Tony Horton’s P90X3 Base Kit – DVD Workout

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Tony Horton’s P90X3 Base Kit – DVD Workout

Get ripped in 30 minutes a day, using Tony Horton’s breakthrough Muscle Acceleration system. P90X3 combines a highly structured, plateau-busting schedule with an unprecedented variety of moves that keep every muscle challenged every day for 30 minutes of full-throttle intensity that leaves any other workout in the dust. It’s a whole workout in half the time. What’s in the Package? 16 extreme 30-minute workouts, Fitness Guide, Nutrition Plan, Workout Calendar, “How to Accelerate” DVD, and 24/7 Online Support.

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Bildawg says:

P90X3…Results My initial review was based on my first week or so with the program. Now that I’m nearing its completion I wanted to give an update.Let me start by saying this – I couldn’t be happier. The program has absolutely delivered on its promise. I was in decent shape coming in, but this program has put me in the best shape of my life. The body fat percentage has dropped, the love handles are gone, and I’m seeing muscle definition where I never saw it before.I would go as far to say that I’ve gotten better and faster results with X3 than I did in the original. I was as skeptical as anyone that you could see such changes in only 30 minutes, but I’m a believer now. I think there are a number of reasons for this. First, the evidence is pretty strong that the first 30 minutes is where the most growth occurs and X3 certainly packs a lot in to get the most out of the 30 minutes. Second, X3 uses a lot more synergistic (total body movements) as opposed to the isolation moves favored in X1. Not only does this lead to better functional fitness, but it engages more muscle groups – most notably the core – during each routine. I understand people being upset about the exclusion of Abripper3 in the base package (it has been a part of every previous P90 program after all), but you work the core so much I don’t think it’s a big loss. Third, P90X3 is just the right balance of difficulty. Rest and recovery is just as important to make gains as working out hard, and I often felt over-trained in X1. in X3, I feel like I get a great workout, but not at the expense of being able to do anything the rest of the day. Finally, I think the psychological component of only having to work out for 30 minutes can’t be understated. When you have to work out for 60+ minutes I think subconsciously many people hold back a little to make sure there’s “enough in the tank” to finish. With X3, I find myself “bringing it” to the max with each move because I know it’s only 30 minutes. Not only that, it’s easier to press play on those days when you just don’t feel up to a workout. There were a number of days during this program that I probably would’ve taken off with a 60+ minute program. But knowing I only have to work out for 30 minutes provided the boost to stick with the program.Here’s a closer look at X3:1)Time: The workout, including warm-up is really only 30 minutes. A 1-4 minute cool-down is not part of the clock and there is a 12 minute cold-start program for those days you feel like you need a little longer warm-up.2) Well-rounded: This is a complete fitness program. If your primary focus is cardio, Insanity or T25 is a better option. If you want to bulk up, Body Beast is more your wheel house. But with X3, you’ll gain some muscle and cut fat while improving your strength, balance, and flexibility. And because of the 30 minute duration, X3 feels like it’s a sustainable workout program that you can continue indefinitely after the program ends.3) Accessible: You just need dumbbells and a pullup-bar or just some different resistance bands. And unlike X2, you don’t need to complete X1 before beginning. There are modifiers for each routine, so if it’s too intense you can dial it back. At the same time, you can always up the weights, reps, or pace if you find the routines becoming easy. In fact, I’m finding some of the programs more difficult at the end of the program for this very reason.4) Diet guide: The guide is more concept oriented about portion and nutrient guidelines rather than a recipe book. I don’t think you necessarily have to sit there and measure out every carb, fat, protein that you eat, but it’s nice to have a general idea of ratios and when it’s best to have those specific nutrients based on your goals.For a review of each workout program see below:——————————————————————————————-Cardio Programs: While not as cardio intensive as T25 or Insanity, X3 has the best cardio programs of the other P90 programs. There’s also a lot of variation here – you’re not just jumping or dancing around for most of the program.-Agility X: Lunge and jump your way towards targets you set up beforehand. It’s not as jarring on the knees as Plyo can be. This can be as easy or as difficult as you make it, so space the tape and Xs carefully.-CVX: Pick a weight (no more than 12 pounds) and complete this 30 minute cardio fest that has you lunging, twisting, squatting, and jumping. There are only 3, 15 second breaks in this one, so be ready to work. This one leaves me spent every time.-MMX: It’s tempting to compare it to KenpoX, but other than using punches and kicks, that’s where the similarities end. The pace is much faster, the combos are longer, and you add in a lot of sprawls (burpees minus the pushups). It might take a couple viewings before you master…

Sneaky Burrito says:

P90X for busy people! Please note: This review is going to be quite long. If you are going to invest over $100 of your money and three months of your life in a fitness program (not to mention equipment costs, if you don’t already have everything you need), you need enough information to make an informed decision. I hope I will be able to help with that. But in order to do so, there’s a LOT to discuss. I’ve tried to divide this into sections so you can skim for what you’re looking for, if you’re pressed for time.————————————————————————-INTRODUCTION AND IMPROVEMENTS OVER P90X————————————————————————-There’s a lot to love about P90X3. I have previously completed two rounds of the original P90X and, while I liked P90X a lot, I had some issues with it. Time was one issue — 60-90 minutes, six days a week, is tough to fit into a busy schedule. I also wished P90X had emphasized the lower body more. And the advertising pitches in the P90X workout (for recovery drink, etc.) were a little tiresome. Finally, I wasn’t terribly impressed with the cardio offerings — thought the quality was inconsistent.I am happy to report that P90X3 has improved in ALL of those areas. P90X3 is roughly 30 minutes a day, every day, with most of the schedule options, although you are given one optional rest day per week. I say “roughly” because, although there is a workout timer that starts at 30 minutes for each of the workouts, most of the workouts have a cool-down segment that is not included as part of the 30 minutes. These can be from one to five minutes long. Still, even 35 minutes is not a lot compared to 60-90 minutes.Still have a day or two where you can’t find 30 minutes? Unfortunately for me, there are two days like this per week. What I do is double up workouts the day before. This is not an option that is discussed in the guidebook, but it works for me and is something you may want to consider. For example, I am doing “X3 Yoga” and “The Challenge” on a day when I do have a full hour to work out. If this is something you’re thinking about, I’d recommend doing two different sorts of workouts. Don’t pile up all your cardio on the same day, for example. (Just a suggestion.)There’s a DVD in the P90X3 base kit called “Eccentric Lower,” but that’s not the only time you work your lower body. “Agility X” has all sorts of jumps, “X3 Yoga” has a warrior III/half moon/twisted half moon sequence that makes my hamstrings and quads shake, “The Warrior” has a lot of squats, and so forth. So there are different types of moves for the lower body in a lot of the DVDs.As for advertising pitches, there’s a non-skippable Shakeology commercial at the beginning of each DVD. I use this time to get my water ready as I’m not big on these sorts of supplements. But I don’t notice nearly as much of a push to sell things during the workouts themselves as there was in the original P90X (there’s a cheesy skit at the end of at least one of the workouts, maybe more of them, where they’re trying to sell you Shakeology, as well — but you can stop the DVDs before this point).With respect to cardio, there are a variety of cardio options in P90X3. Sometimes (like with “Agility X”) you’re going strong pretty much the whole time. Other times, you may find the workout more of an interval type (like with “Triometrics” or “Accelerator” or “The Warrior”). I was challenged a lot more with the cardio in P90X3 than I was in P90X (where I thought only “Plyometrics” was really tough) and that is a definite plus for me. I like both cardio AND strength training (as well as flexibility and core work), so I’m pleased to see a more even balance here. P90X3 really works on all areas of fitness (core, strength, balance, flexibility, and cardio).——————————————WORKOUT FOCUS OPTIONS——————————————You have four choices of schedules. For the first round, I’m doing the “classic” schedule. You also have the choice of a “lean” option that focuses more on weight loss, a “mass” option that focuses more on building muscle mass, and a “doubles” option if you happen to have extra time on your hands. Regarding the “doubles” option, you will need some extra DVDs (see below for more on this) that don’t come in the base kit. There’s an additional option to go past 90 days (“elite block”) where you will also need the extra DVDs.————————————————————CORE/ABS + DVDS NOT IN THE BASE KIT————————————————————Please note that if you order this item, the “base kit,” you will have one empty slot in your DVD case. You are not missing any DVDs; you have to order this DVD separately. It contains three…

Garvinstomp says:

30 minutes is enough. . . sometimes, sometimes not. Updated 11/16/14: Original review first with final impressions at the endIf you check my other reviews you’ll see that I have top reviews for P90X and P90X2. I’m not a Beachbody coach. I’ve never purchased supplements or shakes or anything other than the original push-up stands from them. I’m just a guy who enjoys Tony’s workouts and have gotten great results with them.That being said, I wanted to give you guys a breakdown of this system as I’m sure there are a lot of questions out there. Is it like the first or second series? How much additional gear will you need? Do you need to do the first two series to do this one? Is it really 30 minutes? And on and on. . . This review is designed to answer those questions for people wondering about the series that don’t want to wait 90 days to find out what’s in it. Here we go. . .First, calling it 30 minutes is a little bit disingenuous. Each DVD has the option of beginning with a “Cold Start” that is a 12 minute, extensive warm-up. You can choose to skip that and jump right into the workouts if you like, most of which have a short 2-3 minute warm-up that is of a higher intensity. The cool down doesn’t begin until AFTER the 30 minutes has elapsed and can be anywhere from 3-6 minutes depending on the workout you’ve done. There’s also no dedicated ab routine like in the previous 2 series. So if you want to put an ab routine in after your resistance days that’s up to you. If you were to do the warm-up, the routine, the cool down, and the abs, you’re now back up to about an hour. Now, this doesn’t bother me as trying to cram all of that into 30 minutes would guarantee your workout wasn’t very good. I was skeptical that they would try to do this and I’m glad they didn’t. I rather it be a bit longer than shorter.But what about the gear? You need very little. This is one place they’ve embraced their roots. Gone are the army of medicine balls and plyo platforms. This is original P90X style: Dumbbells, pull-up bar, yoga mat. There are some other things you can grab, but none that are necessary. For those who didn’t like P90X2 because of how much gear there was, this new set will appeal to you in its spartan attitude towards equipment.You absolutely don’t have had to do any previous P90X series in order to use this. Unlike P90X2, which had a high learning curve that turned a lot of people off, this one is much simpler and straightforward. The moves are nowhere near as complex and come with plenty of modifications for people of all fitness levels. And, of course, the shorter time limit makes it more attractive to people who thought an hour and change was just too much. Even the guide book encourages people to try this first and then graduate into the other two series. I would wager to say that this is actually a better starting point than the original series for people new to this type of rigorous workouts.So what are the workouts like? Glad you asked. Unlike the first two series, Tony pushes the pace on these videos to make it all work in the time limit. While he still has plenty of banter (which I personally enjoy), it’s now mixed in while people are working out. This isn’t Insanity where it’s literally non-stop, but it isn’t meant to be. You’re definitely getting your 30 minutes worth of working. Now for those of you that loved the targeted approach of P90X (chest and back one one day, arms on another) as opposed to P90X2’s more compound movements, I’m sorry to say that this system is more like 2 than 1. There are no dedicated arm workouts. There is a push/pull video called “The Challenge” that is a lot of fun, but other than that you’re going to find videos dedicated to Upper Body and ones dedicated to Lower Body. Others are full body and use compound movements and isolation positions to work a lot of muscles at the same time. Again, Tony is focusing on a functional body that works together and less on isolating muscle groups. But because this isn’t P90X2 where it felt like every resistance exercise was done in a balance pose, you’ll be able to keep your heavier weights right off the bat. It’ll be interesting to see at the end of 90 days how my strength is compared to where it is now.Some of the cardio workouts definitely get you breathing. While I loathed Kenpo X in the first series because it felt like a throwaway and had too many static moments that allowed you to catch your breath prematurely, MMX (an MMA inspired cardio workout) is a lot of fun. By adding an army of Superman Punches and Sprawls (called Burpees in the non-combat world) the workout is a beast. I have to say that I was certainly challenged by MMX and CVX.Maybe the greatest thing about this series: yoga is just 30 minutes. Yes, you read that right. The most loathed of all the workouts is just 30 minutes. It’s paced well and plays like a highlight reel of it’s 90-minute big brother. Unfortunately, it moves…

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