Thinking of getting P90X.

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  1. Johnjfernando profile image61
    Johnjfernandoposted 7 years ago

    Does P90X really work and which workout level do you start out with because I noticed there are 3 categories.

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey John,

      There's a hubber who is doing it and writing about it also.

      1. Johnjfernando profile image61
        Johnjfernandoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Cagsil. i'll go check it out:)

        1. Cagsil profile image82
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome.

    2. couturepopcafe profile image60
      couturepopcafeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      IMO, it's not for the feeble.  It's an extreme workout so you sort of need to be in somewhat decent condition to begin with.  Or young enough to handle it.  That's not to say anyone can't do it, but it is a strenuous workout.

  2. skear profile image95
    skearposted 7 years ago

    I've only been doing the program for about 3 weeks but I have seen some big changes so far, and I feel better than I ever have.  I'm going to keep pushing through it. 

    It's a tough program, I started out on the first Level.  I was really out of shape when I started and and the first week gave me the hardest workout of my life.  It's getting easier though and I'm able to do more reps each time.

    I've also been following the nutrition plan as closely as I can.

    I can relate to this hub ( … eal-Person)  as someone who spends most of my day in front of a computer, it has inspired me to keep working.

  3. Will1015 profile image61
    Will1015posted 7 years ago

    I have not tried it myself, but I know people who have had success with it. I also know people that have given up after only a few weeks because it was just too tough. The key is to push yourself through the tough parts, and that will get you into shape to finish the program. Following the diet plan is also important. You don't need to follow it exactly, but if you don't eat right then the workout will not give you the same results.

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Every time I see this thread title, I think...what??

    It reads to me as Thinking of Getting the POX!

    Sad, I know. I think I need new glasses.

  5. Lisa HW profile image64
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    The P90X would be way too much for me, but I like the company that offers it. (I won't mention it here, in case it would look like I'm promoting it - or something.)

    Anyway, I have two of their workout programs, and a supplemental one for one of those.  I really like how they do things. (I have some other programs from other companies, and I tend to prefer the way these people do things.)  (I can't get to a gym, and am not really the type to want my workouts around other people anyway.)  I used to walk all the time, but I was worried about not really getting a good workout from just walking.  (My thing has more been finding a way to keep active, so I didn't do the diet any of the programs offer.  I did look through the recipe book, though - and, really, there's only a few meals I'd ever be able to use.  Some of the meals are - like - some kind of special fish dinner type of thing.  There's no way.  hmm  If I wanted to follow a diet I'd have to create my own that would work for me.  As Skear said, sitting in front of the computer all the time isn't good. 

    I'm familiar with that program, though, because of the time I've spent paying attention to what the company offers. At the same time, there are lots of fitness DVD's on something like Amazon, or else you can also just get one part of some of the BB programs.  With some of BB's programs, there's really only one main DVD that a person would really need if it was just a matter of wanting a basic, good, workout.

    One thing you may want to do (if you haven't already) is get the name of the first or main CD, and then see if there are snippets of it on YouTube.  In fact, you may want to see if you can find a sampling of each of them on there, particularly if you have any "situations" (medical stuff) that might make some types of exercises inappropriate for you.  (For example, I did a bad leg injury two years ago, but even now, a program that has too much jumping in it wouldn't work for me yet (if ever again  roll) ).

  6. jbrock2041 profile image78
    jbrock2041posted 7 years ago

    I like this program. I especially like it since it adds variety to workouts and it gives you the opportunity to try new things, like yoga. There have been several people who I've met that have said they've tried yoga because of P90X. The only thing that sometimes I worry about is after the program or once you feel you've finished the program, what you're going to do after. Fitness is a life-time commitment so don't think of P90X as the end-all, be-all. Think of it as part of your journey to become healthier and stronger.

    1. Will1015 profile image61
      Will1015posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      excellent point! Lots of people think they can do a program like this and then just  be "in shape". But if you don't maintain your body afterward, it is all pointless. A program like P90X is engineered to get you to your fitness goals, but after that it is up to you to stay there.


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