I just completed my final workout of week 2 with Insanity. Although I feel pretty good this morning I definitely need the rest day to recover from this crazy workout. Even during P90x I can’t remember sweating this much. I’m burning about 500 calories a workout. Remember, most of these workouts are 40 minutes long. I know some new workouts are on the horizon, so we shall see how they do time wise and calorie wise.
Overall, I’ve been extremely happy with this workout. Like, P90X you have to be committed. If you can get through the first week or two you will find it much easier to do. The workout themselves will kick your butt and you will keep struggling along the way. You have to just keep playing the DVD and do the best you can.
I take my 2nd fit test tomorrow which is actually considered a workout as well. I will also do some pull-ups and bicep curls to complement what we’ve done so far. Being a cardio focused workout, the resistance training hasn’t really kicked in. I’m not sure if there is more resistance training in the other workouts or not. In the past two weeks we’ve done a good amount of push-ups, some shoulder work and a little tricep action. There hasn’t been direct Back or Bicep exercises. To keep my original workouts going I will supplement these exercises into the weekly routine somewhere. The newest DVD that was introduced after Pure Cardio was Cardio Abs. This is a very doable AB workout. It works your abs perfectly especially after just completing the Pure Cardio workout only moments before.
I’ll keep you posted on the Fit Test and other items that my come up.
I just finished day four of this insanity workout program and I have to say, the Insane word fits it really well. Seriously, who would call a workout program Insanity if it was easy. Even during the Fit Test, which is a workout in itself, gets your heart rate way up and the sweet poring. I was honestly huffing and puffing like crazy. With an intense interval training program that is turned upside down, you know that there is no easy way through this. You really need to bring it. As Shaun T says, you have to dig deeper.
NO KIDDING MAN…
Going through the warm up on the second day I was wondering, if this is the warm up; what is the real workout like. You get the blood pumping right away. You do several exercises and then you repeat, but each time you go faster. There are some rest periods in between, but those go super fast. Honestly this is the toughest workout, cardio wise that I’ve ever done.
The one thing I really like about this program is the time length of each video. Yea you get crushed, but when it is under 40 minutes, that is huge. Those 20 minutes really make a difference when it came to P90x. If these workouts were 60 minutes, you would literally have to quit before it was finished. It is that tough.
That’s it for now. As I move forward, I will keep everyone in the loop.
It has been just over four months since I completed P90X. I couldn’t be happier with the results. After weeks of working out about 3-4 times a week of just average training, I figured I was ready to get back to Day 90 shape. This is why I chose Insanity for my program. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, just like we all heard about P90X.
It’s not that I was losing shape or anything, but I knew I wasn’t feeling like it did since the majority of my workouts were resistance training. Since Insanity is more of a cardio first with resistance training, I feel like this can help me lose a few pounds, body fat, and cut up my looks.
Here is my new mentor for the next 60 days plus. I plan to yell at him a lot. Especially after I just finished my Fit Test. Although I felt I did ok, that thing was pretty ridiculous. I’m actually a little scared of what is next to come. I will run through this workout as well as give my Insanity Results and Review when everything is complete.
You’ll have to stay tuned for my latest posts to see how things are progressing. I guess now it is time to get INSANE.
It’s been a while since my last post and I feel bad about it. I’ve been caught up in so many other projects and family that time was a huge factor. Today, I finally put some time aside to write a quick post to all my p90x results blog readers.
If you’re new to P90x then this site will share my journey with you. If you are an old timer then I must say after several months off I have to admit I miss the program. I’ve been working out 3-4 times a week focusing more on resistance training and adding cardio like plyometrics and kenpo x where i see fit. These workouts are about 30-40 minutes and they’ve helped me stay balanced, however I feel it is time to kick up a notch. Especially since summer is coming up, I want to be ready.
I’m off too Florida in early March, but when I get back I plan to start the 60 day Insanity program. This may be a total debacle, but I think I’m ready for it. I’m pretty sure I will be begging for my p90x DVD’s after a couple of days with Insanity. I just hope to rock it out like I did p90X
Here is a look at Tony Horton’s latest program which is One on One with Tony Horton
Here we are in a new decade. You’re reading this blog looking for information on P90X. Now is the time to commit to yourself and your health. Get started today and feel the best you’ve ever felt after 90 days. This is not something you just pick up at the local store. You have to really commit to this program and the changes you want will come.
I finished my 90 days over 30 days ago and I still feel great. Even during the holidays I was still working out. Yes, I slowed down a bunch due to my time constraints, but overall I’m still in amazing shape. I like to motivate people when I think it is very important. Your health may be the most important thing you have going on right now. You’ve seen the P90X infomercials and the results speak for themselves. My P90x Results may give you some motivation as well.
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Just because I finished the first 90 days of this intense workout doesn’t mean I’m done. I have definitely taken a few days off or should I say a lot more than that. Working out every day is not going to work with my schedule. For the last couple of weeks I’ve been working out 3-4 times a week. Three muscle days and one cardio.
Here is a look at my Chest and Back Routine
– 100 Locomotive Knee to Elbow (As seen in core synergistics)
Standard Push Ups
Wide Front Pull Ups
– 40 Crunches
Military Push Ups
Reverse Grip Chin Ups
– 25 Leg Lifts on a Pull Up Bar Apparatus
Decline Push Ups
Closed Grip Pull Ups
– 40 side to side crunches
Two Twitch Speed Push Up
Corn Cob Pull Ups
– 25 Leg Lifts on a Pull Up Bar Apparatus
Wide Fly Push ups
– 30 Crunches
Dive Bomber Pushups
Including a small warm up I can complete all this in under 40 minutes. I’ve felt great after I finished as well. I just need to stay on top of it. I created worksheets for me to track as well.
I just wanted to let every one know I’ve been working on some P90x ideas, but nothing has been completed on my hybrid workout. The goal is to apply all the routines into shorter workouts and less amount of days. Right now I’m leaning toward 3 muscle workouts and one cardio workout a week. Each muscle workout will most likely be about 65% of the current workouts. I really need to cut back the time going forward. I still think this will be a pretty strong workout. It may be less intense then what I was doing, but this will cover everything. For example, on Chest and Back day there are 12 moves performed twice. Also, let’s not forget Ab Ripper X. My goal is to do about 15 moves instead of the 24 while mixing in the Ab workout between the muscle move.
This will go on for a total of 15 exercises. I will also be combining all the chest workout moves and back moves, so I get a little of both worlds. I also plan to switch it up every month, to open up some different exercises.
This is all new, but it may turn into something neat.
HYBRID-X, Keeping it Interesting
I’m not asking for an award or anything, but finishing the P90x 90 day routine was extremely difficult and amazing at the same time. I wasn’t sure how serious I was going to be. The first two months I was really cranking out on both the workout side and nutritional side. The third month was more about the workout routines then the nutrition. Sometimes making a lifestyle change can be very difficult. Following the workouts seven days a week definitely became easier after the first few weeks, but the time commitment was still a factor.
Overall I feel my P90X results were fantastic. I lost weight, built muscle mass, lost body fat percentage and the most important thing of all, I feel amazing. I can’t express this enough. This workout routine kicks your ass. That is the beautiful thing about it. You get worked over hand and foot, but in the end you have something to show for it. A really great workout that I would recommend to anyone looking to get in shape and get there life back in order.
I will have all my pictures up later today or tomorrow. I’m also working on a big p90x review page for all the people reading this that my not know if it is for them or not. This will be pretty descriptive.
For some reason when I played the Core Synergistics’s DVD it failed to launch. I have no idea, but I didn’t let that stop me from doing my workout. I found a guy on YouTube.com that banged out the whole routine from start to finish. I was able to hear Tony Horton in the background pretty easily. On rep counts I was able to follow Tony using Youtube. It made it a lot easier to run through the workout. In the end this was a great core workout. It was the first time I did it with bands. Usually I use weights, but I wasn’t going to travel with them. I got some intense resistance from the bands. It just felt good to complete day 89. Now we are on to Day 90.
Unreal how far I’ve come. I’m looking forward to completing the final day tomorrow and posting my pictures. They will most like be up on Sunday due to travel. They will be there soon enough.
I definitely did more Turkey stretching today than X stretching. I was only able to do 20 minutes of the x stretch routine and although I’m a little disappointed, this is the one workout that I’m ok with missing. Happy Thanksgiving to all the readers and friends.
Getting up this morning I knew time was limited since I was hitting the road for the Thanksgiving Day holiday. I was lucky to not only get my Kenpo X workout in, but I ran my two dogs prior to the workout. I also beat the rain by 20 minutes, so that worked out real well. The run wasn’t very far. It allowed me to get a great warm up going.
KenpoX just kicks butt, literally. It is fun and it works on your balance. Front kicks to back kicks without touching the ground are my favorites. Just remember you make these workouts as you want them to be.
Keep it Strong, Keep it Risickulous.
This workout is perfect during a recovery week since you are working so many muscles in this routing, but not as hard as you would on an say a Back and Biceps day. You get the blood going early on and it doesn’t let up until you are done with the workout. I’m going to try and do Kenpo X in the morning before I hit the road to finish these 90 days up in style and hopefully I see the P90X Results I’ve been wanting.
It was time to kick in some Yoga today, which felt nice when it was done. I was not completely into it, but knew this was crunch time it was imperative that I finish. Feeling this good for a reason.
I’m looking forward to some Core Synergistics tomorrow, which always gets the blood pumping and the sweat flowing. It’s crazy how the numbers work out. It shouldn’t really affect my results, but there is a little interference.
Day 86 – Core at home
Day 87 – Kenpo X – then on the road
Day 88 – Thanksgiving
Day 89 – Away
Day 90 – On the road
Somewhere on these last few days I will have to find time and a place to do Yoga, Core, and Kenpo. Should be interesting.
It was a day just to chill out an recollect the past twelve weeks. It feels good. Day 84 in the books and not one day has been missed. I’m looking forward to picking up some steam up until Thanksgiving, and I know there will be some heavy eating, but damn, I deserve it.
I just finished my 12th week of P90X. Not one workout was missed during the first 12 weeks. This is a true accomplishment for me. This is also not the time to get complacent. I want to finish up strong during my final week, which has a huge obstacle. Not only is it Thanksgiving, I’ll be on the road, so getting these final workouts in may be difficult to fit in. I’ll just have to do my best and forget the rest.