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    Moving on from P90X

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    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!

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    Bodyweight HITT Circuits - youtube Turbulence Training

    There's always Crossfit as well.
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    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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    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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    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.

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    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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    Quote 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.

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    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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    if you like the sledgy, google "shovelglove"...he's got some great sledgehammer workouts.
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    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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