The Official HighExistence P90X Challenge Group
We have officially coordinated the HighExistence P90X Challenge Group!
If you’re NOT on this list, or haven’t received any of my emails please PRIVATE MESSAGE me your email. THANK YOU!
As it stands now – Starting Monday, November, 12th.
Not ready yet? No worries. You got about a week to get the program and head on up to the store to get some weights or resistance bands.
I recommend dumbbells that allow you to put different weight plates on them. Get 2 or 3 pairs. That or resistance bands are the most cost effective.
To get the program, I would recommend buying it – but we all know not everyone isn’t going to do that. So, fire up uTorrent, go to your favorite site like The Pirate Bay and search for P90X.
It seems like the best way to communicate is going to be on HighExistence. It’s easy to have a full on convo with all of us on here, rather than email. At least that’s what I’m picking up at the moment. We will communicate through this thread, and maybe start a new one every 30 days. Maybe not.
Take BEFORE PICTURES and then pics every 30 days afterword. If you don’t want to share with us that is perfectly fine. You can take multiple angles, flexing / non-flexing, after workout / before workout, anything. Just make sure they are consistent throughout the 90 days. (ie every 30 days use the same circumstances) I’ll be sharing mine.
Nutrition is just as important if not MORE important that training when it comes to losing weight and gaining muscle. Whatever your goal is, you should do some research or ask me / another Hethen for some advice. As a general guide, if your trying to lose weight you should be eating about 1700 calories a day (male). If you are trying to gain muscle without putting on fat 2100 calories is a good start. I would suggest that you increase it slightly as time goes on to stimulate hypertrophy. (Muscle Size Increase) If you are really trying to put on mass I wouldn’t really recommend P90X, but if you’re still interested check out this article and follow the relevant links. http://www.extremely-fit.com/fitness-tips/2010/03/gain-muscle-mass-p90x/
I KNOW some of you will ignore nutrition. Those same people will be the ones that don’t see results. PLEASE eating healthy can be fun and you’ll love the results.
I can help with any questions, and I’m sure other can too. After all this is what the group is about!
Alright guys, hopefully in a week we will be discussing how our first workout went and helping each other stick with it and get FIT!
Thanks, and remember to have fun!
**Edit from Jordan: I have a friend who bought P90X and all of the equipment from Walmart and then returned it all without issue 3 months later. Consider that an option if money is an issue!**
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
@mikedvs15, I agree with @deej, I take the P90X Results and Recovery formula after every workout. At first I thought it would just be hype, or another way for BeachBody to make money, but it’s actually a really effective and valuable product. I’m not nearly as sore the next day, and I feel invigorated after workouts.
@ijesuschrist, Gotcha. Well, I can understand in some situations you wouldn’t feel a burn. For example, when I’m doing pull ups I can only do about 5, and while I can’t do the 6th one I don’t really feel any burn. However on exercises where you can do a good amount like push ups, squats, and most of the plyo stuff, you should be feeling the burn.
Really watch out for you’re form. I know how tough Plyo is, but it’s better to do less with perfect form than just crank out a bunch until failure. When you get to Shoulders, Bi, Tri make sure you pick appropriate weights that allow you to use good form. By the way, I took my off day today as well. I smoked weed earlier and I just couldn’t build up the motivation. lol Looks like you and I will be workin out on Sunday while most are resting. lol
@ijesuschrist, actually that has been more than debunked as myth in modern science about eggs. The cholesterol in eggs isn’t the type of cholesterol that gets absorbed by the body. Eggs are still one of the leading ways to get protein recommended by doctors. If you’re trying to cut down on fat, a different issue, the whites of two eggs equals the same amount of protein as one whole egg and about half the fat.
@jaredwards, yeah I’m on board… but ok, so I have all of the p90x videos – what is the like calendar for this?
Where is the directions, I only have the videos so I don’t know what order to do them in, or when I should or what.. anyone have like a checklist for this??
Nutrition is the most important factor in this whole regime, especially if you want the best results possible. You’re only slowly yourself down by eating like crap. Studies have shown that a healthy diet paired with muscle gain is imperatively linked to the amount of unsaturated fats, saturated fats, and sugar you consume. Muscle gain is much easier when it’s backed by things like fiber and other healthy nutrients to assist the body. Complex carbs will be much better for you to consume than empty ones, like bagels and cream cheese, @ijesuschrist.
For breakfast, a personal favorite for me is I pour myself a bowl of plain rolled oats (very cheap), add some milk/honey/cinnamon/vanilla extract, microwave it for like 2.5mins, then cut up an apple and put it in. Fiber and other nutrients in both the oatmeal and apple to make it satisfying and filling. A little goes a long way. Other favorites to add is craisins, frozen blueberries, peanut butter, nutella, etc.
Another favorite is “breakfast quesadillas.” Buy tortillas, frozen hash browns, sprinkle cheese, salsa, cut up meat patties. Grill it and you’re done! Not too shabby.
My results from day 1:
Unfortunately I got very sick feeling on Saturday and am still feeling it today. Shortness of breath, fatigue, and extreme soreness had led me to decide to wait a day or two to start. :(
I’m feeling better today although this cold is killing my back (I have back problems already.)
I have the p90x in possession, however, and am ready to kick some ass as soon as I’m not under the weather anymore!