Thursday, January 31, 2008

Shaun T Rockin Body

So If you have been doing Hip Hop Abs, there was just a new release for the people who want to go even further in their Hip Hop Abs workout, it is called Rockin Body.  Shaun T Rockin Body has 5 new workouts, plus it comes with 4 free gifts, so get your as soon as possible.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hip Hop abs

With your Hip Hop Abs DVDs, you will get a few things that will help you and guide you to achieve the best results. I want to write about the Hip Hop Abs 6 Steps to transform your body.
1. Control your portions: Don't eat until you are full; eat until you're not hungry.

2. Pay Attention to everything you eat: Fresh veggies, lean meats, and foods lower in fat and higher in fiber are the basis of our nutrition guide

3. Consistent 5x-a-day eating schedule: IMPORTANT! Stick to the schedule so you do not get hungry and overeat, and so your body has enough fuel to rebuild after exercise.

4. Hydrate and Cleanse your body body by drinking water: Your body is sround 70% water. Drink at least 2 liters (8glasses) per day

5. Fortify your diet with a multivitamin: An exceptional multivitamin ensures that you get all the nutrients you need when cutting calories.

6: Refrain from eating at the wrong times: When you work out and especially when you sleep, you want your body to be in "fat-burning mode."

So these are 6 great steps from Hip Hop Abs

Px90 Back and Biceps

I want to continue to post on the Px90 workouts, and give you a little insight on what type of workouts you will be doing in the Px90 workout system. So today I am going to wirte about the Px90 Back and Biceps, the one that everyone loves. So here are a few moves from this Px90 workout routine.

Px90 Lawnmower:
In a side lunge position, rest left arm on left knee and pull weight with right hand from floor, straight up to waist. Perform desired re count, then immediately repeat on other side.

Px90 Static Arm Curl (16 reps):
Hold one arm static at 90 degrees while your other arm does 4 reps. Switch arms and repeat. Go back to the original side and repeat. Then switch again to perform the last 4

Band move: Straddle band with both feet and perform movement above. To increase tension, spread feet wider out on band.

Px90 Superman:
Lying on stomach, extend legs and arms straight out in front. Try to get as much of body off the ground as possible. Heels and thumbs are skyward, arms and legs as straight as possible. Tilt head down slightly, keeping spine straight.

So I hope you enjoy these pX90 workouts.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Px90 Ab Ripper X

Here are a few exercises that you will do in the Px90 Ab Ripper X workout session. In and Outs, sit on floor with hands at sides, knees bent with feet on the floor. Raise feet off the ground and bring knees in towards your chest. Straighten legs back out and repeat movement. To increase difficulty, raise arms straight overhead. The Seated Crunchy Frog, same position and movement as in In and Outs, only the hands should be of the floor and wrapped around knees (without touching knees). When legs are extended out, arms should be stretched out at sides parallel to ground. Hip Rock 'N Raise, lie on back, open hips, and bend legs so that the bottoms of your feet are touching. With arms at sides, rock your hips, lift pelvis, and drive feet directly up towards ceiling (toes straight up, NOT over face). When lowering legs back down, do not let them touch the ground. So those are a few workouts from the Px90 ab ripper x routine.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Px90 Chicken Pita

If you are in Phase 2 of Px90 then you will love this meal. It's part of the Px90 energy boosting recipes. All you need to do is get the ingredients:

6 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 whole wheat pita
1-1/2 ounces low-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup tomato, chopped
2 tablespoons red onions, chopped
1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
squeeze of lemon

1. Grill or bake chicken breast in Pyrex dish at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes

2. Cool chicken and cube into 1 - inch pieces

3. Place in pita and add all other ingredients. Squeeze lemon over top

490 calories
13 g total fat (23% calories from fat)
52 g protein
41 g carbohydrate
137 mg Cholesterol
931 mg sodium

Hope you enjoy this great Px90 meal

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Px90 fit test

Before you start the Px90 workout routine, it is smart to take the Px90 fit test before you begin your 90 day workout. You'll need to know where your current fitness level is to see if you are adequate for the workout. It is best to do the Px90 fit test a few days before your official start date, it takes 40 minutes to complete.
Things you will need:
Heart rate monitor, Body fat tester, tape measure, scale, partner to help record data, chin-up bar, timer, towel, water

The Px90 Fit Test: (Do in order given)

Take your heart rate- Find your pulse and count how many beats there are in 30 seconds, tan multiply by 2

Warm up- Take 10 minutes to warm up, march in place, jumping jacks, jog in place and do this until you build a light sweat, then stretch out lightly.

Pull ups- Hold onto chin up bar with wide grip and palms facing forward (Away from your body) Do as many as you can, until failure. If you can only do 1/4, 1/2 or 3/4 of a pull up g ahead and record it anyway.
Rest 1 minute

Vertical Leap- Stand against wall with arm vertical and record that height. Then drop arm take one step and jump trying to touch as high on the wall as you can. Record the height.
Rest 4 minutes

Push ups- Record the number of push up you can do until failure.
Rest 4 mintues

Toe touch- Sit on floor with legs directly in front of you, try to touch toes without bending your knees. Record how far away or past you are from the toes. Do not strain yourself.
Rest 4 minutes

Wall Squat- Sit against wall without chair, think 90 degree angle, record how long you can hold that position.
Rest 4 minutes

Bicep Curl- Think of a weight that you would max out on for a 10-15 rep, choose that weight. Then perform a bicep curl. Record number of completed reps and weight used.
Rest 3 minutes

In & outs- Seated with hands on the floor at your sides, knees bent with feet on the floor. Raise feet off the ground and bring knees in towards your chest. Straighten legs back out and repeat movement without touching floor. record number of in and outs performed.
Rest 4 minutes

Heart rate maximizer- Perform jumping jacks for 2 minutes, at the last 30 seconds go as fast as you can. Monitor heart rate over a span of 4 minutes, you should be able to stand and breathe.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Px90 Recipe

Here is a Px90 Shrimp Stir Fry Recipe for Phase 1 - Fat Shredder

6 ounces Shrimp, peeled
1/4 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 cup fat-free chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon ginger, minced
1/2 cup red onion, sliced in wedges
1/2 cup broccoli florets
1-1/4 cups snow peas, trimmed
1-1/2 cups mushrooms, halved
1/4 cup yellow bell pepper, cubed
1/4 cup canned water chestnuts, drained

1. Rinse shrimp and drain well
2. Heat the soy sauce, rice vinegar, and 2 tablespoons of the chicken broth in a saute' pan over medium heat. Add the garlic and ginger and saute' until tender
3. Add all the vegetables to the pan and continue to saute', stirring and adding more broth as necessary. Add shrimp when the vegetables are halfway cooked and saute' unitl the vegetables are tender and the shrimp are opaque

Hope you enjoy this Px90 recipe.

Friday, January 18, 2008


Well, this weekend I am going snowboarding, and thanks to Px90 and the gym, I have a new confidence in my knee. About 5 years ago I had two knee injuries that were both on my right knee, but It feels really good now. I will not be doing Px90 this weekend, but I will be hitting the slopes of Mission Ridge. I am going up with a whole bunch of friends, there are like 12 of us. It should be a lot of fun.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

P90x equipment

So you can do the P90x workout routine with just the basic stuff, but if you really want to challenge yourself, you can go all out and get some of the gear that will increase your workout effectiveness. First there are two types of push up stands that you can choose from. The basic one are the P90x push up stands, they are great for a more wide range of motion, so you can really get deep. The more advance ones are called the P90x Powerstands Push up Bars, they both have the same affect, but the Powerstands have a wider base for a safer push up. Another piece of equipment that you will want is a P90x chin up bar, you can use the resistance bands but sometimes they are awkward and a real chin up is just better. Speaking of resistance bands, P90x has a wide variety and they really do go great with the workouts, some people like the resistance bands but other people like the dumbbells, personally I like both. There are some workouts where the resistance bands work better, but there are also other workouts where the dumbbells work better. Another nice little tool is the body fat monitor, it is always great to see your progress, and you might not be losing weight, but you can still be losing body fat. P90x also offers a drink powder and multi-vitamins. The powder is great, it's called P90x Peak Recovery drink and it is orange cream flavor, and to be completely honest with you, it tastes really good, I was surprised. The P90x multi-vitamins are great to give your body the nutrients it needs to say refresh and energize your body.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

P90x Calendar

If you have been doing P90x you probably already know this, but if you are a beginner or someone who is thinking about getting the P90x workout system, than I would like to tell you a little about the P90x calendar. The P90x calendar can be a great tool, it has the whole 90 days on there so you can keep track of everyday, also in every calender day there is a place where you can mark yes or no if you kept to the diet. There are places to take notes, and there are instructions throughout the calendar that tells you specific things to do on a certain date, like a before and after pictures or measuring body fat. The great thing about the P90x calendar is that it corresponds with the 3 phases, so you know exactly where you are in your phase. On the back of the calendar it shows what exercises you should be doing in the phases, so if you can't remember the next workout you can just flip the page and find out, no matter what style of p90x you decide to do, Classic, Doubles or Lean, it shows all the workouts for each style. The only thing it doesn't do right now is give an opportunity to incorporate the new P90x plus. I hope this helped.

Monday, January 14, 2008

P90x Plus

So I know I already told you a little bit about P90x + but I wanted to go a little bit more in depth. P90x plus has amped up the muscle confusion so that you can continue to see results in your P90x workouts. It has some great new music and some wonderful routines to keep your body at its peak. There are five new workouts, Interval X Plus, Kenpo Cardio Plus, Upper Plus, Total Body Plus, and Abs/Core Plus.

Interval X Plus: This is not your standard cardio workout, this workout will propel you heart rate up and down with three different speeds. Recovery, medium and full-out will create dramatic changes in the shortest period of time. 40 Minutes

Kenpo Cardio Plus: This workout includes new moves that will continue to attack that stubborn fat the tries to stick around. You will also continue to learn self-defense moves that will build stamina, balance and agility. 40 minutes

Upper Plus: So this workout challenges what it says, the Upper body. Everything above the hips will be involved in this workout. Chest, back, biceps, triceps, and shoulders, in a complete synergistic P90X plus workout. This workout will challenge you so much you won't even be able to pick up your sandwich to eat it. 45 minutes

Total Body Plus: There is not much do describe this workout, only that after doing this total body workout, you will know why this routine is so good. You will have nothing left after this workout. Enjoy!

Abs/Core Plus: This new ab/core workout has 4 different positions (hanging, sitting, standing, and plank positions) to intensify the effectiveness to your abs and core. If you think a 6 pack is good, just wait to see how many packs you can get.

Friday, January 11, 2008

P90x muscle confusion

So I thought I would try explaining the P90x muscle confusion thing. As you can see on the graph to you left, muscles confusion boost your results. I know it is kind of faded but if you look closely you can see the "Plateau Affect." Basically what P90x does is when normal workouts tend to just flatten and quit being affective, P90x switches the workout routine up so your muscles can't get used to the routine. As a result you get quicker and better results. And now that they just came out with P90x Plus, you can add even more routines to your workout. I hope you like the picture.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hip Hop Abs

Well if you are not totally into P90x, there is another workout routine that is very popular and you might want to check it out. It is called Hip Hop Abs, it involves dance moves with exercise, so not only are you going to get a good workout, you will learn some cool hip hop moves. It works on your hip, buns, thighs, and of course your abs. With the DVDs you will also get a dance routine DVD, that you can go on the dance floor with.

P90x and P90x Plus

So if you have been doing P90x and you have done all the routines and you are looking for a new challenge, than take a look at P90x plus. P90x plus has four more DVDs that will push you to the limits.

Read more about the P90x workout: P90x