Download your P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets here.
The P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets are nothing short of AWESOME. Don’t picture a boring spreadsheet with a few cells to type in. Do yourself a big favor, and download these worksheets. The P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets are made by Beachbody, for Beachbody’s P90X program. So that in and of itself, should give you an indication of what you are getting. The P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets come with complete instructions on how to use the worksheets, and is easily customized to YOU. That’s right, you enter your personal information and then the excel worksheet is ready for your personal schedule and rotation. That’s right, it acts as your worksheets, and your calendar for which exercise DVD you should do and on what day.
You can further personalize the excel worksheets and have it automatically figure your number of calories and which phase you should be eating at in the nutrition guide. i.e. Phase 1, 2 or 3 on the nutrition plan. It will also allow you to track your food intake. If you have P90X, then you know on the portion plan, you get so many proteins, carbs, fats, etc per day. This excel worksheet calculates how many you get and allows you to track that information.
Enter in some personal information and have a calculator determine your Body Fat Percentage.
The P90X Fit Test is also available on this excel worksheet.
One of the absolute best parts of this excel worksheet is that it will graph your workout progress. For example, when you enter your data, reps and weight for week one, it will automatically graph this information, then week two will show your improvement.
And not quite finally, there is more! But for my rave review, know that this excel worksheet also has the material available for print as well. So you really have no need for the PDF format below. However, if you are not the computer type, and want the good ol fashioned standby of pen to paper, it’s available. Nothing wrong with that, I did the very same thing for my previous 8 rounds of P90X!
It is absolutely amazing what this excel worksheet will do! I’d really be surprised if you have read this far, and have NOT yet downloaded it. 🙂
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So now that my rave review for the P90X Advanced Excel Worksheet is over. I can move forward and tell you why I think tracking your progress is so important!
If you’re working out with P90X, Tony Horton is constantly reminding you to track your progress. Personally, I feel like there are two reasons to track your progress using either the P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets or the P90X PDF Worksheets.
1. When I first started working out with P90X, I started writing down my weight and my reps for each exercise. It’s encouraging to look back over time and see where you started, to see where you’ve improved. For example, I started P90X only being able to perform 3 wide grip chin ups. Today I can easily perform 15 wide grip chin ups, with good form. To me that’s encouraging. So that’s one important reason to track your progress with the P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets or the P90X PDF Worksheets.
2. To improve with each day, week, and month, you have to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. Constantly strive to improve your number of reps, or amount of weight each time you do an exercise. For example, let’s say on week 5, you start Back & Biceps of P90X. If you do the Standard Biceps with 15 lbs, and are able to perform 8 reps, then the following week, your goal should be 8 reps. Once you hit 8 reps, raise your weight to 20 lbs. You see what I mean? How can you challenge and push yourself, if you don’t know what you’ve done the week before? Of course the amount of weight you lift and the number of reps you perform will vary according to your fitness goals, get lean or add some muscle etc. And now that I think about it, I personally have a third reason for using the P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets or the P90X PDF Worksheets.
3. Using the worksheets, whether it be with ChaLEAN Extreme or P90X, prevents me from “bailing out” too early. Going back to the Back & Biceps example. If I lift 15 lbs, and get 8 reps, then I KNOW I can do AT LEAST that amount. So when I’m feeling “tired and run down” I can’t use that as an excuse. I will ALWAYS lift what I did the week before at a MINIMUM, and ALWAYS strive to improve.
So there you have it, 3 reasons to use the P90X Advanced Excel Worksheets or the P90X PDF Worksheets. I have used that phrase throughout this blog post so that you can download your extra copies. Just click a link. Obviously, you can use the workbook that came with the program, but what about round 2? And round 3? Remember, we’re in this together, whether it’s ChaLEAN Extreme or P90X, or whatever program you’re on, just keep pushing play, set goals, try new programs, and stay fit! Contact me anytime for help, encouragement, or questions.