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Everybody wants to get fit at some time in their lives. Whether it’s an abiding passion from their teenage years or a sudden resolution upon turning fifty, people everywhere are susceptible to sudden violent desires to get fit. Some go to the gym, others take up running, while some decide to start an at-home workout such as Power 90 or P90X. If so, the question rapidly becomes: which is the right workout for you? Should you start slow and pace yourself, or go extreme straight away?
So it's Friday, and I'm finally back at work. These past few days have been a whirlwind of P90X, meeting people, discussing fitness, promoting Beachbody and having a blast. Our team managed to pull everything off with smooth efficiency, and we celebrated last night with a large dinner, everybody at once proud of all our work and glad that it was over. Who would have thought sponsoring and running such events would be so tiring? When the adrenaline finally wears off, you're left thinking: Wow. How did I just do all that?
Tomorrow Tony Horton is coming to FIU's 2010 Recreation Expo, where he'll be holding events all day, leading workouts, inspiring people and just being his regular awesome self. Extreme Fitness Results is proud to sponsor his appearance here, and we'll all be present to both talk to people and make the most of the moment.
Tony Horton has based his P90X workout on the premise of 'Muscle Confusion', in which the 3 month workout is broken down into different phases, each containing a different variety of moves. The idea is that constantly changing the nature of your workout will help you avoid the 'Plateau Effect', where your body grows accustomed to the nature of the workout being asked of it, and stops growing as quickly. Is this true? Is there science behind this claim? In today's blog post, we take a closer look.
In 2004 Beachbody released P90X, Tony Horton's infamously tough and results oriented workout. The workout has gone to receive national acclaim and incredible success, with over 2 million people using it and constant, round the clock media coverage as pro athletes, celebrities, military officers and politicians promote their success with this program. Tony hasn't been resting on his laurels, however; during the last 6 years he's been working at improving his workouts, at designing new and more rigorous training exercises, all of which is culminating in a new workout slated to be released in 2011: P90X MC2 (Muscle Confusion 2).
Today he's the face of the infamous P90X workout, a three month exercise regimen that has taken the country by storm and made his infomercial the most successful in the country. Progenitor of Beachbody workouts like Power 90, 10 Minute Workout, Power Half Hour, One on One and more, Tony Horton seems to be akin to a force of nature, ever burning, moving, succeeding and confident. Love him or hate him, you can't deny his results, from the huge success of P90X to the legions of people whose lives he's changed through his workout DVD's. But how did he reach this pinnacle of success? Where did it all start? Was he always this confident and fit, or did he have his own mountains to climb?
P90X is seen as the ultimate challenge. 90 days of almost ridiculously hard exercise, endless hours of brutal workouts that push you to your limits and then challenge you to go one further. If you do what Tony Horton says, if you eat right, sleep right, and break through your barriers to reach that 90 day mark, then congratulations. You've proved yourself to be Extreme. But the question then becomes--now what?