When I started on my path towards getting healthy and eating smart I had to change my diet and my exercise routine. Previously, I leveraged my own personal knowledge to fuel my workout habits from my cross country/track days in High School to the weight lifting routines I’ve discovered over the years online. I was always reluctant to get into the crossfit craze simply because my body wasn’t really built for olympic style lifts. Since then, I’ve started incorporating them more, but I’ve discovered that using your own body weight can be a great exercise resource. The company Beachbody, always appeared to be a fad for people that needed to lose weight and not for a scrawny 5’8” 145 lbs male looking to add muscle and get ripped. Roughly a year ago, a new work fitness initiative was started and the P90X3 program was purchased for a small dedicated group of coworkers and I to try. Since then, I haven’t looked back and can honestly say the P90X3 workout has become a life changer.
Why I Use The Beachbody P90X3 Program
One of the greatest evolutions I’ve made to my workout routine is the utilization of body weight exercises and condensing it to as short a time as possible. I can honestly say that before using the Beachbody P90X3 system, I was completely lost on what I should do or focus on. I’ve always believed I was in above average shape, but never had the physical look of an athlete except for when I ran my first ever Marathon. Genetically speaking, I was never a force to be reckoned with no matter what I did for my workout routine. Obviously my boyish face makes me, the guy in the grey stripes with a whistle, look younger than the High School athletes in the photo, but I was actually in my mid-twenties:
Not that pushups or pull-ups have ever been the barometer of your fitness level, but at the time of the above photo I could probably do 100 pushups and maybe 10 pull-ups over the course of several sets and breaks. It’s easy to make the assumption that if you simply do a specific activity over and over eventually you’ll be able to do it exceptionally well. However, that isn’t always the case and it certainly wasn’t mine when it came to developing my physic. I needed something that was going to push me physical and mentally and I needed it to be as short as possible. I don’t have two to three spare hours in a day that I can spend in a gym at work, or on my own, meticulously working every possible muscle. I also don’t want to spend my money on a gym membership, if I don’t have to, and need the adaptability to do my workout anywhere. If I don’t have access to weights, I still want to be able to get a great workout in and if I’m feeling a little run down I still want to do something to get my blood pumping.
Today, I’ve put on 10 lbs. of muscle, decreased my body fat to somewhere between 7-10%, achieved the desired six-pack abs and have the v-shape look that most men desire. All I’ve needed was a few sets of dumbbells, a pull-up bar and 30 minutes of time set aside each day to help achieve my fitness goals. Beachbody has a wide array of programs, but P90X3 aligns with my fitness goals and allows me to get my daily workout completed in only 30 minutes a day. Today, being in my late twenties, I can do my 100 pushups in one set and get through nearly 20 pull-ups in comparison to my younger years.
If you’re constantly putting off working out, but know you need to make a change to your fitness habits, then I highly recommended looking at the Beachbody P90X3 system. It’s going to help you save time and get that physic you’ve always been looking for.
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