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Is anyone on FR doing P90X?
4/20/09 | self

Posted on 04/20/2009 9:36:48 PM PDT by chasio649

I am curious if any freepers are doing the P90X fitness program....i have to say that it is an excellent system...chime in if you like....would be interested in your experience or maybe questions.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: exercise; fitness; p90x

1 posted on 04/20/2009 9:36:48 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

No. But, I am doing a three fingers of scotch with a splash of water. Does that count?


2 posted on 04/20/2009 9:38:48 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: chasio649

I am.


3 posted on 04/20/2009 9:39:12 PM PDT by exist
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To: exist

Have you completed the 90 days?


4 posted on 04/20/2009 9:42:39 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

My son, already a reasonably well-rounded athlete, has been with it for a few weeks and believes it is producing results.


5 posted on 04/20/2009 9:43:59 PM PDT by frog in a pot (Socialism is inconsistent with the Constitution and is one of the "domestic enemies".)
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To: chasio649

No, but I’m looking for a good program. (Also looking for motivation to start running again. :))
Would you recommend it?


6 posted on 04/20/2009 9:45:11 PM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: frog in a pot

Good...i have been on it 6 weeks....i’m 43 and it has kicked my butt...glad i learned about yoga...everyone over 40 should do that...it’s not for sissies! ;)


7 posted on 04/20/2009 9:46:13 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

I’m starting Week 7. You?


8 posted on 04/20/2009 9:46:45 PM PDT by exist
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To: chasio649
4.5 Hours / wk.
in Martial Arts (Ninjustsu)
9 posted on 04/20/2009 9:47:18 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (just b/c you're paranoid, doesn't mean "they" aren't out to get you.. :^)
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To: ElayneJ

Would you recommend it?


If you are in relatively decent shape, you can jump in and make great gains in overall fitness...i was a little too porky to start so i took it easy the 1st couple of weeks cause i didn’t want to kill myself...i have lost 9 pounds so far and have definitely added muscle and flexibility....my cardio has vastly improved...i think it’s great stuff.


10 posted on 04/20/2009 9:49:06 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: exist

Wk 6


11 posted on 04/20/2009 9:49:31 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: Big_Monkey

I started the program, but quit because I kept spilling my beer.


12 posted on 04/20/2009 9:49:58 PM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
"I started the program, but quit because I kept spilling my beer.

Me too. But, then I found a use for my daughters' old sippie cups.

13 posted on 04/20/2009 9:51:38 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: exist

I still hate Plyo :(


14 posted on 04/20/2009 9:52:03 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

In the middle of Plyo do you ever want to give up?


15 posted on 04/20/2009 9:57:33 PM PDT by exist
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To: exist

The stuff after the 2nd water break kills me...flop sweat a flyin’! It is the mother of all the other workouts....but it looks so easy when you just watch ;)


16 posted on 04/20/2009 10:00:37 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: Big_Monkey
I just Googled the website and threw up. I'll try to recover in my Lazy Boy with some chips and hot sauce.
17 posted on 04/20/2009 10:02:30 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: chasio649

I’ve been thinking about picking it up, but for sloths like my wife and me I’m afraid it will be too hard core. Problem though is other exercise videos I don’t think cut it (yay more yoga /sarc.../snore...)


18 posted on 04/20/2009 10:04:08 PM PDT by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: chasio649

I am, have been for 4 months (though not as religiously as i would like). Wonderful program.


19 posted on 04/20/2009 10:07:14 PM PDT by wolfman
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To: Domandred

They have the regular P90 series....i should have started with that...but i kind of eased myself into the X series...it’s not for the timid for sure....don’t knock Yoga....it may be boring for 20 year olds but if you are over 40, it’s a butt kicker.


20 posted on 04/20/2009 10:10:22 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: wolfman

Don’t you feel a lot better? I certainly do.


21 posted on 04/20/2009 10:11:11 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

Got into P90X, after being a runner for 10 years. This program fit me like a glove, it has added strength, endurance, flexibilty and energy to everything I do. It is well designed and balanced. Most importantly, it conditions me to prevent injury, and being 45 this is the critical thing. It has far surpassed my expectations. It is not easy by any means, and takes discipline and some sacrifice, but the benefits far outweigh these. It should be said that one should not do this program, unless their doctor approves it, as it is somewhat advanced.


22 posted on 04/20/2009 10:19:59 PM PDT by wolfman
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To: chasio649

Sorry, I thought that that was some kind of Ruger...


23 posted on 04/20/2009 10:22:22 PM PDT by matthew fuller (BHO- The new Jim Jones. USA- The new Jonestown.)
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To: wolfman

It should be said that one should not do this program, unless their doctor approves it, as it is somewhat advanced.


Yes...i would agree with that....i lifted wieghts for many years but i was never fully fit...just bulky...i will also add that it has helped me with bouts of depression...being fit generally does...thanks for adding to this thread...good post.

Going on a hike in the mountains next week...can’t wait to see how i do with my cardio on the uphills...it certainly will make it more enjoyable not gassing out near the top.


24 posted on 04/20/2009 10:25:51 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

Thanks for posting this.

I had never heard of it before now, but it looks like it might be something I would like to check out next winter.

I need something to stay in shape during the cold months here in Colorado Springs and this looks like it might be the ticket.

This winter I did weights and stationary bike in a sort of modified “Body for Life” approach but this looks like it might be better. From the reviews on Amazon it looks like everyone LOVES IT...

Thanks again!


25 posted on 04/20/2009 10:55:33 PM PDT by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (To those who believe the world was safer with Saddam, get treatment for that!)
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To: ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton

It’s a great program, imo....you only need hand wieghts or resistance bands and a pull up bar...i’m firmly convinced you can get in awesome shape at home...tuff work outs for sure....who needs a gym? I don’t have time to go to a gym.


26 posted on 04/20/2009 11:01:43 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

Yep. Just started. So far, it’s a great workout.


27 posted on 04/21/2009 3:47:29 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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To: chasio649
Self-ping, I'll reply tonight.

Cheers!

28 posted on 04/21/2009 4:42:12 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: chasio649

OK - This sounds good. Thanks!


29 posted on 04/21/2009 6:59:10 AM PDT by ElayneJ
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To: ElayneJ

You are welcome.


30 posted on 04/21/2009 3:31:37 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649
My wife and I did it for awhile last year -- then I injured my ankle falling off of a stepladder, and my wife got a new job which ate her alive.

It is without a doubt the BEST exercise program I have ever participated in.

But don't sign up for the online help -- they'll bill you for it ad infinitum; and IIRC, they tried to double-bill us for some of the equipment.

One other point -- you can get away with fewer calories than they recommend: by my body weight I was slated for around 3000 calories a day -- I would have been better with 2600 or so.

Cheers!

31 posted on 04/21/2009 5:00:10 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

I peruse the forums at beach body to keep me motivated...some good stories on there and a wealth of info...never signed up or anything...thanks for the warning....i really wish i had a complete program like this 20 years ago...this is one program that i have not had trouble sticking to...i feel guilty as all get-out if i miss a workout.....hope others on FR respond...this could be the database for conservative X’ers ;)

I don’t do the Kenpo...i just do cardio x on those days...should i really do kenpo?


32 posted on 04/21/2009 5:06:00 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

duh KeMpo!


33 posted on 04/21/2009 5:10:09 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649
Kenpo is great, but the only one who's any good at it is that black marine in the back.

Full Disclosure: I know a 5th degree black belt in American Kenpo, who got his black belt directly from Ed Parker.

Cheers!

34 posted on 04/21/2009 8:13:28 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

It is KeNpo!....nevermind! ;) shows how much i know :(


35 posted on 04/21/2009 8:30:38 PM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

BUMP


36 posted on 05/24/2009 8:31:29 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649
I have two friends who are using that program.

I lost a lot of weight using a combination of several other methods.
37 posted on 05/24/2009 8:34:50 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: Big_Monkey
No. But, I am doing a three fingers of scotch with a splash of water. Does that count?

I would like to sign up for your program.
38 posted on 05/24/2009 8:35:31 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: mysterio

Are your friends making good progress?


39 posted on 05/24/2009 8:43:52 AM PDT by chasio649
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To: chasio649

So far, yes. They are both about a week in. One has already lost most of the weight before starting the program and is doing it to get toned. The other is is trying to get back in shape and lose weight. Both have said good things about the program.


40 posted on 05/24/2009 8:46:39 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: chasio649

I just stated P90X last week. Found this old conversation from last year. Are you still doing it? How as your original 90 day program results? I am four days in and FEELING IT. Looking forward to getting through the first week and seeing how my performance improves.


41 posted on 04/04/2010 8:44:28 PM PDT by ilgipper
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Did plyo yesterday morning...don’t follow it religiously but i use some of the cardio sections still.


42 posted on 04/06/2010 3:07:44 AM PDT by chasio649 (37-21)
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To: chasio649
Haha...Thanks for the laugh...

I took Kenpo OR Kempo (either way is ok) 30 years ago and would love to be able to get back into it.

43 posted on 04/06/2010 3:16:49 AM PDT by Post5203 (Let's make election 2010 EJECTION 2010. Time for a complete do-over.)
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To: ilgipper

I started it the last week of February and have lost 12 pounds. My jeans are falling off of me.


44 posted on 04/06/2010 3:24:08 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Skooz

So you are into your recovery week...core synergistic was pretty tough in my opinion.


45 posted on 04/06/2010 1:07:29 PM PDT by chasio649 (37-21)
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To: chasio649

Are you still doing P90x? What are your thoughts on the program?


46 posted on 03/20/2011 10:41:41 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Immerito

I still do some of the program dvd’s...it’s not something you can continue at the hard pace it goes(i’m not getting any younger)...at least not me..i work many hours a week but it did get me in shape and i dropped about 25 pounds...i highly recommend it still.


47 posted on 03/27/2011 10:46:37 AM PDT by chasio649 (Paybacks are a Behar)
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I love mine. Didn’t know there was an “X’ model yet.

http://arsmechanica.com/still/watermarked-hi/p90beautyA.jpg


48 posted on 03/27/2011 10:50:21 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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