P90X....any thoughts, reviews, suggestions?

  • billio

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    Jan 07, 2010 3:33 AM GMT
    i am at a turning point in my life and becoming healthy is my #1 goal. i have heard some reviews and seen stuff online regarding the workout program P90X. Has anyone tried it? any thoughts on it? reviews? issues?
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    Jan 07, 2010 3:43 AM GMT
    i'm just about to do that too!
    wanna work with me? i start tomorrow!
    would be nice to have a partner!
  • billio

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    Jan 07, 2010 3:46 AM GMT
    would love to! please keep me posted on how it goes. i haven't purchased the materials yet, so i am eager to hear your thoughts on it.
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    Jan 07, 2010 4:08 AM GMT
    billio saidi am at a turning point in my life and becoming healthy is my #1 goal. i have heard some reviews and seen stuff online regarding the workout program P90X. Has anyone tried it? any thoughts on it? reviews? issues?


    I've been doing it for a month now love the results. Some say you should do the diet along with the workouts but i have a pretty good diet that's been working for me so i just do the workouts and love it. Had that feeling that i was going to pass out a few times and for some reason loved it lol.. There are a few post on here from guys that have completed it already.
  • nismo29732

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    Jan 07, 2010 4:51 AM GMT
    I am considering it. I'm still unsure though.
  • tsavage216

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    Jan 07, 2010 4:58 AM GMT
    My old room mate bought this and I tried doing it with him. Its ok for cardio and shredding up a little, but absolutely not for building muscle. My room mate actually lost about muscle doing this for 8 months. The results you get are not as dramatic either because this is designed for housewives who don't want to leave the house to go to a gym. Its intense don't get me wrong...but more intense because you are doing it with minimal rest for an hour straight. The shit really pissed me off because the guy who talks is really annoying and I wanted to firebomb his face. Fortunately you can turn the audio off.
  • Dallasme

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    Jan 07, 2010 5:56 AM GMT
    im on it.. too. it's great.. i've seen more results with this than anything else.. try it..
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    Jan 07, 2010 6:02 AM GMT
    A lot wrong with tsavage's post.

    tsavage216 said
    Its ok for cardio and shredding up a little, but absolutely not for building muscle.

    Increase your weights and eat correctly, you will gain muscle trust me.

    tsavage216 saidMy room mate actually lost about muscle doing this for 8 months.


    It is P90 not P240. Your roommate should have upgraded to P90x Plus . Also, did he track progress? I have a funny feeling he didn't and ended up doing 8 months of P90 routines with the little adjustments if not no change.

    tsavage216 said
    The results you get are not as dramatic either because this is designed for housewives who don't want to leave the house to go to a gym.

    One, you contradict yourself in the next line, but furthermore, I don't know of one housewife that could possibly (even after 90 days) do P90. It was NOT designed any way whatsoever around them. Tony isn't a genius at all, his moves are shit I have been doing in Group Fitness classes for years and that have been demonstrated at conferences galore. He just made it a movement and it works.

    The only people who complain about P90 are people who half-ass it.
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    Jan 07, 2010 6:07 AM GMT
    Pinny said

    The only people who complain about P90 are people who half-ass it.


    A-MEN brotha!
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    Jan 07, 2010 6:10 AM GMT
    I actually recieved it as a gift but it's still in the box.

    I'm just debating if the cardio segment is comparable to my current intense abilities.

    Have any endurance athletes out there tred it?
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    Jan 07, 2010 6:13 AM GMT
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    Jan 07, 2010 3:22 PM GMT
    just did the first of the two workouts today! OWWWW!
    gotta take the pain and love it, man!

    more at http://sahem62896p90x.blogspot.com
  • billio

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    Jan 07, 2010 4:23 PM GMT
    thank you all for your feedback. i post from time to time to share my progress.
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:07 PM GMT
    i actaully liked the program alot. but its not really for building bulk. its a good program to start your health kick thats for sure. it just teaches you a lot of basic ad new exercises and how to keep moving through a workout. i only did 45 days of it for me it got a little to redundant. i like a lot of variety in my workouts. what i do is i actually take those exercises and mix them into my workout. so do the program but when your done switch it up and get back into the gym, but throw those exercises into your routine. good luck with the ab ripper x lol thats pretty intense!
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    Jan 10, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    Pinny said

    The only people who complain about P90 are people who half-ass it.


    I loved it! If you don't take it seriously it won't work! So, "amen" to what Pinny said. =)
  • BOSguy67

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    Jan 17, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    Posts seem to favor that this is a good product and worth the money....think I might actually try this....I am about 15 to 20 lbs more than I want to be (mostly in my gut/torso) and feel outta shape. Need something to kick my butt.

    Also, had knee surgery this past Sept and have been spinning again for the past 3 weeks...still a little sore but feels good. Do any of the workouts put undo stress on the knees?
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    Jan 18, 2010 5:34 AM GMT
    BOSguy67 saidPosts seem to favor that this is a good product and worth the money....think I might actually try this....I am about 15 to 20 lbs more than I want to be (mostly in my gut/torso) and feel outta shape. Need something to kick my butt.

    Also, had knee surgery this past Sept and have been spinning again for the past 3 weeks...still a little sore but feels good. Do any of the workouts put undo stress on the knees?

    Stay away from plyometrics and a majority of "Leg" day (usually third muscle group of the week in all phases or if you start on a Sunday it is a Thursday routine).

    I would encourage you to take a look at it. It puts a lot of stress on the knees and it worries me that you might consider trying it.

    As for gut/torso, keep the cardio up while building lean muscle. I would recommend P90, I just don't want you to re-injure that knee.
  • JocknVB

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    Jul 09, 2010 11:41 PM GMT
    Agree with Pinny. I'm an avid runner now. I used the P-90 series as a starting place. You will see some results. That helped me get in enough cardio shape to run about and average of 35 miles per week. If you're not used to the exercise, start out slower then go the next step.
  • JHunter

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    Jul 09, 2010 11:51 PM GMT
    Did one round of p90x a couple years ago, had great results and loved it. Doing a second round now. I don't agree that you only shred and won't build muscle. You have to increase your weights and decrease reps which he clearly tells you throughout the workouts. And for someone like myself that hates running, the cardio workouts provide an alternative means to keep your body fat precentage low. Tony can be a little annoying but quite frankly I find him funny.
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    Jul 10, 2010 12:10 AM GMT
    Pinny saidThe only people who complain about P90 are people who half-ass it.
    The same can be said of any exercise program.
    Being active and eating right will get a person in shape...no matter what program or routine is used. Those who don't finish, bitch about it.
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    Jul 10, 2010 12:39 AM GMT
    yeah it's a great program! just stay motivated! another kick ass program is INSANITY! great but more for toning, not gaining muscle and getting bigger.