Thursday, November 06, 2008

P90x Reviews - Chest and Back

P90x Chest and Back is the first workout you will be doing in your P90x workout routine.  The workout takes around 53 minutes, but right after you are done do not get to comfortable because P90x Ab Ripper is right after it.  This workout is a good way to start,  it works out two of the largest set of group muscles you have in your body right away, so it gives you a good outlook on how the rest of the DVD's are going to be like.  You will definitely struggle during this workout.  It is designed to push you to your limits, so if you feel queasy afterward don't worry because it is pretty normal.  During this P90x chest and back workout, you will have to do a variety of push-ups.  It is very important that you learn the proper way to do these push-ups so you can avoid injury.  It is crucial when doing a push-up you flex your Glute muscles(aka butt muscles), tighten your abs, and make sure to keep your head and neck aligned with your spine.  Always try to perform as many reps as possible with correct form.  With this work out, you will also need a P90x chin up bar and/or resistance bands.  I like to have both, it is just way more convenient to have both.  There are 12 different workouts in the session, I know it does not seem like a lot, but trust me you are going to want to pace yourself, because you will literally be doing push ups and pulls up for almost an hour, and you will be surprised how long an hour can feel.  But rewards are great, so go for it and do not give up.

For more info about P90x workout as a whole, you can read my post on it!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Px90 aka: P90x

P90x has been one of the most talked about; one of the most hyped home workout systems out there for the past year and a half, but is it affective? Is it really worth all the hype that it is getting? Well, personally I have found that it is worth all the hype, you start to see results even in the first two weeks. P90x will help you become more flexible, stronger, toned and healthier. So how does it do it? What does p90x have that all the other workouts do not have?

First of all P90x or Px90 is a 90 day workout plan, and that is where it already differs from most home workout competition. Usually when you buy a home workout DVD it does not plan for your next three months of workouts, it usually gives you a few workouts to do whenever. But P90x plans it all out for you with 12 different workout discs. Each disc is about and hour to an hour and half long, so you are definitely getting a great workout. Your heart will be pumping, your lungs will be bursting and your muscles will get stronger and stretched. Each P90x DVD targets a different body section, so you are not over working a certain area and it allows your muscles to recover before your next workout. You will need to make sure that you pace yourself when you first start, because it will help you mentally and help avoid injury.

Besides P90x having 12 great workouts, what else does it provide that is different from the rest of the competition. P90x has introduced a term called muscle confusion; now the idea of muscles confusion has actually been around and tested for awhile with personal trainers at gyms. Personal trainers realize that your muscles have memory and can get accustomed to a workout, resulting in a down and frustrated period when little results are achieved, so the personal trainer will have you switch your workout up. P90x has taken this concept and applied to your P90x workout plan, so that you will always be achieving results and do not experience a plateau in your workout. Pretty much any other home workout DVD’s that you see with this concept can thank P90x for first coming out with it.

Another thing that P90x has led out with that you will probably start seeing more of in every home workout system is a nutrition guide. It pretty much lays it all out for you, what to eat with the three phases of your P90x workouts. It will teach you what to eat so you can get the most energy out of your body so you can get the most out of your workouts. P90x also provides other accessories so you can boost your workout. There is a P90x chin up bar, push up stands, P90x recovery formula and vitamins. Px90 has really thought everything out for you, all you need to do is stick with the plan and you will see results and experience a healthy lifestyle.