(Closed) Anyone doing the P90x workout series?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee

NO, but I have heard great things about it. It is on my birthday wishlist and I will probably start it after I finish training for and run a half marathon in May.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have a friend who did this and she LOVED it! It’s way intense!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

its REALLY hard – you will definately hurt LOL

Post # 6
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Blushing bee

i did it… it’s HARD- i found it a little boring too cause it’s a lot of pull ups/push ups. the plyometrics is fun and challenging. the yoga is like 5,000 sun salutations in a row which was borrrrring. there’s also the “girl version” of p90x which is called chaLEAN i think. haven’t tried that one, but i think the exercises are geared more towards women (no pull ups/push ups). good luck!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have it. It’s intense.  It requires commitment on your part.  The biggest complaint I’ve heard besides it’s being hard, is that it’s long – an hour a day for 90 days.

If your hardcore, I say do it.  Maybe you could borrow it from someone before buying it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am almost finished it, only 16 days left! It’s a great workout, but as others have said, very challenging and a large time comittment. The shortest workouts are one hour, while the longest is an hour and a half. Generally the workouts are one hour plus 15 extra minutes of the days you do Ab Ripper.

I borrowed mine from a friend to try it out, and now I am a converted believer! You can also check out lots of before/after vids on You Tube and on the P90X forums on teambeachbody.com. If you want something with more cardio (P90X has a cardio component, but I would argue it is not the focus), I would try Shaun T’s “Insanity” series, which is more cardio based.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I did this for about a month and became burned out…the workouts are just too long for me. Now I’m waiting for the 30 Day Shred to arrive in my mailbox and I’m hoping that will be an easier change for me (just doing it 3x/week), since P90X was so hard. I’ve never really worked out before so I was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to handle P90X…it really wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be, just LONG. It’s a big commitment. I started hating that I was spending an hour of my night, every night, scowling and cursing at Tony Horton.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I honestly loved it. And if you stick with it, it will definitely show results. Even the marines/naval personnel like it (at least in my hometown)

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I haven’t tried P90x, but I am on my 3rd week of Beach Body Insanity and I love it. It’s a 60 day program and the workouts are about 45 minutes long a piece. I usually burn 550 cal in that time and my heart rate skyrockets! I’d recommend it–especially if you can borrow it.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@ Vonnegurl My Fiance LOVES Insanity!  He did the whole 60 days and now alternates between the gym for 2 mths and then back on Insanity.  I barely got through the fit test! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@crash806–That’s awesome! I’m really liking it so far. I did my second fit test yesterday and was really surprised to see all the improvement. It’s helpful to hear that your Fiance found it worthwhile to not only finish it, but repeat it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I’m on month 2 of 3. Whew! It’s really hard but effective, especially for a home gym! My husband is into it hard core so because of him, we’ve stuck with it. I started training for a half marathon 2 weeks ago so I am more motivated–I’m only running 3m 4x a week so far tho.. I haven’t noticed a major weight loss or anything, probably because I’m not following their diet plan, just eating healthy on my own, but I am definitely stronger and my muscles are getting defined. It’s a big time commitment thought–1-2 hours every day. You do something different every day and switch it up every 3 weeks so you don’t get bored, so that is nice.

that many pushups is still hard, pullups are still hard, but I am getting better! I love kenpo– don’t really like the yoga. You spend a 1/2 hour of the 90 minutes doing chattarunga(sp– a pushup basically) to upward dog it feels like, and I want to shoot myself every time…the yoga is really hard like a workout, not like a relaxing yoga class. But I like all the other videos.

 

I recommend it! My husband used to be a personal trainer a few years ago and he says it’s a solid workout.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

where is teh best place to buy the system?

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@alishadhs4 http://www.beachbody.com is the co mpany that makes p90x. You want to get all the booklets that come with the program, so that’s what I would suggest. It’s expensive, but I justified it that I can pay that much for one month of a bootcamp; or a 3 month, repeatable program, with p90x.

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