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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)    1 year, 8 months ago

Hi all!

We have officially coordinated the HighExistence P90X Challenge Group!

You guys ready? @noviainacoma, @emily, @beardlike, @deej, @ijesuschrist, @tine, @akbarshabaz, @weh1099, @yoinkie, @peacefulwarrior, @dextere, @feren6, @danwark, @dmannsoif03, @jaredwards

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.

COMMUNICATION

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.

PICTURES

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

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!**

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Derek (@dmannsoif03)1 year, 8 months ago ago

yea that was a pretty intense first workout. got through it though. on to day 2. plyometrics here we come.

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

pretty interesting though. I’m kinda hungry post-workout but the only craving I have is fruits n veggies. Meat, fish, dairy all seem really gross to me right now

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

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!

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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)1 year, 8 months ago ago

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.

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Em (@emily)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Wow! Hell of a workout tonight…I kinda wanna bang the dude with the prosthetic leg! Inspire much?

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

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)

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Colton (@emecom)1 year, 8 months ago ago

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.

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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)1 year, 8 months ago ago

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!

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@alexmayle, I’ve just been doing what they do on the video… i haven’t used any weights yet, only done plyometrics, abs, and uh chest or something, can’t remember.

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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@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

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@alexmayle, yeah man i biked home today which is one giant hill. did not plan that well. my legs are BARKIN’

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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@ijesuschrist, Nice! Depending on where you live you won’t be able to do it for long so better get it in now!

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Jared Edwards (@jaredwards)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Legs And Back about to burn.

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Jared Edwards (@jaredwards)1 year, 8 months ago ago

Plyo is by far the most intense workout…..

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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@jaredwards, Agreed!

@noviainacoma, @emily, @beardlike, @deej, @ijesuschrist, @tine, @akbarshabaz, @weh1099, @yoinkie, @peacefulwarrior, @dextere, @feren6, @danwark, @dmannsoif03, @jaredwards

So guys, now that you’re wrapping up the first week, how y’all feelin!?

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Anonymous (@)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@alexmayle, i strained something in my groin doing the ab ripper lol. I took a day or two off, just finished chest and arms today, but couldn’t follow up on ab-ripper, it makes me feel nauseous… but I shall press onward!

Feels good though, for sure.

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DANM!! (@deej)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@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…

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Mike (@mikedvs15)1 year, 8 months ago ago

anyone doing this using any pre/post workout sups/ proteins?

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DANM!! (@deej)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@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!

http://www.highexistence.com/topic/what-should-i-eat-after-exercise/

But this thread should be more help to you

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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@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.

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Alex Mayle (@alexmayle)1 year, 8 months ago ago

So how did everyone fair over Thanksgiving!?

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DANM!! (@deej)1 year, 8 months ago ago

@alexmayle, felt much better about eating all that food :D

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Mike (@mikedvs15)1 year, 7 months ago ago

anyone still going strong?

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DANM!! (@deej)1 year, 7 months ago ago

@mikedvs15, yup! Hoping everyone is too

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Mike (@mikedvs15)1 year, 5 months ago ago

@deej, you still with me on this? seem like a lot of people bailed on it, got like 2 1/2 weeks to go!

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