P90X Factual Review – is it worth the pain and the cost

P90x logoP90X is a home workout system created by the American fitness trainer, Tony Horton, and marketed by Beachbody LLC. P90X stands for Power 90 Extreme workout and it is an extreme workout.

Buying P90X is like buying a boot camp in a box. In fact it’s so tough it comes with a pre-workout fitness test and anyone who cannot pass the test is advised not to commence the program.

This is an excellent idea, but most customers will be unaware that the product may not be suitable for them until they have already received the merchandise because the manufacturer’s website fails to mention a pre-workout test is included in the box.

Proposed Benefits

  • All it takes is an hour a day to get in the best shape of your life
  • Transform your body from regular to ripped in just 90 days

P90X Pros and Cons at a Glance

The Pros The Cons
  • Cheaper than going to the gym
  • Money back Guarantee
  • No need to pull out all the money at once (3 installments)
  • Well thought out system created by a respected fitness expert
  • Fast results likely
  • Access to online support
  • Lots of people say the system works
  • Quite expensive
  • Additional Equipment required
  • Will involve major lifestyle changes
  • Some people may find the workouts too intense

 What’s in the Box? 

  • P90X 3-Phase Nutrition Plan (designed to help you lose fat while maintaining high energy levels)
  • P90X Fitness Guide (to help customers get the most from the system)
  • “How to Bring It” video (an overview/explanation of P90X)
  • P90X Workout Calendar(to help customers set goals and track their progress)
  • 12 workout DVDs

Customers are also given access to an online resource that provides “peer support” and guidance from fitness experts.

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The 12 workout DVDs instruct in the differ forms of exercise used in the system.

  1. Chest & Back
  2. Plyometrics
  3. Shoulders & Arms
  4. Yoga X (for strength, balance, flexibility, and breath work—enhances the physique and calms the mind)
  5. Legs & Back
  6. Kenpo X (an intense cardiovascular workout, with punching and kicking, to provide endurance, balance, and coordination)
  7. Stretching
  8. Core Synergistics (how to build and support multiple muscle groups, support the core and condition the body)
  9. Chest, Shoulders & Triceps
  10. Back & Biceps
  11. Cardio X (a cardiovascular, fat burning workout).
  12. Ab Ripper X (to develop six pack abs)

Additional Equipment

Although it is possible to complete most of the workouts without the need for equipment, some of the exercises require access to a set of dumbbells and a resistance band. A P90X Pull Up Bar is also recommended, but it seems probable that any pull up bar would be sufficient.

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How the System Works

To get the most from the system some major lifestyle changes are required. P90X users need to eat a sensible and nutritious diet and will have to workout for at least an hour each day, six or seven days a week. Bearing in mind the time it will take new system users to watch the DVDs and familiarize themselves with the exercises and the correct techniques the initial time required each day could be much longer.

According to Beachbody the reason P90X is such an effective system is partly due to the constantly changing routines, which cause muscle confusion.

Causing muscle confusion is known to be an effective way of ensuring constant physical gains. The body is quick to adapt to new situations. This is why people who workout using the same routine week, after week, after week often reach plateaus and find they are no longer moving forward. Constantly changing workout routines prevents this from happening and maximizes results.

Customer Feedback

Customer feedback is plentiful, extremely good, and usually rather lengthy.

One customer states “I am only into my 3rd week – and have already started to notice results.” He then points out: “If you are new to fitness – this will hurt. The 1st week was a total killer, and the workouts do exactly that, they WORK you!” Then after pointing out the need for additional equipment he concludes: “If you want results and change – and you can make yourself dedicate 1 hour a day – this will get you those results.”
Other reviewers are equally praising, with one stating P90X is “the real deal” and another saying “You have to have it – forget the GYM”

Purchasing Options & Considerations

P90X only appears to be available to buy online. Customers based in the US and Canada can order P90X from beachbody.com. Customers based in the UK can order from beachbody.co.uk and can expect to pay £99 plus shipping, which is split into three monthly payments. P90X is also available from Amazon for a single payment of £105.95.

All purchases are protected by a 90 day money back guarantee, but customers who return P90X will be eligible for all shipping costs.

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