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post #181 of 238
So, new dilemma:

I'm meeting my macros superbly over the last 1 1/2 weeks, but have an issue where I'm still not receiving "enough" calories. I'll average 200grams/protein (instead of the 165 I should be getting at most) and 130 or so carbs, but nowhere near 2200 calories. Does anyone have a healthy, late-night end-all meal that could fill in the gaps, without harassing my body with useless simple carbs while I sleep? I understand the science behind "no carbs after 7pm, before bed, etc", but other than eating another pound of chicken breast, I'm unsure of what I could be eating.

Should I look into meal replacement shakes? Downing 6 scoops of creatine before bed isn't exactly ideal, and 350g/protein/day would probably kill me before the 90 days are up.

Chris
post #182 of 238
Also, on a somewhat related note-

I'm thinking about adding more "oomph" to my daily workout, as I'm nowhere near as sore in week two as I was in week one. As cheesy as the concept is to me, has anyone had good results using "Hip Hop Abs" or recommendations on something that could be added to p90x on a once/twice/week basis? I'd like to keep the ideals of muscle confusion in check, without just doing cardio X or elliptical HIIT over and over.
post #183 of 238
Insanity Asylum is an absolute killer and even includes a program to mix directly with P90X. I couldn't cut it, I was throwing up just during the warmup.
post #184 of 238
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Insanity Asylum is an absolute killer and even includes a program to mix directly with P90X. I couldn't cut it, I was throwing up just during the warmup.

I reviewed some of the workouts and it's brutal. Shit, I can see people hurting themselves doing that workout. I'll start asylum next month. I've to finish insanity.
post #185 of 238
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I just did the cardio challenge from supreme 90 days. It's not a bad workout for $13.98. It's a wannabe P90X and Insanity. My legs are done from all the Insanity plyo jumping so I decided to try a different cardio routine. The supreme 90 cardio is a hit type cardio with 30 secs work and 30 secs rest for 30 minutes. It's as intense as you want to put into it however it's not as difficult as insanity.

http://www.target.com/p/Supreme-90-Day-Muscle-Building-System/-/A-13652016

do each primary workout twice.... they're only like 17-20 min
post #186 of 238
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Insanity Asylum is an absolute killer and even includes a program to mix directly with P90X. I couldn't cut it, I was throwing up just during the warmup.
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I reviewed some of the workouts and it's brutal. Shit, I can see people hurting themselves doing that workout. I'll start asylum next month. I've to finish insanity.

I haven't done insanity, but Ive been doing P90X in the morning and then Asylum twice a week in the evening. Its really not that bad; and take it from me, I'm overweight and can't even run a halfmile without wheezing and hacking. Its a kick in the ass but its not like I'm throwing up and dropping to my knees.
post #187 of 238
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Its a kick in the ass but its not like I'm throwing up and dropping to my knees.

Keep us all updated as to your progress. I just restarted P90X after finishing about a month ago. I've been doing isometrics and the Pavel exercises in it's place. Yesterday I did P90X Shoulders, Chest and Tris and I today I'm really sore. It's nice to once again be challenged by the exercises. And P90X2 is going to be shipping soon. Looks like you need a medicine ball for that one.
Edited by willpower - 9/11/11 at 7:42pm
post #188 of 238
Week two completed. Still finding difficulties stuffing myself with ~2200 calories per day, but I've sort of remedied the problem but adding even more olive oil to just about everything I cook. Noticing muscle gains/firmness just about everywhere, and my weight has stayed the same thus far (once you deduct 3lbs from creatine water retention). Week two was horribly relaxed in comparison to week one, and I'm working on pushing myself to failure on everything this week. No pauses during plyo, extra resistance on everything in general, less half-assing on the ab x v-ups.

average macros consist of the following per day:
230g/protein, 165g/carbs/65g fat

Sound decent to finish up phase 1, or should I up/lower something? 5' 9.5", 160lbs, 20y/o, semi-active lifestyle (with p90x taken out of the equation)
post #189 of 238

I just finished day 2 Plyometrics. I don't know if I am going to get out of bed tomorrow.

post #190 of 238
X2 ships in December, free shipping on pre-orders. The base set for $120 is the way to go, the additional pieces of equipment in the deluxe sets can be bought for somewhat less than the $110 additional price, although the free shipping with the pre-order evens it out.

$50 for 2 x 8lb Medicine Balls
$17 for 1 Foam Roller
$17 for 55cm stability ball

= $84
Edited by willpower - 9/11/11 at 10:05pm
post #191 of 238
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I just finished day 2 Plyometrics. I don't know if I am going to get out of bed tomorrow.


Oh man, I know that feeling. Earlier this week I did that, plus insanity aslyum, then went out and danced for a few hours. I couldn't walk for days! I highly suggest the P90X recovery drink, and some icyhot.
post #192 of 238
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Oh man, I know that feeling. Earlier this week I did that, plus insanity aslyum, then went out and danced for a few hours. I couldn't walk for days! I highly suggest the P90X recovery drink, and some icyhot.


 

I actually study natural health as a hobby. I formulated my own drink which is better than the p90x drink. The p90x recovery drink has a few things in It that I don't want to take

post #193 of 238
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Originally Posted by Erenoth View Post

Week two completed. Still finding difficulties stuffing myself with ~2200 calories per day, but I've sort of remedied the problem but adding even more olive oil to just about everything I cook. Noticing muscle gains/firmness just about everywhere, and my weight has stayed the same thus far (once you deduct 3lbs from creatine water retention). Week two was horribly relaxed in comparison to week one, and I'm working on pushing myself to failure on everything this week. No pauses during plyo, extra resistance on everything in general, less half-assing on the ab x v-ups.

average macros consist of the following per day:
230g/protein, 165g/carbs/65g fat

Sound decent to finish up phase 1, or should I up/lower something? 5' 9.5", 160lbs, 20y/o, semi-active lifestyle (with p90x taken out of the equation)

This is an honest question and not meant to be antagonistic -- How on earth are you consuming 230g of protein while having trouble reaching 2200 calories?

Are you consuming enough real food?
post #194 of 238
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i did p90x for 66 days straight
took a 4 day break in the middle for a trip to cabo mexico... but other than that i was pretty much on it 100% for 66 days
i stopped because i went on a 2 week trip and it threw everything off
i wish i had finished the 90 days to see how much further i could have gotten ... but alas

anyway
p90x is a well put together program
not the best thing out there but it's easy to follow and it's about an hour a day and you just have to follow the video
but... if you want to see your BODY CHANGE... you must change your diet

my "normal" body weight had been about 180-185 for many years
then i slowly ballooned up to 210lbs from terrible lifestyle, terrible diet, and lack of exercise
i did a month of running (2-3 miles a day, almost everyday) and reducing my food intake... dropped 15 pounds but hit a wall
then i started p90x
at first i didn't really change my diet ... but 10 days into it i decided why not go all the way and see how things turn out?
i did not follow the "p90x diet" ... i researched bodybuilding diet through various forums and ate very simple and easy to make things
lots of WHOLE eggs, lot of chicken and turkey breast, wheat bread, salad, almonds, cottage cheese, natural peanut butter, various fruits, etc.
and i drank water and milk almost exclusively ... definitely no soda... and stopped drinking alcohol (i love beer)
i did have "cheat meals" once or twice a week ... but i tried my best not to get too out of line

i think i was about 193-195lbs when i started p90x
so i was 31 years old, 6'1" and ~195lbs, and had been a lazy ass for many years. i was never athletic and never very active
in the beginning i was eating about 2500-2700 calories while doing the p90x workout 6 days a week and steadily lost 2-3 lbs per week
towards the end, when i was below 180 lbs, i aimed for 2200-2500 calories and continued to lose 2-3 lbs per week

the only supplement i was taking was whey protein powder (which is just a milk byproduct)... nothing else
i tried to get all my nutrients through actual whole foods

as you can see in the picture above, i lost about 2 inches off my waistline
lost my gut and manboobs
gained muscle definition
and got a tan as well (that's not part of the p90x program but it does help make the body look better)
of course i didn't turn into brad pitt or something like that but the transformation over 66 days of p90x is very noticeable

the lowest i got on the scale was 168lbs, a total weight loss of 40+ pounds over the course of 5 months
i was a little too skinny then... i eventually came back up to 175-180lbs, a weight i've maintained for the past year

there are no shortcuts
if you combine proper diet and some sort of exercise, you will get in better shape
don't focus on the weight on the scale, go by how you look and feel
p90x is a good package... but above all you must have the motivation and determination ... otherwise it will be like every other failed "diet" attempt
Edited by XKxRome0ox - 9/12/11 at 10:51pm
post #195 of 238
I bought P90X last year and while its a hell of a good workout, I just don't have the motivation to exercise on my own.

I ended up joining 24 Hour Fitness and have been attending BodyPump classes 3x a week for the past few months. It's getting me back into good shape and also includes the benefit of seeing a lot of really good looking women in the class with me, which keeps me motivated to look good.
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