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What Is p90x?

I saw a team about this on peertrainer- just curious what this really is. Has anyone done it-- i know they are on tv, is this a good product?

thx


Thu. Feb 5, 10:30am

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I know it's a workout regimen...I was SO tempted to buy it when I saw an infomercial on it. I love the look of all the exercises. I'd love to hear from those who have purchased it. I'm curious what their nutrition program is like.

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 10:38 AM

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I'd also love to know more about it. I've watched the informercials on TV and I have been working out like a fiend for the past six months. Although I have reached and surpassed my goals, I want to be ripped and that product claims to do that in 3 months. If anyone has used it chime in. I want to know if it is worth my effort and money.

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 11:20 AM

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I have P90x and I love it, that being said there are a few things that you should know before you go out and spend the money (and it is expensive).
1. You need to already be a good shape to start there is a fitness test in the book that you get to make sure that you are even ready to start. (yes its that hard)
2. You will need weights or bands and keep in mind that the stronger you get the more you will need, a chinup bar, a yoga mat and yoga blocks if you aren't good at yoga
3. You will need to be able to work out 7 days a week some days more than an hour.
4. You will need plenty of space
5. You will need lots of motivation (it is as hardcore as it looks)
If these things sound doable to you than by all means try P90x because its awesome and you will see results and feel so much stronger.

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 11:37 AM

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11:37 - thanks for that info!! It makes sense that you've got to be committed and work your a$$ off to get those kinds of results! Any input on the nutrition part?

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 11:40 AM

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11:37 - how long have you been doing it and are you getting the results? I am the 11:20 poster and I am in the best shape of my life but I know I can get even better. This looks the the product that can do it for me.

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 11:46 AM

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Does p90x work?

Try the "pre test" available from the website to see if this is right for you.

It's not for beginners.

Link

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 12:14 PM

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The 11:37 poster outlined the P90X program very well!

I've done it myself but had trouble sticking to the outlined regimen - I supplement my original routine with P90X work outs every once in a while, when I have the time and space available!

Like 11:37 said - you already have to be in good shape, and they are very time-consuming workouts that require a lot of space and extra equipment, like a mat, weights, bands, chin-up bar, yoga blocks, etc. But if you want to be hardcore, P90X is a pretty awesome program. Even though I don't use them everyday I would definitely recommend P90X if you're motivated! :)

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 1:28 PM

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This is a complete exercise and nutrition program designed to get you in shape and lose weight. In order to do so however, you have to follow a very, very regimented program. I got the dvd’s to supplement my exercise program and while I am in pretty good shape, some of them are pretty tough. If you can’t pass the fitness test, I would not bother spending your money since you will quickly give up on them. As for the money, you can find these a lot cheaper on places like craigslist etc. . . The DVDs were made a few years ago and are hard, but doable. Also, you can just pause or rest during them if you need to. The nutrition program is fine if you know little about it, but its pretty basic. It does however tell you what to eat if you want to lose weight. . . veg, fruit, chick, salmon, duh. . . it does lay it out for you so like I said its good if you are new to this game. If you follow the program, you create a pretty hefty calorie deficit while working out probably a lot more than you are used to . . if you are stressed or busy, this may or may not be and additional burden in your life.

Net, I spent $50.00 on the tapes and use them in my workout and love them. . I chucked the rest.


Thursday, February 05, 2009, 1:41 PM

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ps to the above i trying to get hardcore group going

Jock, Jockette or an anthlete. . .join me if you like to workout...

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 1:44 PM

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p90x

i am currently in the second month of p90x. the first month i lost 19 lbs. checkout beachbody.com for more info. i assure you this video workout is great for those who want to achieve overall fitness and durability.
there are 3 workout plans to follow, they all consist of 90 days. obviously changing my diet has also helped me drop 19lbs.
some things you may need depending on your goals. some dumbells or resistance bands.
pull up bar
yoga mat and yoga block ( recommend yoga block for those who are not flexible yet)
heart rate monitor ( to see if you are working as hard as you should be, when purchasing i highly recommend doing research on the product first.

Thursday, February 05, 2009, 8:14 PM

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