Tuesday, November 15, 2011

P90X: Plyometrics Review

P90X Plyometrics Review
Tony Horton, 2004

This is a 58 minute cardio workout led by Tony in a dim gym set with 3 background exercisers. You will only need an optional chair for this workout. One exerciser shows modifications and Tony offers mod's & encourages resting when needed. There is a countdown timer for the workout and specific exercise duration on the bottom of the screen.

This workout includes a lot of high impact, high intensity exercises but Tony does a great job of mixing in plenty of lower impact & lower intensity exercises keeping it very doable. Each round consists of three 30 second higher intensity exercises, 1 60 second lower intensity exercise, repeated and then followed by a rest break.

Exercises include: a warmup and stretch, jump squat, skater, high swing kick, floor touch 180 jumps, circle run, plyo lunges w/ pulses, frog hops, squat jacks, long leaps, rock star jumps, lo shuffle, low 180 jumps, squat hops to floor touch, monster & normal tire run, and military march. Concludes with some sports moves: pitch & catch, jump shot, football drill, and a cooldown & stretch.

I rate this an advanced workout but not super advanced- it is very doable and there are plenty of lower intensity exercises added in. Tony is chatty but I dont find him annoying at all-actually amusing. The time really flys in these workouts and Tony keeps everything moving along smoothly. Plenty of different exercises to prevent boredom but not at all scattered.


  1. Congrats on the cake decorating kit! I love beautifully decorated cakes, but I don't have an artistic one in my body lol. I know I can't afford the P90X set, but I might consider getting a single plyo dvd out of the set if I can find one online.

  2. Thank you!

    Plyo X is fun! And while it was tough- it was not grueling at all- win win!!!

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