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JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,708
10/8/12 7:24 P

P90x works. My third son has done it now for nearly two years and he works out at the gym because he is so strong now. He does INSANITY and P90X2.

CRAZYKITTY68 Posts: 21
9/21/12 12:55 P

I believe that extreme fitness would bring with it the weight loss as long as your body really had the additional fat to lose. If someone is just a few lbs over weight, and puts on muscle, it could balance out to 0 lb on the scale but a tremendous re-proportioning. I still have plenty of fat to lose, but have been doing P90X for a week. I am not eating the calories they recommend though, I'm keeping within the range recommended by Sparkpeople. So far so good, except for being SORE! LOL!

JFERGUSON361 SparkPoints: (211)
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9/19/12 8:56 P

I have the P90 CD's. I appreciate reading the board because I can tell that I was not eating enough before working out. In addition, I was not stretching before I worked out. I am taking the P90 slowly as I am not in shape but working desperately to get there. I work the treadmill daily until I burn 130 calories. I am thinking I should add P90 to the mix. Any thoughts or suggestions are greatly appreciated.

REBECALYNDA87 SparkPoints: (1,876)
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9/19/12 8:49 P

Just be careful you're getting enough calories- the workout is intense and I wouldn't want your body to go into 'starvation mode.' Maybe shoot for the higher end there?

CRAZYKITTY68 Posts: 21
9/15/12 7:36 P

Hi all. I started P90X today, and WOW. It's going to take me some time to work up to being able to get through the CDs. I haven't worked out for a long time, but used to be a die-hard weight lifter/step aerobics nut. I love this even tho right now I could only get thru 16 minutes before I was nauseous and my head was thumping. Tomorrow I'll hydrate better. Anyway, I'm doing the lean program and don't intend to increase my calories as high as P90X recommends. Using Wheybolic (just 1 scoop at 90 calories) to make sure i'm getting the protein I need. Anyone think 1200 - 1500 cal a day will cut it for P90X? I still have 50 lbs to lose.

SAMANTHA1230 Posts: 8
7/26/12 3:04 P

I've done this off and on for years and am finally getting back to it again now that my life is settling into a dull roar. Yesterday was day 1 with Chest and Back. Today is the ever dreaded Plyo. I love this program, always have. I'm hitting this working out and getting fit thing full force this time around, joining here, tracking exercise and calories, and the big one... I quit smoking! I'm beyond excited to get back into shape and watching everyone else's progression as well. :)

LGREGG07 SparkPoints: (24,751)
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2/1/12 9:34 P

i did P90X over the summer with my dad. as a collegate swimmer just doing P90X once a day was enough to wear me out! if you are just starting out that's what I would recommend, or try doing the "Lean Routine" that is in the workout guide book that comes with the DVDs. The thing i realized with that program, is you have to be eat enough to be able to lose the fat, not the muscle, unlike me who eat too little and ended up losing nothing. if you want to add in extra cardio i would wait a month or a week and do something that isn't p90x because i happened to get very bored from the same cardio routine for 3 months!

ALDANAD84 Posts: 1,235
2/1/12 12:28 P

ANGIESMITH0323 - I have been wanting to try this program as well but I feel as though I am not mentally prepared to do so. Its a tough challenge and I feel it requires you to be in some sort of shape, but I have not looked into it enough to know for sure.

I wish you the best of luck with it, and keep us up to date with your experience!

JIBBIE49 Posts: 56,708
2/1/12 12:16 P

There are several P90X Teams, so join them for lots of help. OF course, Sparks pushing it's own exercise and selling videos, etc. etc. so you won't find a lot of P90X help. But lots of people do it. My adult children have done fantastic with it.

At the top of the tool bar is COMMUNITY. click it and come down to Spark Teams, click it and over on the search put in P90X and teams will come up. Join.

ANGIESMITH0323 Posts: 2
2/1/12 8:15 A

Hello everyone! My husband and I just began the P90X program. I understand the program is not for extreme weight loss (but rather extreme fitness) but, I was wondering if anyone experienced significant weight loss? I would like to lose approximately 35 - 40lbs. I have altered the nutritional plan slightly (a beach body coach said the plan is designed for maintaining weight and building muscle) I've subtracted 500 calories from their recommendations.

I would love to hear other peoples experiences with this particular program, and any suggestions. I do believe I will add the Cardio X in week 5 like they mention (called double)... Thanks!

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