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post #196 of 240
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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 #197 of 240
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.
post #198 of 240

I am on day 3 now. I am still so sore from the previous days exercises that I am not sure if I will be able to do it today. I applied electrical stimulation to my sore muscles and it helped a little. In an hour I am off to do my day 3 work out.

 

*Update*

 

I just finished the day 3 work out. The program for this day was not as hard as I thought it would be. I'm very pleased with how well the work outs are put together. They made it so that you are not using the same muscles over again so you can continue with the program without any problems.

 

The hardest thing for me now it seems is Ab ripper X. I have a genetic condition that does not allow me to be very flexible so I can't sit up at a 90 degree angle or lift my legs much which makes this very difficult for me.


Edited by Reinhard00 - 9/12/11 at 9:03pm
post #199 of 240
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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


I ended up getting it with the dvds, I should have probably looked into it more haha. Fill me in on those things though, Im interested.
post #200 of 240
Started Insanity this week. Really haven't been to motivated to run lately and decided that I needed to switch it up. I consider myself to be pretty well in shape as far as my cardio goes. I run about 30 miles a week without many issues. Insanity is really pushing my limits, I haven't had this much sweat come off my body during a workout in years it seems. My legs are pretty sore but the warm up is great for loosening up. Think I am going to do p90x when I get done with this since I have it sitting on a shelf.

Also Romeo, are those final pictures where you are at now or is that on day 66 when you stopped? Those results are impressive.
post #201 of 240
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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?

I limit myself to a maximum of 4 scoops (96grams) of protein powder every day, with most days being only three shakes. So yes, I consume plenty of solid foods. The past few days, I've been stuffing myself with carbs and some protein until mid-day, where I switch to proteins. Fill myself up preworkout, and eat a smallish dinner consisting of meat and vegetables, as I've been accustomed to while cutting.
post #202 of 240
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I ended up getting it with the dvds, I should have probably looked into it more haha. Fill me in on those things though, Im interested.


I need to check the nutritional information again. I forget exactly what it was exactly that I did not like.

 

I tried day 4 Yoga X and could only make it through 30 mins of it. I'm still way too sore from the previous  days to continue beyond  that. The Yoga X has been the hardest one for me so far since genetic inflexibility runs in my family.

 

 

*Update*

 

I checked the nutrition facts and it hard sugars that are bad for you. Many people can't handle processed sugars; especially those with diabetes. I use Natures Plus Shake in place of the recovery drink.


Edited by Reinhard00 - 9/14/11 at 2:52pm
post #203 of 240
I'm digging this lower abs exercise. It's effective and doesn't strain your lower back.
post #204 of 240
Is there something Christian about P90X? I only ask because every single video I watched on youtube of body transformations (well, watched meaning jumping forward in 5 minute increments -- why the fuck are they so long?) had some reference to the bible.
post #205 of 240
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Is there something Christian about P90X? I only ask because every single video I watched on youtube of body transformations (well, watched meaning jumping forward in 5 minute increments -- why the fuck are they so long?) had some reference to the bible.

huh?
never noticed...
can you name some examples?
post #206 of 240

Lol no, nothing Christian... but they're so long because the basis of P90X is to keep yourself moving (and therefore keep your heart rate up) whilst working different muscle groups in short increments so that you can get a longer workout at the same intensity level. The 5 minute videos usually show different muscle groups being used, which would mean several different exercises.

post #207 of 240
No not the videos themselves but the youtube transformation videos seemed Christian. I realize that was a pretty dumb comment but hey why not?
post #208 of 240
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No not the videos themselves but the youtube transformation videos seemed Christian. I realize that was a pretty dumb comment but hey why not?

Because Xtians need to get in shape as well? Sloth and Gluttony - Seven Deadly Sins stuff.
post #209 of 240
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Xtians

What the heck is this?
post #210 of 240
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What the heck is this?

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