P90X Plus Exercise Program Review

9.75/10

P90X Plus Exercise Program Review

9.75/10

Quick Overview
  • Difficulty
    Advanced
  • Cost
    Average
  • Trial Period
    30 Days

P90X Plus is an extension of the P90X fitness program. The P90X fitness program has become one of the most popular and best-selling fitness programs on the market.

The P90X Plus fitness program retains the same three training specialists used to create the original P90X fitness program, Tony Horton, Carrie Wiatt, and Mark Sisson, to define and create the new P90X Plus fitness program.

The P90X Plus fitness program was created by Beachbody, a company that has become one of the leaders within the fitness program industry.

Beachbody was founded in 1998 and is responsible for several hit fitness programs apart from the P90X fitness program, including Slim in 6, Insanity, ChaLEAN Extreme, Yoga Booty Ballet, Hip Hop Abs and Turbo Jam. Beachbody maintains a focus on providing at-home DVD/VHS-based fitness programs that include specific and targeted workouts, fitness and nutritional information, and workout equipment designed to achieve a wide range of fitness and health results.

In doing so, Beachbody has become one of the leading home-based fitness program companies within the fitness industry. Their fitness programs are well-designed, effective and wallet-friendly.

The P90X Plus fitness program is well designed and targeted specifically towards individuals that have already completed the original P90X fitness program. Hence, individuals that enjoyed the original P90X fitness program may want to consider purchasing the P90X Plus fitness program, as the workouts are a continuation of the original program intended to take your state of health and fitness to the next level.

Pros

  • Extension of the Original P90X Fitness Program
  • Includes 4 New Exercise Workouts

Cons

  • Not Intended as a Stand Alone Fitness Program
  • Slightly Above Average Price Point

Intent of Fitness Program

The P90X Plus fitness program is intended as an extension to the original P90X program, and focuses on producing health and fitness results similar to the original program. The P90X Plus fitness program primarily focuses on cardiovascular, strength training, flexibility, coordination and balance, similar to the original P90X fitness program, but with new exercises and routines.

To this end, the P90X Plus fitness program is intended for individuals that have already completed the original P90X fitness program, and is designed to continue to promote health and fitness improvements in the areas of cardiovascular, strength, mobility and flexibility.

The P90X Plus fitness program includes the follow exercise routines and items:

  • Interval X Workout
  • Kenpo Kickboxing Cardiovascular
  • Upper Plus Workout
  • Total Body Plus Workout
  • Abdominals & Core Plus Workout
  • Fitness Guide
  • Downloadable Worksheets
  • Tony's Trainer Tracks - A detailed guide designed to teach you how to perform each of the movements with perfect form

Primary Areas Worked

The P90X Plus fitness program includes 5 new workouts with exercises similar to the original P90X program. In addition, there are a several new exercises and sequences that are unique to the P90X Plus fitness program.

For example, you will still be performing various punching, kicking and blocking combinations in the Kenpo X Plus workout. However, you will also be performing a few new sequences like the Gladiator, which is a jumping knee-high kick followed by a downward jab that will require you to squat. This high energy combination of movements is designed to tax your cardiovascular endurance. Additional exercises include spinning swords, backward jabs that require torso rotation, and combinations such as the double sword to knee kick to back kick. The new exercise combinations are designed to be performed sequentially and will simultaneously work multiple muscle groups that will force your body to burn a considerable amount of calories.

The Total Body Plus workout begins with leaning squats that require you to quickly rise with your arms extended above your head. This is immediately followed by large lunges and rotational wood chops to work your abdominal and lateral muscles. The workout also combines several of the more familiar exercises, including modified push ups, dumbbell exercises such as two-arm dumbbell rows, and biceps curls with one knee bent.

Similar to the original P90X fitness program, the P90X Plus exercise routines are sequenced in order to work multiple muscle groups at the same time, and at other times, target specific muscle groups in an alternating manner. This concept is the basic approach behind a variety of exercises that require your total body to be active, and why a majority of them are actually an advanced version of the more basic exercises such as the push up, pull up and biceps curl.

Program Length/Frequency

The five new workouts provided with the P90X Plus fitness program are designed to be used in conjunction with the workout routines provided with the original P90X fitness program. The P90X Plus fitness program is designed to be performed over a 12-week period.

The P90X Plus fitness program rotates through the various exercise routines on a weekly basis. For example, during one week the exercises and workout routines may focus on developing and strengthening the upper body muscle groups, while the following week may involve exercises that are designed to work the core and lower body muscle groups.

The P90X Plus fitness program maintains 6 exercise sessions per week, or 7 exercise sessions per week if you plan on using the 7th day for the stretching workout instead of resting.

Effectiveness/Results of the Program

The P90X Plus fitness program is designed to build on the health and fitness results achieved from the original P90X program. This being said, you should continue to expect significant improvements in your health and fitness as the five new exercise routines are similar to the workout routines performed under the original P90X program. The health and fitness results include continued weight loss, improved cardiovascular endurance, increases in lean muscle mass and strength, and improved coordination, balance and flexibility.

Equipment/Space Requirements

The P90X Plus fitness program is designed as a continuation of the original P90X fitness program, so it assumes that you already have an exercise mat a set of dumbbells. Aside from those purchases, the P90X Plus fitness program requires no new additional equipment. You will still need a moderate amount of space to perform the floor exercises, strength workouts and martial arts-oriented cardiovascular exercises.

Physical Requirements

The P90X Plus fitness program is specifically intended for those who have already completed the original P90X fitness program. Similar to the original P90X fitness program, the P90X Plus fitness program is a high intensity workout that is not intended for beginners.

The P90X Plus fitness program uses many of the exercises, movements and sequences that were performed in the original P90X fitness program. Hence, individuals that are not familiar with the original program may find it difficult to perform in the beginning.

Support

The P90X Plus fitness program includes Beachbody's extensive customer support service, which consists of the following:

  • 24/7 customer support telephone line
  • Online email customer support
  • Live chat
  • Large message board community
  • Extensive online customer support FAQ database

Cost

The P90X Plus fitness program costs two monthly payments of $ 29.95 plus $ 9.95 for shipping and handling. For a total price of approximately $ 70.00, you will receive 5 workouts, a fitness guide, downloadable worksheets and Tony's Trainer Tracks (tips for performing the movements and exercises correctly).

The primary value of the P90X Plus fitness program is for those who have completed the original P90X fitness, enjoyed the program, achieved significant health and fitness results, and want to continue a workout program that is similar to the original. This being said, the P90X Plus fitness program is ideal for individuals that are looking to add additional exercise routines to their current P90X routine, or any other home-based exercise program.

Summary

Since its release, the P90X fitness program has become one of the most popular at-home fitness programs on the market. Hence, it is a natural progression for Beachbody to create a fitness program that continues from where the original P90X fitness program left off. To this end, the P90X Plus fitness program is designed for individuals that enjoyed the P90X fitness program and want to continue performing exercise routines of this type.

The P90X Plus fitness program is designed to be used in conjunction with the original P90X fitness program or any other at-home exercise routine. The exercise routines are aggressive and intended for individuals that are in moderate shape. Similar to the original P90X fitness program, individuals that are just beginning an exercise routine or are not accustomed to regularly performing an exercise routine on a daily basis may want to consider purchasing an easier fitness program before jumping to the P90X Plus fitness program.

At a cost of approximately $ 70.00 for five new workouts, some individuals may feel that the the P90X Plus fitness program is overpriced. However, the five new workouts are well designed, provide excellent health and fitness benefits, and, for individuals that enjoyed the original P90X fitness program, are well worth the price.