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May 302011
 

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair) – $549.00

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

After a lot of consideration, I ended up purchasing these weights to use with P90X Extreme Home Fitness Workout Program – 13 DVDs, Nutrition Guide, Exercise Planner. The program calls for a lot of different weights, and I was tired of leaving 8 different dumbbells lying around on the floor of my den. After using these for roughly three months, I am very pleased with them, and with a few exceptions, they work great for P90X.

CONSTRUCTION/DESIGN- As of 2/16/10, the model being sold on Amazon is the 2009 model, which came out in September 2008 and is the most current model available. There is no 2010 model, despite what many third party sellers claim (I have confirmed this with Nautilus). I have uploaded pictures of the version Amazon is selling, which comes with a black base plate. Amazon has lumped the reviews from the 2008 model in with this 2009 model, so read the reviews carefully. The 2009 model eliminates many of the complaints of the 2008, most specifically, it uses metal tabs on the weight plates to lock them in place. Construction is solid and it is very unlikely these will break. Although unlike traditional dumbbells, you can’t drop these on the ground after a set. They are fairly sturdy, but I would be very nervous about dropping these from any height over about 5″. The handle is ergonomic to fit the palm of your hand and the grip feels good and natural during lifting. The handle is thicker than a dumbbell and I prefer it to the thinner dumbbell handles.

The weights have a dial on the end of them that you turn to select the desired weight. If you select 10lbs, it will then lock in the two weight plates to make 10 lbs, and release everything else; so when you pick up the weights, you get 10 lbs and all the other weights are left in the base plate. When done, you put the weights back in the base plate. This works very well, with the exception of it “catching” occasionally if the weight plates shift a little bit. This happens maybe 1/100 times or so though and isn’t a big problem. You just jiggle the weights a bit until it locks. The nice thing about this design, is that the two ends of the dumbbell don’t have to be the same weight. You can set the dial to 10lbs on one end and 30 lbs on the other. This will effectively put 5lbs on one end of the bar and 15lbs on the other. I don’t do this often, but it can lead to more variation in exercises, and I occasionally do it for tricep workouts or hammer curls. When lifting, the weights feel very sturdy. The plates are firmly locked onto the handle. There is no shaking or movement of the plates at all, and they don’t feel much different than dumbbells.

PRICE – I definitely do not think these are worth the suggested retail price, but then again, I have never seen them sold for anything close to that. While they may seem expensive, if you calculate the cost of a large range of dumbbells (which typically sell for $1 per pound), these are a very favorable comparison. Just two 35lb dumbbells are going to cost you at least $50 (closer to $70 if new).

USE WITH P90X – I originally did P90X with dumbbells. I had three different dumbbells, which just isn’t enough for the variety of exercises used in that program. If money and space is no object, I would recommend a full dumbbell set over these, as dumbbells are better for the exercises. But for most people that just isn’t practical. I hate pulling out and storing even three sets of dumbbells every other day to workout. The SelectTechs look so good that I just leave them in my den year round.

The main advantages the SelectTechs have with P90X is the ability to select smaller weight increment, and being able to make weight changes quickly. Before these I owned a set of 10s, 15s, and 25s, which isn’t enough variety. Going up from 15 to 25 on bicep curls is a very big jump for me was too light, 25 was too heavy, and my form was terrible because I was struggling with the weight. With the SelectTechs, I could go to 17.5, then 20, then 22.5, then finally to 25. being able to go from 10lbs to 12.5 on tricep exercises, rather than 10lbs to 15 helps significantly. The other advantage is to quickly change weight increments. With P90X, you have about 15-30 seconds to set up for the next exercise. 5-10 seconds is all the time I needed to change the four dials on the SelectTechs and get a new weight.

CONS – The real problem with these weights is the length. I had no real problem with the width, which is very manageable, but the dumbbells are 16″ long. This can cause a problem with some of the P90X exercises. There are maybe 7-8 exercises during the entire program that are awkward to do because of the length of the dumbbells. There are about 2-3 exercises that are very awkward to do (to the point that I actually switch to my dumbbells for these). Congdon Curls and Flip Grip Twist Kickback (tricep exercise) are two that I can think of off-hand that are difficult to do. You can ultimately make it work, but it’s going to feel a little funny as you try to hold the weights out far enough to clear each other or your chest. This isn’t enough of an issue that it would discourage me from buying them again.

I originally debated between getting these and the Bowflex SelectTech 1090 Single Dumbbell, since I was worried 52.5 pounds wouldn’t be enough. Even though there are a few exercises where you could eventually need more than 52.5 pounds (heavy pants and lawnmowers come to mind), I really think this is enough weight for 90% of the people who will be doing P90X. And as Tony says, if you don’t have heavy enough weight, you can always add reps. I would not buy the 1090s (which go up to 90 lbs) for P90X because I think the length of those, which is even bigger than the 552s), would just be too unwieldy for many of the exercises.

The SelectTechs did come with a short DVD that shows you some workouts specifically designed for these dumbbells and how to use them. I did find this beneficial since it gave me some tips that I didn’t know about lifting. Optionally, I bought the Bowflex SelectTech 552 / 1090 Dumbbell Stand to use with these. It looks great, but I’m not sure I would buy it again. If you don’t care about looks, the box the SelectTechs are shipped in makes a great stand on it’s own and is very sturdy.

More Details

  • Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 pounds; adjusts in 2.5-pound increments up to the first 25 pounds
  • Lets you rapidly switch from one exercise to the next
  • Combines 15 sets of weights into one, using a unique dial system
  • Eliminates the need for multiple dumbbells cluttering your workout space
  • Five-year warranty on weight plates, two-year warranty on parts

Dial up results! The power of 30 standard dumbbells is in these redesigned SelectTech Dumbbells by Bowflex. Each dumbbell adjusts from 5 to 52.5 lbs., allowing you to build strength, loose weight and feel great! Compact and durable.

If you want to get a good strength workout at home, but don’t have much space, the Bowflex 552 SelectTech Dumbbells are an ideal solution. Newly designed, the innovative pair of 552 SelectTech Dumbbells combines 15 sets of weights into one using a unique dial system. It’s one of the most space-efficient and flexible strength-training options available with its unique and effective design. With just the turn of a dial, you can automatically change your resistance on each dumbbell from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds of weight. It adjusts in 2.5-pound increments (up to 25 pounds), enabling you to gradually increase your strength without bulking up.

Specifications:

    Change the dumbbell’s weight with just the turn of a dial.

    The SelectTech 552 dumbbells adjust from 5 pounds all the way up to 52.5 pounds of weight.

  • Weight Range: 5 to 52.5 lbs (2.27 to 23.8 kg) for each dumbbell
  • Exercises Available: 30+
  • Weight Settings: 15
  • Weight Settings in pounds: 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, and 52.5 pounds
  • Dumbbell Dimensions (Each): 15.75 inches long by 8 inches wide by 9 inches tall
  • Weight (Each): 52.5 pounds / 23.8 kg

Leg Exercises:

  • Wide squats
  • Calf raises
  • Stationary lunges
  • Stiff-leg dead lift
  • Reverse lunge
  • Side lunge

Back Exercises:

  • Alternating rows
  • Wide row
  • Dead lift

Chest Exercises:

  • Flat chest press
  • Incline chest press
  • Flat fly
  • Incline fly
  • Decline chest press

Abdominal Exercises:

  • Ab crunch
  • Reverse crunch
  • Lying trunk rotation
  • Twisting side crunch
  • Lying leg raise

Arm Exercises:

  • Standing curls
  • Concentration curls
  • Incline bench curls
  • Scott curls
  • Overhead triceps extension
  • Triceps kickback
  • Lying triceps extension
  • Hammer curls

Shoulder Exercises:

  • Standing shoulder press
  • Lateral raise
  • Seated overhead press
  • Front raise
  • Rear delt row
  • Shrugs

Manufacturer’s Warranty
Two-year limited warranty on all parts; five-year warranty on weight plates; one-year warranty on labor

Bowflex SelectTech 552 Adjustable Dumbbells (Pair)

A Brazil Butt Lift From A Workout Routine Not Surgery : Healthy diet : Heart healthy diet.

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Apr 262011
 

Many have scoured the internet in search of ways to make their bodies look better. The most widely searched term for body improvement is the breast lift or augmentation that always comes from the use of surgery. In addition the rise of the Brazil Butt lift has gained in popularity, yet many wonder what a Brazil butt lift is and what makes it different from a traditional non Brazil butt lift.

When considering what a butt lift is it all have to give much thought to figure it out, and generally would involve a surgical procedure that raises the butt muscles up so that the sagging late at night staring in the mirror typical butt is no more. Many that research getting a butt lift are concerned with the fact that it is a surgical procedure one involves much time and can of course become dangerous. Granted there are those that really have no issue with surgery to enhance appearance, as today we have a wide array of procedures from Botox, facelifts, breast augmentations, liposuction, to tummy tucks which seem to have become the norm.

If you find your self squirming in your chair at the idea of a doctor opening your butt cheeks up and reshuffling the muscles all for the vain attempt at making your butt look a little better you might be better suited for something else. The other option the Brazil Butt Lift is a new home workout designed to lift your butt all from the exercising comfort of your own home.

The Brazil butt lift workout routine was created by Leandro Carvalho trainer to Victoria secrets models and other famous individuals that need to have a tight, toned toosh. Brazil butt lift is a unique workout because it focuses in on one area of the body and is designed to bring results to that area. The butt however unlike other areas of the body that require surgery to increase their appearance is unique because of the many muscles that make it up that can be toned and shaped through exercise.

Most exercise programs today are created to get your entire body fit or if they happen to be specific to an area of your body they focus on the midsection and abdominal area related exercises. Brazil Butt lift is unique in that it really is the only workout program that battles the “surgery is the best” idea that doctors promote as the only means of turning that old saggy looking butt into the super model toosh you really are after.

The Brazil Butt lift exercise program uses a series of exercises over the program period that focuses in on the several muscles that when combined are considered to be the buttocks. Where the program is unique is that it allows the exerciser to never over exercise a particular muscle or area as doing so would lead to an over build up of muscle mass in one particular area leaving the participant with a bulky overly lifted butt versus a nice tone lifted butt which is really what your after.

The core of the exercise workout program is made up of many DVDs that outline the different moves to help you get a lifted butt however in addition to these DVDs you’re also given tools that will help in this process. Two of the most important tools that come with the program are the nutrition guide and meal plan, even though the Brazil butt lift program is not a total body weight loss program eating right is still very much an essential part of getting results. With nutritious eating habits your butt will be affected in a positive way and would yield results quickly.

Many have been fleeing from surgical methods used by many doctors providing ways to help increase one’s appearance and flocking to exercise driven methods. There are countless benefits to avoiding surgeries that are not essential and they go way beyond the obvious benefits of just keeping yourself from being cut open. A program like the Brazil butt lift can really take care of two problems with one solution the first being the avoidance of surgery and the second being a way to reshape a particular area of your body. Anyone seriously considering surgery as a means to lift their butt should think twice and seriously consider the Brazil butt lift as an option.

If getting a butt lift is something you have been considering why not consider workout routines as an alternative to surgery? The Brazil Butt Lift home workout routine has been proven to yield results as good if not better than any surgery while being safer and costing much less.

To Keep Your Rockin Body These 5 Cocktails Are A Must | Healthy foods :- Weight loss.

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Apr 212011
 

The day will come when you’re right in the middle of your weight loss program and all of your friends want to go out drinking one night. You will be faced with a decision, whether to indulge and possibly be set back several weeks or to be wise about what it is you’re going to drink. The following article will give you the five best cocktails to drink while you’re trying to lose weight or in a serious workout routine. This article is not dedicated to all the reasons why you should not drink as there has already been much written on that subject. Rather it will focus on the drinks that have the lowest calorie and sugar content and therefore be your best choices.

The truth of the matter is that when you have too much to drink you know you’ve done damage by means of a hangover. What’s unfortunate is that when this happens the most typical remedy is a greasy calorie rich meal that is probably the last thing that you need. But being realistic you know that you can have a drink from time to time, after all it does have a tendency to lift your spirits and get rid of stress. But you should be made aware that not all drinks were created equal. Similar to the foods that you choose to eat or not eat, different types of alcoholic drinks can be okay for you while others can be detrimental.

Being prepared ahead of time so that when a scenario is put before you that will more than likely end up in a way that could be bad you will have already had the knowledge and wisdom to know what to avoid or what to choose. When you read on further you will learn of the five best drinks and why they are okay. They’re okay for you not because they are low cost or because they taste really good but for health-related reasons and how they affect your body. This should be primary concern for anyone who’s losing weight and getting in shape knowing the reasons why their good and how they affect your health will make a difference.

Red wine is one of the best cocktails anyone can drink. This is mentioned first in our article not because it’s better than some of the other drinks but because it is usually one of the most consumed alcoholic beverages in the world and because it is usually available anywhere. There has been much written about red wine in regards to its health benefits, from the fact that it has antioxidants to how it can even help with certain minor ailments. In fact not to get biblical or anything but I believe there are even a few scriptures in the Bible that talk about how a little red wine is good for your body.

The fact that red wine is mentioned in this article does not mean that white wine is not a good cocktail. The truth of the matter is that recent research done shows that both types of wine offer health benefits. What’s really interesting is that just in the past few years some studies actually show white wine having a few more health benefits than red wine. What all this does is show and prove the point that wine in general is a great cocktail especially for those in the middle of a weight loss program or fitness routine.

Moving overseas across the Atlantic you land on a little island that seems to be best known for the color green, leprechauns, warm pubs and thick rich full-bodied beers the island of Ireland. When it comes to beer Ireland seems to be best known for Guinness Stout which is just as much a meal as it is a beer. Why Guinness is unique in the healthy cocktail category versus other beers is that just one of these drinks has the ability to satisfy and fill you up as much as a case of light beer. In addition to it’s filling ability it actually is a beer that’s fairly low in calories and has a high content of iron making it one of the best mass-produced beers you can drink.

If you’re not much of a beer person but are more of a hard liquor person drinking top shelf alcohol of any kind straight on the rocks or with water is not a bad way to go. Why the recommendation of top shelf alcohol which may seem more expensive is recommended is because usually the cheap stuff leaves many kinds of impurities and bad tastes which lend it to being blended and mixed with sodas or juices. Top shelf alcohol is made not to be combined with anything else but usually to be enjoyed by itself therefore limiting the caloric impact it can have on your body.

If you find though that you do love hard liquor over beer but still feel the need to sprinkle something in with it. The best choice hands down is a vodka soda. Now this should not be confused with vodka tonic as tonic water a can be high in calories and sugars. Soda water on the other hand is basically just water with a few bubbles and when you add in a little bit of vodka and a dash of lime you end up with a refreshing cocktail that won’t set your progress back a couple of weeks.

Number five on our list of good cocktails to drink when you’re losing weight and exercising regularly is for all the beer lovers out there that turn their nose up at the idea of a Guinness. For those looking for little more variety in their beer microbrewed beers of really any kind can be a great alternative. Why microbrewed beers are better for you than the traditional mass-produced grocery store chain beers you might be asking? The answer is actually very simple.

Mass-produced beers are usually made with poor ingredients in addition to food coloring, unnatural flavorings and a lot of other junk that you would typically find in a convenience store snack foods section. Microbrews on the other hand tend to stick to European codes for their production and are made from natural ingredients lending itself to being a safe alternative for weight watchers out there.

Choosing any of these five cocktail options as your drink when you’re out with your friends can help make the difference between you sticking with your healthy routines or falling off the wagon. There is no need to feel nervous about the repercussions any longer when you need to have a drink as long as you stick with these recommendations. When the time comes to relieve a little stress and anxiety by having a cold one, do so knowing that it’s okay because you made a wise decision about your drink of choice.

With these 5 drink choices you will be okay not to hinder your workout routines or healthy eating habits. One of the funnest cardio fitness options for those that like the idea of exercising in their home is Rockin Body you’re high octane cardio dance party.

Drop These 5 Foods From Your Diet To Improve Your Workout : Small kitchen appliances :- Healthy.

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Apr 172011
 

A starting step to take in the right direction for anyone who is determined about their diet program or workout routines to be successful is taking a serious look at the types of foods they eat and the ingredients those foods contain. To get the best results from your exercising and dieting programs you need to eliminate anything that can slow your progress down. What this means is that you will have to remove items from your daily eating rituals that have the potential for harming your progress. This will lead to your body becoming efficient and freer allowing it to fight fat and build muscle. For now to keep things simple let us focus on five foods and ingredients that must be eliminated in order for you to fully reach your fitness goals and accomplish what you set out to do.

Refined Sugars: For those that don’t know what the term refined sugars means just think of plain old white Dixie crystals from your local grocery store. In addition to white sugar would be, high fructose corn syrup, sucrose, sucralose, Splenda and pretty much everything else that calls itself sugar yet doesn’t come from fruit but rather a factory. Why these refined sugars are so bad for us is because they’re harmful to the metabolism. They can also negatively affect your insulin levels as well as your mood and emotions. Eliminating refined sugars from the food that you eat will take a lot of work and reading of many labels. Because most of the food that we eat found in the typical grocery stores of today contain these kinds of refined sugars you must be choosy with your food and do some homework.

Alcohol: Please note that although alcohol in a general needs to be eliminated not all alcoholic cocktails are bad for you. More than likely at some point during your workout program or diet plan you will feel it to be necessary to have a drink, if you do so just make sure it’s the right kind of drink. When speaking about eliminating alcohol from your diet this is in a general sense because alcohol carries empty calories just like processed sugars. The raw numbers tell the tale when you consider the fact that alcohol carries about 7 calories per gram you can begin to see why it should be avoided entirely.

Alcohol also works against your body by dehydrating you which can slow down the recovery process and compromise growth of your muscles. It also is not a stimulant as many people believe it to be but a depressant therefore having the effect of slowing down your metabolism which allows your body work slower and less efficiently. To sum it up drinking alcoholic beverages inhibits your body to grow muscle and promotes body fat- really the opposite of what you’re trying to accomplish with your workout routines.

Caffeine. The use of caffeine on a daily basis can be a very touchy subject to many people. Especially when you consider that you might need to cut out coffee. Other than coffee most caffeinated drinks should be eliminated from the diet of anyone who is engaging in a serious workout routine or diet plan. The reason for this is because caffeine in general can affect your body so as to inhibit the growth of lean muscle mass. Not to mention it can also affect the amount of rest you get on a nightly basis again adding to the negative effect of muscle growth during your body’s recovery time.

Eliminate Anything That Has A Butt: Yes getting rid of anything that has a butt is a good idea. Good old-fashioned lean meats and proteins that came from animals decades ago never contained the junk that they contain today. We live in a world where our meat is processed and injected with all kinds of hormones, antibiotics, and artificial ingredients. When the processing of these meats is finished and the end result is delivered to you you’re given basically a useless piece of protein. For the meat lovers out there this may not be good news but facts are facts and vegetarian sources of protein like beans or tofu or nuts can prove to be beneficial.

Gluten: It’s true a gluten-free diet is healthier and the way to go. Similar to many other ingredients that our foods contain today gluten is something that does not naturally occur but rather was created or invented to help manufacturers and products become more appealing. Gluten is a grain derived protein, again something that was created that appears in almost every sort of bread and grain product available. Why gluten is bad for us can be seen by its very name. The word gluten comes from the Latin word for glue. When you think about gluten it really is used to help sustain breads from becoming brittle and falling apart exactly how most of us like our breads.

However a healthy nutritious diet would more than likely not involve eating glue on a daily basis. For millions of people that have allergies to gluten and therefore forced to cut it from their diets, but even if you don’t fall into that category you can do your body will by eliminating gluten from your diet. The healthier options that typically are gluten-free are, millet, amaranth, quinoa, and oats.

A body free from any one of these ingredients much less all five of them is a body that is free from what has been keeping it in a sluggish inefficient non-fat fighting state. When you take time to remove the bad only the good remains. A diet that is rich in fruit and vegetables that are fresh whole grains that are free from harmful ingredients you provide your body with the fuel it needs to deliver the results you are looking for.

Getting Rid of foods and ingredients that harm your body goes a long way in helping you maximize the results of your work out routines and weight loss programs. An in home workout program that incorporates healthy eating with intense physical fitness is P90X by Tony Horton.

Workout Routines Jessica Alba Utilizes – Diet food.

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Dec 312010
 

You certainly would not be alone if you ever in your life wondered what workout routines today’s most famous people use to get themselves great looking bodies. There’s tons of people today that want nothing more than to find their favorite celebs “secret” diet plans and exercise moves so that they can look like them.

Jessica Alba seems to have the persona of men wanting her and women wanting to be her. Jessica is ridiculously fit and seems to have hopped right back overnight from being pregnant to her great looking post pregnancy figure. This happened so quickly it had most people wondering how she did it. What Jessica did was use one of her specific workout routines to help her lose the baby weight and get back to shape.

The first step is a simple cardio warm-up. Like most warm-ups Jessica’s last’s about 10 minutes and she uses an exercise bike during this time frame. An exercise bike is not essential as anything can be substituted as long as 10 minutes of warm-ups are done. Choose something not to difficult and that will increase your heart rate.

Step two would be weight training. To begin this step Jessica chooses fairly light weights approximately 15 pounds to do chest flies while lying at an incline for maximum of 15 reps. Following the chest she moves to her legs where she incorporates single leg squats using small weights near 5 pounds she does 15 reps for each leg. The third sequence in this step would be the triceps, where she uses a bench press to do 20 reps of dips. These exercises are done on a circuit training basis in sets of three only taking a 30 second break between each set.

Shifting back to a cardio based exercises would be step three. Jessica chooses to use an elliptical or treadmill for about 10 minutes of cardio for this phase of her routine. The difference between steps three and the warm up is that this part of the routine would require a higher intensity level so that at a minimum medium intensity would be achieved. Similar to the warm up any cardio exercise that you choose as long as it is higher in intensity would suffice.

The fourth step is again weight training. For this round just like the last the same type of exercise and weight is used. 15 pound weights for her chest presses but less resp only 12 this time. The next area of exercise would be hamstring curls where a stability ball is used for 15 reps. Jessica now shifts to her abs where she does 35 upper ab crunches followed by 35 lower ab crunches. This set will end with her abs being worked out but this time 30 crunches targeting the obliques. Like the first circuit this circuit is done three times with only a 30 second break in between.

Step five consists of another ten minutes of cardiovascular exercise. This time it is high intensity all the way. Jessica once again goes to the elliptical or the treadmill for this, but again you should do whatever you know you can make work for you.

This particular workout routine is well thought out and seems to work for Jessica. When this routine is combined with healthy eating it will more than likely work for anyone who uses it. With hard work and consistent effort on your part attaining a similar physique as Jessica Alba is possible. What it will take more than anything else is commitment to the workout routines you choose, and to find the exercises and time to do them that’s best for you. When having a drive and will to accomplish your goals a truly healthy and fit physique is possible.

It’s no accident Jessica Alba was able to drop the pregnancy weight and end up with her previous great looking body. A great workout routine for beginner to intermediate exercisers is Power 90. If you’re interested in something that has more intensity try P90X both programs created by Tony Horton.

P90X Is A Great Workout Routine But Can Be Hard For Some | Weight-loss-tips :- Kitchen aids : Healthy diet.

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Nov 142010
 

The P90X 90 day in home workout routine by Tony Horton might be considered the best selling most results driven in home workout of all time. It is advertised by one of the most successful infomercial sales tools ever used and according to many resources is the best selling “As Seen on TV” product ever.

There are countless reviews, personal success stories, and P90X enthusiast that have nothing but the greatest things to say about P90X. However with all of the positive reinforcements that are behind P90X there does seem to be one catch to this award winning program.

P90X guarantees not just success, but success in any way shape or form that is long-lasting during the 90 days it takes to use the program. Success for some will mean that they do truly get a defined and cut natural looking body, for others they will experience less definition but more fat loss, and even the most extreme will take their bodies from incredibly defined to extremely ripped leaving them with a bodybuilder physique.

The hype that P90X has is no doubt warranted, yet with all of the results from the hundreds of thousands of different individuals there is still a catch to the exercise program. When you examine the infomercials and sales propaganda that are used to promote this program it is undoubtedly marketed to the masses. This is clearly seen from the sheer fact that nearly 4,000,000 copies have been sold proving it is not a niche program. P90X does not hide what it is in that it proclaims itself to be an intense extreme home workout with the emphasis on intense and extreme.

The major snag that most wishful thinking people find when they order P90X and then begin the program is that it is simply undoable on their part, and far too difficult of a workout for the average overweight individual. It should be said that there have been many overweight people who have attempted the program and lost significant weight and enjoyed incredible results from P90X. But on the flip side most heavily overweight people will simply be unable to get through the first few DVDs and therefore severely limit their ability to move forward and finish the full 90 day program due to its intensity.

P90X truly is an extreme workout that can take a person from average too extraordinary a fact that can hardly be disputed. What problem generally comes up with most people though is they get caught up in the sales pitch of the program, they find themselves staring at the incredible looking bodies and automatically wrongly assume that with 90 days on the program they will look like that. The realization that this program is ridiculously difficult and that someone would need constant motivation and determination is usually failed to be realized.

The strongest indicator as to whether or not someone is going to stick with the program would be to find out what happens during the first two weeks. Where the flaw of P90X begins to show its face is not so much as to whether or not the program will work but if it is just simply too difficult for the average person. For many P90X will become yet another workout routine that is placed on a shelf and collects dust not because it lacks results but that it simply is a routine that is not realistic nor for beginners.

Find out all there is to learn about Tony Horton and his extreme P90X program from my blog http://teamblog.fitnessbodyonline.com where you’ll find nutrition tips and advice. Regardless of what Workout Routine you choose for yourself take time to research it and it fits in with your goals and objectives.