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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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aperatif

I am new, but I donno how can I get my nutrition plan from,, I have this vague plan that I took from a friend on the net but I donno how it works , however, I am managing with it soo far,, I am in DAY 13.
In which there's :
Day 1 Protein
Day 2 Carbohydrates
Day 3 Starch
Day 4 Fruits
Day 5 Water

Is this right and if yes, is there any details u can provide me.. I live in Egypt and it is not elligble to buy any of the programs.

Thanx

posted Mar 23rd, 2009 11:23 am


Leslie

I love P90X, I am on my 5th week and I am seeing results that I haven't seen after a year at the gym! I am anxious for the final result...beach body here I come!!

posted Mar 19th, 2009 8:56 am


nathan

well worth the money!!! awesome program.

posted Mar 18th, 2009 4:46 am



AmyC

I started this program to change up my routine from going to the gym everyday and based on the recommendation of my sister. It really gives you something new everyday and I like that I can do it all in the comfort of my home!

posted Mar 10th, 2009 8:04 pm


Tabitha

I thought I could really do it this time, I could really shed the pounds but ever since I started watching the videos 3 weeks ago and for some reason (perhaps subliminal messaging) every time I put a p90x video I am stricken with a soul-consuming desire for chocolate cake. The most exercise I get is thru crying while I eat my cake and watch the p90x video... creating a spiral of cake vs p90x that has drained my bank account and left me craving more cake. Not a recommended purchase unless you like cake and shattered dreams.

posted Feb 13th, 2009 3:57 pm


Paul Piotrowski

I just started P90X on Monday and I love it. It's the best all around program I've seen out there. Definitely worth trying out.

-Paul

posted Feb 12th, 2009 4:02 am



r2chi2

In terms of the P90X diet, I'm a fan. Nutritionally it makes sense, of course - eating super healthy with lots of whole grains, low fat, and low sugar. More importantly, however is that it's not as major a calorie-cutter as most other home fitness-associated diets. You need the calories to make it through the workouts. The p90x nutrition plan also adds an element of flexibility by giving several options to follow - either a rigid day-by-day meal calendar, or else a choose-it-yourself portion control methodology.

My opinion on the P90X system itself is posted on my blog: http://www.robgetsripped.com/2008/11/P90X-Review.php.

posted Jan 14th, 2009 12:43 pm


Jared

I have just finished my 1st week of workouts with P90X. THe first week has a slight learning curve in planning your diets, snacks, exercise schedule, and getting the workout moves down. Overall, i am extermely pleased with the program. It has a great variety within the workouts that keep it fun, challengeing, and most of all intense. From most blogs i have read, p90x users say it takes a level of commitment and they are right. I have a long way to go, but i am confident i am on the right road. Bring it.

posted Jan 10th, 2009 11:16 am


Dust in NM

Hello,
I am on day 33 of the program and it is the best system I have ever seen put together. It helps you in nutrition changes that should stick with you for life and intense workouts that challenge you. You will only get out of the program what you put into it so you have to bring it every time you hit play but it is so worth it. I'm down almost 20lbs and starting to see definition in my muscles again after years of being overweight.

Hope this encourges even one person to go on the journey and don't quit however hard it gets.

posted Jan 6th, 2009 3:09 pm



 

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