P90x

With the success of p90x, it was only a matter of time before Beachbody was going to make a new brand of p90x to supplement the workouts that already exist in p90x.  The P90x+ set is made up of 5 new workouts, which are more complicated and at times much harder than the original p90x workouts, and follows a schedule where you rotate p90x+ DVD's in and out of a normal p90x schedule.  If I were to sum up the p90x+ workouts, they are more challenging, although shorter than p90x workouts, and tend to all be extensions of Tony's love for Core Synergistics.  There is rarely a move in any of the DVD's that is simple, weighted exercise that isolates one muscle group - there are a lot of compound moves, or weighted moves that require core balances, etc.  For example, while you rarely do standard pull-ups, you will find that you are doing exercises that start on the pull-up bar, and then end up on the floor with pushups, or isometric moves requiring grip and back strength while hanging on the pull-up bar. Overall, the workouts are fun, fast-paced, challenging, and a great change of pace from p90x.  However, if you are looking to build muscle and do traditional weight lifting exercises, you may not love the compound moves of p90x+.

P90x is in many ways the most complete, total body workout system ever created, and that isn't an exaggeration.  While none of the workout concepts are groundbreaking and you can perform most of the exercises at the gym with a good amount of homework, there isn't a more tightly organized and compact package on the market that can do what p90x does.  Led by celebrity fitness trainer Tony Horton, p90x is a proven system that will help you lose weight and increase your upper body strength, leg strength, speed and agility, balance, and flexibility.  Containing fast paced and non-repetitive strength workouts based on body resistance (push-ups and pull-ups) and dumbbell exercises, plyometrics, yoga, kenpo karate, and core work, p90x is made up of 12 diverse workout DVD's that are put into sequence 6-7 days a week for 90 straight days.  Each DVD is approximately 60 minutes. Complete with a nutrition plan and guide book, you have everything you need to get started immediately.  The workout is certainly advanced, but because many of the moves have modifications built into them and these mod's are clearly demonstrated on the video, this workout program can work for a lot of people of various physical fitness.  If you have any doubts, consult your doctor beforehand.