Starting P90x workout soon, anybody on here try it before?

I ordered it just recently because after being hospitalized, I lost a lot of weight and was pretty badly malnourished. So after a couple of weeks of being heavily medicated and taking nutritional supplements, I think I'm ready to start  getting some strength back .  I'm not expecting immediate results but I'm hoping this will atleast get me back to where I was before.
 
So anyone here ever give this a try and see results?

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Posted by TheDoorman

I ordered it just recently because after being hospitalized, I lost a lot of weight and was pretty badly malnourished. So after a couple of weeks of being heavily medicated and taking nutritional supplements, I think I'm ready to start  getting some strength back .  I'm not expecting immediate results but I'm hoping this will atleast get me back to where I was before.
 
So anyone here ever give this a try and see results?

Posted by Agent47
@TheDoorman: If you do all the discs(there's a pamplet that comes with the discs that tells you in what order you should do)you can expect serious results in 3 months.I have been doing it for 3 months so far but I only do the ones involving the chest, shoulders, triceps,biceps,back,and legs.Only cause I am trying to bulk up, but you should really do all of them as they work various parts of your body.They burn alot of calories but if your an average dude you should be ok.It's not good for me cause I have an extremely fast metabolism so I have to eat every 2 to 3 hours.
 
But 3 months in and I can finally do diamond pushups and one leg push ups.One arm push ups I am still working on.But my pecs have seriously popped out and my biceps and triceps are very thick and strong, and my back has some cuts.Currently working on my legs alot more.
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Posted by NickBOTT

Ive only tried the abs workout, ab ripper-X I think it's called.  Yeah that was some serious shit, I would def recommend it.

Posted by RE_Player1

I did it for 2 weeks and it was tough but effective. I stopped due to work and school but lately I've been meaning to try it again.

Posted by thehexeditor

@Agent47 said:

@TheDoorman: If you do all the discs(there's a pamplet that comes with the discs that tells you in what order you should do)you can expect serious results in 3 months.I have been doing it for 3 months so far but I only do the ones involving the chest, shoulders, triceps,biceps,back,and legs.Only cause I am trying to bulk up, but you should really do all of them as they work various parts of your body.They burn alot of calories but if your an average dude you should be ok.It's not good for me cause I have an extremely fast metabolism so I have to eat every 2 to 3 hours. But 3 months in and I can finally do diamond pushups and one leg push ups.One arm push ups I am still working on.But my pecs have seriously popped out and my biceps and triceps are very thick and strong, and my back has some cuts.Currently working on my legs alot more.

Are you.. training.. to be a hitman?!

Posted by Jeffsekai

What exactly about P90x makes it so crazy good for you?

Posted by George_Hukas
@TheDoorman: If you follow the program, there's no way you wont get the results you want. Since your situation is a bit unique and you said you are still regaining your strength, before you officially begin, try running through the Plyo routine. You don't have to be 100% but its important to make sure you can finish it. Did you read all the material yet? Be sure to throw out the junk food! Good luck, brah
Posted by TheDoorman
@cide: I haven't read the nutrition guide yet, just kind of working on the setup now.  I'll probably try plyo first, either that or abs, not to sure which though.
Posted by nackbagger

I did a combo of P90X and Insanity off and on for a while starting with about 4 months of P90X. I didnt change my diet much but I cut out soft drinks and most fast food. I lost about 50 pounds and then when I started doing some Insanity sessions last year I lost about 10 more just from a few sessions. I need to start again because just running isnt really helping me reach my weight goal of 180.

Edited by DriveupLife

I've done a full round of P90X, 90 days doing all the videos, taking the supplements, eating according to the diet, sleeping right. I was an animal after I finished. You get really cut and feel like you can run a marathon.
 
It is in my experience that no one ever finishes P90X like they tell me they will. So, I will also assume that you will wimp out and stop as well. You should prove me wrong by letting us know how you're doing. Or you can wimp out like everyone I know who ever has tried to do it did.

Posted by OICU812

For muscle building, P90x is a joke. For losing weight, starting to eat correctly, and getting your stamina up it is fantastic. There simply isn't enough strain on the muscles to get good results in the muscle building department since it is largely bodyweight exercises. If you are looking to gain lean mass, go with a standard push/pull split. I really wish I had not wasted time with P90x after losing a good chunk of my fat.

Regardless of what you do when you exercise, an enormous part of what results you get depends on your diet.

Good luck and stick with it!

Posted by damnboyadvance

You're a succer. P90x is just a joke. All of those programs that will help you "lose weight" and "gain muscle" are nothing but a good way to waste your money.
 
If you really want to gain muscle, get a gym membership and start going 3 times a week. Do heavy reps and really work your muscles. After that workout, take in at least 400 calories, 20g of protein (to repair old muscle and build new muscle), and 50g of carbohydrates (to deliver protein to your muscles). Change your workout routine every month. And CHALLENGE YOURSELF!!
 
P90x is not going to help you. You probably won't do the exercises correctly, you probably won't finish the program, and even if you do, the muscle mass you might gain won't compare to the results you would get at the gym.

Posted by laserbolts

I haven't personally but my buddy from work did it for like three months. It's crazy the difference it made. Dude lost like 40 pounds in two month and is in crazy shape. If I had a decent place to do it I would.

Posted by Mesoian

@damnboyadvance said:

You're a succer. P90x is just a joke. All of those programs that will help you "lose weight" and "gain muscle" are nothing but a good way to waste your money.

If you really want to gain muscle, get a gym membership and start going 3 times a week. Do heavy reps and really work your muscles. After that workout, take in at least 400 calories, 20g of protein (to repair old muscle and build new muscle), and 50g of carbohydrates (to deliver protein to your muscles). Change your workout routine every month. And CHALLENGE YOURSELF!! P90x is not going to help you. You probably won't do the exercises correctly, you probably won't finish the program, and even if you do, the muscle mass you might gain won't compare to the results you would get at the gym.

Eh, as someone who goes to the gym 4 times a week and was curious by the claims of P90x, I can vouch for the program. It's pretty extreme and will definitely kick your butt.

The thing to remember about it though is, P90x is atheletic training, plain and simple. Most of the exercises I was doing in P90x I was doing during off days from football practice back in highschool. It's the idea of high reps, low weights, and hitting lots of muscular systems opposed to the more traditional thought process of training a particular muscle set via a percentage of your max.

Ultimately it all depends on what you want. I really dig P90x because it focuses on small scale muscle scupling. I'm 27, I don't play ball anymore, I don't need to be a behemoth anymore. Using parts of P90x (I use the ab ripperx and some parts of their back program) as well as my own workout methods, I find my abs are coming along far quicker than they would have otherwise.

Now that being said, if you wanna look like goku, you need to look into a more traditional weight lifting program. But if you wanna get cut a little faster and can handle some extreme muscle shock (I've felt pretty pukish halfway through abripper x before) P90x might be okay for you. Just know that a lot of the stuff in it is based on balance, and you will fall and roll and tumble enough to really break the stride the program wants you to be in. It takes a lot of practice and is pretty annoying, but it's a decent method of exercise.

Posted by iam3green

this is just me, but i think you should make a blog on your results for every week and take a picture. i have seen the commercials for it.

Posted by TheDoorman
@iam3green:  I probably update after about a week or so on my progress, I'm expecting to be hurting pretty bad(soreness) after the first week, especially since I haven't really done any lifting lately
Posted by iam3green
@TheDoorman: that's good because i actually want to know if it actually works. you know, commercials for things, a lot of times they don't work.
Edited by Napalm
@Jeffsekai said:

What exactly about P90x makes it so crazy good for you?

The reason P90X works is because it mixes up the exercise routines completely to avoid stunting your progress. Doing the same exercises will eventually cause you to plateau and your progress will drop off significantly. You're confusing the body with P90X, and that's why it works. 
 
@Mesoian said:

But if you wanna get cut a little faster and can handle some extreme muscle shock (I've felt pretty pukish halfway through abripper x before) P90x might be okay for you.

Haha damn, man! Tell me more about these pukish adventures.
Posted by DillonWerner

My mom always does it and she really enjoys it.

Posted by RecSpec

If you can stick to ANY routine for 90 days, 6 days a week, then you should be able to see results no matter what you do. That's the biggest thing about this program really, sticking out the 90 days.