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      P90x

      I'm starting it tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have a decently toned body by mid summer. Have any of you guys used it? Before, I've been doing this everyday+1 day rest.
      3 sets of 15 pullups-
      3 sets of 20 chinups-
      3 sets of 10 (20 lb) weighted pushups-wide grip
      3 sets of 15 normal pushups.
      2 sets of 100 crunches
      2 sets of dips-varies.
      For the pullups/chinups I keep a chair nearby incase i get tired. i use the iron gym for everything except normal pushups and crunches. I also run and bike. will P90x give me better results?

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      The workout you were already doing looks pretty damn intense. I'm not familiar with this p90 thing, but I can't imagine that it would be that much more effective than what you're doing now. I would just stick with what you're doing, although maybe throw in some cardio.
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      I think it might. The workout you are doing is great, and should be sufficient, if you're simply planning on hitting certain areas. Eventually, though, you will plateau from doing the same exercises. Your body will stop making progress because it will be used to your routine. Even if you add more reps, you're not going to see any/much change in results.

      P90x is more about hitting every muscle group from different angles and showing you variations of many exercises. Then, every few weeks, they completely switch up the routines and scheduling, so that your body doesn't plateau. It keeps challenging those muscle groups, instead of letting them get used to the routine you're doing. I've been using it for about four weeks (though I admittedly have skipped a few days ) and have seen some pretty good results. It's definitely a program I recommend, if you can afford (or otherwise get your hands on) a copy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Oneironaut View Post
      I think it might. The workout you are doing is great, and should be sufficient, if you're simply planning on hitting certain areas. Eventually, though, you will plateau from doing the same exercises. Your body will stop making progress because it will be used to your routine. Even if you add more reps, you're not going to see any/much change in results.

      P90x is more about hitting every muscle group from different angles and showing you variations of many exercises. Then, every few weeks, they completely switch up the routines and scheduling, so that your body doesn't plateau. It keeps challenging those muscle groups, instead of letting them get used to the routine you're doing. I've been using it for about four weeks (though I admittedly have skipped a few days ) and have seen some pretty good results. It's definitely a program I recommend, if you can afford (or otherwise get your hands on) a copy.
      I 'got my hands on it' today and tried the first one out, and I must say it's pretty instense. I did the chest/back and ab ripper, as it's the first disc, and it pushed me. i need to get some heavier dumbells, right now i'm using bands. I think I'm going to do this for 30 days and see how it goes.

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      I just finished P90X. It's awesome! I was a fatty (and still sorta am), but the change is noticeable and really awesome, both in terms of looks and fitness.

      I'll go against the grain and say that while your workout up till now is definitely hardcore and intense, what you are saying is that you're basically working the same muscle groups over and over, day to day. That's not really optimal. Especially with hard stuff like pull-ups. Introduce some variety (though P90X will variety you to death, so no problem there hahaha).

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      Quote Originally Posted by guitarboy View Post
      I'm starting it tomorrow, so hopefully I'll have a decently toned body by mid summer. Have any of you guys used it? Before, I've been doing this everyday+1 day rest.
      3 sets of 15 pullups-
      3 sets of 20 chinups-
      3 sets of 10 (20 lb) weighted pushups-wide grip
      3 sets of 15 normal pushups.
      2 sets of 100 crunches
      2 sets of dips-varies.
      For the pullups/chinups I keep a chair nearby incase i get tired. i use the iron gym for everything except normal pushups and crunches. I also run and bike. will P90x give me better results?
      Currently, I do circuit training three days a week. The intensity of my exercise is slightly more than half of the exercise plan you presented, so you will be good to go especially doing it six days a week. The key thing is to always push your body to the limit. It is the only way to have improvement. Feel free to increase the amount in each set and/or if you take one to two second breathers, minimize the breathers.

      Some other exercises you can alternate between are squats, lunges, tire jumps, suicides, lemon squeezers, and burpies(sp?). There are others, but I can't think of them off the top of my head at the moment. What I listed mostly work the legs, which it might be a good idea to alternate between a upper body work-out day and then a lower body work-out day etc.. It gives the tiny muscle tears a chance to heal, which means you will build muscle faster.

      Anyhow, your exercise plan looks like it would take about thirty to forty five minutes to complete. Looks good to me.
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      My friend used this for quite awhile, and there's definitely positive results from doing it routinely. I'd say it'll be fine :]


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      yeah ab ripper and plyometrics kill haha

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      I cant even do pullups/chinups....all my muscle is in my legs.
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      I think I've heard of this. I've also heard of the Russian push-up challenge. It's crazy.
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      How is your P90X coming along?

      I'll be starting the P90X diet no later than sometime next month. I'm getting a car in the next one to two weeks, which I won't have a complete monthly calculation of funds until after I get the vehicle. I'm rather frugal with money. I'm guessing I'll be investing around $100.00 a month on a P90X food diet. I'll stick with the P90X food diet for the first 90 days, then transition over to a vegan diet. I need a set diet and exercise routine for my dream research, which a P90X exercise and P90X diet then transitioning over to P90X exercise and a vegan diet seems like the best choice. I quit smoking about two to three weeks ago, which has already started giving me rather abundant intense dreams.

      Totally, I'll do a before and after Youtube video. Mostly just pictures. I'm not measuring body fat, weight, etc. because I'm already relatively in shape. I'll also do a before and after on how well a vegan diet sustains a P90X body. Should be interesting.

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      absolutely unnecessary, P90 works yes, why? because you are lifting weights, nothing else is necessary

      your current routine probably stopped working after 3 weeks and if your still doing it theres a good chance you are losing a lot of weight from it too and not necessarily in a good way.

      search up Mark Rippetoes Starter Strength routine if you are serious about going to the gym, its proved itself time and time again to be an excellent routine, and make sure you learn how to squat etc properly.

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      I am about to start the 10 minute workout that they also made.

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      How'd P90X go for you?

      I just finished up my first Round and am on the 2nd week of my second round now. While I didn't come out looking like the people in the videos (possibly because I'm not able to follow the diet guide 100%) I did get amazing results. I started at 220 lbs, 21% Body Fat. I'm now 230 lbs, 15% Body Fat. Flexibility, Stamina, Strength all increased tremendously. Plyo still kicks my ass

      I've done other work out routines and was even in the Marine Corps and nothing has produced results like P90X has, I highly recommend it.

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