(Closed) p90x – Anyone Done It?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I own it, only because my brother in the Army sends those types of DVDs to me.  I have picked it up and looked at it but I don’t think that counts as actually doing it.  I do know several people on my FB have used it very successfully.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Me! Results! But this is also with watching what I eat and exercising at the gym.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did p90x but my ex and I were doing it together and broke up in the middle of the 90 days.  Not b/c of the program though! lol.  I didn’t think I was seeing enough results (also didn’t do the diet) for how hard it was to do – the videos were very long and I needed all this equipment.  I gave up and got better results doing other things.  I do know it’s really good though if you finish it and follow the diet, as well.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I did it for 30 days.  I followed the meal plan.  I had better endurance, but no weight loss and no significant change in muscle tone.  I’ve read quite a few reviews which describe p90x as a program designed for appearance.  One review had a quote like “You’ll look like a bodybuilder, but won’t be able to push your broken down car an inch off the road.” 

I know quite a few people who did the full 90 days and found it to be a waste of time and money.  You can get significantly better results by going to a gym and working out with weights than you can doing the p90x program. 

There are, of course, benefits to any exercise program.  I just think p90x is way overhyped for the results that it actually gets.  Those amazing results you see on TV – they don’t tell you that those people doubled up on the exercises (two videos per day) for the entire 90 days…

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I did it and had awesome results. And I got A LOT stronger. I couldn’t do a single push up before, and now I can do 50 no problem. I couldn’t do a chin up, now I can do them easily.

I’ll re-post when I find my pics of it!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

Mr. HC and I just finished Week 11 this morning with Kenpo! We love the program – I am not seeing results that I had hoped for, but it’s only three months, and I definitely could have been better about eating, if I am totally honest!  However, I am WAY stronger! On day one, I could do one push up in that workout, and did the rest on my knees – at the beginning of this past week, I did 205 pushups in the duration of that same workout – no knees!  So something is happening for sure!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Brazil Room

I did the whole thing. No change in weight at all, but changed my endurance a whole lot! And I had muscle in spots I didn’t have it before, so it really helped when I was competing.

I’m now doing Insanity and again getting new muscle, but not quite losing weight. Sweating with Insanity a lot more than with P90X. But I like them both in different ways.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve done p90x a few times in the 4 years I’ve owned the dvds and I’ve had great results. I never did the full 90 days and this is just my experience up through the 60 day mark. The only time period you are doing 2 workouts a day is the last 3 weeks during phase 3 and as I said I skipped this and still had great results.

I don’t find it to be a superficial exercise program, as long as you increase your weights it should never be easy, if it is then you’re using the wrong weights. After I complete it I feel stronger than I ever did going to the gym consistently while in college a few years ago. You also need to eat properly but that is the same with any other workout routine. I found p90x easier to follow and keep up with than doing my own routine at a gym.

I bought the program without the nutrition guide, worksheets or schedule on Amazon from another seller for $60. All worksheets and pdfs can be found online from different workout blogs and they’re free – you can google it. I have dumbells that I’ve bought over time at Walmart/Target when they have sales and it worked out well because you don’t need huge weights in the beginning.

Typical gym memberships are $20-50 a month or $240-600 a year, p90x for the full program set with the extra workouts & other stuff is $350. Their basic setup of dvds/worksheets/nutrition guide is $120. It comes down to your personal preferences and what you feel comfortable spending – gym or home dvd programs.

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mrs.KMM:  Make time! I’d get up early, P90X in the morning. Go to work. Straight from work, to the gym! I also would only go to the gym 3 times a week. πŸ˜€

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I did a P90X/Insanity hybrid (other than core synergistics, I thought P90X cardio was too easy–I have a distance running background, but hadn’t done it in a while).  My goal was to lose 10 lbs., or about one inch from my waist.  I also didn’t change my eating because I thought I was already eating healthy.  My upper body absolutely got much stronger.  But I didn’t lose weight or that inch.  What caused me to lose weight was to change my diet (I tried to Shaun T 6-day slimdown that I saw at the end of one of the videos– google it for the plan) and power walking for an hour 4-5 days per week.  Perhaps the lower intensity put me into fat burning mode.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Okay, I found some pictures. The first one is from a wedding I attended when I was 18. I’m 5’5 and 170 here. 

 

And here is after p90x and a healthy diet! I’m 130 here. 

 

I’ve lost weight since the picture above. I don’t do p90x every day anymore, or follow the diet. I’ve lost some of the muscle mass, and now I’m about 120.

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Hey y’all πŸ™‚

I am currently doing a hybrid of P90X and Insanity and am seeing awesome results!  I was a bride to be like y’all a couple of years ago and I sooo wish I would’ve found these programs when I was getting in shape for my wedding.

I am a Beachbody coach and am starting a private, 5 person Challenge Group on Facebook if any of you are interested in joining.  It’s a group for accountability, motivation, support and inspiration to help you reach your goals and be successful! 

If you are currently doing the programs and are not engaged with a Coach that is supporting you, I would be glad to help you through your program.  I have an active thread on tbb.com and a private facebook group as well if you want support and accountability.

So if you are comitted to ROCKING YOUR DREAM DRESS on your big day, message me for more details πŸ™‚

Cyndi

 

 

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