P90X Tony Horton’s 90-Day Extreme Workout Review

The P90X Workout

 

P90X

 Tony Horton’s 90-Day Extreme Workout has somewhat of a reputation in the home fitness genre. Almost every new release is inevitably compared to the P90X program when judging its worthiness. The P90X Workout has been around for many years, and yet it still boasts an incredible amount of supporters that absolutely swear by it.

 

A 12 disc DVD program, the P90X is not a workout designed for beginners or those completely out of shape, but rather for those looking to get into better shape. This is an important distinction, as the P90X isn’t called the 90-Day Extreme workout for nothing. This is a challenging workout program, and those without a basic level of fitness or training will simply not be able to keep up. For those that can, there is still a lingering doubt as to whether a workout program like the P90X has stood the test of time.

 

With the health and fitness market constantly developing and changing, does Tony Horton’s P90X still measure up as a heavyweight, or is it past its prime?

 

Key Specs for P90X

  • RRP: $150.00
  • Number of DVDs: 12
  • Body Areas: Total body workout
  • Instructor: Tony Horton
  • Workout Length: 90 days

 

 

P90X: The Pros

 

 

Comprehensive Workout:P90X is a 12 disc DVD workout program that quite literally carefully and methodically works every muscle in your body over the course of 90 days. The workout is structured for constant variation, so you are constantly changing the focus of your exercises and the muscles that you are working.

 

There is no filler material here – each and every workout has a place and purpose, and is structured so that you don’t burn out by placing too much stress on any particular body parts. That being said, these are not easy workouts.

 

Don’t expect to jump straight in and be able to fly through the workouts first time without breaking a sweat. On the contrary, it is quite apparent at times that even Tony seems to be out of breath with some of the more taxing exercises. The thing to remember is that this is a whole body workout, and to pace yourself. You will see your strength, flexibility and fitness increase quickly, but it will take some time before you can master a majority of the exercises in the P90X workout.

 

Tony Horton: If ever there was the ideal personal trainer, it is Tony Horton. Tony is the perfect balance of firm and encouraging; strict and personable. Tony will subtly encourage you to keep going and to persevere, but at the same time his manner is reassuring and fair.

 

With many other home training programs, the presenter and instructor can be irritating and off-putting, but with the P90X Workout you find yourself striving to improve. Tony knows what he’s doing, and he inspires confidence.

 

The manner and style of the DVDs is professional and warm, and at no point does it feel cheap or tacky. Without Tony Horton at the forefront, there is no doubt that the P90X would not be as popular as it is today, and that is absolutely no reflection on the workout’s content.

 

Standalone Exercise Workout: With so many home training workout DVDs, the exercises are dependent on you having exercise machines, weights and other accessories to hand. The P90X Workout requires nothing but commitment and a positive attitude. In the P90X workout, the exercises are designed to use your own body’s weight against itself to work your core muscles into a sweaty heap. There is no need for any kind of accessories, meaning you can take the P90X Workout with you wherever you go!

 

While this is extremely convenient for many reasons, more than anything it shows how you can simplify exercise right down to the basics and come out with a comprehensive, challenging exercise workout that even the fittest of athletes will find tough.

 

 

 

P90X: The Cons

 

Fitness Test Suitability: As stated before, Tony Horton’s P90X Workout is not suitable for everyone. Helpfully, there is a fitness test that it is recommended you complete before buying the P90X DVD Program. The problem with this is that it’s not obviously stated that this pre-test is an absolute must! The P90X fitness test can tell you very simple whether the P90X Workout program is suitable for you, and there are many people that it is not suitable for. Therefore, it is somewhat annoying that this fitness test is not linked to the product at every sales page. You can find the fitness test very simply by searching for “P90X fitness test”, and it is highly advisable that you take that into account before buying.

 

Is the P90X, Tony Horton’s 90-Day Extreme Home Fitness Workout DVD Program Worth Buying?

 

While many workouts can quickly become dated, Tony Horton’s P90X 90-Day Extreme Home Fitness Workout has demonstrated staying power that others can only admire with jealously. The question at the start asked whether the P90X was past its prime, but like a fine wine, it just gets better with age. Although beginners and those with any kind of health problems should stay away, the P90X is still at the top of the pile for comprehensive home fitness DVD programs. The range of exercises are fantastic, the production superb, and the results simply cannot be denied. You will need to put in the effort for the P90X Workout to be effective, but if you do the rewards are just as impressive today as they were several years ago.

Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer

 

Workout for Busy People

 

Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer
Review

10 Minute Trainer - Tony Horton’s

Tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer DVD Program

When it comes to home training fitness programs, Tony Horton is somewhat of a legend. The creator of the ever popular Power 90 and P90X workout programs has many other fitness ventures to his name, including the 10 Minute Trainer.

The 10 Minute Trainer is exactly what it sounds like: a workout that is designed to work in only ten minutes a day. Created for busy professionals that struggle to find the 45 to 60 minutes a day that most home training programs require, the 10 Minute Trainer condenses a multitude of efficient body workouts in to ten minute bursts.

The idea is superb – almost anyone can find ten minutes in their busy day to dedicate to working out and improving their fitness. The question is whether the execution is as good as the idea. Tony Horton can do a lot of things, but can he make you fit in only ten minutes a day?

Key Specs for 10 Minute Trainer

RRP: $89.85
Number of DVDs: 2
Body Areas: Total body workout
Instructor: Tony Horton

10 Minute Trainer: The Pros

Efficiency: It should almost go without saying, but there are very few reputable micro workout DVDs available from trusted trainers. Tony Horton brings an immediate credibility to what many would consider an impossible task.

For busy professionals and those with families, the idea of dedicating several hours a week to working out is nothing less than laughable. The 10 Minute Trainer involves a series of ten minute exercise schedules that incorporate resistance bands and what Tony calls a “Super Stacking Technique” that doesn’t focus on individual muscle groups, but rather a whole body core workout that is ten minutes of intense exercise that will have you out of breath and feeling alive! With a selection of ten minute workouts that include lower body, whole body, cardio and yoga workouts, the 10 Minute Trainer certainly packs a punch.

Variety: One of the greatest benefits of the 10 Minute Trainer is that it can be fully modified to suit your particular needs, abilities and limitations. For example, many of the yoga stretches can be used in tandem with the other workouts as part of your warm up and cool down routine.

The workouts themselves are quite intense and challenging, but Tony does demonstrate modifications you can use to ease the stress. This allows you to work your way up to 100% on all of the workouts, and for most people this will be necessary. People who need a ten minute workout schedule are not likely to be in extremely good condition, so the modifications are an important aspect.

Additional Support: The 10 Minute Trainer is not simply a set of DVD workouts. Included in the pack is a resistance band, a cardio belt, a workout calendar, workout cards and a ten minute meals guide. The resistance band and cardio belt are important, as they are crucial to the effectiveness of the ten minute exercises. Again, these may be introduced as you progress and improve.

 

 

The workout calendar is not unique – you get something similar with many workout programs – but the workout cards are a nice touch. In keeping with the theme of time constraints, the workout cards can be taken with you on your travels or during your day so that you can always do a ten minute workout, even without your DVDs to hand!

Finally, the ten minute meals guide is extremely handy. Although not a comprehensive diet plan, the guide does give the user some very helpful tips on healthy eating and easy to prepare meals that will form an important part to your fitness plan.

10 Minute Trainer: The Cons

Suitability: The 10 Minute Trainer is always going to be popular for those who do not have much experience of home fitness training, and yet many of the instructions are fast and can be difficult to understand on first viewing. The workout might only take ten minutes, but it would not be difficult to dedicate a few minutes to fully explaining the techniques and fully demonstrating the modifications available so that complete newcomers might better find their pace.

Advertisements: When you pay decent money for a home training DVD product, you don’t expect to be greeted with advertisements after many of the workouts. This is an annoying feature, and it cheapens the overall feel of the training program. Tony Horton is a big enough name that advertisements should not be needed, as the 10 Minute Trainer will sell like hot cakes on the name alone.

Is the 10 Minute Trainer Worth Buying?

There is an inherent flaw in the 10 Minute Trainer by Tony Horton. A ten minute training schedule aimed at people who do not have the time for a full training DVD program will attract a lot of attention from people who have not worked out in some time. This should mean that the DVDs should be clearly explained, and any challenging techniques or exercises fully explained. This doesn’t happen, and it’s a rather disappointing oversight. Similarly, the inclusion of such regular advertisements on the workout DVDs really takes away from the glossy finished product you would expect from a Tony Horton product.

That all being said, the 10 Minute Trainer does work. If you are willing to commit to the system you will see results. No ten minute training program will give you the same results as a fully comprehensive workout program, but for ten minutes a day, the 10 Minute Trainer is extremely impressive.

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