Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them?
Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-17-2009 05:19 PM


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I started doing Power 90 a couple weeks ago. I really like it. I've got the P90X program as well but I'm not ready for that yet. Hoping to work my way up to it.

Anybody else here doing it?
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-18-2009 01:32 AM


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I've never done this but I checked out the videos online just to see what you are talking about. Looks like a pretty decent program.

Once you get the general idea of how to train you may find that you don't have to buy as many of these things. I have nothing against workout videos, but keep in mind you can find a LOT of training info online for free.

One more thing: some of these companies will nickel-and-dime you to death if you call and order directly from them. They'll try to set you up to be billed monthly for vitamins, etc. Just be cautious about what you agree to purchase.

Just trying to give a little heads-up.

Kevin
StrongandFit.net
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-18-2009 09:04 AM


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This is true, but, I have found that exercising at home is much easier with a DVD than with a wall chart, etc. Now obviously some programs could never be done with a DVD, but I find it easier to complete a workout when it is paced with a motivational instructor. Less boring
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-18-2009 09:15 AM


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Anybody else here doing it? I came across these a little ways back. I've thought of getting the Plyometrics (from the P90X) one on ebay but not sure the old bod can handle it! LOL.

They get pretty good reviews around the internet FWIW.
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-18-2009 01:42 PM


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Once you get the general idea of how to train you may find that you don't have to buy as many of these things. I have nothing against workout videos, but keep in mind you can find a LOT of training info online for free.

One more thing: some of these companies will nickel-and-dime you to death if you call and order directly from them. They'll try to set you up to be billed monthly for vitamins, etc. Just be cautious about what you agree to purchase.

Just trying to give a little heads-up.

Thanks for the heads up. I appreciate it. I've lifted weights off and on for a while, and I feel like I have information overload. For everything I read, I can find a hundred people that say the opposite.

I've never done a workout DVD before. I really like the aspect of NOT having to plan my workouts. It's great to just be able to turn off my brain and do what I'm told. Sorta like have a trainer.

You are absolutely right about the nickel and diming. When I ordered Power 90, they asked me so many upsell questions, that I decided not to do business with them again. I ended up getting the p90x videos used of Craigslist for a lot cheaper (be careful anyone who trys to do this...P90X is one of the most bootlegged products out there. It's very difficult to find a authentic used copy.)
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-18-2009 11:25 PM


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You are more than welcome. Feel free to ask me any training questions. I'm not a certified trainer or guru, but I've been lifting weights for a long time (20+ years). I've also studied the lowcarb diet for a long time, too.

If the exercise is intense enough and you watch your diet, you should get results. A negative calorie balance will result in fat loss. That's it in a nutshell--don't over-analyze things to the point of giving yourself a headache.

Kevin
StrongandFit.net
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-19-2009 12:13 AM


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Thanks Kevin. I appreciate it. I'll let you know if I have any questions.
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-19-2009 03:20 AM


Advanced Low-Carber


By the way, are you from Arkansas? I'm originally from Alabama, but I live in the Philippines (I'm do student ministry here).

Kevin
StrongandFit.net
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-19-2009 02:42 PM


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Yep. Born and raised but I live in Dallas now. Coincidentally, my wife is from the Philippines.

Soooo? Alabama or Auburn? (doesn't matter. I hate them both.)
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-19-2009 10:57 PM


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Roll Tide!

Here's my blog: http://kuyakevin.com

"Kuya" is a Tagalog word for "older brother."

Kevin
StrongandFit.net
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 04-20-2009 01:03 AM


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I'm very grateful for people with hearts like yours. I have friends in China and India right now who are passionately pursuing their calling like you are and I LOVE it. May God bless your ministry.
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 05-28-2009 01:49 AM


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I did P90 about 8 years ago. Have a nice picture of me on a beach in Jamaica that some of my younger friends comment on about me being "buffed". It is a good workout if you can stick with it, and have the time.

O43

Silence speaks as loud as war, the Earth returns to what it was before...Van Hagar

I see all of those forty year olds out jogging, it doesn't make any difference. Roger Daltrey

Veni, Vidi, Edo
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 05-28-2009 04:24 PM


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People seem to love this workout. My husband and I have considered purchasing it but, I think it is too advanced for us.

~Danielle

"Never eat more than you can lift."
--Miss Piggy
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 05-29-2009 06:29 PM


Newbie Low-Carber


P90x is an absolute waste of time at best, and counterproductive/dangerous at worst.

The reason it sells well is three fold

a- slick marketing /w massive tv and internet ads
b- non typical before/after photos, or results more related to diet than training employed
c- it feeds perfectly into general misconceptions about exercise. It's just reinforcing what people already believe about exercise- which 99.9% of the time is utterly false and lacking any scientific foundation.

Check out Doug Mcguffs podcast with Jimmy for some information on exercise thats safe, effective, efficient...and best of all, actually works.

-Dream
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 06-02-2009 11:57 PM


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Although I posted previously that Power 90 worked, and it did for me 8 years ago, I think Dream's post is spot on. I did look good after the 90 days, but had shoulder soreness/elbow pain from the push ups. I doubt I'd give it a run now. I have found Doug McGuff's (Fred Hahn's, Adam Zickermann's and Ken Hucthin's) approach works pretty well for me.

O43

Silence speaks as loud as war, the Earth returns to what it was before...Van Hagar

I see all of those forty year olds out jogging, it doesn't make any difference. Roger Daltrey

Veni, Vidi, Edo
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 06-03-2009 01:27 AM


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Over 43,
You didn't do P90X, you did Power 90.
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 06-03-2009 01:37 AM


Moderator



The reason it sells well is three fold

a- slick marketing /w massive tv and internet ads
b- non typical before/after photos, or results more related to diet than training employed
c- it feeds perfectly into general misconceptions about exercise. It's just reinforcing what people already believe about exercise- which 99.9% of the time is utterly false and lacking any scientific foundation.

Check out Doug Mcguffs podcast with Jimmy for some information on exercise thats safe, effective, efficient...and best of all, actually works.

-Dream
I'm curious why you think it is a waste of time? If one doesn't get hurt, why would it be a waste of time?

Also, please elaborate on your point C.

Thanks.
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 06-11-2009 09:38 PM


Advanced Low-Carber


Since we started this post I've heard from a friend who uses this program--he swears by it. It's looks pretty intense, but I think the intensity gradually builds as you do the program.

I prefer the traditional weight lifting and cardio, but P90x isn't bad for folks who want to train at home.

Kevin
StrongandFit.net
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 06-17-2009 01:49 AM


Newbie Low-Carber


Quote:P90x is an absolute waste of time at best, and counterproductive/dangerous at worst.

The reason it sells well is three fold

a- slick marketing /w massive tv and internet ads
b- non typical before/after photos, or results more related to diet than training employed
c- it feeds perfectly into general misconceptions about exercise. It's just reinforcing what people already believe about exercise- which 99.9% of the time is utterly false and lacking any scientific foundation.

Check out Doug Mcguffs podcast with Jimmy for some information on exercise thats safe, effective, efficient...and best of all, actually works.

-Dream

I'm curious why you think it is a waste of time? If one doesn't get hurt, why would it be a waste of time?

Also, please elaborate on your point C.

Thanks.
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It's quite near the complete opposite of what needs to be done for "proper exercise". IOW, if i were to sit down and design a horrible exercise program, P90x would look very similar to it.

P90X is dangerous, especially for someone new to exercising, or elderly- ie p90x is unsustainable. If you cant do it 20 years from now, why are you doing it now? (for the purpose of exercise and positive physiological adaptations).

Also, as I said earlier, it feeds into false notions that lack scientific foundation. Things like generic "cardio" "stretching" and so on. These things sound nice on paper, but can cause injury, do little in the way of positive adaptations, and can even SLOW down metabolism by destroying muscle mass.

Speaking of a waste of time, it demands hours and hours a week of time (what the heck for? to burn calories through exercise?). That amount of time invested is counterproductive to REAL results, let alone being necessary.

let me know if you would like me to elaborate on C anymore

-Dream
RE: Power 90 or P90X-Anybody doing (or done) them? , 03-16-2010 09:18 PM


Newbie Low-Carber