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  • Moving on from P90X

    New guy here!

    I'm about to finish my 90 days with P90X was very intense. I didn't follow the diet plan really but definetly still see results from this brutal 90 day workout. I'm looking to move more toward a less intensive but still very effective workout as doing 1 1/2 hour workouts 6 days a week for me is not realistic long term.

    I ready the workout plan on MDA and going to see how I can customize what he has there to fit my needs but i'm definetly looking for something short but very high intestity to continue to see results and build strength/endurance.

    Tips and workout suggestions would be great!

    Thanks.
    ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

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    Bodyweight HITT Circuits - youtube Turbulence Training

    There's always Crossfit as well.
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    • #3
      If you like the programmed workouts Crossfit will do you good. The workouts are intense, but they are short. Most 20 minutes or less, maybe a couple here in there at 30 max. I think doing P90X you should be ready for crossfit also.

      I'd recommend a 3-5 day Active-rest/rest hiatus from working out before starting another program... might want to make sure you're at-least at maintenance calories for those days too.
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      • #4
        i heard the px90 company just came out with a new video called INSANITY which uses no bar or weights and is totally bodyweight based... anyone tried it?
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        • #5
          I've done both P90X and Insanity. Insanity is Chronic Cardio to the extreme. Not recommended for PB. I got a total gas out of it, but I deliberately put off going fully primal until finishing it. The muscle recharge demands on that program are heavy duty.

          Personally, I'm on my third round of P90X, and I don't really see that 'moving on' from it is ever really needed, except perhaps to stave off boredom. As a structured weight training system, it's outstanding, and the yoga and flexibility portions are good as well. I do sub in other workouts for the cardio days, but that certainly isn't necessary. Most of the oldtimers who have done multiple rounds of the X have come up with a variety of tricks to keep it interesting. (weight vests, etc)

          Also - the P90X workouts aren't always 90 minutes, and once you've been through a round, you can simply follow the guidebook instead and cut out a ton of time from the videos.

          Primal since February 2010. On seventh round of P90x.

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          • #6
            I think you should be able to design your own workout using the p90x exercises you learned...

            like 2 days total body strength
            1 day plyometrics drills
            1 day yoga (shorten it)
            1 day outdoor sprint session

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            • #7
              Originally posted by arthurb999 View Post
              I think you should be able to design your own workout using the p90x exercises you learned...

              like 2 days total body strength
              1 day plyometrics drills
              1 day yoga (shorten it)
              1 day outdoor sprint session
              This is exactly what I was thinking of doing. I was thinking instead of doing Plyo do a HIIT day of blurpees tho.
              ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

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              • #8
                Actually, I went the other way. I keep plyo since it is such a great leg focus, and dropped the kenpo for hill sprints and tire sledgehammering.

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                • #9
                  if you like the sledgy, google "shovelglove"...he's got some great sledgehammer workouts.
                  I grok, therefore I am.

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                  • #10
                    I like what Blorton said. you don't really have to "move on" from P90X, you can just tweak it to fit your needs. It's good to take breaks from it but i think it is a very effective work-out series and easily modified.

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                    • #11
                      I agree with Blorton about no need to move on from P90X. I have been doing P90X for 15 months and still not bored with it. I switched legs to Wednesdays because I was sometimes too sore to play soccer on Sundays. Sometimes I fast forward through a section of a workout to cut down on time, often taking the middle out of YogaX or one section between breaks out of Plyo - and by the way have been doing Plyo barefoot the last few times - it's great!. I don't do Ab Ripper anymore as I realize I get enough ab isolation from the other workouts and the sprint workouts I recently added as per PB - which by the way have made me so fast on the soccer field - and I am a 46 year old female and sometimes can beat guys to the ball.

                      I don't think that after only one round I would have been familiar enough to modify so easily - maybe you need another round focusing while doing it on how you could modify next time.

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                      • #12
                        No need to necessarily move on from P90X b/c you can change things around or add weighted vests. I did it as much as I could but with a bad back it wasn't feasible but those are hellacious workouts.
                        Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it. If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, you may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'Failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for all the replies. I'm modifying my workout to 2 days heavy lifting full body workouts based on P90X exercises, 1 sprint, 1 HIIT day (probably blurpees) and 1 day of yoga.
                          ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

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                          • #14
                            If you want to shorten your Yoga, but keep it as intense as Yoga X, you might want to check out Tony's One-on-One video called "Fountain of Youth". It's the same yoga style, but the workout is, I believe, only about 45 minutes.

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                            • #15
                              I only planned on doing the first 45 minutes of the P90X Yogo thru the vin's and that's it but i'll check out that Fountain of Youth. Thanks.
                              ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn

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