P90X Extreme Home Fitness Workout Program - 13 DVDs, Nutrition Guide, Exercise Planner
Tired of ineffective workouts that sound great but produce less-than-optimal results? Turn to the P90X Extreme Home Fitness system, a bundle of 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workouts designed to transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days. Hosted by personal trainer Tony Horton, the series of DVDs will help you get lean, bulk up, or grow stronger, with an endless variety of mix-and-match routines to keep you motivated. The secret behind the P90X system is an advanced training technique called "muscle confusion," which accelerates the fitness process by constantly introducing new moves and routines so that your body never plateaus and you never get bored. The more you confuse the muscle, the harder your body has to work to keep up. And the more variety you put into your workout, the better and faster your results will be. By breaking old routines and opening new doors, secondary and tertiary muscles are constantly being activated and developed. In addition to the 12 DVD workouts, the P90X comes with a comprehensive three-phase nutrition plan, specially designed supplement options, a detailed fitness guide packed with valuable information on how to get the most from your program, a How to Bring It DVD that provides a quick overview of the system, a calendar to track your progress, online peer support, and much more.
These series of dvds are worth the talk. I have been doing this for almost 30 days now and I can see the results. It was tough at first but I listen and took my time getting up to speed on these workouts and its worth getting.
The P90X dvd's and booklets are ok for the most part. There are spelling mistakes in the booklets though, which makes me think this is not a real version of P90X. One dvd skips and has some minor scratches on it. We can use the dvd, but it is obviously not new. Billed as a new product...I'm not sure the seller is on the up & up. Delivery was fine though, cannot make any unkind comments in that area.
the dvd's are great but it did not come with the exercise planner or nutrition guide. fairly disappointed that it didnt come with those.
In preparation for a Biggest Loser Contest we are having at work I wanted to up my fitness level. I stumbled upon p90x and was skeptical form the infomercial videos. After much research I got my hands on this program and showed it to my wife who said she'd do the P90X Lean in order to support me.We've both been going at it for two weeks now and really enjoy the variety of workouts. The first week was very difficult, but by week two we both are already feeling stronger.I was nervous with the Fit Test, but when I read in detail the expectations I knew I could do this work out. . .well, barely but do it nonetheless.It's hard not to get discouraged after two weeks when in the mind's eye one expects to have week 12 results already. But we are keeping on regardless.1) I highly recommend you view all videos BEFORE doing the program so you don't waste your first time through scrambling around for weight, bands, etc.2) I love how you need very little equipment to get a good workout. The $20 pull up bar at Walmart is fine if you have doors that give you the wide grip. I personally bought the Maximum Fitness chin up bar for $40 because it supports wider doors than the Iron Gym. The SPRI bands on Amazon are awesome!3) You do NOT need the recovery drink UNTIL you burn off the excess fat.4) The eating plan is easy to follow! Basically the first month is an very low carb Atkins diet to burn off the stored fat. Then the carbs get a bit better in month 2, then in month 3 you are eating normal meals with a good balance across. I was surprised at how many posts I found where folks did not follow the diet plan. It's 90 days folks...just follow it.5) I converted the videos for my iPod and have been able to get some workouts at work in our work gym since there is very little equipment needed.6) I struggle to keep remembering to do the Ab Ripper X on Mon, Wed, and Fri. Even the calendar doesn't have it by default, so make a note somewhere for yourself to add this in if doing the Classic program.7) I LOVE that the fitness guide has every exercise listed out for you and how to do it (including warm-up & cooldown). Last night I was watching TV with the wife and did my workout by simply following the book. . .it did help I've done the workout once before so I knew what they meant when reading the book.8) I could see myself doing this program from Classic to Double to Lean or some combination. After that I may try Insanity workout.OVERALL:- lots of variety- uses body weight for most strength training- even with equipment purchases it's cheaper than a year's membership at a gym. . .thus it's well worth it- portable even if you are traveling (take your bands & fitness guide with you)- getting rid of the junk food in the house without eating it before the program will be the difficult part, but do it!- if you start to get bored, do Jillian's Last Chance Workout or No More Trouble Zones...those are two challenging workouts just to give a change of scenery
I'm so amazed that this program worked as well as it did. I thought "another infomercial" - and I *never* buy infomercial items. But something inside told me to give it a try and I broke down and ordered it off Amazon. I didn't even want to tell anyone I bought it because I thought "I'm not sure I can do it and I don't want the embarrassment of failure". But if I can do it then anyone can.It took a couple of weeks of lighter workouts to "work up" to being able to do these - but maybe that was more my courage working up than my fitness level. And even now that I've fully completed all 90 days I still have to "press pause" through many of them to take an extra 30 second break. But I am in the best shape of my life and am VERY excited to be starting the program again for a second round. I've lost 35 pounds so far (let's just say I was vary round before this - and very out of shape).I had a personal trainer years ago. I could only afford that 3 days a week and over a summer I got in pretty good shape. With P90X I'm in better shape, faster. But I am working out pretty much every day now (at least 6 days per week).Pros:* Great variety - can keep using the program after 90 days if you want without being bored* Great production quality* Tony (trainer) has a great personality* Cheaper than a Gym Membership for a year* Easier and less embarrassing than going to the gym* Your "better half" won't be able to keep their hands off of you* Lower blood pressure, greatly increase fitness level, feel younger* Intense (hard) workoutsCons:* Need 60 - 90 minutes, six days a week* Need to dig deep and "press play" each day. Motivation was hard the first 2 - 3 weeks but then got MUCH easier as you see and feel the results* You can use fitness bands, but you really will want a full set of dumbbells for this (guys especially = $300+)* Need a Heart Rate monitor (Amazon = $30 - $60)* Solid floor to workout on (if you live in the upstairs apartment you may not be loved during the "jump training")* Intense (hard) workoutsBottom Line: If you can be self-motivated for the first month - FORCE yourself to do it EVERY day - you won't regret it. You'll eventually look forward to it and you'll feel GREAT. And all the compliments you get won't hurt either.
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