Review of the Supreme 90 Workout
Chest Shoulders & Tris
Back and Biceps
Chest and Back
Shoulders and Arms
Tabata Inferno (cardio workout)
The supreme 90 is the closest competitor to the P90X I have seen so far. Like the P90X, it is a 90 day (6 day a week) workout that alternates various strength training and cardio training workouts. Each workout is in the neighborhood of 30-40 minutes. A warmup and cool down is also included on each DVD, but is the same for each day. Like the P90X, you will need to purchase a lot of weights for your home, a workout ball, and a workout mat. If you are a strong guy, weights can get expensive in a hurry.
This workout is not for beginners. Unless you are 25 and in reasonably good shape, you should not start with this. However, most average people under 50 can work up to this in about a month. Just start with Jillian Michaels 30 shred or something similar.
The workout, in my opinion, is geared more to men than women. Don't get me wrong, it is very beneficial for women also, but in my experience, ladies like workouts that center more on Cardio and less on strength. While men (as usual) are the opposite. That being said, in order to be fit, you need both and this does deliver that. The strength workouts do not allow for a lot of rest time between sets. So even though one day you may just be working your arms and shoulders, you will be moving so fast between them, your heart will be racing!
This is solid workout that will get you in shape in a hurry. It is generally not near as expensive as P90X. The workouts are doable with much fewer of the risky type exercises prevalent in other big name workouts. It packs a lot into a little time so you don't lose a half of a day working out. Simply put, this is my favorite of all the workout DVD's I have seen to date. (Please see my P90X vs Supreme 90 page). Lastly, it includes a little abdominal work on every workout. So don't get conned into ordering their "Ab workout" DVD at an extra cost.
The biggest problem with this workout is that it is no longer being produced. This is a shame as it was such a good system. That being said, all is not lost. It can still be found on Amazon.
Like the P90X, you must buy a lot of equipment (weights especially) and that can be expensive.
The last major downside to this workout is that it ignores your lats altogether. If you aspire to have that "beach body" look or be in super shape, you will need to buy a pull up bar and add that in addition to your routine. If your desire is to just be in better overall shape, than don't worry.
I love this series and highly recommend it provided you have done one month of something easier first. It is/was the cheapest on the market of the hard core workouts. Be advised, like all other home workouts, you will only get out of it what you put into it. If you hit pause a lot, if you use too light a weight, if you overly modify the moves, you will gain nothing and just get burned out.