You have seen the P90X infomercials, or maybe your friend told you about it and you are ready to get going! But wait. Ask yourself: is P90X really for you? Why not find out before you plunk down $120 plus tax and shipping? Don’t worry, if you are not quite ready for P90X, I will give you some tips on how to prepare.
P90X is an extreme fitness program (that is what the X stands for). You need to be honest about your fitness level and ability before starting P90X. If you are not ready to start P90X, but do it anyway, a number of things can happen including getting hurt or losing interest because the exercises or intensity level are out of reach for you. P90X will kick your butt so play it safe and make sure you are up for the challenge.
Beachbody provides guidelines in the form of a Fit Test to determine if P90X is for you. If you can perform the Beachbody P90X Fit Test, go forth and get crushed! If you cannot perform the minimum requirements, you can do another Beachbody program to get yourself to the required fitness level.
Let’s get to the Fit Test and then I will tell you about some of the other great programs that will also give you great results and prepare you for P90X.
The P90X Fit Test takes 40 minutes or so to complete. Click here to download the Fit Test. The instructions are included with the Fit Test. Here are some things you will need before starting:
- Heart rate monitor
- Tape measure
- Partner to help record data (optional)
- Pull-up bar
- Timer (stopwatch or watch with second hand)
- Running shoes
- Your “Bring It” game face
If you can perform the Fit Test, well, come back in 90 days and show off your P90X results!
Power 90 is another awesome Tony Horton 90-day fitness program that will give you great results! Slim in 6 is a Debbie Siebers 6-week program that is more basic than Power 90.
When you finish either of these programs, take the P90X Fit Test again. I am confident that you will be well prepared and ready to Bring it! See you in 90 days!
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