P90X, Insanity, Rushfit: TV Workouts for OCS?

Three at home video workout series have exploded in popularity the last several years. Persuasive commercials for P90X, Insanity, and Rushfit bombard TV viewers of the OCS candidate demographic. Many candidates have used these programs before OCS to varying degrees of success, but have you ever seen an academic comparison of these programs and their claims? Now we have one, thanks to Fabio Comana, M.A., … Continue reading P90X, Insanity, Rushfit: TV Workouts for OCS?

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Workout Review: Should I Try P90X before OCS?

What is P90X? P90X is an extremely popular 90-day DVD workout program by the ageless, irrepressible Tony Horton. It consists of hour-long workouts emphasizing bodyweight exercises, pullups, circuit-style workouts, dumbbells, and many, many ab workouts. If you haven’t heard about it, check out reviews on Amazon or Google, or just stop living under that rock. The Good P90X is not easy per se, but it is a … Continue reading Workout Review: Should I Try P90X before OCS?

Candidate Question: P90X for Crunches Problem

Candidates, we are beginning a new series of small posts which answer specific candidate’s questions. Feel free to submit questions as blog comments. If the information could help others, the question may be answered as a blog post under the Q&A category. Candidate Question: I’m in the process of applying for active duty OCC next fall and have been doing monthy PFTs on campus with … Continue reading Candidate Question: P90X for Crunches Problem