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#51 themonkman

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Posted 12 July 2010 - 02:40 AM

i hate fifer scissors it hurts my back everytime i do it
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Oh yeah, I hate those too. They still hurt my back. I'm doing some non-P90X exercises to try to strengthen my lower back and core so those and pulse-ups don't hurt so much.
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Posted 12 July 2010 - 01:26 PM


I just did part of ab ripper right now and I feel like dieing. Can't do this anymore.


Dude, if it hurts it works. Your dying because your abs and core are weak. It gets better after the second week. Ab Ripper is also the shortest workout. Just do what you can and don't give up just because it hurts. My lower back KILLED for the first two weeks. Ab workouts are the most painful, but having a washboard stomach is worth it. Plus the girls live it more than almost anything else. :)


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Posted 13 July 2010 - 11:57 AM

Whew! just did Cardio X and I'm lovin it. All 40ish minutes. Man I don't sweat anywhere near this much on my normal 3 mile jogs or weight training. Feels great

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Posted 15 July 2010 - 10:50 PM

I don't have the time for P90X system. I get up too early and I'm exhausted after work.

I might try it when I go to a jobsite closer to home, though.
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:45 PM

I don't have the time for P90X system. I get up too early and I'm exhausted after work.

I might try it when I go to a jobsite closer to home, though.


We all get busy. Unfortunately I haven't been able to do my workouts because I'm working 13-15 hour days right now. Once my projects are done I'm getting back on the horse. In the meantime I'm still sticking to the diet plan because I seriously think that has a lot to do with losing the weight as much as the workouts do.
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Posted 15 July 2010 - 11:56 PM


i hate fifer scissors it hurts my back everytime i do it
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Oh yeah, I hate those too. They still hurt my back. I'm doing some non-P90X exercises to try to strengthen my lower back and core so those and pulse-ups don't hurt so much.


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this guy has some good vids about health and working out.
also he has vids on working the lower back.
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Posted 16 July 2010 - 09:16 PM



i hate fifer scissors it hurts my back everytime i do it
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Oh yeah, I hate those too. They still hurt my back. I'm doing some non-P90X exercises to try to strengthen my lower back and core so those and pulse-ups don't hurt so much.


http://www.youtube.com/user/scooby1961
this guy has some good vids about health and working out.
also he has vids on working the lower back.


Scooby has some awesome videos, his wesite is awesome too. www.scoobysworkshop.com

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Posted 20 July 2010 - 08:01 PM

im doing insanity and i ahve a killer six-pack now. they have a bad ass ab workout.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 09:48 PM

i did it before for 4 months but i am already built but i noticed while doing my normal things at the gym u gain plenty of stamina
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Posted 28 July 2010 - 09:11 PM

2 weeks and 6 pounds lost plus a bunch of muscle. Not bad considering there were many days that I did not eat healthy

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 09:33 PM

I am on day 4 of p90x. I am currently on chest and back. WOW this shit works. Its just a variety of pushups and pullups but damn. I can already see a difference in my chest. Though it hurts like hell too. You guys got to do this it will make men out of you in a matter of weeks.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 05:07 AM

me and my friends just started the p90x (or nazi boot camp as we call it). Hopefully it will show some results if we stick with it.

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Posted 07 August 2010 - 09:13 AM

@ Username, if someone is only dropping 3 pounds a week or whatever your number was, thats WAY too slow, unless they are already extremely thin. Hell, I can lose 3 pounds in 20 minutes sitting on the toilet.

@ The actual topic, I started doing P90X last year, but have been very on and off. Like, two, maybe three sessions of workouts in one day, then waiting a couple of weeks before going back to it.. Perhaps I will actually get into it and stick with it at some point. The random times I did the workouts, they absolutely torched me, so doing it regularly would be awesome.

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Posted 09 August 2010 - 06:12 PM

P90X that Shit is CRAZY!

Im doing power 90 first cause im fatty

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:30 PM

I should have done that too Archy. But I had p90x given to me free.

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Posted 23 August 2010 - 10:57 PM

I'm just about done with my second modified P90X. I only used the 4 upper body work-outs and the ab-ripper right after them. Let's call the four lifting workouts 1, 2, 3, and 4. I followed the calendar but I skipped the cardio and doubled the lifting.

Mon 1
Tues nothing
W 2
T nothing
F 1
S nothing
S 2

For the past couple of months I haven't seen any improvement in my size. I think that I'm going to start again but do core synergistics during my off days. I hate cardio and plus I want to get size, strength, and definition rather than getting 'healthy.' I feel that working one body part a week isn't enough, but my current system that has been working hasn't been getting me any results. Maybe I'll try to do it the right way, but I hate the hour and a half of yoga.
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Posted 11 September 2010 - 02:18 PM

I had P90X for about a month until my sister took it off to college with her lol.
Hopefully getting another one soon. I saw remarkable differences in my energy levels while doing and can still feel it now. I really want to complete the 90 days before January 1st so that way I will be in peak shape for the new year.

and for the person who posted before me ^^ yoga is probably the GREATEST thing I've ever done. The P90X yoga is killer and I only do about an hour of it, but I go to yoga classes at my gym (which are complimentary with my membership) and they are so refreshing to the mind and body. I didn't believe in it until I really tried it over and over again. If you do it in the morning you will be in a happy mood throughout the day feeling great, and if you do it at night you will get a great night's sleep. It makes you so flexible and strengthens your core muscles. It's a great workout if you do it right.
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Posted 14 September 2010 - 02:46 PM

P90X RULES!

I'm on week 4 and I'm down 17 LBS (Starting weight 197)

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 04:06 PM

I did P90x for three weeks over the summer and lost around 15 pounds, I'm just about to start it up again now that I'm settled back into school. It really works

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Posted 11 October 2010 - 08:53 PM

I did P90x for three weeks over the summer and lost around 15 pounds, I'm just about to start it up again now that I'm settled back into school. It really works


I need to get started up again too. I had great results in the summer, school gets me tired though

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 08:38 AM

I'm in phase two. ;) Damn I'm sexy.
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:25 AM

Hmmmm, I should try this. I need to lose weight lol.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:37 AM

^It's going to hurt and kill you for the first couple weeks. If you stick with it (especially the Plyometrics), you'll "kick the panties off anyone who's getting out there without it".
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Posted 12 October 2010 - 11:57 AM

lol alright, I have a ton of extra time so it shouldn't be a problem.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 10:22 PM

lol alright, I have a ton of extra time so it shouldn't be a problem.


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Posted 13 October 2010 - 04:14 PM


lol alright, I have a ton of extra time so it shouldn't be a problem.


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Posted 17 October 2010 - 01:20 AM

Quick question for you guys:

Anyone using it to GAIN weight?

Im 5'11'' and about 115... I know I have a REALLY fast metabolism.

The doctor told me to try and gain weight any way I could, even if it meant eating fatty. I figure eating well and working out may work as well.

Im in pretty good shape, I run cross country, and do some workouts here and there.

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Posted 17 October 2010 - 11:02 AM

Quick question for you guys:

Anyone using it to GAIN weight?

Im 5'11'' and about 115... I know I have a REALLY fast metabolism.

The doctor told me to try and gain weight any way I could, even if it meant eating fatty. I figure eating well and working out may work as well.

Im in pretty good shape, I run cross country, and do some workouts here and there.



If you really want to (sounds like more of a need for you) gain weight, stop running cross country, eat alot of red meat, drink protien shakes, and lift weights. Stick with it and you will see gains. Running will contradict what you need to do to gain weight. Also, when you lift, make sure you know what your doing. You can get seriously hurt if you lift the wrong way. Start out on machines and work your way into free weights. Muscle weighs more than fat and sooner or later you will see results
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Posted 25 October 2010 - 01:42 PM

Whats up guys...I have a friend that downloaded P90x and gave me the DVDs but no information about what disk on what day or any kind off order. I was wondering if someone could give me some help as to what order to do the workouts??? Thank you

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 11:07 PM

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 08:46 AM

I love the brutality of the P90X workouts. But I hate the Yoga workout, I just cant do it lol!

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Posted 03 November 2010 - 10:24 PM

I saw this on sale for about 10 bucks, does it require weights?

I might pick it up if it does not require weights, i will probably fuck the "diet brochure" seeing as how i can keep a steady (unhealthy) weight on my own...

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 11:20 AM

It requires a pull-up bar (the Iron Gym works plenty well for little money) and some free weights. I don't have a set, I just use 25s. At some point I'll borrow a set.

I don't do the yoga, or the ab ripper. Eff that.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 04:54 PM

i have some free weights, but not a pull up bar, can you still use it without the bar? or does it just fall apart?

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I just use my own programm, far more specific.

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:13 PM

I just use my own programm, far more specific.


wut?

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 08:25 PM

What exactly is this? I hear a lot of people talking about this.
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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:44 PM

It is a workout DVD program.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 06:28 AM

I just use my own programm, far more specific.


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Really, a gym membership and someone who's willing to help you learn is all you really need.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 10:29 AM


I just use my own programm, far more specific.


wut?


As I'm part of my college rugby team and we are national standard we get programmes taylor made for us. We have a physio look at us, tell us any muscle imbalances and from there work with our strength and conditioning coach to develop the most effective weight programme, we then have the college nutritionist that helps us plan the best diet.

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Posted 05 November 2010 - 02:21 PM



I just use my own programm, far more specific.


wut?


As I'm part of my college rugby team and we are national standard we get programmes taylor made for us. We have a physio look at us, tell us any muscle imbalances and from there work with our strength and conditioning coach to develop the most effective weight programme, we then have the college nutritionist that helps us plan the best diet.


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Posted 06 November 2010 - 12:22 PM

This is one of the best workout and nutrition programs I've ever seen! Some of the workouts are more intense than the ones I did when in the Army about 9 years ago. I started P90X about 3 weeks ago and have so far lost about 20 lbs and have increased my muscle mass by about 9%. Fat percentage has dropped 8%, too.

So who else is doing this awesome program? I've noticed a huge difference, especially when playing paintball because my legs and core are way stronger.


Mathematically impossible given your numbers and the timeframe. You're either lying or grossly overestimating.

Even with a slightly longer timeframe, an 8% decrease in body fat seems nigh impossible. You've had this tested? Where? How? Multiple site caliper testing? Hydrostatic? Again, in three weeks with a 20 pound loss it's physically impossible to decrease your body fat by eight percentage points.

Regardless, good for everyone for getting in shape!

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Posted 06 November 2010 - 11:32 PM


This is one of the best workout and nutrition programs I've ever seen! Some of the workouts are more intense than the ones I did when in the Army about 9 years ago. I started P90X about 3 weeks ago and have so far lost about 20 lbs and have increased my muscle mass by about 9%. Fat percentage has dropped 8%, too.

So who else is doing this awesome program? I've noticed a huge difference, especially when playing paintball because my legs and core are way stronger.


Mathematically impossible given your numbers and the timeframe. You're either lying or grossly overestimating.

Even with a slightly longer timeframe, an 8% decrease in body fat seems nigh impossible. You've had this tested? Where? How? Multiple site caliper testing? Hydrostatic? Again, in three weeks with a 20 pound loss it's physically impossible to decrease your body fat by eight percentage points.

Regardless, good for everyone for getting in shape!


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 01:02 AM




20 POUNDS in 3 WEEKS?!!!

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No


actually yes it is.

Ive seen people lose 25-30 in 3 weeks.


It really depends on what you're losing.


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 02:30 PM





20 POUNDS in 3 WEEKS?!!!

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No


actually yes it is.

Ive seen people lose 25-30 in 3 weeks.


It really depends on what you're losing.


Grey matter?


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Posted 08 November 2010 - 03:33 PM


This is one of the best workout and nutrition programs I've ever seen! Some of the workouts are more intense than the ones I did when in the Army about 9 years ago. I started P90X about 3 weeks ago and have so far lost about 20 lbs and have increased my muscle mass by about 9%. Fat percentage has dropped 8%, too.

So who else is doing this awesome program? I've noticed a huge difference, especially when playing paintball because my legs and core are way stronger.


Mathematically impossible given your numbers and the timeframe. You're either lying or grossly overestimating.

Even with a slightly longer timeframe, an 8% decrease in body fat seems nigh impossible. You've had this tested? Where? How? Multiple site caliper testing? Hydrostatic? Again, in three weeks with a 20 pound loss it's physically impossible to decrease your body fat by eight percentage points.

Regardless, good for everyone for getting in shape!


I went back and took a look at the numbers, and I was only a tad off, but barely a couple pounds or a percentage point. Keep in mind that while I was losing fat weight I was gaining some back in muscle mass. Nothing is impossible when you work your ass off for it. What I had based my results on where a Withing's WiFi scale (www.withings.com) which measures your fat and lean mass % using electric impedance, which has been shown to be fairly accurate in lieu of hydrostatic or caliper testing. It's a pretty friggen expensive scale, and I force it to zero itself on every weigh in. Here are some screenshots from the iPhone app that the scale uploads it's results to:

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 05:29 PM

You seriously don't take any notice of your bmi do you?

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:33 PM

BMI is useless and outdated.

Electric impedance is a very rough way to measure body composition, but as you've used it in both your before and after measurements, one would think the the 7% difference in body fat is actually fairly accurate.

I would wager that, especially at that weight, you're at a much lower body fat (unless you're like 5'1").

Just some anecdotal evidence: I'm 6'5", 179lbs with a 30.9" waist and visible (rather well cut, if I do say so myself) abs. The last EI test I took (2.5 weeks ago, well hydrated with the same measurements) told me I was at 18.1% body fat. After playing basketball for two hours and dropping 4 pounds in water weight (pre exercise of 180.2 and post-exercise or 175.8) it told me I was at 14.0%. Water retention, fluid volume balance and many other factors can drastically skew the results.

**edit** My BodPod/9 site caliper testing done Saturday tells me I'm at 8.9%. So yeah.

REGARDLESS, way to go, man! Who really gives a shit about exact numbers when you're feeling better each and every day. Keep it up!

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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:53 PM

BMI is useless and outdated.

Electric impedance is a very rough way to measure body composition, but as you've used it in both your before and after measurements, one would think the the 7% difference in body fat is actually fairly accurate.

I would wager that, especially at that weight, you're at a much lower body fat (unless you're like 5'1").

Just some anecdotal evidence: I'm 6'5", 179lbs with a 30.9" waist and visible (rather well cut, if I do say so myself) abs. The last EI test I took (2.5 weeks ago, well hydrated with the same measurements) told me I was at 18.1% body fat. After playing basketball for two hours and dropping 4 pounds in water weight (pre exercise of 180.2 and post-exercise or 175.8) it told me I was at 14.0%. Water retention, fluid volume balance and many other factors can drastically skew the results.

**edit** My BodPod/9 site caliper testing done Saturday tells me I'm at 8.9%. So yeah.

REGARDLESS, way to go, man! Who really gives a shit about exact numbers when you're feeling better each and every day. Keep it up!


Thanks man! I am a relatively short guy, 5'4", so obviously 179lbs was way too much for me to be at. When I went into the Army at the age of 19 I was a mere 125lbs, went up to 140 after boot camp with all of the PT and training and left Army right around 150, which I probably can attribute to drinking WAY too much beer after I hit 21. When I started P90X I made sure that I was doing my weigh ins in the morning after using the draining the snake and dropping a healthy deuce, but I was relatively at the same hydration levels each day because I drank plenty of water during the day and let my body process any excess while I slept. I also took my resting heart rate the moment I woke up, which I saw drop pretty dramatically after my first 3 weeks on the program.

This program definitely yields results if you stick to it and give it 100% both on the physical and diet effort. It might take a month before you really start seeing results, but they will come, especially in Phase 2 and 3 if you are doing what you're supposed to. I've been out of the program for a little while now but plan to hop back into it since my work schedule has balanced out.
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Posted 08 November 2010 - 08:59 PM

Well, i just got the 12 dvd set + the nutrition guide and all that jazz for 5 bucks at Target on clearance, i passed it by and said "Why not?"

So, i just jumped in to the first DVD that the guide said (more on that later)

I was not starting per se, just feeling my way around.

It kicked my ass.

I now know that i

1. Have no upper body strength.

2. Need Resistance bands.

3. Need a chair (or fuck that push up, fuck it to hell)

4. It's hard.

Since i can't have dumbells (heavy, expensive, take up too much room) What resistance bands do you use and recommend? i would love to get a decent set without paying to much.




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