(Closed) should i buy p90x??

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Do you recommend p90x?
    yes : (7 votes)
    47 %
    no : (8 votes)
    53 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have and LOVE P90. It is less intense than the P90X – but still gives great results. It is also a 90 day program, but it is only 30 minutes per day. Much more manageable than the longer workouts from P90X.

    Post # 4
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I started P90X last week and it is a bit intense for someone like me who isnt that athletic…for the most part they do a good job showing easier way to do things…but sometimes they dont and you just stand there watching thinking…I will NEVER be able to do that…Im not sure how much it is since we borrowed it from someone…but if you are not extremely fit you may have a hard time getting everything you need out of it…

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2010

    p90x’s workouts are wayyy to long for me

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think it depends on how in-shape you are right now. I think it’s a program that anyone can learn to use, but it’s definitely not the workout program you should start out with if you haven’t worked out in a long time or hate working out. The videos are long– 60 minutes mostly and some of the workouts are super intense, but you can pick and choose what videos you use or don’t use. I vote yes.. you can always start out doing 30 minutes of a video in the morning and 30 minutes at night if you can’t get through it all at once.

    Post # 7
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Another good workout like P90X that’s just as good is called Insanity.  The good thing about it is that you don’t need any equipment, it’s cardo based and you use your own body weight.

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I bought the program a few months ago and am now selling the DVD’s. The workouts were way too long for me. I don’t have enough time in my schedule to fit in 60 minutes each night. I tried doing 30 minutes a night, but it wasn’t enough and I didn’t feel like I was getting anywhere. If you are short on time I would definitely suggest looking at P90, I know I wish I would have.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I have P90X.  Before you buy it, you really need to commit to the 60 minutes for 90 days to see great results.  My Fiance keeps reminding me that if I only do half it’ll be P45X. Ha ha.  Anyway, it is intense but you will feel a difference.  Consistency, like any other workout plan, is key.  If you’d like to get a preview of them you can find them on youtube. Lastly, if you are overweight and/or not too physically fit it might not be for you. It has a requirement of what you should be able to do to make sure this program is appropriate for you.  I’d have to find the book to tell you what they are.  Message me if you’re interested in me finding it for you.  

    Post # 10
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I recommend checking out CrossFit.com .  It’s an equally intense workout that can be scaled to any ability level.  Also, it’s FREE.  There are no dvd’s to keep track of, you just look at the workout of the day (WOD) online and do it.  If you don’t know how to do something, they have all kinds of videos on how to do the movements.  I’ve been doing it for about three months now and have noticed HUGE improvements. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    My Fiance just ordered this. I’m really excited to get started with it. 60 minutes every day is a little intimidating to me, but I know we have the time for it – we spend about 3 hours almost every night just being couch potatoes!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My SO is doing it, and it is working wonders on him.  I would do it…but I’m so lazy.  I keep saying I’ll do it.  And I just think of all the things I could do with my hour.  In reality I have more than enough time though.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I have P90X and love it.  But I didn’t have to buy it because my cousin just burned it for me!  It is pretty intense and its hard to do it everyday.  I would feel bad spending the money and not do it all the time, so maybe if a friend has it you can borrow it and try it out and then see if you want to purchase it.  Or you can always try craigslist or ebay.

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I actually have “Slim in 6,” a six week program based primarily for women, and i’d imagine it’s a lot like p90 with less variation in workouts. I find it’s awesome to really get yourself in shape, IF you’ll use it. If you’re like me, you will never use it, even with all the best intentions. Wink

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I am getting in kind of late on this, but I am in week 5 of the P90X fitness program now. It really depends on your level of fitness before starting the program and the level of time committment you are willing to put into the program. Like other posters have mentioned, it is minimum one hour of workouts, but often more. The longest one is Yoga X, which is an hour and half. You also do it six days a week, which is pretty intense. If you are reasonably fit before starting, than this is the program for you – I have gotten great results already, and its only week 5. BUT, if you have not worked out in a long time, or are looking to lose weight, try P90 or another program prior to starting “the X”.

    One way to assess wether or not you are fit enough is to take the fitness test. Just type “P90X fitness test” into google and a free one should pop up. If you really struggle with the fitness test, I wouldn’t bother to invest in the DVDs and try something else instead.

    <cite>www.beachbody.com/text/products/programs/p90x/p90xFitTest.pdf</cite>

    Good luck finding a workout program to suit your needs!

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