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Old 11-18-2009, 10:28 AM   #49

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Re: Any P90x'ers on Board?

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To anyone currently doing Insanity, I just started the 2nd phase..........

Get ready to be destroyed!
For instance, most of the stuff you do in 1st half is now the warm up in the 2nd half.
I see what you mean TOG. This week I started into the max workouts and wow... these are difficult to say the least.
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Old 05-11-2010, 01:36 PM   #50

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A couple people have asked how I was doing on this so I wanted to give a little update.

So far I have done p90x to Insanity to p90x and now doing another p90x round.

My impressions of each:

P90X
# A very complete, full body workout if you follow the entire plan. You are doing something 6 days a week and it keeps you active.
# I like the detailed tracking sheets that you use with this to track progress.
# I really enjoy the muscle building days.
# Cardio/yoga days are good, just not my thing.
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# A heavy cardio based plan, minimal emphasis on actual muscle building.
# IMO the tracking is poor - you do not track each exercise as there is not time to do that in Insanity. You go quickly from one move to the next so there is no time to track each move like p90x. This is a problem for me as I want to see what I did and what my goal this workout should be.
# If you need to get into cardio shape, this one is solid.
You can tell which program I prefer - p90x. For a top to bottom workout, I think p90x is built better than Insanity. From what I've read and seen, it actually looks like p90x was supposed to come out after Insanity and kind of be the compilation of everything. For whatever reason, p90x was pushed out before Insanity. You can easily do both of these in your house and I like that convenience. You will need more extra stuff with p90x vs Insanity to do the full workout so there is an added cost in p90x.

In the end you can't go wrong with either but my preference is p90x for what I am trying to accomplish.
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Thanks for the review. What type of "stuff" is needed?
I will try to recall from memory what I bought...

# Resistance Bands (could also use dumbbells if you have them already)
# Yoga Mat and Block
# Heart Rate Monitor
# Pull Up Bar (found one that goes in a doorway)
# Push Up Bars
# Quality Shoes (I love New Balance)

Here is what the p90x site sells. The only thing I purchased from the directly was the resistance bands. Everything else came from a local sports store.

For those on a tight budget, you could skip the yoga mat/block (just do the yoga day on your floor) and heart rate monitor (only use it 1 day and it's to make sure you are working out in the right zone - well, if you are sweating your butt off, you are good to go).

They also sell plenty of supplements with this program as well. I did not purchase any of those. They talk a lot about the recovery drink and on their forums they said you could take a sports drink (powerade, gatorade) add in some protein and that's good enough. So that's what I do.
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Re: Any P90x'ers on Board?

Just to mention... I switched over to Insanity after doing two rounds of P90X. Holy crap. Its like Plyo X on crack each day. Just finished my first 4 weeks and am on my recovery week before the workouts ramp up for the next 4. If you think you're in shape (cardio wise) doing P90 I think you'll be surprised what a massive reality check the Insanity program is.

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Just to mention... I switched over to Insanity after doing two rounds of P90X. Holy crap. Its like Plyo X on crack each day. Just finished my first 4 weeks and am on my recovery week before the workouts ramp up for the next 4. If you think you're in shape (cardio wise) doing P90 I think you'll be surprised what a massive reality check the Insanity program is.

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I agree - for cardio you can't beat Insanity.
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