The 10-minute trainer is a 10-minute long exercise program advertised on TV that’s supposed to change people’s body in just 10 minutes a day. The infomercial says 10 Minute Trainer was created by Tony Horton, the person behind the popular P90X.
At the heart of the 10 Minute Trainer is the Super Stacking which the infomercial says is a “synergistic of series of moves”. Super stacking is technically not an official exercise principle. In other words, The phrase has never appeared in any exercise science or personal training book I have ever read.
Rather, the phrase was created to refer to combining (“stacking”) several exercises back to back with little to no rest in between. Exercising this way increases the aerobic exercise portion of the workout and the calories used as one exercise.
To get the optimal weight loss results, people must also follow the 10 Minute Trainer eating program which you get when you buy 10 Minute Trainer. Also, any results you see will be greater if you do the program for more than 10 minutes a day. To the credit of the infomercial, they also say that people can do the 10 Minute Trainer more than once a day. So a person could, in theory, do 10 Minute Trainer three times a day (30 minutes total).
Is 10 Minute Trainer Different than P90X?
Since Tony Horton is one of the faces behind both workouts, a legitimate question is whether 10 Minute Trainer is different from P90X. Both programs require people to perform exercises with little rest. This maximizes the time spent exercising and more importantly – the calories used. Where they differ is that 10 Minute Trainer is marketed to people who feel they have limited time to exercise and those who are just starting an exercise program. P 90 X, on the other hand, is marketed to those who want an “extreme” workout. Both P90X and 10-minute trainer are good workouts.
For beginners, I would start with 10 Minute Trainer before progressing to the more intense, P90X workout. While men are featured in the infomercial, 10 Minute Trainer appears to be marketed heavily to women. Men, however, can do the program – and they will find the workout challenging especially in the beginning and especially if they are not used to working out and performing the types of exercises utilized in the 10 Minute Trainer.
What do you think?