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Fitness Minutes: (28,795) Posts: 17 2/22/13 12:00 P
Noooo to Insanity because it's insane! My coworkers and I decided to try it together. My male coworker who's fairly athletic mid-late 30s quit after hurting himself. My other coworker female who's in her early 30s who's fairly active also hurt herself and quit. I stopped because the activities were too fast/advanced for me. I like p90x more but I don't seem to do fitness videos very well. The same maker of p90x has a 10 Minute Trainer which I do like.
Pounds lost: 11.3
Posts: 19 1/24/13 3:25 P
I'm on day 6 of P90X Lean. I would love a P90X buddy! :-)
current weight: 20.0 over
Fitness Minutes: (100) Posts: 5 1/22/13 2:39 P
I'm doing Turbo Fire I have had it for a while. I have yet to make it doing it 3 weeks straight. Im trying again lol. I like the work out but my feet hurt when i do it lol. I got new shoes and more than one pair so i can rotate hopefully this helps. I really want to do insanity but i can't afford it right now. If i catch it on craigslist for cheap i'll prob switch it up or download a mix calander so i dont get board with either program.
Anyone else doing TurboFire???
Fitness Minutes: (3,623) Posts: 6 8/6/12 3:11 P
I'm currently right in the middle of Insanity and I LOVE it! Today was measurement day and I have lost 3.5 inches so far.
The workouts are challenging. Probably the most challenging thing I've ever done. However, after the first week I noticed improvement. By the end of the first month, I was keeping up with the people in the video (who are in waaaaaay better shape than I am). Starting month 2 was like starting over, and I got frustrated. However, today was my first day of week two and I killed it! You really do transform your overall fitness level and body very quickly. I have knee troubles too and so I just make sure I stretch really well before and after (they're built in the workout, but I do a little more) and hydrate really well. Also, you need to make sure you have really supportive shoes to decrease the likelihood of injury.
I will say that following the nutrition plan has helped so much in the last week (I didn't start out with it). I wish I had done it from the beginning because now I'm eating better and seeing faster results. Before, I wasn't eating enough calories and my protein and carb intake just wasn't enough to keep up with the workout. I can tell a huge difference in my workout performance and I've lost 2 lbs in the last week :) It's way easier to follow than it seems and the food is yummy.
While I haven't tried the other two programs, I chose Insanity because I wanted to lose weight before worrying about muscle tone. I also don't have as much time in the day to dedicate to P90X. Another big sell was that I didn't need any additional equipment. Finally, I know how my motivation works. 60 days seemed much more doable than 90. Overall, I'm VERY happy with my choice and am looking forward to finishing the program. I hope this helps.
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Fitness Minutes: (35) Posts: 3 8/5/12 1:35 A
I haven't done any of the highly commercialized HIIT videos...but I am just finishing an 8 week program called X-factor. I got it at walmart (only $30 and it came with push up disks) and I really liked it. I think it's a great way to get ready for some of the other videos which I think might be a little too intense if you're not used to exercise....good luck
Posts: 207 4/28/12 5:03 P
WRITERWOMAN91: I'm not sure how "equivalent" it would be, but look into Cross Fit. Their website has a free daily workout. My boyfriend used to follow it and he really saw results. www.crossfit.com
current weight: 126.0
Posts: 207 4/28/12 5:01 P
My boyfriend did P90X for awhile and was liking it, then switched to Insanity and is nearly done with with one, now. I tried Insanity with him, but had to quick in week 2 due to knee problems. I've had knee pain for 11 years and had just tried to avoid activities that aggravated them. However, now that it was affecting my ability to exercise I was finally able to find a doctor that took it seriously. I was diagnosed with patello femoral pain disorder, which apparently is pretty common, and was given therapy exercises to do which have helped immensely. If you're having knee problems on a treadmill, which is padded, I'd highly recommend seeing a doctor.
current weight: 126.0
Fitness Minutes: (2,063) Posts: 3 4/28/12 3:26 P
Is there a program that's somewhat equivalent to P90x but is free?
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current weight: 319.0
Fitness Minutes: (5,034) Posts: 394 4/26/12 1:47 P
LOL well I finished Inanity a week ago and I must say I loved it. I'm now doing the dvd's three-four days a week because I really feel like I'm doing something. I'm working off of the second month dvd's only. I liked it because I do it at home in my living room. I don't need fancy equipment just the mat that came with it and I rarely use it anyway bc it get is the way. I lost 2 sizes and 8lbs in 2 months. I heard people complain because of the jumping and it hurt their feet and knees. But then again they tell me they only did it for like three tries. One must try more and harder. My knees and feet are fine. It's all in how you land.
current weight: 176.8
Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 40 4/26/12 10:54 A
I love them ALL...hard choice! Have you looked at Les Mills Pump? That is a newer workout by beachbody and is my all time favorite!!! It gives you GREAT results, and fast! It is also easier on the joints--and is super fun =)
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Fitness Minutes: (633) Posts: 5 4/24/12 10:28 P
I did Insanity for 60 days, and yes, you don't lose that much weight when i was looking to lose 10-20 lbs. But I can say that I lost INCHES!! I was fitter, had much more energy, and my metabolism soared! I felt at times that I COULD actually sneak that candy in... I would definitely recommend it. Give it a try, it will make you stronger and you will be so proud of yourself. I loved the feeling of simply walking because I felt the power in EVERY muscle!! Sounds weird, but totally true!
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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 35 4/24/12 8:05 P
I did P90x and lost my first 20-25 pounds. I followed the weight loss exercise schedule (p90x has different plans to follow like "doubles). I just recently began Insanity and was doing great but realized that I was tired not even half way through the workout. I don't know if it was because I was not eating right or something but it was not easy. I stuck with it for a few weeks and was seeing slight results but I recently stopped it because I began to feel like I wasn't getting the most out of the workout (I would stop frequently to get water or take a 10 second break). I want a workout that I can power through..be difficult but also that I can do confidently. So my advice is do Insanity if your seriously physically ready for it. I am going to start P90x again and I am excited!
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Fitness Minutes: (823) Posts: 26 4/24/12 10:01 A
P90X and Insanity are good for getting ripped and toning, not so good for losing pounds. I found that it DID make me stronger, but I would have seen better results if I had less fat on my body to begin with. If you have less than 10 lbs to lose, it'd probably work just fine for you, but I have 20 lbs and am pretty flabby, and I feel like it made me look larger (esp. in the tummy area) so I gave it up. Good luck regardless!
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current weight: 138.0
Posts: 93 4/21/12 1:55 P
P90X was hard on my joints - especially my knees! So instead, I have been doing power90, which is sort of the "prototype" to P90x.
It's much less intense, but I still feel the burn, and I can actually finish the workout. At some point, I might graduate to p90x, but I find that slow and steady is the best way for me to build my physical strength and endurance.
Has anyone else here done power90?
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Pounds lost: 19.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,267) Posts: 386 4/20/12 10:35 A
I recommend TurboFire if you're into cardio...I tried Insanity but it was wayyy too hard for me. I think once TurboFire becomes easy then I'll restart the Insanity program. I haven't tried P90X but I also heard that was difficult and I don't think I'd like the instructor's personality.
Pounds lost: 1.0
Posts: 2 6/29/11 10:10 A
thanks everyone!!! im on day 3 of insanity..its definately hard but not impossible :) just hoping it works!!!
Fitness Minutes: (12,889) Posts: 16 6/28/11 11:19 P
I have just started doing P90X and I love it. I'm finally feeling the burn I haven't gotten in a very long time of doing harder and longer cardio and strength training. Your best piece of equipment is a towel because you will be sweating like crazy! I am also in a lot of pain, but I really can't complain too much as I know it is working all of the muscles I haven't exercised in a while. Good luck!
current weight: 289.0
Fitness Minutes: (16,871) Posts: 1 6/28/11 8:54 P
I have both P90X and Insanity. Insanity is very intense. If you have troubles with your knees already I do not recommend Insanity. The workouts are mainly plyometrics. However, they are shorter- 30 minutes. P90 x is a combination of strength training and cardio. The workouts range from 45-90 minutes. The only workout I have trouble with in P90X is the plyo workout. Both workouts are tough. I haven't actually completed the entire programs of both. But, I just restarted P90X and my goal is to not give up. In the past my muscles have been so soar that I just stopped. I was doing really good with Insanity, but the neighbor underneath my apartment complained I was making too much noise when I worked out.. so I decided to stop.
I like both. They are both hard and challenging.
Fitness Minutes: (280) Posts: 3 6/28/11 5:57 P
Ive also thought about doing one of those videos, but they all seem really good and dont know which one to try. The gym just seems to be getting boring. Ive also wanted to try Wii Fit as well, but unsure of how much that system costs.
current weight: 161.0
Fitness Minutes: (65,051) Posts: 3,752 6/20/11 11:37 A
My sister does p90x and seems to enjoy it.
Posts: 310 6/20/11 11:34 A
I have not done P90X, Insanity, or TurboFire, but I did have pain in my knees when I first began working out. Over time, the pain has gone away. I did low impact exercise generally, made sure to warm up before working out, cool down & stretch afterwards, and also looked up some strength training moves to strengthen the muscles in my knees. I am now pain free during high impact exercise. Maybe something similar will work for you. :)
Note: I did not have any known previous knee injuries.
current weight: 129.2
Posts: 30 6/19/11 10:40 A
Hey- I just finished my first week of Turbofire- It's definitely a challenge! I found it through one of my sparkfriends- ANGEL_AMBER, she looks amaz-a-balls from turbo! It's also pretty dance'y and upbeat- so if you like that, it might be right for you. One thing though- It is pretty high impact- lots and lots of jumping up and down, so I'm not sure about your knees. Hope this is a little bit helpful.
current weight: 148.5
Posts: 128 6/17/11 10:30 A
I am currently doing P90X and LOVE it! It is going really well but this is my second bout with it. I would recommend trying a Biggest Loser workout or something less intense if you are already having pain working out on the treadmill. P90X is really intense but will give you great results though so it is totally up to you and what you think you will be comfortable with. The first time I tried P90X I knew I wasn't ready for it so I did the Biggest Loser Cardio Max and Power Sculpt. Now that I am stronger I am ready to take my workouts to the next level.
Good luck in whatever program you choose to do!
current weight: 163.0
Posts: 2 6/17/11 12:17 A
I really want to try one of these workouts to get tone and lose weight but i am not sure which one will be best. Has any girls tried P90x Turbofire or Insanity or know any girls who have and had good results. Sometimes my knees hurt on the treadmill so I am worries that these will just make that pain more frequent...let me know if you have any tips!!!
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