Power 90 is the predecessor workout program to the more extreme program most people are probably much more familiar – P90X. First launched in 2001, Power 90 was the first at-home workout program to combine cardio exercise with a moderate level strength building program. This style of cardiovascular exercise and combined weightlifting movements made Power 90 sort of an in-home boot camp program that lasted 90 days and was producing tremendous results in everyday people looking to get in shape fast.
As P90X uses muscle confusion as its main training principle, Power 90 uses a training principle created by Tony Horton called the Sectional Progression training technique. This method of training uses movements that target a very specific area of the body for the greatest muscle building and fat burning results in 30 minutes a day or less.
Who is Power 90 For?
In my opinion, Power 90 is best for someone looking to get back in shape and who has not been doing any type of weightlifting or aerobic exercise for months or even many years. If you are still trying to decide between Power 90 and P90X, then try to complete the P90X fit test. If you meet the minimum requirements for P90X, then go for it. If not, I would definitely go with Power 90 first and then move on to P90X second. I also wanted to note there are no pull-ups in Power 90.
What you get with Power 90 workouts-
- Sweat Cardio 1-2: 36 minutes of sweat-inducing cardio moves with Pilates and kickboxing mixed in.
- Sculpt Circuit 1-2: 29 minutes of circuit training to strengthen, tone, and firm the entire body.
- Sweat Cardio 3-4: 42 minutes in length, this workout turns up the intensity from Sweat Cardio 1-2.
- Sculpt Circuit 3-4: 38 minutes – this version turns up the heat from the first circuit DVD.
- Ab Ripper 100 & 200: I love these workouts, because they are only 6 minutes long, and you get an absolutely awesome ab workout.
Not only do you get the above workouts with the Power 90 workout program, you also get the below tools to ensure success with the system:
- Ninety Day Calendar: perfect way to track your programs and the success you are having with the program.
- Meal Plan: a 90-day nutrition program that will maximize the results obtained on this program.
- Sculpting Band: use weights or the Power 90 sculpting band for the Circuit Sculpt DVDs.
- Program Guide & Tracker: the guide in Power 90 takes out all the guesswork of how to get in the best shape of your life. Each step of the program is laid out for you.
Power 90 Results
As with any exercise program, the results you achieve from Power 90 will differ from others’ results. I can say, however, if you stick with the program and follow the nutrition guide, you will have great results – but you will have to follow the program, which is easy since it is all laid out for you plain in simply in black and white. If you are kind of out of shape and looking to get back into the swing of things when it comes to exercise, then Power 90 is a great place to begin.