Unless you live under a rock you probably already know that P90X3 is coming soon! In case you didn’t know, check you this cool promo!
Now that gets me excited! X3 is another fitness creation of elite trainer Tony Horton who has changed the lives of countless people with P90X and P90X2.
What do we know about P90X3?
- It will use the same equipment of P90X3 (dumbbells or resistance bands and a pull up bar)
- There will be 20 new workout (that’s a ton!)
- Each workout will be 30 minutes
- Anyone can take P90X3! You don’t need to be familiar or a graduate of P90X or X2
- The release date will be December 10th! There is no pre-order, so get it when its released to get it before Christmas
What don’t we know?
- The specific schedule
- What the new moves are
- The nutrition plan (although I suspect it is not much different that P90X’s plan)
What about a Challenge group?
The Fellowship of Fitness will be starting a P90’s Challenge group for all of 2014! Anybody doing P90X, P90X2, or P90X3 are welcome to join. We are going to be really bringing it! There will also be a specific X3 group that I can add you to. We will be officially starting the challenge on January 6th (first Monday of the year).
Are you going to join us in crushing X3? Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stop worrying about tracking your weight! It is not a true measure of your overall health.
We love to measure our progress by how much we weigh, but we need stop fixating on the scale. Weight is just ONE measurement. It’s just a number and it does NOT always present your true progress. The goal for most people is weight loss. We want to get smaller. If that’s our goals, wouldn’t we just stop eating? Our goal isn’t just to lose weight. Weight is relative, indicating only whether we are getting bigger or smaller.
So instead of using the scale, we should measure progress by body composition. Body fat percentage is calculated as the weight of fat divided by total body weight. What we are really after is losing body fat which is almost always accompanied by weight loss. We should focus on lowering body fat percentage. This is much better for your health than focusing on a stupid weight.
We often get caught up in setting weight loss goals. I have sure done it. I did it earlier this year in fact. I wanted to weigh 180 lbs. Why? I have no clue. It just sounded like a good number to me. Have I gotten there yet? NO. Do I care? Absolutely NOT! It’s not my goal anymore. I now track my body fat percentage. Do I still weigh myself? Sure, but it is not my sole focus. The key is to be consistent with your nutrition and to be patient! If you focus on what your fueling yourself with and BRING IT during your workouts each day, you will see results.
So how do you measure your body composition? The easiest way is just look in the mirror. You can truly see differences just looking in the mirror. The absolute best way to measure body composition is using fat calipers (you will also need a scale). A great calculator and videos on how to measure using calipers can be found here.
Keep bringing it team FoF!