Any feedback on p90x?

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    Jul 23, 2008 8:30 PM GMT
    Has anyone tried the p90x workout program? Any good? Looks like the Mr. Hyde version of The Firm.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXZhfMFMqi4&feature=related
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    Jul 23, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    i highly recommend it. i just finished my first round of 90 days about 3 days ago. i've had good results i think. you can look at all my pics to see how i've changed. i'm busy and work alot, so i couldn't do it everyday like you're supposed to. i'm taking this week off and when i start over again on monday i'm going to do 4 days a week rather than 3. i'm also going to do more reps and/or more weight. i also intend to do the ab ripper with more frequency. i hardly used it at all.

    so, round 2 is coming up and i'm psyched. the first round i did days 1, 3, and 5 only with sporadic ab ripper. my goal for round 2 is to up the ante on days 1, 3, and 5 while also adding yoga back in and doing ab ripper at least 1-2 times each week. for round 3 i'll add the plyometrics in and an additional day of ab ripper.

    i've got my next 16 weeks planned out... bring it! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jul 23, 2008 11:29 PM GMT
    I LOVE the program! I have some results detailed in my profile. It's pretty serious...lots of work. But my results have been pretty good for a real hard gainer like me. I'm still skinny...but, I'm working on it. =)
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    Jul 23, 2008 11:50 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi highly recommend it. i just finished my first round of 90 days about 3 days ago. i've had good results i think. you can look at all my pics to see how i've changed.
    Wow! you really look great dancer .. congratulations.
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    Jul 23, 2008 11:52 PM GMT
    I am so curious about the P90x. Is it easy to follow? It looks really fast-paced and I'm worried it's going to require a lot of pausing to get the movements down. Or is it pretty straightforward?
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    Jul 24, 2008 12:01 AM GMT
    Dancer looks great! And if it causes you to be consistent and focused to a level you weren't before starting it, then it will work -- doesn't really matter what the program is.

    But I must admit that I can never bring myself to buy anything, I don't care what it is, with the daytime TV pitch they use.

    From the p90x site:


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    Yes, I'll take two! And the free set if Ginsu Knives as well! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abLB7aTmnE4


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    Jul 24, 2008 5:00 AM GMT
    Thanks, guys, for answering! I haven't gone to the gym in ages because of work, so I needed something intense to do at home. Wish me luck! :-)
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    Jul 24, 2008 6:28 AM GMT
    I have been doing the ab ripper part for about two months now and I am getting results. I did not buy the rest of the program but just stole that part by carefully watching YouTube guys do it. After stretching, it is the first part of my workout and when I am done I am soaked in sweat. But after seeing dancerjock's pics I am going to consider buying the whole routine.
  • calipally

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    Jul 24, 2008 7:44 AM GMT
    DancerJack is a li'l hottie!
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    Jul 24, 2008 9:22 AM GMT
    I actually bought mine on eBay new. It was low enough to pay for the shipping and then some.

    The diet will really help to drop the body fat. I had to stop doing it because I dropped 10 pounds in a week. Not good. But, I felt full. It was crazy.

    I followed the set religiously the first round. It was a 6 day a week thing...about an hour and a half a day. I worked my way up to following them set by set. They work fast!

    I've slowed down for summer...my workout room is upstairs...no a/c...about 110 degrees. It's also my busy time at work. Unloading at least 6 tall pallets of product a week is plenty of a workout.

    September I'm starting back up. If I'm as serious about it as when I started and work even harder that before I'll be pretty well built by Spring. That would be three rounds before next May. =)
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    Jul 24, 2008 8:18 PM GMT
    You may actually be able to find them used there. As long as it's indecent shape who cares? =)

    Even new I saved enough to cover the shipping and then some.
  • SuneFL

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    Jul 26, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    I would highly recommend it.icon_biggrin.gif
    I borrowed the discs and bought the chin up/pull up bar from the P90X website.

    I should thank dancerjack. I had only tried a few of the routines over several weeks, but didn't really get going 'til I saw his profile.
    I'm just finishing week 3 and I've only missed one of the 20 days so far (went to the gym instead.)

    This is intense. I would work into it if you are not totally in-shape. Some days I feel like I just can't do another rep or set, but I've powered through.

    This takes a bit of motivation and perseverance.
    Trust me, you will not only see measurable results in just days -- but you'll feel 'em everywhere. G
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    Jul 29, 2008 1:42 PM GMT
    i started over from scratch last night after taking 8 days off... i picked up from where i left off... i could do only the first half... it's a process, that's for sure!
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    Jul 29, 2008 1:57 PM GMT
    I was looking into this program for when I am done with my current program in five weeks. If I understand it correctly, the only equipment for the program is the DVD set, the chin-up bar, and resistance bands?
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    Jul 29, 2008 11:47 PM GMT
    correct - or you can use dumbbells if you prefer. you'll need a towel and a glass of water too icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 29, 2008 11:53 PM GMT
    Sweet....Ive been wondering about it just like EVERYONE ELSE! hahaha....now ill have to look more into it! icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 31, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    dancerjack saidcorrect - or you can use dumbbells if you prefer. you'll need a towel and a glass of water too icon_smile.gif


    mama always told me to keep my nethers moist, so two glasses of water it is.
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    Aug 28, 2008 4:39 PM GMT
    I've done tons of research on this product. I DO NOT buy into TV infomercials at all, but everyone seems to have positive results from this program. I'm a little nervous about the DIET part, if anyone has any suggestions or feedback specifically on it, I'd love to hear it. Also, for those who have done it...do you recommend using dumbbells or the resistance band or both?
    I'm going to order today and I'll certainly post the obligatory 30, 60, 90 days result pictures.

    I'm going to the beach this weekend and i SWEAR it will be my last weekend as the kinda chubby pale boy at the beach. icon_smile.gif
    I certainly could use a little encouragment, lol.

    -MRM
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    Sep 08, 2008 12:40 AM GMT
    I am currently doing my 2nd 90-day program on p90x. I found just finding the time to workout everyday is the hardest part. The workouts are about an 1:15 if you are doing the workout and the ab-ripper part. I found the yoga to be just too much (it's like 1.5 hours long) so I bought a yoga DVD that has shorter programs that I can work into my routine. The plyometrics program is good.

    I have always been in pretty good shape, but in my last relationship got lax and managed to get a little love handles and a little more ab fat than I wanted to have. The p90x really cut me up. I wasn't sure how it would do as far as building bulk but it gave me some size in my chest and cut me up.

    I didn't do the p90x diet. I started trying to follow the Mens Health Abs diet before getting p90x, which is a great general smart way for everyone to eat... right proteins, good fat, staying away from bad stuff... very basic and easy to follow. I would suggest just reading about the diet online or in Men's Health...

    Also, p90x tries to sell shakes and stuff from their web site. If you just get a good post work out protein shake at GNC or your favorite place you will be fine. (I happen to like At Large Nutrition's protein shakes (web sales only)).

    All you need is a pull up bar and I recommend dumbells, but sure the bands would work too. Also a heart rate monitor is nice to have for the cardio programs, and I would suggest some push up bars that are pretty cheap on amazon or at wally world.

    What convinced me to finally try out the infomercial product (usually very skeptical) was the beachbody.com web site. Go to the forums there, lots of pics of guys who lost a lot of weight and cut up on the program.

    Hope this helps...
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    Sep 08, 2008 1:51 AM GMT
    I was inspired by Dancerjack's results, so I picked up a copy on ebay. I just did Day 1 of the program tonight and liked it a lot. I've got some business travel coming up over the next six weeks, so I won't have a perfect attendance record, but two days a week will be better than none.

  • collegeguy06

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    Sep 08, 2008 2:18 AM GMT
    i've purchased the p90x program and found it very effective. my only problem is trying to find the time to complete the workouts due to my job. but if you stick with the program, you will get results. i've slacked off recently, but plan on starting it again on monday.
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    Dec 07, 2008 1:44 AM GMT
    I know some guys at work who use it. They are all binge drinkers and chain smokers though. I don't know what their diet is like but I really don't think it's working for them. They swear they love it though saying it's the best most hard core workouts they've ever done...
  • GQjock

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    Dec 07, 2008 1:20 PM GMT
    I tried it and it's great for what it is
    But I'm not a great at home gym man

    I get distracted very easily and getting me out to a gym forces me to focus
    But as far as the P90X workouts go they are pretty good
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    Dec 21, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    The workouts are really really good but I'm just not motivated to do anything at home other than sleep.. so I started going to the gym icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 21, 2008 10:37 PM GMT
    I just did the yoga workout for the first time. I couldn't finish. It kicked my ass and I am defeated. In an hour I will try to finish it.