I have to say that I love the p90x videos. I feel that it is a well thought out fitness plan for the average couch potato to the extreme fitness junkie. It has exercises that are non-stop, fun and as challenging as you want them to be. You can use body weight, bands or dumbbells. And you have a great nutritional guide to accompany you. But what I truly love the most is the fact that they start with dynamic stretches, end with stretching, add yoga, martial arts and stretching days into the program and still push you further than you ever imagined. But is it right for you is the question you want answered, right?
As they say on their site, http://www.beachbody.com/product/p90x.do, this plan is jammed full of goodies such as:
• 22 workouts.
• Targeted training for lean muscle development and a supercharged metabolism.
• Fitness Guide and Nutrition Plan.
• Choose the Classic, Lean, or Doubles schedules for your fitness goals
• Calendar and 24/7 support.
• 3 phases, yes 3 phases of workouts that include:
Phase 1 is a higher-protein diet that jump-starts your fat loss as you begin building muscle.
Phase 2 gives your body the energy it needs with a balanced mix of carbs and protein
Phase 3 is an athletic diet with more complex carbs and lean protein for ultimate performance.
• Once you perform the videos on a regular basis you don’t need as much talking and explaining and could perform the content in around 30 minutes instead of 1 hour.
Don’t use the videos and much and write down the exercises to be performed on your own
• 6-7 times a week can be hard.
Quick fix – don’t be a baby and stop making excuses.
• The exercises are quick and if you are not as skilled as others you may work too hard and too fast, causing a breakdown in form and an increase in injury.
Quick fix – go slow, don’t rush and learn the form before the speed
I truly believe this video can be right for most people as long as you don’t try to be a hero and you know your limits…..but as always consult your doctor before starting a fitness program.
Dr Tonya Ingalls, D.C.
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