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griswold
02-21-2011, 10:50 AM
So, I've gotten a hold of the P90X from a friend at work.

I was wondering if anyone else here has tried it.

While it's horribly difficult, I love it!!!!

It's tough to fit it into my work schedule but I've been trying to keep up.

My energy level has went up and the weight is going down....two bonuses!!! :)

Hey, just my X!

Gris

Trautdiggity
02-21-2011, 04:44 PM
I've heard it's intense. What kind of time commitment is it Gris? Can you do it from home or is gym equipment required -- if home do you need any home equipment?

madducks
02-21-2011, 05:04 PM
I've been reading the reviews about it. Sounds good. But still not sure. Can you tell us more about the nutrition part of the program? What kinds of food? Does it stress smaller portions or eating at the same time each day? Does fast food have to be totally eliminated? Pizza?

davidgrey
02-21-2011, 05:18 PM
I have one more week of freedom and then I am starting to diet and exercise again. I'm definitely interested to get your thoughts on P90X to see if that is something I might be interested in giving a try. How much gym time do you have to log, etc. Best of luck.

griswold
02-22-2011, 10:49 AM
I've heard it's intense. What kind of time commitment is it Gris? Can you do it from home or is gym equipment required -- if home do you need any home equipment?

If you can do it 6 nights week (which my life schedule doesn't allow), it's 1 hour each night plus an extra 15 minutes for abs every other night.

You need dumbbell weights (somewhere around 10-25 lbs each depending on how strong you are).

Also, you need a chin-up / pull-up bar. I bought for the door, it works pretty good, but they usually can only hold around 250 lbs.

It is intense.....but man it feels great.

griswold
02-22-2011, 10:50 AM
I've been reading the reviews about it. Sounds good. But still not sure. Can you tell us more about the nutrition part of the program? What kinds of food? Does it stress smaller portions or eating at the same time each day? Does fast food have to be totally eliminated? Pizza?

Honestly, I'm not doing the food part....it's too difficult to keep up with. They stressed healthy eating...which is always good...but I'm not that motivated. :)

griswold
02-22-2011, 10:51 AM
I have one more week of freedom and then I am starting to diet and exercise again. I'm definitely interested to get your thoughts on P90X to see if that is something I might be interested in giving a try. How much gym time do you have to log, etc. Best of luck.

There's no gym time to log. It's all at home with your tv, dvd's and your dumbbells, pull-up bar and you.

Trautdiggity
02-22-2011, 11:04 AM
If you can do it 6 nights week (which my life schedule doesn't allow), it's 1 hour each night plus an extra 15 minutes for abs every other night.

You need dumbbell weights (somewhere around 10-25 lbs each depending on how strong you are).

Also, you need a chin-up / pull-up bar. I bought for the door, it works pretty good, but they usually can only hold around 250 lbs.

It is intense.....but man it feels great.

If you don't mind me asking how long have you been at it and what has been the tangible result (aka weight loss)

griswold
02-22-2011, 11:36 AM
If you don't mind me asking how long have you been at it and what has been the tangible result (aka weight loss)

Honestly, only 1 week.

Tangible results? I lost a quick 5 lbs (went from 204 to 199). Some of it was the program but some was stopping the bad eating habits as well.

I definitely have saw more muscle definition in the 1st week than my usual workouts used to do. I think it has to do with the "muscle confusion" aspect they promote.

I like the program because it motivates me which I fail at. I'm exhuasted at the end, but I feel great. (If that makes sense.)

Don Quixote
02-22-2011, 12:15 PM
Between tax season and having a wife and three daughters, I'm surprised you have any time at all.

We'll talk about this when we see each other in a few weeks. If it works for you, maybe I'll give it a shot. Well, all except the eating part. There are times when food is one of the few pleasures I have.

griswold
02-22-2011, 02:15 PM
Between tax season and having a wife and three daughters, I'm surprised you have any time at all.

We'll talk about this when we see each other in a few weeks. If it works for you, maybe I'll give it a shot. Well, all except the eating part. There are times when food is one of the few pleasures I have.

Well, I don't watch any tv....so I work out around 8 pm every night.

Like I said, there are some nights I cant fit it in my schedule....but I just prioritize...

You know....work until 6 or 7 pm. Eat a light supper.....work on PONY league auction prep.....work out at 8pm....go to bed around 10 pm.

It's easy.... :)

DMT
02-22-2011, 02:26 PM
My friend does this and the dude is absolutely ripped. He recently got written up in San Diego magazine for being hottest chef in town.

griswold
02-22-2011, 05:34 PM
My friend does this and the dude is absolutely ripped. He recently got written up in San Diego magazine for being hottest chef in town.

Yeah, that's what I'm going for.....Hottest Accountant in Canton!!! :ROFL: