Anyone use P90X with some good results?

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    Oct 03, 2009 12:25 AM GMT
    So tomorrow morning i'm starting the P90X fitness and nutrition system. Been putting it off for a while but now i'm ready. Has anyone else used this system before and have good results? Any advice? Thanks guys!
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    Oct 03, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    There are several threads on this topic you may want to look into. Dancerjack has used it with some impressive results. I'm into week 5 now. The workouts are intense but I must say that the yoga is boring and I'm not all that motivated to do it. My midsection is getting tighter and my arms and shoulders are bigger, so far. Good luck with your workouts.
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    Oct 03, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    The yoga isn't bad, it is just long at 1h45m. The system works wonders, I highly encourage to people.
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    Oct 03, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    I have 1 week left for my second round - I lost 20+ lbs and got down to a 29" waist - my resting HR went from 80 to 62 and I lost about 8% Body fat. It works if you work it and don't neglect the nutrition it makes a difference.

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    Oct 03, 2009 2:51 AM GMT
    I am on Day 65 of P90X. You will see results in 30 days if you just follow the program and don't deviate. Also, take the recovery drink and follow the diet.

    This is one of the best workout programs ever created. Challenging, efficient, fun, and effective. Fantastic. Keep us posted! and remember to "BRING IT!"
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    Oct 03, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    I lost about 7 lbs in a month (phase 1) and went from a 32 to a 31" in pants size... which was the total goal of the entire program because i freaked out when half my pants didn't fit anymore...

    Its a good program, i'm not a stickler to the diet, I tried to follow it for a couple days but the "fat burning" part killed me, i couldn't last an entire day off how little food was allowed, so i just watch what i eat and really kinda just "eat right" cut out all the bad stuff and at least take tips and a couple recipes from the diet.

    but one good thing is i usually push myself til i'm drenched in sweat and body's shaking... Mmmm and the endorphins from the workouts... awesome.

    i fell off the wagon this past week, i need to jump back on come to think of it.
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    Oct 03, 2009 3:08 AM GMT
    i did it 2 times in 2008. i had very good results, and was very pleased with it. but, as tony says, you need variety - including variety away from p90x. after p90x i started seeing a trainer, and have been with her ever since. if i can't see her i still do the p90x; however, a word of caution:

    i started getting repetitive use injuries when i tried to start it a third time in a row. do it the first time, cycle off of it for a month, and then do it again. otherwise all the pushups can start to wear your elbow out, regardless of how good your technique is.

    bring it!
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    Oct 03, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    I finally started to take it really seriously and am seeing good results. i am almost done with week 8 and am excited to see what happens in the next 4 weeks. my main pic is my most recent pic, the others are from right before i started. i do my own diet - five meals a day, two servings of starchy carbs (one in the morning, one post-workout) and the rest protein/fat. their diet left me totally depleted and starving at all times.
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    Oct 03, 2009 3:26 AM GMT
    I started P90x On Monday.

    I usually do the workouts around 10pm and they always leave me exhausted, pumped and feeling rather shaky but amazing. My chest and arms look pumped. My stomach looks a little plumper for some reason and the diet with the fat shredder portion control needs a little word of caution: watch the carbs if you eat spinach and also in the fruit.

    To track caloric goals and carbs, fat and protein percentages I've been using a website and an iPhone app that links to the website. Livestrong.com.

    It's pretty cool but choose wisely if you do the portion control diet because following the foods that are listed and then keying my meals into the livestrong app, didn't match the P90x fat burner goals. The percentages were off.

    The yoga is the longest so far at an hour and a half. It feels like an hour and a half and it's not a walk in the park! I think cardio x is the easiest so far... But I'm only just a little less than a week into the program.

    I'm on vacation with my family in Florida and I am not finding it too difficult to keep up with the program. I usually wait until everyone us sleeping and then make sure that I don't grunt out loud or anything.

    Good luck!!!
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    Oct 03, 2009 3:27 AM GMT
    So I've been reading about this in the forum topics and I have a few questions.

    * Where can I get the program?

    * Do you need to have a partner to do the workouts?

    * Is it more for weight loss, or is ok for someone who wants to gain ... not me, I want to lose weight / tone up, but a friend and I have been talking about working out together and he's rail thin and looking to put on a little more mass.
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    Oct 03, 2009 3:48 AM GMT
    pjp201 saidI have 1 week left for my second round - I lost 20+ lbs and got down to a 29" waist - my resting HR went from 80 to 62 and I lost about 8% Body fat. It works if you work it and don't neglect the nutrition it makes a difference.


    Wow! looks like it works really well! I've been thinking about trying it. Seems lots of great testimonials here with some pretty impressive results.
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    Oct 03, 2009 3:52 AM GMT
    tripleconjunction saidSo I've been reading about this in the forum topics and I have a few questions.

    * Where can I get the program?

    Buy it or torrent it whichever your conscience allows you to do.
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    * Do you need to have a partner to do the workouts?

    No, but any help in getting motivated works.
    tripleconjunction said
    * Is it more for weight loss, or is ok for someone who wants to gain ... not me, I want to lose weight / tone up, but a friend and I have been talking about working out together and he's rail thin and looking to put on a little more mass.

    If you want to shed fat, you will shed fat. If you want to build lean muscle, you will build lean muscle. This doesn't turn you into a body builder. It trims excess fat and the workouts are designed to build muscle but then maintain the lean muscle.
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    Oct 03, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    whats the difference between p90 and p90x?
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    Oct 03, 2009 4:03 AM GMT
    p90 is for beginners, p90x is for those with some athletic ability. the "x" stands for X-TREME. (yes, tony horton is very, very cheesy)
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    Oct 03, 2009 4:47 AM GMT
    Bought all the equipment and have been putting the whole thing off. I really want to start next week, but my motivation has been blech.

    Anybody interested in starting it around the same time? we could check in and throw some support to each other. I am doing it alone and on the computer.
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    Oct 03, 2009 5:07 AM GMT
    Along with what Jack said about overuse. Tony's recommendations for technique aren't always the best. Wide arm circles (pteradactyl, caw caw) and upright rows the way he performs them (hands to chin) can aggravate shoulder impingement syndrome. There is a stretch he does on the "Stretch" dvd that amounts to a double hurdler's stretch. I wouldn't advise anyone to stretch out the quads that way, as it pulls the knees way out of alignment. And to say that Tony is cheesy is an understatement--however, with the exception of yoga it's a very fast hour workout.
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    Oct 03, 2009 6:13 AM GMT
    Thank you guys so much for all the helpful information! I usually wouldn't do this but I felt the need to post some pre P90X pics for motovation... Hopefull that will all change!
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    Oct 03, 2009 2:28 PM GMT
    dancerjack said
    i started getting repetitive use injuries when i tried to start it a third time in a row. do it the first time, cycle off of it for a month, and then do it again. otherwise all the pushups can start to wear your elbow out, regardless of how good your technique is.

    bring it!


    I have to agree with Dancerjack - I took 2 weeks off between my first and second round. I am goign to take another 3 weeks off and I'm actually NOT going to do P90X for a while to mix things up. I am going to hybridize (P90X+ and One on One videos from Tony) something for about 9 weeks then I will see where I am at in January.
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    Oct 03, 2009 10:25 PM GMT
    Do any of you think some of the guys on p90x are kinda hot? "Big Dave," the asian/eurasian/hawaiian-looking guy from chest, shoulders and tri's is probably my favorite. Either him or the guy from the marines in the "back and biceps" disc.
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    Oct 04, 2009 2:35 AM GMT
    i'm so impressed by the guy with one leg that all the others seem plain by comparison! (except tony - cheesy or not, that man is so fine i'd drink his bath water... unless he does that goddamned pteradactyl bullshit in my presence)

    PS
    has anyone else picked up on a bi vibe from tony? there are some specific times when i really think he has the hots for some of his male models.
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    Oct 04, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    I just got the system, havent gone through all the packets yet, but what 'extra' equipment do you need?

    My friend who is on it says all you need are resistance bands??

    Is this true??
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    Oct 04, 2009 10:37 AM GMT
    ZbmwM5 saidI just got the system, havent gone through all the packets yet, but what 'extra' equipment do you need?

    My friend who is on it says all you need are resistance bands??

    Is this true??


    That is true.
    You could get push up stands, an assortment of dumbbells, and a door-mount chin-up bar, but you can do the program with just the bands. You just need a high mount place to attach the band for the chin-up exercises. I also recommend a heavy, heavy resistance band for the chin-ups and a more moderate one for the rest.
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    Oct 04, 2009 8:09 PM GMT
    dancerjack saidi'm so impressed by the guy with one leg that all the others seem plain by comparison! (except tony - cheesy or not, that man is so fine i'd drink his bath water... unless he does that goddamned pteradactyl bullshit in my presence)

    PS
    has anyone else picked up on a bi vibe from tony? there are some specific times when i really think he has the hots for some of his male models.


    Haha, bi? More like out-and-out, one hundred percent Gay. My friend and I are kind of obsessed with Tony's cheesiness and covert sexuality. One of my favorite parts (of many) is during Kenpo when Tony proclaims, "Tony 2, stud of the world!" Also, when introducing Big Dan, "He's big, he's got muscles, he's a stud." Tony is in great shape and seems like a genuinely nice guy but he looks kind of off in the DVD's - something about how much make-up he is wearing or maybe he has had plastic surgery or a hair transplant, but he has a kind of "mask" look to him. My aforementioned friend and I spend way too much time recycling Tony Horton one-liners. I think it's the best part of the whole DVD.

    Have you seen the "making of" clip where Dreya shows him the Dreya roll? His tight shorts are out of control. As is his screaming. He kind of reminds me of Michael Scott from "The Office."

    Wait, here it is:

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    Oct 08, 2009 7:07 PM GMT
    I'm in week 3 of my second round ... Yoga today - I have to agree a bit boring - but makes you feel awesome the nest day!

    Round one went from 208# down to 187# and from 44" waist to 36" ... not sure about BMI or body fat as I haven't measured but the results are very visible!

    This round hoping to get down below 180 and get that waist back to 32" (or less!) Then I can safely post some pics LOL! Can't wait for my six-pack to reappear!

    Definitely an awesome workout - I use my ipod and mute Tony ...