As with any exercise program one gets out of what he/she puts into it. And consider this. How many people buy exercise equipment only to have it turn into an expensive coat rack or door stop.
Sure there are probably better ways to exercise but if the program does one person some good, then there probably is some value there. Actually it has done more than one person good if you search through personal profiles of P90’ers.
Can you get the same or better workout program elsewhere in terms of understanding how this all works? Undoubtedly. Can you get a better workout program cheaper? Maybe. What I don’t think you can get is the “total package” all in one place. That’s the real value that Tony’s program brings to the table, in my opinion.
Curious to hear what you think of CrossFit and BBS?
I think it’s a great way for people to get in shape. I know lots of people who have done it and the guy in the infomercial who went through it like 4 or 5 times until he lost the weight he needed. Is it for everyone? No. In fact, I haven’t done it yet. But it is intense and you will some sort of workout recovery mix or meal but that should pretty evident from the infomercial.
In any case, it’s a good solution for some, not good for others, but I just hope that people who buy it or any other program follow the instructions and modify when necessary.
I like P90x, but I agree with some of the posts here in that it’s not for everyone.
Joanne, thanks for the link to the ACE review – it’s a good and fair one.
I went through the P90x program, and I think it’s a good one for people that have a basic foundation in fitness. I wouldn’t recommend it for someone who has never exercised before. It can be a good program for someone closer to an intermediate fitness level and maybe trying to get back into a structured exercise program.
On the other hand, if you’re an advanced exerciser, your body may adapt quickly — maybe even within the three-month duration of the program for some workouts. So for the long-term, advanced exercisers may need something more challenging.