P90X.....

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    Aug 21, 2007 4:30 PM GMT
    Does the P90x really work? Has anyone tried this workout program? You can view it at www.p90x.com I have considered it for leaning up, and wonder if anyone on realjock has used it.

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    Jay
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    Sep 05, 2007 10:34 AM GMT
    I haven't used it but it's based on the same formula as the guys who did the movie The 300
    ...I've incorporated some of their exercises into my routine
    Suicides and some of their ab work
    it has paid off
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    Sep 15, 2007 9:40 AM GMT
    Wow thanks!

    Sorry for the delayed replay, I will have to try that out for sure!!!

    Thanks:)

    J
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    Sep 15, 2007 11:31 AM GMT
    I used the Power 90 tapes and they are pretty good for getting back into shape. I bought the P90X kit and tried some of the workouts but didn't have all of the equipment and sort of lacked the drive to follow through. It seems like a grueling program but if you have the dedication it seems like it would be well worth it.
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    Nov 23, 2007 5:20 PM GMT
    I was pretty impressed with the commercial myself, but did not want to fork out the big $'s for the program. So I looked on Ebay and found a used set of DVD's and even a chin up bar for a total cost of $90.00. If your not sure that's a good way to see without the expense. I was waiting to start the program after T/day.. Keep me posted!
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    Jan 21, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    Thanks you guys, I have bought it, and used ebay and got it cheap, and started today with it. Looks like a good workout plan so far. Thanks for all your help.

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    Feb 28, 2008 9:32 PM GMT
    Hi! I started my P90X program the first week of this month. I'm in the "rest" week which is lots of kenpoX, yoga and stretching.

    I'm curious to see how you're doing with it. I've noticed a difference in the weights that I'm lifting and the endurance. Not too much physically yet...but that, I hear, comes in the later weeks.

    No matter what it does, it's been a real butt kicker of a workout! I look forward to it every day!
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    Mar 08, 2008 6:09 AM GMT
    After a long and lazy winter where I've gained quite a few aweful pounds, I ordered the P90X program. Hope it goes well.
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    Mar 09, 2008 12:25 PM GMT
    Saw this on TV at the gym while I was on the elliptical. Of course all the muscled torsos crowded out any kind of logic of exactly what the program is.

    Heads up that there's a ton of '300 workout' resources out there on Google and YouTube.
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    Mar 10, 2008 9:51 AM GMT
    Before I purchased the set I had three things make me question the P90X program:

    I had a question about weight gain and how the program works for that goal instead of weight loss. I contacted Beachbody customer service. They told me to check out the message boards to see if others had answers. They didn't know? Kinda scary...or lazy.

    I don't need a coach to motivate me. My scrawny body in the mirror does that just fine! =) But, if you want to order any of their products you need to be registered, have a "coach" and pay something like $2 a week. You also can't find the nutritional info on their stuff anywhere. You can probably buy similar stuff much cheaper anywhere else other than the site. I certainly do!

    It's brought to you by the people that produced "Hip-Hop Abs." How cheesy is that ad? Seemed like an overly commercial kind of thing.

    Well, regardless of the above it seemed like the program made sense. So I went the eBay route and found a new copy cheap. I have been very excited with the results.

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    Mar 10, 2008 10:46 AM GMT
    Completely aware that this is a commercial venture, I looked into the product. Its abit overpriced, but I decided it was cheaper than a personal trainer and more effective in my situation since I travel for work alot. I already own a pair of bioflex dumbbells, but I did purchase another pullup bar after shopping around. I didn't go in for the diet advice or all the extra stuff. I had to slog through about 6 or 7 pages to get to the final purchase.

    I do need a coach of late and I figured this was my best option.
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    Mar 10, 2008 11:00 AM GMT
    damn! I should have checked out eBay first. I just picked up another set of DVDs to send to the hubby for under 5 bucks! Oh well.
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    Mar 11, 2008 10:01 AM GMT
    I knew that it was a commercial thing as well. I do understand that they have a business to run. I'm sure that it's quite an expense to produce.

    There were things, like the ones I listed above, that made me wonder about the program. But, there were three things that I liked a lot.

    It looks like a complex workout. I need to be kept "busy" when I work out. One thing after the other...I need momentum. Yep, it's hard to keep up at first. But, now I go the same pace as the folks in the DVDs.

    It needs to offer a variety of exercises. If I get bored I'll stop. Unfortunately, it's how I'm wired. Very A.D.D. =)

    I like to start working out at home in private. Being a skinny guy I've had a hard time at certain gyms with the occasional juiced up egomaniac dumb-ass giving attitude. I usually imagine that their units have shrunk to the size of peas. They are usually grunting, flexing in the mirror and throwing the gyms weights on the other side of the gym.

    Anyways, I'm very happy so far. Lots of progress. I hope that you are happy with the set. =)
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    Apr 20, 2008 3:03 AM GMT
    Bought the set a couple of years ago when it first came out, there seems to be a new promo blitz now.

    The series is pretty well designed if you want to kick in some more intense workouts. After a while, you want a little more variety, so I only use it once in a while for a change of pace, or when I can't get to the gym.

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    May 18, 2008 4:24 PM GMT
    Jrocks saidDoes the P90x really work? Has anyone tried this workout program? You can view it at www.p90x.com I have considered it for leaning up, and wonder if anyone on realjock has used it.

    Thanks

    Jay


    A guy at my gym swears by it.
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    Jun 10, 2008 2:06 AM GMT
    I am sure it does if you stick with it and also have your nutrition right and get the right rest.

    The only thing I worry about it, whatever I saw on the commercial was so tough on the joints. They were leaping and landing and doing twisty crap all over the place.

    If I did that stuff, I would have no joints left.


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    Jun 10, 2008 2:14 AM GMT
    Every time I see PX90 I think P90 and I momentarily think I've accidentally gotten myself onto a Pink Pistols message board.icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 10, 2008 3:07 AM GMT
    muscletroy saidI am sure it does if you stick with it and also have your nutrition right and get the right rest.

    The only thing I worry about it, whatever I saw on the commercial was so tough on the joints. They were leaping and landing and doing twisty crap all over the place.

    If I did that stuff, I would have no joints left.




    Yeah, a couple of routines are high impact exercises but they also provide low impact options so it is not THAT bad.
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:09 AM GMT
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    Mar 13, 2009 12:32 AM GMT
    Has anybody followed threw and finshed px90? Well maybe that will be my next step. After I finshed these sessions with my trainer. Which she has been kickin my ass. lol
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    Mar 13, 2009 1:13 AM GMT
    I started over a year ago and have completed multiple rounds. I'm currently in my second month of another three month round.

    It does get repetitive after a while. But, I noticed that if I work out WITHOUT the music they provide it's much better. They also have P90X+ which is a set that you use with the original program to make it more intense. And there is another set that you can get one disc at a time that will mix it up for you. Fortunately, they're trying to mix it up a bit and keep it from getting boring.

    It's a VERY tough workout if you really go full out...and you will see results if you really work at it. =)

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    Mar 13, 2009 1:30 AM GMT
    Just to comment about the video that redbull provided. The guy may be correct about a lot of things regarding working out. But, he makes it sound like the infomercial is false advertising. It actually is not. Different people get different results different ways. He looks like he's trying to be a huge bodybuilder. If you want to try to be a huge body builder you obviously don't want P90X.

    He makes comments that (if you've done the program) you'll realize are just not true. Yes, they do not provide weights with the program. But, you can go to any sporting goods store and purchase incredibly inexpensive resistance bands....which is certainly cheaper than a gym membership and a trainer. The P90X program shows how to do each workout as a beginner, moderate, advanced and with resistance bands. They do say that you will lose weight. But, before you begin they suggest that you take a "fit test" BEFORE purchasing the program to make sure that you are READY for the program. They provide a great diet plan to follow. They will provide you with coaching if you'd like. He suggests that "throwing punches" is not true cardio. Obviously, he has never done that program...because it is incredibly cardio.

    I can go on and on. And, it's not like I've consumed some of the P90X kool-aid. I've just done it and noticed fantastic results.
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    Mar 13, 2009 1:45 AM GMT
    P90 is amazing, not including this site, I know about 24 people who do it and they are in fantastic shape. The program really works.
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    Mar 13, 2009 2:05 AM GMT
    i have a half dozen close friends and family that have gone thru it and have gotten ripped. it worked great for them. it aint easy tho. ha.
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    Mar 14, 2009 2:16 AM GMT
    I just got back from the gym where I was using my P90X leg/back worksheet and couldn't help but notice the handsome young man who would snag the pull up bar every time I needed to use it (since there are multiple forms of chin ups and pull ups in this workout), and he would do the exact same exercise on the pull up bar I intended to do, and once done would go do the next workout specified on my worksheet. I eventually asked him if I could see how he did the 80/20 speed squat later on, we talked about form, and he showed me some of the P90x videos he had downloaded onto his ipod. So now I can look forward to seeing my techno-savvy boyfriend at the gym and share equipment with him every workout day...Tony Horton you are a matchmaker <3

    Moral of the story:

    If you're single and ready to mingle, P90X guarantees hawt sex icon_biggrin.gif