P90x vs Insanity

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  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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    sexonfabric Senior member

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  3. Taka

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


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    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.
     


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    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
     


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    Aidan K Senior member

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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.
     


  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.
     


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    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 Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored 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.
     


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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
     


  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
     


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