We have officially coordinated the HighExistence P90X Challenge Group!
If you’re NOT on this list, or haven’t received any of my emails please PRIVATE MESSAGE me your email. THANK YOU!
As it stands now – Starting Monday, November, 12th.
Not ready yet? No worries. You got about a week to get the program and head on up to the store to get some weights or resistance bands.
I recommend dumbbells that allow you to put different weight plates on them. Get 2 or 3 pairs. That or resistance bands are the most cost effective.
To get the program, I would recommend buying it – but we all know not everyone isn’t going to do that. So, fire up uTorrent, go to your favorite site like The Pirate Bay and search for P90X.
It seems like the best way to communicate is going to be on HighExistence. It’s easy to have a full on convo with all of us on here, rather than email. At least that’s what I’m picking up at the moment. We will communicate through this thread, and maybe start a new one every 30 days. Maybe not.
Take BEFORE PICTURES and then pics every 30 days afterword. If you don’t want to share with us that is perfectly fine. You can take multiple angles, flexing / non-flexing, after workout / before workout, anything. Just make sure they are consistent throughout the 90 days. (ie every 30 days use the same circumstances) I’ll be sharing mine.
Nutrition is just as important if not MORE important that training when it comes to losing weight and gaining muscle. Whatever your goal is, you should do some research or ask me / another Hethen for some advice. As a general guide, if your trying to lose weight you should be eating about 1700 calories a day (male). If you are trying to gain muscle without putting on fat 2100 calories is a good start. I would suggest that you increase it slightly as time goes on to stimulate hypertrophy. (Muscle Size Increase) If you are really trying to put on mass I wouldn’t really recommend P90X, but if you’re still interested check out this article and follow the relevant links. http://www.extremely-fit.com/fitness-tips/2010/03/gain-muscle-mass-p90x/
I KNOW some of you will ignore nutrition. Those same people will be the ones that don’t see results. PLEASE eating healthy can be fun and you’ll love the results.
I can help with any questions, and I’m sure other can too. After all this is what the group is about!
Alright guys, hopefully in a week we will be discussing how our first workout went and helping each other stick with it and get FIT!
Thanks, and remember to have fun!
**Edit from Jordan: I have a friend who bought P90X and all of the equipment from Walmart and then returned it all without issue 3 months later. Consider that an option if money is an issue!**
@mikedvs15, @deej, The fact that you guys kept going with these has made me so happy right now. I too, stuck with it for 2 months and then I hit the gym once I decided I really wanted size a priority.
Once people stopped posting I figured it went south and I too, stopped posting. But really guys that awesome! How’s the results been? Got any pics or numbers? I actually kept a spreadsheet going.
Here are mine… (All sets are 6-8 reps)
Curls: Started at 22.5, now I’m at 35!
Military Press: Started at 25, now I’m at 45!
Wide grip pull ups: Started at 0, now I’m at 11!!
Push Ups: Started at about 17 reps, now I’ve been stalled at 33 for 2 months.
Skull Crushers: Started at 15, now I’m at 27.5
@deej, @alexmayle, Feeling good looking better, i’m down ten pounds, eating healthier, and sticking to the program, I too would like to start hitting p the gym when i finish. I ve been keeping a calender log but have not been marking down what I did after each set. but i started out doing 6 chin ups now i’m at 11/12. other then that i mostly keeping track of the stuff in my head but have noticed great improvements. I am thinking maybe about trying to expand on my yoga.
@mikedvs15, Isn’t is awesome to be able to do things that were physically impossible a couple weeks ago? I that doesn’t sound that cool, but being able to pick up a weight and toss it around, knowing that you couldn’t do this weeks ago, is a pretty awesome feeling.
I’m thinking about doing yoga as well. I’ll have to post if I find a good app or video or something.
I’m glad at least some of you got really good results! I was wondering if there was anyone on here who wanted to start a group with me, and go through the p90x program. Maybe if there was anyone who bailed and wanted to try again, or anyone who wanted to do the doubles program or something. If so, I would love to start a group!