If you are looking for a very intense workout program, have been exercising for at least several months, and are willing to commit to working out 6-7 days a week for 3 months, this may be a good choice for you! The workouts are an interval/circuit type of a format, and will have you change exercises frequently between high intensity moves to lower intensity moves in an effort to burn fat, increase muscle mass and keep the body guessing. Below are just a few types of moves you will experience:
- Strength training
- Power moves
- Cardio workout
- Abdomen and core exercises
The program contains 12 DVD’s and is a creation of celebrity trainer Tony Horton. Given the intensity of the program, which also includes a guide to fitness and nutrition strategy, if you complete the program, you will defiantly see results.
Each of the 12 sessions targets specific areas of the body. The “Ab Ripper X” for instance doubled with the “Core Synergistics” is about strengthening the core, just as the legs are taken care of by “Legs & Back” workout. Did I mention that it is a good glutes workout too? If you want to improve your flexibility, the “X Stretch” is perfect for you. Or, if you want to get a good sweat, try the “Cardio X” or the “Plyometrics”.
Is it effective?
The reviews P90X is getting have been positive so far. It helps that among its key factors is the offer of variety which is a good drop-off defense. Which means you won’t become bored doing the same routine and will keep at it until you get good results.
Is it safe?
Well, yes and no. It is a very, very intense program and in my opinion is only for those who are already very fit. This program is not for those new to exercise, or have injuries that might limit their workouts. But if you are ready for an intense challenge, my advise to you is this: Listen to your body. Exercise should be challenging, but it should never cause pain. Exercise should create discomfort, but it should never hurt.