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Old 12-11-2012, 05:00 PM   #1
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Default Tex's P90X Fitness.

That is what this thread will eventually be.

Right now, I am at day 8 no smoking.
I'm at day 4 No Sodas (diet or otherwise).

On Jan 1st I start a 90 day workout routine called P90X.
I was going to wait until then to discuss it.

I'm still in the process of buying everything I need for the program. You have to have things like resistance bands, a yoga mat, pull up / dip bars, the actual P90X dvds / program, the 30 days worth of meal replacement shakes, and a TV / DVD combo for the garage. It adds up. By my calculation about $450.00 dollars which is a lot more than I expected to spend.

I've ordered it, once I actually receive it I'll start planning the diet portion.
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Be careful and don't overdo it. One of my supervisors started doing it and hurt his shoulder.. enough that he was in a sling for a while.
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Awesome, Textured. I'll be starting my second round (doing the lean version) around then. I skipped the meal replacement shakes, though I do go for their Recovery drink. And, uh, you don't need the pull up bar if you can't do a pull up. I've just been using the bands for those exercises, though I'm hoping to graduate to a pull up bar one of these days. If you stick with the exercise and are careful with your food (for whatever results you want), you'll definitely see results.
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More power to you, Tex. I have a (younger, heh) friend who has been doing P90X as part of his workouts for a few years. I'll poke him to see if he has any tips.

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you don't need the pull up bar if you can't do a pull up. I've just been using the bands for those exercises, though I'm hoping to graduate to a pull up bar one of these days.
Although it is a damn shame to admit this, I can ALMOST do a pull up and I weigh 220 Lbs. Which means I'd need about 150-180 Lbs of resistance.

When I was in the military I could do 15.

Anyway, I think the best plan for that is a pull up bar and a stool and use light pressure with your legs on the stool and build up to them.

Would you agree?
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Anyway, I think the best plan for that is a pull up bar and a stool and use light pressure with your legs on the stool and build up to them.

Would you agree?
In the dvds they are often using chairs for assistance on the pull ups (not that any of them needed it from what I could see). I've also heard of people looping a resistance band over the bar and sticking a foot through the handles to get some assistance without having the complete support of the chair.

I've had some friends try P90X who gave up because they said it was too hard, and they couldn't keep up. Like the trainer guy says, just do your best. When I started the dvds there were a lot of exercises that I just couldn't do...um, like situps, so when they were all doing massive numbers of sit ups, I was doing more of a, I don't know, stomach clench. Or I would reverse it and start out sitting up and lower myself slowly down. Eventually I could do the situps. So if you can't do something, just do what you can and try to improve on it each time.
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Although it is a damn shame to admit this, I can ALMOST do a pull up and I weigh 220 Lbs. Which means I'd need about 150-180 Lbs of resistance.

When I was in the military I could do 15.
While I've never been in ridiculously unhealthy shape, I've never officially trained or anything like that. Last year, at age 58, was only the second time I decided to go to a gym; the first lasted about 3 months, 20 years ago, and this one has become a habit.

After a couple months with the trainer, he said it was time for some pull-ups. I managed about 1.5 of them. I couldn't believe it, it seemed so wimpy. I just kept at it, finally managing to do two sets of 5, and now I can do 10 without too much problem, 15 if I really tough it out.

I'm probably going to leave it at that, because p-ups have a side issue with the tendon around your elbow, and when that tweaks it affects my playing a bit, so I'm going free weight stuff instead. I still like throwing in a few p-ups into the routine when I'm working.

Go, Tex. Any amount, at any time, is a good thing.
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Tex, don't forget to check eBay for the stuff. You'll get some great deals.

Seven minutes left on this one, if you're online:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-15-PCS-s...item4d07ce0f54
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So I just found out that my favorite cousin's wedding will be this coming March 9 in Tucson.

I might as well just stop eating now. I'm fucked.
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So a few years ago, I bought Beachbody's Turbo Jam. I hadn't really had space to use it (small living room) until now. For the past 2 weeks I've been using it. Grade: C. The twenty minute "Turbo Jam" is good, as is "Ab Jam." But the 40 minute Cardio Jam is boring, über-repetitive, and tedious. Even on the very first day of Cardio Jam, I found myself wanting to just walk away from it only 10 minutes into it.

I went to Amazon and bought my old standby, Kathy Smith. She's got a new series out, "Ageless," and I got the Total Body Turnaround. Did my first workout with her today, and omg. Not only does she put a lot more variety in her workouts, she also really dials in on specific muscle groups. I'm going to be deliciously sore tomorrow, without hurting knees.

I also got the basic version of Zumba, for some more dance-type stuff. I plan on switching between Turbo and Ab Jams, Kathy Smith, and Zumba.

Tex, how's your p90x thing going?
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So a few years ago, I bought Beachbody's Turbo Jam. I hadn't really had space to use it (small living room) until now. For the past 2 weeks I've been using it. Grade: C. The twenty minute "Turbo Jam" is good, as is "Ab Jam." But the 40 minute Cardio Jam is boring, über-repetitive, and tedious. Even on the very first day of Cardio Jam, I found myself wanting to just walk away from it only 10 minutes into it.

I went to Amazon and bought my old standby, Kathy Smith. She's got a new series out, "Ageless," and I got the Total Body Turnaround. Did my first workout with her today, and omg. Not only does she put a lot more variety in her workouts, she also really dials in on specific muscle groups. I'm going to be deliciously sore tomorrow, without hurting knees.

I also got the basic version of Zumba, for some more dance-type stuff. I plan on switching between Turbo and Ab Jams, Kathy Smith, and Zumba.

Tex, how's your p90x thing going?
I've postponed my start date.
I'm going to start: soon

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I've postponed my start date.
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I don't do anything were the bulk of it is doing squat jumps into the air. I could never even do lunges, even though I would work out with heavy weights with squats. Even Cathe Friedrich, whose routines are mostly serious weight training and step, blew both her knees out, all those lunges. All these "extreme" programs should be called "The destroy your knees workout". Unless you are under 30 or something.

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Oh, and btw.

Once you do start doing this, drink at least 2-3 full glasses of milk a day, one after the workout, maybe with a protein shake (the powder you mix in, add some simple sugar as well, to help your muscles recover, I used to use a protein powder which had a lot of vitamins and shit in it, a banana and some honey).

I recently did some online research and the old timers were right. Studies have found that drinking milk builds more muscle than if you don't, while on a strength building routine! It doesn't have to be whole fat, though, that isn't what is causing it, they aren't sure. The studies used low fat.
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blah. bovine lactate. blech.
srsly fuck milk.
yuck.

If you ever see me drink milk, it is probably my attempt at suicide.

I bought some of this:



I appreciate the warning. I'm not really far out of shape (in my own mind).
We'll see how it goes. Honestly, I got the stomach flu at the tail end of Dec so I postponed it and haven't started it like I should have.
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blah. bovine lactate. blech.
srsly fuck milk.
yuck.

If you ever see me drink milk, it is probably my attempt at suicide.

I bought some of this
Tex, don't be a fucking wuss. Mix that shit with some low or no fat milk and some other flavoring, like fruit or vanilla or something and you won't taste the milk.

But go ahead, ignore me and decades of wisdom and scientific study and don't build a third of the amount of muscle you could. Kill yourself with this program and only get 3/4 of the results you could. Be a girly man afwaid of milk.
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Anyway, that stuff is flavored, skim milk has almost no flavor, you won't taste it.
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Can't I just use whey protein?
That is what I did when lifting when I was in the military.
In fact, if I recall, Whey Protein is devrived from Milk.

I mixed it with water and choked it down.
I recall it tasting like chalk, bread, with a hint of chocolate.
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No, not the same thing. It's the milk and they don't even know why but it works.
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But like I said, a flavored protein powder will cover any taste of skim milk, especially if you can drink a whey based one. Try it.
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I also got the basic version of Zumba, for some more dance-type stuff. I plan on switching between Turbo and Ab Jams, Kathy Smith, and Zumba.

Tex, how's your p90x thing going?
She wants me to do it, too. She won't even let me be in the room when she does it because she's afraid of what she looks like jumping around and dancing. Can you imagine the horror if I tried it? No...don't. It's too gruesome. Plus, I'd shake the hinges off the door lumbering around the living room like a three-legged rhino on meth.

On the positive side, imagine the workout the EMT's will get when they have to come scrape my body off the floor. Hey! Silver lining!
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Come on, Tex - I challenge you! I did 85 minutes of cardio and toning today. Get on it, bro!
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I'm pretty sure 85 minutes of cardio would make my heart explode out of my mouth.

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Today was really interesting.

Two weeks ago, after a workout with my trainer, he emailed me and said he was going to have to end his tenure and move back to his home state very suddenly, due to a family illness. So last week, at our last session, he introduced me to the fellow he wanted to take his clients, who followed our workout.

Today was my first session with the new guy, and it was really, really good. Very different, but perfect for a new focus for me. I've been doing this for about 1.5 years now, but tonight I'm sore in places I hadn't realized existed in this dimension or universe.

Painful, in a very good way! C'mon, Tex, join us!!
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