as it is and She already is gaing her strenght and lost 5lbs

posted Sep 13th, 2010 6:52 pm


Tim

53 yrs-old and on day 14. Have lost 15 lbs, down 3 belt notches and from a 40 waist to 36. P90X is tough, the 1st week I could not do most of the exercises, now can do, but not the # of reps in the video.

posted Sep 12th, 2010 1:30 am


David

I'm on my 9th day, and woooww the workouts are hard...no, no...the word hard is an understatement. It truly tests every aspect of you, but I absolutely love it. I try my best to keep up with the nutrituion guide, and I don't need to lose weight, just need to get buffed. So far my family memebers say they see some good results on me, and this is just day 8!!

posted Jun 23rd, 2010 2:59 am


Alicia

I just finished week one of P90x....yay! The first few days were brutal (soreness, walking funny due to jelly legs)! I ordered this to get back in shape and lose weight. I am 6 months post-op from ACL surgery so am cautious in some of the moves; however, overall, it is great, as the modified moves are also demonstrated. If I feel like I am getting too tired and not keeping my form, I stop and collect myself and either start again on that move or move on to the next.



I must admit, it took me a while to get to this point; however, I want to be able to wear great clothes and not worry about having my picture taken! See you in 83 more days!!!

posted Jun 16th, 2010 5:07 pm



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