(Closed) Anyone do P90X? And if so…what do you think?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You do need weights, but they’re not expensive. My manager (who has NEVER worked out a day in her life til she started P90X) loves it and says she can tell a real difference a month in!!! Her fiance is doing it and while he was cut to begin with, it took him to a WHOLE different level!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

It’s a great workout! I don’t feel like it is enough cardio for me personally and so when I did it I did doubles or did a cardio session at the gym as well as the video.

I prefer to use weights but you can use resistance bands also.

Good Luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i do Power 90 – the less hardcore version of P90X – i hvae lost 10 pounds so far, so its somewhat working!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m doing the P90X lean right now and LOVING it.  It really kicks my butt but I know I’m getting something out of it too 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

i did it once with a friend who is addicted- its super cheesy and super long but definitely is a good workout

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve got great endurance…but P90X is too hardcore for me

I did about a month of it. I liked Kenpo X, PlyoX and the leg workout. I have weakling arms and can’t do many pushups, and don’t own a pullup bar…so I felt like it kind of defeated the purpose for the upper body workouts. AND, Yoga X …dont even get me started on that. Seriously…why is yoga the most difficult one of all? haha

But, Kenpo and Plyo are good! And I’m sure if you do all hte workouts, you’ll get the results

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Ms.Teddy – when I got my kit, the book has three different “workout programs” that you can follow with the P90X stuff.  There is the standard program, the doubles program (where you do two workouts a day – YIKES!), and then the lean program which is basically the regular program with a bigger emphasis on cardio rather than the weight training.  A friend of mine recommended that to me – she was concerned about getting too “bulky” in the upper body and the lean helped her lose weight and get toned but she didn’t bulk up.  🙂

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

My sister and her husband are just finishing this.  She says both she and her husband have “movie star bodies” now.  They love it but acknowledge that it’s a BIG commitment (time, money.) They follow the food program, too.  My sister recently trained for an Ironman, so…. if it’s tough for her, the though of me doing it is pretty scary!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I tried it a few times. The workout itself feels great, but each session is very long, at least an hour, and I don’t feel I get enough cardio. I prefer exercising 30 or so minutes every day rather than a full hour.

Post # 13
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Helper bee

My mom and brother LOVES the P90x….My brother and his friend are preparing for military boot camp and feel the program gives them a great workout. My mom has been sticking with the P90x for about 3 months now and says she could feel a major difference within the first week….She did say the program is too advance for some people though…

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

P90x works great for me, but it’s really difficult to get motivated to do the long workouts.  I use weights with it.  Target has a set for $50 that are adjustable and don’t take up much room.

http://www.target.com/Reebok-Adjustable-Weight-Speed-Pack/dp/B000VDTFZ2/sr=1-2/qid=1261721949/ref=sr_1_2/175-2842184-7057525?ie=UTF8&search-alias=tgt-index&frombrowse=0&index=target&rh=k%3Aweights&page=1

I did Body For Life a couple of years ago and those work outs were so much easier to do because they were only 20-40 minutes instead of 60-90 every day.  I had really great results with that…. come to think of it, I might go back to it 🙂

Good luck!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My Fiance just started doing P90X a few weeks ago. Hes only done CardioX so far but he really likes it. I am probably going to do some as well. I work out already though and dont feel I need it, but just want to try somethin different. You should try Denise Austin. I do her Yoga Body Burn (amazing), YOga Buns, and 10 5 minutes target toners where you can customize what parts of your body you want to work on. Im also going to get her cardio DVDs she is awesome! ANother really good work out is the Biggest Loser Boot Camp with Bob. Did it for a few months and lost 8 lbs in combination with Rodney Yee Power Yoga. Yoga really does wonders for the body! So does Pilates!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i own it. Its collecting dust.  I need to open it

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