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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

P90X

Today, just like any other day, I did P90X. Let me tell you something, P90X is serious business. There was a point when I thought it was just another lame DVD workout program that didn't really do anything besides help you lose a couple pounds. I couldn't have been more wrong about it. Not only is each workout extremely challenging, but the whole idea of "muscle confusion" actually makes sense.
A lot of fitness specialists can stand behind me in saying that repeating the same workout over and over will result in something commonly called "muscle memory", which means exactly that. Your muscles learn what you're doing to them, and instead of giving you big, strong muscle, they just sort of stay right where they are, making you feel no stronger each day. With Tony Horton's "muscle confusion" technique, the workout is mixed up right about the time your muscles start to get what's going on. Obvious changes in size and form can be expected in as little as three to four weeks.
Today I did "Shoulders and Arms" workout, which is as Horton says, your glamor muscles. Definitely not to be taken lightly, however. This program covers every muscle you can think of. Separate workouts cover all the way from your legs to your back and abs, and all the way to your chest, shoulders, and arms. It even involves a plyometric excersize, as well as cardiovascular, and even yoga and kenpo (which is extremely fun by the way).
If you feel like your lacking muscle, look no farther. Don't settle for any other weak DVD program when you can go extreme.

Pic related. It's my living room all rigged up for P90X.

35 comments:

  1. Hey man, I did the entire p90x program about a year ago, definitely is no joke. I found this DVD not only helped me with my working out, but helped me to understand the importance of proper dieting along with proper exercise. And the results were fantastic. I found this great for improving my core strength (which is very required for MMA)

    Keep it up for the full 90 days my friend, you'll be very very glad you did.

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  2. p90x kicks you in the nuts, and then makes you drop and give it 20. I love it.

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  3. P90X actually really helped me out! Results were great!

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  4. lol sweet I see you have a little practice amp hooked up for sound :D.

    I've been hearing really good things about P90x and have been wanting to try it..

    How many weeks have you been at it?

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  5. @Tasty

    I'm currently on week six.

    The amp is because my computer doesn't have a DVI port. So I hook up HDMI for video and just use the amp for audio.

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  6. I got P90X but haven't done it yet. The whole diet thing has me worried and between waking up at 5 in the morning for school and not getting home until 5 pm leaves little motivation for working out when I can just sit on the computer and be happy.

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  7. My brother loves P90X he wont shut up about it xD

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  8. To be honest, I have a general dislike for all these workout programs (insanity too?) because they're cardio-based and low-resistance. They will better your form/overall muscles, but target muscles are impossible (I don't use machines). To me, deadlifting (+ others), drinking milk and eating a shit-ton of food will make you strong. This will just make you fit :) Just my opinion. How much do you weigh?

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  9. fortunately i have a gym membership and don't need this

    proper diet and a good workout will have you fit in no time

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  10. Take it from a Black Belt, Kenpo is the REAL DEAL!

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  11. i've read an article on the internet about this, whenever i decide to work out again lol i'll check it out

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  12. @yermolay
    I am allowed in the best gym in town for free as a Marine. I generally dislike gyms though. They work out your muscles in ways that you won't really recreate in real life. There's nothing more real than doing push ups and pull ups.

    @Glaucon
    It really isn't cardio-based. The only real cardio workout I've got was from the cardio workout itself. There really isn't that much that get's your heart rate up anywhere near the height it should be for cardio.

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  13. I think I'm way way way off doing anything like this. My workouts are still pretty basic.

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  14. I did some very basic workouts back when I was younger and I noticed that my results definitely peaked after about 3 months of doing a similar work out. I may have to give this a try.

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  15. Nice setup, wish I could start that program.

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  16. i didn't heard before this term"muscle memory"thanks for this new information.

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  17. i will definately try p90x after i finished starting strength

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  18. Oh yeah, P90X will kick your ass if you're prepared. I hate the stupid infomercial, it's so deceiving. If you're not in decent shape to begin with, don't bother with P90X.

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  19. lol p90x is a pain! Just get thru it!

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  20. It really is extreme. However, I was a couch potato when I started it. I believe that when you set your mind to doing something, you might as well go all out, thus is the reason I joined the Marines as an underweight lazy-ass rather than the army or air force. Same goes for getting prepared. The daily workouts they gave me just weren't enough, so I went all out and got my hands on P90X.

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  21. First I have ever heard of p90x, i'll have to check it out. Sounds pretty hardcore? I guess you should start with a beginner program first?

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  22. I will be following the p90x program when I get back from Spain... will continue to follow!

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  23. i love this program. i do ab ripper x religiously on a weekly basis.

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  24. Sweet P90X burn those caloried & get shreded man!!

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  26. I was looking for a good workout programs to get some muscles, well you know for the ladies and ofcourse it helps to boost your self esteem.

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  27. never heard of this, thanks for posting seems like it's really good

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  28. Woah, that's awesome, seems pretty cool

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  29. You should take pictures of yourself without a shirt on once a week for a few months and post the results on your blog - i'd be interested to see what this program does for your muscle tone/body fat. I've heard a lot of great things about it, but I wasn't sure if the hype was simply hype, or maybe it had some weight to it. After reading things like this I'm more inclined to believe it.

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  30. Need to look into that... I havent had any success with my workout lately, I probably need to confuse my muscles a little.

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  31. P90X takes so much work!!! hahaha I guess thats why it has such good results!

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