P90X for XBox Fitness Review

#1Uproar2099Posted 8/17/2014 12:21:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLISx6XX6ns

I've just completed my 3rd week with P90X for Xbox Fitness. Check out the link above for my video review (with super awesome exercise demonstrations for lulz). For those of you that have no interest in high quality, well rehearsed (at least 3 times) review videos, or if you simply like to read... keep reading.

What is it?

P90X for Xbox Fitness is a 30 day workout program designed by Tony Horton, creator of the P90X series of workout videos, specifically for Xbox One. The program consists of 5 separate workouts; 1) Chest, Shoulders & Arms 2) Fighter X 3) Legs, Back & Core 4) Power Cardio 5) Total Core

Each of these workouts are full body workouts with an emphasis on giving you a great cardio workout while strengthening the rest of your body. You won't do a whole lot of running or jumping in place, but I guarantee you will sweat buckets during all 5 of the workouts!

What do I need?

Aside from money (more on that later), you don't "need" anything. All of the workouts can be done isometrically (without weights, just squeezing the muscles). However, for a better workout, you may want to consider purchasing some small weights or bands. If you were only to buy one, I would recommend getting a cheap set of bands as all of the "weight" exercises can be done with bands (whereas some of them can use weights, but not all).

How much room do I need?

Because these routines were designed specifically for the Xbox One, the workouts you'll be asked to do can all be done comfortably in your living room. All you'll need is approximately your height both forward and side-to-side from your TV. I'm 6'2" so I need basically a 6'2" x 6'2" space to do all the workouts. I also have very low ceilings so the fact that there aren't a lot of jumping exercises is a godsend (I have scars on my knuckles from hitting the ceiling during other workouts).

What is the difference between this and P90X3?

The basic P90X3 program is 16 videos that are 30 minutes each for a total of 8 hours of content. You also get Fitness and Nutrition Guides along with the videos for a total cost of $120.00 for the full 90 day program.

P90X for Xbox Fitness is $60 for the aforementioned 5 videos which total just over 3 1/2 hours of content. There are no guides that come with it at this time, though I have heard that a Fitness Calendar will be released soon as a companion to the program.

So you're paying slightly more per hour and you don't receive those guides, but you do get the Kinect feedback (which is huge!) and the Xbox Fitness scoring system and challenges.

Should I buy it?

Like almost all workout video programs, it depends on what you want from it. If you're looking to get super strong and build a large upper body, I don't think this program will get you there on it's own. There isn't a lot of heavy weight work and the upper body workouts are mostly push-up based.

If you're looking for a cardio-centric workout that doesn't involve a lot of running (I HATE running). Then this is definitely for you. You're going to strengthen everything while working up a ridiculous sweat... and it's WAY more interesting than running IMO. This program works your abs so much, yet you don't realize it because you're focusing on 3 different muscle groups at once during almost every exercise. Your lower back and abs are going to get a great workout in all of these workouts.

So there's my opinion of the program. Feel free to post your own experiences or comments about this really exciting addition to the Xbox One. Thanks everyone! </BlogFaqs>
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#2wrettcaughnPosted 8/17/2014 12:24:53 PM
Thanks for posting this. Bookmarked to watch when I get home later. Been curious how P90X turned out for XB1
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#3KID VIDPosted 8/17/2014 12:37:25 PM
Great review! One quick note: I noticed that you mentioned the Kinect on your written review, however, you didn't mention it at all in your video review. Just thought I'd point that out.
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#4Uproar2099(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 12:41:59 PM
KID VID posted...
Great review! One quick note: I noticed that you mentioned the Kinect on your written review, however, you didn't mention it at all in your video review. Just thought I'd point that out.


Yeah, there was a few things I didn't get into the video review because I was up against the 5 minute limit for Xbox uploads. You can probably tell I was going pretty quick through it for that exact reason. I wanted to at least get the gist of it across in the video. Thanks for the feedback though!
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#5Trigg3rH4ppyPosted 8/17/2014 12:45:39 PM
great quality video. watched the whole thing and i'm not even interested in fitness apps. Your reveiw quality is really good.
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#6Uproar2099(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 12:58:48 PM
Trigg3rH4ppy posted...
great quality video. watched the whole thing and i'm not even interested in fitness apps. Your reveiw quality is really good.


Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it!
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#7Uproar2099(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 12:59:48 PM
wrettcaughn posted...
Thanks for posting this. Bookmarked to watch when I get home later. Been curious how P90X turned out for XB1


No problem. Let me know what you think when you get a chance to check out the video. Thanks for the interest!
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#8stawg007Posted 8/17/2014 1:05:48 PM
Do you get permanent access to the program once you buy it?
#9Uproar2099(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 1:16:35 PM
stawg007 posted...
Do you get permanent access to the program once you buy it?


If by "permanent" you mean, keep it if you cancel Xbox Live Gold? I don't know. Haven't canceled my subscription yet. I also don't know if you'd keep it if/when they make Xbox Fitness a paid app. I would assume so under the latter but I'm just not sure. It is a good question though.
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#10Uproar2099(Topic Creator)Posted 8/17/2014 3:55:50 PM
I have to add that this program really helped me push through a plateau that I had hit about 4 months into using Xbox Fitness. I was sitting pretty steady at 190 lbs, since using this I'm down to 184 as of today (and I've been as low as 180).
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