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Anyone workout daily? or hear of P90X or Insanity?

Discussion in 'The Breakroom' started by themadplumbarian, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. themadplumbarian

    themadplumbarian Loaded Pockets

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    Boxing i would love to get into, but my heads screwed up enough! JR

    And after saying above, getting around is another problem i have to be escorted at all times, due to medical. and my wife is in a chair, or else i would, but on the other hand time is something i have PLENTY of! JR
     
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    I do 3 days on day off then repeat. Once a month I take 2 days off together. I have been doing workouts this way for a long time. There is not really any magic just consistency
     
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    Not magic lol but dum dum dummmmmmm SCIENCE! haha
     
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    Thanks, ill have to see what to do on my comp, my wife says I can't to it on my tablet, I haven't the slightest clue when it comes to computers! JR
     
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    Maybe. Depends on the person I'd say.
    If I diet at all, whether I'm good and active or not doing anything at all, I gain weight... My body decides there is a shortage of food, and starts storring fat.

    When I was working construction daily, verry physically active day after day, the fat fell off of me no matter what I ate, or how much. If I had dieted/changed my intake in that time period I'd probably have broke even; offset the burn off with storing up more... lol.

    And notice I said fat comes off... I've Never been able to lose weight or weigh less than 290 to 300... When I work hard enough to lose fat, I gain muscle, and muscle weighs more... The better shape I'm in, the heavier I am.

    As to P90x etc, I see it as a gimick to get your money... any workout thats the same amount of activity should do the same for you as that program would do for you... Just plan and do the workout.

    A buddy got a copy of both p90 and insanity free a couple years ago and went through it... Twice. No change. Only difference he saw was the speed at which it told him to do the workout; same amount of work he did in a 1hour workout anyway, they crammed it into 1/2 hour.

    G.
     
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    Can't run that much anymore because all that high impact cardio isn't too good on my old knees, so I do the cross trainer for my cardio workout - 5 to 6 times a week. Then mostly lower body toning with an emphasis on abs. Can't work much on upper body yet as I'm recovering from elbow surgery.

    Of course, all the exercise in the world isn't going to do much good unless you have a good diet. What I've found is that different diets work differently for people. For some, a low fat, calorie-restricted diet works for them, for others, it just slows down their metabolism and makes them gain weight. Then for others, a low carb diet works. The trick is to find the diet that works for you because everyone is different.
     
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    Thats why people need to know their body types, mesomorph, ecdomorph, endomorph, etc. in order to properly train and diet for your body type.
     
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    Ahh, so many decisions, do or don't, this or that, ohh what to do? JR
     
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    First learn your body type, get your body fat percentage, take measurements of your body (not in a sexy sexy way lol) and from there use the info to do your diet and figure out your work outs. lol even if you do the p90x eventually you will have to change up when your body adapts to the training.
     
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    Take the plunge. Every great journey starts with the first step. :devil:
     
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    double post somehow lol
     
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    I saw, weird! JR
     
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    santa is fat. and jolly. just sayin'.
     
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    But reindeer are expensive to upkeep to get us around. Sometimes it's better to just walk. :rolleyes:
     
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    Ease into whatever you choose, and be diligent in your efforts.

    And, whatever you do, make sure you keep a log. It helps you view your progress in an objective fashion.
     
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    I thought the same thing in September of 2011. Then, I read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall. That book, quite literally, changed my life. I've had knee problems since I was a kid. As a result, I stopped running. In October of 2011, I started running again after 25+ years. I now log about 20 - 40 miles a week, usually running five days a week, and have run all kinds of races from 5K obstacle runs to ultra-marathon trail races. My bad form was the biggest source of my running-related pain. After reading Born to Run, I switched to a forefoot strike from a heel strike and now run virtually pain-free. I even run with a weight vest and a 25 lb pack some days (training for a GORUCK Challenge).

    Don't do what I did - don't assume that you can't run.
     
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    I never was big on running, even back in high school, i always rode the bike. but even when doing the mile i was under eight mins. my older son is WAY big for his age, not fat, but BIG, like 5'-8" and 145lbs, and hes only 12! hasn't hit freaking teen and has already hit puberty, three more inches and hes going to be taller then me! yet running for the mile in gym he said that he did 14-15min, i raised the eyebrow on that, even his mother gave him a funny look! and she said she could walked it in under 12min back in HS. so i think one thing i should do is start going on a jog with him, cause i have to have someone with me at all times, and i think it will be good for him especially since he wants to play football! JR
     
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    I have Insanity. I'm ashamed to say it but the first time I did it I struggled to he though the warm up much less the work out. I lost 10 lbs really quick and I didn't even follow the nutrition guide at the time.

    It's not an easy but it does work. The way they show the people dripping in sweat during the work out is no joke. My shirt gets soaked
     
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    Do you still follow it, or did you stop and make your own workout setup? JR
     
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    I got p90x from a friend a little while ago.. Probably start in February and see... I'm a hair under 6ft and 240lb.. I'm looking to build up a little upper body strength and slim down the beer gut.. I'm not looking to lose much, more to put it where it belongs..
     
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