P90X Extreme Home Fitness DVD Review

In this video I review the very popular P90X fitness program and then give you a free alternative thats even better. I get asked so often what I think of the P90X program that I thought it important to do a video on the subject.

Here is what I say about P90X:

“Anything that gets people excited about working out regularly is a very good thing and people get very, very excited about P90X.”

Good points first: P90X is simple, you just look at your calendar and see which DVD to pop in. P90X has brought fitness into the lives of countless people who would otherwise be couch potatoes, they have made fitness popular and I applaud them for that.

Now the bad points: The biggest problem in my opininon is that the program is used to push their expensive supplements and other products, this is really slimy in my opinon. The other problem is that the program is very limited, it doesnt grow with you as your ability grows. Another thing I worry about is that the “90 day” program encourages dangerous short term thinking. To me fitness and true health is a lifestyle, not a 90 day project. Minor complaints are that people find the program boring toward the end and get tired of hearing the same jokes time and time again – minor.

People get good results from P90X but people get GREAT results from using my free website and videos and I dont recommend you buy *anything*!. Do this, check the success stories on the P90X website and then check out the success stories on my website and you will see what I mean – you be the judge.

My philosophy is that you dont need to buy anything to build a great physique. You can do it at home without supplements, books, DVDs or fancy machines. Building a great physique is within everyones reach regardless of financial means. My free website and free videos show you how to gain muscle and lose fat at home just like the P90X program.

For the intermediate advanced bodybuilder I have my free S61XL [URL www.S61XL.com] program which consists of 5 free dvds, one for each bodypart, just push play and follow along. Please dont expect Hollywood production quality like in P90X because they spent millions and I had to do all the work myself after work and on weekends. If you want hollywood, buy the P90X program.

On my free website, I have workout plans for all other experience levels too – teens, beginners, intermediates, and advanced bodybuilders and all these workouts can be done at home with just a cheap set of used dumbbells and a pullup bar.

I also show you how to lose fat and get six pack abs thru common sense nutrition and exercise. I also tell you all you need to know about good nutrition and I even have tools that will plan a perfect, healthy meal for you based on your own metabolic rate.

I don’t like seeing people wasting money but having said that, people get really excited about the P90X program and anything that gets people excited enough to workout regularly is a great in my opinion. Having said that, I would much rather see you use my free website and videos. Not only will you save money but the results can be much better because my program is much more flexible and it it grows as your fitness level increases. Remember, the most important thing is that you work out regularly, not what workout plan you use!

P90X programs and their scoobysworkshop.com free equivalents
Cost P90X Program Name Description My Free Equivalent
$140 P90X Extreme Home Fitness Basic beginner strength and fat loss program. beginner plan or my intermediate plan
$73 Power 90 In-Home Boot Camp Less strenuous version of the “Extreme Home Fitness” program, more like an aerobics class. walking, jogging, swimming or biking
$330 P90X Peak Results Package The “Extreme Home Fitness” program above plus supplements and some workout equipment. beginner plan or my intermediate plan
$70 P90X Plus – Workout DVD This is their advanced program. S61XL or my advanced plan

So, here’s what I would say. If you are the type who has no time or patience for designing your own fitness program and you just want quick results then you are better off buying the P90X program where you just pop in the DVD and follow along. On the other hand, if you are highly motivated and the type who enjoys learning and doing research to come up with an optimal training program to let you reach your goals, then use my free website.

If you do buy P90X, then please buy with the above links for 3 reasons:

    1. Its the same price as buying directly from the manufacturer after you pay their $20 shipping charge (amazon has free shipping).
    2. Amazon has the worlds best customer service and easiest to use return policy.
    3. By buying with the above links you help support my website, I get a small percentage of each sale. My website and videos are completely free so all people, no matter how poor, have the ability to build a healthy body and a great physique. Your support helps me continue my work.

If you do buy P90X, get the “Extreme Home Fitness” version rather than the “Boot Camp” or “Peak Results Package”. Book camp appears to be too lightweight and in the peak results package you are paying another $200 bucks for $40 worth of stuff you could pick up at Walmart.

11 thoughts on “P90X Extreme Home Fitness DVD Review”

  1. @esafarloo, no worries! YouTube is smart, I'm sure they know that these accidents happen and that they probably require some threshold number of complaints before they investigate. I myself have occasionally clicked on the thumbs down instead of the thumbs up when rating videos, its easy to do.

  2. Hi Scooby,

    (Apologies that this comment isn't relevant to the article above but I've been seeking a way to contact you and this is the only direct way I could find, I hope you don't mind and you receive this message)

    Firstly can I say I'm a huge fan and you are one of the rare people really revolutionising the way youtube is used and it's very inspiring. You're hard work and enthusiasm isn't gone unnoticed or unappreciated!!

    A sincere and genuine thank you from myself and I'm sure thousands and thousands of other people who support you and your fitness videos and support.

    And secondly,I accidentally clicked on "Report profile image violation", complete and utter genuine mistake, it's nearly 2am here I was half falling asleep when browising your channel profile page.

    Annoyingly Youtube doesn't have a confirmation button for this feature which would have been quite useful as this situtation would have been completely avoided (that and if I wasn't such a incompetent Youtube user).

    I'm not sure how I can contact Youtube to tell them it was an accident but if they do contact you about it then please tell them to contact me and I will happily confirm it was a genuine mistake on my part.

    Once again a I'd like to express my deepest and sincerest apologies for any distress/inconvenience and again to thank your kind soul for your great accomplishments on creating these fantastic facilities for us eager fitness beavers.

    Kind regards.

  3. thanks Scooby! you still rule! ill be patient….and im not going to give up on my running either. just interested to see what you would suggest on the subject.

    (fyi- the aforementioned knee injuries weren't treadmill or leg exercise related)

  4. @Ross As soon as I can find someone with a treadmill, I will film that video. Its tough to do a video on running without a treadmill if you dont have a camera crew :)

  5. hey scoob (can i call you scoob?)
    you gotta get on making that video about running for heavy people and people with knee issues. just got off the treadmill and my knee is killing me! (i had injured it more than once in the past though)

    i like to see someone debunking the hype of P90X. I've tried to tell all my lazy friends who try it that working out the "old-school" way has more benefits.

    Those dvd's are far from challenging for anyone with even moderate endurance, and especially not hard for anyone who's tried your S61XL videos

  6. I am a fan of P90X. And if it had not started to bore me, I never would have found you!

    Beachbody and Tony Horton have done something I DO NOT like at all… their 10 minute a day workouts that show almost the same results as P90X. That is BS. I know you love infomercials so check it out!

    I am more proportionate than 98% of the people at my gym, and that thanks goes to you. I see huge beer guts with ripped arms, and barrel chests with bird legs. I think any program (your free is so much smarter and I feel better) that teaches some of these meatheads about their bodies is better than what they are currently doing.

  7. I truly appreciate your effort to help us not spend money and be healthy and fitted. Some like to spend money and let them do so anyway.

    But I don't have much money and want my time well spent.

    I've been following your beginner plan and getting extreme results. I just hope everyone would do so!!!

  8. once again, you're common sense and cutting through the hollywood bs is much appreciated! you're awesome!!!

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