Video exercise has always been around, but it's often geared towards women - Step aerobics, kickboxing, choreographed routines and moving to the beat of the music are all things chicks seem to like. There are more choices for men these days, such as P90X which, if you don't know, is a 90-day extreme workout program (and nutritional program) you can do at home with a series of DVDs led by a muscular and chatty Tony Horton.
This program isn't just for men, of course and, in fact, it's perfect for women because it focuses on things we often neglect - Pullups, pushups and using heavy, challenging weights. However, my husband certainly liked it more than some of the other videos I've tried to get him to do. He responded to the stark set, unchoreographed routine, straightforward moves and challenging routines, which inspired my recent review of P90X or, as my husband calls it, "Pushups and pullups...with some other exercises thrown in."
There are other extreme home exercise options available too, such as the Insanity 60-Day Total Body Workout Program (by the makers of P90X), which I tried and (barely) lived through to complete a detailed review.
Have you tried these programs or do you have other recommendations for home workouts men might enjoy? Leave a comment or, even better, post a detailed review in one of our longer forms: Post your review of P90X here or post your detailed review of the Insanity Workout Series here.