Skip to comments.P90X2: Taking workouts to the limit
Posted on 12/31/2011 7:26:54 PM PST by Altariel
To give you a sense of what youre up against if you attempt to make it through P90X2, the sequel to the phenomenally popular P90X fitness program, heres a sample exercise: the four medicine ball push-up. Yes, that means having a ball under each hand and foot. Its like doing push-ups during an earthquake, says Tony Horton, the 53-year-old former stand-up comedian who created the original program eight years ago.
That 90-day, 12-DVD regimen has sold 3.5 million copies, spawned an astounding number of before and after photos, persuaded politicians from both sides of the aisle to sweat it out together at the House gym and become shorthand for really hard workout.
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What exercise regimen(s) (Beachbody or no) will you use in 2012?
I just run long distance and lost 30 pounds last year. I know people that like it though.
I have Insanity. I haven’t used it because I can run 5 or 6 miles with no problem, but I couldn’t make it through the first 10 minutes of Insanity.
Ugh. I really need to bust out that set of DVDs & get moving. Moo.
It works. So does running. No iso in running though.
Someone told me I am not in good enough shape for P90X....that I should do the BeachBody first, then P90X.
I like Supreme 90 Day, same concept
I do 10-20 squat thrusts after my shower each morning. My doctor disparages this amount of exercise as useless, but my body tells me it does wonders. AFAICT, a lot of people my age ( 63 soon ) couldn’t even think about doing a squat thrust.
Exercise is like golf ( not surprising since almost everything is like golf, ) everybody talks a good game, but go out there and you’ll see the sad truth.
I know a guy who tried insanity. He lost about 15 pounds (he wasn’t really overweight though anyway) but experienced very little muscle-mass increase.
Do you mean Power90? P90x is shorthand for Power 90 eXtreme.
Beachbody is the company’s name.
The 90X program is a very good program, with a couple of caveats.
1. Depending on your own level of fitness, do not expect similar results anytime soon. These guys are fitness fanatics who have been exercising intensely all their lives. They are capable of getting good results with almost anything they do, because they are so used to the level of intensity.
2. Your weight loss will depend on how much you cut back in calories combined with your physical activity. What most qualified experts in the fitness field recommend is losing one pound a week. Do not believe anybody who says that you can lose 5 pounds a week. It may be possible to do that, but for most people, the amount of calories would have to cut out combines with the amount of exercise you’d have to do would be simply punishment. On shows like the Biggest Loser, they use experts that can watch and measure everything. The average person doesn’t, so if you’re losing a pound a week, you’re doing well.
Keep in mind, you are trying to create a lifestyle, not just simply lose weight or become fitter. If you do not learn how to create that lifestyle, you will probably eventually quit this. If you do create a healthy lifestyle for yourself, you will attain and maintain your goals.
Thank you for your response. Do you have P90x2? Or do you just have the original P90x program?
I’ve done P90X and it was awesome. Just got P90X2 and am starting it Tuesday.
You can still do 90X.
It will just take a while for you to build up to the point where you can do a similar intensity.
Don’t expect to work where they are at. Work where you’re at and work into higher intensities as you’re able.
If the host can do 90 pushups in a minute and you can only do 5, do that five and work in to 6, then 7, then 8, and so on.
I do other things, but I’m familiar with the concepts it teaches.
I’d be interested in hearing how it goes for you.
Losing my 30 pounds last year ny running about 30 miles per week anf several half marathons, I have been eating like an animal. I am not convinced eating matters all that much in the larger puzzle.
p90x + motivation works.
Correct....P90...the original. They used to call it "Beachbody". I have both DVDs from a cousin.
I train bodybuilders and power lifters, so I have no use for it...
Your eating habits don’t matter too much, beyond that you’re eating as healthy as reasonable.
But weight gain and weight loss do depend on how many calories you’re taking in as compared to you basal metabolic rate and activity level.
If you take in 3500 calories less than you burn, you will lose 1 pound. If you consume 3500 calories more than you burn, you will gain one pound.
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