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    P90X/workingout advice

    Hey everyone... not normally the type to start advice threads but when trying to figure out where else to get my questions answered quickly... all i could think of was CF.

    First off Im happy to say I finally stopped saying i was going to do it and actually started doing the P90X workout plan. I formed a diet that I wouldnt say is quite as strict as the one they recommend but I am keeping it to roughly 2000 cal/day.

    I currently weigh about 210 on good day and Im 20 years old. Just really put on some weight after attending college and thinking that being Cy the Mascot would make me sweat enough to stay in shape. Im really social and love going out on the weekends and I jsut seem to be one of the guys who falls into the friend zone a ton so i figure I'd try and drop about 30 lbs this summer and hopefully come back in the Fall with some new found confidence and blah blah blah ...

    anyway my questions.

    1. any one go through the P90X program? what are your biggest tips?

    2. What would be the best kind of "recovery drink" they offer one but i dont really wanna spend anymore cash (i am a college kid!!!) I heard chocolate milk is good but was wondering if anyone knew of any others?

    Thanks in advance for any answers/words of encouragement!!!

    edit: i just finished the 2nd day so things are jsut getting started



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    I have not personally done it but I have seen about 5 of my co-workers crash and burn because they said it was too hard. My advice is to find someone to go through this with.



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    it is quite the work out i made it through the first month and lost around 6 pounds. I didnt follow the diet plan but did follow the workout. I got to the 4th week which is the resting week and i just failed to get back in it. Now that is it nice outside again i just run. so maybe next winter i will give it another try.


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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman1189 View Post
    Hey everyone... not normally the type to start advice threads but when trying to figure out where else to get my questions answered quickly... all i could think of was CF.

    First off Im happy to say I finally stopped saying i was going to do it and actually started doing the P90X workout plan. I formed a diet that I wouldnt say is quite as strict as the one they recommend but I am keeping it to roughly 2000 cal/day.

    I currently weigh about 210 on good day and Im 20 years old. Just really put on some weight after attending college and thinking that being Cy the Mascot would make me sweat enough to stay in shape. Im really social and love going out on the weekends and I jsut seem to be one of the guys who falls into the friend zone a ton so i figure I'd try and drop about 30 lbs this summer and hopefully come back in the Fall with some new found confidence and blah blah blah ...

    anyway my questions.

    1. any one go through the P90X program? what are your biggest tips?

    2. What would be the best kind of "recovery drink" they offer one but i dont really wanna spend anymore cash (i am a college kid!!!) I heard chocolate milk is good but was wondering if anyone knew of any others?

    Thanks in advance for any answers/words of encouragement!!!

    edit: i just finished the 2nd day so things are jsut getting started
    Biggest thing I can tell you is to stick with the diet and don't stray away, not even for a weekend. The diet is about 85% of the whole plan and you will have great success. I started eating healthy for the first time in my life while doing p90x, I went from 175 to 158 in a span of about 5 weeks, and I know a good majority of that was just eating right. as for the recovery drink I just drank a EAS chocolate protein drink and that seemed to work out just fine. No need to give them anymore of your hard earned cash..

    Good Luck on your venture!!



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    My biggest problem with P90x is you need to buy a pull up bar for a doorway and dumbells. My house isn't the biggest in the world and I don't want a pull up bar making my house look trashy. I know, I know, take it down after using it. Whatever. That thing goes up it is staying there for 90 days.



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    P90x sucks IMO. The guy is a psycho and the exercises suck. It's nearly impossible to do and it requires a pull up bar. I'd check out Insanity. The dude isn't a psycho, the diet and exercises are better, and you don't need anything but some open room.


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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    My biggest problem with P90x is you need to buy a pull up bar for a doorway and dumbells. My house isn't the biggest in the world and I don't want a pull up bar making my house look trashy. I know, I know, take it down after using it. Whatever. That thing goes up it is staying there for 90 days.
    you don't have a basement?


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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman1189 View Post
    Hey everyone... not normally the type to start advice threads but when trying to figure out where else to get my questions answered quickly... all i could think of was CF.

    First off Im happy to say I finally stopped saying i was going to do it and actually started doing the P90X workout plan. I formed a diet that I wouldnt say is quite as strict as the one they recommend but I am keeping it to roughly 2000 cal/day.

    I currently weigh about 210 on good day and Im 20 years old. Just really put on some weight after attending college and thinking that being Cy the Mascot would make me sweat enough to stay in shape. Im really social and love going out on the weekends and I jsut seem to be one of the guys who falls into the friend zone a ton so i figure I'd try and drop about 30 lbs this summer and hopefully come back in the Fall with some new found confidence and blah blah blah ...

    anyway my questions.

    1. any one go through the P90X program? what are your biggest tips?

    2. What would be the best kind of "recovery drink" they offer one but i dont really wanna spend anymore cash (i am a college kid!!!) I heard chocolate milk is good but was wondering if anyone knew of any others?

    Thanks in advance for any answers/words of encouragement!!!

    edit: i just finished the 2nd day so things are jsut getting started
    I can't really say much for the P90X workout, as I have never done it before.
    I do have some advice for the recovery drink, and the chocolate milk is a good one. However, if you are looking to lose weight, I would go with skim milk. Most bodybuilders and powerlifters will drink chocolate milk post workout, becuase it is packed with carbs and protein for putting on muscle mass and is relatively cheap compared to actual "post workout" drinks.
    However, if you are looking for a true quick workout drink, you should go with a whey protein source, which is NOT dairy. Whey protein is fast acting and will feed your muscles when they most need it. Milk/dairy products, which is composed mostly of casein protein, is what you want to take before bed. It is slower acting and will absorb into your system throughout the night, rather than all at once quickly.


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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUKyro View Post
    I have not personally done it but I have seen about 5 of my co-workers crash and burn because they said it was too hard. My advice is to find someone to go through this with.
    I'm back home for the Summer in Council Bluffs and I have a buddy doing it in Ames so we are txting each other making sure we do it!

    I played sports in HS but was not the motivated type weight room wise so Ive had quite a few people (even family members) tell me they didnt think i could do it so I'm pretty motivated to prove some people wrong



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    P90x sucks IMO. The guy is a psycho and the exercises suck. It's nearly impossible to do and it requires a pull up bar. I'd check out Insanity. The dude isn't a psycho, the diet and exercises are better, and you don't need anything but some open room.
    yea the guy is totally a wierdo but it gives me a good laugh and room isnt an issue for me back home as we have a whole exercise room with plenty of it. Personally I like the workouts and they are kicking my *** but I'm getting through them so I like it.



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    My biggest problem with P90x is you need to buy a pull up bar for a doorway and dumbells. My house isn't the biggest in the world and I don't want a pull up bar making my house look trashy. I know, I know, take it down after using it. Whatever. That thing goes up it is staying there for 90 days.
    A pull up bar takes, literally, 4 seconds to install/uninstall.

    My wife and I have been doing it for almost 7 weeks, I've lost 28 pounds so far and gained a fair amount of muscle. Everything was crazy hard to start with, but now it's very manageable, albeit still difficult. Biggest thing with any program though is changing your lifestyle to be more healthy, that takes the most committment.

    I was in pretty much terrible shape to begin with, definitely overweight, and I've never not been able to get through a workout, I modified a lot to start, but never stopped.

    Biggest tip: Just keep going, modify what you can't do, but just do something.



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    P90x sucks IMO. The guy is a psycho and the exercises suck. It's nearly impossible to do and it requires a pull up bar. I'd check out Insanity. The dude isn't a psycho, the diet and exercises are better, and you don't need anything but some open room.
    P90X doesn't suck. It is hard, definitely, but it works. Do not take a day off if you can possibly help it. Just do everything they tell you and it will work. You will want to quit, or just skip certain workouts, but do them anyway. If you don't do it all right, you can just as well not do it. I would also say that in addition to doing it, if you could just run a little, that will also help. I did it for a month and lost 11 pounds. I quit doing it because I started working 6-10 everyday and I didn't really feel like doing it before or after. I also ran 3-4 times a week. Just a little, but I really seemed to feel better. As far as the diet, I didn't really do theirs. I just watched myself. I cut out pop and any other sugar first of all. Then I just watched portioning. I just didn't eat much. I didn't necessarily eat great things, I just didn't eat much of them. I will probably do the whole thing once work calms down. Again, I didn't do the whole thing but after just one month of it, it worked.


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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    Quote Originally Posted by cyman1189 View Post
    I'm back home for the Summer in Council Bluffs and I have a buddy doing it in Ames so we are txting each other making sure we do it!

    I played sports in HS but was not the motivated type weight room wise so Ive had quite a few people (even family members) tell me they didnt think i could do it so I'm pretty motivated to prove some people wrong
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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    I completely cut out fast food, sweets, pop, chips, basically everything. It was hard at first but now the thought of eating most of that stuff just sounds crazy.

    I found that it helps me a lot to track what I eat too, I use myfitnesspal.com to enter what I eat so I can see if I need to cut back, or eat more sometimes.



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    Re: P90X/workingout advice

    I like Insanity better as well.



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