Every morning at 5:27 am my wife’s iPhone goes off to wake her up (and myself). My wife has a strange thing about uneven alarm times, so my iPhone alarm rings at 5:30 to coax me again to really get up with her.
I slumber into my workout clothes and walk, much like a zombie, down to the basement, where my wife greets me with a hug and turns on the TV featuring Tony Horton.
The energetic Tony is our personal trainer for 6 mornings a week. As Tony himself extorts:
I hate it . . . BUT I love it!
. . . or
It hurts . . . so it must be good for me!
Several forces propel me to continue this routine.
#1 First, the program is balanced and fun.
P90X3 is a combination of exercise routines similar to the blockbuster father program P90X, but shortened to only 30 minutes. You’ll see mixed martial arts (MMX), Yoga, body resistance exercises, weights, eccentric maneuvers and now even pilates. The variety keeps the program interesting . . .
More importantly, however, the program challenges me in all of the important physical components . . . strength, aerobic endurance AND flexibility AND balance.
I am not aware of a better program for this. I feel this is an important and often overlooked part of any popular exercise program.
Strength for muscle and bones to not break . . .
Aerobic endurance to not huff and puff on vacations to national parks . . .
Flexibility to be able to tie my shows and . . .
Balance to not fall over while tying my shoes.
Seriously, as I age, I want to stay out of the nursing home and be as independent and healthy as possible.
I think this program can help.
However, P90X3 is not for every person. It may simply be too difficult for some and could even lead to injury. So, if you are new to working out . . .
CAUTION . . . DO NOT START HERE!.
You may get bent into a prezel or injure a joint with plyometrics (which I did starting a couple of years ago with p90X).
Maybe start with something lighter such as tony Horton’s 10 Minute Trainer.
#2 Secondly, the program is only 30 minutes.
How could I NOT take 30 minutes out of my day to get a good workout in? NO MORE EXCUSES!
With the recent popularity of and the science extolling the benefits of high-intensity-interval-training (HIIT), I feel the program is validated. Short bursts of highly intense activity can be just as beneficial as longer workouts.
My wife and I do the program in the morning to get it out of the way and any other physical activity throughout the day is considered a bonus (though I personally would like to shoot for 60 minutes a day soon).
#3 Lastly, my wife is getting ripped.
So, if I don’t want her to run off with a more chisled man, then I need a “self-improvement project,” if you know what I mean.
I am obviously joking, as my wife would never leave me over this, but we share the philosophy heard from Jim Rohn:
You take care of you for me, and I will take care of me for you.
This is why I train with Tony and you should consider doing the same.