If you are reading this you might be curious or you are looking for an answer if P90X is real. Well! I’m gonna tell, it’s really real! Back on May 2011, I was really heavy, I was 154lbs and I am short. My body was very heavy and I felt very tired all the time. I tried hitting into gym but nothings happen, and I don’t have all the time to go to gym. I am 22 years old, male Filipino and I don’t know if I am physically healthy at that time.
We all know (I assume that most of us know that :D) Bruno Mars was a Half Filipino-American singer and I really love his songs, one song particularly was “The Lazy Song“. There he mention “Tomorrow I’ll wake up, do some P90X ” I was like what is P90X anyway, I always sing his song but I don’t know what the hell it is. So! I did some digging and I found out that it is workout program by BeachBody and was author by Tony Horton. I was like hey! I want to try this… So my journey begin…
This is me before P90X:
During my first month I was like oh man! I can’t do this. All of the workouts were totally extreme. The chest and back really hurting me… I can’t even move my body after that. I can’t even do 1 pull up so I use Resistance bands on that. I can only do 10-15 push ups and that’s my max. The Plyometrics was HELLLL!!!… the jumping and turning and squatting, were bad ass. My knee was really week so I need to rest. Yoga was like heaven to me, there is no rushing just stretching and balance even its more that 1 hour, I really enjoy it. Ab ripper X was really killing my abs, I can’t even complete the reps, esp the mason twist. urgggghhh..
After Phase 1:
The second phase for me was not that hard as the first month. I can do the Plyometrics much easier, In this phase I ate a lot of protein source foods such as eggs, tuna and etc. you can google them but trying to maintain my weight as possible. I still use the resistance bands and my push ups reps are higher this time I can do 15-18 Push ups. On this phase i started to do the hybrid. the P90x-Insanity Hybrid. For me it really works, P90X for me is more on muscle building and muscle toning while Insanity workout works best on cardio and fat loss.
Insanity from the name itself it’s really really insane. I wonder how the girls catch up with Shaun T. on their videos. On the first week of the insanity workout I can’t really catch up with them, I always took breaks after breaks and you know I was frustrated at first, I thought I already gone through with this intense level of cardio but I’m not. I always kept in mind that I really need to work on this stuff and so I did.
After Phase 2:
Now this is the final phase, and for me I am getting the results as I wanted, we know that my results is not like the many awesome results that we saw on youtube or on p90x websites. Our was not made equally so the results will really depends on our body. On this phase I notice that I’m getting stronger, I’m not using resistance bands anymore, I’m using the pull up bar… I can do 10 pull ups, and 25-35 push ups… I can even do the yoga crane. And much of my friends say that I really lost weight. I can do all the movement on the Ab ripper X and I can say that I hate it! but I love it. The mason twist was now easy to me.
Insanity workout was not that hard I can catch up with all the movements i can jump much higher and I can do a lot of reps.
After Phase 3
After my 3 months of hard works I can now go to the world and be less vulnerable. And know my improvement was not as good as what we expected but atleast I have results on my own. By next week on going to do this all over again for round two. All I can say P90X Really works!!!
If you have question, please fell free to comments. Thanks for Reading.