P90x

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  1. downhiller2010

    downhiller2010 Member

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    I dont have much going on this summer and I am considering doing extremely intense physical training. I have heard nothing but good things about P90x program. My goal is to be able to max the pfe when I take it. Has anyone worked with this program at all?
     
  2. ILHunter92

    ILHunter92 USAFA Cadet

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    I will be starting P90X soon, probably when school gets out for summer. My football coach and some of his coaching buddies think it's great. Quite a few of us football players will be doing it, but I have heard nothing but good yet either.
     
  3. jbrown

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    I've never tried this program, but, I'll share this with you.

    Back in '85, I had an Lt that was dating this aerobics/fitness trainer and he suggested bringing her in to change things up a bit for us. He wanted to bring her in for a week to lead some "new style" training for us.

    We had just finished a MCREST a few weeks before and were in about as good a shape as Marines can be in. We were running 12 miles each day before morning chow with cammis, boots, and 782 gear. We were humping 10 - 15 miles regularly with the occasional 20 miler.

    Keep in mind, we were at Camp Margarita, and our 12 mile run started with the ridge. Very, Very Tough. Marines fresh from Infantry Training School would start to drop by the time they reached the top of the ridge which was less than the first mile.

    Anyhow, this is a long way of saying, we thought we were in shape. This girlfriend of the LT came in, and we all thought it was kind of cute, she had her music, her tights, and her little steps and all of that.

    Her program was similar to the P90x.

    What I recall most was that only about 30 minutes into her workout, I was in pain. I looked around, and so was the entire company.

    Though we were in shape, we weren't used to working out our entire core so intensely. After she was done with us, we found improvements in our pullups, our o-course and i-course and similar tasks.

    I would just do it. If I was 17 or 18 again, and had that program available to me prior to going in, it would be a no brainer.

    JB
     
  4. TEDward212

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    I have worked with this whole program and tried to stick to the three months but had to stop due to work. However it is an awesome workout especially Ab Ripper X. Good God that will kill you if you have low ab strength.

    If youre really serious about I would recommend following the diet program that comes with it as well as this will greatly improve your results. Also Tony Horton is a pretty funny dude to watch.
     

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