Back when I was in high school and college, my ab routine was the exact same every day. It involved some traditional crunches, along with some resistance exercises involving cables. It wasn’t a long workout either, maybe just about 5 minutes. I didn’t have the proper knowledge to get great results with my abs. That was until I started P90X.
Ab Ripper X Review: I’ve always had some abs, but never ripped abs, which was my goal when starting P90X. When I tried Ab Ripper X for the first time, I quickly found out what a hard abs workout really was all about. It is about 15 minutes long and involves somewhere around 360 crunches. I’m not going to lie, I had to pause it many times for the first month in order to complete all the reps. I always tell the people that I coach that you need to complete all the reps, even if you have to pause it 20 times, but you always need to push beyond your comfort zone if you want to see progress and results. The one thing that I like about Ab Ripper X is that it focuses on the entire core, not just the upper or lower abs. When trying out the workout for the first time, you are probably going to feel it in your legs and lower back because you are engaging the entire core. However, after time the strain goes away as you develop those muscles.
There are many unique exercises such as “Hip Rock’n’Raise” and “Fifer Scissors,” in which you will really feel a burn with. Most people give up way to quickly when they feel this burn, but again, if you want results, you need to channel the burn elsewhere and keep pushing yourself! There are also some unique exercises that focus on the obliques. I have never had obliques before, and always thought I didn’t have the proper genetics to get them, until I looked in the mirror 90 days after P90X and there they were! The bottom line about Ab Ripper X is that it will really challenge you, but is by far the best abs workout that I have come across.
However, I understand that many of you have been through P90X and feel that ARX is too easy for you. This is why I have created my own advanced ab routine that will definitely give you a challenge! However, the only people that have access to this workout are people that I officially coach. So if you are someone that I coach AND have completed P90X, email me and I will send you JRX.