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mznewbody

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Posted: 13 May 2010, 18:14
ok i have read some of the comments and i was wondering would it be good for me to start the px90 program. i am a heavy girl and i dont want to hurt myself so can someone who was some what of a geginier tell me if i should or should not start..thanks
Sharon
sooki

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Posted: 13 May 2010, 18:41
I watched the intro, and it wore me out!

DISCLAIMER: I expect to lose this weight over the next 6 months to 5 years. I'm not going to feel like a failure if it takes an entire month to lose 1 pound. I'm going to feel like a success when that happens! I may offer advice that I'm currently not taking myself. Feel free to call me on that!
Byrdface

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 17:32
It is TOUGH! You may want to start with something a bit easier, but if you think you can handle it, go for it! I found out about it from a guy who is RIPPED, so he was a bit of an advanced exercizer. I would start with something a bit easier, honestly. It is intense! I hope you don't take this as me discouraging you, I just know it is an expensive program and I don't want you to spend the money if it is too hard. But if you can do alot of pushups and chin ups (you need a bar), go for it! Good luck to you!
Byrd

sheripickle

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 19:06
I almost bought it, but I really don't think I could handle it!
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Rnbwgrl

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Posted: 14 May 2010, 19:57
i am saving that as an option to tone up once i am closer to my goal weight - a guy at my gym brings in the dvds and uses the group training room for them - they are INTENSE!!
Want2BFit

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Posted: 15 May 2010, 15:26
If you haven't exercised in a while I would start with Power 90, it's the beginner program that P90X expanded upon. If you're already active and are up for the challenge, I'd say try it, and just modify it, do the lean version and you should be fine. If you have any questions shoot me a message.
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averagemo

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Posted: 17 May 2010, 14:50
I am doing the ten minute trainer. They are by the same company and with Tony as well just shorter workouts. They are difficult but not nearly as difficult or as long as P90x. Try the ten minute trainer program it is great. Then you could move to Power 90 and then P90X. I bet you'd be in stellar shape if you completed them all!
Nothing tastes better than feeling like a million bucks.
noodle0726

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Posted: 21 May 2010, 11:26
I just got the 10 minute trainer, a few friends of mine have said its good to start off with that. I'm going to try to push myself to follow the chart of suggested workouts
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msawyer13

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Posted: 21 May 2010, 11:52
P90X is extreme. It's intense. It's HARD. I posted a link below to a Fit Test to determine if you meet the fitness requirements to begin. If you can't meet those requirements, P90X isn't for you.

Even if you can meet the minimum fitness requirements, be prepared for INTENSE exercise. You have to be capable of pushing yourself past the point of complete and utter exhaustion, and keep going. If you are a former competitive athlete you'll know what I mean. If not, you may find this challenging.

Knowing all that, if you think P90X is still right for you, GO FOR IT!

If not, I would recommend starting with Power 90 or another similar program until you're ready for P90X. When you are ready, it will be there, and it WILL get you in great shape!
msawyer13

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Posted: 21 May 2010, 11:53
Forgot the link:

http://www.beachbody.com/text/products/programs/p90x/p90xFitTest.pdf

averagemo

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 07:51
Hi! How are you doing with the ten minute trainer? I am still doing them and I hate to use the word easier becasue by no means is anything about these workout easy but they are becoming more tolerable. In other words I don't feel like I'm going to be sick after 8 minutes of hte cardio workout anymore. HAHA! It's still hard for me to make it through two of the more intense workouts back to back. For example on the accelerated calendar the Cardio followed by Core Cardio. I tried that one yesterday and although I made it through cardio, about three minutes into core cardio I had to stop. Progress is progress though and Tony sure does know how to make you sweat! Good luck.
Nothing tastes better than feeling like a million bucks.
Poppabear40

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 12:25
Slim in 6 is also a good one from beach body. I've done both P90x and insanity. Beachbody has amazing products and support. 10 minute trainer is also an excellent beginner workout. As you progress you can add 10 min at a time to your workout. Build it up and piece it together.
christina430

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 15:01
Start with the original Power90. thats a great workout. i actually have both power 90 and px90 once you get through that i would try px90. That what i decided to do. px90 is to hardcore for me right now but im trying to work my way to that
yellowbear

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Posted: 01 Jun 2010, 21:07
I rented the cheeziest DVD from the library today, "yoga, booty, ballet" and like a nerd, danced around in my hot living room for a half hour. I was sweatin' like a pig. It was a strong work-out and a good way to mix up getting excercise. It was also free and won't go into the collection of my dud excercise DVD's.
kjoiner

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Posted: 02 Jun 2010, 11:57
I have seen the p90x videos, and keep in mind it is your pace. Yes Tony dances around and tells you to GO GO GO, but if you have to start and do 1 rep for their 2 or 3 reps then you are still working. Eventually you can move up and keep up to their pace. If you are worn out in the first 10 minutes so be it. Try to do 11 next time. It is about progression and slowly getting better, be it whatever poison (program) you pick.
Ais

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Posted: 05 Jun 2010, 18:04
Hey Sharon, I am also a bigger girl and trust me the last thing you want to do is hurt yourself doing those types of exercises. If you are looking for videos then you should be looking for something more low impact so you don't hurt any of you joints. I have heard really great things about these videos called walk away the pounds. The chick that does them is Leslie Sansone and they have minimal impact on your joints because all your doing is walking in place. Just a suggestion. Good luck, I'm rooting for you.
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underscore

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Posted: 05 Jun 2010, 18:58
wow what a game plan! i was just gonna come and say i want to try p90x too but now im thinking 10 minute trainer then power 90 and finally p90x sounds like a great idea! thanks =]
Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
Swamifred

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Posted: 06 Jun 2010, 09:44
I have to agree here. I got the P90X, and since I was out of shape and out of practice with exercise, it kicked my butt. I couldn't complete the program, and I got discouraged. I would recommend getting into better shape before thinking about starting it. I'm saving it for when I've reached near my goal weight and I can start to tone my new body.
noodle0726

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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 09:21
I moved on from the 10 minute trainers... i was doing 3 programs a day with them and still not feeling like i was completing a workout.. while i was sweating and losing weight it didn't feel like a challenge to me. I'm now doing Turbo Jam with Chalene Johnson! It's fun and upbeat and the music is fun and keeps you moving. After i'm done with turbo jam, they just came out with turbo fire... so i might move onto that if i find turbo jam is no longer a challenge. i'm only following the beginner turbo jam schedule now.. on day 3 of that!
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averagemo

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Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 09:30
Good for you. Although now I feel like I am really out of shape because they still kick my butt. I only have a week left to go and I'll be done with the program. It's starting to get boring because it's the same thing over and over. We've got P90X so I think I may give it a go after taking a couple of days off to let my body recover. My legs stay sore from all of the squats and lunges. Only get one day off per week doesn't really allow time to recover. I'd want to start P90X completely healthy. Anyway, great work!
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