Tyler Robbins Fitness

B.Sc. Biochemistry, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified CrossFit Trainer (CCFT/CF-L3), USA Weightlifting Level 1

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Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

Well, we are less than a week away from the release of P90X3!!! I hope you are all as excited about this as I am. Lots of information coming out about the program these past few days, and I have been doing my best to collect all of the information into one spot for you all to learn all there is to know about the program. So, without further ado, here are this week's topics of interest:

1. All the latest information about P90X3

2. If you're interested in P90X3, make sure you join my P90X3 Challenge Group. It is a great way to stay motivated and accountable as you make your way through the program with a group of us!

3. My next 60-Day Coach Training Academy starts on Monday January 6th. If you are at all interested in Coaching, I am willing to arrange a video chat discussion with you to discuss the opportunity. Keep in mind that anyone who purchases a Challenge Pack has the option to upgrade to Coach status for free ($39.95 sign-up fee is waived), so if you are interested in the P90X3 Challenge Pack when it goes on sale on the 10th, this would be a great opportunity to sign up as a Coach and hit the ground running with your business!

This week's blogs:

My next 3 weeks of training
P90X University: Shoulders and Arms

From the blog archive:

10 Great Health and Fitness Tips
Tough Mudder Tactics: Cliff Hanger
How to lose weight video
Tough Mudder Tactics: Hangin' Tough
What does it mean to be "fit?"

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

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Tyler Robbins
Independent Team Beachbody Coach
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P90X University - P90X Shoulders and Arms





Team Fitness for Life Home Gyms

Lately I've been discussing the benefits of working out at home, and I have even shown you my own home gym setup. I put the word out to my Challenge Group for anyone interested in sharing their home gym to send me pics, so that my readers can get an idea just how versatile and unique people's home gyms can be.

Not only that, but understand the dedication involved for many of these gyms to double as other functions in the home. One of the themes or goals of my blog lately, has been to show people that almost anyone can find a bit of space in their home to exercise. The great thing about working out at home, is that even though you may not have a multi-million dollar facility, you also don't need to pay to rent their equipment. You can build your own gym over time and build something great!

John S.

Here are a few photos of my gym - just in a small spare bedroom (no I didn't choose the awesome paint colour and wallpaper!). Started with just the resistance bands for p90x in 2011-12 and a pull up bar (have since upgraded to beachbody pull up system). I purchased the med balls, gymnastic balls, and SelectTech 552s in Dec 2012 to have ready for X2 in January. Just added the SelectTech1090s and bench this week! All in about $1400 but thats just 2 years of gym membership here and I will have it all forever! Also have a fan, and the TV has built in DVD player, use the black bookshelf as a tabletop to "Write it down"

Jeff T.

Here is my workout area. Nothing special. I did all of Insanity/Asylum vol 1 & 2 in my living room. Then moved everything else outside when I started P90X

Jason T. (Part 1)

I'm 6'4" so I need quite a bit of space to maneuver around. Our old living room was too cramped so I moved the kitchen table back and sort of worked out between the kitchen and computer room in the hallway. Trust me, there were plenty of times I cracked my hands and head on those low overhangs you see there lol.

Jason T. (Part 2)

Here's my (current) basement setup. As much as I hate to say it, I'm planning on replacing that awesome orange carpet with some rubber flooring soon. Hopefully early next year.

Dan M.

Sister's old room. Bowflex bench, Power Blocks adjustable dumbbells, EZ curl bars, and workout mat.  Very steak and potatoes.

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Brenda M.

My home gym is my living room so I need a system where it can be tucked away easily. Everything is in my living room except the pull-up bar and chin-up assist.
Inventory: dumbbells (2, 5, 10, & 15s), medicine balls x4, resistance bands x6, agility ladder, rumble roller, roller, TV, DVD player, Audio player, yoga mat, push-up stands, Insanity, Asylum Volumes 1&2, P90X, P90X2, Power 90, 10 min. Trainer, TurboFire, T25, T25 Gamma. not pictured - pull-up bar (for doorway) and chin-up assist. I  also workout at least 2 times per week at work! There, it is a classroom, DVD/projector and a yoga mat!

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Brent G.

I workout in the 3rd car garage area of my house. I love it in this room. I have a large rug for cushioning and my TV is an old one with a built in DVD and VHS player. My other gear includes stability ball, bowflex select tech dumb bells, a couple free weight dumb bells, homemade medicine ball, yoga mat, ab roller, and the pull up bar hangs in the door frame. This room also holds all my other "toys". You can see my skis and my bicycles hang up behind the main picture.

Greg H.

Fridge has water bottles & shakers ready for pre workout & post / recovery shakes .
A Years worth of workouts already to go, beside the TV,
Love my garage, man heaven !

Robert G.

Here is my area. I think it's taken me like 4 years or so to get all the equipment I have. I still need to buy some heavier weights but maybe next year. Oh and I remember trying to sell the TV I use for the longest time but glad I never did.

Andrew B.

I started into fitness about 12 years ago.  I was overweight so I got a treadmill.  After losing a lot of weight it was time to bulk up.  For that I got a bowflex.  When I progressed beyond that I started to lift free weights.   Recently I have been getting into Beach Body programs to add dynamic training to my workouts.  This was a good excuse to buy a lot of fun equipment (pull up bar, bands, medicine balls, etc...).

Gary W.

Larry N.

Another interesting tidbit about my home gym that my wife and I put together. We actually met in a commercial gym, training at 4am. I figured anyone dedicated to their workouts like I am is worth dating! We are still together 17 years later!

Scotty C.

My home gym doubles as a living room. I had to modify the pull-up bar because my door frame is wider than all pull-up bars on the market, some PVC pipe, foam covering to ensure that it doesn't destroy my door frame and tape to hold it all together. Bowflex 1090's, 1 rumble roller, 1 foam roller, 4 medicine ball, 2 stability balls, a bench, resistance bands, e-z curl bar with 2 35's, 2 25's, 4 10's, 2 5's, and 2 2.5's, Tony Horton PowerStands, yoga mat and jump mat, I use both for yoga, because yoga mat on carpet doesn't work, and an Indo Board.

Scott N.

I converted one of the guest bedrooms into my home gym. It's a gradual work in progress and it gets the job done. Buddha's there for encouragement:)

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"But what do you do for cardio?"

I highly recommend you head over and check out Tony's post because it is a great, quick read! It also summarizes what I have been thinking about over the past year - year and a half, but have finally gotten my thoughts together to articulate what I wanted to say.

I get questions from people ALL the time, especially when it comes to doing a program like P90X  - what about the cardio? Don't even get me started on the people who are coming off of doing a program like Insanity...I think these folks think that their hearts are going to shrivel up and die because they don't have their beloved jumping up and down at a million miles an hour.

Let me state this one thing loud and clear. If you are looking for a challenge, a way to improve your cardio conditioning, a way to lose weight, etc. Insanity is pretty hard to beat. It is a great (albeit, HARD) home workout program. It really does test you physically. However, don't for a second think that it is the only way to get "fit," nor is it right for everyone.

One of my most popular blogs of all time is: "Should I do Insanity if I'm a skinny guy and can't keep my weight up?

 Dec 20 2012 - 170lbs.

Keep in mind that cardiovascular exercise is determined to be doing something that elevates your heart rate to a level above resting for a certain period of time. You do NOT need to get your heart rate to pound through the roof in order to lose weight. In fact, unless you are specifically training for a specific cardiovascular-specific event (5k, marathon, hockey, soccer, etc.) then lifting some heavy things, and getting your heart rate up a bit will work just fine to keep you healthy and at a reasonable weight. 

Want more proof? Over the past year and a half, I feel as though I have drastically cut back on how much "cardio" I do. I have grown up playing soccer and hockey, and have enjoyed training for Tough Mudders and the World's Toughest Mudder, and I was definitely in great shape, but it didn't really change the way I look all that much, nor did it need to be done to make me "healthier." 

So, since I have cut out a lot of my "traditional cardio," I have substituted in more heavy lifting, compound lifting, all in attempt to work towards new goals - gaining weight and muscle. I think I have changed a lot during this time and still feel great! 

Another misconception that I come across all the time is; I need "cardio" to lose weight. Not true at all. Remember that exercise is great for your body, and it can help  you lose weight, but weight is largely controlled by what you consume. If you want to gain weight - eat a lot. If you want to lose weight - eat less....

Oct 25 2013 - 188lbs

At the end of the day, what I'm saying is, don't be so attached to the idea of "traditional cardiovascular exercise." As Tony Gentilcore mentions in his post, just try and do 20 heavy squats without getting your heart rate up. 





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

Holy smokes this year has been flying by...November starts on Friday! I hope you are all doing your best at staying away from the Halloween candy...or at the very least, limiting yourself to just a few treats.

Remember that from about this point, on, people tend to let things "slide" at the end of the year. And by slide, I mean all of that junk food and drink slide down their throats. From Canadian Thanksgiving in October, Halloween, American Thanksgiving in November, right on through holiday and Christmas parties throughout November and December, and of course Christmas/Kwanzaa/Hanukkah (and any other holidays) and New Year's. The very least you could do for yourself during this time of year with all of the indulgences, would be to consistently exercise and get as much nutrition into you as possible (Shakeology anyone?) beyond all of the junk you will be consuming.

Anyways, with November right around the corner, there are also lots of exciting things to discuss, so let's get to it!

1. You have until midnight on October 31st to take advantage of Beachbody's Current Promotions. Over $90 off both the P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs. With the holidays just around the corner, even if you already have P90X and/or X2, you could pick up some Shakeology for yourself, and give the program away to a friend/family member as a gift!

2. Last chance to sign up for my 60-Day Coach Training course (starts Monday November 4th).

3.. Here is my latest post in P90X University: Plyometrics.

4. I have been hard at work finishing my basement, as well as the space here devoted to my home gym. I have had a lot of requests to see the new gym, and although it is not done (yet), here is a detailed post showing the progress so far.

5. My thoughts on downloading your workout programs...

6. For those of you who aren't following me on Facebook or Twitter yet, or for those of you who DO follow me, make sure to keep an eye out at 8pm on Mondays-Fridays. I have written so many great, insightful blogs that may get missed by so many, especially those of you new to the team, that I figured I would go through and post my favourite/most popular blogs and post from my archive. Here are the 2 I've posted so far:

Small Changes Add Up

Don't Forget About Your Sleep

7. Not really sure why, but Beachbody is announcing their November promotions a day early (October 31st). So, if you are interested in what's going to be offered at discount for November, make sure to check out my website tomorrow. (p.s. I honestly have no idea what's on sale, so just check back with my then!)

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!





P90X University: P90X Plyometrics





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody!

Well some very exciting personal news to get out of the way right off the bat! My wife had her second ultrasound this morning. The baby is healthy, which is awesome news! We also found out that we are having another boy! I better keep working out the way I am so that I can keep up with my 2 sons...holy smokes!

We are almost into November. Are you planning on finishing your year strong, or just limp towards the finish line as we head into 2014? Why do so many people think that they can just coast at this time of year and just "start fresh" in January? I can tell you right now, from my experiences with "Coaching" and personal training, the people who need a specific date to start something (i.e. January 1st) NEVER reach their goals. Your body and your health don't know what day it is, besides the fact that you just keep getting older. Stop procrastinating and get to it NOW.

Enough of the serious talk ;-)

Lots of exciting things to cover this week:

1. I have already had an amazing amount of interest for my 60-Day Coach Basics Training program, starting on November 4th. I have been hard at work taking the training material passed down to me from some of the top Coaches at Beachbody, including 2011 and 2012 TOP COACH, and my personal Coach, Wayne Wyatt, and organizing it into a comprehensive 60-Day training program. I have also been modifying some of the topics and adding my own input based on what I have had success with as a Coach. You will not only learn how to start and run your business, but also other nuances like making YouTube videos, websites, blogs, etc. I have all sorts of tips and advice to pass down to my team. So, if you have been considering becoming a Beachbody Coach, now is the time to do it, as you can hit the ground running with this training program. Let me know if you're interested.

2. I had another video chat with Google the other day, getting my "Helpouts from Google" listing all set up. This sounds like it's going to be a remarkable opportunity. I will be able to give folks help with their health and fitness problems via video chat for a small fee. What's nice about all of this, is that all of you get to pick my brain and get advice whenever you want since I am your Beachbody Coach. That will not change! In case you still don't know what Google Helpouts is all about, head on over to my blog about the opportunity, including Google's official trailer detailing the program (expected to launch first week of November).

3. Just over a week left to take advantage of Beachbody's October promotions - P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs on sale for just $180, which is over $90 in savings. Remember, if you have been thinking about becoming a Coach and partaking in my 60-Day training course, any customer who purchases as Challenge Pack has the option of upgrading to "Coach" status for free!

4. Make sure to check out the latest course in P90X University. A comprehensive breakdown of Chest & Back.

5. We are already sitting at 19 members for my P90X3 Challenge Group! If you are at all interested in starting 2014 off with the latest program from Tony Horton himself, join us!

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University: Chest and Back





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

The air is getting colder and we are well on our way through October. The holiday season is right around the corner, and that also means a new year is fast approaching. Lots of exciting things happening as we count down the remaining days of 2013.

This week's topics of interest:

1. I have just given my website a bit of a facelift. Nothing too major, just a few cosmetic changes here and there to freshen up the appearance a bit. Let me know what you think!

2. I have been invited to be one of the founding members of a new service from Google called "Google Helpouts." For those of you who know me will realize that this holds a lot of potential for me, especially considering how much I have enjoyed helping so many of you online these past few years. I will release more details about this endeavour as they are made available to me, so stay tuned!

3. Check out my latest class for P90X University - The Science of P90X: Heart Rate Zones and Intensity

4. Surprise, surprise, exercise is the key to a long, happy life!

5. Don't forget about Beachbody's October Promotions: P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs are both $180 this month (over $90 savings!).

6. Also don't forget that there are new Shakeology purchasing options available!

7.  In case you haven't heard, P90X3 is coming this December! Get up-to-date with all of the information we know about the program here.

8. If you're interested in P90X3, make sure to check out my X3 Challenge Group. There is already a great group of us who are ready to progress through the program together so why not join us!

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University - The Science of P90X: Heart Rate Zones and Intensity





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody!

Exciting news from me this week. I announced on my Facebook page the other day, although I realize not all of you use Facebook, that now, I have officially become a full-time Beachbody Coach and Personal Trainer. I have been working very hard towards this goal, and I have all of you, along with my wife to thank. Of course all of my team members helped me get to this point, so I would like to thank all of you for your support, especially the outpouring of support lately! My wife has been adamant about me doing what I enjoy, so I am taking this step to do just that! So, I will be working, as a personal trainer at a local gym, also personal training clients on-location, and when I am not helping people that way, I will be working my Beachbody business, helping all of you.

It makes for a very busy schedule, but I really enjoy helping others, especially by sharing my knowledge on the health and fitness industry. I think I have made this pretty apparent, especially lately, and hope to keep all of your support as we move towards P90X3 and beyond!

This week's topics of interest:

1. Remember to join my P90X3 Challenge Group. As I am writing this, we are sitting at 13 members and continuing to grow...and the program doesn't even come out for 2 more months! Studies have shown that working out in a group setting helps individuals stay motivated, and although we will be working out at home, it is great to have that "group mentality" online to motivate you to keep pushing play!

2. Don't forget that both P90X and P90X2 Challenge Packs are both on sale this month, you save over $90! Great way to maybe pick up a program and/or Shakeology for someone as a gift for this holiday season. Don't forget that when you purchase a Challenge Pack, Beachbody will waive your $39.95 Coach sign-up fee. You can become a Coach and sell P90X3, which I have no doubts, will become one of the top-selling home workout programs of all time!

3. Make sure to check out the latest class at P90X University - The Science of P90X: Progressive Overload.

4. In case you were wondering, this is the hybrid schedule I have started this week and will continue leading up to P90X3!

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University - The Science of P90X: Progressive Overload





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everyone

Welcome to October! A new month always brings exciting new opportunities, and with just a few months left in the year, it is also time to start planning ahead to the New Year. Lots of new, exciting, but also some disappointing news from me today.

First off, let me get the disappointing news out of the way first. I am withdrawing from the World's Toughest Mudder. For those of you who have been following me will know, I have a heart condition known as "Atrial Flutter." To make a long story short, I have been cleared for exercise, but certain types of training seem to be causing my symptoms to flare up, and I really don't think I am physically able, nor is it safe, to continue on with my training and competing at such a rigorous event. This is disappointing for me, but at the same time, health always comes first, and I am focusing on getting the required treatment so that I can make plans to compete again in the future.

For those interested, I am currently planning out my next training blocks. I plan on doing a Body Beast/One on One Hybrid that will focus on a bit of mass gaining, but also strength improvements. There will also be some performance goals there as well since I am now back playing hockey.

Now on to the exciting pieces of info from the past week:

1. Beachbody has announced their October promotions. During the month of October, you can get P90X or P90X2 Challenge Packs for just $180. That saves you over $90! Even if you already own X and/or X2, this is a great opportunity to save some money and pick up a copy of the program for a friend/family member, and you could keep the Shakeology for yourself.

2. Beachbody now offers 2 new purchasing options for Shakeology. First, you can get a taste sampler, where you will receive a single servings of the following flavours - 2 chocolate, 1 vanilla, 1 greenberry. Keep in mind that these are limited to 1 per taste sampler per customer. For those of you who have been asking for it, you can now order chocolate/vanilla combo packs so that you can keep some variety with your healthiest meal of the day!

3. New P90X3 details!

4. I am going to be running a P90X3 Challenge Group to kick off the New Year! P90X3 is available for order on December 10th. If you order before December 15th, Beachbody guarantees that you will get it by Christmas. Take a few days off for the holiday season, and then join an already-growing group of us to start the program sometime between December 29th and January 11th!

This week's blogs:

Your genes are not your fate
 
P90X University - The Science of P90X: Your complete guide to sets and reps
 
My Thoughts on P90X3

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University - The Science of P90X: Your Complete Guide to Sets and Reps





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everyone

September is winding down, as this is my last weekly newsletter of the month. Unbelievable!

That also means that, as of this Saturday coming up (28th), I only have 7 weeks until the World's Toughest Mudder!...

I want to thank everyone for their support after last week's rant. I never intended for it to be a pity party on my behalf, just wanted to share with all of you the time and effort I put into helping others. I received such an amazing outpouring of support in return, definitely picking my head back up and reminding me that I have some amazing team members, as well as reminding me how many great people I already get to interact with!

Just a quick reminder. I am not giving up Coaching, in fact, I plan on being a Beachbody Coach for a long time! I just plan on taking a step back from a lot of the services I provide, and focusing more on my own team members/Coaches and helping the people that truly want to be helped.

A real quick update on the exciting developments/news stories from this past week:

1. In case you haven't heard, P90X3 is coming out on December 10th 2013. There are plenty of other details that have been released, including a brand-new video. You can find all of the new information on my website.

2. Beachbody has announced new Shakeology options. Both of these options have been highly-requested. First, you can now order Shakeology "Taste Samplers", which is a 4-pack of Shakeology samples: 2 chocolate, 1 vanilla, 1 green berry. Keep in mind that they limit just 1 sampler pack per customer. Second, you can now order chocolate/vanilla combo packs. Keep in mind that these packs are 24 pouches of the individually-packed samples. I prefer the 30-serving bags as the value is better, but if you wish to have more variety in your life, this option is now available. Also great for Coaches who wish to keep these 2 popular flavours in stock to hand out to customers.

3. The latest P90X University course is now available: The Science of P90X - Circuit Training

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University - The Science of P90X: Circuit Training





P90X University - The Science of P90X: "Muscle Confusion"





Weekly Newsletter

Hey Everybody

A really quick check-in this week, as not a whole lot is going on. I have also been extremely busy lately with a number of things including prepping all of my courses for P90X University! I think you guys are really going to enjoy the depth of the training behind P90X as I am spending a LOT of time getting everything I can think of included.

If for some reason I seem to forget something, or there is a topic you would like to see covered but isn't, let me know and I can do my best to include it!

This week's blogs:

Weekly Fitness Minute - Diana Nyad
 
P90X University - The Power of P90X
 
Hamstring Injuries
 
Post Exercise Nutrient Timing

And 2 favors that I ask:

1) If you like the hard work I put into writing my blogs and videos, PLEASE help me out by sharing them.  Click the share links below them and share them on FB, Twitter, etc.  It really helps me get more exposure and grow our team!

2) Also, as always, remember that the way I benefit from being your coach is that I earn a commission from any Beachbody products that you purchase, as long as you buy them through my site, tylerrobbinsfitness.com. It helps with the amount of time I spend answering all your questions, writing my blogs, filming my videos, and helping you out. Thank you! I really appreciate it!

Everyone have a great week!

--

Tyler Robbins
 Independent Team Beachbody Coach
 
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P90X University - The History of P90X

P90X

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

P90X, or Power 90 Extreme, is a commercial home exercise regimen, known for its intensity.[1] It is designed to take 90 days, and consists of a training program which uses cross-training (weight training, martial arts, yoga and calisthenics) and periodization, combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.[2]

P90X History

The system was developed by Tony Horton, Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler, Beachbody Fitness Advisor Steve Edwards, nutritionist Carrie Wyatt, Creative Director Ned Farr, and workout video director Mason Bendewald.
 
In 2002, Daikeler tasked Horton to create a fitness program for people who were already fit. Daikeler hired Ned Farr to document the process of developing the new program, giving a "look behind the curtain." Development took two years. Horton consulted various fitness experts and experimented with several disciplines before selecting 12 workouts. The program was tested and refined with several 90-day test groups. Farr's video diary documentary originally appeared every month on Beachbody's website and can now be found on YouTube.

In 2004, the completed program was released, and an infomercial was made using some of the documentary footage.

Farr continues to use a documentary approach to the infomercials, using raw home footage supplied by P90X graduates. "P90X: The Proof" infomercial won a Telly award in 2009 and "P90X: The Answer" infomercial won a Moxie award in 2010.

P90X is Beachbody's best-selling product after years of positive word of mouth and heavy infomercial advertisements.[3] Despite sales growth slowing to approximately 30%, P90X represented half of Beachbody's $430 million revenue in 2010. [4] As of November 2010, 3 million copies of P90X have been sold for an estimated $420 million.[4] The program had grossed approximately $500 million in sales, as of August 2012.[2]

Brands

P90X uses the term "muscle confusion" in their advertising to refer to their training methods.[5] Muscle confusion is said to prevent the body from adapting to exercises over time, resulting in continual improvement without plateau.[6]

There are six programs associated with the Power 90 name: Power 90, Power 90 Master Series, P90X, P90X+, P90X One-on-One, and P90X2 [7] (released in 2011).

Program overview

P90X is a 90-day program that combines a variety of exercise techniques including strength training, cardio, yoga, plyometrics, and stretching.[8] The program consists of a nutrition guide, fitness plan, calendar and series of DVD videos demonstrating a variety of techniques. The models also demonstrate some moves at lower and/or higher levels of intensity.[9] P90X provides a fitness test to determine if the program is suitable for an individual.[10]

Nutrition

The nutrition plan is composed of three phases. The first 30 days emphasize higher protein and lower carbohydrates. The second phase increases the percentages of carbohydrates. The third phase further increases the carbohydrates.

References

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  2. a b LINDSAY GOLDWERTWednesday, August 15, 2012 (2012-08-15). "What is the P90X workout? - New York Daily News". Articles.nydailynews.com. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  3. ^ Lulay, Stephanie (5 January 2010). "Feel the burn: get ripped in 2010"Chicago Now. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  4. a b Deprez, Esme (18 November 2010). "Beachbody: Thinking Beyond the Infomercial". Bloomberg. Retrieved 3 December 2010.
  5. ^ Vicky, Hallett (9 December 2008). "Ask the Misfits". Washington Post. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  6. ^ Tsouvalas, Dean (26 October 2009). "The Ultimate Business Traveller Workout". ExecDigital. Retrieved 12 January 2010.
  7. ^ "P90X:MC2 Workout — The next P90X — Beachbody.com". Retrieved 9 February 2011.
  8. ^ Carney, Kat (30 April 2004). "Get the jump on fitness". CNN. Retrieved 10 August 2009.
  9. ^ Farr, Ned (Infomercial Director); Horton, Tony (Instructor) (2003). P90X Extreme Home Fitness Workout Series (DVD (x12)). USA: Product Partners, LLC.
  10. ^ "Fitness Plan: P90X". Beachbody.com. Retrieved 2012-10-22.
  11. ^ "p90x workout". p90xdvd.org.
  12. ^ In the line, "Tomorrow I'll wake up, do some P90X", in the 7th verse of The Lazy Song.
  13. ^ "Paul Ryan's workout: Is P90X for you?". cnn.com. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  14. ^ "Breckin Meyer Dishes on Nude Scenes". Yahoo!TV. Retrieved 28 June 2013.