Power 90 vs P90X – The GOOD the BAD and the UGLY!
Power 90 vs P90X
This is a question that a lot of people ask me, “What’s the difference between Power 90 vs P90X“. Basically, they want to know which program is right for them. Before we get into the nitty gritty of both of the programs, I want to start off by saying that both of them are really great programs. Depending on your fitness level, will determine which program you should start with as not everyone can do P90x when they are first getting started. But, at the same time, it is not impossible for a beginner to start with P90X either. I will explain more details so please keep reading….
Power 90 vs P90X – Who is the Trainer?
Tony Horton is the Celebrity Fitness Trainer behind America’s #1 Best Selling fitness programs Power 90, P90X, P90X-2 and 10 Minute Trainer. Tony is passionate about helping people from all walks of like. Since 1995, Tony Horton has trained countless people all across the United States of America from famous sports teams, professional athletes, movie and TV stars, recording artists to the average Joe looking to get fit. Tony is a humorous, encouraging, motivational and a fun fitness trainer so whichever program you decide to go with after reading this “Power 90 vs P90X” review, you will get the absolute best results ever.
Power 90 vs P90X – Overview of Power 90
Power 90 is an in home Fat burning and total-body sculpting fitness program focused on abs, thighs, and upper body. This program is designed to help you lose weight and get toned in just 90 Days. Power 90 was actually Beachbody’s first fitness program to air national television in 1995. I consider it to be the ‘baby’ version of p90X.
When I first started with Beachbody back on October 18th 2010, I started out with Power 90. I was 180lbs and a complete beginner. I had to start from somewhere and Power 90 was the perfect place for me to start. It was a 6 day a week program where I would work out form 30 – 40 minutes per day and replace 1 meal a day with Shakeology. I would alternate between 1 day Cardio and 1 day Strength Training. It was perfect for me and I always recommend this program for my beginners. As a results of this workout and my hard work and dedication, I lost 23lbs and 18 inches. I would truly happy with this program even though the music was kinda outdated. So, with that said, if you are going to try Power 90, be sure to wear your iPod or turn on your radio or CD player.
Here are my Power 90 Results
(Lost 23lbs and 18 inches in 90 Days)
Power 90 vs P90X – Pros and Cons
Power 90 Pros:
- It’s a Simple program.
- It’s great for Beginners.
- It only takes about 30-40 minutes per day.
- The program comes with workout bands so you don’t need to invest in weights.
- It’s a very affordable program.
Power 90 Cons:
- The music is boring (you will need a music player of some kind)
- It’s too easy for someone who has been working out already.
Watch this video to learn more about Power 90:
Power 90 vs P90X – Overview of P90X
P90X P90X is the EXTREME version of Power 90 and is a revolutionary system that constantly introduces new moves to challenge your muscles and give you extraordinary results. This program has 12 sweat-inducing, muscle-pumping workouts is designed to transform your body in just 90 days.
When I finished my first program with Power 90, I graduated to P90X. I have to be honest with you. At first I was a bit intimidated by this program. Everyone talked about how hard it was. But, I fell in love with it from Day 1. Since I had already pre-conditioned my body with Power 90, I was ready for something more challenging. Yes, P90x is challenging BUT, it’s really not as hard as I thought it was going to be. It was actually fun. I think that the only challenging part was working out for a FULL hour and P90X Yoga is 90 minutes long. WHOA!!! lol
Power 90 vs P90X, in my opinion, even a newbie can do the P90X program if and only if they do modifications and they start slow. For example: if a newbie starts out with this program, I would recommend to start off doing p90x with modifications and to cut each workout to 30 minutes instead of the full 60 minutes and just work your way up to the full 60 minutes. Overall, I love this program.
Here are my P90X Results
(Lost another 7lbs and 4 inches in 90 Days. Not a ton of weight but I did gain muscles that I didn’t know I had)
Power 90 vs P90X – Pros and Cons
- It’s a more advanced program that CAN be done by beginners IF they are up for the challenge
- It’s fun and effective.
- The music is great.
- Tony is FUNNY.
- It comes with workout bands BUT you need to buy additional workout equipment such as weights, a chin up bar and a yoga mat.
Watch this video to learn more about P90X:
Power 90 vs P90X – Which Program Should I Start Off With?
If you are still unsure which program to start off with Power 90 vs P90X, then go ahead and answer the following questions to help you make an informed decision:
- Would you consider yourself to be a complete beginner when it comes to working out? (Note: If you have not worked out in 6 or more months, then you are a NEWBIE).
- Have you been eating badly and eating unhealthy foods?
If you answered YES to both of these questions, then I would recommend that you start out with Power 90.
Up for the p90X Challenge anyway?
Awesome! ANYONE can do this if they put their mind to it. Just be sure to get approval from your doctor if you have any back or knee problems. TAKE THE P90X Fit Test to see if you can do it.
PASSED THE FIT TEST???? GREAT!! Congrats!!! What this means is that you are actually READY to start p90X. So, Go ahead and order P90X and then contact me to help you get started!
If you want to save $45, get the P90X Challenge Pack that includes Shakeology (Your Meal Replacement Shake) which will enhance your nutrition to help you lose the weight. Just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask me about the challenge pack of find me on Facebook.
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