Holy cow its been a while since I’ve done a post!! Sorry about that. Holidays and just the normal winter running around has threw me off a little! Hey really quick before I go into all the workouts that men and women can do in 30 minutes, let me ask a favor of you. Is that cool? When you get done reading this post…would you mind leaving me a comment? Let me know if this was useful for you and click the share button! Thanks.
Ok so now on to the good stuff. The biggest question isn’t whether or not there are 30 minute routines you can do. Of course there is. The real question that most people want an honest answer to is…can I get in shape or stay in shape with only doing 30 minutes? The answer…YES! So before I loose your attention completely, I’ll list out below the workouts that are rated #1 for 30 minute workouts below that I’ll give you the scoop on how 30 minute workouts in some if not most cases can be more effective for you than an hour, and I’ll go into each listed workout a little to give you an idea of what they’re like. BUT remember, leave me a nice word or two in the comment box below!
30 Minute Workouts for Men and Women that are totally effective for anyone of any size, gender and experience.
Ok so 30 minutes a day HUH? Can it really help me shred this fat and look good? Yes! How? Study after study shows that the most dramatic body transformations happen in the first 30 minutes of exercise. Tony Horton’s goal in X3 was to find a way to use that window of opportunity to help people get ripped, P90X ripped, in just half an hour a day.
So lets just use P90X as an example. With P90X you have your first round of workouts, usually the first round is 30 minutes and then you repeat that in the second round to finish up your hour. So lets say most people burn out in the first 30 minutes and in the second round they need to have enough energy to make it through the workout but may have pushed to hard in the first round, so they are fighting against theirself. Therefor, having 1 30 minute workout that men and women can do each day or 5 or 6 days a week showed that they are effectively burning calories and get in amazing shape.
Of course if you’ve read any of my other post you know what Im going to say next…nutrition is a must. It goes hand in hand with getting that body that you want. And the important thing to remember is that its not going to happen over night. Consistent workouts and nutrition WILL bring consistent results. But you’ve got to work at it!
Now for those of you who PUSH hard for an hour or more each day, don’t hate me. Believe me, I love a good hour workout session. But lets face it. If you’re a single parent, a busy student, a busy parent, a busy business man/women or just don’t want to workout anymore than you have to, and you just want to be in shape and comfortable with your body, not pose for a magazine then a 30 minute workout IS the best solution and it does work!
Straight from Carl Diakelr (Beachbody Founder) “In the P90X3 test group with 40 participants and the average fat loss was 34%. This is unheard of!”
Check out and Ed and Tamara’s before and afters from the test group:
Let me tell you a little about each workout:
P90X3: This workout of course it 30 minutes and is 6 days a week with an optional 7th day workout. If you need extra time to warm up you can select that option and then move on to the workout. The workout itself is just 30 minutes. So you can get in and out and be done. If you’ve never used a workout from Tony Horton then let me break it down. Those of you who have will know what Im talking about. Tony (at least to me) is hilarious. He uses humor through the entire workout so its not boring at all. A LOT of the moves are centered around you own body and weight. Lots of balance building moves and believe it or not that burns fat and builds muscle, more so than going to the gym and using machines. (He actually says that) There are pull ups, which you can modify that with bands if you don’t have a bar. Simple things like dumbbells, weighted balls or even a basket ball, resistance bands and just you. Tony is the modern day Arnold Schwarzenegger, at least in my eyes. He knows his stuff. I highly recommend this workout to anyone. You don’t have to do any of the previous P90X workouts to do X3. Its well balanced and has an awesome and easy to follow nutrition guide. Its a great mix of cardio, MMX and resistance workouts. Better than any gym in my book!
T25: Shaun T created T25. This dude doesn’t play around! Same scenario as X3. This is a 25 minute workout 5 days a week with a 3 minute cool down after each workout, so a total of about 28 minutes. Friday’s are whats called double days. So you do 2 25 minute workouts on Friday. It was a shocker for me when I got it. But I easily figured out on the Fridays that I only had 25 minutes to spare then I could make up the second workout on Saturday. The results weren’t hindered to my knowledge. The workout is I would say about 75% cardio. There are moves and workouts that use a light weight dumbbell or a resistance band. I love T25 durning that 90 days. Actually though, T25 is only a 60 day program with the option to get the Gamma series to extend it another 30 days. If you like lots of cardio, I recommend this workout. Again anyone can do this. All levels of fitness. I mean you gotta start somewhere right? X3 and T25 are great for starters to extreme fitness level. Good stuff.
BodyBeast: Im not sure it’s fare to put this workout in the short workout category but Im going to anyway. This particular is based on building muscle. Don’t let that fool you though. You can lose weight and tone up with this workout. And believe it or not its quit popular with the ladies. And you don’t have to fear, if you don’t want to get bulky but simply ton and create muscle this is a great workout. You do need equipment though. You can check out my BodyBeast page to see what all equipment you need or search for some related post for some more info. As far as time, during the first 4 weeks I think the workouts are around 45 to 55 minutes. During your Bulk phase (don’t worry about the name) the workouts are 28 to 35 minutes. So kinda short. Either way I love this program. In fact Im testing my own BodyBeast/P90X3 hybrid right now. More on that in a later post.
*21 Day Fix: What is 21 Day Fix? 21 Day Fix is THE fitness and nutrition program to help you lose up to 15 pounds in 21 days. Each workout is approximately 30 minutes a day, 7 days a week. The unique nutrition plan uses specifically portioned food storage containers that eliminate the guesswork from portion control – no weighing, measuring, or counting calories, carbs or points. If it fits in the container, you can eat it. And you’ll lose weight. When eaten in the right quantities, there are no foods that are off limits. Who can do the program? Everyone can do 21 Day Fix and get great results. Each workout has a modifier to show easier moves. The test groups included fit people as well as people with 100+ pounds to lose, to be sure that anyone could be successful with this program.
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What’s up? Long time no post…sorry, I’ve been super busy with a lot of new and exciting things. Wanna know more about it and how you can win a FREE P90X or Insanity workout? Ok I’ll tell you…but first let me tell you about a little problem I’ve been going through.
So if you visit my blog often then you know its about “health and fitness” right? For the last 90 days I’ve been doing a new workout. Before I get into the problem I’ve experienced, let me tell you what good came from it. I’m no expert, but I do know a little when it comes to this stuff. I’ve known all along that in order to get certain results, you’ve got to do certain workouts. I guess I just had something “click” and it finally registered in my mind.
I’ve been doing the new T25 workout from Shaun T’s newest collection. For those of you who don’t know about FOCUS T25 its a 25 minute workout designed to do 5 days a week. If you want to know all the specs on it, just click on the T25 link. Its a great workout and I highly recommend it if your wanting a quick workout to help you start your fitness journey. Honestly for me, it didn’t give me what I was going after. Honestly I only did it because it was brand new and I wanted to see what it was about and I thought I’d maintain a lot of what I already have.
I did get some resutls that actually worked out to my benefit. But I was actually in great shape to begin with. I’d been doing a Body Beast and P90X Hybrid that I designed prior. I had packed on some muscle and my abs looked the best they have since my first few rounds of P90X. Being that T25 uses light weights and a lot of cardio I knew that I’d lose some of the muscle…and I did, but not as much as I thought.
Get to the point right? Ok. Well for me, I lost a little ab definition. Its still there, but not what it was. T25 I think is laid out for a low calorie diet, because of the shorter workouts. And thats ok, some people need that. I however was used to putting back some calories, because I wanted muscle mass. So in hindsight the lack of my results were probably because I didn’t follow the suggested calorie intake. Overall the program is great, but Im more of a P90X and Beast guy. Like I said, at least I learned what’s definitely for me and whats not.
Tough Mudder Training! I LOVE doing Tough Mudder’s! T25 is a 60 day program. So on about day 20 or 30’ish I started running to prepare for Tough Mudder in Charlotte NC. I’ve never been real big into running but surprisingly I did extremely well on my first run, which was 3.5 miles. My breathing was under control, I wasn’t out of breath at all, my legs were great and I wasn’t really sore the next day! Usually I have a ton of knee pain and Im sore as crap the next day! So like I said, I wasn’t expecting that, so some good did come from it.
So like I said before, I’ve been super busy with my Beachbody Team putting together some really cool stuff. I think you’ll find some real value with it. We’ve put together some great informative videos on how the whole process works in getting what you need to get successful results from any of the workouts and it also explains the the big question that everyone wants to know about what being a Team Beachbody Coach is all about. So how do you enter to win? Its simple! Just go here http://myhomefitnesspro.com/go/A-CEO/ a put in your name and email address. Then all you have to do is watch the video that we put together, and you can then enter to win this monthly drawing! That it! How cool is that? Takes just a few minutes and you could be the next winner! So definitely check it out!
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Expect the unexpected. Tony Horton is one crazy fitness guru! If you “brought it” in any of the other P90X versions, you better get ready to “Bring it” again! If your new to P90X altogether, thats ok too! As Im typing this, P90X3 still hasn’t hit the market…but I’ve got a few ideas of what I think X3 is going to be like.
This is purely a guess, so if Im wrong don’t hold me to it! Since the release of FOCUS T25 Shaun T’s 25 minute a day, 5 days a week fitness program that’s great for anyone of any fitness level (Im currently in week 7 of this 10 week program and its AWESOME) I think that P90X3 is going to be the next competing workout. Through research and common sense, its been recognized that a lot of people can’t workout for a long period of time 6 days a week. Not that they don’t want to, or get in shape, but they are just truly busy people. I think Tony is going to create P90X3 for those people like Shaun T did with T25. You see, T25 uses very little equipment. Resistance Bands (that come free with the FOCUS T25 Challenge Pack) or dumbbells if you prefer those instead of bands, in only a handful of the workouts. With P90X and P90X2 you need bands and/or dumbbells and a pull up bar at minimum. In all the group workouts I’ve done recently with Tony he has given new moves that you can do that will get you similar results with only the use of your body. To me, Tony is not a big Cardio style guy. Yes he has plenty of cardio workouts, so I’ll be surprised if you don’t need some sort of equipment in X3 but again thats just a guess.
So lets say Im wrong with the first guess. My next assumption for X3 would still be a workout thats less than an hour. P90X was the first of the series and will get you completely ripped and in great shape. You’re able to perform as an athlete, or at least close to it. X2 focuses on speed, balance and agility. Again really honing in on those athletic moves. So I feel like X3 will still follow that same outline, but in less time. Tony Horton is all about creating his workouts to be functional. Meaning simple moves based on the bodies everyday functions. Walking, balance, playing with your kids, yard work or physical functions of your job. Im sure bands and dumbbells will be an option in X3. Realistically you can take bands anywhere if you travel a lot and you can do so many moves with it, even simulate a pull-up.
I can just about guarantee it will come with an awesome meal planner, as all of the Beachbody workouts do, of course a daily workout schedule, and if there is equipment, Im sure resistant bands will come with it also. You may have to purchase the P90X3 Challenge Pack, in order to get the bands for free, again if bands are needed. Challenge Packs are always your best buy with any Beachbody workout anyway. Challenge Packs always come with the entire workout program and your first monthly supply of Shakeology. If you’re not familiar with, I would take a moment to do so. If your going to invest in a workout, you need to invest in nutrition! Shakeology has all that the body needs in a single meal. Tony recommends daily use of it in all his workouts, as does Shaun T, Chalene Johnson, Debbie Siebers, and all the other Trainers at Beachbody. The best part is you end up saving about 30% off the price of the workouts and Shakeology when you get them together. Its just a no brainer to me. Shakeology has changed my life, along with the awesome workouts Beachbody provides!
So what ever the case may be, you can believe this…Tony is going to deliver an action packed workout that anyone, from any background, of any fitness level can do, from anywhere and your going to be guaranteed to get massive results if you can follow a simple nutrition guide and stick to the workout schedule. If you want to be of the first to know when P90X3 is released then just fill out the form below and I’ll send you the details once they are released. P90X3 will definitely sale fast, so if you want it to be of the first few to get it, fill out the form!
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Why do people still ask this question? Will p90x get you ripped? The simple answer is YES! It absolutely will! Why does P90X work so well? The answer: Muscle confusion, variety and nutrition. Total Package!
I was seriously thinking just the other day while driving home. Im truly in great shape. I mean fantastic shape. And Im not trying to toot my own horn. I think after all my hard work I deserve to be able to say that. I post pictures from time to time on facebook, and some of my gym rate friends even comment on my picture asking me how I get such solid abs because theres just ins’t there. While they are big, and have big muscles, and overall are in good shape, (im talking about the serious ones too) they still can’t get the abs. They’re in the gym 6 to 7 times a week and still can’t get there. Why? Again Im simply a believer in this, and it goes along with any workout. I personally think its 70% nutrition and 30% fitness. Now Im not saying they don’t eat well…let me break it down for you.
P90X gets you ripped simply because its a total package. Like I said above, when I was driving in the car I was thinking to myself,” they really got it right with P90X!” The nutrition plan is a great guide for anyone! And yes I meant to say guide. No single person is the same. So one big book isn’t going to work for everyone. Thats what I like about the Nutritional Guide. It’s a great outline for you to start with. You can figure out what works best for you, and whats giving you the results you want. Most people just want to get in the best shape in the fasted amount of time possible. I can understand that…I once felt the same way. But once you get there, you’ve gotta start fine tuning it. Adjusting what your doing with your nutrition, adding things and taking things out so you can see where whats really working for you. And that’s where I am right now. I won’t lie. It was really hard for me to stick with the nutritional guide the first time I did P90X. I thought that’s what you had to do. And I fumbled through it. When I attended my P90X Certification class, I then found out what I just told you. The Nutritional Guide isn’t a perfect fit for everyone. You have to do what works best for you. Sometimes you may need less or even more food than what it calls for. Or you might need to substitute foods, due to variety at your grocery market. Either way, if your trying and using the guide the best you can, you’re on the right track!
So you know about the nutrition, now whats so great about the fitness side. I hate to repeat myself, but like I said above. Tony and the creators really got it right with this one! So for my body builder friends out there, listen up. This is a true story. Remember when I said I posted pics on Facebook occasionally? Well just recently I posted this pic. This is what one of my buddies said; “yo homie message me your current diet. Just cant get my abs quite to the point yours are. They are very close but I do zero cardio.” Now he is in great shape. He has huge arms, chest, back, shoulders and a flat stomach. He’s a gym rat. I definitely give him respect for what he’s accomplished on his own. But I think he’s under a BIG misconception. Cardio is great, but really there is only like 2 workouts that are cardio workouts for each week with P90X. Plyo and Kempo and they really work in more ways than just cardiovascular. My personal opinion is the reason you get such incredible results is the combination of move throughout each week compounded throughout the 90 days. The important thing to remember, this isn’t a quick fix. While it will get you in great shape faster than anything else I’ve ever seen, keep this in mind. It’s a journey. A lifestyle. So take it just one day at a time! Enjoy the journey and stick with it. Remember that small consistent steps overtime will compact into big changes and its much easier to do than to make 1 big change drastically.
Watch this short, but awesome video with Tony Horton, P90X creator. While I know not all of us are Fire Fighters, at least you’ll be able to see that P90X is the real deal and that you can use it to train for some of the toughest jobs or you can train like those who have the toughest jobs. Really cool video!
Just very quickly people always ask what Supplement I take. I can assure you that Shakeology is a part of my daily intake! I can’t live without it! Tony Horton’s also. I would highly recommend it as a once-a-day meal replacement, or as your after workout shake. It has everything your body needs and if you have a lot of weight to loose, its gonna really be beneficial. You can find out more about Shakeology and its awesomeness here. I always recommend the P90X Challenge Pack because its less expensive. Saves you almost $80 in the end.
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That’s right people! For the month of March, you can get a P90X discount and P90X2 discount on the challenge packs. This is a great deal and doesn’t come around often! I love sharing this with you because it will save you well over $80.00, provide you with your healthiest meal of the day “Shakeology,” and you get FREE shipping plus get in the best shape of your life with your choice of P90X or P90X2. All for $180.00. WOW!
So you might be asking what exactly is a challenge pack? A challenge pack is this:
I have done both both P90X and P90X2 and still use both programs and continue to get amazing results. Im actually doing a hybrid of both programs right now. If I get some ‘Facebook’ likes at the end of this post, I’ll upload some results pics. I’ll be at the end of this 90 days in just 3 more weeks.
They are two different programs that target the body and its muscle groups differently. Bottom line, Tony just knows what he’s doing! I haven’t done any of his programs that I didn’t get amazing, noticeable results. I’ve been drinking Shakeology for almost 2 years now I love it. I truly couldn’t imagine a day without it. To get both of these items at this price is a complete steal and if you have been on the fence about either then now is the time to do something about it and change the direction of your life.
And if you’re still wondering why Shakeology is so important…stop wondering! It truly is the best thing to put in your body! Like I said; I’ve drank it everyday for the last 2 years almost and I feel great. Check out what Tony Horton (P90X Master) says about Shakeology in this short, funny but very true video.
Remember, you can only take advantage of this P90X and P90X2 plus Shakeology discount for the month of March so click on the link below for the one you want and get started. Your body will thank you.
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Im going to try to give you the best review on Building muscle with P90X that I can. A lot of times I think that Im very mechanical in writing my reviews. So Im going to really just try to give your the real deal, nothing mechanical.
In order to give you an accurate answer, I have to tell you how it worked for me. I mean you can search the internet and exhaust youtube and see that it works. I personally got great results. Feel free to check out my youtube video on the right side to see how I started and my end results. I like most everyone see myself everyday in the mirror. So I could definitely see my body changing, but I personally couldn’t tell that my muscles were bigger until everyone around me started to tell me. My brother who I don’t see but about once a month actually told me after I had completed the 1st round of P90X, while we were at the pool that he could see a great deal of muscle. I know it was hard for him to pay me that compliment, but he couldn’t deny it. I was always a scrawny guy. Before P90X the only thing that wasn’t scrawny was my belly. Thats what Crown Royal and beer will do for you. I mean it wasn’t huge but it was to the point that I knew if I didn’t do something it was just going to continue to grow. The simple answer to will P90X build muscles is YES. P90X will definitely build muscle. It will take fat and transform into unstoppable muscle. Many of you who frequent my blog knows that Im a P90X guy. I love the program! Im not going to go into how it works, other than they figured out how to trick your muscle (Muscle Confusion) so that you practically never plateau.
How Big Will my Muscles Get?
Well that all depends really on you. Genetics play role in how your body will react to the workouts and supplements. To tell you the truth and I fought this for a long time, but what you put into your body is just as important as your workouts. When I first started P90X and became a Beachbody Coach, I didn’t know anything about anything. I honestly thought I could just clean up my eating a little and workout and I’ll have an amazing six pack and big muscles. Wrong. You have got to be dedicated to eating clean. P90X did a great job in developing the P90X Meal Plan. As I heard Tony say time and time again, that the P90X meal plan isn’t going to work for every single person perfectly. Your going to have to play around with it and maybe add or take away from it. But it is a great tool to etch out a solid meal plan for yourself. What Im getting at is if you eat pizza once a week consistently its going to definitely affect what your body looks like. P90X isn’t for gaining muscle mass. It can be done and that kind of goes back to genetics. But I want to be straight forward, it will build muscle. Amazing muscle. You’ll be able to do things you never thought possible. It will literally turn you into an athlete if thats what you want.
There are a few things that will definitely help you to achieve greater results. Just a year ago I heard Tony say that he is a big supporter of Creatine. I had never used it. I thought it simply pushed water up into the muscle. But while doing my P90X Certification I learned its real benefits. Your body actually creates creatine and it can and will be deplete during your workouts. Adding creatine gives you a blast of extra strength and muscle growth plus speeds up muscle recovery. So if size is something that you’re looking for this will help some. I have just recently in the last 125 days started to take the Creatine MAX from the Body Beast Supplements. I started taking when I did my first 90 days of Body Beast and I still use it with my P90X workouts. Im in week 5 of another round of P90X right now and I can tell a difference in using it and I’ve actually maintained the muscle gains that I got from doing Body Beast.
Shakeology is another must have. I get asked about Shakeology a lot. Most people say, do I have to drink it with P90X? I tell them that they don’t have to do anything, but again, this has everything in it that your body needs. Why wouldn’t you want to give yourself the very best? And lets face it. P90X is an extreme workout and takes a lot out of your body. Shakeology offers sustained energy that helps you through your workouts and throughout your day. It can be used post workout shake or as a meal replacement. It has 18 grams of the highest quality protein. I’ve drank it since I started P90X and working out without it now just isn’t an option.
E&E Energy and Endurance. It gives me that blast of energy to start my workout. Its healthy. Its like drinking a Red Bull but much cheaper and its not unhealthy like most energy drinks.
Lastly is sleep. You need to give your body the right amount of sleep. Sleep is the one thing we all need that requires nothing. It lets your body recharge. So don’t spend hours in front of the TV and cut your sleep time short!
If you’re considering P90X for the first time, just know, this is a lifestyle. Its like the ‘red’ pill from the Matrix. Once you do it, you just can’t go back. I mean I guess you could, but why would you want to? P90X is one of the greatest programs for both men and women. And ladies have no fear, you won’t bulk up from these workouts, unless thats something your wanting. Pumping iron will build muscle and muscle will burn fat. P90X started me on my journey and I swear by it. If you want a chiseled body, muscles and over all better health, then don’t leave this site without getting P90X!
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Both P90X and Body Beast are very good workouts but target a different result. I’ll give you my best P90X Review and Body Beast Review and let you decide which program you think will best help you accomplish your goals. They will both help with muscle definition and working on your six pack, but one as it was described to me is for “looking” and the other is for “doing“. Those are the words of Tony Horton the co creator of P90X. What I mean by that is we all in a sense workout for ego to a certain degree. Most of us want a great looking stomach, defined arms, legs, shoulders and back, male and female. Of course in the back of our minds we all want to be over all more healthy and in great working physical condition, but you have to admit there’s some ego involved as well.
This workout is for “doing”, again this is how Tony described it an online chat with the Team Beachbody Club members in June of 2012. Doing, in layman’s terms means to be able to perform athletically. P90X is designed to burn fat, lean out the body and build muscle, not muscle mass. While some definitely do get great muscles from doing the P90X program, in most cases it shreds the body of fat and turns it into lean muscle. The moves associated with P90X help you to be able to play sports better (for fun, or even as a pro athlete) or help you enjoy physical activities such as running, rock or rope climbing, mud runs and so on. Or even practical things such as just being able to move better or have better balance. For example simple things like picking up your child, doing yard work, climbing steps, or other leisure activities that might be a problem for you right now.
This program is the one for “looking”. Im not sure if Tony was being sarcastic when he gave this answer…I personally like Sagi Kalev (co creator of Body Beast) and have done 90 days of Body Beast (and got great results), but there is some truth to what Tony said. This program is all about building muscle mass. There is very little cardio in this program, with the exception of Leg day which really revs my heart rate, and there is a Beast Cardio workout, but it seems like another Leg routine to me. The Body Beast program is all about ego. You want big muscles. What do we do when we have big muscles? We look at them…every time we walk past a mirror we have to give a little “flex” if you know what I mean? And there is nothing wrong with that. But lets be realistic. You don’t see many body builders out running 5k’s or 10k’s. Why? Because you don’t want to lean out that muscle mass. I was under the same impression that Im sure most of you are, before I learned that cardio isn’t always the most effective way of burning fat. Tony even said himself, lifting weights builds muscle. Cardio will give you an after burn for and hour or three, but (and thats a big but) muscle burns fat 24 hours around the clock, which is why both program work and is why the Body Beast program won’t make gain fat taking in a all those calories. Oh yeah, with the Beast you EAT!
Both the P90X and Body Beast programs provide you with excellent meal planners. But again they are both very different.
P90X has 3 Phases:
Body Beast is a little more lenient. It doesn’t tell you what to eat each day. It does however give you an example of what your day could look like. You first need to figure out how many calories your going to take in (the planning guide will help you figure this out), and then you can choose from the recipe’s in the book for healthy ways to get your calories. McD’s hamburgers are definitely not on that list of suggested foods. Body Beast did a great job of planning a healthy way for you to build your muscle mass and has gotten great reviews for it.
Well there isn’t a good and better choice here. You really need to figure out what your goals are. If you want to lose weight, and build a lean body, work on your athleticism, balance, running or just be able to enjoy some of the simple things in life we take for granite like picking your child up or playing with the grand kids in the yard, then the P90X program is the way to go. For the men reading, you can add a great deal of muscle with P90X so don’t get me wrong. But if straight up muscle mass is what your looking for, and you enjoy lots of weight lifting, and/or want to even compete in competitions then the Body Beast program is what you want. For the ladies, let me say this, I do know several women who do Body Beast and there is actually a “Lean Beast” schedule that you can follow. The amount of size you put on is based on the calories you take in and genetics does play a small role, so if you’re a lady and you want to do this program I encourage you to do so!
So who is P90X designed for? Simple answer: Anyone that wants to be in better shape, and live a healthy lifestyle. It helps with simple task around the house or performing athletically better. The winners of the $100k at summit in 2012 both did P90X (and Shakeology) to get their results. The male was obese to start and he actually lost 200 lbs. So really anyone can do this workout. But it takes a lot of commitment. Don’t worry though, you get free support from me as your coach, and tons of support from the Team Beachbody community. They are real people, getting real results.
Who is Body Beast designed for? Any male or female that wants to concentrate on building muscle. You will and can burn fat and lose weight with this program. Just keep in mind that its designed to make you a “Beast”. Sorry I had to say it, but really it is designed to help you build muscle. And the same applies here. You get me free for support as your coach, and tons of support from the Team Beachbody community.
Just going to keep is short and sweet. You’re going to need equipment for either of these programs.
P90X you at least need:
Body Beast you at least need:
For the P90X Program I would recommend purchasing the P90X Challenge Pack. Its at a discounted price, and gives you the entire workout plus your first 30 day supply of Shakeology. Its the most economic way. If you just want to start out with the program, you can Buy it here.
For the Body Beast Program I would recommend purchasing the Challenge Pack. Its at a discounted price, and gives you the entire workout plus your first 30 day supply of all the supplements. Again its the most economic way. If you just want to start out with the program, you can Buy it here.
You can find all the equipment you need minus the dumbbells once you’ve gotten the program from your new free account.
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It’s almost Christmas and Thanksgiving is once again in the past. Are you one of the people who had to visit with lots over the Thanksgiving holiday? If so you may be wanting to know what’s the easiest way to lose weight? Well believe it or not I do have the answer for you. There are actually a number of suggestions that Im going to share with you that will work well for you and even be a great Christmas gift for your family or close friend!
Lets dig into the facts for just a minute. Most average people will gain between 8-12 lbs from Thanksgiving to New Years. Most of it comes from the home parties and office parties due to the holiday cheer. Im going to share with you some of the easiest ways to lose weight FAST and actually save some money over this holiday season!
Saving money this holiday season is actually easier than you might think. This is my suggestion. STOP feeling like you have to give to everyone. Now don’t get me wrong…I’m not being a scrooge. But there is no reason to buy for people who a. don’t need anything, and b. just because they’ve bought for you. I would encourage you to actually reach out to the people on your normal Christmas list and and simply suggest that you not exchange gifts this year mainly because there is nothing that you really need. Take the money that you both would spend on something that you think the other would like and pay down some debt with it…WOW yes I just said that. Pay off some debt. Now that’s a real gift for the holiday season, that any and everyone will appreciate. I know that I can personally do without another pair of socks that I wouldn’t even buy myself this year or some useless device that I really don’t have room for now. I love Christmas, because its about Christ. Our government, has allowed it to become such a big deal and we’ve been lead to believe that if we don’t share, then we don’t care. And that just isn’t the case. So my suggestion would be to buy a pack of cards, and write something nice about the person or family your giving it to. That will last forever. Also, stop all the unhealthy baking, of cookies and pies. With every get-to-gether we always feel like we should take some food, and the easy thing to take are…you guessed it, cookies and pies. While not hard to make and not that expensive, but if you do it several times during the holiday season, it can add up. There just isn’t a need to do it, and people don’t need the unhealthy foods! So if your like me, then I probably just saved you at least $500 to $1000 on unnecessary giving. Now the best news is you can get a great, easy plan to lose weight and start losing it fast for less than the $500 I just showed you how to save!
This is the Beachbody Ultimate Reset. What is it? Well this is the best and healthiest way to reset your body. Its a 21 day challenge. This comes with a meal plan that is strict and very precise. For 21 days you’ll learn how to eat healthier, what super foods are and how to use them. You’ll break free from you caffeine addictions and junk food addictions, without ever having to lift a weight or go to the gym! We’ve done our research with this one folks! Check out Megan’s results. Regardless of your size you can do this, and get great results!
Now I want you to keep in mind, that after you finish the 21 Day Ultimate Reset, you will never have been more ready to start a workout program. In fact studies show that most people have more energy and actually those who worked out before doing the Ultimate Reset performed better and lifted heavier once going back to their workout routine. Yes, the Ultimate Reset is an the easiest way to lose weight, because you don’t workout at all when doing it. But the fact is, once the 21 days are over, you will need a plan in place to continue this new healthy lifestyle and you’ll WILL BE READY for it. Ready’er than you’ve ever been! There are several ways to get the Beachbody 21 Day Ultimate Reset. All you need to do is pick the package that suits you the best.
You actually have so many options. And again, with the money that I’ve already told you how to save you can get a great workout, plus the nutrition from Shakeology, all for yourself, and still have enough to get one for a close friend, relative or your spouse. I’ve written several articles on most of these workouts, so it won’t be hard for you to do your research on them. How ever, Im going to list them out from Basic/Beginner to Advanced. With all these programs, you get free support, you’ll get me as your coach, and an online community to further help you in achieving your goals. We have a proven system that works. Are you ready for your new life or are you going to hide in fear? We’re here to help you, but you have to be willing to help yourself…what are you going to do?
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Tired during or after doing P90X? Well that could be one of two reasons. 1. either you didn’t get enough rest or 2. you’re not eating right. Yep thats what I said. What you put in your body can affect your workouts and how you feel all day long. I personally know all about this. How you ask? Well because I was in both categories when I first started doing P90X. I had never counted calories when I first started with the Beachbody workouts. To be honest I never knew how.
P90X is an extreme workout. Your body is just like a car. If you don’t put fuel in your not going anywhere. I’ll just be completely honest with you. I was ignorant to health and fitness prior to P90X. When I first received P90X, I was like over half who do the same thing. I got it out of the box, looked at the schedule, tossed the book aside and started the workouts. Why is the wrong? Again P90X is an extreme workout. When you do the workouts your burning calories. When you burn calories, you need to make up for it by what you put in your body. I simply thought that eating healthy was what I needed to do. And it was what I needed, but you have to know what exactly to eat, the portions to eat and when. You have to give back to your body what your taking out.
Lets just say for example when you do P90X Plyometrics that you burn 600 calories. Some of you may know where Im going with this, but honestly I never knew. If you burn 600 calories, then you are at minus (-)600 calories. So if you need to take in 1700 calories for the day and you don’t make up the 600 you’ve burned, but you do meet your 1700 calorie goal, then you’re really only at 1100 calories for the day. So that means that your energy level is going to be down somewhat because your body needs the full 1700 to keep up with your lifestyle and the extremity of the P90X Workouts.
The answer to that question is inside your P90X Nutrition Guide. You know the white book that was tossed to the side. In the first few pages you’ll learn what you need to know about how to eat.
“DETERMINE YOUR NUTRITION LEVEL
Your nutrition level is based on the daily amount of calories your body needs for optimal health and performance during the extreme fitness program. To determine your nutrition level, simply complete the following 4 steps.”
In the 4 steps you’ll learn how to:
• Calculate your resting metabolic rate (RMR)
• Calculate your daily activity burn, the calories required for daily movement apart from exercise.
• Add the calories required for you exercise needs, which have calculated at 600 calories per day for the P90X program, etc.
• Now use your energy amount to determine your nutrition level in the table provided.
Of course I left some of the verbiage out, I don’t want to copy everything down from the book. At that point once you’ve figured out how many calories you need, you can proceed on through the 3 phases of the meal plan. Now Im not going to say that you have to 100% stick to the P90X meal plan, even though it is highly recommended, but at least you’ll have an idea of what your calorie intake should be, and if you read through each phase you will see what types of food you should be eating. If you feel like your not going to stick to the P90X Nutrition Guide I would recommend that you follow the Online Meal Planner through the Beachbody Club Membership. Unless your an expert, I can’t stress enough that you need to follow the outline of a good meal plan. Beachbody has done their research and hired experts to put these tools together so theres no sense in trying to recreate the wheel or struggling through your diet yourself. Shakeology is an absolute must for any intense workout. You’ll find great reviews on it, plus almost every single trainer from Beachbody will tell you that your body needs it. Just ask Tony Horton from P90X, Chalene Johnson from TurboFire, or Shaun T from Insanity. With great fitness there needs to be great nutrition!
I personally can answer that. Only you can determine how much rest you need. I can only recommend that you get anywhere from 6.5 to 8.5 hours of rest each night. If you have the luxury of sneaking in a nap mid day, go for it!
This last bit is for those of you who just need a little more ‘get up and go’ in your workout. If you’ve gotten everything else under control but you want a little more focus and strength, then the best recommendation I could make is Beachbody’s E&E (Energy & Endurance) Formula. I do a few scoops right before my workouts and it truly does help to make it through them.
I hope this helps you get some energy back. Good luck in your workouts, and please if I’ve helped you with this post, please click the ‘Like’ button below, share this blog with a friend, and leave me your feedback. Don’t forget to get your Free Account with me so we can stay connected through the Beachbody site also! Beachbody Free Membership.