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Anyone tried p90x ? Need your advice. **Hijacked By Tymillz* My P90X Journey! "Bring It!"

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  1. Ayomav

    Ayomav Regular Member

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    Hello,

    I'm about to start p90x.

    I have all the videos alredy (downloaded from torrent).I have 2 documents (p90x2 calender and p90x2 worksheet).

    I want to know what equipments I need to buy.What nutrition I need to buy.

    And where do you recommend me buying all the equipments from.

    A detail advice would really be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
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  2. IVIax94

    IVIax94 Newbie

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    I have tried it, and am doing it again right now. I have been going to the gym and made a googledoc with all of the exercises on it, so that I can log it all on my phone instead of carrying around the log. You can download P90X in 90 seconds videos from YouTube (I forgot the woman's name, but they're easy to find) that will show you the exercises.

    If you don't plan on going to a gym, you will need a pullup bar, a chair or bench, and dumbbells. I bought the Bowflex Adjustable Dumbbells, but they are rather expensive. However, they don't take up as much space and you won't need to buy a whole rack of weights.

    I also bought the P90X protein powder (because I love the program, but also didn't buy it, so support them in this way). It tastes pretty good, and I combine it with a protein bar, as the shakes themselves won't have too much protein. I used to mix it with cheap whey protein that I had lying around, but that's not necessary. As long as you eat a decent amount of protein in your meals, you won't need the huge amounts of protein in the shakes.

    I hope this helps you!! :)
     
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  3. bushbabie21

    bushbabie21 Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You will definitly need the pullup bar. But i can say that if you stick with it..there is no way you wont be in thebest shape of your life. Its not easy...but with diet this will give you a killer body and great health.
     
  4. tymillz

    tymillz Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Funny that you ask, I start my P90X workout tomorrow.

    I had recently bought some Body By Jake Equipment and was looking for results videos on Youtube and stumbled across some results from people who did the P90X workout. I was sold.

    I downlowded P90X from Demonoid and have been looking through the material all weekend.

    I just went through a 30 day juice diet and shed aprx. 25lbs. And now I am ready to move on to the next level.

    I may grab a pullup bar tomorrow, if not I am going to just use my resistance bands from my BBJ Tower 200.

    Tell you what, if you decide to start the P90X workout, we can use this thread as a sort of a journal thread posting before, during, and after pictures.

    If you are game, BRING IT ! (lol)
     
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  5. BlueTurtle

    BlueTurtle BANNED BANNED

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    You can double up a towel and stick it over your door to do pull-ups providing you don't have really flimsy doors.
     
  6. ajithrocksca

    ajithrocksca Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i am selling everything you need in my nutrition and fitness website.. however I don't want to promote it, as you can buy through your own affiliate link as well.

    It is the latest fad and 'tony horton' and 'p90x' are the two keyword that are sending in good traffic to my pages.. I don't know a bit about the system.. but happy that there are guys like you who are so fitness conscious and search the net about these things..
     
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    Been doing P90x for a long time. You NEED a pullup bar that attaches to the doorframe, you can find one at wall-mart or rite aide. I prefer the one that slips on so it doubles as a pushup bar. Then all you really need is some weights or resistance bands. i use resistance bands and find that weights can be a little too much for the amount they push you. I would also suggest going to walmart and getting yourself creatine and whey protein. The creatine will help your staminia and will help rebuild your muscles quicker. Good luck.
     
  8. tymillz

    tymillz Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    So, are you ready to bring it ?!

    Or are you scared ?
     
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    Funny, I take it you've already looked at some of the videos. I've done it
    before too and it's a great workout and like they said above, it's not easy.
    You'll see the weight start to come off once you start and remember that
    nutrition plays a large part in losing weight and getting in shape.

    Maybe I'll do it again next month.

    Good luck guys, you can do it.

     
  10. chad362wiley

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    Never done it, I just do pullups all day lol


    29 in a row bitches
     
  11. ryce889

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    For supplement I would use Optimum 100% Whey or MusclePharm Combat, or you could use both one pre-workout and one post-workout.
     
  12. thedon23

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    I only did the ab workout part of P90x, and it was pretty damn killer. For the rest of the stuff, I'd rather just go to the gym.
     
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    Be careful with the P90x protein powder, it contains Creatine Monohydrate which isn't a big deal but you are supposed to cycle off it every 60 days for 30 days (especially if you plan on doing P90x forever). On top of this it also pulls water from your organs into your muscles so if you become dehydrated it is kind of a big deal.

    I would recommend buying a good preworkout to boost your energy (Neurocore, C4) or just drink a cup of coffee beforehand, as well as some Con-Cret powder. (Con-Cret is Creatine Hydrochloride which is much more effective and does not pull water from your organs into your muscles, rather it pulls water from your skin into muscles).

    Then after the workout have two scoops of Amplified Wheybolic Extreme protein powder for fast muscle recovery, or just eat some 'good' protein like chicken/eggs afterwards.

    I went from ~240# in August 2011 to 192# now through P90x and eating healthier in general, the program really does work!
     
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    @OP - if we could get a general idea of what kind of shape you are in and what your goals are it would help a lot. p90x is mostly (IMO) for fat loss. If you are looking to gain some lean muscle you should look up rippedtoe. It is an amazing diet/exercise plan that is incredibly easy. To answer your question though, I have personally tried out p90x and didn't really like it. Each workout is about an hour or an hour and a half and I can get my workout in in about the same time or less in the gym. It's really a preference thing, but I just don't like p90x.

    I actually really just started the gym a month ago doing a bulking phase and put on a bit of muscle already since I'm new. I'm starting my cutting phase this week in hopes to shred some fat for Summer. From what I've read, losing weight will MOSTLY come from your diet. That said, you should still have some sort of work out routine which works out your muscles so that you don't lose muscle in the process. You also want to shred a maximum of 1-2lbs of fat per week, or 1% of body fat per month. You should get come body fat calipers to check your body fat if you are serious and like to track things as much as I do haha.

    A few last tips:

    After every workout make sure you get protein in, as well as throughout the day. You should be getting somewhere close to 1g of protein per lb you weigh each day.

    Track all of your food intake. Personally I use a site called myfitnesspal (no, it's not mine, I wish it was!).

    You need a caloric deficit to lose weight, and you need a surplus to gain muscle.

    Drink lots of water. If losing weight, drink a huge glass before a meal to fill you up a little bit.



    Anyway, I could go on and on but I'll stop rambling lol. Good luck in your transformation!
     
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    Good advice about the creation, it can be nasty stuff and cause things like hypertension if you fail to drink excessive amounts of water on it.

    I don't recommend coffee before workouts though. Caffeine doesn't give you energy, it just over-stimulates your adrenal glands and central nervous system. You'll actually perform worse on caffeine than you would if fresh and hydrated.

    Of course if you're used to coffee have your NORMAL cup, but I don't recommend having excess caffeine before a workout. I just have my morning cup of early grey to make sure i don't get any headaches.

    I had bad problems with hypertension years ago from the 2nd cycle of creatine I did, but it was amazing stuff for instant muscle recovery. I've not heard of this con-cret creatine.. What makes it different from normal creatine in that it doesn't pull from the organs, but rather the skin? If this is the case it sounds pretty amazing.



    It's marketed for fat loss, but it's a much better program for a beginner to gain strength than doing a bodybuilding program. You'll gain enormous strength from p90x style workouts. People don't quite realize that you'll get as strong doing body weight stuff as weights. Gymnasts are 2-3x stronger than most weight lifters pound for pound, although you won't get that strong from p90x alone, but it does show that gymnastics style training is extremely powerful.

    You'll also get an incredible core. Having a strong core will actually make you better at pullups, bench presses and just have more 'useful' strength.

    The amount of big weight lifters that can't do more than 15 pushups is nuts. So many weight lifters are just not very strong/fit. They can bench press and do a limit range of movements, but when it comes to real world, practical strength, pure weight lifters(excluding olympic) are just not that strong.

    You want to combine intense interval training, body weight training, lots of core training, gymnasts style training, olympic weight lifting, regular weight lifting and some bodybuilding for a bit of extra aesthetics. I do some bodybuilding once or twice a week in my workouts. Nothing wrong with building a bit of extra muscle around the shoulders for the broader look :)


    As for the whole bulking/cutting thing, I'm not really an advocate of that. IMO you should just pick a good core diet and stick with it year round. You'll be MUCH happier too. It isn't hard to maintain 8% body year round.

    If you're insistent on bulking/cutting and taking bodybuilding super seriously ( :) ) then when you're cutting up what you want to do is cut the intensity of your workouts. You cut back on bodybuilding when you cut and change to heavy weightlifting. Lower reps, heavier weight. What you're doing when you cut up is maintaining the muscle and getting rid of the fat, so when you do the less intense, lower rep, not to failure heavy weights you're making sure your body knows it needs the muscle. Your body will strive to keep as much muscle and strength as possible if you're making it lift super heavy weights (3 sets, 3-6 reps, not to failure). Basically AVOID ZE PUMP in this phase. :)

    Bodybuilding movements work you to failure and are very intense with the goal of BUILDING muscle, so they're not as good for maintaining muscle if you cut your food intake to cut up. You'll end up losing muscle on them.


    Also, I'm not a believer in tracking food intake. Life should be fun and tracking food intake is NOT fun. Your body will tell you what you need to eat. Basically you should NOT feel full while or after you eat and it takes 20 minutes to feel the effects of being full.

    If you feel full WHILE eating then you're stuffing your face.

    If you feel full AFTER eating you've still over-eaten a bit.

    You should just feel pleasantly satisfied after a meal, so adjust your 4-5 meals a day accordingly.

    I'm 180lbs and for meals I have things like:

    small bowl of porridge(americans call it oatmeal) made with some goat's milk

    2 eggs + 1 bacon + 1 sausage on a tortilla wrap -- I don't go crazy and have 2 wraps/rolls/sandwiches like most do. Again, this is just a small meal but it's satisfying. People just eat TOO MUCH. Just eat small meals that don't take you more than 5-10 minutes to eat if you're eating slowly and enjoy life + working out and you'll get in shape quickly. DO NOT DIET.
     
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    1st. OMG, what's with all that theories ( it's anoying how many people are filling forums with all the sh*t talk )

    2nd. Do you bench at least 240 ? squat at least 350 ?, deadlift at least 350 ?

    I know I am over that stats drinking coffeine before workout ( which not only gives you energy but looking at the latest studies, it improves mood, decreases prostate cancer %, and other type of cancers, gives you energy ..duh ).


    " but it's a much better program for a beginner to gain strength than doing a bodybuilding program"

    F**k no !, are you a certified trainer or what ? please stop giving sh***y advice. If I were to compare your advice in IM terms, it would be digital point advice -.-".

    Weight training aka bodybuilding, increases strength the most (demonstrated countless times in 1021381293 studies on pubmed -.-" and strength trainers ).

    "Gymnasts are 2-3x stronger than most weight lifters" PLEASEEE, PLEASE NO !

    wtf ?, did you ever saw a gymnast bench 500 ?, or squat 1000 ? deadlift over 1000?

    darn, you are coming with interesting info but NO FACTS !

    -.-"

    "The amount of big weight lifters that can't do more than 15 pushups is nuts"

    wtf ? give me 100$ and I'll video myself doing 100 pushups fast -.- , 15 pushups ? incredible ..=)))



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    If you're insistent on bulking/cutting and taking bodybuilding super seriously ( :) ) then when you're cutting up what you want to do is cut the intensity of your workouts. You cut back on bodybuilding when you cut and change to heavy weightlifting. Lower reps, heavier weight. What you're doing when you cut up is maintaining the muscle and getting rid of the fat, so when you do the less intense, lower rep, not to failure heavy weights you're making sure your body knows it needs the muscle. Your body will strive to keep as much muscle and strength as possible if you're making it lift super heavy weights (3 sets, 3-6 reps, not to failure). Basically AVOID ZE PUMP in this phase. :)
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    This is the only "usefull" core stuff that you gave in this humongous tread -.-

    Thank you for your info which could be written in 1 paragraph
     
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    Thanks for your funny rage. I stopped reading after the first few lines.

    I recommend you calm down and accept that everyone in the world is unique and has their own opinions. Besides, you realize that by launching a rage-attack at me you're just projecting your own insecurities and fears? It's for that reason I'm not interested in discussing it with you. They are your problems and your fears, please keep them in your own zone, thanks. :)
     
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    hah thanks for the sarcasm*. it was a good laugh.

    Imho, you can stop trying to be all knowing and well rounded and accept it that you simply s**k at giving advice in this niche.

    It isn't for you :).

    Anyways, sorry if I made you mad or upset on me, it's just that I understand your feelings and I promise that I'll stop responding.

    Have a nice day
     
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    lol

    I'm not mad, honestly. As I said, your rant was self-projecting, just like all my rants are self-projecting. I really don't consider what you're saying an attack on me at all. My reply is to help *you* realize that you need to relax and enjoy life. :) Stop taking stuff so seriously! Who cares who's right about fitness? lol.


    Have a good day, bro.
     
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  20. tymillz

    tymillz Super Moderator Staff Member Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Some good advice on here.

    I actually started today. If the OP does not "bring it", I will just hijack his thread and keep you guys updated on my 90 journey pics and all.