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Power 90 workout

Postby chainchaser » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:17 pm

This is not the P90x but what they call the power 90. I am at day 3 and it really is a workout. I want to get in shape to play more DG this summer plus I just really need to get in better shape and lose some(a lot of) weight. Has anybody done this program? If you have let me know your thoughts. It has a 90 day guarantee so I figure I am not losing anything but shipping and also has a great support website at wowy.com.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby Ironhide » Sun Mar 18, 2012 8:01 pm

I've done P90X, but not the the Power 90, which I believe the first version of P90X. But what from what I've seen of the two, is that they are a great series of workout especially you have the space to do it and the pull-up equipment. Just make sure you push yourself to the max and not sluff off on the workouts. Also, make sure to really focus in on your nutrition cause 80% of your success for losing weight is going to come from that.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby chainchaser » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:42 am

Yea this is the first P90. I got it because I did not think I was ready for the P90X. I am at day 12 and feel great besides some aches in my knees which I knew would be an issue anyway. I have lost a couple pounds but more importantly I have taken 4 inches off my waist. This is great program for beginner level workouts and when I complete it then I am either going to do the power 90 master series or go for the P90X.

My nutrition part needs the most help. I am just unable to have the time to make the foods they have. I am trying some of it but I am still lacking in that area. I hope after easter I can really concentrate on the nutrition side to try to shed more pounds. I have to really quit making excuses and commit to it.

Overall though it has been great and the workouts are fun and flexible. I can definitely feel the change in my body. I feel stronger and have way more energy even though it has only been 12 days. Power Yoga though is the bane of my existence. Kicks my butt every time. I am making it my goal in life to get one up on it soon.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby Ironhide » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:14 am

Awesome job!

One thing to help with your knees is to make sure that they 'track' over your feet and that they don't go past your toes. Also for exercises like lunges, cause if it's like P90X I'm sure they have you doing them, make sure that the leg that's in front of you, a majority of the weight is through the heel and not your toes (but not all the weight so you can lift your toes off the ground!). Same weight distribution is the same for squats. Any time you put weight on your toes, your activating your quads and any time you're on your heels, you activate your hamstrings. (Amongst other muscles) Also, don't be afraid to ice them even if they're not sore.

With nutrition you could always stray from what they say and find out what your RMR/BMR then subtract 500 calories.Then find plenty examples of meal programs online that you could follow just so you get the idea of what to eat. Also some tips that help, especially for guys.

Stay away from all pop (yes, even diet).
White meat only.
Make sure protein is somewhere in your breakfast.
Reward yourself every other week with one meal of your choice IF you complete 2 full weeks of working out.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby isobar » Tue Mar 20, 2012 10:23 am

I would suggest looking into Insanity between doing P90 and P90X. It's made more for cardio/core strength and losing weight. It's an intense workout and you only use your own body so you don't need any weights or pullup bars. It's mostly push-up based exercises, a lot of jumping and squatting type exercises, some jogging in place exercises and stretching. I think it's even made by the same company who did P90X.

*Note* There is an Insanity: Asylum that requires equipment, I haven't tried that one. I did Insanity for almost a month and I lost a decent amount of weight and gained about 2 inches of vertical to my jump... then I got a job, moved into a small apartment and no longer had the room to do it.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby chainchaser » Tue Mar 20, 2012 11:57 am

isobar wrote:I would suggest looking into Insanity between doing P90 and P90X. It's made more for cardio/core strength and losing weight. It's an intense workout and you only use your own body so you don't need any weights or pullup bars. It's mostly push-up based exercises, a lot of jumping and squatting type exercises, some jogging in place exercises and stretching. I think it's even made by the same company who did P90X.

*Note* There is an Insanity: Asylum that requires equipment, I haven't tried that one. I did Insanity for almost a month and I lost a decent amount of weight and gained about 2 inches of vertical to my jump... then I got a job, moved into a small apartment and no longer had the room to do it.

Yea all of them are made by beachbody.com. Power 90 only requires weights or bands. I use the bands right now. They also have a DVD called Fat burning express which is really a fun workout and if my knees hurt to bad i do that instead of the sweat 1-2 because it's not as hard on my knees. I did the sweat 1-2 today and really my knee pain was minimal.


Ironhide wrote:Awesome job!
Stay away from all pop (yes, even diet).


Yea i know it is one of my hardest vices to quit. I have been doing good though and had only a couple over these first few weeks. Hopefully i will cut them out completely in the next few weeks.

Thanks for all the advice and I will definitely use this to help me with my journey. I am hoping to get down 50 lb's by the middle to late summer then try to be in the 200-210 range after that.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby Ironhide » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:11 pm

isobar wrote:I would suggest looking into Insanity between doing P90 and P90X. It's made more for cardio/core strength and losing weight. It's an intense workout and you only use your own body so you don't need any weights or pullup bars. It's mostly push-up based exercises, a lot of jumping and squatting type exercises, some jogging in place exercises and stretching. I think it's even made by the same company who did P90X.

*Note* There is an Insanity: Asylum that requires equipment, I haven't tried that one. I did Insanity for almost a month and I lost a decent amount of weight and gained about 2 inches of vertical to my jump... then I got a job, moved into a small apartment and no longer had the room to do it.


My one vice about Insanity, is like you said, more push-up based exercises. We already live in a very anterior dominate society, that's why I liked P90/X more cause they figured out minimal/cheap equipment that someone could use at home, and it be effective.

Ya... Pop is my drug of choice, I gave that up for lent and can believe how much better my clothes are starting to fit and I'm hardly exercising... I'd like to give it up for good, and I did for about 3 years straight. But as soon as you say "oh I'll just have one a week", it's all over :lol: :P
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby chainchaser » Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:18 pm

Ironhide wrote:
Ya... Pop is my drug of choice, I gave that up for lent and can believe how much better my clothes are starting to fit and I'm hardly exercising... I'd like to give it up for good, and I did for about 3 years straight. But as soon as you say "oh I'll just have one a week", it's all over :lol: :P

Yea I know what you mean. I gave it up several years ago myself for about a year but then that"I will just have one no biggie" turned into 2 then 3,etc.... LOL
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby BIF13 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:41 pm

I have been doing P90 for 3 weeks, down 24 lbs, seeing serious changes in the body. I feel better and my DG is improving (avg. -3 strokes per round) with a little more confidence. I use dumbells with it, love the sculpting work-outs, not so much the sweat workouts, but a necessary evil. the lower body strength I'm gaining has helped with my putting.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby mzuleger » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:49 pm

.... or you could buy a better DVD program from a guy who is active on the forums here. Me. my program: Revolt Workout
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby chainchaser » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:16 pm

mzuleger wrote:.... or you could buy a better DVD program from a guy who is active on the forums here. Me. my program: Revolt Workout


Oh man If I would not have done this i definitely would have given it a try. Maybe when I am done with this I will try yours instead of the P90X. What type of equipment do you need for your workouts? weights, chin-up bar etc.??? Do you also include cardio? I like the Power 90 because I only need the power bands or weights but I didn't like the price!!! I definitely like your customized workout idea!!! That would definitely be something that interests me especially when I get done with this and get in shape.

Right now I am on day 24 and down about 14 lb's and feel really good and that is without completely following the meal plan. :shock: I am going to reevaluate my progress at 30 days and take another picture. I know my clothes are fitting better and i have a bit of a bounce to my step. Went out and played 18 holes the other day(smaller course) and it really didn't even phase me where as before this i would have been tired out.
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby Ironhide » Wed Apr 11, 2012 1:31 pm

mzuleger wrote:.... or you could buy a better DVD program from a guy who is active on the forums here. Me. my program: Revolt Workout


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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby mzuleger » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:51 pm

chainchaser wrote:
mzuleger wrote:.... or you could buy a better DVD program from a guy who is active on the forums here. Me. my program: Revolt Workout


Oh man If I would not have done this i definitely would have given it a try. Maybe when I am done with this I will try yours instead of the P90X. What type of equipment do you need for your workouts? weights, chin-up bar etc.??? Do you also include cardio? I like the Power 90 because I only need the power bands or weights but I didn't like the price!!! I definitely like your customized workout idea!!! That would definitely be something that interests me especially when I get done with this and get in shape.

Right now I am on day 24 and down about 14 lb's and feel really good and that is without completely following the meal plan. :shock: I am going to reevaluate my progress at 30 days and take another picture. I know my clothes are fitting better and i have a bit of a bounce to my step. Went out and played 18 holes the other day(smaller course) and it really didn't even phase me where as before this i would have been tired out.


My plan uses the same stuff (dumbbells, pull-up bar or bands) and it does have a brutal cardio DVD... brutal but effective. I think it's the best available simply because of the customization... then again I'm obviously biased :)
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby mzuleger » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:52 pm

Ironhide wrote:
mzuleger wrote:.... or you could buy a better DVD program from a guy who is active on the forums here. Me. my program: Revolt Workout


:roll:


Where's the "middle finger smiley" when I need it?
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Re: Power 90 workout

Postby Ironhide » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:37 pm

mzuleger wrote:
Ironhide wrote:
mzuleger wrote:.... or you could buy a better DVD program from a guy who is active on the forums here. Me. my program: Revolt Workout


:roll:


Where's the "middle finger smiley" when I need it?


Not to burst your bubble. I understand you want to help people and make some extra money. But calling a DVD series 'customizable' is a joke... There's nothing customizable about it.... All cookie cutter....
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