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   Posted 4/22/2010 11:14 AM (GMT -7)   
So anyone here ever hear of px90? the exercise set?
I have wanted to do it but JUST KNOW I will die after week 1.
Especially w/FMS & CFS also Hypertension! eyes
I want to try it though , should I attempt it?
I only walk right now & ride my bike. turn

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   Posted 4/22/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
Oooooo.....I've seen that workout. I think it would probably kill you, I know it would me lol. I was doing the Slim in Six workout last year before my fibro really kicked in and I was having trouble with it and it's a cakewalk compared to PX90
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   Posted 4/22/2010 12:43 PM (GMT -7)   
I use to work out back in the 90s and work for Ballys itself. Then I had my first child and
I really didnt get "time" to workout, then I worked like a workaholic. So that was my workout!
When it comes to having child #2, I had a girl & gained alot of weight 61+lbs. So I am still
at loosing 1/2!
I am just sore before I workout so I doubt I wont be able to loose weight but maybe it would
help the FMS?

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   Posted 4/22/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, and I have done it. It is an awesome workout, but you will have to heavily modify the exercises. You will want to do crunches instead of situps and put your knees down for the pushups and use a resistance band and a pullup bar do modify the pullups. P90X is the kind of workout program that I believe would prepare you for military Basic Training. It's pretty intense, but can easily be modified to fit your current fitness level.

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   Posted 4/22/2010 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   

I had no idea what this was so looked it up. Here are some comments on what it actually is.

"it is a 12 DVD set that will kick you into shape. Each DVD is specifically designed to work out every muscle, and just about when you hit the plateau, the P90x program changes it up, and uses it’s innovative technique called “muscle confusion,” so you are never stuck in that plateau."

From other information I read this is not a regular exercise program but one that is for people who are already in shape and want to sculpt or push their bodies to "the next level". I know for sure that my fibro and body would not be happy with this type of treatment. There were also a fair number of people calling this a scam. It does work but most people never make it past the first 20 minutes because it's so far above what most people can do.

Several suggestion on the internet were to save the money and buy some good running shoes and a set of dumbbells. These two items will give you all the exercise you need. IMHO, there are lots of workout videos at local libraries. Check out a few and see what you like before you buy. I'm very cautious with my money but if you have it to spare and feel you are at a level where you can do and tolerate this strenuous exercise then go for it. It just doesn't seem to me like something that would be good for someone with fibro.

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   Posted 4/22/2010 11:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Old military thing, prob still is, we would ease into our work out, increase it every week and then when we got to the goal we'd do it til we drop
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   Posted 4/22/2010 11:38 PM (GMT -7)   
P90X is very intense. I know some people that use the DVDs. They are all young and in excellent shape yet this workout wore them out and really made them sore. It does not seem like something you should start with. You'd have to modify almost everything and that will get old quickly. I strongly suggest you start slowly and work up to more intense activity.

If you have Netflix, you can try some workout DVDs first. They don't have P90X but they do have some good ones that might be easier to start with. You can also watch some instantly so you don't even have to wait for the DVD.

You can buy resistance bands at Target or Walmart for a reasonable price and there are free workouts available online. There are some great exercises here: http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/videos/body-part-makeovers/flat-abs-fast.htm

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   Posted 4/23/2010 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   
You're gonna be in so much pain!  I've seen those commercials and it looks like a fun way for the healthy to get in shape, but the reality for us is something like yoga.  I have the wii and the WiiFit Plus is awesome because it can give you a routine to try or you can make your own and they have a bunch more of the yoga.  Its not too high impact (I haven't gotten to everything yet) so you can yoga to warm up and maybe a slight jog to finish and then end the routine!  Its a go at your own pace kind of workout product. 
Right now I've done my exercises for the week because I tried scrubbing the shower and have had a flare up for 2 days.  With the Wii I can do it when I can and at a easy pace.  Helps to keep you more limber than usual.  You can add swimming to the two things you do know?

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   Posted 4/28/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been told only yoga, Pilates or swimming and nothing repetetive.  Of course I am way too tired to do any of these.  I do take a little walk once in a while but that's about it for me - I give you a lot of credit if you can do this workout!
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