First day of p90x

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  1. Gaab

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    The interesting thing about this p90 thing is not that it 'tells you to move your ass 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? ;)
     
  2. coyfish

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    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.
     
  3. r2473

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    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?
     
  4. Gaab

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    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.
     
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  5. TheFuture101

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    Everyone bash P90X lol
     
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  6. tennisrocksincali

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    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
     
  7. misternamez

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    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
     
  8. new_tennis_player

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    Where is your evidence?

     
  9. NickH87

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    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.
     
  10. coyfish

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

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    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.
     
  12. FedHammer

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    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.
     
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    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?

     
  14. Itagaki

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    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.
     
  15. r2473

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    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
     
  16. coyfish

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
  18. Gaab

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    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.
     
  19. Slazenger07

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    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.
     
  20. Slazenger07

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    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.
     
  21. Gaab

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    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.
     
  22. autumn_leaf

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    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.
     

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