I’m seriously thinking about purchasing P90X.
P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, is a home exercise system developed by Tony Horton in conjunction with Beachbody and director Mason Bendewald. It claims to improve physical fitness in 90 days through a rigorous segmented training program combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.
P90X’s advertising emphasizes “muscle confusion”, short for cross-training and periodization, achieved through switching the order of exercises and incorporating new and varied movements. According to Horton, muscle confusion prevents the body from adapting to exercises over time, resulting in continual improvement without plateaus.
I’ve heard the advertisements hundreds of times on ESPN Radio, with their sports talk show hosts touting the accolades of the exercise program. They claim that P90X toned and shaped their body efficiently. They claim that you will feel the results once you try it. But a part of me wonders if it’s worth it.
I’ve lost 38 pound since moving up north and I’d like to lose another 30 to get down to 200 by the end of the year. Those last 30 are the hardest, because you’re looking for places to lose fat and gain muscle.
There are dozens exercise programs on the market, such as Slim in 6 and the insanityworkout Every exercise program is different and will cater to specific needs. It’s important to discuss any exercise program with your doctor to make sure you’re getting the maximum benefit. For more information on P90X and other similar programs, go to www.extremebodyworkout.com.
In reading the pluses and minuses about P90X, I’ve decided to take the plunge and give it a try. Now, I just have to purchase the product.