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What is P90X?

P90X is a complete home fitness system designed to get you in the best shape of your life.

What does it consist of?

You get a complete set of workouts on 12 DVDs, a 3-phase Nutrition Plan that tells you what to eat for best results, and plenty of instruction and motivational support. Check out a better description under the P90X Product menu.

What makes P90X so effective?

An advanced training technique called Muscle Confusion™. Many fitness plans lead to “plateaus” where the body becomes accustomed to the routines, diminishing results. Instead, P90X provides an extensive variety of fat-burning, muscle-perfecting moves that continually challenge your body, so you keep getting fitter every day.

What kinds of exercises are included?

A wide variety of exercise styles is part of what makes P90X so effective (and never boring). It includes resistance training, body-weight training, cardio, plyometrics (“jump training”), ab work, martial arts, stretching, and even yoga. As a result, you won’t just build a great-looking physique—you’ll have functional fitness as well.

Preparing for P90X

What equipment do I need?

Just a set of dumbbells or lightweight resistance bands, and a chin-up bar that fits in any doorway. You may also want to have optional equipment, such as push-up stands, a yoga mat, and a heart-rate monitor. To find some of these items, check out Products and Gear

How much space will I need?

About 6 by 6 feet. In a typical living room, this is the space between your TV and your couch.

How much time does it take?

About an hour a day, 6 days a week. (That’s probably less time that you’d take driving to the gym and back.)

What will it do for me?

P90X is a powerful yet flexible program that can help you lose excess fat, gain lean muscle, prepare for athletic events, excel at sports, and improve your health. Many P90X graduates find that they not only look and feel better than ever before, but they’ve also gained more confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

What if I want to focus on weight loss?

While the Classic P90X schedule is a great way to lose weight, if fat loss is your main goal you can choose the Lean schedule. You’ll spend more time on cardio, so you’ll burn away the fat even faster. This schedule is just as easy to follow, and is clearly described in your P90X Fitness Guide.

What if I want to train for high-performance sports or an endurance event?

If you want to supercharge your fitness, you can choose the Doubles schedule, which adds some extra daily cardio workouts to your P90X program. This is also great if you want to get really lean. Naturally, you need to be in good shape and injury-free to do this version. But if you’re up for it, the results can be amazing.

What is the P90X 3-Phase Nutrition Plan?

It’s an easy-to-follow plan that’s divided into three different phases, to match the three phases of the workout program. You’ll have a guidebook that tells you exactly what to eat in order to lose fat, gain lean muscle, and boost your energy, along with healthful and delicious recipes.

Should I take nutritional supplements?

They aren’t required, but they’re recommended for optimal results. For instance, the P90X Results and Recovery Formula® will give you the exact ratio of protein to carbohydrates you need to replenish your muscles right after a strenuous workout. Check out Supplements under products for more information.

Who is Tony Horton?

Tony Horton is the creator of P90X and your personal trainer. Known as the “Master of Motivation,” he’s spent the past 20 years working with celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people, getting them into incredible shape. With a blend of encouragement, discipline, and humor, his dynamic instruction will keep you working out at the very top of your abilities and coming back for more.

How do I know if I’m ready for P90X?

P90X is an intense program, but it’s also flexible, so people can start at different levels and work their way up. If you’re pretty fit and are ready to put in the effort, you can probably do P90X.

If you haven’t worked out in a while or aren’t sure you’re ready, I recommend you take the P90X Fit Test. (Of course, you should consult your doctor and read all safety instructions before beginning any fitness program.) That or check out some of BeachBodys other programs for the one that fits your level.

What if I want a less strenuous program?

If you decide you aren’t ready to tackle P90X yet but still want to get in great shape fast, I recommend starting with a less extreme program, such as 10-Minute Trainer® or Power 90®. Beachbody® offers a wide variety of incredible fitness programs once again, for all levels and goals, so you’re sure to find the one that’s right for you!