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Postby BCS ADRENALINE » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:48 pm

Well I would like to get into a good routine that will give me a six pack in time for summer. I am 17, 5'8" and 158 pounds (Down from 220) and I would like to sculpt a six pack. I saw an infomercial for P90X (http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitnes ... rs/p90x.do) and I am already skeptical because it is a fitness infomercial. I like the system of muscle confusion though. Anyway, does anyone think that this would work?
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Postby swanso5 » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:15 pm

i am aware of it and seems alright but you'd need a lot of equipment to do it i'd say or you'd be replacing every second exercise...also if your not very experienced and are not sure how much you can lift for a variety of exercises, you might go too heavy or too light not making the workouts optimal...or you could do some research and do a free program getting the same results if you eat and train properly

how are you eating and training now?
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Postby BCS ADRENALINE » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:32 pm

Well I am starting a new work out schedule which consists of 3 days cardio-45 Mins on Elliptical. Resistance-Crunches, Leg Lifts, Push Ups, and Pull Ups. I will do 3 sets until failure. As far as eating I am a complete health nut, I'm knowledgeable in carbs, fats, and calories, so I eat 4-6 small meals a day, only fruits, veggies, complex carbs, and lean proteins. I am going to post some pictures as well and any suggestions would help a lot.
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Postby swanso5 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 6:06 pm

leave out cruncjhes and leg lifts

all workouts should include a deadlift, squat, row, bench/push up, pull/chin up and a stabilising core exercise

if not then you'll struggkle for any goal so drop the crunch and leg lift stuff and add in what you don't have from here

be sure to reaxch failkure on the set rep of the last set only and do so at no further than 12 reps
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Postby BCS ADRENALINE » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:10 pm

Ok, so the stabilizing core exercise. What would be the best for that?
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Postby swanso5 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 8:52 pm

prone ab brace and side ab brace (search)
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Postby swanso5 » Sun Jan 06, 2008 11:24 pm

rows can be done free wt or machine...this is the only exercise where machines are alright to use although inverted rows and free wt versions are all i use...i've just recently got my cable thing set back up and have done seated rows once...

rowing tips:

- start with a flat back, chest out shoulders back
- intitate the pull by squeezing shoulder blades together...you may not actually move tham very far but the INTENT needs to be there
- squeeze blades together for 1sec each rep

this holds true for any row you do...i also like a false or thumbless grip (thumbs on top of bar / handle) here so your arms basically act as levers although i use that grip for most exercises...not sure why i just do, tryed it one day and it stuck

they mostly work upper back yes but you want to get more mid back than anything, very important for posture that one as it keeps your shoulders back as well as stabilising everything you do in frint of the body (i.e. everything) and if you can't stabilise it, then you can't do it really
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Postby BCS ADRENALINE » Mon Jan 07, 2008 4:43 pm

Thanks swanso. If it helps I have photos up in "Post Your Pictures".
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Postby swanso5 » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:56 am

irt's amazing the things that can happen when things are done properly
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Re: P90X

Postby Dai » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:42 pm

BCS ADRENALINE wrote:Well I would like to get into a good routine that will give me a six pack in time for summer. I am 17, 5'8" and 158 pounds (Down from 220) and I would like to sculpt a six pack. I saw an infomercial for P90X (http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitnes ... rs/p90x.do) and I am already skeptical because it is a fitness infomercial. I like the system of muscle confusion though. Anyway, does anyone think that this would work?


Yep p90x does work it consists of half dumbbell/bands exercises and half bodyweight exercises all time tested and proven to work. All they have done in p90x is taken stuff like pull ups, push ups, lunges, and combined them with a load of dumbbell exercises into an effective workout. It's quite an intense workout but good.
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Re: P90X

Postby rfslovak99 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:27 pm

Dai wrote:
BCS ADRENALINE wrote:Well I would like to get into a good routine that will give me a six pack in time for summer. I am 17, 5'8" and 158 pounds (Down from 220) and I would like to sculpt a six pack. I saw an infomercial for P90X (http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitnes ... rs/p90x.do) and I am already skeptical because it is a fitness infomercial. I like the system of muscle confusion though. Anyway, does anyone think that this would work?


Yep p90x does work it consists of half dumbbell/bands exercises and half bodyweight exercises all time tested and proven to work. All they have done in p90x is taken stuff like pull ups, push ups, lunges, and combined them with a load of dumbbell exercises into an effective workout. It's quite an intense workout but good.



So how long did it take you to start seeing results?
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Postby Dai » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:40 pm

dpends what you mean by seeing results. On average you will loose between 1-2lb a week so depending on how much you have to loose will depend how long it takes.

It doesn't matter what or who's exercise system you use you need to get the nutrition side of things right , it's 80% food 20% exercise no matter what type of exercise it is.

Ok lesson over I don't do p90x although I have the dvds, I do my own execises but P90x is very good I've done one or two of the workouts just to mixup my own training. At 158 pounds your abs won't take to long to show and the ab ripper (P90x) will definately do it for you. or do it on the cheap and get an ab wheel if it's only your abs your concerned about.

here is th eyou tube page on p90x do some research and make up your own mind before you buy.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_t ... =p90x&aq=f
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Re: P90X

Postby rfslovak99 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:46 pm

Dai wrote:dpends what you mean by seeing results. On average you will loose between 1-2lb a week so depending on how much you have to loose will depend how long it takes.

It doesn't matter what or who's exercise system you use you need to get the nutrition side of things right , it's 80% food 20% exercise no matter what type of exercise it is.

Ok lesson over I don't do p90x although I have the dvds, I do my own execises but P90x is very good I've done one or two of the workouts just to mixup my own training. At 158 pounds your abs won't take to long to show and the ab ripper (P90x) will definately do it for you. or do it on the cheap and get an ab wheel if it's only your abs your concerned about.

here is th eyou tube page on p90x do some research and make up your own mind before you buy.
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_t ... =p90x&aq=f




Great !!! Thank you so much. I'll be sure to check that out.....
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Postby mochabrutha » Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:13 am

p90x is does have some good workouts on there and u really dont need a lot of stuff to do them u can get some dumb bells and bands from walmart and ur good to go. they include a nutrition guide and journal for u too. it pretty much ur basic workout done in different ways so if u cant get to the gym pop the dvd in and get a lil workout at home. i have tried some of the workouts thinking it was gonna be nothing but i actually got a good workout
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Re: P90X

Postby MichelleDaniels » Fri May 07, 2010 8:22 pm

P90X works great, my husband has been exercising with the program for the last year or so and has seen some really incredible results. He has a better body now than he did when we first started dating back in our college days, but I'm careful not to mention that. :D

What I really like about the program is the fact that it is so well-rounded. They combine elements from a lot of different training methods into one program. Here is a breakdown of the workouts included on the DVD's: http://www.90dayworkoutplan.com/workouts/

I decided to try it myself and started last week. Week one was absolutely brutal and I thought I was going to die! Will post back with my results once I have something worth reporting. :)

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