Skip to comments.Is anyone on FR doing P90X?
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.
No. But, I am doing a three fingers of scotch with a splash of water. Does that count?
Have you completed the 90 days?
My son, already a reasonably well-rounded athlete, has been with it for a few weeks and believes it is producing results.
No, but I’m looking for a good program. (Also looking for motivation to start running again. :))
Would you recommend it?
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! ;)
I’m starting Week 7. You?
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.
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.
I still hate Plyo :(
In the middle of Plyo do you ever want to give up?
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 ;)
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...)
I am, have been for 4 months (though not as religiously as i would like). Wonderful program.
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.
Don’t you feel a lot better? I certainly do.
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.
Sorry, I thought that that was some kind of Ruger...
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.
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...
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.
Yep. Just started. So far, it’s a great workout.
OK - This sounds good. Thanks!
You are welcome.
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.
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?
Full Disclosure: I know a 5th degree black belt in American Kenpo, who got his black belt directly from Ed Parker.
It is KeNpo!....nevermind! ;) shows how much i know :(
Are your friends making good progress?
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.
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.
Did plyo yesterday morning...don’t follow it religiously but i use some of the cardio sections still.
I took Kenpo OR Kempo (either way is ok) 30 years ago and would love to be able to get back into it.
I started it the last week of February and have lost 12 pounds. My jeans are falling off of me.
So you are into your recovery week...core synergistic was pretty tough in my opinion.
Are you still doing P90x? What are your thoughts on the program?
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.
I love mine. Didn’t know there was an “X’ model yet.
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