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Offline gracielin89

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P90X2
« on: November 07, 2011, 08:46:41 AM »
It's almost here!  I was a fan of P90X because of the resistance workouts and am itching to try P90X2.  I was watching a promo vid of the differences b/t P90X and P90X2, and Horton mentions grain-free options in the nutrition guide.  Props to him for that!

Offline gracielin89

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Re: P90X2
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2011, 06:43:09 PM »
I've done 3 rounds of P90X (with some program modifications of the last two rounds) and I always get leaner every time.  Definitely a good, solid strength training program.  Some workouts are nice, classic resistance training and others are good for focusing on your weak spots (like yoga).  I used to hate the yoga, but now I love it.


Offline chromagnumman

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Re: P90X2
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 03:44:42 PM »
The only major downside to P90X is that if you follow the workouts to a tee, you can end up over-training which can increase cortisol levels. You need to have decent base line fitness to do some of their workouts. Other than that, it is a very good program.

That is very cool about the grain-free option.

Offline jmontalto21

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Re: P90X2
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 06:48:37 PM »
The P90x program is a classic example of overtraining.  You are putting your body under such heavy stress for 5 days a week, then stretch it out on Saturdays. 

Also, when you stop doing P90x, your body is now accustomed to the workouts and that level of intensity.  People who stop the program and return to "normal" activity, tend to put the weight back on at a faster pace.

I have seen this first hand with people I work with.  They looked great when they were on the program, then about a month after they stopped, they put the weight right back on.

It really all comes down to your diet, 15 minutes of intense exercising 3x a week, and watching your cortisol levels.