ChaLEAN Extreme Vs P90X and Other Workouts

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Fitness aficionados often end up turning to specially developed workout regimens in order to achieve their goals, and these can vary from losing weight, to getting a toned body, to building a muscular frame. The fitness world is replete with scores of such programs, and ChaLEAN Extreme and P90X are two fairly popular alternatives.

Choosing between these programs can be confusing, and in order to make things easier, I’ve carried out some research to help you establish how these programs fare in comparison to each other, as well as in comparison to other popular workout programs like Insanity and TurboFire.


P90X offers 12 different workouts on 12 DVDs, and these DVDs take you through cardio, body weight training, abdominal workouts, plyometrics, yoga, and martial arts. Designed especially for people looking at improving their definition and building mass, this program can be used for weight loss as well. The P90X is also a 90 day program, although this program is looked upon as more intensive than ChaLEAN Extreme, and comes with workouts to target different areas like chest & back, shoulders & arms, leg & back, and so on.

When it comes to buying P90X, buyers have three alternatives to choose from when buying directly from the source. P90X Base is made available for 3 monthly payments of $39.95; P90X Deluxe is sold for 3 monthly payments of $79.90; and P90X Ultimate can be purchased by making 3 monthly payments of $109.85. All these variants come with 12 P90X workouts, the nutrition plan, the fitness guide, and the workout calendar; and all offer buyers a 90 day money back guarantee.



Insanity comes with 10 different workouts on 10 DVDs and these delve into aspects like cardio, cardio recovery, resistance training, plyometrics, and the much talked about ‘MAX interval training’ workouts. This is probably the most intensive cardio based workout you can find on a set of DVDs, and this is because of the strenuous pace each workout is designed to follow. This workout does not require access to any kind of equipment, and relies solely on your strength and willpower.

This workout program is not designed for people who are just starting out or have moderate fitness levels, and some people complain that getting to push themselves to the limit on a day-to-day basis can become challenging.  When purchased through its original website, you are required to make 3 monthly payments of $39.95, and the order includes free gifts in the form on a nutrition plan, a fitness guide, and a workout calendar.  This product comes with a 90 day money back guarantee.


TurboFire comes with 12 different workouts on 5 DVDs, and is a 90 day intense cardio conditioning program. TurboFire mainly comprises of High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT, wherein you are required to push to your limit for periods of up to 1 minute, and it also involves quick recovery. This program incorporates dance moves, jumping, punching, and kicking, all helping raise your metabolism considerably.

If you buy TurboFire straight from the source, you have to make 2 monthly payments of $39.95; and this program comes with a 90 day money back guarantee as well. It also offers buyers a free nutrition guide and a free abs class.