P90x... Gonna get my ass kicked
01-08-2009 01:11 AM
Yea I didn't bother with their food program... They're all the same concept anyway.
Originally Posted by Manimalia
Honestly man, just reading through your p90x log, and some of your statements in this paragraph... I think the reason you didn't last is because you were modifying the program. They designed it the way it is for a reason. All of the adding weight, going to failure, doing a "weighted/power week and a form-focused week"... That's not part of the p90x protocol. In fact he specifically says multiple times NOT to go to failure. He says work it until you feel the burn and it's a struggle, but NOT until you fail.
I'm not trying to call you out, but the program was designed the way it was for a reason. If going to failure is what worked best with this method of workout, then they would tell you to do it that way. I know it's easy to second-guess some of their methods, but I'm sure a LOT of time and research went into designing this routine. I say just follow it for 3 months as it's designed... And if you can make it through that, then mod away; by then you'll have a better idea of what each component of the program is accomplishing.
01-08-2009 11:03 PM
I've completed the first part of the P90X classic program several times and my favorite day is Plyo day. I can make it through all the routines with extra effort, but it took me a while to get there. I can make it through by drinking my Watermelon Xtend with additional BCAA, Citruline Malate, Beta Alanine, and L-Leucine.
I don't like the super banana rolls or whatever they're called. Every time I do that my dogs jump on me and I get distracted - they think it is play time haha
On a more serious note, are you guys in a group and posting on the beachbody web site? If there are enough people here on AM and have P90X we should start a group log to keep each other engaged.
01-21-2009 10:28 AM
Silversurfer- I'd be down for that. I STILL vow to make it through all three phases. NEXT TIME I will not starve myself and I will not alter the program.
Shai An- You're completely right in what you've said to me. I not only didn't eat enough, but worked too hard. This put me into starvation mode. Progress stopped. I fatigued. I stopped. Not next tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime... ..........hopefully
01-21-2009 11:03 AM
wow never wouldve thought that P90X was really that extreme, subd to find out how it goes, and so is this program mainly to just help you lose weight and tone up, or to help build muscle tone up and cut weight? thats the part i never got just says ull be ripped in 90 days so anybody got an answer to that??
01-21-2009 11:30 AM
I bought the p90x a few months ago, and started. Those stretches are no joke either, my knee bothers me on some of them. My only issue was the time was too long for some of the routines. If I had a buddy or a group then the sessions won't feel so boring. But I will say, I have spent some money on other workout stuff....total waste, but p90x is worth the money. The meal plan is too hard to follow; I gave the book away. Once I am done with my bulk phase, I want to start doing the cardio, and the plyo routines. Good luck to all you guys.
01-21-2009 12:15 PM
MMAMONSTER, you'd have to have a "base" already to get 'ripped' from this program. Mostly, this program is geared towards weight loss, athleticism (bigtime), toning, and a bit of strength (mostly in the pullups).
My one and only beef with this program is that there is not one thing that hits the legs heavily whatsoever. The whole time I did leg day, I wanted to be doing some weighted squats/stiff deadlifts/good mornings/something!
02-17-2009 10:20 AM
Would it be too much to use the p90x at home and then goto the gym and do your regular routine?
02-17-2009 10:31 AM
I would only consider doing so if going to the gym and lifting in the heavy rep range of 1-5 FIRST and then doing the P90X at least four hours later while working the same body parts. You better be eating a lot, too.
Originally Posted by BoSox36
02-17-2009 10:44 AM
Yes I would do the same muscle group on the same day. I was maybe thinking of doing the p90x before i goto the gym, and then doing my routine. I usually do lift heavy.
02-17-2009 11:50 AM
I am on day 46 or 47 of P90X. Definately a good program. You pretty much need to commit your life to it for 90 days though...the workouts are relatively long and every day.
Also, as mentioned above, if you follow the meal plan be prepared to spend a lot of time in the kitchen and a lot of money on groceries.
With that said, in 46 days I've lost about 15lbs on the scale (about 18lbs - 20lbs of fat) My strength has increased a fair bit and my overall athleticism has increase dramatically. There are a number of things in the program that I would just never have done before (read: yoga..but also a full workout of plyometrics) but am now converted. I still hate yoga but really do enjoy what it does for me.
02-21-2009 08:34 AM
Shai An, any updates? I hope things are going good.
Manimalia, I'm thinking about starting P90X again during or after PCT - I'm on a cycle now.
BoSox36, you could replace the P90X weight lifting days with regular days at the gym. I don't know if you'd get the same results - P90X is intense. Whatever you do, and especially if you double up, don't cut into your diet too much - you'll only fatigue and start getting sick.
My favorite routine is Plyometrics - it feels like the best workout for me because it completely breaks the monotony of lifting weights.
02-24-2009 09:44 AM
AB ripper X will F*%k ur day up man...i can only do about 10 reps of each while maintain g constant sets like they do in the vid. Its HARD WORK!
02-26-2009 03:06 PM
Last night I watched a little bit of p90x+ for the first time, just to see what it is all about. Yeah the workouts look challenging (what with the slow constant no stop tempo and all), but all I could think about was how much I hate that guy.
I just wanted to punch him in the face.... So instead I watch Enter the Kettlebell!: Strength Secret of the Soviet Supermen.
They guy in that was cool. He wasnt wearing spandex, and he didn't call his bicep a nugget, and he called me comrade at the beginning of each clip.
02-26-2009 03:46 PM
yea he is a bit of a tool bag, however most of the video instructors are.
10-09-2010 01:44 AM
i am p90fat. wut shud i do?
10-09-2010 10:43 AM
P90X is a good boot camp type program. It exposes you to enough things and gets you to a decent well-rounded fitness point where you can decide what to do for yourself after. I lost 30 lbs on P90X, went from 0 to about 12 chin-ups, about 20 or so push-ups to 100+. It's not great for bulking, but you can get some strength and a good core fitness level that will help you with other things for sure. Good luck! Just stick with it and you'll see results.
12-02-2010 01:43 PM
It's not a joke--P90 is for real. I thought i was in shape till i started P90...talk about a slap in the face.
12-03-2010 08:59 AM
I only do the stretching on my off days, and its starting to seem pretty lame. The good news is I can almost remember the whole routine so I won't have to watch/listen to him anymore. But I haven't bothered with the rest yet.
12-04-2010 12:07 PM
ya p90x is tough, But uncle tony and the kids will get you goin.
"leave your ego at the door!"
ab ripper x is serious this program will give you tons of energy.
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