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.
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.
P90X kicked my ass.
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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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
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.