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Kenny022593
01-04-2010, 08:54 PM
So i just completed the first day. Towards the end of the chest and back part i started to give out with the push ups i will have to pace myself next time.

One thing that i am disappointed in though is that i could not keep up with the AB Ripper X. I couldnt find myself to keep in the same position the whole time and i was doing about five maybe even less depending on the position in the time they did 25. Will it get better over the course of the first month where i will beable to hold the position? Or will i have to change the exercises around?

All in all, i am surprised at how hard and how much it worked your body. I felt this worked the same amount if not harder from what i have done with regular weights.

benasp
01-04-2010, 09:47 PM
Keep in mind that the exercices are the same during the 90 days, so not being able to do it perfectly the first time is just normal, or you wouldn't have challenge during the 89 others day

Ripper014
01-04-2010, 09:54 PM
Keep in mind that the exercices are the same during the 90 days, so not being able to do it perfectly the first time is just normal, or you wouldn't have challenge during the 89 others day

Actually the exercises rotate... there are sets of 6 a week and they change for the second 30 days and again on the last 30 days. The Ad-Ripper however will be on the odd days throughout.

If you thought day one was hard... just wait til tomorrow... and Thursday... good luck with the YogaX.... A friend of mine said he will no longer make fun of people that do yoga.

Then the second 30 days start and it doesn't get any easier... but if it makes you feel any better... it doesn't get any harder either.

Kenny022593
01-04-2010, 10:16 PM
Actually the exercises rotate... there are sets of 6 a week and they change for the second 30 days and again on the last 30 days. The Ad-Ripper however will be on the odd days throughout.

If you thought day one was hard... just wait til tomorrow... and Thursday... good luck with the YogaX.... A friend of mine said he will no longer make fun of people that do yoga.

Then the second 30 days start and it doesn't get any easier... but if it makes you feel any better... it doesn't get any harder either.

as long as i see results im in haha.

benasp
01-04-2010, 10:38 PM
Actually the exercises rotate... there are sets of 6 a week and they change for the second 30 days and again on the last 30 days. The Ad-Ripper however will be on the odd days throughout.

Yeah but Ab-ripper X will stay the same from day 1 to 90. So it's totally fine not being able to do it on the first time

Kenny022593
01-05-2010, 08:39 PM
Just finished the second day. Boy was the plyometrics more than i expected.

Itagaki
01-05-2010, 09:19 PM
i personally just started P90x last week, and on my first day i made the(rather stupid) mistake of trying to work out early in the morning on a totally empty stomach

as for the ab ripper x, dont worry about not keeping up, i still cant do it all, the first 3 exercises are the hardest for me

plyometrics is the **** though

hell of a lot different than the weightlifting i was used to though

Ripper014
01-06-2010, 09:27 AM
I have tried to complete P90x 3 times now... the first I got busy with other sporting activities and quit at about 50 days in... the second time I got a freak injury at about 70 days in... I pulled a back muscle during the Plyo cool down... don't ask I have no idea what happened... I was out of commission for doing anything for about 6 weeks, the first 2 weeks it took me an hour to walk the dog on a short loop... something that normally took 15 minutes. I had to shuffle around like a 90 year-old man.

I am in the process of my third attempt... and yes the Ab RipperX is still one of the things I hate the most.... then YogaX. Everything else I really enjoy... it is the first 2 weeks that seem hard (after the first time I have learned to ease into it)... after that it is just about pushing your body.

The P90x is still my favorite workout routine overall... and I hate working out... but it always seems as soon as I start the warmup I am good to finish.

I play mixed softball (shortstop) and I really notice an improvement in my movement from doing the P90x... I was always quick and mobile... but I made some plays last year... that I would contribute to this workout. On one... all reflex... I moved three steps to my right... backhanded a short one hopper... jumped up pivoted and threw the guy out at first. I would have to give credit to plyo for this... I would probably get to the ball and field it... but I would not be able to make the throw.

Keep it up I would be interested in how you make out after 90 days.

Ripper014
01-06-2010, 09:28 AM
Yeah but Ab-ripper X will stay the same from day 1 to 90. So it's totally fine not being able to do it on the first time

I think I said that....

jman
01-06-2010, 02:00 PM
good to see another p90x TW'er.
Just remember to pace yourself, because most of the time they will repeat the circuit again. You'll def see results bro, but remember diet is also important.

Wait till you get to the plyometrics! That workout is beastly, but enjoyable. Happy Training!

NickH87
01-06-2010, 04:16 PM
Ive failed twice now...I cant do it without bowflex dumbells...I did a few days at my friends house with them, but since they are really expensive, I thought I could use dumbell handles with weight plates, but its too much change and idle time while changing them.

Itagaki
01-06-2010, 05:17 PM
Ive failed twice now...I cant do it without bowflex dumbells...I did a few days at my friends house with them, but since they are really expensive, I thought I could use dumbell handles with weight plates, but its too much change and idle time while changing them.

one of my bowflex dumbells actually fell apart somehow(they were bought used from the bay a couple years back) so i've been using old ones that have been lying around, but now i cant go past 30lb, and i have to improvise for any 10lb exercise

Kenny022593
01-06-2010, 06:37 PM
Ive failed twice now...I cant do it without bowflex dumbells...I did a few days at my friends house with them, but since they are really expensive, I thought I could use dumbell handles with weight plates, but its too much change and idle time while changing them.

Haha i use plate dumbells. I am going into the Shoulders arms later tonight and hopefully it wont be too much hassle. i have 10 lbs on each side so that is like 22 lbs including the handle. we will see how it goes

jpr
01-07-2010, 08:02 AM
good job Kenny

i completed 3 rounds last year. i just started again after a 6 week layoff. i'm surprised i am this sore.

p90x had a big impact on my tennis. i highly recommend it...just do your best. BTW my dad turns 60 next week and just finished his 90th day today.

Kenny022593
01-07-2010, 06:30 PM
good job Kenny

i completed 3 rounds last year. i just started again after a 6 week layoff. i'm surprised i am this sore.

p90x had a big impact on my tennis. i highly recommend it...just do your best. BTW my dad turns 60 next week and just finished his 90th day today.

Alright so Yoga later today. Just wondering how much you guys are eatting when you are doing the 90 day cycle? should i eat normally or should i look to eat more? By normally i mean healthy and such.

Ripper014
01-07-2010, 06:38 PM
Alright so Yoga later today. Just wondering how much you guys are eatting when you are doing the 90 day cycle? should i eat normally or should i look to eat more? By normally i mean healthy and such.


I didn't change my diet... but to get the max benefit from the program you should probably follow their guide. I have always been a firm believer that your body will let you know what you need. I only eat when I am hungry not when the dinner bell goes off.

Looking forward to hearing how you do at YogaX.... lol...

Kenny022593
01-08-2010, 08:42 PM
I didn't change my diet... but to get the max benefit from the program you should probably follow their guide. I have always been a firm believer that your body will let you know what you need. I only eat when I am hungry not when the dinner bell goes off.

Looking forward to hearing how you do at YogaX.... lol...

Haha i skipped it =P i am modifying the work out so that yoga will be on sunday and thursday will be the rest day idk how that will do but idk. I have alot of stuff on thursday and not enough time for an hour and a half of yoga.

Kenny022593
01-08-2010, 11:10 PM
So i just finished legs and back and i did the chair thing with the pull ups that they said this time around instead of using bands and boy, could i feel the difference. I will deffinately use the chair from now on instead of the bands.

Also, I was almost able to keep up through the whole thing of Ab Ripper X today. Hopefully by the 3rd week i can. That is my goal, by the 3rd week be able to keep up with Ab Ripper X.

I guess i will use this as my 90 day log if anyone cares? haha I'll get beginning pictures up asap for anyone that cares.

nadalfan!
01-09-2010, 08:55 AM
Good Idea! I'd like to see some more success stories. BTW, I'm doing the program again too. I have everything but I cant really follow the nutrition guide too much. It's pretty demanding and controlling. I'm currently at the end of the second week. Third time I have attempted this program hopefully, I can finish it this time...

Ripper014
01-09-2010, 10:20 AM
Haha i skipped it =P i am modifying the work out so that yoga will be on sunday and thursday will be the rest day idk how that will do but idk. I have alot of stuff on thursday and not enough time for an hour and a half of yoga.

Like I said talk to me after YogaX... I know people think it is girly stuff... but... there are things there I am pretty sure I have never been able to do in my life... I am not Gumby.

Itagaki
01-09-2010, 12:27 PM
Like I said talk to me after YogaX... I know people think it is girly stuff... but... there are things there I am pretty sure I have never been able to do in my life... I am not Gumby.

After two weeks of this I can honestly say the yoga is the hardest part for me, I have little balance and zero flexibility, but I have at least did my best through the entire thing...my only issue is fitting inthe kenpo x workout on Saturdays, haven't done it yet since I officially started the workout due to time issues

although even if I do it, I'll probably do the kenpo + version, the regular Is just boring in comparison

nadalfan!
01-09-2010, 04:40 PM
BTW, just wondering what pull up bars everyone is using. I'm using resistance bands for the pull ups but it doesnt really seem to work and they are close to breaking. I'm really looking into some pull up bars that are worth the money and dont destroy the house...

Kenny022593
01-09-2010, 07:00 PM
BTW, just wondering what pull up bars everyone is using. I'm using resistance bands for the pull ups but it doesnt really seem to work and they are close to breaking. I'm really looking into some pull up bars that are worth the money and dont destroy the house...

I bought the IRon Gym Pull up bar because that was the cheapest one i could find so lol.

Btw Ripper. I've done the Yoga X in gym class and i can say that is is hard. It burns so bad if you do it correctly, but in class we never actually got through the entire DVD. And yes, Yoga X was one whole Gym units lol.

nadalfan!
01-09-2010, 07:58 PM
I bought the IRon Gym Pull up bar because that was the cheapest one i could find so lol.

Btw Ripper. I've done the Yoga X in gym class and i can say that is is hard. It burns so bad if you do it correctly, but in class we never actually got through the entire DVD. And yes, Yoga X was one whole Gym units lol.

I was debating getting that but they just released the iron gym xtreme which looks like it has exactly all of the variations of the pullups/chinups in p90x. I'm just not ready to shell out 40 bucks for it though... :(

Kenny022593
01-09-2010, 08:11 PM
I was debating getting that but they just released the iron gym xtreme which looks like it has exactly all of the variations of the pullups/chinups in p90x. I'm just not ready to shell out 40 bucks for it though... :(

Cheapest pull up i could find, like i said, was the Iron Gym. Lol. It was $30. Alot more than i thought i would be paying for a pull up bar

Itagaki
01-09-2010, 09:54 PM
I was debating getting that but they just released the iron gym xtreme which looks like it has exactly all of the variations of the pullups/chinups in p90x. I'm just not ready to shell out 40 bucks for it though... :(

i've got the extreme one, and i guess its kinda useful since it has the super wide grip which i guess is cool to use...all the other netural grips and stuff you dont really need...but the thing is pretty heavy duty

Ripper014
01-10-2010, 12:38 AM
BTW, just wondering what pull up bars everyone is using. I'm using resistance bands for the pull ups but it doesnt really seem to work and they are close to breaking. I'm really looking into some pull up bars that are worth the money and dont destroy the house...

I made one... I used a few 2x6's and an 1" diameter bar... the inside and middle pieces (the middle piece acts as a spacer) are drilled through to accept the bar... and the ends act like caps. My basement is not finished so I just assembled the whole unit between the joists... mine are are like 16 inches apart. I then invited a friend over who is way heavier than me and asked him to test it... if it will hold him... it will definitely hold me.

It ended up working perfect... and you would think it was part of the house.

Ripper014
01-10-2010, 12:40 AM
After two weeks of this I can honestly say the yoga is the hardest part for me, I have little balance and zero flexibility, but I have at least did my best through the entire thing...my only issue is fitting inthe kenpo x workout on Saturdays, haven't done it yet since I officially started the workout due to time issues

although even if I do it, I'll probably do the kenpo + version, the regular Is just boring in comparison


KenpoX is the easiest of all the workouts... seems almost a waste of time for me... Always feel I should be doing Plyometrics again instead.

Kenny022593
01-10-2010, 09:27 AM
KenpoX is the easiest of all the workouts... seems almost a waste of time for me... Always feel I should be doing Plyometrics again instead.

So could i just skip Kenpo and do an hour and a half of tennis play? Lol. Because i have a lesson/drill group on saturdays so.

nadalfan!
01-10-2010, 09:38 AM
I think kenpo is kinda fun and its the kinda workout that just makes you sweat and burn calories. It's not as intense as some of the other workouts but I think it's very useful in the program.

Itagaki
01-10-2010, 10:50 AM
KenpoX is the easiest of all the workouts... seems almost a waste of time for me... Always feel I should be doing Plyometrics again instead.

Agreed, although the kenpo cardio + isn't as much if a waste of time, it's kinda hard to get motivated to do it on a Saturday

Jonnyf
01-11-2010, 07:06 AM
Well a friend of mine and myself plan on starting this around the 27th or 28th, when our exams are over. How's everyone feeling about it just now? Have you lost the motivation?

Ripper014
01-11-2010, 11:11 AM
Well a friend of mine and myself plan on starting this around the 27th or 28th, when our exams are over. How's everyone feeling about it just now? Have you lost the motivation?

It is like anything in life... motivation can be an issue. You need to convince yourself that it is only an hour out of your day, and you always feel great after you finish. For me I was able to get into the program... I just needed to get myself down to the basement and start the warmup... if I could just get started completing the days workout was easy.

Jonnyf
01-11-2010, 11:14 AM
It is like anything in life... motivation can be an issue. You need to convince yourself that it is only an hour out of your day, and you always feel great after you finish. For me I was able to get into the program... I just needed to get myself down to the basement and start the warmup... if I could just get started completing the days workout was easy.

Yeah, As always it's just starting that's the issue. How many days into this attempt are you and how are you feeling about your progress?

Kenny022593
01-11-2010, 01:23 PM
It is finding the time between everything else too that is hard

Ripper014
01-11-2010, 03:18 PM
Yeah, As always it's just starting that's the issue. How many days into this attempt are you and how are you feeling about your progress?

I have attempted it 3 times... the first time... I got caught up with life and got a little past day 60... the second time... I injured myself with one of the workouts... a freak accident, which had me out about 6 weeks. Again I got past day 60 and was in my last tri. This last time... I have just not been able to get myself started... I got to about day 4... then Christmas Parties... etc... kicked in and I have not been back.

However seeing how all of you are starting on it... I may start it again.

But the results were good when I was on it... the cross-training really helped my sports... I move well already, but this just seemed to take it to another level. You also notice you get stronger quickly... probably by the second or third week.

nadalfan!
01-11-2010, 04:51 PM
Let's get some goals going!

Mine is to get past 150 lbs. I weigh about 142-143 and I want to finally pass the 150 border. I'm currently 16 and 5'10 so I hope I can get far. I can't quite follow the nutrition guide to a T but I try to get as much protein in as possible and low fats and carbs. I also gave up pop since I am training... Hoping I can stop getting lured in by it!

Kenny022593
01-11-2010, 05:03 PM
Let's get some goals going!

Mine is to get past 150 lbs. I weigh about 142-143 and I want to finally pass the 150 border. I'm currently 16 and 5'10 so I hope I can get far. I can't quite follow the nutrition guide to a T but I try to get as much protein in as possible and low fats and carbs. I also gave up pop since I am training... Hoping I can stop getting lured in by it!

Mine is to get a more toned look. I used to be a 230 lbs 14 year old so i still have alot of extra baggage as i dropped down to 165.

Kenny022593
01-11-2010, 09:37 PM
So here are pictures from after the 2nd day because i forgot to take them on the first day.

BTW Sorry for the mess in the background. Just disregard it.

http://i45.tinypic.com/2rw87pi.jpg

http://i48.tinypic.com/29nz68z.jpg

Kenny022593
01-11-2010, 09:37 PM
Uh oh... Pictures are kinda big and idk how to down size them.

Ripper014
01-12-2010, 12:18 AM
Uh oh... Pictures are kinda big and idk how to down size them.

Take lower resolution pictures... or use a program like Photoshop to modify it.

jefferson
01-12-2010, 06:34 PM
You guys are starting to motivate me!!! I have back issues though. I am wondering if my back can handle it! The doctors told me that I should not run/jog because of the impact it has on the lower back. BUt then again they told me that I should not play tennis either.

Itagaki
01-12-2010, 08:20 PM
You guys are starting to motivate me!!! I have back issues though. I am wondering if my back can handle it! The doctors told me that I should not run/jog because of the impact it has on the lower back. BUt then again they told me that I should not play tennis either.

Ill warn you right now to be very careful if this is the case

i have my own back issues from a really bad deadlift a few months ago, and today i sorta hurt it doing the plyometrics(not landing correctly im guessing)

i've seen my general doctor about my back before and i didnt get any warning about not running or jogging, so be cautious

alternatively, avoid the plyometrics, which would suck cause its probably one of the better workouts

nadalfan!
01-17-2010, 01:41 PM
How's everyone holding up?

Itagaki
01-18-2010, 10:37 AM
How's everyone holding up?

starting my first recovery week, which has my worst video twice in it i think

nadalfan!
01-18-2010, 11:19 AM
starting my first recovery week, which has my worst video twice in it i think

Lol me too. But I start the recovery week on wednesday. I haven't completed a full session of yoga yet. Its too long but hopefully I will be able to finish it at least once.

Itagaki
01-18-2010, 03:33 PM
Lol me too. But I start the recovery week on wednesday. I haven't completed a full session of yoga yet. Its too long but hopefully I will be able to finish it at least once.

dont give up on the session, the hardest part is the beginning(and some of the balance stuff in the middle)

cesarmo03
01-18-2010, 07:12 PM
You guys are starting to motivate me!!! I have back issues though. I am wondering if my back can handle it! The doctors told me that I should not run/jog because of the impact it has on the lower back. BUt then again they told me that I should not play tennis either.

what kind of back problem do u have? asking him is if good for u to do the plank exercises that will make your lower back stronger and also your abs.

Itagaki
01-19-2010, 09:34 AM
Just did the Core Synergistic exercise, probably one of the best workouts in this entire program IMHO

Jonnyf
01-19-2010, 09:37 AM
I really can't wait to start the p90x (but I think, realistically It's best for me to wait till after I've finished my exams next week, then had a night or two out to celebrate-so that it's out my system!! :D )

Ripper014
01-19-2010, 10:16 AM
Lol me too. But I start the recovery week on wednesday. I haven't completed a full session of yoga yet. Its too long but hopefully I will be able to finish it at least once.

I was going to say that... the yoga gets easier the further you get into it, and after you have done the workout a few times it doesn't seem nearly as difficult or as long. Savasana is my favorite part of the workout. In fact sometimes I will do it on my couch... and then someone wakes me up.

musicalmedic81
01-26-2010, 09:36 PM
Hey guys, just found this thread. Im a fellow P90Xer, currently in phase 3 of my second time through. Ive gotten tons of benefits from this program, and it really saved me from following the traditional "past my prime" path of many late twenty-somethings. I'll be 29 in a few months and right now Im stronger, quicker, and more flexible and agile than I was 10 years ago. You guys all keep pushing play and keep bringing it! If you guys have any questions let me know Im glad to help. I posted my pictures from my first round a few months ago, you can see them here:

http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=282313&highlight=P90X

autumn_leaf
03-01-2010, 01:09 PM
so how is this going kenny? havent' seen you updating in a while, hope you haven't given up.

i just started 90x yesterday. i have been doing the regular power 90 for the month now and it gets boring real fast with only two real different videos. went from circuit 1-2 to 3-4 before they reccommended on the calendar. i can do almost everything but the ab workouts and i had trouble with ab ripper x too.

i have to skip plyos since i live on the 2nd floor in an apartment.

i hope you'll update soon!

jefferson
03-04-2010, 09:16 AM
Day 4 for me today. I have been liking it. The plyo was great but some of the high impact stuff is bad for my back. SO what I did was just hop on the elliptical for the time frame. The jump up knees to the hands one was prob the worst for my back. I will not be doing that exercise again. Yoga tonight... we will see. I def need help with my flexibility so I am getting excited to try it.

I am pretty soar. Must be working. I am just trying to get through the first 30 days and take it from there.

Ripper014
03-04-2010, 09:59 AM
Day 4 for me today. I have been liking it. The plyo was great but some of the high impact stuff is bad for my back. SO what I did was just hop on the elliptical for the time frame. The jump up knees to the hands one was prob the worst for my back. I will not be doing that exercise again. Yoga tonight... we will see. I def need help with my flexibility so I am getting excited to try it.

I am pretty soar. Must be working. I am just trying to get through the first 30 days and take it from there.


If you actually work hard at the videos... things get a lot better after the second week. You don't really get sore anymore and it becomes just work.

Itagaki
03-04-2010, 12:38 PM
Day 4 for me today. I have been liking it. The plyo was great but some of the high impact stuff is bad for my back. SO what I did was just hop on the elliptical for the time frame. The jump up knees to the hands one was prob the worst for my back. I will not be doing that exercise again. Yoga tonight... we will see. I def need help with my flexibility so I am getting excited to try it.

I am pretty soar. Must be working. I am just trying to get through the first 30 days and take it from there.

were you conscious of your landings?

did you do the plyo immediately after waking up?

jefferson
03-04-2010, 01:06 PM
were you conscious of your landings?

did you do the plyo immediately after waking up?

Yes I am and No it is at night. But I have 2 herniated, degenerative, bulging discs that when aggravated causes numbness and loss of strength in my lower legs. I know I prob should not be doing this, but I am stubborn and committed. (hopefully committed, we will see after a few weeks!) Surgery was recommended for me this summer. At 33 years old, I am not willing to do that yet. I still play tennis. I usually go quite a while without any major issues so... YOGA tonight!

Itagaki
03-04-2010, 06:00 PM
Yes I am and No it is at night. But I have 2 herniated, degenerative, bulging discs that when aggravated causes numbness and loss of strength in my lower legs. I know I prob should not be doing this, but I am stubborn and committed. (hopefully committed, we will see after a few weeks!) Surgery was recommended for me this summer. At 33 years old, I am not willing to do that yet. I still play tennis. I usually go quite a while without any major issues so... YOGA tonight!

woah dude

be sure to take it easy then, dont let your stubbornness lead you to getting injured worse

as for the Yoga, easy on the sun salutations, i imagine overstretching your back will not do you any good

jamauss
03-04-2010, 06:17 PM
Are you following the diet and everything in the program or just doing the workouts?

I'm planning on starting it come April.

Kenny022593
03-04-2010, 06:19 PM
so how is this going kenny? havent' seen you updating in a while, hope you haven't given up.

i just started 90x yesterday. i have been doing the regular power 90 for the month now and it gets boring real fast with only two real different videos. went from circuit 1-2 to 3-4 before they reccommended on the calendar. i can do almost everything but the ab workouts and i had trouble with ab ripper x too.

i have to skip plyos since i live on the 2nd floor in an apartment.

i hope you'll update soon!

I sadly had to give up for personal issues. I did not want to and i will be starting it again as soon as sectionals are over. Which is May 20th. I really wanted to keep going but like i said before, personal issues were holding me back.

Ripper014
03-04-2010, 07:21 PM
Yes I am and No it is at night. But I have 2 herniated, degenerative, bulging discs that when aggravated causes numbness and loss of strength in my lower legs. I know I prob should not be doing this, but I am stubborn and committed. (hopefully committed, we will see after a few weeks!) Surgery was recommended for me this summer. At 33 years old, I am not willing to do that yet. I still play tennis. I usually go quite a while without any major issues so... YOGA tonight!

I look forward to what you have to say about the Yoga... it is probably my most loved and hated of all the P90x workouts.

jefferson
03-04-2010, 08:44 PM
Just finished up, around 11:15pm. Well that was def tough. A little slow for me, but something that I can see will help me. The first 40 minutes had me sweating! I really like the balance stuff, using those muscles to stabilize yourself is challenging.

I am not very flexible, so i can see this really helping me there. It was tough, challenging and relaxing. I am looking forward to next week's yoga. I would like to see myself get better at some of twisting stuff.

jefferson
03-04-2010, 08:48 PM
Are you following the diet and everything in the program or just doing the workouts?

I'm planning on starting it come April.

Not sure if this question was directed at me, but no I am not. I definitely have completely changed my diet, but not to the extreme of the program. Maybe if I get through this then maybe the second go around. I am really watching what I am eating, cutting back on carbs, hitting up protien, farting up a storm! I hope i am not the only one who has the problem. Drinking much more water. egg whites, .... etc. Still eat what my wife makes for dinner, just less of it. I am not willing to completely change my life or my families.

mikro112
03-04-2010, 09:08 PM
I'm totally gonna try this stuff. Sounds pretty interesting!

jefferson
03-07-2010, 02:28 PM
Gotta say after the first week, my favorites dvds are the chest and back and Kenpo!

mikro112
03-07-2010, 04:18 PM
Have you guys all bought the stuff that is recommended in the guide?

I have three different resistance bands and the yoga mat. I'll probably get the push-up stands and a heart rate watch as well. I'm unsure about the pull-up-bar, the dumbbells and the yoga blocks though.

Could all the stuff be made with only the resistance bands?

Thanks!

Itagaki
03-07-2010, 05:31 PM
Have you guys all bought the stuff that is recommended in the guide?

I have three different resistance bands and the yoga mat. I'll probably get the push-up stands and a heart rate watch as well. I'm unsure about the pull-up-bar, the dumbbells and the yoga blocks though.

Could all the stuff be made with only the resistance bands?

Thanks!

unless you have some way of mimicking the pull up motion using the resitance bands (some kind of door hook, or ceiling hook w/e) you should get a pull up bar

if you have the resistance bands though, you dont need dumbells each exercise has some sort of variation using the bands

but i would get a pull up bar for sure

worst case you can use that as a "mount" for your bands

probably something interesting to try is doing the actual pull-ups and then using the resistance bands after you reach failure on those to crank out a few more reps(i never liked the chair option)

as for the yoga blocks, you might be able to find something around the house that you can use in the same way, but unless you're already flexible, a yoga block or suitable replacement is something i would recommend

for the record i hope you arent actually paying for the entire program


oh and as for supplements (not sure if you were asking about these), they're wholly unnecessary

want a decent recovery drink? drink whole milk and eat a good meal after your workout

need protein bars? im sure you can find plenty of cheaper alternatives

Gotta say after the first week, my favorites dvds are the chest and back and Kenpo!

wait till you do the Core synergistic in the recovery week, by far one of the best of the workouts

mikro112
03-07-2010, 06:31 PM
unless you have some way of mimicking the pull up motion using the resitance bands (some kind of door hook, or ceiling hook w/e) you should get a pull up bar

if you have the resistance bands though, you dont need dumbells each exercise has some sort of variation using the bands

but i would get a pull up bar for sure

worst case you can use that as a "mount" for your bands

probably something interesting to try is doing the actual pull-ups and then using the resistance bands after you reach failure on those to crank out a few more reps(i never liked the chair option)

as for the yoga blocks, you might be able to find something around the house that you can use in the same way, but unless you're already flexible, a yoga block or suitable replacement is something i would recommend

for the record i hope you arent actually paying for the entire program


oh and as for supplements (not sure if you were asking about these), they're wholly unnecessary

want a decent recovery drink? drink whole milk and eat a good meal after your workout

need protein bars? im sure you can find plenty of cheaper alternatives



wait till you do the Core synergistic in the recovery week, by far one of the best of the workouts
I really appreciate your detailed reply. I could use the balcony outside with the resistance bands for the pullups. I think I'm gonna try that, and if it isn't working, I'll buy the pullups-bar (my birthday is coming up, so it's won't be a big deal).

I'll also check out the yoga program once and then decide because I'm not sure how flexible I have to be. :lol: My flexibility isn't too badly, so I think that I might be able to the the stuff without the block. If you had said "You'll need it 100% for sure." I'd probably bought it, but in this case I'll go 'trial&error'. :)

And no, I'm not paying (yet). I was able to look into one episode earlier, so I have an alright idea what's going on in this program. (That was after I posted here. lol) The rest of the program will miraculously come to me as well. I also wasn't planning on using many supplements because I believe that if you eat healthy, which I do most of the time, it's totally fine. I will consume protein shakes from time to time (e.g. Powerbar Recovery Shake and the regular Protein Shake), but that's about it.

Thanks again!

jefferson
03-07-2010, 06:37 PM
Have you guys all bought the stuff that is recommended in the guide?

I have three different resistance bands and the yoga mat. I'll probably get the push-up stands and a heart rate watch as well. I'm unsure about the pull-up-bar, the dumbbells and the yoga blocks though.

Could all the stuff be made with only the resistance bands?

Thanks!

I know that I have only done this for a week... I have been using the bands for the workouts. It has become a pain in the arse. It is hard to change out the bands quickly enough to get to the next exercise. Definitely possible to do all the exercises with the bands. I made a chin up bar that hangs from my ceiling joists out of black pipe.

I created an anchor high up on a lolly column using a carabiner and a muffler clamp. ( not sure what is called, but you screw it to make it tighter.) This I use to simulate doing the chin ups with. Until I get stronger and lose some weight and can use the bar more.

I did just order the bowflex dumbells. Free shipping and stand comes free also with free shippping. Special right now.

Itagaki
03-07-2010, 07:42 PM
I know that I have only done this for a week... I have been using the bands for the workouts. It has become a pain in the arse. It is hard to change out the bands quickly enough to get to the next exercise. Definitely possible to do all the exercises with the bands. I made a chin up bar that hangs from my ceiling joists out of black pipe.

I created an anchor high up on a lolly column using a carabiner and a muffler clamp. ( not sure what is called, but you screw it to make it tighter.) This I use to simulate doing the chin ups with. Until I get stronger and lose some weight and can use the bar more.

I did just order the bowflex dumbells. Free shipping and stand comes free also with free shippping. Special right now.

yea but dont those cost like $400?

for that amount of money you could put the p90x videos on an ipod, get a gym membership and do the workout at the gym and have money left over

jefferson
03-08-2010, 05:50 AM
yea but dont those cost like $400?

for that amount of money you could put the p90x videos on an ipod, get a gym membership and do the workout at the gym and have money left over

Between working two full time jobs, raising 3 kids, taking care of the house ... some of us just do not have the time to go to the gym. I was not planning on spending the $400 but I feel that I will get more out of it with them. And if I am going to spend 10:30 pm to 11:30 pm in the basement instead of sleeping I want to get the most out of it.

What is a gym membership cost? About $40 a month? times that by 10 months and there is your $400. I will have these for a much longer time. The DVDs I got from a friend. Spent about $25 on pull up bar. I did not buy a yoga mat, push up handles, heart rate monitor or any supplements. I don't know... it is all the same. What ever works best for the person.

Back to disc 1 tonight. I have been looking forward to this one all week!

Ripper014
03-08-2010, 08:41 AM
Have you guys all bought the stuff that is recommended in the guide?

I have three different resistance bands and the yoga mat. I'll probably get the push-up stands and a heart rate watch as well. I'm unsure about the pull-up-bar, the dumbbells and the yoga blocks though.

Could all the stuff be made with only the resistance bands?

Thanks!


Actually these are some of the things I did buy... or make. I also made installed a chinup bar in the joists in my basement made out of black pipe. Imagine that...

I purchased a yoga block... and pushup bars... both of which I found at a Nike Outlet for $10 each. I also purchased a yoga mat which was not very expensive either. Dumbbells I had, but wished I had the Bowflex type so I could change them out quickly... I have multiple sets and make due. I have a range of 5 sets plus 2 where I use plates and create the weight I want.

But it is handy to use the right tools... bands would be good if you cannot lift your own body weight.

But I lift my glass to you for jumping on the program.

jefferson
03-10-2010, 08:48 PM
Almost bailed out on tonight, but I didn't. Life and stringing rackets is starting to catch up to me! I keep putting the rackets off, and now I am out of time. they have to get done. But after disc 3! I must admit I skipped the ab ripper tonight. I strung a racket instead. Yoga tomorrow.

Ripper014
03-10-2010, 09:06 PM
Almost bailed out on tonight, but I didn't. Life and stringing rackets is starting to catch up to me! I keep putting the rackets off, and now I am out of time. they have to get done. But after disc 3! I must admit I skipped the ab ripper tonight. I strung a racket instead. Yoga tomorrow.

Awwwwwwwwwwwww.. but the ab ripper is only 15 minutes.

coyfish
03-10-2010, 09:09 PM
Rip your abs while stringing your racquet . . . come on man.

jefferson
03-15-2010, 10:06 AM
Going on day 15, half way to my modest goal of 30 days.

jefferson
03-21-2010, 04:57 PM
Day 21 down. Def seeing decent gains. If you are on the fence about doing this. Give it a shot. I feel better about everything. A ton less tired, more energy, fitting into old clothes, etc... If you have the time, even if you don;t but can find the time, worth the effort.

mikro112
03-22-2010, 05:50 AM
Day 21 down. Def seeing decent gains. If you are on the fence about doing this. Give it a shot. I feel better about everything. A ton less tired, more energy, fitting into old clothes, etc... If you have the time, even if you don;t but can find the time, worth the effort.

That's great to hear! I still haven't found time to do the fitness test and to actually start.

All the best for you to get through the 90 days!

I hope I can start later this week.

jefferson
03-30-2010, 06:33 AM
Got to day 24, and then did something to my shoulder. Some sort of muscle pull or strain. So just doing some of the cardio and abs with minimal bicep and tricep, and no shoulder or chest. Gonna have to start over when pain is my shoulder goes away. Really sucks, I was on a roll.

Gaab
03-31-2010, 10:47 AM
I have read this thread and been on the P90X site and this program looks interesting, but I couldn't find an information: how much time a day does this program requires?

jefferson
03-31-2010, 02:41 PM
The actual workouts take all of 1 hour and then the ab ripper x is another 17 min. But at least 1 hour. Goes by fast, once you get going. I have been kinda picking and choosing what dvds i can do, until my shoulder feels better, just so i dont fall too far behind. Go for it bro! Small investment for some sort of satisfaction!

Gaab
03-31-2010, 02:59 PM
Thanks for the answer. I have a pull up bar and planned to buy some resistance bands, and 1h-1h30 a day is not excessive... this is quite tempting, actually. I guess there are are some warming/stretching exercises counted in the one-hour session?

jefferson
03-31-2010, 05:52 PM
yeah definitely, there is a warm up and a cool down included in my time frame. I started with the bands, but decided on buying dumbells. I am sure the bands can do the job.

David123
04-04-2010, 11:19 PM
hehe i remmeber when i first did p90x.. it wasnt that hard for me so i jus stopped lol.. the trainer is busted thogh

FedHammer
04-12-2010, 07:06 AM
Started today. Will do my best to post regular updates.

Gaab
04-12-2010, 11:16 AM
Same here! First day of p90x. A bit early to comment on the whole program, but as of now it seems to work: it burns. Especially the abs. And I thought I was fit... But it's good pain —as the crazy coach repeats every two exercises— and I'm glad to see that, although there is much room for improvement, I sustained the effort of the first session pretty well. That is, I did not collapse entirely half-way :D

I'm working with bands, and it's nice to see that the whole thing (warming up, workout, warming down + abs) does not take more than 1.30 hours.

Gaab
04-13-2010, 12:50 PM
All right, here we go—second day of peeninetyex. First, some contextual elements.

I'm 23, 1.90m (6.2 feet), 72kg (159 lbs)—rather lean. As I only play tennis casually for the moment (this is to change soon, hopefully) my physical condition is not something I stumble upon; yet though I can do a fair amount of push-ups, pull-ups and sustain a 25-minutes jogging, which was enough for me to think I was fit, I know that there is room for improvement. So I borrowed a friend's p90x DVDs and, seeing I could pass their 'fit test' (but not by a wide margin, far from it to be honest) I decided to give it a try.

My aims is not to gain some bulk, but to improve my strength and stamina. I won't be using supplements—just drinking milk after effort, no recovery drink. I have no money to spare in that anyway. I have a pull-up bar, but I am mainly using bands—I just find it easier to work with them.

The first day, chest& back, went rather well, I could feel my muscles burning but I did not fail until my goals were met, at the exception of one workout (diamond push-ups). Yet, after one hour and a half, a shower was most needed. Just one note: before you begin the program, be sure to review the DVDs and try the workouts that need dumbbells or bands, to know which weight you'll have to work with before you begin.

Today, plyometrics: I thought my legs were my Achille's heel, but I was mistaken: although my legs were soon aching as I expected, what I really struggled with was my breathing. Past 20 minutes (the full workout is 60 minutes) I was already drenched in sweat and breathing like Darth Vader. Several times I was about to give up but I held out, taking my time, concentrating on my breath and pausing one or two minutes (instead of 30 seconds) every two workouts to recover. Near the end, my whole body was sweating Niagara-like, but I was happy to see that I could do the whole thing with minor adjustments.

I'm not going to report how each day of the program went, but if some are interested I can keep you informed on how things are going.

TheFuture101
04-13-2010, 08:30 PM
I have been wondering about buying it to boost my game, but then I ran into the decision to pick between P90X, and Insanity. Has anyone tried this Insanity thing? It seems to me like P90X is more about putting muscle on rather than toning down? I was thinking about buying Insanity, and then buying P90X after I completed it to build some muscle in off season. Their are a lot of dedicated people on these forums :):twisted:!

Itagaki
04-13-2010, 08:42 PM
I have been wondering about buying it to boost my game, but then I ran into the decision to pick between P90X, and Insanity. Has anyone tried this Insanity thing? It seems to me like P90X is more about putting muscle on rather than toning down? I was thinking about buying Insanity, and then buying P90X after I completed it to build some muscle in off season. Their are a lot of dedicated people on these forums :):twisted:!

Buying either program is a waste of money if you can avoid it, see if you can procure it through other means

i.e. borrowing from someone that has it or using other methods

P90x is hardly a muscle building program, it will however get you fit. Either p90x or insanity will contribute to a better degree of fitness and improve for tennis.

If you REALLY had to buy one, then i'd go for Insanity, similar results with no equipment, plus i think its cheaper anyway.

Gaab
04-14-2010, 01:21 AM
I have been wondering about buying it to boost my game, but then I ran into the decision to pick between P90X, and Insanity. Has anyone tried this Insanity thing? It seems to me like P90X is more about putting muscle on rather than toning down? I was thinking about buying Insanity, and then buying P90X after I completed it to build some muscle in off season. Their are a lot of dedicated people on these forums :):twisted:!

Not necessarily. It depends on the weights you use and the number of reps. Plus, aside from the main program, there is an alternative 'lean' program that you can follow if you don't want to gain bulk. Whatever you chose, you'll sweat a lot and burn fat.

Itagaki's advice is sound, also.

TheFuture101
04-14-2010, 06:08 AM
Can someone please explain to me in detail the difference between Insanity and P90X? I want to buy one or maybe lend it from someone. Would it be worth it to do Insanity in the morning, and P90X during the evening with a little tennis in the middle, or would this be to much?

PS: Thanks so much for responses! : )

Gaab
04-14-2010, 10:47 AM
Don't do both, you'll burn yourself and won't be able to progress. Both seem to be rather intense programs.

I can't tell you in detail the difference between both, except that one program lasts 90 days (divided in 3 phases) and the other 60, and that it seems that Insanity focuses more on using the weight of the body while P90X is more traditional and uses weights or bands (but there are also workouts focusing on plyometrics, balance and that stuff). Which does not mean that p90x is made only to increase muscle size—you can gain strength and stamina yet remain lean by adapting the workouts.

If you want to see what exercises of each program consist in, go to the beachbody site, there are videos presenting the programs so you can see if it's what you want to do.

Otherwise, third day of p90x for me today—shoulder, arms and abs: wow, it almost feels like vacation after yesterday's plyometrics. Pleasant workout, it's nice to feel your body pushed to its limits and go through the thing anyway. Tomorrow, yoga.

Since both seem to be efficient anyway, do the one you can lend from somebody (as suggested before), if you have a possibility.

Itagaki
04-14-2010, 12:50 PM
Can someone please explain to me in detail the difference between Insanity and P90X? I want to buy one or maybe lend it from someone. Would it be worth it to do Insanity in the morning, and P90X during the evening with a little tennis in the middle, or would this be to much?

PS: Thanks so much for responses! : )

No way should you be doing both full programs at the same time

browse the beachbody website though, they have p90x/insanity hybrid plans, but i would not recommend doing this until you've at least gone through a cycle of one or both programs.

As for difference, Insanity looks primarily like a super intense bodyweight workout, looks like it's primarily cardio though the intensity factor is way up there.

P90x seems sort of like crossfit for the home workout. Different workout every day(though not every week), focusses on more traditional weightlifting moves.

Also, i do not really know the exact cost of crossfit classes, but i would certainly recommend that over p90x as you do "real" lifts and you benefit from actual coaching.

TangentZ
04-14-2010, 01:54 PM
P90X is focused on muscle building/toning and upper body. Insanity is focused on cardio and lower body (plyometrics).

People have tried replace P90X's Plyo X and Kenpo X with Insanity's (Max) Plyometrics and (Max) Cardio Circuit with good results.

Insanity's (Max) Plyometrics is at least 5x more intense than P90X's Plyo X. After doing Insanity, the cardio portion of P90X will feel like a walk in the park.

r2473
04-14-2010, 02:41 PM
I want some of you guys in my infomercial.

maverick66
04-14-2010, 03:01 PM
I want some of you guys in my infomercial.

You would think P90x was gods gift to fitness. Imagine someone is making millions for telling people to get off their *** and also eat better. This world makes me sad. :(

coyfish
04-14-2010, 03:07 PM
You would think P90x was gods gift to fitness. Imagine someone is making millions for telling people to get off their *** and also eat better. This world makes me sad. :(

You have to give Horton credit. He really did his homework. I get annoyed about p90x as much as any avid lifter but his p90x motivates more people than any other video workout I know of.

maverick66
04-14-2010, 03:30 PM
You have to give Horton credit. He really did his homework. I get annoyed about p90x as much as any avid lifter but his p90x motivates more people than any other video workout I know of.

I dont really hate it or am I annoyed with it but it does make me laugh that people are praising it so hard. Its like no one ever told them to eat good foods and move before.

There are many better ways to exercise for athletic gains but if it gets people up off there fat *** then I am ok with. Better they do this then Cross fit.

r2473
04-14-2010, 03:42 PM
You guys are killing my infomercial.

tricky
04-14-2010, 07:33 PM
You guys are killing my infomercial.

Don't worry. Wait until T-Mag comes out with the Chocolate Milk Protocol, formulated by Tricky in a black ops operation with cows raised on milk and Bartelby.

Gaab
04-15-2010, 12:20 AM
it does make me laugh that people are praising it so hard. Its like no one ever told them to eat good foods and move before.
The interesting thing about this p90 thing is not that it 'tells you to move your *** and eat well', but how to do it efficiently, with a precise weekly & long-term program that is easy to apprehend even for the uninitiated.

Any other method could have suited me as well, and I do not believe that p90x is the best workout possible, but it was the one I could borrow for free from a friend, so I just went with it and since the thing is not that crappy, I'll certainly stick with it.

Unless you, between two burst of laughter, have something better to suggest me? ;)

coyfish
04-15-2010, 09:32 AM
The interesting thing about this p90 thing is not that it 'tells you to move your *** and eat well', but how to do it efficiently, with a precise weekly & long-term program that is easy to apprehend even for the uninitiated.

Any other method could have suited me as well, and I do not believe that p90x is the best workout possible, but it was the one I could borrow for free from a friend, so I just went with it and since the thing is not that crappy, I'll certainly stick with it.

Unless you, between two burst of laughter, have something better to suggest me? ;)

No not really. Muscle confusion is a load of marketing crap. P90x is just a routine you pay for. For people who don't have time (very rare) or can't afford a gym membership than it makes sense. But "efficient" training is nothing more than effort.


If you wan't something better than spend 20 minutes online and build your own training routine. Its really very simple, especially when your at a low level. Then get a membership to a gym and workout with the same intensity as you do p90x. You will get better results and have access to more exercises and weights.

p90x sets you up to plateau. If you wan't very modest gains / weight loss than the p90x can work. But if you wan't to gain 30 lbs for muscle (which is reasonable for most skinny people) than its not your option. P90x is is better for cardio than it is muscle gain.

That is why horton pays individuals (who work out in gyms) to endorse his product saying they use p90x. Those videos on youtube you see of "clients" who achieved results on p90x is a lie.

r2473
04-15-2010, 09:36 AM
Don't worry. Wait until T-Mag comes out with the Chocolate Milk Protocol, formulated by Tricky in a black ops operation with cows raised on milk and Bartelby.

Is it too soon to pre-order a supply?

I have money just burning a hole in my pocket. Is there a way I could give some of it to you please?

Gaab
04-15-2010, 09:48 AM
Well, I don't care about this "muscle confusion" gimmick or the promises made by (real or not) p90 graduates. I don't aim at being the size of the men who demonstrate the workouts. I don't care about the promises of Horton, I only care about how my body responds to this workout. I may change my mind after one month—in this case, be sure I'll report it here too.

As for the validity of this method—this kind of method allows me to work at home without a gym membership and that's all I'm asking for. I may reach a plateau after a while, then it will be time to reconsider my routine—it won't be such a loss, since I borrowed the dvds— but for the time being I feel my body working more than it has ever worked, and that's why I'm satisfied with it—so far (I've just began this week, that's just four days of the program).

Of course I understand that any post/thread praising this program may sound like free advertisment (it inevitably is), and that anybody who succeedingly works out the 'classical way' could find it overenthusiastic and exaggerated. Of course anybody can build his own training routine and work out in a gym for the same or better results, but for some this work-at-home videos can be quite convenient, and I was glad to learn about it on this forum and see that it was not entirely dismissed.

TheFuture101
04-15-2010, 05:47 PM
Everyone bash P90X lol

tennisrocksincali
04-15-2010, 11:41 PM
P90x is for people who enjoy challenges and like quick results. 90 days is nothing, and if done right, there is no reason to look better at the end. Motivation is a huge part

misternamez
04-17-2010, 06:59 AM
So i just completed the first day. Towards the end of the chest and back part i started to give out with the push ups i will have to pace myself next time.

One thing that i am disappointed in though is that i could not keep up with the AB Ripper X. I couldnt find myself to keep in the same position the whole time and i was doing about five maybe even less depending on the position in the time they did 25. Will it get better over the course of the first month where i will beable to hold the position? Or will i have to change the exercises around?

All in all, i am surprised at how hard and how much it worked your body. I felt this worked the same amount if not harder from what i have done with regular weights.


when i started p90x i was able to do about 75 percent of ab ripper within 2 weeks i was able to finish it, just keep going once ur body gets used to it its not that bad

new_tennis_player
04-18-2010, 09:35 PM
Where is your evidence?

Those videos on youtube you see of "clients" who achieved results on p90x is a lie.

NickH87
04-19-2010, 03:19 PM
No not really. Muscle confusion is a load of marketing crap. P90x is just a routine you pay for. For people who don't have time (very rare) or can't afford a gym membership than it makes sense. But "efficient" training is nothing more than effort.


If you wan't something better than spend 20 minutes online and build your own training routine. Its really very simple, especially when your at a low level. Then get a membership to a gym and workout with the same intensity as you do p90x. You will get better results and have access to more exercises and weights.

p90x sets you up to plateau. If you wan't very modest gains / weight loss than the p90x can work. But if you wan't to gain 30 lbs for muscle (which is reasonable for most skinny people) than its not your option. P90x is is better for cardio than it is muscle gain.

That is why horton pays individuals (who work out in gyms) to endorse his product saying they use p90x. Those videos on youtube you see of "clients" who achieved results on p90x is a lie.

Why dont you just let people do the routines they want. A person who has barely ever worked out in his life isnt going to jump online and within 20 minutes have a perfect routine. P90x is easy to follow and tells you what to do, has the people show you how its done which is key because routines tell you what to do, not how to do it, and it gives you everything you need. You say they will plateau, if I did the same routine for 100 days I would plateau too so its the same at the end. Each persons body has limits and the only way to exceed them is to use supplements.

coyfish
04-19-2010, 03:39 PM
Where is your evidence?

I have done a bodybuilding competition and I personally have friends who were contacted by p90x marketing to endorse their product.

coyfish
04-19-2010, 03:49 PM
Why dont you just let people do the routines they want. A person who has barely ever worked out in his life isnt going to jump online and within 20 minutes have a perfect routine. P90x is easy to follow and tells you what to do, has the people show you how its done which is key because routines tell you what to do, not how to do it, and it gives you everything you need. You say they will plateau, if I did the same routine for 100 days I would plateau too so its the same at the end. Each persons body has limits and the only way to exceed them is to use supplements.

Im not preventing anyone from doing anything. People simply praise p90x like its a gift from God. Some hidden secret that nobody has ever seen before. It is not. You are paying for a workout routine. If thats what it takes to motivate you than thats great. And its worth it. Im just trying to illustrate that its not the program that gets results. There is nothing special or unique about it despite the brilliant marketing scheme. Its YOUR effort.

p90x isn't a perfect routine. Nor does anyone need a perfect routine. You can do pretty much anything and get results. It comes down to the sacrifice you put in.

You plateau not because of the type of workout. But because you can only do so much with bodyweight routines. To gain additional strength you need more weights which is why you need to workout in a gym down the road.

For beginners p90x is fine. I said it was a good move in one of my posts in this thread.

FedHammer
04-28-2010, 11:32 AM
Middle of week 3 of P90X. Loving program overall so far. Made some positive adjustments to diet, & playing tennis at least 3x/wk on top of it. Great variety in workouts, but I'm quickly learning to hate Plyometrics & Yoga X. Will post 30 day weight/measurement changes when i get there.

new_tennis_player
04-28-2010, 11:45 AM
So those testimonials you see of people who start out flabby and then are fit are just models?

They skipped working out with p90x altogether?

I have done a bodybuilding competition and I personally have friends who were contacted by p90x marketing to endorse their product.

Itagaki
04-28-2010, 03:39 PM
So those testimonials you see of people who start out flabby and then are fit are just models?

They skipped working out with p90x altogether?

Those models may have gone from flabby to fit, but that doesn't necessarily mean they did p90x, besides losing weight and body fat is primarily a function of diet. For all we know these people could have been hired by beachbody and put on a strict regiment of diet and exercise, which might not be the p90x program.

r2473
04-28-2010, 03:55 PM
You plateau not because of the type of workout. But because you can only do so much with bodyweight routines. To gain additional strength you need more weights which is why you need to workout in a gym down the road.

There are a lot of bodyweight exercises that would challenge even the most experienced person. Here is a sampling (but there are tons more):

http://www.beastskills.com/tutorials.htm

http://www.dragondoor.com/articler/mode3/229/

http://www.unique-bodyweight-exercises.com/exercise.html

coyfish
04-28-2010, 07:37 PM
So those testimonials you see of people who start out flabby and then are fit are just models?

They skipped working out with p90x altogether?

Most of them are models. I don't know EVERY single persons story out there so I won't speak on behalf of everyone. But when you see people who went from flab to bowflex commercial ripped . . . its not p90x.

A lot of guys on youtube are "sponsored" to represent p90x on their videos. As I mentioned a friend of mine was contacted by the marketing crew of p90x to represent their program. Im sure them might have people go through the p90x program to say they "did it" but its a marketing scheme. Just like bowflex or any other.

scotus
04-28-2010, 09:37 PM
A friend of mine has been doing the P90X (I don't know for how long) and he has lost an incredible amount of excess fat on his stomach and all over. He looks great, and my guess is that he has lost good 30 lbs.

When I asked him what his secret was, he just said he had been doing the P90X that his wife had bought for herself but had not been doing.

Gaab
04-29-2010, 05:52 AM
Middle of week 3 of P90X. Loving program overall so far. Made some positive adjustments to diet, & playing tennis at least 3x/wk on top of it. Great variety in workouts, but I'm quickly learning to hate Plyometrics & Yoga X. Will post 30 day weight/measurement changes when i get there.
Third week too for me. The first week I hated plyo and yoga, but now I can put up with plyo with minimal extra time between exercises. Yoga is still tough, especially the first half, but i really like the balance exercises and there's no way I would skip these 90 minutes of heavy sweating off the program.

Slazenger07
04-29-2010, 01:16 PM
P90x appears to be very high intensity, higher intensity than I believe most people are ready for....correct me if Im wrong, based on a quick look at it, it didnt seem to me to be a workout suited for beginners.

Slazenger07
04-29-2010, 01:20 PM
No not really. Muscle confusion is a load of marketing crap. P90x is just a routine you pay for. For people who don't have time (very rare) or can't afford a gym membership than it makes sense. But "efficient" training is nothing more than effort.


If you wan't something better than spend 20 minutes online and build your own training routine. Its really very simple, especially when your at a low level. Then get a membership to a gym and workout with the same intensity as you do p90x. You will get better results and have access to more exercises and weights.

p90x sets you up to plateau. If you wan't very modest gains / weight loss than the p90x can work. But if you wan't to gain 30 lbs for muscle (which is reasonable for most skinny people) than its not your option. P90x is is better for cardio than it is muscle gain.

That is why horton pays individuals (who work out in gyms) to endorse his product saying they use p90x. Those videos on youtube you see of "clients" who achieved results on p90x is a lie.

Best advice on this thread...not surprising it came from coyfish, if you guys really want to make gains you should listen to the man.

Gaab
04-29-2010, 02:22 PM
P90x appears to be very high intensity, higher intensity than I believe most people are ready for....correct me if Im wrong, based on a quick look at it, it didnt seem to me to be a workout suited for beginners.
It is not, and it is not advertised as such. If you can pass their so-called 'fit test' (I did but did not exceed the requirements in most exercises), then you can do this program, but for someone who has never worked out and is barely able to run 20 minutes or do 20 push-ups, it's better to try something else. p90 is nice for some (who want a pre-established routine they can adjust slightly and are willing to shell out cash for it), but as said before it's certainly not everybody's holy grail.

autumn_leaf
04-29-2010, 10:05 PM
P90x appears to be very high intensity, higher intensity than I believe most people are ready for....correct me if Im wrong, based on a quick look at it, it didnt seem to me to be a workout suited for beginners.

it is not. the p90x programs are for people that are already fit. people like athletes that can take full advantage of the workout and stick through the entire 90minutes. most regular people, myself included, would only last about 30-60 min of each excercise day.

beginners should try the power 90 workout. very boring though since it's truely just two workout routines, they say four, but the other two are just the first two amped up.