The difference between Power 90 and Power 90X is pretty significant. Although the Power 90X series (P90X) is developed with the original Power 90 at its core, it is a seriously more intense workout regimen created for people who have finished the Power 90 series and want more, or for those people looking to ramp up their fat burning and muscle building results, to a new extreme level!
The original Power 90 is centered on 6 weekly workouts that are 30 minutes in length. The system is made up of 3 different DVDs designed to sculpt your body over a 90 day period. The DVD’s include a variety of exercise techniques like Kenpo, Cardio, and Plyometric moves. Tony Horton guides you through each workout ensuring you are getting the moves right and motivating you with his captivating enthusiasm.
The Power 90 DVDs walk you through Sculpt Cardio, Sweat Cardio, and Ab Ripper workouts to get your body tight and transformed. Power 90 (p90) is a great starting point for people who may be just starting out on their fitness quest, or wanting to ease their way into things.
Power 90X, however, is for the more advanced. The P90X series ramps up the workouts to 60 minutes a piece, 6 days a week with the 7th day being a rest or stretch day. These 60 minute workouts push your body to its edge and then push some more. The 90 day program can drastically transform a body.
Unlike the original Power 90, Power 90X has 12 unique DVD’s and entire workouts dedicated to Plyometrics, Kenpo, Core Synergistics, and even Yoga. These heart pumping, muscle building workouts will have your body shaping up in no time. This program is not for the faint of heart or anyone simply looking to add a little exercise to their life. This is for people who are serious about the hard work involved in making a true body transformation.
Power 90 comes with a Fat Burner Food Plan created to jump start your body through nutrition. It allows you to burn fat while not giving up your favorite foods. Power 90X, however, includes a 3 Phase Nutrition Plan designed specifically to fuel your body while it is challenged through the P90X workouts.
The Power 90X 3 Phase Nutrition Plan starts you out with the Fat Shredder stage which is focused on high protein intake and a rapid decrease in body fat percentage. Phase 2 is the Energy Booster which slightly increases carb intake, creating a balance with the protein to maximize your energy. The final phase is the Endurance Maximizer which is an athlete’s diet. This stage is for those people who are continually pushing their bodies and can afford the extra carbohydrates.
Both of the diet plans are created to fit their respective fitness regimen. The Power 90 Fat Burner Food Plan paired with the Power 90 workout is a great starting point for people who really want to transform their bodies and their overall physical health. The P90X 3 Phase Nutritional Plan along with the 12 DVDs is for those people who may have already graduated from the original Power 90 or for those who are ready to take their bodies to the next level.