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I did it three times in a row, so 9 months of doing 1 hour exercises with no gains. Sure I was fit, but I did not make any muscle gains. I am now just as fit, but I am making muscle gains and maintaining my cardio without killing myself for an hour.

I realized that P90x is bullshit, Tony Horton did not get muscular doing those exercises. It all depends on your goals, if you want to be lean and fit, do P90X, if you want to be muscular and fit, do this program www.jasonferruggia.com
 

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Followed it to the letter, meal plan and all. Like I said, it got me lean and fit, but not muscular. When you are doing way to many sets, or sets to failure, you fry your central nervous system, and your form goes to hell. Ideally you want to lift heavy, but reduce your reps to about 6, or leave about 2 more reps in the tank. Any more than that, and you begin to reduce your gain. You also don't need to do a 1000 sit ups to get abs, in fact, you don't need to do ab work at all if you are doing the correct workouts. Dead lifts and squats use your core for the lifts. Arnold Schwarzenegger and other lifters never did crunches, their staple of lifts was what I just mentioned and lifting heavy.

This is of course dependent on your goals you want to reach, if you want to be lean and fit, then P90X works very well, but if you want muscle and at the same time be fit, then follow the website I posted, you will see that all you need is about 45 min of working out with about 20 minutes of cardio, every other day and you will retain the same level of fitness as P90X. At 39, this is the first time I have made incredible muscle gains while at the same time keeping my fitness levels up.
 

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I did P90X to begin with and I loved it. I saw a lot of good muscle growth and ended up a little too bulky for my liking in the upper body area but I would go back to it again. I think it's a good program for people who are getting into working out.
 

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My wife's ex husband was doing that... He's fatter than ever BUT he is a lazy pos and prob followed it for all of a cpl weeks and half assedly while slamming dbl cheeseburgers lol.
 

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I did P90X to begin with and I loved it. I saw a lot of good muscle growth and ended up a little too bulky for my liking in the upper body area but I would go back to it again. I think it's a good program for people who are getting into working out.
Lol @ avatar and name... I use to play WoW a few years back tho never as a cow :-O
 

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I'm already pretty muscular to begin with; I started in on it because the family's predilection for type II diabetes forced my hand.

They were afraid in the ER that I'd be insulin-dependent because 31yr olds don't usually get what I did to myself... So: meds for a month while I kicked the shit out of myself in a bid to avoid needing medication for the rest of my life! Months later, I'm not hitting the program as hard at all, but I haven't needed my medication in 4 months.

My dad keeps bitching about his lethargy; he doesn't have the will power to get on any track let alone one as grueling/effective as this!
 

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Think i'm gonna try it....baby steps...I am 47....but i'm also still juicing.

I want my life back & i want it before i turn 50.
 

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Those drinks they stay pimpin' work pretty well... but you could go to GNC and get a 2-pack of the same type of creatine powder and vitamin supplements to make that burn go away faster; I looked last week, the pack is $74.99... and apart you's spend around $100 for 'em.

Just do what you can do safely; let the tape keep counting like a cook-timer... as long as you're trying for the whole session, you're improving! I thought I was a hard-ass after two months and tried to keep up with Horton and hurt my shoulder... just do your own thing!
 

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Wild caught fish oils helps with recovery, as well as a good whey protein. Look for New Zealand whey protein, they do not inject their cows with Growth hormones. Listen to your body and if something is hurting, stop immediately. Switch to something lighter or skip that body part for the day. Those pre and post drinks are a waste of money, they are full of crap our bodies do not need.
 

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Those drinks they stay pimpin' work pretty well... but you could go to GNC and get a 2-pack of the same type of creatine powder and vitamin supplements to make that burn go away faster; I looked last week, the pack is $74.99... and apart you's spend around $100 for 'em.

Just do what you can do safely; let the tape keep counting like a cook-timer... as long as you're trying for the whole session, you're improving! I thought I was a hard-ass after two months and tried to keep up with Horton and hurt my shoulder... just do your own thing!
GNC is a rip off... www.lockoutsupplements.com is much much cheaper with better selection.. use coupon code 'facebook' for 5% off.. shipping is cheap and extremely fast as well. www.bodybuilding.com is also a great site with a crazy huge selection but more expensive than lockout.

$75 for creatine powder and vitamins is horrible lol. The best vitamins are like $25 and creative monohydrate is like $20 for a YEAR supply.
 

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An interesting thing to look up regarding nutrition; Bruce Lee's philosophy on food as fuel. Only expect the best if you put the best in. Eating was something he studied about himself to maximize efficiency and potential... he was practically the inventor of the modern smoothie, too! Reasoning that if you could grind up known-superfoods into a palatable drink; the body would benefit much faster from the supercharged health drink.
 

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hope this can give a little motivation, but below is my first day and my 90 day pic...did i get extremely ripped and huge. i wouldn't say yes, but i def look and feel the best i ever felt.

I also didn't do the program to a T as i pretty much skipped yoga on thursdays for the first 1-2 months, and did a few sessions every other week of it during the 3rd month. I also missed a few days here and there, but my calendar checklist was about 90% complete. Good luck to anyone looking to do this. just find the time and stick with it and you will improve. I'm about to start back up this monday. I've been off of it for the past 3-4 months now

 

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Bro you seriously need to bulk up,I don't think you need to be doing p90x leave that to us fat ass's that needed to use it, lol.but I'm glad you got on it, stayed on it and is still hitting play and bringing it!
 

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I used to think yoga was just for [:)][:)][:)][:)]ies... I was WAAAAAAY off! The yoga day is the lowest impact AND the hardest day of the week!
 
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