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 Nico's Daddy Motivational, Great Results, and Fun!
I purchased 90x in 2008, worked it for all of 2 weeks and shelved it. Then last year, I saw a picture of myself with my friends on our annual golf outing and was appalled at what I saw. For someone that has always been very athletic, one of the fittest guys on any team I declared it time to change what I had let happened to me in the last three years. I decided to dust off the DVD's and make the lifestyle change. My wife thought I was obsessed, well I was and still am! I made it through the doubles workout, lost 14.5 lbs. and my strength and endurance has gone through the roof! It's been six months and I'm still going strong with the workouts, all my friends have noticed, but most importantly, I feel healthy and fit and competing the guys 20 years younger than me! Thanks!
May 21, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tomin8r Easier said than done.. but so worth doing!
I have had P90X for about 5 years now. It is, without a doubt, the best workout program I have encountered. I have tried some others, but this is the most intense YET reasonable workout program. The time commitment is an average of a little over an hour a day. That is substantial for a busy professional who works 10 hours a day, plus commutes another 2 hours. But I have reaped the benefits. The nutrition plan is very clear and easy to follow. Unfortunately for a picky eater like me, it does not offer enough options/variety so had to improvise and/or cheat from time to time.
May 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Houston Worth it
This is a really great program, especially after you get through the first month. At that point some of the workouts get easier to complete without modification (especially in the lean program) and you really start to see results.
My main problem is simply the time required for the program. I'm just out of college and work pretty heavy hours at work with some travel, so there are some days where I'll leave my house at 8 and not get back till 10. This can make devoting an hour and a half to the program difficult to maintain every single day, so I haven't been able to get in every workout on time. Even with this though, I'm in the best shape I've been in years and think the costs are minimal compared to the benefits.
Main takeaways: do the X Stretch day (don't skip it to rest, you'll regret it), stick with the yoga (personally I find this one to be the most difficult), and use the recovery drink. Don't beat yourself up too much if you can't stick to the diet plan: again, finding ways to eat 50% of your calories from protein is sometimes impossible when you travel and work a lot. Even just sticking to the program with a handful of delays will give you crazy results. Love P90X.
May 18, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by CallOnRo Best workout program out there
This workout incorporates everything. I had never tried yoga before and hated it when I started this program, but it is officially my favorite. The strength I have gained, the inches I have lost, the confidence I now have is PRICELESS.
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SBurris 61 year old woman inspired to keep at it!
I am a 61-year old woman with a heavy work schedule and I had been quite sedentary for a while. My son turned me on to this program. I was a little nervous to begin, but together with learning to run, it has made all the difference! I cannot get to it every day and sometimes I only have time to finish 1/2 the workout before cooling down. I get up at 5 AM to do this, and already have added muscle that I never thought I would see! It is the first program ever which has inspired me to keep coming back for the last 4 months! I have lost 22 pounds and have gained 2 muscle inches on my biceps!!! My skinny spindly little legs are getting stronger! My goal is to live a very long time with robust health and under my own steam, and to set an example for my children and grandchildren and younger family members in their own health care. Thanks for this!
May 11, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BravesFan66 Unbelievable Results
I'm 46 years old and wanted a new physical challenge (I have been a runner since my teens#. I ordered the p90x program in February of 2013 and, honestly, the results have been more extreme and have come faster than I could've imagined. I have followed the dietary program #but not perfectly# and I've dropped to under 170 pounds #from the mid-180s) for the first time since high school. It's the best, most effecient exercise program I've ever tried. And you can buy the entire program for less than the cost of one month of a Crossfit Gym. The only drawback I could discern is that the program requires a high level of commitment, which may negatively affect those w/ kids or demanding jobs. Otherwise, it's a no-brainer.
May 3, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by tdcuda71 Should offer a meal planner/ grocery list on there web site as part of the nutrition plan.
April 30, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by LJenkins1 Worth every minute
This program is pretty tough and if someone starts this right off of the couch it will be extremely difficult to make it or even stick with it. I thought I was in decent shape but really need to tone up and it still kicked my butt. I stuck with it and didn't miss a day and I lost 32 pounds in the first round of P90X Classic doing the Fat Shredder nutrition program. I am now finishing up week 2 of the second round of P90X. I highly recommend the program in its entirety. While the products like Shakeology and the Results/Recovery products are not cheap they fit right in with the program and give you the results you want to see...if you push play and stick with the nutrition. I love the workouts and have not missed a single day but understand that 80% or better of the program results come in the kitchen. The program as a whole is addictive. After this round I will look at P90X2
April 26, 2013