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post #16 of 240
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Originally Posted by mcnealy View Post
I did it for about 2 and a half months before going off and making my own. It's an awesome program, I just wanted to listen to my own music when I workout! Anyway, here's what I look like as of three days ago:
What's with the haircut?
post #17 of 240
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Originally Posted by willpower View Post
What's with the haircut?

lol, you douchebag.

It actually isn't that bad when I throw some Fiber in it. Those sides, though... I need about 6 more days of growth
post #18 of 240
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Originally Posted by gort View Post
I think insanity is far better than P90X. I prefer just going to the gym and lifting for the type of results P90X advertises.

I agree. When i want to lift weights, I lift weights. When I want to do cardio until my shirt is soaked and I'm gasping for air, I do Insanity. Sometimes I do both.

With either one, it's all about consistency and getting over that initial hump of " this is hard, do not want"
post #19 of 240
What about regular P90 (no x)?
post #20 of 240
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
What about regular P90 (no x)?

I think the regular one is mostly an easier version of the X version. It's really not too much of a time commitment at an hour a day 6 days a week considering the workouts are done at home. No need to drive to/from the gym. You can also modify everything to your needs and don't feel like you have to keep up with the people on the videos. I can't do nearly as many pullups as they're doing and can't even do a few of the yoga positions. I'm only in the second week but really like the program. I finished plyometrics this morning and it was a great way to start the day.
post #21 of 240
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
What about regular P90 (no x)?

P90 is easier, not as slickly presented, not bad, though. P90X has been the one where people seem to be really amazed with their results. That's been the key to their wild sales success - results are quick and impressive, especially if one was a flabby guy at the beginning of the program. There's also a Post P90X "One on One" video series with Tony Horton where he takes you through various exercises that require a lot of fitness to begin with - lot's on medicine balls and Swiss balance balls.
post #22 of 240
I bought P90X, and it was WAY too crazy for me. I thought I could do a "less intense" version, but it killed me. I had never worked out before, though.

I then bought regular P90, and it is much more manageable. I have definitely lost weight, and I'm just 30 days in (I'm 25 yrs old, 6ft, 162 lbs down from 180lbs.) I think that the most effective workout is one that you will stick with. And I think there are ways to make P90 more intense if you really bust your ass while you are doing it. P90X was very discouraging to me. I tried it on and off for months before deciding I couldn't do it. I plan on attempting it again after a couple of rounds of P90.
post #23 of 240
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
How does a working person have that amount of time?

I don't know, i work 40-50 hrs a week and I manage just fine with it. I don't have kids though, so that helps!

FWIW, i was quite a bit out of shape when i started, and it is still doable. Just follow the "modified" moves in the DVD for the first few weeks.
post #24 of 240
I work around 60-70 hours a week and I started p90x with the assumption that, at some point, I would have to fall off the wagon because of scheduling. Somehow though, I completed the full 90 days without missing a workout. In a way, I really just wanted to see what I would look like if I followed the routine all the way through and the only way I could make it happen was by waking up at 5:30am every morning. Anyway, I liked the workouts and saw good results. I've lifted for years but I'm a "hardgainer". I went into the whole thing wanting to try something new but (as always) I also wanted to put on some muscle. I started the program at a very lean 6ft 167lb. Finished the program at a lean 178lb. I ate a lot but very clean throughout the program and it really helped me put on muscle while still having energy to do the workout the following day.
post #25 of 240
Ugh, soreness, but it's so satisfying when you notice a muscle start showing - one you never knew you had .
post #26 of 240
I did the program, dropped about 10 pounds in 90 days. It is difficult and time-consuming. But that's why it works. The only thing I cheated on was the plios. I play soccer 3-4X per week, and my legs just couldn't recover. Then again I am probably not as young as the typical P90X user.
post #27 of 240
I have a fear that dancing in front of the TV will turn me ghey.
post #28 of 240
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I have a fear that dancing in front of the TV will turn me ghey.
Too late... Bada Binggggggg!!!!! Besides, it avoids having to see naked guys walking around the locker room. The towel snapping part is completely removed from the equation.
post #29 of 240
I dont have a door that supports the pullup bar God damn....
post #30 of 240
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Originally Posted by Dashaansafin View Post
I dont have a door that supports the pullup bar God damn....

I've got one of these because I had the same problem:

http://trapezerigging.com/FreeStandi...ablePullupBar/

It's not as good as a rock solid pull up bar at a gym or anything, but it works pretty well.

You could also get some bands to do pulldowns to replace the pull ups.
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