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P90X is for guys who want to take their fitness to the next level.
That would describe the opposite of just about every person I know that has considered using, or has used this program. The people buying these DVDs are not elite/experienced athletes looking for the newest fad to take them to the next level.
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That would describe the opposite of just about every person I know that has considered using, or has used this program. The people buying these DVDs are not elite/experienced athletes looking for the newest fad to take them to the next level.

I'm not talking about elite athletes here....anybody can buy anything they want, but I think people with a reasonable base level of fitness will get more out of P90X. Not a hard a fast rule of course... if it works, more power to them.

I don't think it is appropriate for someone who has not worked out for 9 years. Maybe after a couple of months of more basic training, OP will achieve a base level of fitness that he can then build on using P90X. But anyway, sounds like he has ordered it, so hopefully it will work out for him.
post #187 of 230
I was in a similar situation to the op except I hadn't really exercised in a much longer time (think 30 years). From experience when younger I knew an intense exercise program was not for me. I would come to dread the whole ordeal and give up. When I decided I wanted to do something I knew it had to be sustainable. I just decided to start doing basic body resistance exercises at home three times a week. Pushups, squats, sit ups, planks, leg lifts and various stretching exercises. After five months of spending 30 minutes a day three times a week I feel great. My strength has increased remarkably and I feel and look so much better. Now it is routine and I actually look forward to it. So, for me the key was to take it slowly and do what I could.
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I'm not talking about elite athletes here....anybody can buy anything they want, but I think people with a reasonable base level of fitness will get more out of P90X. Not a hard a fast rule of course... if it works, more power to them.

I don't think it is appropriate for someone who has not worked out for 9 years. Maybe after a couple of months of more basic training, OP will achieve a base level of fitness that he can then build on using P90X. But anyway, sounds like he has ordered it, so hopefully it will work out for him.

I agree on that. I think the main issue with P90X is its lack of sustainability. What do you do after you complete the program? I also think it's inferior to traditional programs. Now, if we're talking about what he can do in a NYC apartment, something like a DVD is better than nothing.
post #189 of 230
Join a boxing gym. It'll keep you motivated and get you super fit.
post #190 of 230
Not gonna read the whole thread...but since you asked for advice:

1) Join a gym. You need an iron will to work out effectively at home.

2) Get a baseline on heart rate/bodyfat etc. Also, if you really haven't worked out/trained/exercised...get a physical. Just make sure there's no warning signs that a simple test will uncover.

3) Try a Strike class (combo of aerobic/core/boxing, but always moving) or another multidiscipline class. 3x45 minutes a week will get you going. I also like Spinning classes but they get a little dull after a few months. I'd avoid weights for now. Once you get used to all that movement and build up your core a little bit you might want to try them. I've just about given up on weights as being a waste of my too-short time.

4)Diet is going to be tough b/c once you start working out like that you're going to be hungry as hell. Maybe just do baby steps, i.e. oatmeal for breakfast 3x a week, 1% milk in coffee instead of half and half...

good luck.
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starting out with a bang is a nice idea, but it's probably better to take it slow.

lose weight first by not eating junk food and eating a little bit less than you normally would. count calories for a couple weeks to get the feel of it, but don't do it much longer. when you've slimmed down a bit and hit a plateau, eat a little more to reach maintenance calories and start exercising one way or another. i wouldn't combine exercise with calorie restriction. ick.
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i wouldn't combine exercise with calorie restriction. ick.
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starting out with a bang is a nice idea, but it's probably better to take it slow.

lose weight first by not eating junk food and eating a little bit less than you normally would. count calories for a couple weeks to get the feel of it, but don't do it much longer. when you've slimmed down a bit and hit a plateau, eat a little more to reach maintenance calories and start exercising one way or another. i wouldn't combine exercise with calorie restriction. ick.

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starting out with a bang is a nice idea, but it's probably better to take it slow.

lose weight first by not eating junk food and eating a little bit less than you normally would. count calories for a couple weeks to get the feel of it, but don't do it much longer. when you've slimmed down a bit and hit a plateau, eat a little more to reach maintenance calories and start exercising one way or another. i wouldn't combine exercise with calorie restriction. ick.

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i wouldn't combine exercise with calorie restriction. ick.

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