(Closed) P90X Anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I did about 60 days of it earlier this year and am thinking of starting it again now that I’m getting closer to the wedding. It’s REALLY hard, and also time consuming (plan on an hour and a half a day) but it’s the kind of workout that I like– lots of lifiting– and once you get into the routine of doing it, I though that as pretty easy to stick to. I like being told what to do every single day. I didn’t lose a lot of weight with it in the 60 days I did, but I didn’t have a lot to lose. I did notice feeling in much better shape, improving in a lot of the exercises, and getting much more flexible. Unless you are in super crazy good shape already, you won’t be able to keep up with every part of every workout, but the DVDs make it relaly easy to start out (they show you easier ways to do things, etc). THe key is to stick with it. And I did end up having to buy a bunch of weights I didn’t have and a pullup bar. Anyway, I’m a fan, and would just say it takes some dedication to get through the first few weeks.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Also, I just did the workouts, not the diet plan, although I did make a conscious effort to eat healthier beginning when I started it.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m in my second round and really like it. Nutrition is a huge part of having success with P90X. I’ve found my best results have come since I started lifting heavier weights at eight to 10 reps. Most women will not get bigger with heavier weights. Heavier lifting has just toned me a lot quicker than when I was doing high reps. Don’t be afraid to go heavy.

It’s a good program, but it’s more for toning and muscle building than weight loss, so it depends on your goals. I like to add in five-mile runs three times a week, as well.

I’ve seen a lot of people get frustrated because they don’t see results right away. Just remember that it’s not a race. If you stick to the schedule and eat clean with lots of protein, you should see great results.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I only got about 2 weeks in before I got a back injury, unrelated to the P90X. My bf has been doing it about 10 weeks and has gained an inch in his arms (heavy lifting) and lost an inch in his already tiny waist (33->32inches). I was so sore but the good kind of sore!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just got done doing P90X Cardio 20 mins ago! Wink

Me and my SO started with it 2 months ago, but between his scheduel (and laziness) we’ve only done it about 6 times (i kind of just prefer going on the treadmill or an eliptical)… which is bad because i probably won’t see the true results of it..It is hard, but every routine is different.. no DVD is the same.. so you could always just choose ones that work better for you… It is a great workout! and to me its a lot easier than zumba or spin!

You should give it a try!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I got very bored with it ๐Ÿ™‚ But it works the heck out of ya! I do videos here and there but my main staple has been Zumba. I love it, it’s fun and I throw my own style in.

People won’t compare Zumba to P90X but honestly, my results from Zumba are pretty stickin good! I have a 6 pack (but it isn’t like BAM!), my legs are rockin (I add weights to Zumba), and I feel and look toned. Just at my bachlorette party the girls were wondering what the heck I was doing to be so toned.

I was never big though to begin with, just wanted to tone up. P90X probably gives you results much quicker and it’s still fun once in awhile to do their videos.

Keep in mind too that P90X is for people who are already in shape, I have seen so many people try for it awhile and give up because it isn’t easy. You can also sail through the videos (or be injured) if aren’t doing the moves right and relax here and there (which a lot of people do).

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@Missus_LLC:  I just ordered it today! Amazon has way too many good reviews about it.  I want to tone up and lose 5-10lbs before the wedding.. in addition to this I plan on running 3-4 miles a few days a week ๐Ÿ™‚ I cannot wait! I know its extreme and the reviews clearly state that it is difficult but I’m ready to be challenged!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Mrs. Bubb:  Hey there…I just wanted to make a quick note that I don’t necessarily think p90x is just for people who are already in shape. I know because I’ve seen the transformations. It is a lot of work, but everything in life worth doing takes work. And, with the right support, it’s definitely doable ๐Ÿ™‚ You just have to make the commitment, get help from the people who are doing it (or have done it), and you will have success!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m on day 5 of p90x! Doing the lean version not the classics so it’s a little more cardio and a little easier! I have had difficulty getting through the workouts and I consider myself in good shape. I’ve done the workouts before just never followed the program until now! I didn’t make it through the whole 92 minutes of yoga I had to stop at 45 I was sore and Bored! If you do it let me know! I need some help with motivation! 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Leonard2B:  I had to do the yoga in two parts as well! There was no way I could do that for an hour and a half!! Haha! And I didn’t even attempt to stand on my head! I was home alone.. God forbid! :/ 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@admccomb:  I meant that P90x states that it’s a program for people already in shape…I know there are plenty of people that do it who aren’t and who are. The issue is if you aren’t, you are risking more chance of injury and have less chance of being successful (not saying you can’t be).

I also didn’t mean to imply that you can’t be successful at it or that it isn’t doable, I have seen transformations as well and agree that it’s what you put in it. I was just giving my opinion of using it and that the majority of people I know that have tried it haven’t stuck with it, be it because it was difficult (there is a big difference between doing the moves and doing them correctly-safety and results are not what some expect), it’s boring, it requires equipment (doable without but results are better with), and that it’s time consuming.

I still do the videos to this day as well. My comment was more because people hype this program up and while it gets results so do other excercise programs. Like you said, it’s all about what you put in it ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I did p90x and lost 50lbs (starting at 230) but you must be committed and stick with it! I have many friends who have done it also. Man, its a good workout. Do your best and forget the rest! Just modify what you cant get perfect! its great for many fitness levels. here are some of my friends before and afters! I am a beachbody coach, so let me know if you have any questions! =D

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