Art Vandelay wrote:If I'm looking for a work out, "it makes me want to puke" isn't really an endorsement I'm looking for. But maybe I'm just not hardcore enough for P90X.
And I certainly don't want to get to the point where I feel like puking (has happened once, the feeling, not actually upchucking). One thing for sure, if you feel like that, you're working pretty hard. After last week's bicep workout it hurt to straighten my arms. Was walking around with awkwardly bent arms after that like an weirdo. Yoga sucks more than any of the workouts for me.
I endorse the 6 month prison plan. I lost 38lbs., but put on at least 20 lbs. of muscle, if not more. If there is a positive about my plan, other than the non-puking, it would be that after your 'program', you have enough motivation to keep it going. I now work-out at least 1 to 1 and 1/2 hours a day. About 30 minutes cardio and the rest weights. I do arms, chest, back, and then shoulders, one day for each. If you sprinkle in leg and ab workouts each day, you end up with a nice total workout. I would do deadlifts, but the free gym where I am at does not have barbells. I have found out that the lifts I used to do with barbells, now done with heavy dumbells, actually do a better job. It helps you with form as well as working your core muscles better. I guess you gotta find one way to turn a negative into a positive.
Seatownfavorite wrote:If you're looking to lose weight and get your cardio up I would suggest trying the Insanity workout. That one will kick your rear, I've been on the verge of puking several times. P-90X is a better all around workout and keeps it more interesting (and Tony Horton is a better/more interesting trainer) but for just cardio work Insanity is crazy.
Started this today after finally resigning myself to the fact that I don't know how to put together a sustainable and interesting weight loss and rebuilding program. Today I could barely pick myself up off the ground at the end. Tomorrow comes the happy pain
RugbyD wrote:Started this today after finally resigning myself to the fact that I don't know how to put together a sustainable and interesting weight loss and rebuilding program. Today I could barely pick myself up off the ground at the end. Tomorrow comes the happy pain
Nice... I noticed huge changes from week 4 on, so tough out the first few weeks and it'll definitely pay off for you. Also, if I could give one other piece of advice: don't blow off plyo or yoga, particularly if you're looking for athletic (and not just cosmetic) gains. Those 2 workouts alone have made me faster now (I'm 33) than I was playing football in high school. I play soccer, softball, and flag football, and I blow the doors off of kids 10 years younger than me; I have to say it's all from those 2 workouts.
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Thx for the encouragement. I'm also doing it with the wife, but she'll be a bit behind cuz she's sick right now. I'm definitely not short on ability or desire for sticking to a program. I used to be 215 @ 6-8% body fat in top playing shape. Now I'm at 214 / 25%. Bleh