My p90x experience!

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  1. yodudedudeyo

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    So for those of you familiar with the intense and extreme p90x workout program, you'll know that a lot of people who have gone through it have seen dramatic results with a lot of hard work put in.

    I'm here to tell you that after two days of the program, I DRAMATICALLY UNDERESTIMATED the amount of work I would have to do. This program will KICK YOUR BUTT. I thought I was somewhat in shape, but after a year off from sports (college+studying mucho), this program made me sore all over sweating buckets. This is considering I can't even do all of the reps they do because I'm butt tired after 30 minutes, and it's an hour video each day!

    For other p90xers out there, what do you think? For those of you unfamiliar and want to get ripped/in shape, google it and consider it!

    Also, for you other p90xers, is a post-workout drink/supplement helpful for fast results?
     
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  2. River Hill

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    It does get a bit easier, but then you push yourself harder. I just stared with P90X Plus and it is really tough. I am mixing in some of the P90X as well.
     
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    I did not spend the money on their supplements, but I do think a good protein drink and multi vitamin help. I take creatine as well.
     
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  4. River Hill

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    I am off to push play now. That is why I am up so early.
     
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  5. nadalfan!

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    I just started it too.. This is my second week and dang my pecs are so sore I couldn't even serve hard or play good tennis today... Hopefully tomorrow will be better :cry:
     
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  6. Chris Dono

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    Anyway of getting it with out buying the dvd or anything?
     
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  7. lainey80

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    I was doing p90x for a while, I wish I would start doing them again.
    I never had such a rock-hard ass!
     
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  8. goober

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    is the pullup bar necessary or can you substitute something else?
     
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    Anything you can do pull-ups on will work, but I feel it is essential. I could only do 1 or 2 pull-ups and chin-ups and now I can knock out 30.
     
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    I think you can design your own workout that is one hour long and get the same results without paying these guys a dime, but some people need something to motivate them.

    Chin up bar
    adjustable dumbells
    a couple of DVD's on power yoga and aerobics from the library ($0)
    download the power 90x sheets (free)
     
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  11. Chris Dono

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    I'm getting my stuff free on a site, I need to get a chin up bar, more weights, body fat calc, and some other odds and ends.
     
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    You're getting the actual DVD video from a rip site, I take it?
     
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  13. yodudedudeyo

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    I got all my stuff via torrents. But that's on the downlow...shhhh...

    I purchased some adjustable dumbbells for 40 bucks at walmart, and I want to get some sort of chin up bar that you don't have to screw into your doorway, but those are more expensive at $50. So far, when the video has gone to pull ups, I just skipped them and did more curls or something. I'm going to have to figure something out fast so I don't miss the crucial chin up workouts!
     
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    I do my chin ups in between pushing my son on a swing at a local park. I give him a good push on the baby swing, and that gives me enough time to do my reps before he starts yelling at me to push again. Granted, then it isn't part of a routine.
     
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  15. Kobble

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    I have a feeling that any routine based around the pull-up will be a winner. It works so many muscles, and applies to so many sports-it has to be beneficial. A pull-up bar and a dip station will transform your upper body, and make you a better athlete.
     
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  16. Chris Dono

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    i need to get a pull up bar also :x
     
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  17. yodudedudeyo

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    For those of you doing the program, is Ab Ripper X optional after the workouts or is it part of/recommended? I know it doesn't hurt to spend 15 minutes to strengthen the core, but I still have a lot of flab on my abs (1-2 inches of fat), so would it be recommended that I work on the cardio first and get rid of the fat THEN start doing the Ab Ripper X or just do it anyways?
     
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  18. nadalfan!

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    You can use resistance bands instead of pull up bars..... I do it because you can make the resistance band stronger and its about the same thing...
     
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    I'd rather hit the weights.
     
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  20. nadalfan!

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    Yeah but for some of us the p90x is our gym instead of payin 20 bucks a month.... :D
     
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  21. River Hill

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    You should do Ab Ripper. You may not see the abs yet, but you are building the muscles and your abs really support your body.
     
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