Started P90x today.

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    Oct 27, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    I like to think I'm in average shape. I'm not a big rippling muscle and I'm not popping veins when I walk but I'm also not a ball of flub either. I've been doing a lot of cardio and a very crude weight routine I'd come up with on my own and I'd thought I was ready to step it up.

    Today was my first day of p90x and I opted to start with the Shoulders & Arms disc. I did not think I would want to quit in the first few minutes but let me say holy damn was I ready to quit before the WARM UP ended. I run 5 miles every other day and the frickin 2 minute warm up about killed me. I don't know what it was, maybe all the switching ups and what have you but I was huffing. I stuck with it somehow and gave the full hour [I did not do the 15 minute Ab Ripper X after] and I have to say it was the most intense workout for shoulders and arms I'd ever done [I realize this may sound sad/funny but it's true]. It's been about 6 hours since I completed it and I still feel as pumped as I'd imagine superman to be after a workout.

    I'd wondered why my gains were so minimal and slow at the gym. I've seen the light and realized I've been doing it wrong. Here's hoping I can make the 90 days.
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    Oct 28, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Great job! Keep pushing play, as they say. I started it in January and it has really changed my life for the better. Have gone through it twice now.

    But make sure you do the abs every day; that part was so tough for me, and it was amazing to see how well I did it by the end of the program.

    Gimme a shout if you have any specific questions and I'm happy to try and help out. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 28, 2011 3:10 AM GMT
    Woo! Feel the burn baby! You can do the 90 days!

    Oh, did you use resistance bands or free weights? What was your resistance/weight that you used in general throughout the workout?
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    Oct 28, 2011 3:12 AM GMT
    So did you do the whole thing?
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    Oct 28, 2011 4:34 AM GMT
    How is P90x better than joining an actual gym? I haven't done research on it, but it seems like a lot of it is endurance work. It seems like it would be better suited for a person that's overweight who wants to get cut than it would be for an ectomorph who wants to get big.
  • waccamatt

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    Oct 28, 2011 4:40 AM GMT
    How would you guys compare that program versus hiring a personal trainer? I'm considering hiring a trainer to get me the rest of the way to where I want to be.
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    Oct 28, 2011 12:34 PM GMT
    RocknMike saidWoo! Feel the burn baby! You can do the 90 days!

    Oh, did you use resistance bands or free weights? What was your resistance/weight that you used in general throughout the workout?


    I used free weights. I'm not a fan of the bands. I stuck with 20 and 25lb.
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    Oct 28, 2011 1:02 PM GMT
    Keep it up! You can do it! And use the pause button, if need be ;-)