You have always wanted to have the perfect, sexy, lean body like those you see in the television and magazines. You ask yourself: How do you have that kind of body and how much would it take for me to look like that? It is not that you have not tried working out yourself. You did, but you ended up tired but with no results, further adding up to your frustration and desperation.
Since you have always been the person who is enthusiastic about fitness (but has never done anything at all), you directed your attention to certain advertisement on TV or in the internet about a workout program developed by Tony Horton – the P90X and wondered if it ever works.
If you really did, then maybe this review of the P90X workout program can help you in uncovering what is inside it and how it works to help you achieve a tighter and leaner body in just 90 days. We will also learn about Tony Horton and how he became an inspiration to the many successful consumers of the P90X.
Who is Tony Horton?
Tony Horton is a bona fide fitness trainer who has appeared in so many best selling publications such as Men’s Fitness, People, ESPN, Roll Call and so many others. He has also appeared in numerous television shows on various TV networks such as CNN, NBC, CBS, and FOX to name a few. He is very popular among famous celebrities and is known to have trained and produce so many fit TV and film personalities such as Sean Connery, Shirley MacLaine and Rob Lowe. Popular singers have also been one of his clients, including Usher, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Idol and Sheryl Crow.
According to his website, he specializes in advanced stretching, post-rehabilitation training, yoga, aerobic training, resistance training and so many other disciplines in fitness and exercise. Indeed, he is a master of body training and exercise and you can be sure that he knows what he is doing.
What is in the P90X workout program?
The P90X workout program is a collection of workout videos that helps you in attaining your desired body by incorporating flexibility, strength and endurance in each workout. It is especially helpful to those who are well acquainted with the usual fitness practices such as running, weight lifting and what not. It is a bit challenging for those who are still beginning but one can really work his or her way around the P90X with enough determination and will power. The program promises outstanding results in just 90 days.
As mentioned previously, P90X is comprised of 12 workout videos, each having the usual formula of an exercise routine. Each training video has the following:
- A 5-10 minute stretching routine which will prepare you to overcome the intense workout that will follow.
- A 45-50 minute workout which will focus on various muscle groups in your body. These muscle groups will be discussed shortly
- 5 minutes of cooling down that can help you recover from pushing yourself to the limit in the previous phase.
The P90X targets many muscle groups with its 12 workout videos. These videos include:
- Chest and Back
- Chest, Shoulders and Triceps
- Plyometrics (this develops your upper and lower body strength at the same time)
- Shoulders and Arms
- Back and Biceps
- Yoga X (one of the most challenging video of the set; involves a whole lot of stretching and abdominal exercises)
- Legs and Back
- Kenpo X (cardio workout that is much alike with Tae Bo)
- X Stretch (which by the name implies, guides you to do stretching
- Ab Ripper X (has intense abdominal exercises)
- Core Synergistics (like the Plyometrics, this uses upper and lower body strength and focuses in developing core strength)
- Cardio X
The P90X workout program is definitely for those who are already into fitness training and want to push themselves forward. In order for you to achieve better results, a workout schedule is included in the program which guides you to what appropriate workout you should do for the whole 13 weeks. Not only that. It also includes a diet and meal plan so that you can have the best results in no time. The diet and meal plan is divided into 3 phases which spans the whole 90 days of the P90X program:
- Phase 1 – Fat Shredder, which consists of a diet targeted to reduce your total body fat
- Phase 2 – Energy Booster that helps you fuel your body so you can work your way through the whole program
- Phase 3 – Endurance Maximizer which improves your ability to withstand intense workouts
How does P90X work?
Tony Horton believes that our body reaches a certain level where it fails to show results despite the intensity of the workout. He calls this as a “workout plateau”. This is due to the fact that our muscles get used to the stress caused by the exercise. He thinks that we can overcome this plateau by muscle confusion, a strategy which is exemplified in all the workout videos. By doing different exercises every day in no particular rhythm of which body part to focus on per week, one can slow down the rate at which he or she achieves the plateau.
Will it require me to use gym equipment?
Some of the videos will suggest you to use some exercise equipment although you may not do so and still have results. Gym equipment such as the program’s Chin Up Bar, a pair of dumbbells and a set of resistance bands are all you need to get the most out of the program.
Is the P90X program worth my money?
A lot of people have already vouched and testified that P90X really works for them as evidenced by the before and after photos found on the site and all over the internet. Although not suitable for those who have not tried doing exercise at all, it could really help those who are already on the track to attaining the perfect body without having to worry about workout plateaus. It only suggests you to use just a few exercise equipment to complete the whole program. Overall, it guides you in all aspects of your fitness training in a very systematic way.
The P90X has helped so many people who, like you have dreamt of becoming not only a sexier version of themselves, but also a healthier one. One difference between you and these people is that they already have their own P90X workout program and you still don’t. So what are you waiting for? Order yours now and prepare yourself for the most intense workout of your life!