P90x Reviews

May 30, 2011

P90x Reviews

P90x Reviews – How This Intense Workout Helps You to Shape Up in 90 Days

 

This workout program has been around for quite a while now and many P90x Reviews have been written. Since most of those reviews of the P90x program simply tell you if the program worked for the writer or not, I decided to write a more thorough one. I want to give you a chance to decide whether the P90x Workout Schedule is for you. Before I go into more detail, let me give you a summary of what I found out. First of all, this isn’t a program for the lazy. P90x is a 90-Day program that you need to invest 1 hour a day in for six days a week to see results. And those results are great! If you stick with it, you can expect to experience something that can only be described as a full body transformation. If you want to bulk up muscles or aren’t willing to invest some effort in reaching your goals, this program isn’t for you. However, if you want to LOSE WEIGHT, feel better, get that “beach body” of your dreams and you are willing to work for it, this program is for you. P90x is an excellent program that helps you increase your overall fitness, but there are a few things that you should know. Keep reading to find out what this is all about and whether you should consider buying the P90x Workout Program. This will save you a lot of time reading other less useful P90x Reviews.

How Does P90x Work?

The P90x program is not only a set of 12 workout DVDs. It is a complete 90-Day program that also encompasses the P90x nutrition plan and gives you a detailed training plan and instructions. If you follow these instructions and the workout routine precisely, you can expect to experience an overall greater level of fitness and a lower body fat percentage. I recommended P90x to some of my clients that couldn’t come to personal training sessions for a few months. All of them lost at least a few inches on their waists; they toned their muscles, and they all told me that they feel more comfortable with their body now. So, how do you use the P90x Program? Six days a week you work out using a different P90x DVD according to the training schedule. The workout is arranged in three phases that I describe in more detail later on. Basically you have 3 phases of 3 weeks with a focus on strength training separated by one week of cardio workout and regeneration. Every workout takes you between 1 and 1 ½ hour. Here is what you get when you order the P90x program:

12 Workout DVDs

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  1. Chest & Back (52:50 min) – Strength Training for your pectorals, back, biceps, and      triceps. Used in weeks 1-3, 9, and 11
  2. Plyometrics (58:36 min) – Cardio Workout, especially for your legs. Used in weeks 1-3,    4-7, and 9-12.
  3. Shoulders & Arms (59:53 min) – Strength Training for your biceps, triceps, and shoulders. Used in weeks 1-3, 9, and 11.
  4. Yoga X (92:24 min) – Stretching to protect and lengthen your muscles. Used in weeks 1-13.
  5. Legs & Back (58:56 min) – Strength Training for your quads, hamstring, calves, and back. Used in weeks 1-3, 5-7 and 9-12.
  6. Kenpo X (58:46 min) – Cardio Workout for Fat Burning and Endurance. Used in weeks 1-13.
  7. X Stretch (57:32 min) – Stretching to protect and lengthen your muscles. Used in weeks 1-13.
  8. Core Synergistics (57:27 min) – Strength Training for your whole body. Used in weeks 4, 8, and 13.
  9. Chest, Shoulders, & Triceps (55:44 min) – Strength Training for your pectorals, shoulders and triceps. Used in weeks 5-7, 10, and 12.
  10. Back & Biceps (51:36 min) – Strength Training for your back and biceps. Used in weeks 5-7, 10, and 12.

  11. Cardio X (43:16 min) – Cardio Workout for Fat Burning and Endurance. Used in the Double program (explained later).
  12. Ab Ripper X (16:07 min) – Strength Training for your abs and core. Used every week.

3 Guides

  1. P90x Fitness Guide - An outline of the entire program and an explanation of each exercise. It also includes instructions on how to customize this program to your needs.
  2. P90x 3-Phase Nutrition Plan - A detailed nutrition plan that includes recipes and daily meal schedules to reach your goals even faster. This way you can get as much protein, fat and carbohydrates as you need and stay below your calorie allowance.
  3. "How To Bring It" - A video that helps you to get an overview of the P90x workout program. It tells you how to get started and how to get the movements right.

P90x follows a unique approach that was developed by fitness coach Tony Horton, a guy that has more than 20 years of experience in his field. He calls the technique that he invented Muscle Confusion and what this basically means is that you avoid the usual training plateaus by training your muscles in a different way each time. As you can see in other P90x Reviews, this is really easy because of the training plan that you get with the fitness workout program.

I read some other P90x Reviews. What do I really need to buy besides the program?

Some of those P90x reviews mention a lot of things that you CAN buy besides the product. While there are some nutrition products available, this doesn't mean that you have to buy them. All that you basically need is a set of dumbbells; you can also use resistance bands, and a chin-up bar. Depending on how sophisticated you are, you might also be interested in buying some push-up stands, and a yoga mat. Especially when you are new to exercising, I recommend that you get a heart-rate monitor. This will help you to stay near your target heart rate.

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What is the P90x Workout Schedule? How much time do you need?

Each of the 12 workout DVDs features videos that target a separate body region and they are used in the unique workout plan. What this means is that you have a comprehensive workout that remains exciting for a long time and works all of your muscles. This is great, because a single workout DVD not only doesn't target all important body regions, but also tends to get boring pretty fast. Throughout the 90 days you need one to one and a half hour a day. The P90x Workout Schedule arranges the DVDs or workouts into a plan that goes hand in hand with the nutrition guide and that is stretched out across three phases:

  • The Fat Shredder Phase: You focus on eating a lot of protein and building up your muscles. This will help you to lose fat quickly and also to build and strengthen your muscles for the remainder of the program.
  • The Energy Booster Phase: As your body adjusts to the higher intensity of the workout units, you move your nutrition to a mix of protein and carbohydrates. This way you have more energy while working out and you will feel better over the whole day.
  • The Endurance Maximizer Phase: The last 30 days focus on establishing more permanent results. Your diet changes to a more athletic diet with complex carbohydrates that provide you with energy for long and intense workouts.

This is the general program that is suitable for most people. However, as other P90x Reviews will tell you, there is also the option to adjust the schedule to your needs. If losing weight is what you want to focus on, you can change to a Lean version of the program that mainly uses cardio and stretching workouts. To prepare for a sports competition, you can use the Double version of P90x. This means that you will spend 2 hours working out every day, mostly by complementing strength training with cardio training.

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What does it take to see P90x Results?

To be honest: The P90x Program is very hard and the writers of many P90x Reviews complain about this. Yes, this program is really though, however it will also bring you great results. This is not one of the DVDs that promises to bring you great results in 5 minutes a day and, of course, doesn’t deliver. Ask yourself: Do you really want to achieve your goals or do you just want to spend money on something to feel better? I recommend that you track your workouts and your results, so that you can keep your motivation up. Don’t forget that even a few lost pounds are a success! Once you stick to this program for a while, you will see how your body adjusts and doing the exercises becomes easier. What may make you feel better is the fact that the creator of this program doesn’t expect you to be able to follow the program right from the start. In the "How To Bring It" –Video, Tony Horton explains that you should do as many repetitions as you can. There are some exercises, especially the Plyometrics or plyos that are very hard for the beginner. The great thing about the P90x program is that it doesn’t let you down in those cases. You get tips and ways to adjust the exercises in such a way that you can do them and follow along.

Does P90x Work?

Yes it does. This is a question that I get asked a lot. Like any other fitness workout program, P90x works when you follow the instructions. You can see this confirmed in many other P90x reviews. Of course, you don’t see immediate results; the first week may be pretty hard as your body gets adjusted to the workouts. To see your personal results, I recommend that you closely track your progress. Get a scale that not only measures your weight, but also calculates your body fat percentage. If you are at all unsure whether P90x is something for you, you can go to their homepage where they provide a fitness test that will tell you the answer.

What you can expect: P90x Before And After

The P90x program was designed for men and women alike. You can see that this is the truth by reading the success stories shared in many P90x reviews. I ordered a few copies of this system for my own clients and gave it to them so that they could try it out. I made some small adjustments to their training plan to make it fit with my clients' overall training concept. All of my clients really enjoyed working out with the DVDs, especially since Tony Horton has such a pleasant personality and always keeps you motivated. This program definitely helped my clients to intensify their workouts with additional sessions at home.

Below are some of the "before and after" photos of actual P90x users.

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How Much Does P90x Cost?

P90x is available for 3 monthly payments of $39.95, which is less than most of today's gym membership costs. You can select a single payment option, if that's what you prefer. If you don't see any success after 90 days, there is a 90-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE that you can make use of. So this way you really have nothing to lose. Here is a warning: While there are other distributors that sell the program for less money, you should be aware that there are many pirated and bootleg copies out there. This is something that I read in other P90x reviews that rated the program very badly. I contacted the author only to find out that they got some poorly labeled pirated DVDs. Stay on the safe side and order from the official homepage. Only with the original DVDs do you get all the features like a direct selection of the workout routine and exercises that you want to do.

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Summary of this and other P90x Reviews – Who is it NOT for?

After gathering all this information from my own research, my clients' experiences and other P90x Reviews, I can give you a conclusion. This program really is for anybody who wants to increase his overall fitness and lose weight. However, there are a few exceptions:

  • This program won't help you build up massive muscles. If you are a bodybuilder that wants to bulk up quickly, this program isn't for you.
  • With this program you don’t get something for nothing. You will see great results, but you have to be willing to train hard.
  • If you have massive weight problems or you have problems breathing after going upstairs, then this program will be too hard for you.

This program is a great overall training for your whole body. If you stick to it and follow the workout plan, you'll definitely see some amazing results and get closer to that beach body you always wanted. That’s not all; you will grow much more self-confident as you look upon your achievement. Don't give up and trust the program. Go and try it out, you owe it to yourself; I am sure that you will have the same experience as many other success stories in P90x Reviews.

PROS

  • It is a very intense home workout program that will help you increase your overall fitness.
  • Your hard work will be rewarded.
  • Included nutritional guide makes this a holistic program.
  • Special instructions for beginners.

CONS

  • Doesn’t help you bulk up muscles.
  • Not for the totally untrained person or person with serious weight problems.
  • Not for the lazy.

 

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Post # 67: "P90x Reviews – How This Intense Workout Helps You to Shape Up in 90 Days"

P90x Reviews – How This Intense Workout Helps You to Shape Up in 90 Days

 

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carl November 3, 2012 at 3:23 pm

 
Hey guys I just started college a while ago and boght this to help get in better shape… never did too well in gym class in high school but I’ve been doing this with my roommate in the dorm and its kicking our asses in a good way. I lost about 6 pounds, he lost 5, on week 8 now. It’s HARD work but the reslts speaks for themselves!
 

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David November 4, 2012 at 7:00 pm

 
I’m 47 and have tried all kinds of fad diets and exercise programs. P90x has been around a relatively long time and I’d bet it’s here to stay. It does a better job at helping you in all areas of fitness and is just such an all-around great program. I bought it for my son and he’s really getting into it now. Thanks a lot!
 

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Rodney T November 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 
I’m on the energy booster phase right now and I really like how it’s going so far, too. Also love how this phase has more carbs in the diet. I’ve done low-carb diets befoe and I’ll tell you they’re horrible LOL so glad I don’t have to do that this time :-)
 

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Jaimee November 8, 2012 at 10:12 pm

 
Does Ab Ripper X really help you get better looking abs?  I’ve tried a bunch of those kinds of videos and nothing gives me the resualts I’m looking for.
 

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Jimmy Hudson November 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm

Ab Ripper X does a major part in giving you better abs, but the entire rest of P90x helps.  After all, who is going to see those sexy abs if they’re covered in fat?  The cardio element in P90x will certainly help with that!

 

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Tim H. November 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

 
i was wondering… do you think if i start now i can have results in 2 weeks? i mean like i want people to be able to tell not just like lose a couple pounds on the scale.
 

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Jimmy Hudson November 19, 2012 at 10:01 pm

If you’re ready to give it everything you’ve got, this is probably one of the best programs you can use to try.  If you want a little 4-7 pound jumpstart, you could try doing a Shakeology Cleanse right beforehand.

 

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august November 14, 2012 at 2:01 am

 
For anyone considering Insanity Workout because it has more cardio I have two words: Cardio X. Seriously crazy cardio workout, I love it! It’s probably my favorite of the P90x DVDs.
 

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WARNER November 15, 2012 at 1:59 pm

 
How much recovery time do you get between workouts?
 

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Jimmy Hudson November 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm

Since you’re working out 6 days a week, it’s usually about a day, except for when you get a day off, then it’s two days.  It’s more than most people are used to, but it will get you in shape in a hurry!

 

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Raymond November 16, 2012 at 5:58 am

 
I considered hiring a personal trainer before because I wasn’t having much luck with different exercise programs I tried… it felt like I’d get in a little better shape and then I’d be back to square one… I think Tony Horton on these DVDs is probably a lot like having your own trainer, I’m in a lot better shape now. Lost 14 pounds and just look and feel a lot better!
 

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Artmachine November 18, 2012 at 2:58 am

 
Help!  I’ve been doing P90X and I look and feel AWESOME!!!  But I’m almost finished with the program!  What do I do!?!?!
 

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Jimmy Hudson November 21, 2012 at 12:13 am

Wake a couple weeks, and then do it again.  Or try out P90X2 or the Insanity Workout.

 

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kenton November 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm

 
I have no exercised in YEARS! I’m not totally lazy but I’m not sure how I should ease myself into the program.  Any advice?
 

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Jimmy Hudson November 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

Well, if you’re not totally lazy, you’re on the right track :)

Tony Horton will actually give you all the help you need easing into it.  Just listen to what he says, take it slow at first and don’t hurt yourself.  It will just keep getting easier!

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Walter November 20, 2012 at 5:57 pm

 
P90x costs too much you can just run around and do pushups or whatever your just paying for the name because its famous
 

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Thomas November 21, 2012 at 12:55 pm

 
I was hitting the gym about once a week when I could so really more like a couple times a month… I like that I can do P90X at home and it does seem to have much better results than I was getting at the gym! I havent measured but my arms are bigger definitely getting stronger and lost a pants size so far!
 

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lorraine November 25, 2012 at 2:56 pm

 
what if i don’t take the p90x supplements?
 

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Jimmy Hudson November 28, 2012 at 7:27 am

What are you talking about?  P90x doesn’t require any supplements!  Just eat right!

 

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Jon December 3, 2012 at 2:13 pm

 
What is the secret about P90x… I mean why does it really work better than other things is it muscle confusion?
 

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Jimmy Hudson December 5, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I do think Tony’s technique of Muscle Confusion is a big, BIG factor. Because he throws so many different exercises at you, your muscles don’t have time to adjust and “get used to” the exercises, so you just see better and better results instead, insteading of plateauing out like you would with other workouts.

 

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Nick P December 23, 2012 at 11:56 am

 
Okay, I’m in. What size dumbells do I need?
 

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Jimmy Hudson December 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Ideally, you should have 15, 20 and 25.  You can also use resistance bands (I use both).

 

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Ashley December 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm

 
I Am On My Third Week And I Lost Almost 8 Pounds All Ready! Hoping To Last Until The End! -Ashley, 23, Female
 

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WATKINS December 30, 2012 at 1:55 pm

 

I normally take a jog around the block every day.  Can I keep doing it while I do P90x?
 

 

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Jimmy Hudson January 3, 2013 at 2:27 am

My advice is to listen to your body.  You’re already going to be burning a ton of calories getting your heart rate up every day with P90x, and your body needs time to heal.  If you find yourself feeling exhausted all the time, it’s time to slow down!

 

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edmond December 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

 
I thoght I was in pretty good shape but P90X actually helped me realize how my own home-brew workout system pretty much focused on specific parts of my upper body. This is a real FULL BODY workout so be careful it will show you what your weaknesses are an then help you fix them!!
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weedeater January 4, 2013 at 9:53 pm

 
I’m a 25-yo guy and I’ve always been really skinny.  Will this help me get bigger?  I don’t want to lose a ton of weight and look like a skeleton!
 

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Jimmy Hudson January 7, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Eat right and do the exercises, and I can almost guarantee you you’ll end up not only bigger, but more toned and just better looking!

 

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Joseph January 5, 2013 at 2:02 pm

 
i started off following the schedule but it was hard to keep up because i have so many things going on… now i pick a dvd when i have some extra time and do it… usually at least a couple times a week. it probably works better to follow the schedule but i wanted to say it also does help you get in better shape doing how i do.
 

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bobbby January 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

 
so my new years resolution this year was too loose 75 pounds in 2013. what do you think, can i do this with p90x?
 

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Jimmy Hudson January 9, 2013 at 1:32 pm

That is a big goal, but I think it’s more realistic with P90x than almost anything else on the market. You’ll have to run through it more than once, but you’ll do better each time. Stay motivated and keep pushing through it, I think you can do it! Also, check out my review on the Insanity Workout if you’re looking for something a little more bit weight-loss oriented.

 

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michaelv January 10, 2013 at 3:03 am

 
I’m doing P90x for the second time now. Lost 11 pounds the fist time but I can do the exercises a lot better this time around so i’m hoping for even more this time… we’ll see… just wanted to say it definitely works though! Thank you!
 

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Irene January 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

 
Hey there! I’m 37, female, got into P90X when a girlfriend was doing it. I will say it is very hard work but worth it! Absolutely worth it!
 

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Richard Vose January 12, 2013 at 5:00 pm

 
Hi I have some friends who tried it… they all say its hard but good results but not all of them actully finished it… what is the secert to staying motivated for the whole 90 days?
 

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Jimmy Hudson January 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Well, if Tony Horton’s enthusiasm isn’t enough, I highly recommend tracking your progress closely with photos and a journal. I’ve found one of the greatest motivators is being able to actually see how well you’re progressing. Good luck! :)

 

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Mike January 18, 2013 at 11:51 pm

 
You know I’ve had a pull-up bar for a few years now, and I didn’t make REAL use of it until P90X. I honestly didn’t know there were so many different exercises to do with it, all working different muscles. Tony knows his stuff!
 

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William January 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

 
Does P90X have a really low calorie allowance to work?
 

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Jimmy Hudson January 23, 2013 at 3:53 am

You’ll be working really hard, and may actually need more than you’re used to.  When I started I needed to eat about 3000 calories a day!  Remember, you need a ton of fuel to blast through the workouts, and enough building blocks to repair, rebuild, and remodel your body.

 

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Sandy January 25, 2013 at 5:32 pm

 
I wasn’t sure if I should get P90x or Insanity. I was kind of leaning towards Insanity because I wanted more cardio but now that I’ve been doing P90x for a month I feel like this is probably enough cardio for now ROTFL! I didn’t know I could sweat so much, definitely a excellet workout!
 

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james33 January 28, 2013 at 6:50 pm

 
Me and my brother were thinking about doing this but if there are two of us does that mean we need to get 2 chinup bars?
 

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Jimmy Hudson February 2, 2013 at 7:25 am

Unless you’re very tiny people who can both fit on one, or simply willing to take turns, yes.  (You shouldn’t let taking turns stop you.)

 

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Joanne B. January 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

 
This is one of the better reviews i found online and the one that convinced me to try it. I finished my final day about a week ago and I wanted to post my results: I’m a 33 year old female, and I lost 18 pounds and 2 dress sizes! My boyfriend says I look fantastic and frankly, I agree :-D
 

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Michael January 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm

 
do you think i should start this to lose weight?
 

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Jimmy Hudson February 2, 2013 at 7:49 am

Probably. :D

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lsvidoli February 2, 2013 at 1:49 pm

 
OMG it hurts so good LOL! I just did a good biceps and back workout about half an hour ago and I feel it. I’ve been doing this about a month and a half so far and I can already see the pounds dropping off when I hit the scale and I’m looking buffer in the mirror! Great program, thanks! 22/male
 

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Marco G. February 4, 2013 at 9:27 pm

HARDEST WORKOUT YOU'LL EVER DO IN YOUR LIFE.  

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Elaine Andrepont February 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Hi,
I bought this over six years ago and after having my child and adjusting to a new life; I’ve decided to unbox the pull up bar and get to it.
I have to say that I am scared. I am 46 and have only worked out three hours a week doing yoga for six months. I took three months off and now I want to intensify my workouts plus, save money.
I do not want bulk muscles but need to build strength. I will keep the workouts low key but work on finishing each workout. I want smooth, long muckes and a full body toned workout.
20 years ago I would bench press my body weight and I added bulk, yuck!
Now, I need to get rid of the flabby arms and tighten my core. My goal is to firm up, tighten up, lean up as well as pump my blood and increase my endurance.
To be honest my muscles are so pathetic, I am tired Alot and my bones ache. I have to turn my attitude and body around.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress. I will be starting whitin the next seven days.
I know that this will work.

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Eric Bays | P90X Workout Journal April 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm

Fantastic review. I really enjoy reading post like this as I am currently in my first round of P90X and stuff like this helps keep me motivated. It reminds be why I am doing it. I love to hear and learn more about the progam and to hear other peoples opinions about it. Eric Bays

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Diana April 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm

P90x is one awesome workout. I got the home workout edition from Amazon and it is worth every penny. Got an awesome price for what I received and I'm so excited that I want to share my discount that I received with anyone who is thinking about getting p90x: http://amzn.to/155bveZ – You will not be disappointed. If you follow everything in the program, you will start seeing results within a few weeks.

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