Have you seen the beach body infomercials on TV? They have been running for at least a couple of years and are now rebranded as P90x. P90x is a workout system that is supposed to help you lose weight and gain muscle using a series of 12 different workouts that are tough, really tough and are constantly changing to lead your body to muscle confusion.
Muscle confusion os a good thing. What happens is that you body after lifting weights for even a short period of time will get use to the workouts and you will eventually stop making gains.
You need to change your weights, sets, exercises and anything else on a constant basis to confuse your muscles into making change. This is the basis of the no nonsense muscle building program that I reviewed a while ago.
How to Start P90X
To do P90x you need to order the package online or over the phone and it costs about $150 for the core system although there are a bunch of upgrades that you can buy.
The upgrades are mainly equipment for $100 or so and then of course they recommend their own supplements.
There is only a little bit of equipment which is nice so that you can do these workouts at home and not need to join a gym.
This means that you need to have motivation to continue after the first week is done and excuses start popping up.
There is a diet and nutrition component of P90x although I have not been able to find too much about this aspect of the P90x.
The P90X fitness package includes 12 workouts on video, plus a video presenting an overview of this system and a fitness guide to answer any further questions consumers may have.
The P90x product is advertised as helping people get ‘absolutely ripped in just 90 days’ and is essentially a system consisting of 12 different workouts available on either DVD or VHS that work different muscle groups and offer different types of exercises.
As mentioned, users of this program are also advised to incorporate supplements into their daily routines.
These include the Peak Recovery Formula, an after-workout drink that provides the ‘precise nutrients’ that the body demands for optimal results, and the Peak Health Formula, a multi-vitamin supplement that is intended to provide full support.