(Closed) P90x anyone?

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Use the lean workout schedule instead of the regular one if you are scared of bulking up too much.

I was training for a 10K and doing P90X but it was too much time so I dropped P90X. Now that I’ve finished my 10K I’ve thought about doing Insanity instead. It is the same concept but doesn’t use any weights so you don’t bulk up. I have a half marathon in september so I won’t start until after that.

The boy has been doing it for the past month and a half or so and got decent results without following the eating plan.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Be careful. 

I’m not sure what kind of shape you are in, but I was training for the marathon last year (I was also a NCAA Div 1 athlete (track) in college) and started the P90X to help with my upper body only to end up with two sprained rotator cuffs and a sprained neck and I’m in great shape. 

It’s made for men.  I switched to the Insanity workout which gives an amazing all over body workout with toning, but its using only body weight and I have been very happy with it.  I also found that this workout was easier to keep me motivated.  Similar to the P90X, its not for the faint of heart and its a very demanding workout. 

Also, as a woman, don’t worry about “bulking up too much.”  It isn’t possible.  Unless you are taking steriods, it is impossible.  Women who look “bulked up” usually have far too low of a fat percentage, which makes their muscles look bigger when really they just don’t have enough fat on them (hello Madonna).

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My husband borrowed the P90X program from his brother and we watched it first just this past Saturday (while swigging beer and eating chips & salsa).  It does look intense and I’m glad I saw this thread.  It’s a little confusing as to which program to do.  Good luck and let us know how it goes.  I’ll do the same if I ever get started. Wink

Post # 7
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Bumble bee

Darling Husband finished the 3 month p90x program a week or two ago and has now devised his own program using it plus his home gym. He has gotten good results without using the eating plan (although he eats fairly well anyway). I have joined him on occasion for the plyometrics, ken po, stretching and yoga DVDs but only attempted one of the weights sessions – it was so painful and tedious!!! The women on the DVDs look pretty fit but not bulky so I think it is suitable for women, you just have to use lower weights and know your limits ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

i did it and its a good workout but i hated the guy on it he really bothers me!!!! so i stopped and started working out outddors again.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Fiance and I just started last week! We’re on week 2 day 3! ๐Ÿ™‚ So far we’re loving it and sticking with it. We’re doing the classic plan. We’re not really following their eating plan rather I’m doing my own in conjunction with the Alli program. Day 90 for us will be our wedding day ๐Ÿ™‚

I LOVE Plyo and Kenpo!!!! Shoulders and Arms tonight!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Mrs. Louboutin: It is very possible for women who aren’t taking steroids to “bulk up” and I would know, because I’m one of them.  Everyone is different; you may not get muscular easily, that doesn’t mean it’s impossible for women to get muscular!  And I don’t have an abnormally low body fat percentage either, usually around 21% (which for someone who works out 6 days a week isn’t low).  I have to be very careful to use lighter weights and just do a million reps in order to build lean muscle.  If I up the weight to much I “bulk up” in a matter of weeks and look obscenely muscular.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would have to say I am a bulk up kinda girl as well. I am very muscular so I am working on lighter weights, more reps as well.

GO P90X!!!! @egb are you following the eating plan they provide??

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Habibah14: hahahaha, when I was in high school and played field hockey people used to joke and say I was on steroids because my arms were SO big/defined.  I was actually super self-conscious about them!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MandaMack OMG I totally get that… my arms are not even that defined but definitely bulky and strong. I have pretty defined back muscles and feel like I have broad shoulders– which I think totally look gross but I think it’s just me being super self conscious. Hopefully P90X will fix that!

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