Video Review - Tony Horton’s Ab Ripper X

I recently used Tony Horton’s Ab Ripper X video for a couple of exercise sessions. As the title suggests, it’s an exercise video that focuses primarily on the abdominal muscles. The abs are a group of muscles that don’t require long bouts of work and as such, the routine is really quite short. But was it any good? Read on to find out…

Tony Horton, a celebrity trainer, fitness professional and guru, and host of many Beach Body exercise videos, leads a group of lean individuals in serious sweat attacks in his P90X series of workout videos. As I mentioned, the Ab Ripper X video, which is the last in a series of 12 muscle building routines, is a short workout - just 15 minutes. But any longer and you’d be in serious pain afterwards.

For the routine, Tony takes you through 11 different exercises from bycicle-kicks to crunchy frogs and fifer scissors (yes - those are what they’re named). He ocassionally joins in with the workouts, but mostly walks around the room, trying to keep the other 3 individuals in the video from giving up. Noteably, at some points it looks very much like the others are struggli