P90X & insanity workouts

  • davemancheste...

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    Jul 24, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    Has anyone done either the P90X or Insanity workouts and if so what is your view of them.

    I'm considering trying one or the other depending on feedback

    Thanks,
    David
  • barriehomeboy

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    Jul 25, 2011 2:03 AM GMT
    Nobody seems to be jumping up saying yes, so I'll yammer on until they do.

    Those programs basically are a personal trainer on a DVD. There's nothing magical about them. They haven't discovered a secret way to get fit. They're just a new way to get fit using an impersonal personal trainer.

    The people that get fit using them and that endorse them, with newly muscular bodies, would have the same bodies if they had hired a personal trainer and put the same intensity into the personal trainer workouts.

    The key is intensity. If you have time every day to work out and the DVD's work for you, go for it. If you have the same amount of time, but need a more personal approach, hire a personal trainer at a gym, and you'll get the same results.

    Most people order the DVD's, watch them while eating a bag of Nochos, and then are disappointed that they don't look like the cute hispanic guy on the stairs.

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    Jul 25, 2011 2:16 AM GMT
    Both are good programs...Insanity is to get ripped...P90x puts the muscle on. I enjoy them because you don't have to waste money on a gym or a personal trainer and you have these programs for life. Also, you can do them in your home whenever you want. Very convenient.
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    Jul 25, 2011 2:24 AM GMT
    I haven't tried Insanity yet but last week I just started p90x last week. I definitely enjoy it and getting a hard work out from it. Good luck icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidNobody seems to be jumping up saying yes, so I'll yammer on until they do.

    Those programs basically are a personal trainer on a DVD. There's nothing magical about them. They haven't discovered a secret way to get fit. They're just a new way to get fit using an impersonal personal trainer.

    The people that get fit using them and that endorse them, with newly muscular bodies, would have the same bodies if they had hired a personal trainer and put the same intensity into the personal trainer workouts.

    The key is intensity. If you have time every day to work out and the DVD's work for you, go for it. If you have the same amount of time, but need a more personal approach, hire a personal trainer at a gym, and you'll get the same results.

    Most people order the DVD's, watch them while eating a bag of Nochos, and then are disappointed that they don't look like the cute hispanic guy on the stairs.



    The key is not just intensity. It's also muscle confusion and proper eating. These programs lay that out for people who don't know how to accomplish this.
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:07 AM GMT
    p90x is a great program
    I did it for about a year and toned up nicely
    also, my friends did it but they never saw results because they didn't follow through with the diet/nutritional guide that comes with the program.
    you can be fit but the fat won't let you show it icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 25, 2011 6:09 AM GMT
    Lol yeah. Took me 3 hours to cook today's meal plan icon_sad.gif it's pretty rough sometimes, but I like that they go ahead and plan out serving sizes and calorie/macronutrient count so I don't have to worry about it myself.
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    Jul 25, 2011 10:24 AM GMT
    I finished INSANITY. It is a great program, but as others have stated it is a nutrition and workout program. The workouts are definitely challenging and it does produce results. It changes up enough so it does not get too repetetive and it definitely gets you to sweat.

    Like someone mentioned, it is a good cutting tool, you will sweat and huff and puff like you have not in a long time, but it is not going to pack on a ton of muscle.

    If you want to get into better cardio shape and loose some body fat; INSANITY is definiely going to do it for you.

    I would recommend it.

  • davemancheste...

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    Jul 25, 2011 6:43 PM GMT
    Interesting. Does anyone know where to download the details of either workout online? I'm not bothered about the video but details of the exercise in the workout and what it contains would be fine.
    David