Firstly, welcome to my review site: Does P90X Work? – I’m Toby. Thank you for visiting this site, I started it because of all the talk about the home exercise program called Power 90 Extreme, now commonly known as P90X.
I guess I really wanted to check it out because even though I have never been seriously overweight, I had started to get a bit out of shape. Also, even though I was doing some moderate exercise quite regularly, I’d started to grow a small set of love handles. This had never happened to me before, and I have to say that I didn’t like it one little bit! I suppose the fact that as I was approaching middle age, had a lot to do with it. Anyway, I decided that enough was enough. I decided that I didn’t want to watch my body just age and deteriorate any more. So, with a new found spring in my step, I set out to find a good home workout system that could really transform my body and my fitness level.
While conducting research, one of the main workout programs that seem to be the topic of a lot of discussion, was P90X. So, naturally, I wanted to know, does P90X work? It seemed that on the internet, many other people were also wanting to know; does P90X work? In order to find out the answer to this question I have conducted some research, in order to see if this muscle building, workout program really hits the mark.
It’s called P 90 X (commonly mis-spelled as PX90) because it is a 90 day workout, claiming to transform your body and fitness level in just 3 months. It consists of 12 DVDs packed with step-by-step exercise instructions, combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.
Anyway, I wanted to know; What’s all the fuss about this particular product? Does P90X work for real? So, I made sure I carried out good research, and I will share my findings with you, here. Just click on the links to find out more.
Warning – read this before you buy P90X
One important thing you should know, is the fact that you will need some exercise equipment in order to use P90X. It is a home workout system, so you won’t have the access to the equipment that you would have if you had a gym membership, but fortunately the list is very small.
As P90X is essentially a DVD workout program, you will need a TV and a DVD Player.
Your home will also need to be furnished with either a Stool or Chair.
Other items include a Pull-up Bar that you will need to fit within the top of a door frame or other suitable place, and either a pair of Dumbbells or Resistance Bands. I much prefer dumbbells that have detachable weights over resistance bands or fixed molded dumbbells. They will allow you to increase the weight as your strength increases as you progress through the program.
Before you even start the program, there is a fitness test (see below) that requires you to use a Heart Rate monitor, which is also required for the actual P90X program.
As many of the exercises require you to lay on the floor, I highly advise using a Yoga Mat, also known as an Exercise Mat or Floor Mat.
Yoga Blocks will also come in handy. They are rectangular in shape and are mostly made of foam. Yoga practitioners use them to sit on, and they are also useful for raising your hands above floor level while executing more challenging postures.
Pushup Bars (or Pushup Handles) are designed to raise your hands slightly above floor level while doing pushups. They also give your hands something to grip, instead of having to be pressed flat against the floor. You will also find these useful.
Other important information
Also, it is important that you know certain things about P90X. Firstly, I can help you get P90X at the right price, and to avoid being sold a fake imitation of the product. That’s right, there are actually fakes out there, and people have bought them – just like you. I will help you avoid this pit-fall. Also I can explain why you shouldn’t even buy a genuine copy of P90X from the wrong place.
Also, did you know that there is a fitness test, and that if you don’t pass it, you might not be able to get through the program!