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Old 07-05-2009, 04:25 PM   #1

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Any P90x'ers on Board?

I just completed week 1 of my first go at p90x.

If you're not sure what p90x is, search google as there's a bunch of stuff on it. Basically it's an intense workout regime that lasts for 90 days.

Just wondering if there are any other p90x'ers on board - past or present - to get a discussion going. I believe there was 1 in the chat room when I visited at some point, but can't recall who it was.

And if you are looking to get into shape and/or try a different workout, check this thing out. It's pretty intense and an all-around great full body workout.
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Good luck with that, staying in shape is very important. Personally, I will never purchase something like that to get exercise. If you really want to get in shape, run 7-14 miles/day depending on how much you can handle (14 miles is not for the casual runner usually as it is hard on your body), do push-ups and sit-ups, add a lifting routine if you want to add muscle mass, and stretch a lot. You will be able to eat and drink whatever you want, and you should be in the best shape you've ever been in. Simple and effective.

PS: Not knocking you personally BF, I just think that those video routines are a waste of money and kind of a trap for people who don't know how to stay fit.

PPS: I don't have any in depth knowledge of p90x.

PPPS: Any exercise is better than no exercise, so if p90x is all you have, go for it.
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Re: Any P90x'ers on Board?

Staying and getting in shape is important diablo, I agree 100%.

I started p90x to change things up and I know quite a few that have done very well with it. Normally the infomercial type stuff is a turnoff for me, but knowing actual people that have done it and gotten great results sold me. Example - a guy I play poker with lost over 40lbs doing it. And I saw it with my own 2 eyes.



Here's what I like about the program:

> You work your entire body throughout the week
> You do muscle building, cardio, stretching, and balance
> Every 30 days, the program changes (muscle confusion as they call it)
> It's FREAKIN HARD - the first week was brutal, but I felt great after
> It's different - not the same thing over and over and over again

Like I said, if I didn't know anyone that had done it, I probably wouldn't have bothered but after seeing some real results, it got my attention.
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Re: Any P90x'ers on Board?

Awesome! , very good research BF. Changing up your workout constantly is the key to success especially if weight loss is goal.

Think of a well trained runner or swimmer. They can perform at very high levels of exertion with less energy expenditure than someone who is not trained.

In other words, if you become very efficient at an activity, you will be able to endure greater loads with less fuel being consumed by your body.
So, the key to burning more calories is changing up your fitness routine often.

Remember, I am talking about losing weight and getting in to a healthier lifestyle.
If power lifting or strength conditioning was priority, the you would design a program and stay with it for quit some time to see an increase in the % of the load you are lifting.

Not your goal here. Your goal sounds like what you have discovered, and that is to live a life of health and fitness


Changing up your routine is key.
Being inefficient at an activity can actually burn a higher amount of calories than an activity you are fully adapted to. . . as if you tried basketball for the first time ( higher expenditure) than if you have played constantly for years ( adaptive ).


Also get familiar with this. . .
Mets = Metabolic Equivalents.

You can find the quality research on health and fitness here on these sites.
They are the leaders and the gold standard in the fitness industry.


ACSM | For the Exercise Sciences and Clinical Sports Medicine

you can find free articles to the right on website.

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)




Congratulations on you goal to a healthier lifestyle !!!
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Re: Any P90x'ers on Board?

I went through p90x last fall. I had got in a rut and needed a change and p90x was perfect for that. Although, I didn't see much in the order of results it was well worth the money. I was already in fairly good shape and was running 15 miles a week and doing moderate weight lifting. I did lose about 10lbs., but more importantly it kept me from gaining another 10lbs that I normally do every winter. I will probably give it another go this fall or winter as I am already getting bored again with my regular workouts.

Good luck and stick to the routine as much as possible, depending on what your goals are that is.
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Re: Any P90x'ers on Board?

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I just completed week 1 of my first go at p90x...

You should post a picture of your torso every week...

This might turn out to be a more popular thread than your P/L journal.

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You should post a picture of your torso every week...

This might turn out to be a more popular thread than your P/L journal.

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And provide any proof that this thing works?

What?

That's blasphemy around here.

No need for any proof whatsover.

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Re: Any P90x'ers on Board?

BF,

Congrats on getting started. P90x is great.
... when you're ready for the next level, check out
Scott Sonnon, The Flow Coach

All the best,

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