Originally Posted by Dreamliner
If you just want to look good, be muscular, etc., I don't understand why it's necessary to take a novel approach, ex: jumping from slow-tempo pull-ups to some sort of plyometric movement. For starters, the everything AND the kitchen sink is not the best approach for hypertrophy. It actually works against it by establishing competing goals.
Please understand that I'm not attacking users of this product. It's just that the results the product promises can be had with a MUCH simpler approach. And I would say the same about P90X.
I hear ya. Everyone is different and has different motivations. To me, I really hate going to the gym. It is not like I hate working out. I actually love it. The problem for me is getting in the car, going to the gym. Waiting for someone to get out of the way near the free weights. Waiting for someone to get done with a machine. Also, wiping off someone's sweat off of the bench. I don't think I am a "germaphobe", but it gross to pick up a dumbbell with someone else sweat on it. Then driving home.
The only benefit going to the gym is seeing hot women.
I gave up on going to the gym and started doing push ups, pull ups and situps at home. I hit a plateau and couldn't get passed it. I created a home gym at my house with just about anything I need. I just need a program.
For me, what the Beach Body workouts offer, is a specific routine that I can follow from the luxury of my home. I don't have the time to research and figure out a good routine for myself. I don't want to spend the money for a personal trainer to come to my house.
The next best thing is the Beach Body workouts. I do find them motivating and challenging. Some people complain about watching the videos over and over. While I can almost memorize what Horton will say next, I still enjoy following the routine and workout.
What I found lacking in P90X, is I wanted to build bulk. After I followed P90X twice, I created my own hybrid version to try to build bulk. Then I decided to try Body Beast. The video is addicting to me. I can't wait to do the workout the next day.
Honestly, I doubt I would work out as much and with the same intensity without the videos. They are entertaining and fun. When I watch other workout videos, I get bored and find them hard to follow.
Yes it is sickening what the Beach Body company is making off of guys like me. Honestly, I believe they are the best on the market. If you want to get in shape, the Insanity videos are great. If you want to get ripped with lean muscle and be all around fit, the P90X videos do it. Now the Body Beast videos are made to build muscle and bulk. Something for everyone.
Once I complete Body Beast, I might do it again, and/or build a hybrid of the best of the videos. The best thing is with a library, you can plug in any workout that you want to try that day.
I do see an window of opportunity for another company to create the same type of videos and make millions. I often think of it myself. You can only watch Tony Horton so many times, before you want something fresh. Even the same routines by someone else would be great, as long as it is entertaining and fun to watch.