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Old 10-30-2008, 01:39 AM   #1
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I ordered the P90 exercise program and just received it today. I'm feeling a little intimidated by the whole thing because I am out of shape and have a ton of weight to lose. Has anyone done this program or in the process of doing it?? I would love to hear about your results to date. Also I am not interested in using supplements of any kind, so any experience with that would be appreciated too. Thanks!!
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:27 AM   #2
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I am so curious about P90x. I haven't ordered it, it seems a little expensive, but the theory behind the program makes sense. Let us know how it works for you! I can see why you'd be intimidated as it seems really intense, I would be too. As far as supplements go, I take fish oil capsules and a multivitamin, but that's it. Those seem to work ok for me. Good luck!!
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Old 10-31-2008, 03:13 AM   #3
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when i am mixing my workouts I do the cardio dvd's (p90X) (cardio, kenpo, core, plyo) and sometimes the yoga and stretch dvd. I have the pull up-chin up bar and my husband uses it - not me. lol.... I'm still too weak to do the full strenght trainind dvds, but they are the real deal for sure. They come with a nutricion guide (it is actually a book) and workout schedule for the 3 different kind of programs (lean - double and normal). there is also a book explaining everything =)!. The recipes are great in taste and nutricion. I know that P90 is for people who want to start program and P90X is an advance program for people already in good shape. Believe me lol...i tried it and it is HYPer SUPER difficult!.

good luck with everything.. =)!!!!!

and...what dvds come with p90?
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I do the Power 90 Abs Workout at the moment. A friend of mine is giving me her Power 90 DVDs as she has no more use for them and I'm excited to see what it's all about. I did get to see it done by people who put their videos on Youtube and it looks very intense. I heard 90X was a lot harder.

I would love to work my way into the Power 90.
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I've completed half of power90 before moving on to something else. It became too repetitive after 45 days. I didn't lose much of anything until the last weeks before I gave up. That was when I started to watch what I ate. I lost 4 lbs in one week. I would recommend the program with a mix of other workouts so you won't burn out easily.

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Old 12-01-2008, 11:22 PM   #6
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i just started this work out today i am working at it slowly, and i definitely felt the burn, i have the power 90 and the p90x that i want to do after wards, but I'll probably end up doing the p90 2 times before i head into p90x, i am nervous its gonna kick my butt!
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I've completed half of power90 before moving on to something else. It became too repetitive after 45 days. I didn't lose much of anything until the last weeks before I gave up. That was when I started to watch what I ate. I lost 4 lbs in one week. I would recommend the program with a mix of other workouts so you won't burn out easily.
Did you see any changes in your physique at all? I've seen results from some people who done the complete program and they came out looking cut, defined, definitely toned and sculpted...oh in my dreams. One day Alice!!
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Old 12-17-2008, 03:54 PM   #8
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Its tough! I havent done it, but I heard one of my friends complaining about how hard it is.
Just do it, dont be scared..
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Old 12-28-2008, 04:01 AM   #9
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I am ordering this from amazon today!!
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:37 PM   #10
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Good luck ladies! I tried Power 90 a few years ago, and I was not enough in shape for it... So now I am doing ChaLEAN instead --- I guess you could call it the women version of Power 90X.

Let me know how your results are and keep on pushing PLAY
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Old 12-30-2008, 02:43 PM   #11
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I got it for my fiance' and I for xmas...we are going to start it together so we can push each other. Good thing we are both super competitive!
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Old 12-31-2008, 05:30 PM   #12
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I have it and have made 2 attempts at the Lean program of P90X but only made it about 5-6 weeks both times. I'm thinking of starting it back up but only doing it once or twice a week. I wouldn't totally devote myself to P90X because I've discovered Zumba (I go to Zumba classes 3-4 times a week). I also do yoga a couple of times a week.

I could definitely see that my arms were more "cut" and my core was strong!! I wasn't weighing myself as closely nor did I take my measurements. It's a tough!!

I'm thinking I'll pull out Coresynergistic sometime this weekend - maybe tomorrow but I'm doing yoga with DH so I'll have to see.
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:42 PM   #13
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Default P90X for varying levels of fitness?

My younger (in college) brother is super-fit.
My older (post-doctorate) brother is not so fit.
I'm not fit.

We got (from younger brother) the P90X program and are each committed to doing one of the versions. Younger bro is doing "classic", Older bro and I are doing the "lean" version. I decided I was in on the program because I like the less-is-more approach of the DVDs. They just do the workout. The cast is intimidating, though. Let's just say they would never put me even in the back of the room!

Here are a couple ground rules we decided on for each other:
  1. Take the pretest before you attempt the real deal. (I'm going to try attaching the pretest for those of you who are curious to see if you fit the minimum requirements before wasting your money buying the whole program. I personally don't want to have to buy the other (also expensive) workout programs in addition to this one, gift or otherwise!)
  2. Learn / know how to safely and appropriately perform each exercise first, before attempting, or doing it half-aced, or INJURE YOURSELF! One reason getting a personal trainer is great is to learn how to safely perform exercises...
  3. Go at YOUR OWN pace! Don't feel bad about YOUR pace! Don't feel bad about doing fewer reps or pausing the dvd. In my opinion, doing P90X (or any strength training program) at your pace is better than not doing it at all. For example, I'm not going to bother even attempting pull-ups this time around. I'm substituting those exercises (and there are a lot of them) with resistance bands and tricep exercises that I am able to effectively perform.

So far, we've been taking the pre-test (a great 40 min workout in itself, actually) and running through the DVDs (and there are a LOT of them) but will be starting "Day 1" of the 90 consecutive days on February 1.

I hope this info helps! Wish me luck!
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:05 AM   #14
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thank you losingit! I have been wondering if I was ready for that work out, and this will let me know!
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Old 01-25-2009, 06:41 PM   #15
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I just ordered this today and I can't wait for it to get here, I will definitely post my progress.
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