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Tony Horton

think he got that body from P90X? or does he secretly do something entirely different? i think the latter choice

btw,can an admin/mod move this to get a life or bodybuilding? i dont know why its in conditioning… sorry.

No one ‘got’ their body from P90X. I actually know people who have been in Horton’s videos, and they’re all former natty competitors. The video is a nice conditioning tool, essentially using some resistance work in an interval training manner, but you won’t build a lot of size with it. Also, Horton,(although an ‘older’ guy now) is pretty small. Similar to “fitness celebrity” John Basedow, it’s all lighting and finding that great camera shot.

Not hating just a little tired of answering co-workers questions about what I think of the product -lol

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natty competitors? whats natty? and, yeah. i did most of it a few years ago because i bought into the hype of it. but even if it isnt as big as he appears, he’s still pretty big. i wonder if he does squats, bench, dl, ohp, etc.

I think this kind of thing has been going on forever…

Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell and the coach of the US Olympic Weightlifting team brought a civil suit against Charles Atlas back in the 1940s. Hoffman was convinced Charles Atlas built his physique with weight training so he sued Atlas, alleging the claims Atlas made for his Dynamic Resistance (calisthenics) mail order fitness course were false advertising.

On the stand, Atlas was asked whether he used barbells and dumbbells. He said he used his dynamic resistance daily, but also used weights “on occasion, but only to test my strength.” Asked how often he tested his strength, he sheepishly confessed to testing it “3 to 4 times per week.”

30+ years later, Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones made incredible claims for Casey Viator’s rapid muscular growth using only his Nautilus machines for one all-out-set-to-failure per body part. Years later, Viator confessed to sneaking out each evening to visit a local gym and continue his regular heavy/high volume training routine the entire time he was participating in the “Nautilus Experiment.”

Look, I think you’ll get far superior results if you do P90x or use a Boxflex compared to doing supersets of potato chip cleans and beer can curls, but the only revolutionary thing about all these fitness fads is the money they make for their inventors.

I was wondering who in the hell would think Tony Horton is a big guy. Then I looked in your hub and saw that you weigh 135 pounds.

[quote]Earth’s Mightiest Stu wrote:
Also, Horton,(although an ‘older’ guy now) is pretty small. Similar to “fitness celebrity” John Basedow, it’s all lighting and finding that great camera shot.[/quote]
Agreed.

Not to take anything away from the guy at all, but this is a screenshot I quickly grabbed from a promo video he just put up. He’s not big by any stretch of the definition (pun not intended). But it’s undeniable that he’s in amazing shape… and at 53 years old!

[quote]iStandOnMyHands wrote:
natty competitors? whats natty?[/quote]
Drug-tested natural bodybuilding. No steroids.

Honestly, I doubt it as far as his current training goes.

I haven’t gotten around to picking up his program to research in more detail, but I get the impression Horton travels and puts on a lot of demonstrations, so I’d say he gets enough of a “workout” to stay in shape just by performing/practicing the routine.

[quote]super saiyan wrote:
I was wondering who in the hell would think Tony Horton is a big guy. Then I looked in your hub and saw that you weigh 135 pounds. [/quote]

fair enough lol, im not ashamed.
and, oh my goodness. he looks a lot older and a lot smaller there… i guess it is just lighting and stuff.
btw, does anyone know why pics dont appear half of the time on the threads i look at? the only time they appear is when i go to someones profile, click on their activity, and select threads from there. if i use the forum menu then click a thread, theres no pictures. any reason for that?

[quote]Chris Colucci wrote:

Not to take anything away from the guy at all, but this is a screenshot I quickly grabbed from a promo video he just put up. He’s not big by any stretch of the definition (pun not intended). But it’s undeniable that he’s in amazing shape… and at 53 years old!

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Er…Chris, I think you accidentally grabbed a screenshot of Dick Clark.

I’ve done a shitload of P90X. Good conditioning workout.

In my humble opinion, if you want Tony Horton’s body, lift weights, add 15 pounds of muscle, then maintain it by lifting 2x a week and do cardio 4x a week.

There’s no chance in hell he put that muscle on using Kenpo X and Ab Ripper X.

[quote]BobParr wrote:
I think this kind of thing has been going on forever…

Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell and the coach of the US Olympic Weightlifting team brought a civil suit against Charles Atlas back in the 1940s. Hoffman was convinced Charles Atlas built his physique with weight training so he sued Atlas, alleging the claims Atlas made for his Dynamic Resistance (calisthenics) mail order fitness course were false advertising.

On the stand, Atlas was asked whether he used barbells and dumbbells. He said he used his dynamic resistance daily, but also used weights “on occasion, but only to test my strength.” Asked how often he tested his strength, he sheepishly confessed to testing it “3 to 4 times per week.”

30+ years later, Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones made incredible claims for Casey Viator’s rapid muscular growth using only his Nautilus machines for one all-out-set-to-failure per body part. Years later, Viator confessed to sneaking out each evening to visit a local gym and continue his regular heavy/high volume training routine the entire time he was participating in the “Nautilus Experiment.”

Look, I think you’ll get far superior results if you do P90x or use a Boxflex compared to doing supersets of potato chip cleans and beer can curls, but the only revolutionary thing about all these fitness fads is the money they make for their inventors.[/quote]

Good post!

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]BobParr wrote:
I think this kind of thing has been going on forever…

Bob Hoffman, the founder of York Barbell and the coach of the US Olympic Weightlifting team brought a civil suit against Charles Atlas back in the 1940s. Hoffman was convinced Charles Atlas built his physique with weight training so he sued Atlas, alleging the claims Atlas made for his Dynamic Resistance (calisthenics) mail order fitness course were false advertising.

On the stand, Atlas was asked whether he used barbells and dumbbells. He said he used his dynamic resistance daily, but also used weights “on occasion, but only to test my strength.” Asked how often he tested his strength, he sheepishly confessed to testing it “3 to 4 times per week.”

30+ years later, Nautilus inventor Arthur Jones made incredible claims for Casey Viator’s rapid muscular growth using only his Nautilus machines for one all-out-set-to-failure per body part. Years later, Viator confessed to sneaking out each evening to visit a local gym and continue his regular heavy/high volume training routine the entire time he was participating in the “Nautilus Experiment.”

Look, I think you’ll get far superior results if you do P90x or use a Boxflex compared to doing supersets of potato chip cleans and beer can curls, but the only revolutionary thing about all these fitness fads is the money they make for their inventors.[/quote]

Good post!
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[quote]BobParr wrote:
Er…Chris, I think you accidentally grabbed a screenshot of Dick Clark.[/quote]
Tony heard your joke. He is not amused.

have they upped their marketing lately? Seems like i’ve gotten an increase in the # of questions I get about it compared to only 3 months ago.

[quote]iStandOnMyHands wrote:

think he got that body from P90X? [/quote]

I am more shocked that the average guy today would look at that and say, “That is my goal!”

[quote]Professor X wrote:

[quote]iStandOnMyHands wrote:

think he got that body from P90X? [/quote]

I am more shocked that the average guy today would look at that and say, “That is my goal!”[/quote]

are you really though?

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:

[quote]iStandOnMyHands wrote:

think he got that body from P90X? [/quote]

I am more shocked that the average guy today would look at that and say, “That is my goal!”[/quote]

are you really though?[/quote]

Dude, I remember people looking up to Markie Mark…or Jean Claude Van Damme. They at least looked “built” to some degree. This guy is just skinny and lean. How is that a goal to men today?

[quote]Professor X wrote:

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:

[quote]iStandOnMyHands wrote:

think he got that body from P90X? [/quote]

I am more shocked that the average guy today would look at that and say, “That is my goal!”[/quote]

are you really though?[/quote]

Dude, I remember people looking up to Markie Mark…or Jean Claude Van Damme. They at least looked “built” to some degree. This guy is just skinny and lean. How is that a goal to men today?[/quote]

Just goes to show the utter lack of physical excellence in America.
When you set the bar really low, it’s easy to jump over, then brag about it later.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:

[quote]jehovasfitness wrote:

[quote]Professor X wrote:

[quote]iStandOnMyHands wrote:

think he got that body from P90X? [/quote]

I am more shocked that the average guy today would look at that and say, “That is my goal!”[/quote]

are you really though?[/quote]

Dude, I remember people looking up to Markie Mark…or Jean Claude Van Damme. They at least looked “built” to some degree. This guy is just skinny and lean. How is that a goal to men today?[/quote]

Just goes to show the utter lack of physical excellence in America.
When you set the bar really low, it’s easy to jump over, then brag about it later.[/quote]

But, you would think they would get tired of seeing so many people like themselves. It’s like a carbon copy parade through the gym lately…dudes balancing on balls and showing off their super ripped alarmingly skinny physiques.

It’s easy to not eat and barely make any muscle gains. You just have to starve yourself.

I just find it hard to believe that someone built like an anorexic basketball player is now the physique goal to millions.

but its totally functional brah

[quote]Professor X wrote:

It’s easy to not eat [/quote]

Cereally?