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2012's P90x or whatever you are doing

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by padre31, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    We had a thread similar to this last yr and I thought it was very informative:

    So far this yr

    -Southeast has been unusually warm this winter,
    -I've seen more people out running and biking etc

    This yr, I'm down a good 40 pds from 2011 so:

    -a bit more cardio
    -more reps with lighter weights
    -bike at least 50 miles per week

    The thing about cycling is, when it is done in the mtn, your upper body just blows up as you have to pull on the handle bars to gain leverage to go up the steep roadways so much so I really don't need typical chest and trap work after the winter starts winding down

    anyone doing anything this yr? P90x?
     
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  2. texasPHINSfan

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    I'm just getting up at 5 a.m. every day and running (or elliptical rather, as I can't run anymore post military).

    After that I'll do my own mini P90X workout; a circuit of sit ups, crunches, & pushups (both regular & diamond) - about 50-60 each. It's no bodybuilding regimen, but I'm single-digits in body fat and my muscles get enough maintenance from the pushups that I still look like I've been to the gym.

    I'm 6'2" and a lean 170, so I'm not looking to lose any more weight.
     
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    [video]http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh7nCUWDnFL2z969bF[/video]I have been doing this for the past 2 month and a half and I feel stronger than ever. I haven't really done the diet so my results are not that impressive but i plan on doing a round two in April-July. I have also fallen in love with working out I have found that I feel like a new person when I go to the gym. here is a video that I really like that helps motivate me.[video]http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/videos/video.php?v=wshh7nCUWDnFL2z969bF[/video]


    Can a mod embed this for me? Thanks
     
  4. Laces Out

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    Run 3x a week....harder to do when it is up and down weather wise in Omaha, but thankfully I have access to an indoor track that doesn't blow. Also, the wife and I have decided that we are going to run a few 5k's leading up to the warrior dash.
     
  5. MikeHoncho

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    This is my workout.
     
  6. SICK

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    I let my gym membership expire when I was moving to Florida. Now that I am staying for now I haven't re-upped and that has killed my routine. I need to just go run outside but that hurts my knees and ankles that I messed up after years of injuries during football.

    I have been doing sprints recently and that's working. The wife and I will start hiking again once it warms up we enjoy that. I'd really like to get in great shape. Just gotta get the motivation.
     
  7. Laces Out

    Laces Out Well-Known Member

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    What kind of sprints? Ive been hitting 30-60s hard as hell for the past few weeks....


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  8. Dol-Fan Dupree

    Dol-Fan Dupree Tank? Who is Tank? I am Guy Incognito. Club Member

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    I joined crossfit
     
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  9. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I hit my "target" weight of 12 yrs ago and am not yet happy so I'm sticking to my grind of bicycling and lifting weights and hitting the elipetical machine.

    No beer, or very little, no lunch, lite supper, weight is coming off more quickly than I had anticipated.
     
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  10. texasPHINSfan

    texasPHINSfan New Member

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    How do you like it? I've heard good things, though it's a little on the pricey side...
     
  11. SICK

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    straight sprints, then gassers all up the small hills in my neighborhood. Good on the calves.
     
  12. SICK

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    Also have been using the ufc game on kinect. Havent really gotten totally into it yet, the ab work outs are ****ing insane, they would make chuck norris cry. They def dont start you off slow at all.
     
  13. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    I have only been doing it for three weeks. I joined crossfit bellevue.

    It is a little on the pricey side, however I do like the team element of the work out. Kind of reminds me of being in sports. I will know in another month or two how much I really like it. So far, so good.
     
  14. TiP54

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    Ive been doing alot of cardio over past few months.
    Doing Savage Race this weekend. Pretty excited about that. Depending on how that goes, im pretty sure Ill start training for Tough Mudder.
     
  15. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    That's the thing, when I started bike commuting last yr, some of the hills around my home killed me, thighs on fire, calves on fire, couldn't breathe etc, now they are just interesting diversions, but if I had went balls to the wall to begin with, I probably would have lost interest b/c it's like you are punishing oneself.

    I eased in slowly and let myself recover a bit before diving back in, my calves we getting so ripped from walking up half mile long switch back hillsides that I would pull a calf just walking around and then I'd have to throttle back and it was quite frustrating.

    So that is when I learned it is no sin to not go balls to the wall all of the time, but as a fmr athlete you're sort of trained to go all out or "someone else will take your.." Guess what?

    :lol:
     
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  16. TiP54

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    Here is a cut-up of the Savage Race. This isn't me, obviously, dude has a camera strapped to his chest in it's a pretty accurate montage of how the race went. He cut out the boring parts (plain running) The race overall was 4.75 miles.

    [video=youtube;RW9k28J78Fo]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RW9k28J78Fo[/video]
     
  17. TiP54

    TiP54 Bad Reputation

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    Better yet, here is a HD video.

    [video=youtube;C_79e4iReKE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=C_79e4iReKE#![/video]
     
  18. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    I've reached the point where I have to throttle back a bit as I do not want to reach the point where maintenance requires ever more time, it is down to putting the fork down, no beer, and just doing lots of cardio.
     
  19. Laces Out

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    Doing a 5k Saturday evening with all I can eat food and beer afterwards. Next month the wife and I will be doing back to back 5Ks, one of which will be a walk. All of this is hopefully setting up for the warrior dash in June


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  20. Laces Out

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    So I turned in a 30:19 this evening on my 5k. I could have done better, but there were so many women there who didn't know how to run worth a crap, which bogged me down. I had enough time to go find my wife and run the last half mile or so with her. Made her mad enough to run away from me by trying to motivate her. I am looking forward to doing the next 2 races to see if I can do better than the posted time. Any tips to get down to 26:00 or better? TIA


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  21. texasPHINSfan

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    The one in downtown Bellevue in the old Cadillac dealership? I used to live right across the street :lol:

    Keep us posted on that. I still haven't heard any bad things about Crossfit.
     
  22. Dol-Fan Dupree

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    It is just of Richards Road next to a bunch of other weird gym like buildings. Looks like it used to be a bunch of warehouses, but the company went out of business. Which caused the owners of the buildings to lease it out to gyms. There is a cheerleading gym, gymnastic gym and even a badmitton gym in this area. It is super weird.

    After a month I have noticed some good improvements in my body. I haven't lost tons of weight, however I am feeling much stronger. I am doing three workouts a week, however I didn't go twice this week due to my lower back feeling stiff. I plan on going again on Monday. I really like the atmosphere. Kind of reminds me of highschool practices.
     
  23. DePhinistr8

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    Since March of 2011, I've done 1 round of Power90, 2 rounds of P90x, 1 round of Insanity, and now I'm in week 8 of P90X2. I've pretty much used all these at home beachbody programs because by the time I get home, going to the gym and such takes a lot out of my day and family time.

    I was never really in terrible shape...5'11" 182 lbs, but it was a very soft 182lbs. Now I'm at 160lbs with 7.5% body fat.

    I've heard good things about crossfit..I'd like to give that a shot in the fall if time allows.
     
  24. texasPHINSfan

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    Badminton gym? :lol:

    That sounds awesome. I want to play with a shuttlecock! I should look into this.
     
  25. padre31

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    [video=youtube;fxJMAvIyE2Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxJMAvIyE2Y&feature=related[/video]

    As for gym memberships etc, I have to say those dollar push up bars are simply amazing and far cheaper then a gym membership

    2 weeks of daily training, starting out at 35 and working up to 70 eventually getting to 100, no matter how long it may take you to do them, is as good as any gym workout I've had.

    My chest went from maybe 47 inches I went up to 52 inches in a couple of weeks, those bars will just swoll your upper body up and do so quickly.
     
  26. finyank13

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    Do it....it is grand...it has a quick way of making really strong people become very humble quickly...
     
  27. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    With the college gym shutting down, I've had to workout at home after a short break to recover.

    I have to say, I far prefer lifting weights to doing pushups..incline, decline, push up bars bleech!

    I'd prefer just to do dumbell flies and call it a day instead of doing dozens of pushups.

    ATM...46 inch chest, 16 inch arms, trying to get to 48-17-190 pds
     
  28. padre31

    padre31 Premium Member Luxury Box

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    Ugh, the lack of a bench to be able to do flies is hurting my goals:

    45-16-201 pds

    I've found it takes my body about 3 days to catch up if I've eaten poorly over the weekend, if I go out on the weekend and have some beer and bad food, by Tuesday my weight will have spiked up only to drop back off by Thursday.

    This even with biking 6-7 miles per day at least, and that includes a 1.5 mile long ascent and a .5 of a mile up a 13% grade going home.
     
  29. padre31

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    Friday night, 9 pm, muggy and in the 80's?

    Perfect time to do some hill work on the bike!
     
  30. slickj101

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    Be sure to wear your garbagebag.
     
  31. padre31

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    Pft, winter sweatshirt, not wasting a trash bag on that..whattamImadeamoney?

    :lol:
     
  32. padre31

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    And a late night snack..microwave popcorn, no margarine, smothered in Cayenne Pepper and a touch of parmesan cheese.

    Chips and doritos are the hardest thing for me to write off so this is my substitute.
     
  33. slickj101

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    :lol: Not what it's for. Back in the day when I used to wrestle a lot of people would wear them under their clothes to make you sweat out a ridiculous amount.

    Not a good idea though lol
     
  34. padre31

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    Had a weight lifting friend who was a wrestler, he did the same stuff, cut holes in it and run 3 miles.

    For me, I like getting a heavy sweat on not to "lose weight" I just feel it cleans and detoxes your systems.

    Well that and going up that damn mtn side a couple times a day has veins popping out on my thighs..it is sort of freakish really.
     
  35. slickj101

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    Ya that's def a lot healthier than the garbage bag route.
     
  36. padre31

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    I've reached the point where it is mostly maintenence on my gains (have to hit the traps a bit more, w/o proper equipment it is a bit harder to get them to peak though) and now it is time to do..gadaf..lots and lots of cardio to harden up.

    3 a days on Sunday, 2 a days the rest of the week for a couple of weeks..oh joy!
     
  37. FasanoPaisano

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    I don't know if you are still without access to bench & dumbbells for flyes, but a couple of ideas if you have the material laying around the house are:

    1) Bungee cords connected together to the length needed, you could lasso it around a support or a hook behind you, lean forward and use like cable crossover
    2) Some rope and PVC (for handles) and make a pair of rings, similar to what crossfitters/gymnasts use, fastened to rafters or chinning bar, if you make them hang low enough you could be in pushup position but have the freedom to move your hands apart
     
  38. padre31

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    Thanks for the tips, atm I'm doing decline and pushup bar work and it does "okay" for me.

    They cut me up more then they build muscle mass. Coming off of a off 4 days, just bike each day, every day, tomorrow I get back to the work.
     
  39. MikeHoncho

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    Lol at this page. I just do steroids and be done with it.
     
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    I just started this last night -

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    I've enjoyed his push up and pull-up programs so wanted to give this a try. Seems like a lot of super sets involving push ups, pull-ups, squats, lunges, variations of sit-ups, etc. Only take about 30 hour 3 times a week, but recommends some cardio on the weekends. I'll let you all know how it turns out.
     

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