I graduated from college today! Yay! With that being said, I have been extremely busy and unable to blog (*tear*, but I promise to make it up to you); however, I am thrilled to feature a guest post by John McKiernan. He is a health and fitness writer for Supplement Helper . I've done P90X and it is no joke of a workout, it kicks your butt. His quality post features the benefits of P90X and how it may be your solution to an effective home workout!
Reaching Your Fitness Goals Without Leaving Your Home
For many of us, the extra time and money spent on getting a
gym membership and commuting to a gym make it an unattractive option, to say
the least. Further there is a large population of people that don't like
working out in front of other people. There's nothing wrong with valuing your
privacy, especially when you’re at a point where you’re not comfortable showing
off your body to strangers. And There's certainly nothing wrong with wanting to
save some money and time (after all, time is money).
Achieving Total Body Fitness From Your Living Room
Fortunately there are some highly effective workouts that you
can do in your own home that touch on every major aspect of total body fitness.
Today I'm going to write about a workout program that includes elements of
cardio, muscle endurance, strength, flexibility and overall athleticism.
P90X - The Ultimate Personal Trainer
My guess is that you've probably already heard of P90X. This
is one of the most popular video workout series for good reasons. One of the
most crucial reasons P90X works for people is that you're working with a
time-line in place. When working to achieve any goal, setting a time-line will
help keep you motivated and on track. With P90X the goal is to transform your
entire body in 90 days.
With the P90X videos it's almost like having your own
personal trainer. You have Tony Horton telling you what to do every step of the
way. One of the main reasons people spend money on personal trainers is so that
they can have someone there telling them what to do, when to do it and how to
do it. When you have someone holding your hand, it takes the guesswork out of
it. That's exactly what these videos do - they take the guesswork out.
Working Out Should Be Fun!
The thing I used to hate most about going to the gym is that
it's boring, I'm was doing the same thing every time. I would either lift
weights or run on a treadmill. One of the things I realized about fitness over
the past few years is that the more exciting you can make it the easier it will
be to get yourself to do it - and that means changing up your workouts
With that in mind the P90X videos includes kickboxing, yoga, Kempo
karate, plyometrics, weight training and more. Every workout is like a new
fitness adventure. You get to try something new and challenge your body at the
Muscle Confusion - A Recipe for Faster Results
One of the ideas that P90X promotes is a technique called
muscle confusion. This means the workouts are always changing, which keeps the
body from adapting to one specific workout and plateauing. With muscle confusion
the body continues to be challenged every step of the way. With this challenge
comes faster and more efficient body adaptation, in other words - a better body
in less time.
Have I Done P90X Myself?
Having completed P90X myself I can tell you firsthand that
the workouts in these videos are no joke. They are pretty intense and I did
have to pause the videos a few times myself so I could catch my breath. This is
coming from someone who works out regularly and is in good shape. Although the
workouts are a little bit intense for beginner you can always positive videos
and take a break whenever you need to, and of course you can do the workouts at
any level of intensity that suits you.
An Even Shorter Option - The 10 Minute Trainer
If you're looking for a really short workout, the folks at
P90X released a new video series called the 10 minute trainer. It's essentially
another version of P90X, but it's only 10 minutes of exercise per day. Although
it sounds too good to be true you can actually getting great shape only working
out 10 minutes per day. The trick is that the workouts are at a high intensity
and they are pretty much nonstop.
Sum It Up
To sum it up P90X is like having a personal trainer guiding
you through a total body fitness routine with a preset goal of changing your
body in 90 days. And you can do it all in your own home with minimal equipment
and no gym membership. I'm speaking from personal experience in writing this
review, however I don't have any affiliation with the folks at P90X and I
receive no compensation for writing this article. I've simply used the product
and enjoyed it. I believe the concepts behind this program are rock solid and
the way that it's put together is top notch.