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P90x vs Insanity

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by Taka, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. Taka

    Taka Member

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    Hey guys,
    I'm about 6 foot, reasonably in shape and
    170 pounds. I'm lloking to lose that extra 10 pounds!
    I've heard great reviews of both programs but
    what would you reccomend?
     
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  3. Taka

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    ^ what do you mean sexonfabric?
    Do you mean that I should bulk up?
     
  4. amquarles

    amquarles New Member

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    In my experience insanity will help you lose more weight.
    P90x is more of a bulk up program.
     
  5. ctkim

    ctkim Well-Known Member

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    I think you'll be fine with either. Just make sure you choose one and stick with it. Consistency is key. Good luck
     
  6. Aidan K

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    I'd put both programs in a blender with a cup of egg whites, two scoops of chocolate protein powder and two tablespoons of peanut butter, drink it, and then go squat.
     
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  7. Taka

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    Well I've decided to try out insanity.
    I play sports a lot so I feel that insanity will be more helpful
    (in running and whatnot)
     
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    barrangadang Well-Known Member

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    Insanity's great, and you don't really need any equipment to do it, just yourself and maybe a yoga mat. You'll shed those ten pounds easy pz. That being said, I've never tried P90X, however it seems like you need a lot of equipment and yeah it's definitely a program for bulking up like the other poster said.
     
  9. thisisfun

    thisisfun Active Member

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    Seconded.

    Given your height and weight, you're already painfully thin. Bulk your way up to at least 190.
     
  10. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Insanity puts the emphasis on cardio whilst P90X is more about weights - you'll need a set of weights as well as a pull up bar. Which one suits you depends on your preferences; some do one program to completion first beyond embarking on a hybrid - Insanity cardio with P90X weights.
     
  11. LooksGood

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    P90X puts the emphasis on being a douche(or a power ranger judging by the retarded arm motions) while Insanity puts it on being a tool.

    By the way, bulk up. 6 feet 160 is laughable
     
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  12. Taka

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    Hmm a bulk up?
    My friend has P90x and we were considering
    doing a hybrid workout.
    Thoughts?
     
  13. ThatGuy

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    Hang on, if you are trying to lose weight at 6 foot and 170, I suggest you stop looking at Cosmo for ideal bodies. Do you even have any muscles at all? I am picturing an ecto with a very soft and pudgy mid section here?

    Age must be less than 20.
     
  14. ThatGuy

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    6 foot 190 lean is pretty muscular and requires years of training, jus sayin.

    That's pretty close to me and I'm a very solid guy.
     
  15. Taka

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    Im pretty in shape. Im 19 and did multiple sports in high school.
    Just trying to get that extra ten pounds off to help in basketball
     
  16. DeltaGammaVega

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    To lose that last 10 pounds that are hiding your washboard abs? Either will work, those last 10 pounds are lost in the kitchen. That said, I am a big fan of Insanity Asylum.
     
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    just be careful if you have bad knees, i couldn't do a lot of the insanity moves because they were mostly high impact. squat thrusts, hi knees, etc
     
  18. whatagaff

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    Doing P90X on it's own will not bulk you up. You're gonna have to add extra calories to get mass. It will get you ripped though, but will kill your cardio. I do MWF P90X and TuThSat Insanity. I'm 6ft 165 and would probably ideally add another 7-8 lbs of muscle. With exercise and diet you can shed pounds quickly but it takes time and dedication to add muscle.

    I'm not sure why you would want to drop 10lbs for basketball. Basketball is all about upper and lower body strength if you want to bang around in the post, which at 6ft you probably will be.
     
  19. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Definitely true.

    Insanity is very high impact.

    I like P90x much better. Lower impact, but still keeps you burning.
     

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