P90X cardio X vs Power 90 cardio Intervals
Monday, January 27, 2014
After doing Cardio X this morning I though a comparison was in order. Now I fist want to say that neither workout is bad. Any workout you do is better than no workout at all and both of these are way above the nothing at all point !
First of all it matters what your goals are, if you are doing the full P90X program then Caedio X may be all you want for a cardio workout as most of the P90X workouts are rather fast paced and get your heart rate up to some degree. But for me who is not doing the full P90X program at the moment I want a cardio workout that is more intense that really gets the heart pumping and Power 90 Cardio Intervals does it for me. First I think some of the moves in P90X Cardio X are physically challenging to accomplish and with my almost 56 year old body I have to say it really doesn't like doing Dreya Rolls.
Power 90 Cardio Intervals contains moves that most anyone should be able to do, probably the most challenging are the plyometric moves and they can be modified to fit your fitness and/or age level. For me I like and want the higher calorie burn I get from Power 90 Cardio Intervals. By my estimation it burns almost twice the calories as does P90X Cardio X. I run some as well and I believe that the Cardio Intervals workout is a much better cross training workout for someone who runs.
The bottom line here is for me I want all the bang for my buck I can get in 45 minutes of moving and sweating. Power 90 Cardio Intervals does that for me.
This is Not to Knock P90X in any way, it is an excellent program. It all comes down to what you are looking for in a particular workout.
Pssst .... The secret is you have to get moving ! Some how some way ! Walking, running, aerobics, elliptical machine, bike, whatever. But just GET MOVING !