Last year my husband and I did P90X2 and I tried to stick to the program and would get upset if I missed days for any reason. I have learned and this time my goal is to do the 90 days in 5 months time. Day 30 is whenever I get to day 30 (not 30 days from when I started). I had a week off due to some foot issues and a couple days here and there due to sickness. I hit day 30 this weekend and was so excited! I think it helps to relax a bit when you can't do the workout as long as you do the workouts as often as you are able! I also really do not care for yoga, so I do a cardio workout on those days.
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Yes of course! They work really fine as separate workouts. I started out doing just the cardio workouts (KenpoX and CardioX) every other day and doing my own (easier) strength workout and still made a lot of progress in the first month. The second month I switched from my own 30min strenght wokrouts to p90X strength workouts 2 times a week (Shoulder&Arms, Legs&Back)
I did a bit easier workouts in addition if I could find enough time. I've just made a blog post about loosing more than 14 pounds in 2 month using p90x in a modified way.
Of course it's put to the best use if you do the program in that exact way, but the workouts are really good on their own as well - intense, engaging and well-marbled. Just don't just one workout over and over each day.
I've recently started the Lean program, going on week 2 now. I'll most probably skip some workouts here and there, but it doesn't really matter so much in the long run. Good luck!
Edited by: DIANAS at: 2/3/2013 (21:33)
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Thanks so much, you guys! I know that logically any exercise is going to be good. My husband and I like the intensity of the program, the mixing up of types of exercises and working out all sets of muscles. Just needed the encouragement to keep at it--pressing play--even if it takes 120 days to get through the 90 days...or whatever. :) Thanks again!
p90x is a wonderful workout program. If you want incredible transformation in your body in 90 days there are other programs that make claims that may work or they may not work. p90x lives up to the hype...as do most all of the Beachbody workouts. With that said...any exercise is good exercise. Sparkpeople is chuck full of great fitness and nutrition information. I love the trivia game under the spark points...there is one question that asks how long it takes for your body to respond to the positive aspects of exercise...I think it's like 45 minutes. And it takes about 2 weeks for the great affects of regular exercise to start to fade into sedentary yuckiness.
So, to answer your question...It is not only possible it is probably impossible to not get beneficial results if you workout with p90x whether you do it for 90 days straight or sporadically Will you be a success story and win the Million Dollar Body Game? Probably not. Keep pressing play. Do your best and forget the rest. Some rounds are better than others. Every day is another day to start over. The shorter the start over days are apart the better!!.
ALFA_SUNSHINE and I have always recommended to do the workout as it is designed the first time around. This doesn't necessarily mean following everything to a "T". There will days that are busier than others. Let's say your rest day is on Sunday, if you miss Tuesday's workout than make it up on Sunday. Yes, the program is designed in a way to work muscles at certain times and allow them rest times on other days.
As far as the nutrition side of it, I have only known few people to follow that. I would recommend follow the macros for each phase. For example, first month is 50% carbs/30%protein/20% fat. Make sure you know what your calorie intake is supposed to be.
Just a few suggestions
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This is my second try at p90x. The first time around was not long after I had a baby and my husband and I (night owls) were doing it at 5am. It just didn't work out.
This time we're more committed (doing it in the evening), but with four young kids and a busy schedule it's hard to get it in every day. I'd say I'm averaging five days a week. This is definitely more exercise and a more intense workout than what we were getting previously, and I'm not looking to be one of Tony's "success stories" but I didn't know if anyone else uses this as a workout dvd or if everyone does the program the way it was meant to be done.
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