The P90X training program

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The P90X training program

Postby Dean » Mar 29, 2008 02:10

I just got the P90X training system and from what I can tell, its training routines are really good. It's a program that is set up to get you "in the best shape of your life" in 90 days. I'm definitely no expert but based on what I've read with regard to sports training and putting together good routines, it has everything you need: good warm up with a mixture of ballistic and static stretching for loosening up the joints and warming up the muscles you'll be targeting in your workout, main workout (weightlifting, cardio, yoga, etc.), followed by a good cool down. The only thing thing that seems to be lacking is lower back exercises but maybe it's incorporated. The only exercises that are geared towards strengthening the lower back are supermans and banana rolls and these are incorporated in the cardio workout, core synergistics workout, and the back/biceps workout. Here is the 90 day workout (I'll spare you the detailed excercises for each day unless you ask me for them for any particular work out, I'll even give you the order of the exercises if you ask since I know order is very important):

First 3 weeks follow the following pattern:
Day 1: Chest & Back, Abs
Day 2: Plyometrics
Day 3: Shoulders & Arms, Abs
Day 4: Yoga
Day 5: Legs & Back, Abs
Day 6: Kenpo
Day 7: Rest or stretch

Week 4 is a "recovery" week:
Day 1: Yoga
Day 2: Core Synergistics
Day 3: Kenpo
Day 4: Stretch
Day 5: Core synergistics
Day 6: Yoga
Day 7: Rest or stretch

Weeks 5-7:
Day 1:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps, Abs
Day 2: Plyometrics
Day 3:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Back & Biceps, Abs
Day 4: Yoga
Day 5:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Legs & Back, Abs
Day 6: Kenpo
Day 7: Rest or stretch

Week 8 is a "recovery" week:
Day 1: yoga
Day 2: Core synergistics
Day 3: Kenpo
Day 4: Stretch
Day 5: Core Synergistics
Day 6: Yoga
Day 7: Rest or stretch

Weeks 9 and 11:
Day 1:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Chest & Back, Abs
Day 2:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Plyometrics
Day 3: Shoulders & Arms, Abs
Day 4:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Yoga
Day 5:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Legs & Back, Abs
Day 6: Kenpo
Day 7: Rest or stretch

Weeks 10 and 12:
Day 1:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Chest, shoulders & Triceps, Abs
Day 2:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Plyometrics
Day 3: Back & Biceps, Abs
Day 4:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Yoga
Day 5:
A.M. Cardio
P.M. Legs & Back, Abs
Day 6: Kenpo
Day 7: Rest or stretch

Week 13:
Day 1: Yoga
Day 2: Core synergistics
Day 3: Kenpo
Day 4: stretch
Day 5: Core synergistics
Day 6: Yoga
Day 7: Rest or stretch


What do you think? Like I said, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of lower back strengthening exercises but then again, it may be other lower back strengthening exercises built into the other exercises that I'm not aware of. And I know it's hard to evaluate a training regimen without knowing the specific exercises being done on particular days so I will give those to you if you ask. Has anyone here used this program or one similar to it? Do you think this will suite my needs into shape to begin martial arts and flexibility training? If not, what do you think I should add to it or change about it? Any suggestions will be appreciated. Even if you tell me the program is junk :)
Dean
 
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