Power 90/P90X

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    Dec 16, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    I ordered my Power 90 workout program from BeachBody. Has anyone ever tried it? It seems pretty legit, I haven't heard anything bad about it.

    My plan is to get through it, and then try P90X, and then possibly Insanity in the future when I get into better shape.
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    Dec 16, 2010 3:15 PM GMT
    cowboycasanova saidI ordered my Power 90 workout program from BeachBody. Has anyone ever tried it? It seems pretty legit, I haven't heard anything bad about it.

    My plan is to get through it, and then try P90X, and then possibly Insanity in the future when I get into better shape.


    All 3 will do the job. I've done p90 and p90x. p90 consists of 2 workouts and you will be bored to death with it after 30 days. It gets tiresome listening to the same shtick over and over. P90x is better but still it gets old.

    I used them because of job schedule and they worked for me, but I read another of your posts about making friends. Instead of locking yourself away with a dvd why not join a gym , work out at school, take a fitness class ? Get thy butt out of the house and be around other people. You will also have a common interest , getting in shape and maybe make some new friends.

    P.S. If you have the equipment to do P90X. Try www.scoobysworkshop.com lots of good advice, workouts and FREE!!!
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    Dec 16, 2010 4:05 PM GMT
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    cowboycasanova saidI ordered my Power 90 workout program from BeachBody. Has anyone ever tried it? It seems pretty legit, I haven't heard anything bad about it.

    My plan is to get through it, and then try P90X, and then possibly Insanity in the future when I get into better shape.


    All 3 will do the job. I've done p90 and p90x. p90 consists of 2 workouts and you will be bored to death with it after 30 days. It gets tiresome listening to the same shtick over and over. P90x is better but still it gets old.

    I used them because of job schedule and they worked for me, but I read another of your posts about making friends. Instead of locking yourself away with a dvd why not join a gym , work out at school, take a fitness class ? Get thy butt out of the house and be around other people. You will also have a common interest , getting in shape and maybe make some new friends.

    P.S. If you have the equipment to do P90X. Try www.scoobysworkshop.com lots of good advice, workouts and FREE!!!


    I am a member of a gym, but I really don't know what to do in a gym lol. I'm not familar with how to workout. I signed up with a personal trainer to meet twice a month, and when I'm not with the trainer, I'm just clueless as to what I need to do.

    P.S. I thought I posted this thread in the Fitness section lol.
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    Dec 29, 2010 3:23 PM GMT
    Been a gym member for several year I tend shy away from the free weights.icon_redface.gif

    Hired a trainer for awhile, I had great grains, but it was very expensive, and I went back to my old ways (and size) once we were done. icon_rolleyes.gif

    I also ordered the P90X in 2010, it is a hard workout and difficult to stay with. I plan to get back to it (New Years Resolution!). I've been told that it can take some people several re-starts to get though it.

    Good Luck you CAN do it!
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    Dec 29, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    I read of similar concerns about not being familiar with what to do in the gym and the concern about the cost of getting a trainer. One obvious thing often overlooked is getting a good book to help you design a program, or a book that designs the program for you. I know the problem is you go to Barns & Noble or look on Amazon and there are so many books to choose from, you can't tell what is good for you given your particular situation. I recommend this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/New-Power-Program-Protocols-Strength/dp/1896817262/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1289381840&sr=1-2

    Colgan gives not only good suggestions for structuring workout plans, but also the background so you can become comfortable in making adjustments. He emphasizes strength built on a solid foundation of core strength and flexibility and also covers proper stretching and dispels some myths.

    Ultimately, I like major compound exercises with free weights, such as the squat and deadlift. Because these can be difficult for a novice and dangerous if the form is not right, starting with such programs without a trainer is often not a good idea. On the other hand, the exercises in Colgan's book are easy to perform. The first phase consists of 4 workouts per week. There's nothing wrong with taking a clip board to the gym with a page copied showing that day's workouts, along with another sheet to list your weights and reps, so you'll know what to start with and can see your progress.

    Look at the user reviews for the book.
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    Dec 29, 2010 4:29 PM GMT
    I had just started P90X before the holidays but with 3 birthdays, shopping and Christmas I was overwhelmed. I did the first week and the nutrition planning and decided not to get over stressed and pick back up after the new year when time is more plentiful. So far I like the program and it does make you sweat!

    We'll see if I can keep it going for 3 months in 2011. I'll take all the encouragement I can get! I should have done this 25 yrs ago instead of now! LOL