Old guy doin' P90X
- 01-20-2009, 08:26 PM
Old guy doin' P90X
Finally got my body fat-a$$, i mean body fat calipers today. Going to start P90X on Monday. Calipers said I was 17% BF.. good grief! When did that happen? Anyway, been really slackin' on cardio for a long time so this should be a justifiably painful experience. Hope to start a bulk this summer assuming the cardio doesn't kill me. Will probably do a mix of Abs diet and P90X diet. Will post updates if my progress isn't totally humiliating
- 01-20-2009, 08:38 PM
Looking forward to getting some real-world feedback on the regimen.
Definitely interesting looking.
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01-20-2009, 08:49 PM
01-21-2009, 09:04 AM
The program works, I've done it before. In fact, I was going to start it again this month but changed my mind and focus on a lean bulk with low cardio.
I am interested in your results - I've seen plenty on the beach body website, but too few here. I wish you the best, finish the program and you'll definitely get the results
01-21-2009, 10:23 AM
eat at or even above maintenance levels, as you'll burn MANY MORE calories than with conventional 'workouts.'
01-21-2009, 06:03 PM
01-21-2009, 07:42 PM
It works, we bought it at the fire house and bunch of guys are doing it. I have been using the more cardio styled dvd's and they work, the ab ripper is a killer ab workout IMO
01-21-2009, 09:13 PM
01-22-2009, 08:57 AM
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01-22-2009, 06:37 PM
02-07-2009, 09:46 PM
Okay, update on the program. 2nd week in the can but man I'm beat. Program runs 6 days/week. You do 8 - 12 different exercises then repeat them. Routine runs about 55 minutes followed by 16 minutes of Ab Ripper X 3x/week. First week I was hitting the "pause" button fairly frequently. End of second week not hitting it so much but haven't finished a lifting workout in the allotted time yet. 2nd week I was able to add some weight (using DBs) and reps, reduced the time I was taking and hitting pause less. Back to maintenance cals but weight is actually up to 196. I can honestly say my conditioning sucks! M-W-F is some type of traditional or weighted exercise, T-Th-S is more cardio/conditioning oreinted. Seeing some recomp with this routine so 90 days of this should be noticeable.
02-15-2009, 02:55 PM
Interested in real feeback too. I would never give up my iron but I like to learn about different styles and the core, ab ripper, yoga and stretchign sections look very interesting. I found it really cheap from a guy too......Tempted....
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02-22-2009, 08:37 AM
02-22-2009, 10:46 AM
Hey SS, yeah still on it. Last week was the "recovery" week, mostly core/aerobic type workouts (no weights). Scale said 189 this morning so I'm kinda torn between wanting to lose the bf around the middle (starting to see some real nice ab definition) and being concerned about losing muscle mass (ectomorph here). I know part of it is due to the leaner diet (only eating around 2000 cals) so I think after I finish the program (~8 weeks from now) I'll try to hit a serious clean bulk (maybe use the crossfit style of training). Next phase is back to using weights 3x week so I'm gonna hit it pretty hard and might increase the cals by 500. I'm thinking I might need to find a supp with anti-catabolic properties. I'll say this, I've never done so much core/cardio and so many push-ups/pull-ups before. Calipers still showing around 16% bf (around my waist anyway) so I don't know if I'm losing BF or muscle right now, but at least I'm starting to see my abs!
02-22-2009, 12:09 PM
Awesome! So starting this week the new program begins - you're in the second phase, right? I wouldn't worry about the muscle yet, but if you are you ought to return calories to maintenance and see how that works.
02-22-2009, 01:04 PM
Yeah, I think that's what I'm gonna do. Took me forever to get to 195 and back in October I went with some Methyl-V Test and that bumped me up to 200 but I was way bloated and my bf jumped up. This year I decided to focus on functional muscle development rather than size (thus the P90X). Just hard to see the scale dipping below 190
02-22-2009, 02:18 PM
I've always wondered how well this program worked. Thanks for the updates and keep it going... good luck on your recomp
02-22-2009, 04:58 PM
>I've always wondered how well this program worked
I will say this much for only being thru the first phase... went for a hike yesterday, it was supposed to be 13 miles total. After some confusion and a missed turn about 8 miles in I ended up doing 18 miles total. My feet were battered and sore and still, for whatever reason, during the last four miles I ended up jogging up every incline I came to, sometimes even a flat out run. my lungs were burning but my legs were saying "screw it, go for it". It was actually pretty cool and the last time I made this hike there's no way I woulda run at all, much less up the inclines. So I'm thinking the "conditioning" part of the program is pretty effective.
02-22-2009, 08:14 PM
02-23-2009, 03:36 PM
The wife does it. She wants me to join her, but I tell her that there's no way I'm giving up good old fashioned free weights for some video where a bunch of pretty-boys dance around in leotards.
The truth is, I've secretly tried some of teh stuff when my wife wasn't looking and I acn't do half the stuff the guy tells me to do. Don't tell her, though. That program would kick my ass.
02-28-2009, 11:17 AM
03-29-2009, 09:44 AM
That's actually VERY funny!! BUT TRUE for me too......
I have not been here in a long time but the same happened with me.
I got the DVD's and went through 4 days of p90x.
I'm 36, I gave up the first go around.
My wife is in her second month!! CRAZY!!!
(she really looks great too, 2 kids @36 and she is hot as hell..LOL)
So, I now started again, from scratch! I haven't touched a weight in 8 months due to an injury but I'm on day 5...doing Kenpo-x in an hour.
I'm a firefighter by profession, so I no longer am looking for a body builder physique but instead an overall body fitness that can handle this demanding job as the body creeps up on age!! I feel a change already. I am sore as hell too but definately more motivated this time.
I am taking this first 90days as a spring board for the next 90 where I really want to do everything 100% as they do and perhaps grab the new p90x plus.
If there is an area where anyone that is into this program can go and post about their experiences...please let me know.
03-29-2009, 10:32 AM
Hey Double, you could post in the Training Forum as that's a general topic area. Only reason I posted here was due to my age. If you're looking specifically for P90X postings you can always go to the forums at the BeachBody site. All the programs they produce have forums (P90X, TurboJam, etc.). Lots of specific threads depending on what you're looking for.
04-21-2009, 07:17 PM
The P90X program is excellent! My lady and I went through the 90 days. I managed to drop 60 lbs and she is around 40 so far. I really thought the different techniques they show in the program were very helpful. We didn't really follow the meal program that comes with it. But I think if you just keep your diet clean, you can get the same results. But we didn't limit ourselves to one program either. There was a few occassions we used Billy Blank and tried a few of the Biggest Loser DVDs. Now that I've hit my goal, I installed a bench press with 300 lbs of weights in the house to start building up the muscle.
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