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sinPHIN
07-20-2010, 02:52 AM
when i first heard of p90x i thought yea yea yea another in house routine that doesnt work. then one day for pt (
im IN the Army) they made us to the ab work out. it was 16 minutes of hell. so i thought i should get the program. its intense. i lost 5 lbs in a few days. you do have to buy some stuff but its worth it. i played college football and i thought this was more intense than some of the stuff we did. if you want to try it pm me i can hook you up. it comes with nutrition guide and work out guide.

PhinzN703
07-22-2010, 04:07 PM
Let us know some of the exercises you have to do

Tunaphish429
07-22-2010, 04:10 PM
Yea everyone I talk to say this is legit

sinPHIN
07-23-2010, 04:10 AM
Let us know some of the exercises you have to do

this is some of the ab work out. just think you already did an hour workout and wore out then you have go through this...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHr2VjOfbBQ
it looks gay but its legit

WeVie
07-28-2010, 06:50 PM
I have it too but since I got it, I started working out of town again so I have not been able to start it yet. I want to so bad. I have heard it works great as long as you even loosely follow the nutritional guide that comes with it.

milldog
07-28-2010, 08:22 PM
Its ridiculous.. I used to wrestle and play football and P90 is for real! I bought not too long ago and am just getting into. Even the arms days are crazy. And arms are usually my biggest strength. BTW, the pecs workout will leave you wishing you had someone to wash your armpits!

WeVie
10-27-2010, 06:37 PM
Well, I have found the time to start this now that work is slow. Wow, it's pretty tough but I have made it though each workout so far. I have to tell you, the first workout that is chest and back wrecked me for a week. My chest, triceps, and back were all sore as could be for a week. It's always hard when working out to hit the middle of your chest but this will.

JCane
10-27-2010, 06:56 PM
p90x is the real deal but you need to be in "decent" shape to begin with before you start the program. Otherwise, it might become too intense by the end of the first month. I have the program but I haven't done it yet. My 2.5 hour workouts themselves are pretty involved as it is but I may try it here in the office after football season is over. If you're looking to shred fat and add lean muscle, a lot of guys at the gym swear by this program. But it's also important that you somewhat adhere to the nutrition guide. If not you won't see the best results.

It's ALL about your diet first and foremost. If you eat ****, you will be ****.

WeVie
10-27-2010, 09:48 PM
p90x is the real deal but you need to be in "decent" shape to begin with before you start the program. Otherwise, it might become too intense by the end of the first month. I have the program but I haven't done it yet. My 2.5 hour workouts themselves are pretty involved as it is but I may try it here in the office after football season is over. If you're looking to shred fat and add lean muscle, a lot of guys at the gym swear by this program. But it's also important that you somewhat adhere to the nutrition guide. If not you won't see the best results.

It's ALL about your diet first and foremost. If you eat ****, you will be ****.


This is so true JCane. If it had not been for all the running and weight training to lose the weight I lost, there is NO WAY what so ever I could have made it though even half of the workout. I guess the reason my upper body was so sore that first week is because I have not did much the last six or eight months. I have been working insane hours and working out of town a lot on top of that. I hope with a strict diet and this workout, I can get very lean. I am also doing some extra cardio on top of the P90X. Bike riding, some jump rope and a little running. I just am still so burned out on running.

BTW JCane, what do you do for a living that you can workout in your office? :)

JCane
10-27-2010, 10:01 PM
I do IT work for the government. You know the government ****s off and does whatever they want lol. I have a lot of office space. Plus it helps that I work at night and I'm alone for the most part. I have several things in here. Perfect pushup. A few free weights. Jump rope. Elastic bands. Pullup bar. Bosu ball. Yoga mat. Ab wheel. The ab wheel is the TRUTH lol.

If you want to increase cardio and not get burned out, I'd suggest going to a running shoe store. Like a professional one. Not Foot Locker. Get fitted for a running shoe that fits YOU. Everyone has different size arch in their foot, different pronation whether is be over, under, or neutral. etc. The type and kind of shoe you wear can make a huge difference in distance.

WeVie
10-27-2010, 10:44 PM
I do IT work for the government. You know the government ****s off and does whatever they want lol. I have a lot of office space. Plus it helps that I work at night and I'm alone for the most part. I have several things in here. Perfect pushup. A few free weights. Jump rope. Elastic bands. Pullup bar. Bosu ball. Yoga mat. Ab wheel. The ab wheel is the TRUTH lol.

If you want to increase cardio and not get burned out, I'd suggest going to a running shoe store. Like a professional one. Not Foot Locker. Get fitted for a running shoe that fits YOU. Everyone has different size arch in their foot, different pronation whether is be over, under, or neutral. etc. The type and kind of shoe you wear can make a huge difference in distance.

I just meant that I got really tired of running all the time. I wanted to do something different but I did not know that about shoes. I didn't know they could make that big a difference.

JCane
10-27-2010, 10:49 PM
Shoes make a ton of difference. I do a lot of cardio and when I hit the treadmill, if I'm wearing my basketball shoes, my shins get so sore so quick and I can't leg it out like I'd like to. With my running shoes, I hit the treadmill at a 3.0% incline to simulate pavement and go 5K in half an hour.

WeVie
10-28-2010, 06:37 AM
I am supposed to run a 5K with my wife's company in December. I have never ran in anything like that. When I was running all the time, I could run 5K in under 23 minutes, but of course this was always on a treadmill. I never ran outside that much. I am gonna have to do a little running before hand and get my legs back into running shape a little. The last time I ran a couple of miles a few months ago, I couldn't believe how sore my legs were the next day. It's funny how fast you can get out of shape. Now I know what they mean when they say a player may have stayed in shape, but he is not in football shape.

BTW I wear Adidas running shoes and my shins never hurt.

gunnerolsen
09-08-2012, 03:16 PM
P90X kicked my ass.

AdamC13
09-08-2012, 03:57 PM
Got mine in great shape...I had lost a few inch vertical when I stopped playing beach volleyball for a couple of years. Got it back by the end of 90 days...as Tony says the plyometrics is mother of all workouts.

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2413fanphins
10-27-2012, 12:27 PM
damn... wish I had known about the shoes before. I was up to 288 lbs. my work had a cash incentive for all employees to go do a general physcial/prescreen type stuff. my cholesterol was skyhigh... I didn't even do p90x... just p90. and lots of treadmill work. cut back on the food... lost 42#, but really ****ed my left calf up. had an ultrasound to check for a blood clot... all was good. haven't been back for mri or ct, been on anti-inflamatory to see if it will come out of it on its own... but it's been 2 months and sometimes I can still hardly walk on it.

I blame the work on the treadmill mostly... if I can ever get the calf in good shape again, these shoes will be a must for me... as it is, I have gained all the weight back, as I can't run and have let the diet slide... although I am doing quite a bit of strength training recently.. upper body of course... need to shed the weight though, need to get back to cardio

Birdmond
01-14-2013, 07:58 AM
I've gone through P90x twice and I love it. I just wish each workout was a bit shorter. Don't use bands unless you have to. Invest in dumb bells and a good chin up bar. DO THE YOGA AND STRETCHING! Believe me it helps.


I may try Insanity because I've heard it's shorter but more intense.