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Old 28 September 2008, 19:00
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P90X

Anyone have any expereience with it? I only thing I found on the forums was a mention of it in passing.

It looks decent, and I'm playing with the idea of picking it up. Just don't have the cash to throw away on a so/so routine.

Any reviews much appreciated. :)



**Almsot forgot.

Anyone who did BCT/OSUT at Knox have any tips on prepping for Agony, Misery, and Heartbreak? I leave in January, and figure the more I know beforehand the better off I will be during.
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Old 28 September 2008, 19:13
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A couple of guys on my Department use it and love it. They say it's a pretty good system.
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Old 28 September 2008, 19:31
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FWIW, there was a brief thread on this on Sig Forum: http://sigforum.com/eve/forums/a/tpc...731#1021096731
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Old 28 September 2008, 21:05
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Anyone have any expereience with it? I only thing I found on the forums was a mention of it in passing.

It looks decent, and I'm playing with the idea of picking it up. Just don't have the cash to throw away on a so/so routine.

Any reviews much appreciated. :)



**Almsot forgot.

Anyone who did BCT/OSUT at Knox have any tips on prepping for Agony, Misery, and Heartbreak? I leave in January, and figure the more I know beforehand the better off I will be during.
I have no experience with P90X, but it does look interesting.

As far as preparing for Agon, Misery, and Heartbreak your Drill Instructors will give you all the preparation you need for these. They're just hills. Steep, long hills, but just hills. Don't let your brain beat you up before your feet are even on the trail.
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Old 28 September 2008, 21:44
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Thanks all. I'm thinking I might order it in another paycheck or two, going to start in on Crossfit for the time being.

I really need to work on my cardio/abs more than anything. I figure with shipping out on Jan 6th and 5yrs of active duty ahead of me, it may be a good time to do more than just maintain what I have now.



I expect they will, wouldn't want it any other way. :D

As I see it I'll do them one way or another. Just a firm believer in knowing what to expect beforehand if possible. Also find it to be one hell of a motivator when you're telling yourself you don't need to tag on an extra 2 miles.
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Old 29 September 2008, 08:29
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Anyone who did BCT/OSUT at Knox have any tips on prepping for Agony, Misery, and Heartbreak? I leave in January, and figure the more I know beforehand the better off I will be during.
One foot in front of the other. You don't prepare for a kick in the nuts, you just take it.

Nahh, but seriously. They're not all that bad. Just hills. Steep ones.
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Old 1 October 2008, 18:59
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P90X is a great program and actually a lot of fun. I have been using it for a month now and have had a blast. I have worked out hard for many years but as I creep towards 40 next year, I personally needed a little extra motivation aside from the little voice in my head saying "alright let's get a good work-out".

The diet program is good and I have lost inches in the waistline....now if I could just get past the stubborn few inches that age seems to be afraid to let go!

Good luck with all and hope you have fun with P90X as well.

Take care
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Old 2 October 2008, 00:26
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My brother and SIL used it. They both spoke pretty highly of it. He's S.F. and swore it wittled away his gut. He was starting to get a bit "chunky". They both gave it two thumbs up.
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Old 2 October 2008, 13:06
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I was in pretty good shape when I started this, but boy did the first workout tire me out. I was shaking like Michael J. Fox and I fell asleep at about 2 hours before I usually do. I'd imagine those here who have passed BUD/S, Ranger School, Q Course, etc would probably not even blink at what you do in P90X, but for me it was one of the most intense workouts I've had.
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Old 5 October 2008, 10:42
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Great I might just stroke out after the first DVD then.
I haven't worked out in four weeks (since hurricane Ike). Prior to that I was swimming during the weekend and doing the gym (eliptical) Mon-Thursday.

Just ordered the thing (split the payments up into three)...so it doesn't hurt the pocket book so much.
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Old 5 October 2008, 14:59
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I alternate between P90x and the WOD on Crossfit.

I really enjoyed P90x, and got really good results, but I have to keep up with my running when I'm doing it or I chunk up.
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Old 6 October 2008, 12:25
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It seems to be designed for those low to moderately qualified in terms of physical preparation.

Most means will work to achieve some progress - some, not optimal - for those within the aforementioned qualifications.

It also appears to be pseudo-science ("the Science of Muscle Confusion")and very infomercialish.

Just my analysis, no personal attack intended on those above who verify their success with the program.
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Old 21 November 2008, 23:18
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My wife and I owned P90, P90 masters and P90x. We have since sold all 3 programs. I think there are some really good benefits to the program, and there were some things that we did not care for.

The program (P90X) has a lot of abdominal work and that is something that I had been lacking.

P90x also is very regimented so you know what you are going to do each day.

P90X also has a significant time commitment. I get home around 17:15 or so, and I would start working out at 17:30 and on M, W, Th. F, I would not be done until 19:00 or so and that is a little late for our family to be eating dinner.

Tony Horton, the host, also acts a little goofy during the routines and I personally did not care for that. I just shut the sound off and listened to Bill O'Reilly on FoxNews once I knew the routine.

I did lose some weight as part of the program, but also lost some strength. On another forum I participate on, a member says he has lost 26 lb.
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Old 3 May 2009, 11:56
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Tony Horton......

My wife has been doing it for around 8 months now but now turns down the volume because of Tony Horton.......

I actually heard him say on the video "I'm 45 and I'm hot"
What a homo.

Good workouts and great if you have minimal gym time\or gear.
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Old 6 June 2009, 15:44
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I have no idea why people choose this over crossfit. Crossfit = more results in less time. If you have 1-2 hours a day to put into it, and just want to lose weight and look trim, it'll do the job, but so would a lot of other plans.

But it you are doing it, like it, and are seeing results...keep at it!
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Old 14 June 2009, 01:48
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Certain units have P90X and Crossfit on their hard drives for their folks to use as they see fit. That's a decent recommendation for both/either in my book. I'm only two weeks into P90X and I'm happy with it so far. Now, I'm certainly no expert on fitness but the program does work for me.
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Old 14 June 2009, 08:44
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Cannot comment on it's effectiveness...Looks interesting, and there seems to be plenty of inventory on e-bay.
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Old 25 August 2009, 12:15
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I can now say I know someone who this completely changed. You have to pull up your britches and be very dedicated but I am now convinced and will be trying it.
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Old 25 August 2009, 18:33
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I burned off some fat...but lost a lot of strength. I recommend it for someone who wants to "lean down," but it's not for me.
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Old 25 August 2009, 19:15
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I intend to use it to slim down and then work on strength training. I was 179 lbs as a rough and tough paratrooper in the prime of my physical shape. I am now 210+ and hating every minute of it.
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