Most of us are very well-versed with Tony Horton’s P90X by now – that’s because, it’s known as one of the best workout programs on the planet. Since its inception back in 2003 it has produced amazing results for thousands of loyal followers, and one of the most well-known features of the program is the chiseled abs it helps create for many of the people who follow the plan.
Like pretty much all Beachbody workouts, P90X is much more than just DVDs, though. When you sign up you get a meal planning guide and diet system to help amplify your results, plus some great bonus workouts.
The Ab Ripper X workout, though, is one of the best known, and is often the one that people go searching for most often.
So, let’s take a closer look at this ab routine, so you can decide if it’s the system you need to finally get that six pack you’ve been working so hard for.
When you order the full P90X program, you will notice that it comes with 12 workout DVDs. One thing you need to know right out of the gates, is that P90X is no joke! I ordered the program back in 2007, and I still remember trying it for the first time, even though it has been almost 10 years. It’s tough! BUT, if you stick with it, stay committed, and follow the plan, you WILL SEE RESULTS! That, said you’re going to earn it.
Anyways, back to all of those DVDs that are going to come with your purchase…
Each DVD features a different workout and includes things like Yoga, Chest & Back, Plyometrics, and of course, abs – the reason we’re all here.
Ab Ripper X is the 12th workout in the series, and it’s easily one of my favorites. It features a unique combo of movements, that are designed to increase your abdominal strength, while also hitting your overall core as well. It’s that killer combo that gives you that coveted v-shape, and helps your abs pop, so you can proudly display that 6-pack you’ve earned after completing the full program.
The Ab Workouts
Here’s a quick breakdown of the workouts you’ll be doing to get so chiseled:
- 25 In and Outs
- 25 Bicycles
- 25 Reverse Bicycles
- 25 Crunchy Frogs
- 25 Wide Leg Sit-Ups
- 25 Fifer Scissors
- 25 Hip Rock n’ Raises
- 25 Pulse Ups
- 25 V-Ups and Roll-Ups
- 25 Right Oblique V-Ups
- 25 Left Oblique V-Ups
- 12 Right Leg Climbs
- 12 Left Leg Climbs
- 40 Russian Twists
Sounds intense, right!? It is, but if you stick with it, you should absolutely see results, and that’s what we’re all here for, right? Don’t worry, either, there are rest periods between each set, so you’re not having to go full steam for the entire workout.
In total there are eleven ab and core exercise moves, each having at least 25 repetitions. That means you will be cranking out close to 350 moves, so be ready to sweat!
Here’s a Quick Look at Some Ab Ripper X Moves:
While the Ab Ripper X is a great program on its own, each P90X workout certainly isn’t intended to be a stand-alone – they work best when used in combination. That means, I would suggest having access to the entire program, if you want maximum benefits. =
Beachbody is currently offering the entire program for less than $60, and that includes everything – all 12 DVDs, their diet plan and meal guide, and some great bonuses, including some extra workout DVDs.
If you’re really just wanting to try the Ab Ripper program, then the next best option is going with Beachbody’s new ON DEMAND service. With their app you can literally stream any workout they’ve ever released, and it works with services like Roku, Chromecast, and the Amazon Fire Stick. That means you can try all of the P90X programs, a few, or even just one, like the Ab workout. They’re offering a FREE trial for their ON Demand service, which you can check out below: