I know I am probably doing this backwards but I have made up my mind and decided to give the Power 90 workout a go. I love P90X but have been doing it pretty consistent for the past year and I feel like its time for a change. When I do P90X now I know exactly when Tony Horton is going to throw out a funny joke and what exercise is coming up next.
What got me thinking about the change was when I became a Beachbody Coach and bought the “Showcase Pack.” Inside it was all of the top Beachbody workout DVDs including Power 90. I did some reading through it and the one thing that stuck out was that it had a lot of circuit training. This was not about lifting large amounts of weights or seeing how many pull up you could do. It was about doing a certain amount of exercises in a short period of time and moving onto the next one that worked a different set of muscles. Another thing I liked was that each workout was only about 35 minutes long. Most workouts with P90X are about 1 hour and then another 15 minutes for Ab Ripper X.
One thing I wanted to get back into with spring right around the corner was running. Now when I do Power 90 for 35 minutes I can go for a 3 mile run right after or before and get cardio and resistance training done in the same time period I was doing P90X in. I miss running as it was what helped me lose a lot of weight and get into awesome pre-P90X shape. What P90X did was help me put on 10 pounds of muscle to go along with the outstanding cardio that I already had. My P90X results prove that a skinny guy can put on some muscle.
From what I have read and the videos I watched is that Power 90 is going to give me a great workout but still give me the time to get my running shoes on and get outside for a quick run. This way I can maintain the muscles I built up in P90X and get my cardio back up to par. Its not that P90X ruined my cardio but I did bulk up (my choice) and now I want to tighten it all up.
I will be taking my after P90X/before Power 90 photos here and posting them up. Its kind of funny because it should be the other way around. I glanced at a couple of the Power 90 dvds yesterday and I can tell that this is before Beachbody blew up as a company because the dvds do not have the marketing appeal that the P90X dvds have. Tony Horton looks younger in it too. Here is a brief video describing Power 90 and the results people had.