The P90X system involves twelve workouts that you do over a ninety day period, and one of the things that we love about it is that it includes martial arts moves not only within workouts but also as an exclusive workout. We’ll cover each of the P90X workouts in this blog so that you have an idea of what you’re in for! Today, we’ll be discussing the sixth workout: Kenpo X
You may start off by wondering “What’s Kenpo?” Kenpo is a form of martial art that combines moves and techniques from many different sources. It originated on the Hawaiian Islands where the diversity of Asian and Pacific Islander backgrounds brought many styles to the same small geographic area. In this workout, Tony Horton modifies some Kenpo techniques to give a great cardio and strength toning workout.
Many people who have completed the P90X training and written P90X reviews will tell you that this is one of the most enjoyable workouts that you’ll do in the series. You’ll be doing a series of combinations of jabs, kicks, hooks, uppercuts, sword movements, blocks, elbows, knee kicks, ball kicks, side kicks and three-direction kicks that are not only mega hard, they’re also mega fun. If you’ve ever taking a cardio boxing or cardio kickboxing class, then imagine doubling the intensity. Then you’ve got Kenpo X. To describe this part of the P90X series as non-stop would be an understatement.
You don’t need to have a martial arts, boxing or cardio box background to make this workout work for you though. Tony will show you ways to modify the workout if it’s too intense for you (he does this with most of the workouts in the series). There are also opportunities to take breaks along the way. However, we think that you’ll have so much fun visualizing yourself as a street fighter during this workout that you won’t notice how many calories you’ve burned until the entire workout is over!
If you like workouts that include cardio box or martial arts elements but don’t feel that you’re quite ready for the P90X series yet, Turbo Jam was designed to combine dance and martial arts moves into a muscle leaning, fat burning workout that’s also a ton of fun. If you’re not ready to take the P90X challenge yet but want to get started with something that includes some of the styles described above, Turbo Jam is probably just what you’re looking for.