I've done about 3 rounds of P90x and have done quite a few of his 1 on 1's. For the last 2.5 months I've been doing P90x+.
Some have already stated it, DON"T MISS A DAY! Stick to the diet! When you miss a day repeat the week over. If you repeat a week over twice, start the round over again. That was motivation for me to not miss a day. It's hard to create a good habit and this is a good one.
I lost about 25lbs in the 1st 90 and have leveled out intentionally. I can see muscles I haven't see for years. I'm not quite as trim as I was after the 2nd 90 days but I'm content with what I eat and how I look and feel.
There is another thread on here with probably 12pages of p90x stuff.
At the end of the 1st 90days you'll feel like you really have accomplished something.
I also recommend getting on the p90x web site and learning more about diet and others successes and failures. The other thing I'd recommend, if you haven't done so, get on a web site that helps you count calories. This will help you understand appropriate caloric intake as well as your carbs, proteins, and sugars. I used myfitnesspal.com Finally, track your workout progress or as Tony says document it. There are several spread sheets available online. This helps you see your progress and challenge yourself each week.
Oh, and Tony's best on mute.
I did it last summer and did great! YOU NEED TO HAVE SOMEONE DO IT WITH YOU. It is so easy after a long day to start the dvd and then click the button to stop and leave. Have a friend who is committed to start and finish with you. Also, diet is easy the first week because its new to ya and you are ready to do good but the second week is the hardest. Get through the second week then it just becomes habit to ya. Write down your goals. I lost 25 pounds for 2 months and I'm starting p90x back up again here next week due to my bday this week so I will be partying and eating out for all my friends. But I will do this for 4 months so when school starts next fall I will be better off than I was when I left. Good luck and Have fun being Cy!
holy **** this was harder than i thought, and i consider myself in shape
h Coming from someone who has dropped 45 lbs or so in the last 9 months, the major key is diet. I'd say it's at least 80 percent of losing weight,maybe more. The advice on this site is pretty much spot-on Intense Workout - weightlifting, bodybuilding, weight loss, weight gain, routines . I haven't bought anything on that site, but the dude is probably 95% accurate.
To lose the kind of weight you are talking about and keep it off, you are going to need a pretty drastic lifestyle change. That means severely limiting fast food,cutting out or severely limiting alcohol intake (at least on anything resembling a regular basis), and eating a high protein diet.
That's the tough news. The GOOD news is that all it really takes is dedication and persistence.
also any girl that puts you in the friend zone because you've got a few extra lbs, probably isn't worth your time,but that's a whole different can of worms.
The first "p90X" is called Power 90. VERY good program. It's a few years old but I believe follows some of the same principles. workout 6 days a week with cardio on 3 and strength on 3. The only thing you need are a few dumbbells and you are set. I dropped 70 lbs using it. It's something that once you get going you remember the sets and can do them without the video.
I highly recommend the program.
I cannot get myself to do the "yoga" disc. instead I just run that day. also, what everyone has said about diet is spot on. I've worked out for years and refused to change my diet (consistant doses of red meat, fast food, booze, etc) and seen little results. last summer I did the 90 days and changed my diet and saw huge results. went fro 230 down to 200 and was in awesome shape. I let myself go over the winter and have since restarted again. On week 3 and have lost 5lbs or so but haven't been dieting like I should. An exercise routine is all mental and about self control, not how much or how many you can do.
I am 41 and I am on my second 90-day cycle. My wife did the first 30 days with me and tapered off, but I kept going. I had to repeat week 11 because I was in Seattle on business for 4 days, but other than that, just 2 missed days.
Good advice in the thread. I don't use a pull-up bar, rather I used three of the heaviest bands put together to get a VERY good resistance pull.
My wife does weight watchers, so we did that rather than the meal plan. I lost 17 pounds total and knocked a solid decade off my body (she says) and I feel younger more like when I was 30. I know I put on a few pounds of muscle, so I figured I burned 20 pounds of fat. I am doing a second cycle now and doing the weight watchers again a little more seriously. Getting that life insurance renewed in June, so I need to drop another 10 pounds according to the moronic BMI charts that the insurance companies use.
Lots of good advice in the thread. I will echo some.
1) Stick with it - It's hard the first 2-3 weeks but it gets easier and the body starts changing at week 3-4 and that's motivation.
2) Don't miss a day - just get up and do it - even if it only 2/3 of 3/4 of the workout. You will feel good if you gut it out.
3) Be aware of what you are eating - young guys just need to watch the sweets, fried food and fast food more so than us old guys (where a pat of butter shows up on the waist the next day). I was going for fitness rather than weight loss in Cycle 1, but I lost weight just doing the routine and reducing these bad foods. You could lose more with a very strict diet.
4) Play the DVDs on mute if needed - Tony was funny the first time or two, but after a while it may be distracting.
5) Go the distance - do whatever it takes to complete the 90 "days" even if it takes 100 days like it did for me. You will be glad you did.
Edit: I know it's hard but I have a reconstructed knee from a HS football injury (torn ACL and meniscus damage) and I can do it at 41. Modify if, needed. The Plyo disk was too hard on my knee so I substitute with Kenpo or Yoga X. I chuckled when I saw the yoga, but it became my favorite one in time because it's a great workout and I had known how inflexible I had become after 15 years in the business world.
Dumb question here but what happens when you no longer follow the program? I'm guessing in 2 years from now about 1% of the people that started this program will still be following the program.
From what I've seen the people that are successful in losing weight have two common themes.
#1 They change to a diet they can live with for the rest of their life. A perfect example of this is the Atkins diet. This was the big thing a few years back. How many people are still on this plan.
#2 The incorporate an exercise program they like and can live with into their life.
I have shopped so many times for my wife and done goofy things with my kids, that I assumed that the Club revoked my man card a while ago. I use power tools a few times a year, can chug beer and can do 100 pushups now, so I feel like I am still an associate member at least.
I was skeptical but damn glad I did it more than once.
lil update for everyone... liek i said... i completed day 2 yesterday... im staring at the day 3 dvd... i can barely move... it hurts to lay down and hurts even more to get back up!!! please tell me this is halfway normal. Ive expereinced sore... and this is no where close to what ive ever been before :no: