P90X- Welcome To The Gun Show!

by B Kenney | October 14th, 2008 | Cardio, Exercises, Strength Training

Seldom has there been a workout routine or video that contained the phrase, “Warning: Not For Beginners” plastered all over it. In fact, most workout routines supposedly are tailored to the fitness novice and are designed to get even the laziest of people in good shape. Then again, most of those videos only provide a cardio workout and seldom do their job correctly.

None of that is the case with the P90X Workout system.  The P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, system includes 12 different workouts to help pump your muscles into “beach body” shape. The fitness trainer in the videos, Tony Horton, is not only good-natured but entertaining as well, and he helps keep you on your feet throughout the entire workout. The system does work very well and nearly is guaranteed to get you toned. The main process behind all the hype is known as “Muscle Confusion”.

Muscle Confusion is a process that introduces new moves in every workout routine and keeps your muscles from adapting to one routine. Most personal trainers will tell you that a workout routine must be changed at least every six weeks; this is due to the fact that muscles have somewhat of a memory feature. After an extended period of undergoing the same routine, muscles memorize their function so to speak and aren’t worked as hard.

P90X is certainly NOT for beginners. The system comes with a fitness test; those wishing to jump into the routine must take the fitness test first. If you pass, then you’re ok to jump into the P90X workout routine. If you don’t, then it is not recommended you start with this routine. There is another routine known simply as the Power90 workout, which is a little lighter and makes a better starting point for those who don’t qualify during the fitness test.

Each video is designed to work a different part of your body, and along with that, each video contains very unique exercises to keep your muscles continuously working. The entire system costs a total of $119.85, split into three payments of $39.95 plus shipping and handling. It certainly is not extremely cheap, but each time you finish a workout you’ll feel it was very much worth it.

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