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Bring It: P90X Day 65

Updated on December 7, 2011

P90X is a tough program... and what I would like to call extreme fitness. It was created by Tony Horton, who uses muscle confusion as the concept of his training. The basic philosophy is to push to your limits and change it up so you never get bored. As anyone who has watched an infomercial before, we have seen results that we can only dream them. However, I am an average, normal person and want to test these results in a real life situation. I want to know if it works and I am pretty sure there are others out there just like me. I am not paid by P90X, nor BeachBody to write this review. I am only here to reveal the truth through my personal journey with the program.

This program is fairly lengthy. One session consists of 12 different DVDs and covers a 90 day period. If you would like to start from the beginning of this series, please click here. If you want to read about my previous day with P90X, click here.

Feel free to leave your comments below. This is meant to be interactive and I would love to here your tips for advice and your stories of success. In a world that is slowly being overtaken by the obesity epidemic, this here is a push to get healthy. Are you ready to join me?

P90X is about getting results. If you are ready to bring it, you need to leave your reservations behind and just do it!
P90X is about getting results. If you are ready to bring it, you need to leave your reservations behind and just do it! | Source

Bring It

I woke up and it is no surprise that I am sore. I worked hard yesterday. However being sore is not a punishment. Luckily for me though, no weights are involved in today's workout as it is Plyometrics.

According to Tony Horton, this workout is the X in P90X. It is extreme and not everbody will be able to hang in there throughout the hour. However, the benefits from doing this workout is great. This is the "athletes" workout. If you want to be better at any sport, this is what you need to do. It will help you jump higher, become quicker and really work on your cardiovascular endurance as well. But, if you can't get through this workout, their is CardioX as an option.

Anybody following this knows CardioX is not an option for me. It doesn't matter how much I struggle, I am stubborn. I will make it through this workout even if it kills me to do so.

After all these weeks, while I have grown to actually like this workout, other than despise it, I will admit that it is still hard. I still get winded; I still feel like sitting down in the middle of it; and sometimes I just want to quit! But I can't! I won't let myself, so instead I just push play.

To me this is a mental game. I need to be able to bring it, but to top it off, I also need to remember that I need to, as quoted by Tony Horton, "Do your best and forget the rest!" If I am struggling, that isn't an issue. Quitting would be the issue. So, regardless of how hard the workout is, I am stubborn. I have made it through so many weeks already so I have no excuse to not make it through another week.


How about you...

What do you think of high impact workouts?

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No excuses... modify, modify, modify

It is hard for me to tell others that they should no longer give excuses, because frankly, I don't know there situation. However, when it comes to me, this is a no excuse zone. I am done with the excuses. No longer will I say "I can't" because I know that I can.

Plyometrics is difficult. It is probably one of the most extreme workouts I have ever done. You know this because your heartrate is heightened, you will find breathing is getting hard, and there will probabably be a pool of sweat on the floor. You might even feel like death is knocking on your door. Now I said the workout is difficult... but not impossible. If you want results, you have to start Bringing It!

This workout is a prime example of something I would use an excuse to get out of. In fact, from the very start, I have dreaded this workout. Yet now it has grown on me. I have learned that even if I can't do all the exercises, I can modify them to work for me. As long as I keep moving, I am still getting the workout in.

In exercise, to modify means to make it less extreme. This might be necessary in this workout until you get used to it. For instance, I have never been able to jump and kick myself in the behind. There are several moves where you need to do this. I still jump and get the workout in, just maybe not in a way that will kick my ass! What this is ultimately doing is taking the high impact out of the equation. Alot of people have been known to injure themselves from not performing high impact exercises correctly.

Modifying isn't just for ploymetrics. It also works in other areas. For instance, I have always struggled with pushups. By doing them on my knees, I can actually get a better workout. Eventually I will be able to do them in regular position, but until I get strong enough, I do what I have to do to get through it.

Modifying isn't an excuse. It is adjusting to your circumstances. If you have had an injury in the past, you might need to modify so you can do it properly. Just be warned, if you are going to modify, still continue to use good form. You don't want to injure yourself. This is to help you get further, not hinder your success.

So, remember to modify, modify, modify. There is no longer a reason to hand out the excuses. If you take the extreme levels down, this workout is something that anybody can do!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Kelly - I don't think you need to modify your behavior at all. Keep doing what you are doing. I can tell all those workouts - even if they are typing and talking have done wonders for you. Not that you needed it... but seriously... you were 110% cool before and now you have tripled double quadrupuled it or something! If that is how you got there... keep motifying! :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      BBG - I just can't commend you enough for your strength and endurance! Way to go girl...keep kicking arse!

      I am always saying "I'm sorry I will try to modify my behavior" when someone says I'm doing something wrong or could be better, etc., etc., like you know when my teacher would say "Kelly you're talking too much!". I would regurgitate that sentence....really it meant - stick it! Lol. Ive been trying to modify my behavior for years - what do ya think? Is it working? Lol

      Up and everything!

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Lapse - YOu can modify anything... like how you cook, how you clean, how you.... oh wait... not going there. Be creative!

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      Lapse 6 years ago from East Coast Rules

      Modify... what else in my life do you recommend modifying?

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Sara101 - Thanks for stopping by. I fear the Lazy Song and P90X don't really go together. However, good song :)

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      Sara101 6 years ago

      My dad has P90X And every time I hear that I start singing the Lazy Song :/ Tomorrow I wake up do some P90X meet a really nice girl have some really nice !#$

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      Stacy Harris 6 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      @Myth... well thank you for the writing lesson... lol... I will have to go back through that and check and proofread... sadly, I had been cleaning and inhaled too much bleach fumes so I am wondering if that is were the confusion has come from... lol

      Ok - so now I am on a mission... I got to try to inspire you a little bit more to get the workout in! Hmmmmm... well, I am glad that you are at least thinking about it. That must count for something. And I hate burpies... yuck! Thanks for stopping by and throwing out some great motivational kickers... even if it is a virtual foot in my behind! LOL

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      mythicalstorm273 6 years ago

      Just so you know... I can jump and kick your behind :-) Still I am glad you are kinda enjoying this workout cuz it is your cardio and VERY VERY Important! Every time I get done reading your hubs it makes me want to jump up and do some jumping jacks or jump rope or burpies or mountain climbers or... idk... something!! You are so inspirational!! I just wish it was a tiny bit more so that I actually did do the workout! lol. I can't believe it has been 65 days of this... you are so amazing that no matter what I can not give you enough compliments... although as always I need to tease you a bit and this weeks tease comes in the lesson of the difference between there and their... lol...jk. Well not really cuz you did screw up but I do it sometimes as well... But at least I am a bad writer compared to you ;-) lol... anyways another great day for you!!