P90x Workout

  • Bojangles89

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    Jul 03, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    So i have heard a lot about this p90x workout program and im highly considering buying it once i have money. I tried the ab ripper x last night and it is killer, but i couldnt find any of the other videos on youtube. Has anyone used this? If so what do you think about it? And what all do i need to buy in additional to the DVDs and whatever it comes with?? Any comments will be helpful! thanks!
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Jul 03, 2009 5:17 PM GMT
    I'm in the midst of a cycle of it. To be completely honest, I downloaded the videos over BitTorrent to check them out before purchasing them; I would feel guilty using them if I didn't legitimately pay for them, but I felt nothing wrong with trying out a couple of the DVDs once before shelling out the money for them.

    The program is very challenging. I'm definitely getting into better shape with it, and I do notice I'm getting stronger, but I think it's honestly better at improving cardio function and increasing leanness and definition than it is at building raw strength. Trust me, even if you think you're in good shape now, the first couple of times you try the Plyometrics DVD will kick your ass.

    In addition to the DVDs, the only things you actually need are either a set of dumbbells of the weights you need, or a set of resistance bands/tubes. I went with the bands because I could pick up a set for $20 that dealt with a range of possible weights, and that's a lot less expensive than buying many different dumbbells

    A chinup/pullup bar is also recommended, as the back exercises involve substantial pullups and chinups, though you can get this same function from the resistance tubes if you have something to properly anchor them overhead while you're seated.

    Other than that, you just need workout clothes and an appropriate pair of athletic shoes. They suggest a heart rate monitor, but that's not an essential gadget. They also, not surprisingly, try to hawk their supplements and recovery drink, but again, those aren't essential.
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    Jul 03, 2009 5:35 PM GMT
    I've done a few of the routines in this program with a friend of mine and have also done the Ab Ripper X... I wouldn't buy it because I don't have the room to do it in my studio apt, but would definitely recommend it. Very challenging, and I've seen several friends get great results from following it religiously (although I've always maintained that ANY exercise program, followed religiously will give satisfactory results).
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    Jul 29, 2009 9:27 PM GMT
    So true Tank.... the two times I've noticed significant changes in my body were on totally different routines, and it occurred simply because I stuck through them consistently for a significant period of time.
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    Jul 31, 2009 11:20 AM GMT
    ^^ Agreed - 90x is a great program >>> stay with it
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    Aug 01, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    Field all questions to DancerJack. He is proof that the system works.
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    Aug 01, 2009 1:54 AM GMT
    Yeah its pretty awesome, I've been using it for awhile, and combine it with my MMA, and conditioning training.
  • njnick

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    Aug 01, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    It's a great program - but if you're just doing the DVD workouts, you're not getting the full benefit of the program. The diet has a LOT to do with the results you see.

    Both me & my BF have just finished our first round....he lost over 20 lbs - I lost about 14 & almost 4% body fat. We're gonna do another round in a couple of weeks when we get back from vacation - me mainly to continue bulking. The results in my arms & back is really amazing....best workout I've found to date!
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    Aug 01, 2009 1:56 AM GMT
    Love P90X... Awesome workouts and program.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    I am a big fan of P90X worked out since I was 17 and this is the best workout I have ever had. Kicks my ass, and let's me avoid the stress of the gym. I do get really tired of being sore as hell everyday but I guess it comes with age. If you are to buy it I would go on Amazon, just be careful that you get everything with it. You do stand the possibility of getting ripped off, but I did not.
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    Aug 11, 2009 1:57 AM GMT
    Im mid Round 2 just finished Phase 1 the other day - I follow the nutrition guide to the letter ... weigh food etc. Its really at least half the results. I went from 33+ wiast to 29 now ;)

    Very happy with it.

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    Aug 11, 2009 2:07 AM GMT
    I was not as strict as I should be with the diet portion, so I am fixing that. I was never a sugar eater, but my spouse would lead me astray on my diet too often with his tempting ways.

    I was just trying to figure out if I should just continue the routine over again, and it looks like most people did that.
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    Aug 11, 2009 2:25 AM GMT
    stpetefl67 saidI was not as strict as I should be with the diet portion, so I am fixing that. I was never a sugar eater, but my spouse would lead me astray on my diet too often with his tempting ways.

    I was just trying to figure out if I should just continue the routine over again, and it looks like most people did that.


    Yeah if u miss a day or two just pick up where you left off - if u missed too many then easier to start over in my opinion.

    After this round which will be done in october - Im planning on a Hybrid of One-on-One vids and P90x +

    Some of the new One on one's are really nice - there is a cardio intervals one that keeps my HR up in the 150's through out most of it. Im on a fat burning mission this round. I went from 21% down to now 11.5% but Id like to see about 8-9%.

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    Aug 11, 2009 11:33 AM GMT
    I was going to give myself one more round with the P90X before I purchased the P90X+. Good to hear the + DVD's are worth it.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:04 PM GMT
    stpetefl67 saidI was going to give myself one more round with the P90X before I purchased the P90X+. Good to hear the + DVD's are worth it.


    Alot of folks on my team are doing the new one "Insanity" - these guys are all fitness freaks and multiple P90X grads and do a lot of cardio and the new video is stopping them in their tracks....lol

    Supposedly can really lean down fast days.

    Try the One-on-One's with Tony Horton - if you like Yoga - from Vol 1 there is "Fountain of Youth Yoga" and its only 40 min or so and its pretty intense.

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    Aug 11, 2009 4:27 PM GMT
    p90x extreme or + whatever it is called is INSANE.

    I love it.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:30 PM GMT
    Seems like a lot of support for P90 X, maybe I should take another look at it.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:43 PM GMT
    I am on Day 16 of P90X, and absolutely love it.

    You will find that the workouts are very efficient and don't waste your time. You are constantly moving and the DVDs which I thought would get monotonous and boring, are actually quite engrossing and almost mesmerizing.

    The workout is challenging, but the techniques are simple, well constructed and practically elegant in how it all ties together to get you kick ass fit through "muscle confusion."

    The 12 DVD are $120, and may seem pricy at first. Its a bargain if you consider its 90 workouts over 90 days thats like $1.33 a workout...compared to a personal trainer at $60 per session P90x pays for itself in two sessions. You do need to buy some stuff like a pull up bar ($25) and resistance bands ($11) and a yoga mat.

    You know a product works when literally thousands of people post up YouTube videos of their amazing Before/After transformations. I did make made a Before Video, but right now I am too gun shy to share it with the world...I may feel different in 90 days. If you really want to see it, email me here.

    In the mean time check out these awesome P90X transformations:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YQJEQOnpvM


  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 11, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    buy it on Ebay- see other thread.
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    Aug 11, 2009 4:56 PM GMT
    Or just bit torrent it.
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    Aug 11, 2009 5:07 PM GMT
    I love my P90x. I never have time for the gym so working out at home has been great. I take the log sheets with me when i travel and can pretty much do the whole routine at the hotel gym. Best thing ever!!!
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    Aug 11, 2009 5:19 PM GMT
    I hadn't worked out in a few months before starting it and did 6 pull ups on my pre-test before starting. When I finished 90 days later I could do 37. That is the best testimonial I can give.
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    Aug 11, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    37 Pull-ups! Awesome HTA49!! Check out this P90X hottie hamming it up...I love it when he starts bustin' a move. :p


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    Aug 11, 2009 5:41 PM GMT
    HTA49 saidI hadn't worked out in a few months before starting it and did 6 pull ups on my pre-test before starting. When I finished 90 days later I could do 37. That is the best testimonial I can give.


    Amen !

    When I started P90X I was barely able to meet the 3 pull "requirement" on the fitness test. I can knock out pull ups during the workouts 18-20 a clip each time totalling 160+ per run. Pushups per chest/back cycle are usually in the 300's and one night my team challenge was to do as many mason twists you can do. I did 1500 in sets of 100 over 2.5 hrs. Was fun icon_smile.gif

    When I started P90X doing 30 mason twists was a challenge icon_razz.gif

    Today is day 120 for me - Ill update my profile pics with the new results. Did drop another inch in the waist and burned about another 1% BF in the last 4 weeks. Weight has remained stable which was my goal. Last round I lost 20 lbs. Next two phases I'm adding cardio each resistance day and upping my calories by like 300 those days so I dont lose weight necessarily.

    Im going on vacation and bringing resistance bands to the hotel room since I wont have my dumbbels - I have the workouts on my IPOD touch..lol
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    Aug 11, 2009 7:26 PM GMT
    I was able to convert all of the DVD's to my iphone so I can take it with me when I travel for work. I helped having the 32G since it took 16G of space for all of them.