P90X!!!!

  • dantheman88

    Posts: 140

    Mar 13, 2011 5:50 AM GMT
    Hi guys, I will be starting P90X soon and really excited to see the results. Has anyone done the program?? any advice, tips, or any encouraging comments are welcome icon_razz.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    before photo please? icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 6:08 AM GMT
    stick with it! it works!
  • AfterForever

    Posts: 10

    Mar 13, 2011 6:12 AM GMT
    My best advice is modify if you need. I tried doing it last year and if i would have one misstep, or if a workout was too hard, i would give up. When i started again this year, i told my self to just keep doing it, and if i can't do something, fake it until i can. i still cant do an unassisted pull-up, but i'm getting closer icon_razz.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 6:14 AM GMT
    See dancerjack.
  • timmytwister

    Posts: 169

    Mar 13, 2011 6:27 AM GMT
    If your goal is general fitness (getting leaner, harder, increasing endurance & flexibility) P90X is great. But I've talked to people who just found it too difficult and they gave up. STICK WITH IT. And DO NOT ignore your nutrition plan. Finally, don't view it as a 90-day boot camp; keep it up for a year and you'll see awesome results.

    If your cardio and flexibility are already good and your goals are to gain more muscle mass, you're better to include more standard weightlifting. Look in RJ's strength training or bodybuilding forums - many knowledgeable guys here.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
    What I love about it is it's quick (most are 1 hour max) and yet you're sweating profusely. Haven't done them all yet, but have returned several times to Kenpo/Cardio/Plyo/AbRipper as supplements to weight lifting and cycling/running.

    Stretch is a weekly must. Love that "stretcher's glow" I get every time.icon_smile.gif
  • NyRuinz

    Posts: 887

    Mar 13, 2011 7:33 AM GMT
    radicalguy saidHi guys, I will be starting P90X soon and really excited to see the results. Has anyone done the program?? any advice, tips, or any encouraging comments are welcome icon_razz.gif


    yeah I modified a lot of the routines when I did it, because it is definitely possible to hurt yourself if your just starting to workout.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
    COLORED TEXT GOES HEREI just started P90X a few days ago, because I was in a rut with my normal routine at the gym. I can already tell that the combination of exercises is going to be challenging, but I hope to get the same results as a few other guys I know.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 7:56 AM GMT
    weird..the infomercial just came on, then I look on here and see this post. ha.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 9:24 AM GMT
    I just started week 9. You can see my pics on my profile. I did the doubles program, and am getting great results. Was not fat before, but was pretty weak and had excess flab. In 9 weeks I've dropped quite a bit of body fat, and really been able to build lean muscle. I'm not stopping after 90 days either! Tips: Bring it! Conquer your mind. Focus. Follow the diet plan. It is really hard at first, but keep your eye on the prize. Use supplements like it says to, and I also drink a pre workout drink for energy. Also, just because those guys are doing 30 pushups every time doesn't mean you are going to be able to. You aren't expected to either. "Max reps. Quality over quantity. Go until you feel the burn." It takes time to get a body like they've got. Tony tells you what you should be feeling, and how to get results. There are a ton of videos on youtube about P90x with people showing results and giving advice. They are very motivating. Good luck!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
    good luck man...
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 1:52 PM GMT
    It works, but it has a very high drop rate.

    The problem with fad workout programs like these is that they tend to turn more people off to working out than they should.
  • wander2340

    Posts: 176

    Mar 13, 2011 3:45 PM GMT
    Worked for me and I did not strictly follow everything. The only way you can have success is if you do your best for the entire 90 days. Don't quit. The results really are worth all the hard work.

    Be sure to modify the routines to fit your physical abilities. I injured my foot doing the plyometrics routine (plantar fasciitis). It sucked and was really depressing but I kept going with the program as best I could. The results were amazing!

    One of the best things P90X did for me is to make fitness a habit. I can hardly go a day without working out. It's a great feeling to have such a healthy body.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 13, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    I didn't believe it would work for me, but after a few YouTubes of 'normal' looking guys turning lean I tried it and YUP it works. I have before and afters in my profile and I'm 60 years old.

    You do have to take it easy. I could NOT do a pull up at first, now I'm at 25 without stopping..The guy gets kinda irritating after a few weeks, but by then you are seeing results. You do have to modify your diet, eat more but better

    You'll do fine if you keep at it
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 23, 2011 2:33 AM GMT
    How much does it cost?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 23, 2011 2:37 AM GMT
    Corvin saidHow much does it cost?


    It costs nothing if you know how to download torrents and search p90x at http://thepiratebay.org/. I got my copy from there and just run the video on my laptop.
  • Markebri

    Posts: 110

    Mar 23, 2011 2:48 AM GMT
    My boyfriend and I have been doing a program related to the P90x called Insanity for past two weeks. So far, it's definitely kicked our asses, but we find it far more entertaining then running on a treadmill at the gym for 45 mins. Although some of the exercises are quite taxing on my back, I still find a way to modified the workout where I'm still getting a challenge, just not at the expense of agitating my back. Stick with the program and you'll definitely get results icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 23, 2011 3:21 AM GMT
    A friend of mine does it.... goes on & on about it all the time. Haven't really seen the results yet.... he makes it sound like a cult!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 23, 2011 6:02 AM GMT
    I do it!

    I was following it pretty intensely, but eased up a bit lately. Make sure you're getting enough sleep. You feel completely drained if you're not eating right and sleeping well.
  • dantheman88

    Posts: 140

    Mar 25, 2011 12:12 PM GMT
    Thanks for the responses everyone. Im starting the program after my finals and i cant wait!! icon_biggrin.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 25, 2011 12:18 PM GMT
    radicalguy saidThanks for the responses everyone. Im starting the program after my finals and i cant wait!! icon_biggrin.gif



    Good luck! I just finished Week 7, and it's been great for me. One tip I always give to people is remember that the workouts will be, I'd say, about 60% of your success. The rest will come in the kitchen. If you read the top reasons for P90X dropouts, it's people who got the discs and jumped into the workouts without looking closely at the nutrition plans, and really figuring out where they fit in. You have to do this if you want to get the most out of it.

    I just read last night that P90X:MC2 is coming out later this year sometime, a whole new program from Tony. Looks like it's more intense, and is for people who've already gone through P90X at least once.

    http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/p90x-mc2-workout-the-next-p90x.do

    I'll see what the reviews say after it comes out, but if they're good I'll definitely think about this.