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!**
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!
Nice guys! Everyone else, where you at?
@emily, Yep, both workouts! I like ab ripper though, because it doesn’t take very long before you see results in the the amount of reps you can do, and the size of your abs. I started off doing about 15 of those scissor kicks, but now I knock out all 25 each time.
@mikedvs15, Your second week workouts will be MUCH better now that you know how to pace yourself, what weight to use on each exercise, etc… As long as your sore though you probably got a good workout in.
I won’t be able to do tonights excercise, shoulders/arms/ab ripper. I have school for 12 hours today, until 9 pm. MAYBE I’ll have the energy tonight, but I doubt it.
P.S. I don’t feel a burn often with this workout – my body simply stops being able to do anything, zero energy left. I’m kinda sore, but I expected it to be more sore, think its just cause I don’t have enough calories? Too skinny? (I’m a stick)
Hey I’m gonna join in with you guys if thats alright, I would have earlier but I didn’t have the free time or the P90X dvds until just now. I did the first day today and it was pretty rough but satisfying! I will be keeping track by taking pictures and measurements.
Oh my bad guys, I didn’t see a lot of you’re posts last time I was on.
@ijesuschrist, No problem. The scheduled off day is Sunday, but there’s nothing wrong with moving it around. How many reps are you using doing? What exercise?
Shoulders, Bi’s, Tri’s tonight!
My advice, don’t worry if you have to stop the video more than usual to pick the right weight for most exercises. You’ll end up getting a better work out. 5 pounds can be a big difference on certain exercises – especially triceps!
@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, Hey dude I’ve done P90X in the past (never finished it), and the first two weeks always made me feel like barfing and I would even lay on the floor because I would feel real bad during the video and wake up somewhere in the middle of ab ripper… hah.
Just keep pushing at it man its a really fricken good way to learn consciousness over your body and you’ll constantly learn about yourself physically and mentally. I love it!
@alexmayle, I like keeping up with a team, I think I’ll actually finish the full program this time.
Legs and back day always kicks my butt… Especially those one legged wall squats…
@mikedvs15, I’m using the P90X powder that I buy from online. Its really the best thing I’ve ever used for post workout and tastes really good. But I’m not sure if it is optimal to drink supplements, it works great for me for now!
But this thread should be more help to you
@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.