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Posted by on Mar 25, 2012 in P90X | 58 comments

An Honest P90X Workout Review – My 90-Day Results

I’ve been through the 90-day classic P90X workout by Tony Horton, and I figured it was time I put up my P90X workout review for all to see. There’s a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get started.

Tony Horton P90X Workout

Tony Horton – P90X

P90X Workout Review Contents:

  1. What is P90X?
  2. Classic, Doubles + Lean
  3. Muscle Confusion
  4. What Equipment Do I Need?
  5. Diet
  6. Where To Buy P90X Online
  7. My Results

What is P90X?

For those who don’t know yet, P90X stands for the Power 90 Extreme workout, and it was created by Tony Horton and produced by Beachbody. Tony Horton is a very well-known fitness instructor and has developed a number of home fitness training programs. P90X is by far his most popular program, and has even spawned several other products in the same line, including P90X+, Power 90 Master Series and P90X One-on-One.

Here’s a quick video to get you pumped up about P90X:

Today we’ll just be focusing on the P90X original.

P90X Workout DVDs

P90X Workout DVDs

There are 12 DVD workouts:

  • Chest + Back
  • Plyometrics
  • Shoulders + Arms
  • Yoga X
  • Legs + Back
  • Kenpo X
  • Core Synergistics
  • Chest, Shoulders + Triceps
  • Back + Biceps
  • Cardio X
  • Ab Ripper X
  • X Stretch

You are provided with a workout schedule to follow over the course of the 90 days, and a calendar to track your progress and results. You can use P90X simply to keep fit, or you can use it as a tool to lose weight and/or build muscles. You can get ripped or you can tone your muscles. It’s really up to you what goal you set. My advice is to write down your targets (on your calendar or elsewhere) and track your progress until you reach that goal.

P90X was actually designed to cater for a new market – people who already have a certain level of fitness, and wish to take it that bit further. That said, even if you are a beginner or you feel you are a bit out of shape, the P90X workout can still cater to your needs.

Classic, Doubles + Lean

Flexibility is the name of the game when it comes to P90X. For starters, there are 3 pre-set ways of going through the program. There is the ‘classic’ routine that most people will do. It’s a great workout and includes all of the DVDs and workouts.

If you are looking for a really tough workout, there is the ‘doubles’ routine. This involves doing an extra cardio workout after each resistance workout you do. It doesn’t have to be straight away; it could be later on in the day. It’s important you do the resistance work first however, because that takes the most energy. There is a risk of overtraining here, so only try the doubles if you are really ready to push your body.

P90X Lean Workout

Click For My P90X Lean Workout Post

If you are after a slightly easier workout, then the P90X ‘lean’ workout is for you. I’ve written on the topic of the P90X lean workout schedule before (opens in new window), so read that if you are interested. There is even a free download so you can see what the schedule is like.

The fact is, many people make the mistake of thinking this name refers to making your body more lean. This is not the case – the workout itself is lean. There are no plyometric exercises in the lean workout. However, my recommendation even to beginners is to try the classic first. It gives the best overall fitness workout and most people should be able to handle it.

Don’t worry about not being able to complete each workout. The key is to work to your own potential. Try not to feel the need to compare yourself to other people, as this can drain your motivation fast. This is why tracking your results is so important. You can visually see the improvement you are making, and you are only comparing against yourself.

Muscle Confusion

So what makes P90X unique? Tony Horton designed P90X around a simple technique for maximizing your results: muscle confusion.

Muscle Confusion

Muscle Confusion – Never Plateau

Have you ever been training consistently, and suddenly found that you can no longer improve your fitness levels any further? It happens to all of us at one time or another. We hit the ‘workout plateau’, in which no matter how hard we train, our muscles are no longer growing or we are losing no more weight. Why does this happen?

The answer is in the workouts you are using. Doing the same exercises each week gets your body into a kind of rhythm. This is the fastest way to hit the workout plateau. You’ve probably worked it out by now – the way to get around this is to vary up your workouts, to ‘confuse’ your muscles.

P90X is based around muscle confusion for the simple reason that it works. Not only that, but it helps prevent against injury. When you suddenly change up your workouts, your body will react as if you are starting again from scratch. The important thing is that you work the same muscle groups, but in a different way. The best way to do this is by switching up what equipment you use, i.e. moving from resistance bands to free weights.

What Equipment Do I Need?

Which brings us nicely onto the equipment section. I’ve seen many people ask this question, and it’s a fair one. Many home fitness DVDs don’t require much equipment, or none at all.


P90X Chin Up Bar

For P90X, you can get away without equipment if you really want to, but you won’t be able to complete all the workouts. It is recommended that you first of all get the P90X Chin Up Bar, and either a pair of dumbbells or a set of resistance bands. This is some basic stuff, and if you are really dedicated to getting fit then you should invest in these. Check out my post – what equipment do you need for P90X? (opens in new window)

That’s it, really. It doesn’t have to be made any more complicated than that. If you like, you can grab a yoga mat and yoga block for your comfort. Those hard wood floors can be quite unforgiving, so it depends what kind of workout area you have at home. Working out from the comfort of your own home is fantastic and gives you great freedom, but you have to make sure it’s actually comfortable to start with.


In between workouts, you need to give your muscles time to relax, and most importantly, you need to give them the right fuel.

Nutrition is the key ingredient that many people gloss over, and they are wrong to do that. I knew that diet had to be a part of my P90X review. What you feed your body is equally as important as how you exercise it.

When you buy P90X from the official vendors (see the next section), you will receive a the 3-Phase Nutrition Plan as part of the package:

  • Phase 1 – Fat Shredder. High protein diet to strengthen muscle while rapidly shedding fat
  • Phase 2 – Energy Booster. Balanced mix of carbohydrates and protein with low fat to give additional for performance
  • Phase 3 – Endurance Maximizer. An athletic diet of complex carbohydrates, lean protein and lower fat to get you in the best shape of your life!

These phases coincide with the 90-day workout, although you can always go at a pace that suits you and change the timing of the diets to suit your needs. As you can see, everything is carefully planned out. The experts at Beachbody know an awful lot about getting your body into very good shape, and they know that diet is a key component in that formula.

There are also many fantastic recipes, and even some ‘convenience food’ recipes if you don’t wish to get too involved in cooking. This video does a great job of explaining the nutrition side of things, so take some time and watch it through (it’s just 4 minutes long):

Where to Buy P90X Online

Before I get to my results, I’d like to show you my recommendation for where to buy P90X, and what you can expect to receive when you order.

I’ve already written a detailed post on where to buy P90X at the cheapest price (link opens in new window so you can continue reading the review). So if you are close to buying P90X, that’s the place to go, but I’ll summarize it here for you as well.

P90X Bonuses

Click For Your P90X Bonuses

Beachbody and Amazon are the only 2 places I recommend buying P90X from. They are both official vendors, and both include all the bonuses. Here are all the bonuses you’ll receive:

  • 3-Phase Nutrition Plan
  • Fitness Guide (everything you need to know about fitness and an overview of the P90X system)
  • P90X Calendar (set your goals, track your progress and keep your motivation high)
  • Free Online Support from a Peer Network and Fitness Experts (including Tony Horton himself!)

You’ll get these bonuses through Beachbody for sure. They offer a great payment plan option. You pay $39.95 each month for 3 months, plus a one-time shipping and handling fee of $19.95. You can also just pay the full price of $119.85 plus shipping, and it comes to the same total of $139.80. So there is no reason why you shouldn’t take the payment plan if you prefer to pay that way.

Right now, there is a deal to upgrade for free to express delivery so you can receive P90X within about a week. Highly recommended:

>>Click Here For P90X At Beachbody – Payment Plan Option + All Bonuses Included<<

On Amazon, you can buy new, or used. If you buy new, you will receive the same bonuses as above for the same price of $139.80 including shipping.

If you are after a bargain, you may well find one in the used Amazon marketplace. However, always check the seller feedback, and check that they are including everything and that it is in good condition. You can always ask the seller first before buying to make sure.

>>Find A P90X Bargain On<<

Now there are also unofficial sites out there. You may well find some if you search through Google, and the prices are indeed lower. HOWEVER… I strongly advise you against taking up these offers. As I’ve said in other posts, if something seems too good to be true, then it probably is. If you want to save a bit of money, look on Amazon in their used marketplace.

The trouble is that many of these sites are not secure, and your credit card details could be stolen. That’s not a risk worth taking to save a few dollars in the long run. If you are really strapped for cash but want to try out the P90X workout, then take up the Beachbody payment plan offer. It allows you to test the system at a fraction of the cost, and if it isn’t right for you, then you can return it, no questions asked, for a refund. Beachbody are a very well respected company and you won’t have any problems in this regard. They know that keeping their customers happy is their number one priority.

My Results

Ahh, finally we get to my results. If you’ve made it this far, well done ๐Ÿ™‚

I wouldn’t have written such a comprehensive review if I didn’t feel P90X was worth it, so you’ve probably guessed that I’ve had a good transformation from going through the program.

What’s impressed me most about P90X is that it gives you accelerated results. I review a number of exercise programs, and I don’t think any other workout could give the same results quite as fast as P90X. The muscle confusion techniques must be the reason for this.

Day 1 Measurements:

Body Fat – 17%

Weight – 215 lbs

Chest – 40″

Waist – 39″

Right Thigh – 26″

Left Thigh – 26″

Left Arm – 15″

Right Arm – 15″


Day 90 Measurements:

Body Fat – 7%

Weight – 198 lbs

Chest – 42″

Waist – 33″

Right Thigh – 25″

Left Thigh – 25″

Left Arm – 16″

Right Arm – 16″

I’m actually very pleased with my results. Of course, you may have greater ambitions and you can work towards those. The fact that my body fat dropped down 10% alone is incredible to me.

These are the kind of results real people are having, and you could be the same.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my P90X review and have been able to take something worthwhile from it. If you have found out something new, please +1 or ‘Like’ this page and bookmark for later. If you haven’t got your own copy of P90X yet, then I highly recommend you click through the links from this page to Beachbody or Amazon and order now so it will arrive as soon as possible. You’ll find while you’re waiting that you’ll be very excited.

Remember, P90X teaches you how to be fit and healthy on an ongoing basis. This isn’t a quick solution that fades away – it is a lifestyle choice. I hope you make your own P90X journey and it gives you your dream body and ultimate lifestyle ๐Ÿ™‚



  1. Wow I can’t believe you dropped 10% body fat. That is very impressive. Nice review of a great product.

  2. What if I really want to drop weight? About 30lbs, being about 56yrs old? I’ve done the 30day shred…. Is this for me?

    • There are countless cases of people losing that kind of weight over the course of a P90X program. What you have to watch out for is that you stick to a proper dietary plan – cut down on the carbs and stick to the right portions.

    • Just do the Atkins diet. I lost 42lbs in 30 days with ZERO EXCERCISE! Don’t cheat, stick with it and you can lose WAY MORE WEIGHT, WAY FASTER with the Atkins diet. My friend lost just shy of 150 lbs in 4 months. Best wishes!

  3. What is the impact of running multiple cycles of P90x in a single year? Either back to back or with a 90 day break between.

    • I know lots of people who do it. I do suggest, however, doing the recovery week before you start up from the beginning. Allowing your body to recover is always vital. Have you done a round already?

  4. I’m 38 years old. Over the past 8 years I have shed I was given the p90x collection as a gift. Am I too old as to expect to achieve my highly sought after 6 pack?

    • Mike, anything is possible. 38 is definitely not too young! It’s great that you were given P90X as a gift. Sometimes I find that when you receive a gift, you don’t value it as much as you would if you had paid for it yourself. Give it a go, take before shots and measurements and see how much you improve. It’s worth it for fitness reasons alone anyway.

    • Tony Horton is 60. Age is a state of mind

  5. Hi…. Am 29 yrs old n had 2 knee surgeries for my right knee for ligament tear n now suffering wid oesteoarthritis….n 2 c-sections
    I am not allowed to walk on treadmill……but hav to loose min 20 kgs to get rid of pain n other issues
    Can I do dis workout?
    pls guide n reply on email as well cause might not b able to find this page again….sorry….bad wid those things…..

    • Hi,

      Yes you can do this program, I have a knee injury and i’m doing to the same.

      Make sure to make adjustments where ever possible. [Its shown in video also]

      If you think, particular exercise is not good for you, make adjustment to it and try to do the other exercise harder.

  6. I’ve tried Jillian Michaels and found the videos very hard and especially hard on my knees. How does this compare?

    • P90X isnt a walk in the the park by any means. But its made so you choose your intensity. Your constantly told not to over do it, do your best, as long as you heed this advice and really do what YOU can its amazing. Then do another round and another round keep at it for as long as it takes.

  7. What if I want to run as well? I plan on starting to train for my next half or full marathon soon. Not sure if I’ll be too tired from doing this workout.

    Also, what happens after the 90 days? How do you maintain? I’m not overweight by any means. I just could stand to lose some body fat and tone up. I guess because I’m feeling older…turned 40 this year.

    • If your training for a marathon I suggest Insanity. Its AMAZING for building endurance.

      To maintain, you can either do the videos constantly from start to finish or just a few a week. Like run 3 days and then do the weight videos the other days.

  8. Iv had a hernia operation a year ago? Can I do these exercises ?

  9. I would chat with your doctor on this one. But you do have full control over how hard you push and how much weight you lift. You know your body.

  10. Great and usefull review, thanks!

    I understand that the Chin Up bar is needed to do this program. Problem is,I can’t use it anywhere in my appartment as a pull up bar due to the construction of my appartment. Doorposts are all glass and almost certain to break if I place a pull up bar….
    Do I really need the pull up bar or do you have suggestions for an alternative?


    • You can actually get yourself some resistance bands and attach them to any closed door. It works the same muscle group and I believe this is demonstrated in the videos too.

  11. I already consider myself too skinny and don’t want to lose any weight but would love to build muscle/curves and tone up. Would P90X work for me?

    Thanks for the awesome review!


    • P90X is especially good for building muscle, of all the programs I’ve reviewed. You would more likely put on muscle weight than lose weight. Stick to a good meal plan and you’ll do great. Thanks for the compliments ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Would you consider P90X to be something that is reasonable for a young girl in university? I am 5’3 and used to be very active in high school. After moving away to school I have almost completely stopped working out and I am seeing changes in my body that I do not like. I would like to know if getting this would benefit me if I kept up with the daily workouts and started to change my dietary plan?

    • Oh, definitely. Part of the reason programs like P90X are so successful is because they motivate you to be consistent over a long period of time, which is key. If you can go with the dietary plan as you say, and go through the program on a daily basis, you’re guaranteed to see some good changes in your body. If you’re at university, it means you’re an adult and there’s nothing to worry about there. It works just as well for women as it does for men, and no matter what level you start at, you can improve and adjust the workouts to your needs (all is explained in the course). Hope that answers your question! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Hi jo

    1st of all great review,im about 2weeks away from finishing insanity and have got good results from it.i was wondering weather p90x is a good next step,my goal is to be heathy and toned,but
    not big,

    • Mark, that’s great to hear you’re getting good results from Insanity. If you can handle Insanity, then P90X is definitely something you should look at. Many people I know have done both, and the 2 programs complement each other well. P90X is good for getting toned and it’s quite a flexible workout, so I recommend it for you.

  14. I am 13 years old athletic and I weigh 188 and I’m 5,9 I play football and basketball I was hoping to lose weight and gain more muscle with p90x and I am dedicated do you think it would work ecausenim younger

    • It should be fine, but I’d recommend going easy on heavy weight lifting at your age. It’s probably a better idea to use lighter weights and do more reps. Which you can do because P90X is flexible. Concentrate on having good form too. Everything else in P90X should be fine. It’s great to hear you want to start it at your age though!

  15. Cheers joe,is it best to get the chin up bar and the bands

    • It’s certainly useful to have the pull-up bar for the back exercises. You can still get a decent workout without them using the ground-based exercises though. Perhaps you could try out the program to see how it goes, and then see if you feel it’s worth investing later on. The resistance bands are the alternative, and are probably cheaper too. However, they offer increasing resistance as you stretch the bands, whereas your body weight is the constant resistance for the chin-up bar, so keep that in mind.

  16. Hey Joe,
    Great reviews, you definitely put the time in. Just wondered if you had any info on the neutrician that is recommended in the p90x plan. Is it right that you can’t purchase it in the UK? Surely there must be alternative supplements available?
    Think it was called shakology or am I getting it mixed up with something else?



    • I got my copy while I was in the USA. I used to live there, and my brother still does so I visit him when I can. That said, you should still be able to purchase from the UK. Go to and you should find P90X. They usually promote Shakeology to you after you’ve bought the product. I don’t use Shakeology myself (haven’t tried it yet anyway).

  17. Hey, Joe, nice review!
    I am turning 40 next year and after a ‘High Cholesteron’-dignosis last year (ok, it was right after Christmas), my resolution was to really start doing s’thing. So for nearly 1 year I’ve been doing P90X (to be honest, after 60 days I wanted to get more change in my workouts, hence the other programs) partially Insanity (tough due to high impact), some Bob Harper-workouts (particularly kettlebells)..
    Now here my question: I don’t necessarily see the very last change (meaining the ultra-athletic look) – what is more the reason:
    1. my failure to cut down alcohol (as a German living in Michigan, I do like my one bottle of beer every other day)
    2. Following the diet – let’s say – only 50-70%
    3. Not follow the ‘hype’ of supplements?
    Thanks in advance!

    • Looks like you’re doing well. Your goal of the ultra-athletic look could be closer than you think. You are right to question where the problem may be coming from and analysing different aspects. I don’t go for supplements myself, but then these days I’m not after the perfect athletic body. I would say try changing one thing at a time and seeing if it produces small but perceivable results for you. Like if your diet isn’t optimal, change it around and try it out for a few weeks. I know diet has a huge role to play so that would be the first thing I try to change around, but that’s just my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. hello was wondering where all the moles on your chest went in the last pictures?

  19. Hi… I am a 48 yr old woman who REALY wants to get in shape. I want muscle tone, nicely developed shoulders and other body parts. Is this doable for me?

    • Hi Wanda- Absolutely, if you commit yourself to it you can achieve those goals. Don’t forget to track your results and progress to keep yourself motivated because it’s tough – but well worth it.

  20. Hi, I’m a young 19 years old woman and I have never done workouts or training. I am about 5’9 and 185 lbs and really need to lose the extra weight and I was wondering if p90x is worth it for someone like me whom has never done any exercises before, except gym class at school ? I am really motivated and I want to dedicate my time to reach my goal and this program seems really interesting.

    • Hi Isabelle, it’s great that you’re really motivated to make a change in your life. P90X is a fantastic program, even for young beginners like yourself. It is very tough though, but you can just do your best the first time through. The greatest benefit of a home workout program like P90X is the structure it gives you. You know what you need to do and you just follow along. You seem really interested in it already, so I say give it a go. Good luck!

  21. Hey my name is PK and I grew up playing all kinds of sports like basketball, football, and baseball. I was even blessed to play some college football. I was always in shape. However, now Im 27 and have 2 kids. The only exercise i really get is playing pick up basketball twice or three times a week if im lucky.. Im 6’3 and 330lbs. My wife and I really want to try out the P90X workout however Ive looked up pull up bars and they all have a max weight of about 220lb-250lb.. Im really motivated to get back into shape and I feel like I dont want to take the resistance bands route.. Do u think the pull up bars will be fine for me, or do u know of any that are made for larger people?? Your input would be greatly appreciated.. My wife and I are starting our first 90 days this sunday!! So excited and ready for pain and results! lol.

    • Hi PK, my suggestion is to first change your food intake. Cut out all refined sugars, basically follow a food plan designed for people with Candida, try it for a month and you’ll see massive healthy results. There is a guy called Jon Gabriel who was a rather large man who changed his life and has a fantastic support base of existing and previous clients who have safely lost excess weight and continue to maintain a healthy body simply by eating the correct foods. The correct fats and right carbs are essential to a healthy body and as said CUT OUT ALL REFINED SUGARS these are what turn to fat, including the wrong carbs such as wheat breads (which turn to sugars). There is a lot of information out there regarding this but please check out Jon Gabriel “The Gabriel Method” he has many links to great sights providing interesting facts that will change the way you view “dieting” an ugly word. It’s just healthy correct eating you need to start with. This clears your mind and gives plenty of self motivation to look towards healthy living. Then you can incorporate the right exercise. Personally, I think 6 days of training for the period of times in these sessions is detrimental to your health. The heart is not meant to beat as hard and as long as it does when carrying out these type of programs. It’s like running your car at high revs for a loing time, it reduces the lifespan of the car especially if the right fuel isn’t put into the tank.

  22. Hello, I am a 25-year-old female, 5’4″ 125lbs. Not looking to lose any weight, but definitely wanting to tone up. I have completed Power90, and have been told I shouldn’t have a problem with P90X since I had no problem with Power90. I am, however, concerned about impact, since my ankles tend to hurt any time I try to increase the intensity of the Power90 or Power Half Hour workouts. What can I do?

    • If your ankles hurt in impact workouts, you can always cut those workouts out of your routines. Ask a doctor what can be done about it as well though. But in general, there are always alternative exercises you can find that won’t involve high impact.

  23. This is a great post. I really enjoy reading other peoples P90X reviews. I am currently in the middle of my first round and so far I am a huge fan. I assume that you have done the program yourself? What were your results like? Do you have before and after pictures and measurements?

    Eric Bays

  24. can i combine rower machine white the p90x (for cardio )?

  25. Hi there…I am a 28 year old woman who is really needing to lose weight. I am currently at 179.6. I started at 188.8 at the beginning of may & have lost that weight by healthy eating, stopped drinking soda, & running 6 days a week. I don’t want to stop running, but I need something more to do. I want to lose the weight & build muscle/tone.

    I am worried that because all I’m really doing right now is running, I may not be able to do this. I am committed to losing the weight though. I wanted to do INSANITY, but can’t afford it & I can borrow this from a friend.

    I really want to try this, but I don’t want to fail. Are there really modifications for the work outs? How long does a work out last?

  26. Hi, I am 35 have 2 kids and have tried every diet in the world. I want to get in shape get healthy and have flat stomach to be able to keep up with my 2 boys and just a nice body. I weight 203 69 inches tall and cant seems to get it off. Will this workout be something good for me to try.

    • Hi Aisha, yes P90X can get you the results you want. Your nutrition is equally important as well though. Don’t fall for the diets that promise big things in a short amount of time. Your diet should be a long-term adjustment. Anyway, give P90X a go and let me know how it works for you.

  27. Can you reply to me on my email.
    Which p90x schedule did you use ?

  28. Hi,

    I’m 24 next week, and played lacrosse throughout my life until I graduated from high school. I’ve always had an athletic build but am more prone to putting on weight in my thighs/buttocks area. I know my legs are still muscular, they just seem to have a layer of fat over top. I used to have a fantastic flat tummy, but over the last year I’ve gotten this pooch, not huge at all, but I want it gone. My legs and butt are my biggest problem! I want to tone up as well as shred between 20-30 lbs, as I am 5’4” and 150 right now. The back of my arms right above my elbows are also fatty. Can p90x help me achieve my fitness goals? To become lean, tight, toned, and slim down?? I’m desperate for some advice. I want to believe I can change my body, I’m young, but I just wonder if it will work.

  29. I am week three on insanity, not really losing weight but changing shape and toning But I want some of that p90x results.
    I am going to finish insanity and move to P90x Maybe? but have one question, do you really get those results from just doing P90x and no additional weights or training. It seems to good to be true and there’s an old adage there somewhere!
    insanity results so far are falling behind expectations even though I am now able to go as hard as those in the video most of the time. Sure I’m changing shape but i cant see me becoming lean and ripped by day 63 although i admit from day 16 to day 63 is still a way to go. the point I’m making is I’m not sure insanity will produce the results I’m expecting and i don’t want to just blindly move on to P90x and achieve more of the same.

    for info I am 40 so might be a bit to old to look like I did when i competed in triathlons, I’m only slightly overweight and My diet is good. BTW you look fantastic which is why I’m here asking

    Thanks in advance

  30. Hi,
    this program could be exactly what I am looking for, thanks for sharing.
    I am curious though ; I would like to know if you think it’s possible to do it in three months while, well, normally working, 5 to 6 days a week.
    Did you do the program while in vacation, like in the summer ?

    Besides-sorry if you already answered this question-, how long do you have to work out per day, approximately ? Is it only once or is it different ?

    I am considering doing it in the summer, but I am going to have an internship in a company, so I wonder if I could combine the two activities !

    • Hi Tony, I’m glad you found my P90X review helpful, it’s a great workout. I believe I did this workout in the spring time, but I was still working each day. The workouts in P90X are all roughly 1 hour long, including 5-minute warmups and 5-minute cooldowns. On some days, you’ll be asked to do the Ab Ripper X workout too, which is an additional 15 minutes. If you are working 9-5 for 5 or 6 days a week, you can either get up early (I’m an early riser) to do the workouts, or make time in the evenings, perhaps before dinner so you can get your post-workout protein. Really you just have to make the time, if you are dedicated enough to succeed. Good luck!

  31. Hey all…I have been reading through the reviews and have not really found a clear answer. This is my situation. I am 37 years old, 5’11” tall and weigh 280lbs. I have not been active for some time. Will the P90X program be overload starting off? I guess what I am asking is it safe to jump right into if it has been years since I have been to a gym and am out of shape? Any feedback you can provide would be appreciated.

    • Hey, it can be scary to try out one of these high intensity workouts if you’ve been inactive for a while. But I find that’s all the more reason to get started. Workouts like P90X and Insanity are certainly tough going, but you can always adjust based on your performance. There is a comprehensive fitness test included with P90X that will give you a great idea of your current fitness and what you can do to improve it. If some of the workouts are too much for you, you can always tone it down. By the time you’ve gone through P90X once, you’ll be at a higher level fitness-wise and ready to perform the workouts to their maximum. Good luck!

  32. HI i am wanting to shred fat is this workout the best what is your personal favorite insanity isn’t available it’s sold out so wondering if this one is any good

    • Hey, if your goal is to shred fat but you can’t get Insanity, then I definitely recommend P90X for that purpose. It’s one of my favourites for sure and Tony Horton and his workouts are hugely popular (and effective at burning fat!).

  33. Great Review and I like your results WOW! Have you reviewed the “Body Transformation Blueprint” program. I have read some reviews particularly saying it is by far the best program out there for burning fat and gaining muscle. It is produced by Sean Nalewanyj.
    Thank you and congrats on the success you have had with P90X. Robert

  34. P90x was my base strength and conditioning program for my first 42 day mma camp. The program was so tough (on top for my two a mma sessions a day. Guess what happened? I came in at 155lbs (after cutting weight) and looked a murderer at the weigh ins. it was perfect. The guys at my gym said I looked 190 on fight day. I was ripped,huge and ready. As I cut weight (which sucks), I was not feeling strong. I had to cut 185 to make 155 but better than the 30 I have to cut a huge amount of water in one or two days I was 154.5 at fight time(which I was used to) and it was not difficult tho take off then put back on those pounds. Granted I was younger, and P0x was incredible for me in combination with my mma training and conditioning. I cannot describe how pain-free the program is. It really was pain-free (aside from being sore all of the time). Needles to say I won a very convincing victory and will go back to P90x when I need a regimen that will build muscle fast and and give me the foundation to train like a crazy man.


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