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The Tony Horton Challenge Begins!

Biting off more than you can chew For me anyway.  What about you?  Are you thinking right about now that I have bitten off more than I can chew?  Maybe yes and maybe know but the only way to find out is to give it my best shot.  Am I feeling like my friend pictured at right?  I had better not be because I only did Chest & Back this morning and I modified it to achieve my goals and to make it work for me.  P90X is an awesome program that guarantees you results in 90 days or your money back it will do exactly that.  But I am using it as a tool, along with running, to achieve the highest level of fitness that I can and to be the best role model that I can be.  I was in shape to begin with and had done enough Chalean Extreme to build the strength that I needed to do P90X again.  Now I am going to take the leap of faith and commit to doing it and following through with my plan.

In case you didn’t read my first post about it, the reason that I am calling this a Tony Horton challenge is because you don’t have to do P90X or even Power 90.  Tony says, as do I, that you need to find the program that works for you and the family of Beachbody workout DVD’s definitely has a workout that will fit your personality, your time constraints and your goals.

So how did it go this morning with Chest & Back?  It was like putting one of my all time favorite movies in the DVD player and being part of the cast!

Strength Training: More than Just Getting Ripped By Tony Horton

We know that strength training is an important part of a Power 90 or P90X routine. Why? It makes you stronger, and I’m not just talking about the shape of your biceps or the size of your pecs. Resistance training strengthens bones, ligaments, and tendons, as well as your muscles. Altogether, a well-oiled internal machine improves your balance and power while shortening your recovery time and risk of injury.

Runners and Weight Training

The difference between a full-spectrum workout like Power 90 or P90X and an all-aerobic workout regimen is huge. People who only do aerobic routines run the risk of developing overuse injuries, and their fitness is imbalanced.  Runners, for example, work their calves and hamstrings hard, but the quads and upper body get off easy. It’s important to strengthen all the major muscle groups for overall fitness balance and to reduce injury risks. No matter how careful they are (varying their workout intensity or the terrain they run on, wearing good shoes, etc.), runners who do not balance their regimens with strength training are likely to suffer from some kind of running-related injury
sooner or later.

Strength and power start at the core. Your core strength, which comes from your abdomen, back, and trunk, is the center for most of your power, agility, and balance. That’s why we bust out the crunches, lunges, and squats.  Strengthen your core and you’ve got a lot more “oomph” to rock out the outer, sport-specific muscles. Another major benefit to muscle training is creating muscle density. The denser your muscles, the higher your metabolism—and you know what that means. You can consume more calories without gaining weight. Now that’s incentive!

Tony H.

Chat with Tony Horton

Two weeks to go to the next chat with Tony Horton on Monday March 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET.  Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to chat live with the master of motivation. Use this special opportunity to ask your questions and get valuable advice from the creator of Power 90® and P90X®.  Also, don’t forget, you can also visit Tony’s Corner where he will help you improve your health, physique, and lifestyle with the perfect mix of encouragement, humor, discipline, and fun.  Available to Team Beachbody Club members only!  To join the Team Beachbody Club, click here.

Tony Horton A 98 Pound Weakling?

I kid you not. This is not lore. This is straight from the source:

Growing up, Tony Horton preferred fast food to his mother’s healthy home cooking. Tony wasn’t always Bringing It. Born in Westley, RI, and raised in Trumbull, CT, Tony preferred fast food to his mom’s cooking, hated exercising, and didn’t particularly like sports. He describes himself then as the “quintessential 98-pound weakling.” Having moved to Hollywood to pursue his dream of acting, Tony realized he had to get fit to succeed. He joined the renowned World Gym in Venice, California, where Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno worked out. With friends and acquaintances blown away by his physical transformation, it wasn’t long before Tony’s career as a sought-after fitness trainer began, and programs like P90X and Power 90 came to fruition.

Is P90X For You?

If you are in decent shape, and you have the drive to get exceptionally fit while you scorch those stubborn last pounds of fat off your body, then yes . . . P90X is not just for you, P90X wants you!

Granted, this program is not for everyone—it’s for the rare breed that wants to see what’s possible with 90 days of real training. You don’t have to be an athlete or a bodybuilder. You just have to have the will to “Bring It” for 90 days.

Based on customer feedback, you’ll love this program even more than you think you will. And in 90 days—whether you want to show off your body at the beach, or improve your strength, stamina, and coordination to compete in your field of play—the results will absolutely blow you away (they always do, every time).

If you’re not sure you’re ready, click here to download the Fit Test and find out!

The Fit Test

Before starting an extreme fitness program like P90X, it’s important to know where you stand and if your current fitness level is adequate. Providing an honest assessment of your abilities and your mindset will allow you to take advantage of your strengths and overcome your weaknesses.

P90X® Test Group takes the Fitness Test. Watch the movie...It’s in your best interest to have completed the equivalent of Power 90® or Slim in 6® before you begin. But if you’re unfamiliar with these programs, we’ve set some guidelines for you to follow. If you are unable to perform the minimum requirements (listed below each exercise), you’ll see better results by doing another fitness program before you take on P90X. So if you can’t finish the Fit Test, do Power 90. You’ll get great results, and then be able to come back and crush P90X!

The P90X Fit Test takes approximately 40 minutes to complete. Be sure to consecutively perform all the exercises in the order they appear. Keep up with the timing, and make a note if you do anything differently. Pay attention, and be honest with yourself.

What you will need to take the Fit Test:

  • Heart rate monitor
  • Tape measure
  • Partner to help record data (optional)
  • Pull-up bar
  • Timer (stopwatch or watch with second hand)
  • Running shoes
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Your “Bring It” game face

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