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The Young Athlete's Guide to Maximizing Athletic Performance Through Proper Nutrition and Exercise
P90X is a program involving a variety of training techniques. The basic program, P90X Classic, is a set of 12 different routines that ranges from plyometrics to high-intensity push-up and pull-up routines. The main principle of P90X is to confuse the body by eliminating the muscle plateau that is common among all workout routines.
The workout system encourages pushing the body to the maximum breaking point throughout the entire workout duration. The workout schedule calls for 3 weeks of total committed exercise followed by 1 week of a less intense routine. The next level is harder than the previous scheduled with the same 3 weeks of total training and 1 week of relaxing. This is repeated for the next 90 days.
The 12 P90X Routines
Chest and Back
Shoulders and Arms
Legs and Back
Chest, Shoulders, and Triceps
Back and Biceps
Ab Ripper X
Along with the 12 DVD's, the P90X package comes with a 3-phase nutritional plan, the P90X fitness guide, and an extra DVD about how to get your P90X routine started. For only $120, it's a steal.
My Experience Doing the P90X Workouts
I have done P90X, and I have to say, it works! I went from an average athlete, to being one of the best athletes, among my peers. All of the routines are unbelievable. They are intense! I started at being able to do only 25 push ups, and now I can do 50+ push ups. I could only do 10 pull-ups when I started, and now I can do 20+ pull-ups easily. I had every muscle worked, even ones I didn't know I had.
P90X Plyometrics Workout
My favorite part of P90X is the plyometrics workout. Plyometrics is also known as jump training, and is one of the most intense workouts I have ever done. When I got P90X, I really wanted to try the plyometrics one, since I am crazy about plyo's. So I popped it in the DVD player and pushed play. The next day, my legs felt like noodles, but it was worth it for the long-term gain I achieved.
Not only have I done P90X myself, but I also shared my favorite workouts with my hockey team. During our off-ice training we did the P90X plyometrics routine and Ab Ripper X. After this intense ab ripping workout a lot of my teammates were asking if they could get a copy of all of these exercises. Having these exercises in your routine is a must.
P90X does not only focus on strength, but also quickness, agility, balance, coordination, and a lot more. P90X builds a phenomenal all around athlete.
What You Need to do the P90X Workout
All you need is a DVD player, a set of free weights or resistance bands, a chair, a mat, and a good attitude to go out and do the work. Some other equipment for the crazy people who are extreme, is a set of push up bars and a pull-up bar.
P90X really works you, it is the mother of all workouts. It is used by a lot of pro-athletes from all kinds of different sports. It is critical to your fitness that a program like P90X is in your workout routine.
Besides the basic P90X package, you can also get the P90X Plus Series which adds 5 more routines on 4 DVDs. I haven't tried that one yet, but I'll post a review when I do.
What are you waiting for? The first step to being one of the best athletes is right here.