Tower 200 vs P90x vs Other?

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    Nov 23, 2011 5:43 PM GMT
    Hey!

    I am 21, 182cm, 70kg, good cardio fitness as I swim, healthy diet - I'm vegetarian, have whey shake once a day (1 scoop), vitamin tablet, but I'm quite slim. Stats: waist = 32', arms = 12', shoulders = 43', chest = 35'

    I want to muscle up more and look more like a jock. And asap. Happy to work hard for it. I am a student so cannot afford regular membership to the gym and therefore any solution needs to be home-based.

    My friend has the Insanity and P90x beach body programme and is happy to lend it to me for free. Trouble is it needs a strict diet and takes 3 months. Also - i believe you need to buy weights and I'm a newbie so idk what to buy.

    Another friend found 'Tower 200'. seems convenient, useful and a solution to all my problems. I read the reviews but I'm confused if it will provide the results I'm looking for. (I brought slendertone thinking it will give me a 6 pack but it hasn't... it did tone my stomach but nothing more.)

    Want to look something like this: hxxp://shirtlessgathering.com/kris-kranz-shirtless-energie-underwear-pictures/ (including legs etc). Happy to send my current pics to anyone interested via PM.

    If there are any other suitable options you think would help please let me know. Btw I'm in the UK so have to order from amazon or whatever and I have a budget of about £150.

    Just wanted your opinion and advice!
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    Nov 23, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
    My opinion is to just get a gym membership and lift weights/eat correctly and start building muscle. It doesn't look like you have that much fat on you to begin with, but you don't have much muscle either. Personally, if I were you, I'd get myself on a good muscle building routine and stick with that. Once I've built a good base then I would do one of those programs in order to cut down to a lower body fat %. Those programs are mostly good for shredding fat and revealing what muscle you do have, but if you don't have much to begin with then all you're going to look like in the end is "skinny". I do not know what Tower 200 is, so I don't really have an opinion on that.

    Also, keep in mind that it's not possible for any of us to look like the guy in that pic. Everybody's muscle placement varies slightly. In other words, you can have the same body fat % and the same amount of muscle that Kris has, but you wouldn't look quite like him.
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    Nov 23, 2011 7:06 PM GMT
    I did p90x, but the only "real" results I got was weight loss and endurance, keep in mind, that in those "before and after" shots from those p90x commercials, these were people who were ex-athletes, cops, firemen, army, etc, who just let themselves go.
    If your goal is weight loss by all means do p90x, but I'd recommend doing free weights at the gym, you'll get better muscle building results.
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    Nov 23, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    If you want lean, ripped, all-around fitness, find a crossfit box near you and start doing it. I haven't seen any program that gives you better, sustainable results.

    Actually, there's a great crossfit gym in London, Thames Crossfit. I went there last month and they have their shit together.

    http://thamescrossfit.com/
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    Nov 23, 2011 7:17 PM GMT
    I'm doing P90X, and I've really just become more toned and ripped. I haven't gained much weight though and I've been taking protein powder and creatine. If you can get P90X for free then all you need are some resistance bands ( I only bought one). I did end up buying one pair of 15lb. dumbbells though just for more weight. I didn't follow the diet though because it was too complicated.
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    Nov 23, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    Charlieee saidI'm doing P90X, and I've really just become more toned and ripped. I haven't gained much weight though and I've been taking protein powder and creatine. If you can get P90X for free then all you need are some resistance bands ( I only bought one). I did end up buying one pair of 15lb. dumbbells though just for more weight. I didn't follow the diet though because it was too complicated.



    I've done a few rounds of P90X and they worked great for me. But like Charliee said, I leaned up and got more cut, but haven't really added a lot of muscle. So it brought me part way to my goal, but now I need to adjust my workout and move to more free weights for bulk.