There are a ton of get-fit quick programs out there. But how do you know which ones are effective—and which ones are ones are little more than some weights and an infomercial?
Here's an inside look at three of the most well-known fitness products on the market (P90X, CrossFit, and Seal Team PT) and how each of them do, or do not, fit into your training program.
Pros: A high-calorie burning workout that can lead to great results. Can be done in the comfort of your own home and with no gym membership.
Cons: Not everyone is capable of doing the workouts. For people that are not already in good shape they will not be capable of doing all the exercises. So, it will limit the progress of individuals not able to do certain exercises. There is no personal trainer there to supervise you, only a DVD, which can lead to injuries if not done correctly.
Pros: It is also a high-calorie burning workout with a lot of different combinations of workouts. With the variation of weight training as well as non-weight training, it has a lot of potential.
Cons: Once again, not everyone will be capable of doing all the exercises. If you are only capable of walking, this will not be of much benefit to you because of the different combinations of weight training and non-weight training.
Seal Team PT Review
Pros: High-calorie burning, high-intensity workout. It takes place usually outdoors, so you get some nature in while you do it. You have an instructor to help you and ensure you are doing it right. Which will help prevent injuries.
Cons: Again not everyone will be capable of doing it. It seems to leave people believing that they are actual Navy Seals after completing the workout. Remember people, jogging on sand with a board and a blue t-shirt on, does not make you a real Navy Seal.
So what is the most effective workout? Well, for someone looking to get in better shape it's the workout that helps them be capable of maximizing their potential. That will lead to greatest results, regardless of which piece of equipment you choose.
San Antonio Fitness Trends Examiner Travis Keely is a former amateur wrestler and fitness writer.
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