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Who has done it? How did it go?
I've decided to give it the Smitty test. Ok, one of you guys that got it, stuck with it 3 days and then stuck it in the closet, message me and I will buy it from you.
I'll be a lab rat and even post weekly results here. I'm going all out.
I have done Insanity (but it was too much for my bad knees) so I'm thinking about TapOut XT. Anyone do TapOut yet?
Not to be a Debbie downer but...
I did P90X for 60 days and then realized something. It's not worth it if I have to hate 60 minutes out of my day 5 days a week.
Unless you enjoy doing ridiculous exercises and eating terrible food like tofu, flax seeds slit pea and squash soup. The best way I've lost weight is eating in moderation and bike riding. But this is all just my opinion.
And I gave my discs away to a friend of mine. He didn't complete 30 days.
Bingo. Insanitty is truly insane. Got in great shape but had to take a day off in between. Very hard on knees and ankles.
I've done P90x... loved it. Just gotta stick with it also remember the nutrition plan LOL.
agree with rottenpotato on Insanity... not for those with bad knees. I do like the fact you really don't need any equipment but overall I thought the program could be better.
Trying Rushfit now
Looking for completely miserable and batshit crazy, Sounds perfect.
I lost 50 pounds over about a year and a half from running 4 times a week and just moderating caloric in-take. I'm by no means bulky but I look and feel a lot better than I did 3 years ago. I graduated high school at 235 pounds and I weighed in at 182 last week.
I've never tried P90X but I've heard if you commit to it, it really does work.
That is awesome! I've gone the running route, and 6 years ago I was only able to run 1/4 mile, and worked my way upto 10 miles, and ran the Marine Corp Marathon 10K. Have run it 3 times since. I will get back into the running heavy, but just want to try something different, something painful and miserable.
I love it. I've done the workouts for almost a year on and off within my ad hoc plan but just decided to do it as its intended, the 90 day program after enjoying my fall and holidays a bit too much. Im on week 3. I absolutely love the chest/back, plyo, arms, and just starting to like legs and back. I like yoga in that its something I would never do otherwise but ill never finish the entire 90 mins. Way too long especially in light of working out 6 of 7 days. I usually only make it for 40-60 mins on yoga. Kenpo is kind of goofy but a good cardio workout. I don't like the second phase of discs as much but perhaps it's lack of comfort/familiarity.
I have the bootleg discs and have never even looked at the diet plan. I just go with the self control method of cutting down portion sizes and abstaining from junk.
I'm just not keen on the self control method. Need something fairly regimented.
I did Insanity and stuck to it hard, great great great workout. You have to learn to love to bath in your own sweat.
This. I love it. Doing it currently and it works. But it is hard on the knees
I know this sounds crazy but I'm getting ready to start DDP Yoga. Yea, I know, DDP is a washed up pro wrestler and yoga is... well, it's yoga. Problem is, I need to lose weight but have multiple ruptured discs in my back so Ive not been able to lift and do the things I used to. I've heard outstanding things about it so I'm going to make the investment and give it a try.
DDPYOGA is not traditional yoga, it’s a hybrid workout that incorporates some traditional yoga movements and adds dynamic resistance, active breathing techniques and power movements to make for a more challenging and results oriented workout.
The main benefits are body fat loss, lean muscle growth, and improved cardio levels all without placing undue stress on the joints.
Thanks for the info, I will definitely check it out. I'm wanting to do something radical and different. I won't count out the DDPYOGA until I give it a good look. Thanks for that info.
"The Most Interesting Man in the World does not exercise much, but when he does....he does Zumba.......stay hard my friends".
P90x was just to boring. I do crossfit and love it. If you don't want to do the gym or don't have one near, then go to the website and get some of their workouts. Watch the demos and get after it. For example today was 20 air squats, 6 burpees and 8 lunges equal 1rep, as many as you can do for 20 min. I was dead after.
Will definitely check this out too. Lot to check out. I'm going to decide on something from this thread and jump in 100%.
I did it but ended up going a bit off script...I recommend it, great workouts.
TapoutXT is the s, on my second time doing it, stopped early first time due to wife getting preg and me not wanting die.
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Sorry, but I'm not doing any exercise program that results in my wife getting pregnant. Seriously sounds like a lot of fun, just not practical.
the worst thing about P90x is the dude that leads it...SO annoying
Funniest thing I've seen/heard all day!
Insanity question: Did those who have used it see mass gains as well or is Insanity mainly just a fat burning workout? I'm looking for both. I have some fat I want to burn but also fell out of my workout regime with grad school and working so really looking to gain back the mass I lost.
Scoopstaff may be the best straight man in the business for a good setup.
I met him at a game and he introduced me to his wife. I looked at them very perplexed, and then said, I thought you were gay. We got interupted, and I never did get to say I was just kidding.
Scoopstaff, late though it is, I was just kidding.
This post was edited by VTSmitty 18 months ago
I've done both Insanity and P90x. P90x is more strength conditioning and Insanity is more cardio (although you will build muscle as well). I loved both to be honest. Insanity was a bit rough on my knees so I had to get better sneakers and bought an exercise mat (I have hardwood floors) to get through the workouts.
I'd say if your cardio levels aren't that high, go with the P90x. I feel P90x (don't do P90x 2 by the way...that is not nearly as good) is easier to keep pace with if you're out of shape. With Insanity, if you're not in good shape when you start, you will NOT finish the program. If your cardio levels are pretty good..go with Insanity.
When I did both, I ate okay, but never THAT great. I would work out in the morning then have a protein spinach shake for breakfast, ate whatever I wanted for lunch, and then tried to eat small, low calorie meals (sans bread) after 3pm. I saw great results after the first rotation (30 days) with P90x and things just got better as I went along. Insanity was pretty much the same way but it took me a lot longer to actually finish a workout completely so I don't think I really got everything I'm supposed to get out of it.
I haven't done either in about 3 years and have gone hardcore fatty in those 3 years. I was going to give CrossFit a try if I could find one close to where I work (in DC near Foggy Bottom) that started early enough to get me to work by 7. But if not, I may just go with running for a month or two just to get my fit levels up enough to go with P90x or Insanity again.
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