People often talk about the P90X DVDs and the kinds of benefits they can provide. By benefits, they mean a ripped, lean and muscular body. But, it also focuses on agility, flexibility, and cardiovascular health as well. These are just as important, even if they are not as apparent to the naked eye.
The term beach body opens is said in a baritone voice to open any workout and the term X-factor is stated often. The participants in the video have both, but they do not look like those labeled meatheads or someone who spends too much time at the gym. They look like typical people who decided to get in shape. This is encouraging.
The workout does take some time; usually about an hour and a half. However, it can be done at home by purchasing some relatively inexpensive equipment. So, travel time to the gym is eliminated. The only items necessary are dumbbells, resistance bands, and a pull-up bar. Many companies now provide ones that can be placed in a doorway or over a door. Most of the workout uses the weight of your own body to help build muscle.
The combination and diversity of weight lifting, cardio, yoga, plyometrics, and kickboxing give a full body workout that does not miss a single muscle and lets the user stretch those muscles. The focus is on a beach body and overall fitness, not on being able to bench press 300 pounds.
This is not to forget the ab-ripper X either which will hurt the first few times the user does it. But it gives you great results that are quickly visible when the fat begins to burn away. There is also a disc that focuses on core synergistics. Using both of these will give a person the strong middle that is so important.
All of these different types of workouts will keep your body moving and not allow it to hit the plateau that occurs with repetitive workouts. P90X also provides different levels and methods of doing each type of workout.
Each DVD has three or four participants that do various methods for each exercise, so the user always has choices on how to change it up. No one can get too comfortable. Changing it up every now and again will allow the user to feel the burn in a new way.
The workout is highly challenging, which is why it is recommended for people that already have an established base. This is not meant to discourage, but to encourage. Once a person has that base and begins this workout, it does not take long to begin to feel the changes. Marathon runners will find the cardio DVD challenging, but no one with a decent base will find it so difficult they cannot complete it.