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omaha.com ^ | 01.11.10

Posted on 01/14/2010 7:26:04 PM PST by Perdogg

You might catch one late at night as you devour that leftover moo shu pork with a beer, watching TV in your underwear.

The P90X infomercial.

It's a guilt-inducing display in which a smiling 50-year-old man and several young cohorts, all rippling muscles and enthusiasm, knock out a couple of choice moves from what appears to be a scary-hard workout. That's followed by “regular” people vouching for the effectiveness of the workout, showing off their own pale, moo shu-ravaged bodies in pictures labeled “before,” and their newly rippling abs and rocky arms under “after.”

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: exercise; fitness; p90x
NB: I am not promoting any diet or workout plan. You are an adult if you want to get into shape it is your business. The point was to discuss workout plans.
1 posted on 01/14/2010 7:26:07 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Bender2; GOP_Raider; RichInOC; Biggirl; SilvieWaldorfMD

ping


2 posted on 01/14/2010 7:28:00 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Perdogg

There’s a few guys at work doing this thing. They get kind of obsessed over it, though.


3 posted on 01/14/2010 7:30:13 PM PST by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: RandallFlagg

I go to the gym six days a week.


4 posted on 01/14/2010 7:33:42 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: Perdogg

I thought it was a new gun thread....Now I’m suffering a huge let down.


5 posted on 01/14/2010 7:35:44 PM PST by Cold Heat
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To: Perdogg

I’m on the Hollywood cookie diet myself.


6 posted on 01/14/2010 7:38:23 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Perdogg

I was considering getting this. I sure would like some testimonials. I’m willing to give 100% on getting in shape. I already walk and jog, but feel like I need to do “more.”


7 posted on 01/14/2010 7:39:06 PM PST by swatbuznik
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To: Perdogg

I prefer Kettlebells. I engage all major muscle groups and maintain a strong core. My weight is stable, heart rate and blood pressure are great and strength is in the upper 20 percentile for 25 year olds. I passed my 25th birthdate many years ago..


8 posted on 01/14/2010 7:43:25 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: swatbuznik

I did it last year about this time. it is a good series of workouts. I still follow the routines, just not 6 days a week and not as hard. It is a pretty big time committment. But definately worht it. After 90 days you are probably prouder that you did it for that long than you are over your improved physique.


9 posted on 01/14/2010 7:45:43 PM PST by statered ("And you know what I mean.")
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To: Perdogg; SpinnerWebb
I am not promoting any diet or workout plan. You are an adult if you want to get into shape it is your business. The point was to discuss workout plans.

As noted in another thread ... there are risks involved.

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10 posted on 01/14/2010 7:45:59 PM PST by tx_eggman (Obama has "Czars" because men with more integrity than he has still use the titles "Don" and "Capo")
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To: swatbuznik
DragonDoor.com/RussianKettlebells

Check it out..

11 posted on 01/14/2010 7:46:51 PM PST by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Perdogg

I’ve been doing it for a week on a low carb diet. I’ve dropped 5 lbs. so far and my arm muscles are a lot stronger. The exercises alone don’t seem that stressful, but at the 40 minute mark, you’re praying for a break.


12 posted on 01/14/2010 7:50:58 PM PST by struggle ((The struggle continues))
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To: Perdogg

Why can’t people just live happy, while getting older, heavier, uglier, and eventually die?(it’s GOING to happen)

I find the near obsession with ‘working out’ and physical fitness to be just silly in most cases. I can understand it with those that have health problems due to out of control weight gain or other health issues, but other than that, I just don’t see the point in it.

I’m in my early 30s, and weigh the same as I did when I graduated from high school. I’ve NEVER given a thought to what I eat, and haven’t worked out the first time. On the other hand, I know a guy that worked out since high school, had a good diet, and he got fat anyway after his mid-20s. Of course, both cases are just anecdotal, but I really wonder how much difference “physical fitness” makes. Could it be that our body is gonna do what it’s gonna do?

Having said all of that, the old cliche still applies....Eat right, stay fit, and die anyway....


13 posted on 01/14/2010 7:54:24 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

I have to workout or I will get fat. I have diabetes running in my family.


14 posted on 01/14/2010 7:59:37 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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To: KoRn

“I’m in my early 30s, and weigh the same as I did when I graduated from high school. I’ve NEVER given a thought to what I eat, and haven’t worked out the first time.”

As you point out later in your post, a lot of the credit can go to your ancestors, but you, sir, are a braggart :)


15 posted on 01/14/2010 7:59:42 PM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: swatbuznik
I was considering getting this. I sure would like some testimonials. I’m willing to give 100% on getting in shape. I already walk and jog, but feel like I need to do “more.”

Go for it!! I started it last year and I love it! Unfortunately, I have yet to complete a 90 day cycle. I got to 60 and my family started getting sick. It passed around us for a month. So ... I started over. I was amazed at the difference the 2nd time around. I was doing well over twice the pullups, pushups, weight, etc. My energy level is through the roof. Then the holidays hit.

3rd time's a charm, right? I start up again next week and I can't wait!! Energy level is still up there so that's good.

But don't look at this is a size building program. Yeah, you can tweak and customize it, but it's mainly geared toward just getting in top physical shape ... losing the fat and building up strength ... not bulk.

16 posted on 01/14/2010 8:04:41 PM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Perdogg
"I have to workout or I will get fat. I have diabetes running in my family."

I can totally understand working out in the case of folks having health issues going on. What I don't get are the 'healthy' people that obsess and with this stuff.

17 posted on 01/14/2010 8:21:22 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: KoRn

That Metabolism hasn’t caught up with you yet. Some people may suffer problems and pain that keep them from working out, as well. Diabetes is a biggie. Our high-fat, high-carb sedentary lifestyles don’t help and over time can cause health issues.

Everyone’s body chemistry is different. You are an exception to the general rule of thumb.

As for myself, I’ve gained 42 pounds in about a year because I haven’t been active due to chronic abdominal pain and nausea. Not long ago, I was like you. Skinny. I’ve never been ‘fat’ in my entire life until now.

The abdominal pain has finally been determined to be my gallbladder. The gallbladder was also causing Pancreatitis which is also very painful.

I go for surgery Tuesday. I’m 38 years old. My goal after surgery is to get skinny once again. Now I will finally have my energy back.


18 posted on 01/14/2010 8:36:28 PM PST by lmr (God punishes Conservatives by making them argue with fools.)
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To: swatbuznik; Perdogg
I cannot recommend P90X highly enough.

I went through it two years ago and despite eating 3,000 calories a day, I *still* lost 4% bodyfat.

Just two things:

1) It is NOT for weenies. You will end up feeling aches in muscles you didn't even know the human body had. The "AbRipperX" in particular is great. As the lead guy on the tapes, Tony Horton says, "Ab Ripper X. I hate it...but I love it."

2) Expect a large time commitment, the more so if you try to stick to the diet plan, which matches carbs, fat, and protein and varies them during the 12 weeks of the workout. You will spend an hour a day working out 5x/week, with day 6 an hour and a half (yoga) and day 7 optional for stretching/rest.

You might want to play with it the first week or so, to get the equipment (dumbbells and chin-up bar and/or elastic bands if you can't do chin-ups) and figure out what level it takes to push yourself.

When I get over my current bout of H1N1/Martian Death Flu/hacking cough, I'm probably going to start it up again. Need to get in shape for bicycling season.

Cheers!

PS -- Do NOT sign up for the "live chat" feature unless you are prepared to risk repeating charges, as they tried bill my credit card EVERY month and didn't quit, even after I called and tell them to. I finally had to call American Express and tell them I hadn't authorized the charge to make it go away. Your mileage may vary.

19 posted on 01/14/2010 10:25:03 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.http://home.tia)
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To: lmr

I hope everything goes well for ya!


20 posted on 01/14/2010 10:49:56 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: The Antiyuppie

Same thing here. 34, weight the same as at 18, eat ravenously, never work out, though most assume I do. A lot of this stuff is genetic, not diet or exercise.


21 posted on 01/15/2010 6:33:17 AM PST by CanadianLibertarian
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To: Perdogg

I bought the DVDs and equipment in August but haven’t gotten around to starting the program yet. I hung the pull up bar over my den door and it ripped right through the sheetrock, so I need to drill it into a stud then I’ll be good to go.

I’m meeting with my doctor for a checkup next week and will ask him if he thinks I could do it (I have no doubts that I can, just being cautious).

A few years ago I did the Body for Life workout and it was excellent. The only problem is that now I don’t have room to set up my weights and P90X requires less room than Body for Life.

I don’t have a lot of time right now, due to a lot of overtime at work, but am looking forward to finally giving this thing a try.


22 posted on 01/15/2010 6:43:59 AM PST 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: KoRn
Why can’t people just live happy, while getting older, heavier, uglier, and eventually die?(it’s GOING to happen)

I am 40 maintain a healthy diet and work out 4 days a week. I have a ton of energy to...play with my kids, look attractive for the wife...the demands of my job. The list is endless.

23 posted on 01/15/2010 7:29:48 AM PST by GUNGAGALUNGA (Democratus Suckus Teatus is the Latin root for Democrat and it means to tax)
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To: Perdogg

Any Freepers still doing the P90X exercise regimen?


24 posted on 02/05/2011 7:07:02 PM PST by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Perdogg
P90X

I was hoping it was a new variant.


25 posted on 02/05/2011 7:19:07 PM PST by Rebelbase
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