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post #106 of 238
Not sure about the entire P90x as a whole, but youtube has a load of videos of people performing the ab ripper (often the most notorious segment of p90x). It is quite demanding, and while I'm sure that it almost certainly overloads your ab muscles and hip flexors, it is demanding and relatively fun. Give it a shot before investing, I would assume the rest of the workouts are similar in intensity.
post #107 of 238
Not sure about the entire P90x as a whole, but youtube has a load of videos of people performing the ab ripper (often the most notorious segment of p90x). It is quite demanding, and while I'm sure that it almost certainly overloads your ab muscles and hip flexors, it is demanding and relatively fun. Give it a shot before investing, I would assume the rest of the workouts are similar in intensity.
post #108 of 238
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Originally Posted by djlukin View Post
Not sure about the entire P90x as a whole, but youtube has a load of videos of people performing the ab ripper (often the most notorious segment of p90x). It is quite demanding, and while I'm sure that it almost certainly overloads your ab muscles and hip flexors, it is demanding and relatively fun. Give it a shot before investing, I would assume the rest of the workouts are similar in intensity.

I've never done p90x, but I've done ab ripper x before (super easy to download online) - it's difficult at first but pretty easy afterwards. The oblique v-ups are the only exercise I still find difficult. It definitely builds up your abs quickly though, especially if you combine it with cardio + diet.
post #109 of 238
Man, yesterday was rough. I had taken the day off so I went and did a few hour bike ride (only 60some km but it was the longest since starting p90x). Then I did week 5 of legs and back (plus ab ripper x) and then rode my bike out to a kind of far away motorcycle class.

I got a flat right in front of the motorcycle class building so I didn't ride home but boy were my legs feeling unstable.

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I've never done p90x, but I've done ab ripper x before (super easy to download online) - it's difficult at first but pretty easy afterwards. The oblique v-ups are the only exercise I still find difficult. It definitely builds up your abs quickly though, especially if you combine it with cardio + diet.

I am getting closer to being able to clear the program straight through (without adding extra difficulty with crossed legs/raised arms/etc) but I totally struggle with the v-ups. It isn't so much that I don't have the strength to do them but they just feel so awkward and it has taken me 5 weeks to even feel like I am really doing something.
post #110 of 238
I've been doing some Asylum workouts (lol, sort of - can't get through it without taking many breaks) in place of P90X and the exercises are so different that I'm invariably sore the next day. Probably a good thing.
post #111 of 238
I'll be starting this soon. I attempted it in January, but had to quit after ~5 weeks because I didn't have the time for it since I was in school at the time.

I've never been the athletic type. When left to my usual habits, I'm skinny-fat, 5'9, 145, no muscle definition + a belly. About 20% body fat. I hope to get into the 150's while trimming some fat.

I got great results from Phase 1 of the diet last time, so I'm back on that. The recipes and the point system in the book are flawed, so I use mydailyplate.com to plan and strictly follow the macronutrient ratios. It was very hard to start at first, but easier this time since I know what foods I can eat. Both times I've started Phase 1 of the diet before the workout program, and started noticing results immediately.

I've started to do some pullups here and there hoping to start the program being able to do a few more reps, since I felt that really held me back last time. I may just jump into the program on Monday, though.
post #112 of 238
I haven't jumped full in to P90X, although I have the entire disc collection. A friend gave me it because his dad had bought it and then given up. The only discs I've used was the Ab Ripper X as a supplement to my own gym routine, and then the Yoga DVD. I don't have any of the nutrition information that comes with it though, or the plan in and of itself - just the discs.

Holy cow, that yoga will kick your butt if you've never done anything like it before. If the rest of the program is anything like that, I can see how people are losing so much weight.
post #113 of 238
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Originally Posted by Saul Silver View Post
I've never done p90x, but I've done ab ripper x before (super easy to download online) - it's difficult at first but pretty easy afterwards. The oblique v-ups are the only exercise I still find difficult. It definitely builds up your abs quickly though, especially if you combine it with cardio + diet.

Yes the ab-ripper x is a tough one. It's only 17 minutes but they do burn the abs! P90X doesn't seem to have much of cardio, other than plyometrics, kenpo, etc.
post #114 of 238
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post
Holy cow, that yoga will kick your butt if you've never done anything like it before. If the rest of the program is anything like that, I can see how people are losing so much weight.
I'd been doing a yoga class that my office puts on once a week during lunch for a while before I started...and the first time through yoga X still kicked my ass. Subsequent times were better since you know when the strength part ends, but the first time through when you are doing warrior three to twisting half moon or whatever and you look at the timer and it still has 50 minutes left...I was getting ready to call it off until they stopped and were like "OK, lets do some balance work"
post #115 of 238
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I'd been doing a yoga class that my office puts on once a week during lunch for a while before I started...and the first time through yoga X still kicked my ass.

Subsequent times were better since you know when the strength part ends, but the first time through when you are doing warrior three to twisting half moon or whatever and you look at the timer and it still has 50 minutes left...I was getting ready to call it off until they stopped and were like "OK, lets do some balance work"

So, so true. You're there with your leg extended up behind you for what feels like eternity, and you just want to keel over. Then Tony takes enough time to stop flirting with that chick to his right to talk about balance postures. It's great.

And I can add too, having done it for a few months now, that I do see "increased performance in anything else athletic..." Soccer comes a lot more easily and smoothly.
post #116 of 238
If you want, there's the Fountain of Youth yoga workout in the One-On-One sessions that's half the time (40-45 mins). PM me if you want it and i can upload it, etc.
post #117 of 238
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Originally Posted by El Argentino View Post
And I can add too, having done it for a few months now, that I do see "increased performance in anything else athletic..." Soccer comes a lot more easily and smoothly.

Great to hear. I have been doing P90X but cheating in some areas, mainly cardio (plyometrics/kenpo/yoga). I have started another sequence this week and plan on doing everything as required. I play tennis and I'm hoping this will enhance my athleticism and ability to move around the court. One has to keep feet moving in tennis.
post #118 of 238
I walk/hike/bike for an hour every day, use resistance bands, push ups, crunches and I watch my diet. I can throw down 15 pull ups like nobodies biz. Probably have a better body than these P90X folks. Who wants to buy an exercise video of me doing all of the above? I'll give you a forum discount.
post #119 of 238
I'm definitely seeing more definition in my chest, arms, and shoulders areas. Now to avoid the chest shaving and Puka Shells.
post #120 of 238
Can anybody post or pm me the ab ripper x exercises? I'm on vacation and don't have the discs.
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