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P90x Review

July 8th, 2011

P90x Review

Power 90 Extreme, or more popularly known as P90X, is a 90 days rigorous fitness program. The plan works in conjunction with a dietary and nutrition plan and it intended to significantly improve the fitness level in 90 Days. The program was intended to be taken at the home. It was developed by Tony Horton.

P90X system was launched in the year of 2003 and is being provided by Beachbody.

The use of rigirous fitness program is not a new phenomenon. If you are an athelete or you participate in any state level programme, your couch is likely to put you through rigirous traing. What P90X system does it is that – it puts you on a systematic training that helps you in your physical fitness.

The nutrition is a part of the overall plan of the P90X. The ultimate goal is to let user know how proein and carbohydrate affect their bodies. This basically creates the awareness about the protien and the carbohydrate. The plan itself is broken into two parts. During the first part there is emphasis on more protien and less carbohydrate. The plan increases the intake of the carbohydrate in the second stage. The third stage becomes essentially a diet that is more intended for the atheletes diet. In this phase the deit becomes more carbohydrate based.

The P90X program is sold as a set of 12 DVD instruction suite.

You should notice that P90X plan to take the best of the east and west by combining yoga and strethching with strength traing, cadio and polymetrics. But this is not all of it. The P90X has a nutrition guide alongwith a fitness plan. The supplied DVD contains Horton as instructor. The DVD also have several fitness models who show how to do a particular execise.

The total programme cost is $119.85. When you purchase it, initially you are charged $39.95. You are provided a DVD. If you like to continue the programme, you are supplied with more DVD and additional charge is made.

The P90X is not for the beginners. It is for you if you want to really buid a body like professional. There are several positive reviews floating around the website. Readers are advised to be cautious about these, as some of these are written by the beachbody promoters themselves. The program will work, but it will also depend upon your drive. The DVDs and the instruction will definitely help. But it is you who are going to make it successful. And your drive is less, it is not clear how P90X DVD is going to help.

The set of the 12 DVDs are as follows

1. Chest & Back – Exercises related to the Chest and the Back.
2. Plyometrics – For Fast powerful movements
3. Shoulders & Arms – Helps building the muscle on Shoulder and Arms
4. Yoga X – This follows the tradional methods to supplement the Muscle building
5. Legs & Back – Helps in the musle building in legs
6. Kenpo X – Based upon Karate
7. X Stretch
8. Core Synergistics
9. Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps
10. Back & Biceps
11. Cardio X
12. Ab Ripper X

Insanity Workout Calendar

July 1st, 2011

The Insanity Workout Calendar is backed by a full 30 day money back Guarantee that if you’re not seeing exceptional results in 30 days or less you can send it back for your full refund. There pretty much is no excuse not to try the Insanity Workout Calendar so if you come up with an excuse or reason then you’re only cheating yourself.

Insanity Workout Calendar completes the hardest workout program ever put on DVD. Your personal trainer Shaun T will push you past your limits with 10 workout discs packed with plyometric drills on top of nonstop intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training moves. No equipment or weights needed. Just the will to get the hardest body you’ve ever had.
Ten Insanity Workout Calendar

Insanity Workout Calendar Dig Deeper & Fit Test: To start, Shaun will put your body to the test and see what you’re made of. (30 minutes)
• Plyometric Cardio Circuit: Burn fat with intervals of intense lower-body plyometrics and sweat-inducing cardio. (40 minutes)
• Cardio Power & Resistance: Build lean muscle and upper-body definition with strength-training and power moves. (40 minutes)
Insanity Workout Calendar Cardio Recovery & Max Recovery: Shaun goes easier on you once a week so you’ll be ready for the next round. (80 minutes)
• Pure Cardio & Abs: Nonstop, extreme cardio workout. (40 minutes)
• Cardio Abs: Do explosive intervals of cardio and core moves for rock-hard abs. (20 minutes)
Insanity Workout Calendar Core Cardio & Balance: This workout lets you take a break after month 1 and gear up for month 2. (40 minutes)
• Max Interval Circuit: With MAX Interval Training, this circuit is more intense than anything you’ve ever done before. (60 minutes)
Insanity Workout Calendar Max Interval Plyo: Push your legs ‘til they beg for mercy with power and plyometrics, all at your MAX. (55 minutes)
• Max Cardio Conditioning & Abs: Get pushed to your limit with this extreme cardio workout. (50 minutes)

Four Helpful Tools

• Elite Nutrition Plan: A meal plan specifically designed to fuel your body for these intense workouts.
• Fitness Guide: It’s short and to the point, with just the information you need.
Insanity Workout Calendar: Allows you to track your progress through month 1 and month 2, set workout goals, and stay motivated the whole time. Plus, the Fit Test Tracker tracks your results as you transform your body with round-the-clock access to fitness experts and peer support.

The Insanity Workout Calendar is not just your run of the mill workout exercise program. The Insanity Workout Calendar is a Guarantee. Guarantee that within 60 days your body will go through dramatic transformation. First of all let me explain to you a little more about this program.

Insanity Workout Calendar is not like every other Program and It’s because of its intensity that classifies it above the rest. The Insanity Workout introduced itself from the very beginning as being a hardcore workout but with that also comes dramatic and amazing results. This is a 60 day workout that requires you to work out every day and Push Mentally and physically through it. This Program mixes muscle confusion methods with plyometrics,cardio,and max interval training to deliver the Best possible results and Super Quick.

Interval training can cut exercise hours sharply

February 25th, 2010

People who complain they have no time to exercise may soon need another excuse. Some experts say intense exercise sessions could help people squeeze an entire week’s workout into less than an hour. Those regimens — also called interval training — were originally developed for Olympic athletes and thought to be too strenuous for normal people.

But in recent years, studies in older people and those with health problems suggest many more people might be able to handle it. If true, that could revolutionize how officials advise people to exercise — and save millions of people hours in the gym every week. It is also a smarter way to exercise, experts say.

High-intensity interval training is twice as effective as normal exercise,” said Jan Helgerud, an exercise expert at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. “This is like finding a new pill that works twice as well … we should immediately throw out the old way of exercising.”

Studies on intense training have been published in sports medicine journals and have largely been based on young, healthy people. Experts say more studies are needed on how older and less fit populations handle this type of exercise before it can be recommended more widely.

Intense interval training means working very hard for a few minutes, with rest periods between sets. Experts have mostly tested people running or biking, but other sports like rowing or swimming should also work.

Helgerud recommends people try four sessions lasting four minutes each, with three minutes of recovery time in between. Unless you’re an elite athlete, it shouldn’t be an all-out effort.

“You should be a little out of breath, but you shouldn’t have the obvious feeling of exhaustion,” Helgerud said.

In Britain and the U.S., officials recommend that people get about 2 1/2 hours each week of moderate exercise. Those guidelines target a mostly sedentary population and are intended to help with weight control and heart health, not boosting fitness levels, increasing strength or endurance.

Some experts have cautioned that ordinary people shouldn’t substitute their regular exercise routine for intense training.

“There isn’t enough evidence to say people should do one or the other,” said Gary O’Donovan, a sports and exercise expert at the University of Exeter. “Any bout of exercise has the potential to improve your blood pressure or lower your cholesterol, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be intense.”

Still, O’Donovan said more intense exercise would probably produce better benefits.

Helgerud says the time people spend in the gym could be slashed dramatically if they did interval training instead. He said officials have been too afraid of recommending intense training for fear it would be too much for some people.

“I’m much more afraid of people not exercising at all,” he said. “Inactivity is what’s killing us.”

When compared to people on a normal exercise routine, like jogging, research has shown those doing interval training can double their endurance, improve their oxygen use and strength by more than 10 percent and their speed by at least 5 percent. Even studies in the elderly and in heart patients found they had better oxygen use and fitness after doing interval training.

Still, experts advise people to consult a doctor before starting any fitness program.

For Adamson Nicholls, a 36-year-old Londoner and martial arts enthusiast, interval training is a way to boost his endurance so he can outlast sparring opponents. “It’s a shortcut to explosive fitness,” he said, adding the training resulted in snappier and heavier punches.

Using interval training, Nicholls got into top shape last year in about six weeks with weekly 45-minute sessions. He estimates the same level would have taken about three months via regular training.

Experts say that’s because intense bursts of activity are precisely what the body needs to build stronger muscles. Traditional workouts lasting an hour or more simply don’t push the body enough.

“A lot of the (benefits) from exercise are due to a stress response,” said Stephen Bailey, a sports sciences expert at the University of Exeter. “If you disturb your muscles, there’s an imbalance created and your body will start signaling pathways that result in adjustments.”

Bailey said intense bursts of exercise help the body to convert one type of muscle fiber into another type that uses oxygen more efficiently and is capable of exercising a lot longer. Even though interval training only takes a few minutes, its effects last for hours.

“You’ve exercised at such a high intensity that you’re going to create a massive disturbance in your muscles,” Bailey said.

That creates a higher metabolism for several hours afterward, which the body will bring down by burning fat and carbohydrates.

“This is definitely the way forward to save time on your exercise,” Nicholls said. “The results are worth it.”