Most often the bells and whistles of today's fitness world aren't worth the hype they're made of. The stuff that worked for Jack LaLanne at the beginning of the 20th century still applies today. Just like Jack, I've tried to deliver real fitness with minimal equipment mixed with hard work, commitment and a plan that works for all of us. If you've been to one of my fitness camps or purchased the latest One-On-One "Road Warrior" DVD you know that all you need for a full-body ass-whooping, is gravity and a floor mat. P90X is loaded with good old fashion Fitness 101. Versions of the Muscle Confusion concept have been around for decades and all I did was put my twist on it. The sequencing of routines and moves are from a lifetime of experimentation. P90X is the culmination of 25 years of trial & error, my desire to avoid boredom, injuries and plateaus, and the drive for better results in a shorter period of time.
I fall in love with any maxim, motto, proverb, aphorism or truism that keeps me focused and inspired. Can you say, "Do Your Best And Forget The Rest?" I'm trying to bust through a plateau right now, so I'm adding the "One More Rep" chant to my workouts lately. It's paying off because my strength and power has improved immensely. I've been an 8 or 10 rep guy forever so my body and mind have adapted. I've been in unwanted maintenance mode. No more! Instead of upping the weight to create more resistance (sometimes causing joint pain and injury) I'm just adding the extra rep whenever I can. Turning 8 reps to 9 and 10 to 11 has been surprisingly hard but the results are undeniable. If you're in a rut then just add a rep whenever and wherever you can. It's that simple. It will help you avoid boredom, injury and plateaus, plus speed up your results.