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The best workout DVDs I have ever owned- P90X


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#1 rodent

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    Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:09 PM

    I have been meaning to post this for months & I keep forgetting. I finally remembered after seeing QuelMoffet post that she just bought them.

    The are called P90X by beachbody. They are the best workout dvds I've ever done (& I've done a bunch of workout dvds.)

    I've been lifting weights for 12 years. I never could have imagined there would be a dvd that can give me as good of a leg workout at home as I was getting at the gym with machines. It's actually better than what I was doing at the gym. I noticed more definition after I switched to the dvds.

    My gym closed down sept 2006. Shortly after a friend told us about these DVDs. I've been doing them since then. Its so great to be able to work out at home. I put the dvds on my portable dvd player so I can watch tv while I workout.

    There is a countdown clock so you know how much is left. There is a great 15minute ab workout too.

    We don't have a pull up bar, so we skip that part. But, with just some dumb bells, a dvd player & a chair, you can get an awesome workout.

    I didn't follow the eating plan, I just do the dvds. Also, the workout plan is really intense. I just do a dvd a few times a week. Our friends strained their back from over doing it (both husband & wife) so if you feel like it's too much, cut back. I like to mix it up with some of my other dvds like taebo & pilates. P90X is not for beginners. There are other programs from the same people that are not as intense. One is called Power 90. I also tried Debbie Siebers Slim in 6 but I didn't like it.

    The entire plan is 10-15 DVDs of different weight lifint routines, cardio, and yoga. it's a great way to get guys to do yoga because it's like manly yoga. There is also a book that takes you through a diet plan. It's a good diet. I'm totally against fad diets. This isn't like that. I didn't have the book to follow the diet because I bought used DVDs on ebay.

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    UPDATE

    You can modify it to suite you if you are a beginner. I should have explained this better. Don't do the program the way it is designed if you don't lift already. But, you can do a dvd a few times a week with lighter weights even if you are a not a lifter. I just wouldn't do it 6 days a week at first like the plan has you doing. I only work out 3-4 times a week most weeks. I really don't care to do more.

    So you can modify this to be easier.

    Also the really killer part is all the pushups. I don't do that dvd. thats the one that hurt my friends' backs. It's not a bad dvd. I just hate pushups.

    I don't work out as hardcore as the program. But, I still get a lot of use out of these DVDs.

    UPDATE I just got Turbo Jam from beachbody. its awesome! It's like funky taebo. It's so much fun you don't feel like you are working out. Its a great ab workout too. The music is fun too.

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      Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:15 PM

      You do P90X? OMG!! FI and I have been doing it for 6 weeks. He used to lift weights competitively (I think he still holds the world record for his weight class in the dead lift) and he thinks this is the best workout. I just did chest and back today and I thought my arms were so tired I wouldn't be able to wash my hair!

      We do everything except yoga. We both hate yoga. We bought a pull up bar but I use bands. Plyometrics is the best butt kicker- along with ab ripper x.

      I'm so happy I have someone to talk to about it besides FI. He loves it and I cry about being sore all the time.
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        Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:16 PM

        Awesome post. Do you use all the DVDs or do you find yourself using one or two of them the most?
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          Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:23 PM

          i've heard of these-- thanks for the post

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            Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:26 PM

            What kind of yoga is it? Like a power yoga?
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              Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:27 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
              You do P90X? OMG!! FI and I have been doing it for 6 weeks. He used to lift weights competitively (I think he still holds the world record for his weight class in the dead lift) and he thinks this is the best workout. I just did chest and back today and I thought my arms were so tired I wouldn't be able to wash my hair!

              We do everything except yoga. We both hate yoga. We bought a pull up bar but I use bands. Plyometrics is the best butt kicker- along with ab ripper x.

              I'm so happy I have someone to talk to about it besides FI. He loves it and I cry about being sore all the time.
              I love being sore. It makes me feel good all day knowing I had a great workout. I haven't done the entire yoga one, but I like the yoga in cardio-X.

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              Originally Posted by cheese_diva
              Awesome post. Do you use all the DVDs or do you find yourself using one or two of them the most?
              I use the legs one, shoulders & arms, cardio x, & ab ripperx the most. I don't work out my chest much.

              Then I have a few taebo dvds, denise austin pilates, & a mtv pilates dvd I throw in the mix. A friend comes over a few nights to do the videos too. it's great because we can catch up & workout at the same time. Plus we can talk about anything because we aren't in the gym.

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                Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:31 PM

                My calves hurt so bad at work yesterday I was considering taking the elevator but then I feel like a loser because I only have to go up one floor! It's def a good sore, but I still whine about it. haha

                You don't do kenpo? It reminds me a lot of tae bo. FI and I have fun doing the work outs together. It's great bonding time.

                I'm not sure what type of yoga it is Kash. This was my first attempt at doing yoga. I was not successful. Apparently I'm not that flexible because it hurt too bad and several moves I couldn't even get myself to bend into.
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                  Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:31 PM

                  Quote:
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                  What kind of yoga is it? Like a power yoga?
                  I don't know the types of yoga. By "manly yoga" I meant it's led by a guy in a black tank top that doesn't repeat "relax" all the time. It's something a guy can do & still feel manly. My friend tried to get her husband to do yoga with her for a long time. he had injured his back & needed to improve his core. he wouldn't do it because he thought it was girly. But he does P90x yoga now.

                  One of the routines is plank to downward dog to runners pose to warrior, warrior 1, warrior two, back to downward dog.

                  I don't know much about yoga. Does that give you an idea of what type it is?

                  #9 Alyssa

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                    Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:32 PM

                    thanks Morgan - i am going to look into these! :)

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                      Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

                      Oh and Moragan, I have that denise austin pilates too. I can't handle her talking. I think she may inspire me though because I cuss at her the whole time working out. It's pretty fun.
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