P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, is a home-based exercise plan created by Tony Horton. Developed as a successor to the “Power 90” program, it is designed to last 90 days and consists of a training program that uses cross training and periodization, combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.
The system was developed by Tony Horton, Carl Daikeler, CEO of Beachbody, Steve Edwards, Beachbody Fitness Consultant, Carrie Wyatt, Nutritionist, Ned Farr, Artistic Director, and Mason Bendewald, Director of Training Video. In 2002, Daikeler asked Horton to create a fitness program for people already physically fit. Daikeler then hired Ned Farr to document the process of developing the new program. Horton consulted with a variety of fitness experts and experimented with several disciplines to develop a training program with three different calendars: Lean, for people looking to lose weight and fat; Classic, for people who want to get both muscle mass and physical stamina; and Doubles, which was the classic schedule with an extra cardio workout each day, for athletes to get in shape before a sports season begins. Farr’s documentary was used for the infomercials used to sell the program, using raw images provided by P90X graduates. The infomercial “P90X: The Proof” won a Telly award in 2009 and the infomercial “P90X: The Answer” won a Moxie award in 2010. In 2010, sales of P90X dropped dramatically, but still accounted for half of the $ 430 million in Beachbody revenue. 2010 and has sold more than 4.2 million copies to date.
In 2011, the P90X sequel was released, P90X2. P90X2 is also a 90-day training program focused on applied sports science called muscle integration. Instead of working one muscle group at a time, P90X2 uses resistance on unstable platforms to engage more muscles with each movement. In December 2013, P90X3 was released and presented 30-minute workouts as opposed to one-hour workouts. P90X3 includes 16 routines, and includes yoga, mixed martial arts, Pilates, and plyometrics with upper and lower body exercises.
P90X is a 90 day program with exercises six days a week. It combines a variety of exercise techniques, including strength training, cardio, yoga, plyometry and stretching. The program consists of a fitness test, a nutrition guide, a fitness plan, a schedule and a series of DVDs demonstrating various techniques. The video shows movements at lower and higher intensity levels. Standard home gym equipment recommended for use with P90X: yoga blocks, yoga mats, dumbbells, resistance bands, pull / pull bar, push handles, heart rate monitor, and body fat tester. A chair, a plastic plate and a wall are also things that can be used. The nutrition plan is composed of three phases. The first 30 days focus on protein and lower carbohydrates. The second phase increases the carbohydrate percentages. The third phase further increases carbohydrates. Only one case of rhabdomyolysis has been documented in a person trained on P90X.