With Tony Horton as your host, take your workouts to the extreme. I tried P90x for a while and have found that it will give you a serious workout. The system is designed around muscle confusion, a workout strategy that doesn’t gives your muscles a chance to get used to a routine by constantly changing the it up.
For 90 days you will use your living room, garage, etc as your gym. Each video is about 1 hour long and there is one for each day of the week. Some days are recovery days and the workout won’t be as intense as the previous day. Each of the main workout disks have the 15 minute ab ripper video which is done about every other day.
The videos cover a wide variety of workouts from a cardio disk to one that is nothing but yoga. This is the key to muscle confusion. If you did the same thing every day, your body would get used to it, you would plateau and you would no longer build muscle. The workout routine is also changed every 30 days so that you are adding different disks into the mix which enhances the muscle confusion factor.
If you think that you can’t handle it think again. Each disk in the P90x set is designed so that you can go at your own pace. Don’t worry about keeping up with the people in the video, at first. They are used to the workouts and it is not expected for you to keep up with them, but if you can more power to ya! Ultimately that was my goal. After my first month I was able to do 100 push ups in under 1 minute. Of course I was working out with the bench press before I started P90x, but I couldn’t do that many push ups until I started the program.
Give it a try. You can do anything for an hour and it isn’t hard to squeeze an hour workout in each day. Everyone has some non important activity that they could do without, wheather it be watching tv or surfing the web. It is possible and you can do anything for an hour, right?