Which P90X is best to buy? Any suggestions?

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    Jul 18, 2012 9:46 PM GMT
    I don't really like to go to the gym and figured it'd be much easier to just work out at home.
    I've heard good things about this program.

    But there are 3 different price options to buy and I'm not sure which one to get?
    Don't want to spend a lot of money if it's not worth it.

    Any of you guys have insight on this?

    Also about how much space will I need and will I need anything else such as weights etc..

    I'd love to hear your stories with this product as well.

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    Jul 18, 2012 11:44 PM GMT
    I'm sure some of you guys must have bought this.
    Little help icon_neutral.gif
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    Jul 19, 2012 12:41 AM GMT
    Dude, give them more than two hours.
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    Jul 19, 2012 1:01 AM GMT
    You need a pullup bar (and door frame that'll support it) and a ceiling high enough where you can jump and won't hit your head or hands.

    You'll most likely have to clear some stuff out of the way to make room. A good stable and comfortable chair, pushup bars, and yea you can get a set of weights or resistance bands too.

    And obviously you gotta stick to the routines and write your weights/reps/everything down!...it gives you motivation to try and beat your last time and helps you see progress even when you might not see it in the mirror right away. Make sure you can commit the time too cause a lot of the days require over an hour. It's good stuff though
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    Jul 19, 2012 1:25 AM GMT
    Make sure you follow through with it. A lot of people but P90X and quit or do not follow through. I'd like to know how this goes for you in case I want to throw it on top of my gym workout.

    Sorry I don't have any input on the actual buying of this, as, I still haven't boughtit :p haha
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    Jul 19, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    http://scoobysworkshop.com/review-of-p90x/
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    Jul 19, 2012 1:29 AM GMT
    I say buy the entire thing. My brother got most of the exercizes and wants to get the others, but they would've been cheaper if he'd bought them together... just saying, and if you don't follow through with it, you can always give it to a friend. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 19, 2012 2:55 AM GMT
    collegedude62dm saidYou need a pullup bar (and door frame that'll support it) and a ceiling high enough where you can jump and won't hit your head or hands.

    You'll most likely have to clear some stuff out of the way to make room. A good stable and comfortable chair, pushup bars, and yea you can get a set of weights or resistance bands too.

    And obviously you gotta stick to the routines and write your weights/reps/everything down!...it gives you motivation to try and beat your last time and helps you see progress even when you might not see it in the mirror right away. Make sure you can commit the time too cause a lot of the days require over an hour. It's good stuff though


    How big of space would you say you would need?
    I also have a carpeted home. Do you think that will be a problem?
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    Jul 19, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
    I've been doing P90X for awhile now. It's a great program for beginners and people who would be clueless in the gym. However, I've only tried the original P90X, so I can only vouch for that. I would guess that you're buying it form beachbody.com. I think it is a really good program and definitely a good investment because you can keep it forever and pretty much do it where ever. When I first started, I only used one resistance band (like $20.00) and a door-way pull-up bar ($20.00). I think I had pretty good results. Then I invested in a set of 15 lb. dumbbells ($30.00) once i got the hang of the program. Then progressed to a set of changeable dumbbells made by Gold's Gym for like $30.00 and they came with 4 7.5 plates and 4 2.5 plates. I figured that was a good deal. Then I added 4 10 lb plates ($30.00) and now am working out with 25 lbs (10 lbs + 2.5 lbs). So obviously resistance bands are way cheaper and take up much less space, but I like the dumbbells better. I would also recommend buying a yoga mat and weight-lifting gloves if you wanna use the dumbbells.

    Space wise, you don't really need much room (I work out in a relatively small room that has two couches in it).

    I would recommend pairing the program with a lot of protein consumption and whey powder. I don't think any of the supplements offered by P90X are worth the money though. You can find a lot better ones with more protein in a sports store. I also use a weight gainer, creatine, and leucine.

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    Jul 19, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    JR_RJ saidI say buy the entire thing. My brother got most of the exercizes and wants to get the others, but they would've been cheaper if he'd bought them together... just saying, and if you don't follow through with it, you can always give it to a friend. icon_wink.gif

    I think the deluxe package is almost like 300. Not sure If I'm willing to pay that much considering university gym is basically free.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 19, 2012 5:51 AM GMT
    The cheapest on E-bayicon_idea.gif So many people purchase it and never use it. Save the money and get it there.
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    Jul 19, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    MikemikeMike saidThe cheapest on E-bayicon_idea.gif So many people purchase it and never use it. Save the money and get it there.


    Yeah that's what I was thinking too. Because if I don't like it I can always go to my school gym instead.
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    Jul 19, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    I highly suggest buying Insanity instead of P90X. The workouts are a lot shorter and a lot harder, plus if you're skinny you will still put on weight. Trust me. And once you do it the second time around I was told to just buy ankle weights, wrist weights, etc. and that'll help you build more muscle too
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    PittBull_21 saidI highly suggest buying Insanity instead of P90X. The workouts are a lot shorter and a lot harder, plus if you're skinny you will still put on weight. Trust me. And once you do it the second time around I was told to just buy ankle weights, wrist weights, etc. and that'll help you build more muscle too


    Idk insanity looked a little hard core for me.
    I need to ease my way in.
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:16 AM GMT
    WestCoastGuy saidWhich P90X is best to buy? Any suggestions?
    None of them. If you truly want to be in shape, you'll do your own research and design a lifestyle that's right for you and maintainable.

    P90X is effective, but temporary.
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    Jul 21, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    I am currently doing both p90x and Insanity. Both are great. I have lost 20lbs and my arms are getting bigger.

    Insanity helps you get lean and p90x helps you bulk up. I need both so I am doing both. It is hard but worth it.

    It kicks my ass but I am seeing results. Keep working at it and you will see results.

    The first day I thought I never could do it but I have worked my way up to doing a little bit better each day.

    Stick with it.

    I agree with what others said above.