After p90x

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After p90x

Post by Josephine » Thu Apr 14, 2011 8:34 pm

i'm 90% through p90x and trying to come up with what to do next.

i like the muscle & strength i've developed and I don't want to lose it. not really concerned about gaining more - just not losing what i have. I really like how they give you a program weight lifting that targets all the different areas and I want to do something similar - i'd just rather spend 30-45 minutes a day instead of 60-75 minutes. i'm trying to avoid over working 1 muscle group, so i need something that has work outs that will be balanced with all groups.

do you know of any good videos that would fit the bill? i'm going to start running for cardio, and i like their ab routine - i'm just looking for a program of weights that's not quite as long. any suggestions?
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Re: After p90x

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Re: After p90x

Post by Clevis Hitch » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:30 am

Have you ever tried rock climbing? It's just what you are looking for. It doesn't target any one muscle group, it uses your whole body. It's kinda what our bodies were designed for (climbing).
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Re: After p90x

Post by bcombs » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:19 pm

Josie, since most of the P90X workouts are two sets per exercise, you could do them, just do 1 set each. Half the time. Requires a little work with the remote control unless you can do them by just following the book.

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Re: After p90x

Post by pigsteak » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:43 pm

I found myself doing a quicker warmup on my own, and going right into the good stuff... and even just stopping mid way thru the workout, whenever my time allotment was up.

and who is clevis kidding, there isnt 5% who use climbing as a 'workout"..where else can you waste 8-10 hours and only do 30 minutes of sustained activity..hands down, outdoor climbing is probably the worst activity for real results.
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Re: After p90x

Post by Lateralus » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:32 pm

check out crossfit.com, interval type varied workouts, rarely workout longer than 30 minutes. a lot of good information there including a Workout Of the Day (WOD) posted daily of course. It's a bit faddish but a lot of their philosophy makes sense ( some seems unrealistic), they really push variety and intensity.. they claim to honor technique but the rep counts in some of the WODs would render form impossible to uphold for 99% of us. Scale it to your ability and enjoy.
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Re: After p90x

Post by rhunt » Fri Apr 15, 2011 9:53 pm

Sunday will be 90 days for me too. I think P90X is one of the best out there, I have had pretty amazing results but 90 days is really just the start, it takes a hell of a lot longer to than 90 days to get fit. I am either going to just do the whole "classic" 90 days again or get the P90X "plus" program. If I were doing the program strictly as a cross fit for climbing, I would probably just the "lean" program.

But yeah if you don't want to do another P90X program - just use some of the workouts as you see fit.
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Re: After p90x

Post by ynp1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:04 pm

Not trying to change the subject but, what is the best workout (running, weights, yoga, blah blah blah, not counting climbing) to improve your climbing from experience?

I think Wes, a few year back started running a lot and then started climbing pretty hard. I have been running a lot for the last few months and it really has not increased my climbing that much because I am spending a lot of time running on the weekends instead of climbing, but when I climb I can insight harder and recover a lot faster. I hope after I run this damn marathon I will be able to start climbing. I hope the cardio will help me a lot.

My brother does the insanity workout and has a lot os success.
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Re: After p90x

Post by Clevis Hitch » Tue Apr 19, 2011 8:30 am

they just had some dood from Africa run the Boston Marathon in 2 hours and 3 minutes. I don't think I could ride a bike that fast!
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Re: After p90x

Post by KD » Sat Jun 25, 2011 10:08 am

moving towards tenure and rank I are pretty good workouts for the central nervous system. :)

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Re: After p90x

Post by the lurkist » Sat Jun 25, 2011 6:36 pm

the 100 pushup app for the i phone. you can use it for push ups, chin ups, crunches, etc..
just a schedule to keep you focused for the long haul
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Re: After p90x

Post by Jacque » Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:42 pm

I am interested to start the P90X program, diet and supplements. For the purpose of
reducing body fat, increasing muscle mass, sweating a lot .. are all good things for detox
and regulating blood sugar. If any one have knowledge or experience with this let me know please...

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Re: After p90x

Post by Josephine » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:17 pm

I didn't do all the diet stuff. I tried to. The recovery drink is great - but I didn't do the bars/vitamins. I lost 5 inches off my waist but not a single pound. definitely increased muscle mass and dropped to about a 19.4% body fat. (although after yesterdays dinner it probably went up a bunch!)
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Re: After p90x

Post by tH1e-swiN1e » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:01 pm

I hated P90 but only because I have tons of fitness/diet experience. It all seemed very gimmicky to me. I did get into yoga regularly after doing the dvds though. Id say stay away from their supplements. All beach body videos seem to be a way to push their other products more and more. You can get the same stuff far cheaper at any health store. As far as reducing body fat. Its all about diet. You can exercise all you want but if youre not eating right youre not going to change anything.

Weights are for muscles, cardio for the heart, Climbers for the belly. Eat right and the results will flood in P90 or not.
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Re: After p90x

Post by Yasmeen » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:12 pm

Nice work, Josie!!
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