June 28, 2012
Are you confused yet?
P90X is a home exercise system developed by Tony Horton.
It claims to significantly improve physical fitness in 90 days through a rigorous segmented training program combined with a nutrition and dietary supplement plan.
P90X's advertising emphasizes "muscle confusion", a method of cross training and periodization achieved through switching the order of exercises and incorporating new and varied movements.
Muscle confusion supposedly prevents the body from adapting to exercises over time, resulting in continual improvement without plateaus.
This is a fascinating concept, moving toward a target, then shifting the target and providing a new target.
Why stop at muscles? How about a product that makes us more organized by using "mental confusion?"
Or a product that guarantees orgasms using sexual confusion?
Confusion itself is a confusing word.
It comes from the confundere "to pour together", or "to mingle together".
Is the USA a big melting pot, or more accurately "political confusion?"