Rated 5 out of 5 by clama37 P90X is second to none!
I am trying to explain to my colleagues at work about P90X, it seems like they don’t get it. If you would like to succeed in you private and personal life this is the program you need. I am now on my 62 days, lost 14 pound and I am stronger then ever. I woke up every morning at 6am to do P90X and I never missed a workout. I am 37 years old and I feel like 25!
June 2, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by SoccerNSoftware Great Workouts, but timeconsuming.
The strength workouts are great. The ab workout is outstanding, however you will eventually want to add some variation with some of Tony Horton's other ab workouts (like 1 on 1). For people who are not in good shape, or who have only been doing cardio (which was my case) the workouts can be difficult to get through for a few weeks, and some moves will require modification for some time. I added 2 weeks to the beginning of the program, because that is how long it took me to start to be able to make it through the entire workout video. After 2 rounds I still have to modify the pull-ups by the end of the workout.
Tony makes it fun. If I had the money and lived in Cal, he'd be my personal trainer, without a doubt. I had already lost most of my excess weight before starting the program (45lbs) but P90X helped me add some muscle and get that lean-tone 'beachbody' look.
There are some complaints that this workout is nothing new, and nothing bodybuilders haven't been doing already. I can't disagree, as workout variation was something we did 15 years ago in high-school sport programs, however it is the first time I've seen a full at-home video workout program I can do with going to the gym. And having Tony push things along forces you to really move. I don't get as good a workout when I have to go to the gym without Tony moving things along as his quick pace with little down-time.
Cons: Its time-consuming. The videos are at minimum an hour, the yoga is a full 90 mins, though I have to say I love the yoga video. The P90X+ and 1 on 1 videos are a bit shorter, but can still take an hour with start-up and cool-down time. I have a wife and young child, and without the leeway I get to be a bit late in the morning to work I don't know how I'd be able to fit this program in to my schedule. Another pro and con is that its hard. Really hard. Some moves still can require modification even after 90 days, and the pace can make you light-headed. This is a good thing in my opinion, but for people with less will-power or drive, the difficulty can be a deal breaker I think, which is why I see some other people I know only last a week or two before they give up. Another con is the cardio. The Kenpo is boring to me and the kenpo and cardio barely make me break a sweat. Now I started P90X after I had trained a few months for a local 8k, so I was in pretty good condition, at least in terms of endurance. This may be the reason, but I've heard others make the same complaints. I switched those two programs for other various cardio instead, like running, interval running, or cycling. I try to keep a pace to wear me out within 20-25 mins. I also wish the core workout added more difficulty, its also a little boring.
October 1, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Oswald Great Routine!
I've done P90X multiple times, the first couple times I got great results, getting into great shape, and toned, after a while I modified it and gained around 10 pounds of muscle, great routine, and very versatile!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lousie4 Amazzzzing
I have always loved workout and being fit, but it was getting so old going the gym and doing the same workouts. My body was already lean and somewhat fit but I just wanted a little extra muscle and keep my lean body. I altered my P90X workout plan to 5 days a week instead of 7, and just made my own schedule changing it up from week to week. This worked for me because I didn't necessarily have any weight to lose, I just wanted to have lean muscle and maintain. I started the workouts wanting to just maintain but the results were so much more, I never knew my body could look and feel this good! Love the workouts and will never go back to the stinky gyms again. Results are AMAZING!!!! I recommend this for everyone no matter what you are trying to achieve!
December 4, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
by ddyer This one makes you work
I'm 62 years old, and have been routinely exercising since college. I'm small at 5'7" and weigh around 135, so weight loss was not a main concern. I've mostly been a runner, but I've wanted to develop more upper body strength without the muscle-bound look. This routine gives me the ability to choose more repetitions to meet my slim build. I've now been doing P90X for seven years. After about 2 years I developed a program to include my trusty exercise bike and elliptical machine once every three days. I exercise from 5 to 7 days a week. I write down all my weights and repetitions on a log sheet. About six months into the routine I was sleeping with my head on my bicep and the bicep felt like a larger "pillow" to me. But the true results are what I can do. In "Legs and Back" I do up to 119 pull-ups in an hour. I originally thought "Ab Ripper" was impossible to do straight through. Now, it's more of an "inconvenience" that I've learned to love and hate. There are still parts of Yoga I cannot quite do, but I've raised my weights and repetitions on everything. Being retired, I have plenty of time to do this most mornings. I've transferred the DVD's to my tablet computer and even do the routine on cruise ships in a corner of the exercise room. I've found that little hotel exercise rooms give me many of the props I need while traveling. I play pickleball (look it up) for hours on most days. I get lots of complements on my speed and tireless energy. My kids think I'll live to be a hundred (at least). And I bring home the Senior Olympic medals in everything from pickleball to running.
November 24, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BradNeely1973 life changing
in my review of this product is superb. i love the way Tony tells and explains every workout and he always lets you know that its your body listen to it. do not over due it cause you could hurt yourself. I started P90X on Monday 11/17/2013. i'm pretty sore but i' working through it and not damaging my body. i quit smoking on Sunday 11/16/2013. There was no way you can do this workout if you smoke. Three days later my lung capacity is improving a little and my heart and mind is set to never smoke or do anything thats gonna harm my body anymore. My body is my temple. Tony, maybe when i get to where i need to be i can maybe come on the show or be in a video, i would even do it for free. lol
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bart If you can commit you will succeed
I started the program about 3 years ago. I was 21, female,, 5ft2 and 170 pounds.after three months i lost 20 pounds. I didn't get to my goal of 130 because I didn't have a proper diet nor did i do the program 6 days a week, more like 4 to 5. I'm now to this day 148 pounds and not gaining or losing. I'm starting p90x again finally tomorrow after all this time and willl post my results as i now have the motivation to stay on a strict diet and plan for the next 90 days. this program works. if you're like me and get home at 5pm, no kids, no pets, and have all night to your self there's no problem doing an hour or so every night. and the burn from the plyometrics feels so good the next day, you have no idea!
November 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Very satisfied with product
I just started my 2nd go-around as completed 1st 90 days back in Jan-Mar 2013. I am 52 years old & still very active & eat good most of the time but still like my pizza, wings, cookies & steak on a moderate basis thus I may not get the FULL impact which would inlude your nutrition plan. I actually gained a few lbs (muscle) after the 1st 90 days as the shirts did get a little tighter. I'm usually 2 days on 1 day off (same for non-p90X workouts). Did feel stronger in core but not a real big difference in my stomach though always completed the Ab-ripper X at the end of several of the Discs though most likely due to my diet!. Is no more time consuming than going to the Gym or an hour long bike ride plus you get a FULL body workout. I could not believe I made it through the 1:30 Joga disc my 1st time! As someone who has worked out for over 30 years, I can definitly vouche for the P90X & am glad I made the purchase!
October 31, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by P90Beginner For smokers ?
I smoke cigarette everyday. Is it problem for doing these exercises ?
October 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dan Decide. Commit. Succeed.
Purchased the product in the fall of 2010.
I felt out of shape and also wanted to shed a few pounds. My husband and I decided to purchase this product as we could do it together at home (it's much more motivating to do it together). No need to go to a gym. It's an excellent product - if you follow the nutrition plan and the workout schedule. I can assure you that you will not be hungry !
The most difficult part about this program is that you need to commit to at least one hour per day: If you are ready to decide and commit then you will succeed! One hour to one hour and a half per day + follow the meal plan.
It's now October 2013 and we are still using the workout videos and the recipes from the meal plan. Our teen kids are also using the videos for workouts.
I believe the before and after photos on the website are real, as I did see a major change in my fitness level (and my husbands!)
October 20, 2013