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Anyone ever do (AND COMPLETE) Insanity or P90X?
FreeRepublic ^ | 5-19-2013 | Hacksaw

Posted on 05/19/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT by Hacksaw

I've almost completed the 1st week of Insanity. I understand that it is designed to be a rough workout, but I have a hard time keeping up with Shaun T. I was wondering if other have completed this and if they were happy with the results. A guy I work with does P90X and repeats it - he's done it 6 times so far. I definitely feel better after a week.


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Sports
KEYWORDS: insanity; p90x; vanity

1 posted on 05/19/2013 12:10:39 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Hacksaw

im completely insane hope that helps


2 posted on 05/19/2013 12:11:39 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Hacksaw

I have not but have considered it many times

please keep up posted!!!!!!


3 posted on 05/19/2013 12:14:06 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: bigheadfred
im completely insane hope that helps

lol

4 posted on 05/19/2013 12:14:12 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Hacksaw

Paul Ryan does P90X. It works.


5 posted on 05/19/2013 12:14:13 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama's Chechens are coming home...to roost.)
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To: Hacksaw

I hope you are taking video or photos- to document

I ALWAYS regret it when I end a project and I never took BEFORE photos


6 posted on 05/19/2013 12:15:01 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K
I have not but have considered it many times please keep up posted!!!!!!

I decided to do it because my exercise is almost all running, and this seemed to be a good program. I want to shave some time off of my marathons, and thought I would try something different. So far, so good. Only been a week though. It's supposed to get really rough the 2nd month.

On thing - there is a lot of jumping around, so if you have weak knees you will want to be careful with those parts - make sure you do all the stretches and know your limits.

7 posted on 05/19/2013 12:19:03 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Hacksaw

I wish I had the energy and want to go out and walk daily. Endocrine disease is slowly destroying me. I’m not yet 30 but I feel like I’m 90. My grandfather and I have the same complaints.

If I can get back on the exercise saddle before 40, I’m going to give P90X a try. That is, after I get back to the athletic ability I had when I was 15. It’s been downhill since that age.


8 posted on 05/19/2013 12:22:21 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears
If I can get back on the exercise saddle before 40, I’m going to give P90X a try. That is, after I get back to the athletic ability I had when I was 15. It’s been downhill since that age.

I'm older than you (Arnold Schwartzenegger Voice) "YOU CAN DO IT!"

9 posted on 05/19/2013 12:30:06 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: Hacksaw

The problem is it gets very repetitive. I have not seen one person keep up with it consistently for the long term.


10 posted on 05/19/2013 12:30:26 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: Hacksaw

As I understand it the insanity workout is more cardio based and the p90x is for muscle development.


11 posted on 05/19/2013 12:33:07 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do uwhen I have a fire.)
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To: Hacksaw

P90X works. I’ve completed it several times and am about do begin again. It’s very hard at first, but it does allow you to moderate exercises, especially until you get used to it. My only advice is to turn the sound down. Tony’s antics grate on you. And, the yoga video is one of the toughest!


12 posted on 05/19/2013 12:43:45 PM PDT by manic4organic (It was nice knowing you, America.)
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To: Hacksaw
I have am doing Power 90, the precursor to P90X. I like it and have good results on both weight loss and how I feel physically.

Stay with it; it may take a few weeks to build up to doing the whole thing but if you stick with it.

13 posted on 05/19/2013 12:54:23 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Hacksaw

I did P90x a few years ago. Kick Ass!!!

My doctor wants me to start doing strength excersises for my shoulder.

I start Monday and my intention is to drop 40 L bs by September 1st....this hear...LOL


14 posted on 05/19/2013 1:06:05 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: wastedyears

Try Power 90 first; it is not as intense.


15 posted on 05/19/2013 1:06:59 PM PDT by 5thGenTexan
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To: Hacksaw

Yep, did both and it got me back to the best shape of my life. Recommend insanity first then p90x with insanity mixed in3 days a week. Oh and you can eat all you want.


16 posted on 05/19/2013 1:07:30 PM PDT by ghannonf18
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To: Hacksaw

I have a couple of guys at work that started it, but couldn’t finish it.

Myself, No.
I’m in enough pain after I limp home from my job.


17 posted on 05/19/2013 1:09:32 PM PDT by RandallFlagg
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To: Hacksaw

18 posted on 05/19/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Hacksaw

I am midway through my third cycle of Insanity. A friend of mine had it, and gave it to me in frustration. Background: I am 6’1”, and when I started Insanity I weighed 179 lbs. I also smoked around 1/2 pack a day. I had never run more than 1 mile and a hlaf at a time, and that was 15 years ago in the Navy. I quit smoking when I started(I’m one of those idiots who just liked to smoke, not addicted) because the workouts hurt, and I wasn’t interested in hurting any more than necessary. I have lost a total of 12 lbs, and I have recently completed 2 5K races with 24 min times. I don’t have a sculpted body yet,(largely because I eat okay, but don’t follow the food plan)but the definition is getting there. Insanity is the best thing that I hate to do.


19 posted on 05/19/2013 1:13:23 PM PDT by SteelCurtain_SSN720 (If you pass the rabid child, say "hammer down" for me)
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To: Vendome
I start Monday and my intention is to drop 40 L bs by September 1st....this hear...LOL

Yeah, that's the other think - I an running the Chicago marathon this fall, and I want to drop 20 lbs before then. This seems to be a good way, and even if I don't drop the weight I'll still have a good program.

20 posted on 05/19/2013 1:14:40 PM PDT by Hacksaw
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To: SteelCurtain_SSN720

Also, it is folly to try to keep up with Shawn T. His whole program is based on “do what you can do”. As you build up muscle and cardio strength, you will do more, and still be exhausted. The workouts should really never get easier, because you are supposed to be pushing yourself each time. If you watch some of the people in his videos, they take breaks and can’t do all he is doing. That makes me feel good about what I can and can’t do.


21 posted on 05/19/2013 1:18:07 PM PDT by SteelCurtain_SSN720 (If you pass the rabid child, say "hammer down" for me)
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To: Hacksaw

It will make you a man of steel.

I bought it because when I was younger I never really cared to workout with weights much.

I was into Tae Kwon Do, Biking, hiking, competing on skates, mountain climbing, fishing and sometimes I had to hike to my favorite spots.

P90x replicates doing a variety of sports and your body never catches up.

Can’t wait.


22 posted on 05/19/2013 1:40:12 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: wastedyears; All

Here are some great inspirational videos - watch them in order. Check out how young Arthur looks in the last one as compared to the first one. Nothing short of a miracle!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=suTPns5cy_Q

http://www.muscleandfitness.com/features/other/how-arthur-boorman-changed-his-life-forever

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nbt_v_VS1c&feature=related


23 posted on 05/19/2013 1:42:20 PM PDT by credo 2
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To: Hacksaw

Paul Ryan is a P90 fan.. Guy next door to me plays that repetitive ‘thump thump thump thump’ DVD and I feel like strangling him.


24 posted on 05/19/2013 1:46:59 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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25 posted on 05/19/2013 2:01:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Have done many rounds and coached many others through it..it works if you do..but its something you have to be prepared to be focused and determined to do..it will challenge you.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 7:39:57 PM PDT by Dave225
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To: conservative98; Hacksaw

My wife started P90x over three years ago. She keeps repeating it while taking breaks in between. I think she has all of it memorized so the video is more for timing/pacing. I’m tired of hearing it. She didn’t like Insanity. It would have killed me and the impact would have destroyed what little is holding my joints together. She’s kind of looking for something else now.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 8:16:26 PM PDT by philled (If this creature is not stopped it could make its way to Novosibirsk!)
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To: Hacksaw

I’m rooting for you- this is like a 3 month program, isnt it?

Start a weekly thread and PING LIST!!


28 posted on 05/20/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: wastedyears

what kind of vitamins and natural herbs are you taking?

If you doctor is OK with it try these:

Tumeric AND pepper (best to take both, pepper is ordinary table pepper)

Magnesium AND omega 3 oils (take 1 mag and 4 capsules of Fish Oil)

Niacin
Potassium

a good general multi-vitaming

AND OREGANO! get a pizza and put a ton of oregano on one slice. It is an amazing anti-inflammatory, although I think cutting BREAD completely from your diet may help, in which case try pesto (olive oil and oregano) on salads.

a GLUTEN FREE diet (avoid all bread and flour) may help (a LOT)


29 posted on 05/20/2013 7:23:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

I have endocrine problems. Nothing I could do as far as adjusting my diet would change anything. Nor do I have the cash right now to start a vitamin and supplement regimen.

I’m mostly Italian, I’ll never cut things made with flour out of my diet. Pasta? I could eat that all day, every day.


30 posted on 05/20/2013 10:47:13 AM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: wastedyears
Yes, you could probably eat pasta every day- but it may be killing you

read up on Celiac Disease and this article it good:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/HEALTH/04/12/gluten.free.diet.improve/index.html

Good news- there are MANY gluten free pasta's out there and THANK GOD some are really very good (as in- can't tell the difference)

31 posted on 05/20/2013 1:16:58 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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