P90X - Worth the cost?


  • Dec 03, 2009 5:46 PM GMT
    I'm curious if anyone out there has used the P90X system and what your thoughts are on the program.
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    Dec 03, 2009 6:42 PM GMT
    Ya it is worth it, it works, but like all workout routines, if you half-ass it you won't see results.

    You can get it at many online stores for way cheaper than the beachbody.com price.

    Also, you can just torrent it and then google the calendar and workout log.

    Feel free to search for "P90x" on the forums and read the other posts, there are about 5-6 within the last couple months.

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    Dec 03, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    Its definitely worth it, my brother and I have been using it for awhile. Its also helped a lot with his fighting as well.
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    Dec 03, 2009 11:24 PM GMT
    p90X is great...

    just make sure u have a workethic and a solid pair of balls or else you'll surely fall behind/fail
  • josephmovie

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    Dec 03, 2009 11:45 PM GMT
    An older guys view here ...

    I tried it for the first month and had to give it away for the following reasons:
    1) I absolutely hated the workouts, particularly the yoga
    2) I also found that I was waking up at night with hip and joint pain, which I never get. At my age, you've gotta watch out for these things.
    3) I saw no results at all, although I'm assured that all starts in the second 30 days. I was also crap about the diet part, I have to say.
    4) I was tired all the time. It was just too much for me. I also missed going to the gym.

    I am thinking of giving it another go but with a day between each workout.

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    Dec 03, 2009 11:47 PM GMT
    I'm curious about it too... I want to try it, but what equipment do I need to buy?

    I heard you need a pull up bar and some barbells at a minimum, right?

    Yeah I'm thinking about cutting my gym membership and buying a weight set for home anyway.
  • allatonce

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    Dec 04, 2009 1:22 AM GMT
    I love it. Tony Horton is really annoying to listen to every day, but the workouts are really good. I don't do all the cardio, I mostly stick to the weight training ones because I already get some cardio in other ways, and I eat my own diet plan not the p90x one, although I'm sure if you have time to do their recipes it is definitely worth it.
  • njnick

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    Dec 04, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    To repeat what some others have said - it's great if you stick with it. The mealplan can be tough to adjust to at first, but once you're used to it, it's actually easy. You get really used to knowing how much a portion is as well as keeping track of what you're eating.

    The workouts are fun - eye candy in the vidhttp://www.realjock.com/forumhelpeos ;) The KenpoX (Martial Arts) is really a ton of fun.

    If you buy it used, just make sure you're getting the full program with all the books and DVDs, not just copies of the DVDs.

    I saw great results - my partner lost over 25 lbs during the 3 months - he had a really amazing transformation.

    Good luck if you choose to do it!
  • WILDCARD73

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    Dec 07, 2009 3:55 AM GMT
    i used it
    it works if u have the time, dediction and effort to put into it
    u have to do exactly what they tell u to do to achive the results
    and its taxing, tiring and hard
    u have to have some muscle built before u start it, its not for a new beginner
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    Dec 07, 2009 3:59 AM GMT
    Download it and try it first. If you like it, buy it.
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    Dec 07, 2009 4:17 AM GMT
    WILDCARD73 said
    u have to have some muscle built before u start it, its not for a new beginner

    P90 is for beginners P90x is for P90 graduates or people with some fitness basis P90X Plus is for P90x Grads and One on One with Tony Horton is for P90x Plus grads.
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    Dec 08, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    Mine just came in the mail today and the official Day 1 is tomorrow!

    My first impressions are a bit mixed. The guides that came with the program are filled with typos and grammatical errors. I am by NO means a grammar snob, but it becomes distracting and confusing at times. The diet has 3 options. (the third i have yet to find in the guide due to a somewhat confusing layout, and again, typos) One seems a bit hard to follow but the other fits right in with what i already do.

    I bought it on ebay, new, for about $65 (over $100 less than its sold on their site) I obviously can't tell you if it's worth the cost yet, but I'll let you know if i like it in a few weeks!
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    Dec 08, 2009 6:19 AM GMT
    I did P90X from August - October. I thought it was an excellent and well thought out workout. It is challenging, but you will see results within the first 30 days. You will especially see results quick if you follow the meal plan.

    I thought I would be bored watching the DVDs, but you are moving around all the time, the time flies by. The program is a no brainer. I would be surprised if anyone who truly followed the program didn't get results as its an intense workout. Once you get into it, and see results, its kind of addictive.

    Its only $120 which is nothing vs. a gym membership or a fancy dinner out. Its probably one of the best investments you will ever make considering the results you will get. Just the amount of compliments I got from friends and strangers after I got results was payback enough!

    Oh..and Tony Horton kinda grows on ya too. Lol.
  • ThinBlueFlame

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    Dec 08, 2009 6:29 AM GMT
    I have a serious love/hate relationship with Tony Horton...All the silly jokes do start to grow on you after a little while.

    I did P90X for 1.5 months and it is really an awesome workout. The biggest caveats I saw were:


    1. You need a pull up bar (simple enough to get)
    2. You need a set up dumb bells - this is where I had the biggest problems. I have a set of dumb bells with interchangeable plates. Changing weight for each exercise during the P90X program added 20-30 minutes to my workout on days that used weights. This easily made most workouts 1.5 to 2 hours long - a bit more than I budgeted going into it, but I adjusted.
    3. I missed going to the gym too


    The system is great, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great HOME workout system. Unless you live at the gym, using this system will take enough time that you probably will not be able to go unless you skip a day.

    I do still use ab ripper every other day even though I don't do the rest of the program. It is one of the best ab workouts I have found, and I absolutely love it!!
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    Dec 08, 2009 5:55 PM GMT
    my new pic is from doing a month of doing p90x (had to stop though because I pulled a muscle). It's a great program, huge time commitment. Tony Horton is ridiculous but half the fun of p90x is mocking him. My friend who did the full 90 days really transformed his body - he was already in good shape but he got in lean, killer shape. And he wasn't even on a great diet.
  • Nelbob

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    Dec 14, 2009 2:33 AM GMT
    P90X is for real. You certainly have to be in reasonable shape to reach any goals with it though. It's not easy. By reasonable shape I don't mean muscular. Its not a muscle building plan per se. Its a fitness plan. The yoga and plyometrics will kick your ass. I saw great result from it especially in my chest, shoulders and legs. The hardest part is eating all the food that is on the diet. It takes lots of planning. Like Tony Horton says, you have to bring it!
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    Dec 14, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    Nelbob saidP90X is for real. You certainly have to be in reasonable shape to reach any goals with it though. It's not easy. By reasonable shape I don't mean muscular. Its not a muscle building plan per se. Its a fitness plan. The yoga and plyometrics will kick your ass. I saw great result from it especially in my chest, shoulders and legs. The hardest part is eating all the food that is on the diet. It takes lots of planning. Like Tony Horton says, you have to bring it!


    Yea i have to area i started it about 2 weeks ago and the Plyometrics really kicked my ass. I was like WTF when do i get my break lol. It honestly is a great program. My friends and strangers ask me why am i doing it since i don't need it because i'm not "fat" as they would say and look like im in pretty good shape. I think not matter how fit you man be you still can benefit from it some how. I love the chest and back portion. After the first week my friends asked me what steroids i was taking lol. I don't do their diet though
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    Dec 14, 2009 2:47 AM GMT
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    Nelbob saidP90X is for real. You certainly have to be in reasonable shape to reach any goals with it though. It's not easy. By reasonable shape I don't mean muscular. Its not a muscle building plan per se. Its a fitness plan. The yoga and plyometrics will kick your ass. I saw great result from it especially in my chest, shoulders and legs. The hardest part is eating all the food that is on the diet. It takes lots of planning. Like Tony Horton says, you have to bring it!


    Yea i have to area i started it about 2 weeks ago and the Plyometrics really kicked my ass. I was like WTF when do i get my break lol. It honestly is a great program. My friends and strangers ask me why am i doing it since i don't need it because i'm not "fat" as they would say and look like im in pretty good shape. I think not matter how fit you man be you still can benefit from it some how. I love the chest and back portion. After the first week my friends asked me what steroids i was taking lol. I don't do their diet though


    I think the diet is the most important part. I've worked out for years and can honestly say that I saw the most progress in the three months I was on P90X. That includes training for a marthon last year. I did the Plyo, Yoga and Kenpo at home and wrote down the "weight" workouts and did them at the gym. The other guys either think you're a nut or know you're doing P90X.
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    Dec 20, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
    Does anyone know if this would be a good program for gaining mass?

    I'm pretty thin and it's hard for me to gain muscle so i was wondering if this is a good program for me. I don't really want to waste the money if I'm not going to gain any mass from it but the pics i've seen from the results look pretty damn amazing lol, it's making me want to give it a try.
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    Dec 24, 2009 12:55 AM GMT
    No I would not recommend p90x for lean types trying to gain weight.

    But for those of us who are endomorphs who put on mass easily but have difficulty getting definition it is solid gold.

    It is worth the money. You get a ton of workouts and after a while you learn them by heart so at the end of my weight training sessions at the gym I usually end with a 20 min plyometrics instead of treadmill and I love it.

    One caveat.. some of the workouts like cardioX and Plyometrics are not for the faint of the heart. Even after several weeks sometimes I can not finish Plyo on some days because an hour of it is just too brutal to take. I crash around the 4th last segment.

    The other dvds I use a lot are stretch and yoga DVDs.. they're great if you're traveling and want to take something on the road with you.
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    Dec 24, 2009 1:05 AM GMT
    muscletroy saidNo I would not recommend p90x for lean types trying to gain weight.


    I would recommend it for ectos, mesos, and endos as the diet plan takes it all into consideration

    Severe ectomorphs are still SoL but that is life for them.
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    Dec 24, 2009 8:43 PM GMT
    Okay... I am taking the plunge and getting this.
    Who wants to be my workout buddy on this?
    I'll start the P90X workout forum if people want to get in on this with me.

    Let me know!

    --Adam
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    Dec 27, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    I tried the first lesson today, and found it challenging. It was really refreshing and kept me motivated to keep going in spite of Horton's lame-ass talkative nyuk-nyuks.

    My question is whether I can go to the gym and complement P90X with real working out. Or "real" working out...

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    Dec 27, 2009 2:46 AM GMT
    It's great (if you keep up with it). At times it was challenging to fit the workouts in, especially the nearly hour and a half of yoga, so I always did it early or really late.

    The drawbacks...he's a bit cocky and it kinda got on my nerves at times, plus the cardio video is really boring...so I always did my own thing for that.
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    Dec 27, 2009 8:08 AM GMT
    makavelli saidMy question is whether I can go to the gym and complement P90X with real working out. Or "real" working out...


    Yes, you should be able to. Most of the moves on P90X require dumbells or resistance bands (except the cardio dvds). And the back dvds require a pull-up bar. That's all you really need for P90X (though for yoga, a yoga matt and yoga block are recommended but not required). So, these moves can be done at the gym. For the chest, you do lots of pushups (many different kinds that I had never heard of, and some of them are killer), but I think the bench press needs to be incorporated into this.

    For the legs and butt, you do lots of lunges, wall squats, etc. but I would incorporate the actual "squat" into it. On leg days, I usually start off doing squats and then do the other leg workouts from P90X.

    The 15 minute Ab Ripper X dvd is killer! Core Synergistics gets your whole body to work in sync and is definitely a great workout. I've been using P90X for about a year and a half, but I'm just recently getting into the Yoga dvd. I had avoided it because I hated it so much, but I think everyone needs to do this. Your body needs to be stretched especially when you are working them out, and I am an extremely stiff person. . I feel like I may be getting a little bit more flexible than before, but it's definitely something I need to work on. A word of advice though: don't do too much too soon. Some of those yoga moves are not for beginners, and I learned that lesson quickly.

    So, yes, I definitely recommend P90X.