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How Long Does It Take for the Ab Ripper X to Work?

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Joseph McAllister has worked as a writer since 2003. He has more than seven years of experience in training and coaching martial arts. McAllister writes for various websites on a variety of topics including martial arts, competition and fitness. He graduated from Liberty University on a full ride National Merit Scholarship with a Bachelor of Science in print journalism.
How Long Does It Take for the Ab Ripper X to Work?
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The Ab Ripper X is a highly specific fitness routine that is part of the P90X system. As the name states, it is focused on improving muscles in the abs, along with supporting muscles. Through the intense workout, the abs become toned and strengthened. The real question, however, is how long it will take to see significant results. Unfortunately, there is no definite answer that will apply to everyone who begins the program. If you stay committed to the program, however, Ab Ripper X can provide an effective abdominal workout.

Ab Ripper X

Like anything worth doing in life, finding success with an abdominal workout routine will take time and effort. Many individuals who have been willing to invest this time and effort in the Ab Ripper X program have been thrilled with their results. There are 12 steps that comprise the Ab Ripper X workout. Each one is designed to provide a specific part of the abs with an intense workout.

Relevant Factors

The amount of time it takes for you to see results while doing the Ab Ripper X program will be determined by multiple factors. For example, your overall body condition, fitness level and excess weight prior to starting the program will significantly impact your results. Additionally, the program is automatically customizable to each person; the harder you are able push yourself while doing the workouts, the better your results.

Time Frame

The entire P90X workout program takes 90 days to complete once. During this period, you will mix in the Ab Ripper X component of the program at regular intervals. Of course, you will also be performing workouts that cover many other aspects of total-body fitness. By the end of the 90 days, if you have performed the entire program as directed, you should have noticed significant improvements to your overall fitness, including your abdominal strength and development.


It is important to remember that concentrating solely on working out your abs -- whether through the Ab Ripper X program or any other routine -- will likely not yield the results you hope for. You must work your entire body and burn off excess fat to allow the ab muscles you are building underneath the layer of stored fat to become visible.

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