Product : P90x Extreme Home Fitness
Where to buy: ebay.com
Rating : 8.5 out of 10
Welcome to the P90X Extreme Home Fitness review
As I mentioned in my review of the Zumba dance workout, I have it in my routine to switch with another exercise program. The program which I am referring to here is the p90x Extreme Home Fitness. Whilst I love the dancing using the ZUMBA Program, I always would want to focus on my biceps, triceps,legs and back as well, which I think with P90X, does the job.
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So, What is the P90X ?
This is a program that is created for people who would like to achieve a higher level of fitness, and is aimed at people who want to get into the best shape of their life.
Is this program for me?
Okay , I think I may have got you spooked when you read the word “extreme” and it sounds like you’re in some kind of boot camp. Honestly speaking I was afraid and intimidated too. But as I went through the program starting off with the UML(upper , middle, lower) workout first, I found the host and trainer Tony Horton actually quite easy going and fun.
This trainer has an encouraging and witty approach, in which he tells you to do whatever you can and maintains this kind of attitude throughout every single workout. Of course, he is serious and disciplined at times, but if you look at it who else is going to give you that push to see what you are really made of.
There is also a Fit Test in the P90x Extreme home fitness guide that comes in your package, which you can do to see whether or not you are in a good enough condition to take on this program.
As with other workout programs, this one does carry a disclaimer along the following lines, ” P90X is an extreme fitness program and is designed for individuals in top physical condition and health, and therefore should NOT be attempted by someone who does not meet the minimum fitness requirements outlined in this book or by someone who has any history of health problems, including but not limited to heart, respiratory, knee, shoulder, or spinal(back or neck)problems.This warning must not be discounted. There are many fitness alternatives if you have any physical or health condition or are prone to injuries-but P90X is not one of them. The user assumes all risk of injury in the use of this program.”
So what is P90X all about?
It is a unique exercise program as it encompasses a total of 12 separate workouts containing hundreds of unique movements, taking your body to the next level.
Taking into account that we all come in different shapes and sizes and have different expectations regarding results, this program allows the workout to be tailored to suit each person to achieve their own desired goals.
From intense weight training to yoga, there is a variety of challenging moves all designed to get your body looking slimmer, stronger, more firm with an increase in muscle mass. These are the workouts included in the program.
- Chest and Back
- 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
You can choose from 3 different types of programs , they are , P90X Classic, P90X Lean or P90X Doubles.
Whichever one you choose, must for best results be done over a period of 90days.
By mixing the workouts, the program successfully challenges the body’s muscle into new growth. The more the muscles get confused, the more harder the body works to keep up. Better results are seen by introducing a variety into your workout schedule
What can you expect ?
- Your body to be in the best shape of your life
- Improve on your coordination and be much more flexible
- Improve knowledge of smart eating and looking at more healthier diet choices.
- SWEAT! SWEAT!SWEAT!
I have my personal favourites here , like the yoga, cardio x and core synergistic. But the one I love the most is the Kenpo X.
This one, I can do every day. You find yourself kicking, punching , jumping around and after 45 minutes you dripping all over the place, feeling like a million bucks!!! Its a fun and feel good workout.
Nutrition – eat right or why bother?
Isolating the workouts from nutrition is like driving a car with one flat tyre. You probably will get to your destination but in a much longer timeframe or you may not get there at ALL. “There is no comprising in this area, combining the right foods along with the sufficient amount of rest will allow P90X to propel you into the best shape of your life”.
The program comes with a separate book just focusing on nutrition plan. This is actually a way of life and initially I found it hard within the first two months. But once you physically and mentally start feeling a difference, there is just no turning back.
The book covers a heap of information(which I think is a great “knowledge workout” on its own to read!..:-)).It covers aspects such as an excellent eating plan tailored to each phase of your 90day cycle, there are 3phases. I have recently decided to go the vegetarian/pescatarian(only eat fish) route regarding diet, so I had used substitutes for the “meat” part of the eating plan.
This focuses on the carbohydrate, protein and fat ratios within each phase. How to calculate your body fat percentage, this will be the main indicator of your success after 90days.General guidelines. determining your nutrition level and a daily journal is all part of this exciting read.
“These are not classified as drugs and there main purpose is to assist with the mind and body to reach beyond normal everyday activities. These supplements serve as shortcuts to speed up and further improve recovery after your workout. The 3 kinds that are recommended in the book are listed below.
- P90X Health Formula : A complete multivitamin in a capsule form containing antioxidants, plant extracts, and other phytonutrients of which some cannot be obtained from a normal diet. Assists with stress, anti-aging,energy, immune support and cardiovascular function
- P90X Results and Recovery Formula : This great taste shake, packed with 40grams of carbs, 12grams of protein, B vitamins, minerals and creatine , should be taken within an hour after workout. This is designed to repair, rebuild and gets your muscles adapted from the workout.
- P90X Peak Performance Protein Bars : These bars have got 20grams of protein, no less than 7grams of fat and not more than 270calories.When you are unable to have a nutritious meal, theses bars serve an important component for growth and repair of muscle tissue”.
Pros and Cons
- Convenience : All the workouts you ever need to do is right here(except dancing of course!!). There is no need to go to the gym, you just got to commit yourself to doing it.
- Motivation : Tony is an awesome trainer, he motivates you and drives you to succeed.
- Addictive : You want to do more and more, the toughest part is starting it off.
- Amateur/Pro :Whether a newbie to this style of workouts or if you have been in the game for a while, this program allows you to take your time and work to a level you feel most comfortable with and then move on.
- Accessories : Over time I had to invest in certain accessories. Things like yoga blocks, push-up bars, gloves , workout bands and weights.
- Space : Its really great to have a big physical space available to do the gyming, and not everybody has got this.
- Price : It was cheaper when I bought it a couple of years back.
Does P90x work?
At the end of the day an investment in your health is most definitely an investment in your future. I say this because when you are fit and healthy, you will find that “you are more durable and less vulnerable” to challenges that face you everyday. A fit body and confident mind-set will take you places that you have never dreamed possible.
Does P90x work? My Answer is yes, the p90x does work. You got to work this program from a holistic point of view, watching the foods you take in, getting enough rest and drinking lots of water.
Set your mind to, DECIDE, COMMIT, SUCCEED. For me its about taking care of myself to the best of my ability. As you may have heard the famous words,” Your HEALTH is your Wealth.”
I hope you enjoyed my review of the P90X extreme home fitness workout program. Should you be interested in purchasing this program click on these highlighted words, P90X, and you will be directed to the store to see the purchase options.Please fire away any questions or comments you may have in the box below. Have you tried this program, if so, share with us your thoughts. We would love to hear them.
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