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Kenny's TIps on the P90X program 9 years, 5 months ago #441

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Okay everyone - I'm posting this based on my experience using the P90X program. If you would like to add please reply and I will edit the list.

Before day 1, do some of the P90X routines
I actually waited 2 weeks before starting Day 1, I made sure I tried yoga, kenpo, and some of the weight training exercises at least 2 times to get the soreness and to have a feel for the workouts. I couldn't imagine starting the program on Day 1 without knowing what and how tough the exercises are.

Diet, diet, and diet
I'm not sure about everyone else but this is my Achilles Heel. You can exercise at 110% the entire time but if you go half ass on your diet you will not be pleased with the results.

Prepare meals ahead of time. On weekends, try to get your meals ready ahead of time or at least marked on your calendar. (This has really helped me)

DON'T eat late at night (another weakness of mine)

Don't rationalize yourself out of working out
I really think this is a big one - I catch myself thinking "I've been working out really hard, maybe I should take a break tonight" Blah!! The best thing to do is put on your shoes go to the TV and hit play. Don't think. Just go!

Skip a day, don't panic
Sometimes you just can't help but to miss a day or two. Don't get discouraged! All you need to do is make up that exercise on Day 7

First 2 weeks are the toughest
Just like any other exercise program, the first few weeks are always the toughest.

90 days only?
I know what you saw on TV was amazing and I'm sure some of you can produce those results. I don;t plan on doing the P90X just for 90 days. The best thing to do is just keep going. Just wait and see how you'll look after 180 days!!

Do your best and forget the rest (sorry)
Don't feel you have to keep up with Tony & crew. Just do you best.

Get a heart monitor

Update
I forgot to add this on the list - A heart monitor really pushes me while doing Kenpo - I like to to see my heart rate and if it is low, 140 for example, I know I need to push myself a little harder. $30 investment that pays in the long run.
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Re:Kenny's TIps on the P90X program 9 years, 5 months ago #444

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Kenny is very very very (x100) right on the dieting party. I exercise like crazy and before 2 weeks ago I had never dieted before so I've been extreamly fit but with a gut and I'm only 20! I can only imagine how I'd look 10 years down the road if I kept this up. But me and my mom figured out I was burning at least 2000 calories a day and on a good day close to 3000! But I sustained my weight of 220 and then finally decided to count my calories and found I was eating well over 5000 day. 3500 calories being approx = 1 pound, meaning if I wasn't working out, I was gaining roughly 2 pounds a day! So definety "Diet, diet and diet" Good luck guys.

Re:Kenny's TIps on the P90X program 9 years, 5 months ago #445

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I have been on for a week, and while I did not 'do' the workouts, I sat and watched parts of them. I also work out with a partner (my wife). This not only serves as great motivation (who wants to be made fun of all day because you did not get out of bed!!), but also a great way to check form. She watches me do a couple of moves, and vice-versa and we correct each other.

We also play off the other's strengths. I am the motivated one so I am dragging her out of bed to "Bring IT" (Sorry, had to), I am also 'stronger per se'. She is extremely flexible and has been doing Yoga forever, while I stumble and fall all over the place.

I could do it alone, but it is much more enjoyable with a friend.

1 week in and already feeling results!! More pull ups on the 5th day than the 1st. Better form, more confidence.

GOOD LUCK ALL!!!

Re:Kenny's TIps on the P90X program 9 years, 5 months ago #447

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exercise like crazy and before 2 weeks ago I had never dieted before so I've been extreamly fit but with a gut and I'm only 20!


Just wait until you push 40! It gets x5 harder to lose weight. The first time I did P90X was last year. I'd give myself a C on my diet during that time. I lost about 5lbs and that was it. I had muscles but still had a gut. I don't plan to do that this time.

Re:Kenny's TIps on the P90X program 9 years, 5 months ago #449

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Good tips Kenny!
I would agree with you on watching a couple of the dvds first before jumping right into it, IF you havent exercised in a long time, in which case you probably shouldnt be doing P90X anyways. I jumped right in without watching any first and I was just fine, just really sore for the first week.

Also, you are correct when you say the diet is the most important part! I am in week 4 and have only half-assed the diet so far. I am building some nice muscles and loosing *some* fat, but not my gut and handles as much as I would like. I actually weigh the same as when I started. I dropped a few pounds at first, but then gained them back as my muscles started growing.

I am eating MUCH better food than before I started, but I am not following the plan like I should be. I need to start writing everything down that I eat, keep track of my calories, and follow the "Fat Shredder" plan they provide in the book. The Coors Light on saturday nights doesn't help either

By the way, the "Are you losing weight?" questions I get from friends are great motivation to start hammering down on the diet!

Re:Kenny's TIps on the P90X program 9 years, 5 months ago #459

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Soemthing that I found helps with my diet and getting things ready to eat at work. I found these microwavable Ziploc steamer bags. Place two frozen chicken breasts in along with your seasonings (no salt of course) and in seven minutes, you have juicy, ready to go protein. I do the same with some frozen shrimp and frozen stir fry vegetables (no sauce) and mix it all (makes two full servings and takes care of about 6-7 servings of your protiens). Total time is 21 minutes, and they are the easiest things in the world.

Another thing is moderation of your "goodies". Make a reward system for yourself. Find something you really enjoy as a treat, and work your entire week for it. If you skip a day, guess what, if you don't make that day up...no treat for you.
I only have five weeks left, and I am already planning out when I am going to start all over again.
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