I know that one or two years ago I read a thread with some guys debating this workout program. I decided to try something different, so I ordered one and started it about two weeks ago. Been getting up every morning or working out after work every day for about two weeks, and so far it seems like some pretty good, intense workouts. I've also been sticking with the nutrition guide (damn, no beer!) Anybody else have some recent experience with P90X?
Worked out with weights all my life then tried P90X...Tony Horton is my hero. Been doing it for two years now and I'm still sore after every workout. The nutrional guideline changes your eating habits for life. No more processed foods, fresh fruits and vegatables everyday, salads, chicken the whole nine yards. Sneak some beer every now and then. I thought I was in shape before....naaaa. The whole program finely tunes your body in addition it has imporved my surfing 10 fold...better balance, coordination, cardiovascular fitness, strength. Never had abs like this before either. Being a PE teacher I know a crap load about fitness and this is the MAC DADDY. You just have to be commited...looked at P90X2 and saw Tony doing push ups on 4 basketballs....the original P90X will do me just fine for the next few years. If you goto livestrong.com, this site will help you keep your nutrional needs in check. Look for the my plate section...it keeps track of everything you eat. This is Lance Armstrongs web site and its great. P90X is the absolute BEST....next to surfing perfect chest high glassy waves! "Forget the rest and do your best!"
Last edited by imperial; Mar 10, 2012 at 12:03 PM.
I totally agree--I tried P90 twice and SOMTHING both times something pulled me away around the 5th week and yes Yoga is just too long and sux. I started the "Insanity" workout and its been amazing--35 min workouts on the 1st month and 45 on the 2nd. I'm sweating and working off my core harder than ever with interval training --and the babes in the background are much better! Good luck
Originally Posted by Gfootr
Kicks your butt. Hardest part is the time commitment. I did great for 5 weeks, then had to travel for work and broke the cycle.
Kempbo sucks, and the yoga is too friggin long. But the Plyo! ooooh baby! Good stuff.I
That helped my surfing the most, I just do whichever disk I'm in the mood for. Still works great!
As others have said the P90 can work wonders for not just your health but you're surfing. Do a 90 day session and then "maintain" by doing different workouts for a while. To get around the time commitment lately I've been doing the Spartacus workouts as a substitute and they're pretty rad. And after a few months will do the P90 again.
tried it to get back into shape for surfing 3 years ago. It got me back into shape in like 1month. That with surfing gave me a freakin 6pack. I haven't don it in a while but thanks for the reminder... i gotta get a 6er again before i turn 40. The only problem is now i keep breaking boards and ripping the backs of my wetsuits when i flex! j/k
my wife got P90x a month ago. only because shes impulsive and buys things with the tax money...... But i have to say that P90x is a beast. ive only been doing a few DVD's due to time constraints but between Plyometrics and the chest, shoulder, and back DVD, your set for surfing. cant wait to do the whole program, but its a big time commitment
I'm pretty committed so far - haven't missed a day in the two and 1/2 weeks I've been goin' for it (but it does take a toll - I have to get up at 4:30 a few mornings every week, but what the hell - sometimes we do that for a dawn patrol go-out, anyway). So far, on day 7 when you can either rest/recover or stretch, I'm still gettin' up, stretching, and doing the "light" workout. If you work it seriously, it doesn't take too long to feel a little better. I'm kind of a small guy (5'9", 155 lbs., and with few opportunities to surf over the last several months, I was starting to put on a few "beer pounds", but my body is already starting to change a little bit - I've got a little more strength, definition, and I'm going for more endurance! I wanna get ready for a tropical season (maybe we'll have one this year?)!
what kind of equipment does P90X require? I did crossfit religiously for a couple years and reaped tremendous benefits. I can't afford crossfit right now as I am a student. P90X seems to fit the budget.