Old guy doin' P90X

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  1. MikinTx, how is it going? Any updates? Did you continue through it or jump off the band wagon? My wife really wants to do this program and I told her that I would jump in with her in the spring after doing a bit of bulking over the winter this year. I know I could go check out their page but I always am skeptical about what they say. I wish I knew a few people first hand that were doing it so I could actually see their progress. I don't mean folks that are doing it under their supervision either.

  2. mikinTx
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    Hey H2G, yeah I finished it (kicked my a$$ too). Went from about 14-14.5% BF (the original 17% reading wasn't accurate) to about 12.5% (averaged several different caliper measurement methods from the ACSM website). Weight dropped to about 183-184 lbs so I followed up with a 30 day cycle of Mass Caps, Trendadrol, and HD2 (and about half way through started an ECY stack). Got back up to 192 (that was about a month ago) but I've since settled in around 188 (mainly cause I've stayed on the ECY due to some really long hours on the job). In about 30 days I'll probably try a different cycle, cut the ECY. Can't complain really, BF is somewhere between 11% and 12%. Sticking with the Ab Ripper X tho, makes for some nice definition. Good program, plan to do it again after my bulk cycle, see if I can cut the BF down another percent or two but get my mass back up to around 195 (I'd go for more but it's too freakin hot to eat that much, lol). FWIW, my li'l bro and his wife do the cardio version of the program and they've both lost quite a bit of weight. Works well if your diet is clean.
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  3. keeper
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    Wow, props to you! Very impressive. I have friends who have done it. Young guys, 20's to early 30's. They are all football coaches and in decent shape, but said it kicked their butts.
    Good for you!

  4. I got some copies of P90X and did the stretching, for an hour.....Then said if I got an hour to do that I got an hour to lift

    I tried the kempo but the couch and chair in the living room kept getting in the way.

    I think if I get the basement cleaned up enough to get a TV where my weights are I'll try it for real, but right now I don't have the desire to go thru the hassle.

    But it would definately woop my fat ass!!!
    True story:

    I give a f**K!!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by mikinTx View Post
    Hey H2G, yeah I finished it (kicked my a$$ too). Went from about 14-14.5% BF (the original 17% reading wasn't accurate) to about 12.5% (averaged several different caliper measurement methods from the ACSM website). Weight dropped to about 183-184 lbs so I followed up with a 30 day cycle of Mass Caps, Trendadrol, and HD2 (and about half way through started an ECY stack). Got back up to 192 (that was about a month ago) but I've since settled in around 188 (mainly cause I've stayed on the ECY due to some really long hours on the job). In about 30 days I'll probably try a different cycle, cut the ECY. Can't complain really, BF is somewhere between 11% and 12%. Sticking with the Ab Ripper X tho, makes for some nice definition. Good program, plan to do it again after my bulk cycle, see if I can cut the BF down another percent or two but get my mass back up to around 195 (I'd go for more but it's too freakin hot to eat that much, lol). FWIW, my li'l bro and his wife do the cardio version of the program and they've both lost quite a bit of weight. Works well if your diet is clean.
    Good for you man! Some of that p90x is no joke, I have not done the program, but Ive messed around with a few of the dvds a few times, I really like the plyometrics, the kempo and the chest/back workout. I dont know if its ignorance or arrogance on my part, but Ive been trying to design a routine that will incorporate some of the p90x stuff into my regular weight training week, but Ive yet to find a formula that works for me. I should probably just do their program.
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  6. mikinTx
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    Yeah Road, I've added a couple of the routines to my regular lifting (cut back on the reps and upped the weight). Mainly just to get some variety and hit the muscles from different angles. Besides the ab ripper I've kept the push-up/pull-up routine as well. The program will definitely strengthen your core too...

  7. Quote Originally Posted by mikinTx View Post
    Hey H2G, yeah I finished it (kicked my a$$ too). Went from about 14-14.5% BF (the original 17% reading wasn't accurate) to about 12.5% (averaged several different caliper measurement methods from the ACSM website). Weight dropped to about 183-184 lbs so I followed up with a 30 day cycle of Mass Caps, Trendadrol, and HD2 (and about half way through started an ECY stack). Got back up to 192 (that was about a month ago) but I've since settled in around 188 (mainly cause I've stayed on the ECY due to some really long hours on the job). In about 30 days I'll probably try a different cycle, cut the ECY. Can't complain really, BF is somewhere between 11% and 12%. Sticking with the Ab Ripper X tho, makes for some nice definition. Good program, plan to do it again after my bulk cycle, see if I can cut the BF down another percent or two but get my mass back up to around 195 (I'd go for more but it's too freakin hot to eat that much, lol). FWIW, my li'l bro and his wife do the cardio version of the program and they've both lost quite a bit of weight. Works well if your diet is clean.
    Awesome! Personally, I was out of the gym for about 3 months due to spending most of my time riding my bicycle again with my local club. But I got so damn frustrated for losing all of my gains I made over the winter that I am now back in the gym. My goal will be to put on about 15-20lbs by next spring and then perhaps jump on the P90X program to rip it all up. I would ideally like to end up back at my current weight of 175 but much harder and bigger in general. Long road ahead of me to say the least.

  8. Oh, did you order it directly from the company or did you pick it up off ebay or something? I have read alot about their poor customer service and people having problems with shipping and all sorts of crap. Did you order a pull up bar, make one or go without one? Just curious. I am thinking about making one since we have a drop ceiling in the basement. I already have a lat tower down there with all my equipment but prefer to do chins first and then burn out on pull downs.
  9. mikinTx
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    H2G, yeah direct from BeachBody. No problems with shipping or anything. Their supplements are overhyped and overpriced so I didn't bother with them. Bought an Iron Gym pull-up bar, works well in the door frame (still using it and it's held up well even though it looked cheap.) Would have used my old soloflex for pull-ups but the dvd player is in the house and my serious weights are in the garage, so it worked out okay. Sounds like you have a decent plan though, I went through the same thing.. got all cut but lost mass so this time I'll bulk first (clean tho) and then run the program again to cut. I'd like to get to around 9 - 10% BF at 195. Figure I can get there by next spring as well.

  10. i went through beachbody as well, skip the supplements. all you need is the basics. dvd's and your own time. i mix my own workouts in as well when i get bored looking at tony lol, but p90x is the real deal.
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