Will be starting P90x soon...

  • manpit209

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    Jul 19, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    I got the DVDs already so I'm in the process of tracking the tools I need, ie the pull up/chin up bar, push bar, etc. Have any of you done P90x before? Also, have any of you used the pull up bar that you can easily set up on your door frame? I haven't before and I'm a little nervous that the door frame could break. I guess it's probably really tough for the door frame to break but I thought I'd ask. It'd be stupid if I were in the middle of a workout then collapse because of the door frame.
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:15 AM GMT
    The "Iron Gym" pull-up bar is full of win! I've jumped up and grabbed it, TRYING to break the door frame (with safety precautions, of course), and the frame held solid.

    I haven't done P90x but I've got all the stuff needed for it. Even with the Power Tower, I still use the pull-up bar more often. The one I have has 5 different hand placements.
  • NerdLifter

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    Jul 19, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    I've been doing P90X over the summer since I won't have access to the campus gym till class starts up again in the Fall. I use the Iron-Gym pull up bar that Paulflexes alluded to and no, it will not break the door frame. It's constructed so that some of the weight gets distributed more horizontally than veridically.

    Some notes though: use your common sense, if the door is too wide and the bar's support pads just barely touch the door's frame don't use that door, or else you could be in the middle of a pullup and wham, the pullup bar will go right through the door frame on one of the sides and you might hurt yourself. My mother did this, and I told her to stop using that door frame, but she keeps doing it anyway.

    Another note that I noticed from using the bar: overtime the support pad that makes contact with your door frame might wear down, and they also will leave black marks on your door frame. I've seen people use wash cloths and small towels as buffers between the door frame and the bar's support structure. Not sure if its safe or not. Someone back me up and reply as to what you do there.
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    ive been using p90x for a while..it def works but you have to stick to it...sometimes i fall off and eat some junk food but i get back to it and recover lol...the pull up bars are hard...but as time goes on you will gain the strength to lift your body weight......I dont think it will break the door frame...as long as its assembled properly. Good luck though..be prepared to sweat...
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    I did P90x! great program, to succeed you definitely need motivation, but my problem was the time factor.....so i lasted 2 months and then moved on to something else, i hope you have better results and stick with it! goodluck man!
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    Jul 19, 2010 3:39 AM GMT
    Frostea23 said...
    Another note that I noticed from using the bar: overtime the support pad that make contact with your door frame might wear down and also they will leave black marks on your door frame.
    ...
    Black duct tape.
  • allatonce

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    Jul 19, 2010 4:03 AM GMT
    ...my whole wall stared cracking from the corner of the door frame to the corner of the ceiling. I go to a gym now.
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    Jul 19, 2010 5:09 AM GMT


    after the program started boring me i started mixing it up and taking my workouts to my gym, SO much better there. no distractions and no possibility of me saying "oh im just going to sit in bed and watch tv instead"


    stick with it man icon_smile.gif it works!
  • NerdLifter

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    Jul 19, 2010 5:19 AM GMT
    sublstyley said

    after the program started boring me i started mixing it up and taking my workouts to my gym, SO much better there. no distractions and no possibility of me saying "oh im just going to sit in bed and watch tv instead"


    stick with it man icon_smile.gif it works!


    Yeah, that's the only downside to the program; you have to have discipline and motivation since you'll be doing it from home. If you have trouble in those areas, easier to stay focused in the gym where there are less distractions.

    But the program works! So stick with it!
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    Jul 19, 2010 8:42 PM GMT
    allatonce said...my whole wall stared cracking from the corner of the door frame to the corner of the ceiling. I go to a gym now.

    Helps if you're only 115 pds like me.
  • allatonce

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    Jul 21, 2010 5:09 AM GMT
    Haha I guess so. I wonder what the landlord will say in August when I want to move out...