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P90X

Anybody done it?

I started P90X Lean last Thursday and am totally loving it.  Today will be day 4 and I am so sore, but am seeing a radical change in my strength and body shape.  I am determined to make it the full 90 days because the transformation pictures are so incredible and the DVDs are only an hour long (the progress bar at the bottom helps/pushes me so much).

The lean version doesn't include Plyometrics, so I've been replacing Cardio X with it.  My goal is to lose weight and tone up.  Toning up has already begun, and with that comes weight loss, but I want to lose quite a bit, so I've been running on easier days (read: non-ab ripper days).

The only part that has me concerned is the recommended diet.  It's high protein, low carb (including complex carbs) diet, essentially the opposite of how I eat.  I've been aiming to get more protein, but I am not willing to stop eating grains, nor do I think it is healthy.

Ramble, ramble, ramble.  I'm very excited about it and would love to hear what your experience has been with it, especially as a vegan.  There's tons of info on it, tons of before and after pictures, but next to zero info on how to get P90sexxxxxy as a veg.

how long are the workouts? when this semester is over im definitely doing it

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You have me interested! Did you order straight from P90? does it come with the pull up bar and all that?
i am looking at used ones, but im not sure they will come with everything I need.
What's the best deal out there?
I'm thinking of quitting my gym for a couple of months to offset the cost of this and try this. I'm going to ask DH to do it with me.

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There is 12 different workouts, most are around an hour long (save for Ab Ripper X, for obvious reasons.  If you can survive the 15 minutes on that one, I am impressed).  I think this is why I like it so much, because I'll be going nearly 2 weeks before repeating a workout.

The DVDs are kind of expensive, but used ones on amazon are around $90.  I can't speak for everyone, but for me, these are way more effective than going to the gym.  I hate the gym.  I elliptical for an hour then bolt.  Not so much effective for significant change.

It doesn't include the resistance bands, yoga mat or blocks, pull up bar, or supplements.  I don't have any of those.  It's been fine for now, because I am weak sauce, so I just lift air  ;)  You can definitely do it without the resistance bands (he even says go grab some soup cans or something), yoga mat, and blocks.  Doing a pull up isn't even close to my radar right now, soooooo we'll cross the whole "should I splurge on a stupid piece of singular fitness equipment when I am broke" bridge when we get to it :)

I sound like such an infomercial, but I think it's a great investment if you keep with it.

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i just found it for like 65!

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My boyfriend just got me this for my birthday. He paid like 85 dollars for it on eBay. I can't start it yet because I am still competing in college track and field, and I don't want to mess up my training schedule. I did the Ab Ripper X today though. I thought it was kind of easy. I did all the crunches the easy way though, next time I'll go all out.

The diet part was also a huge problem for me. My boyfriend thought I would follow the diet they prescribed, and I was like... heck no! It's one fruit a day, and two cups of lettuce... and like two carbs in phase one. And 6 pieces of meat. No thanks.

My advice:  stay away from procesed sugar and grains. Eat small meals throughout the day to keep your blood sugar level. Find a recovery drink with a 4:1 carb to protein ratio (160-220 calories and it can have sugar). Skip to the third section and build your diet around that phase. If you're not looking for lots of weight loss, and more toning, you'll be fine without cutting. Especially if you are burning the extra carbs running... and living. Stupid low carb diets.

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Nice job, Little2Ant-- you're gonna loooooove it

Thanks for the advice, Shea!  I will definitely follow your recommendations.  Low carb?  What a crock.

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i think i will probably eat the same as I am now...but maybe with fewer sweets.  i don't need to lose weight, but want to tone up and get RIPPED!!! (haha).
DH agreed to do it with me!

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someone told me today that you have to have the pull up bar. Alice, are you finding you need it yet?
i don't even have a doorway near the tv where'd i'd be doing it anyway. hmmmm

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someone told me today that you have to have the pull up bar. Alice, are you finding you need it yet?
i don't even have a doorway near the tv where'd i'd be doing it anyway. hmmmm

You pretty much need the pull up bar from the beginning if you do the classic (not sure about lean) version of P90X.  My doorway with it is down the hall so I just get down there quick, do my exercises and go back to the TV. :)

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ab ripper= CRAZY

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are you guys still doing this?  my friend and i started this week, i believe it's the classic version not lean unfortunately.  todays day 4.  i think i'll only get to do about a month cus we're gonna be parting ways and the sets his, unless i decide to buy it myself.  anyone selling theirs?

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get him to burn it for you.

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yeah i think im gonna.  how did it work for you?

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The pull up bar is necessary to do the program. So is a variety of weights or bands. I feel like the "classic" version focuses too much on upper body though, and the cardio workouts are, in my opinion, a joke. You'd burn more calories going out for a run. I'm using bits and pieces of the program along with my regular routine.

A lot of the program focuses on using different moves than the machines at the gym, but at least with those machines, there is a small likelihood that you will have bad form and hurt yourself. My knees and elbows are sore whenever I do the workouts because it's hard do each move perfect on every rep.

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I did all of P90X, then jumped onto Insanity by the same company (Beachbody) after I finished my 90 days.

I went really strong the first 45 days, the second half was a little scattered due to some family issues and moving, etc.  But all in all, its asurd how effective this is.  Rather than following the diet program which is just stupid in the amount of meat and airy they suggest, I just ate right.  I loaded up on tofu, legumes, whole grains, et al and logged all of my food taken in on myfitnesspal.com which helped.

I started off at 205 lbs and got down to 176 lbs in a tad over three months.  I've kind of fallen short lately and slowed my workouts due to a new job and being busy this summer, but I'll be restarting this all over again and subbing Insanity in on the Cardio days and using P90X on the weights days.

All in all, its a fantastic program; the diet's a bit wonky and based off poor nutrition advice but the workouts are phenomenal.  If anyone's interested in more about it, feel free to ask me.

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I did all of P90X, then jumped onto Insanity by the same company (Beachbody) after I finished my 90 days.

I went really strong the first 45 days, the second half was a little scattered due to some family issues and moving, etc.  But all in all, its asurd how effective this is.  Rather than following the diet program which is just stupid in the amount of meat and airy they suggest, I just ate right.  I loaded up on tofu, legumes, whole grains, et al and logged all of my food taken in on myfitnesspal.com which helped.

I started off at 205 lbs and got down to 176 lbs in a tad over three months.  I've kind of fallen short lately and slowed my workouts due to a new job and being busy this summer, but I'll be restarting this all over again and subbing Insanity in on the Cardio days and using P90X on the weights days.

All in all, its a fantastic program; the diet's a bit wonky and based off poor nutrition advice but the workouts are phenomenal.  If anyone's interested in more about it, feel free to ask me.

Wow, congrats! That's awesome!

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So my bf and I are thinking about purchasing this after my gym membership expires in November.  Im looking to lose about 15 pounds and tone up and I figure if I cant do that by November by going to the gym, then i should invest.

Any more updates?  It def sounds like it worked for crossarmant! 

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You're going to have to find your own nutritional program... I don't think I'd recommend theirs. Especially if you are vegan. It's great for toning though I'd say.

I'd go for it if you and your bf are going to do it together. The thing about at home workouts is that you have to hold yourself accountable, which is hard to do everyday.

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My jumps coach for track (in high school) had us doing the Plyometrics and AB ripper videos about once a week. I feel that they helped quite a bit and were pretty fun. I want to by the classic set when I'm out of college to just use whenever I don't feel like going to the gym or out for a jog.

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