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Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
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Hi guys,
I am a newbie (read: never worked out except an occasional gym walk) and would like to know which is the best work out to start with. I am 5'6 and weigh 200 pounds. I am looking to lose 45 pounds in one year. I am mainly concered with cardio and toning my flabby body...It's more about losing inches for me. Should I start with Insanty? P90X? something else? Please help!
-Raimilee
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/18/12 1:28 PM as a reply to raimilee.
raimilee:
Hi guys,
I am a newbie (read: never worked out except an occasional gym walk) and would like to know which is the best work out to start with. I am 5'6 and weigh 200 pounds. I am looking to lose 45 pounds in one year. I am mainly concered with cardio and toning my flabby body...It's more about losing inches for me. Should I start with Insanty? P90X? something else? Please help!
-Raimilee


P90x and Insanity aren't really beginner programs. If you like the idea of P90x, then Power 90 may be a better bet. It will get you ready for P90x. What kinds of workouts do you think you'd like to do? TurboJam is a good cardio program that would get you ready for Turbofire. Hopefully some of these suggestions helped!

Best of luck! Don't hesitate to ask any other questions. I'd be happy to help.

Gina
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/18/12 1:30 PM as a reply to raimilee.
Hi Raimilee,

It depends of your goals. Insanity will help you lose weight and size, while P90X is less cardio than insanity, has a good balance between losing weight and gaining muscle. You can do Insanity first to lose your first 10 or so pounds and then begin P90X.

Coach Alberto
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/18/12 1:35 PM as a reply to CoachAlbertoRo.
I want to recompose my body. I like kick boxing, dancing, and resistance training...I like things that keep me engaged and motivated.
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/18/12 1:52 PM as a reply to raimilee.
Go for P90X, you have KENPO (for kickboxing) , Plyometrics (dancing) and like 5 resistance training workouts! and Tony will keep you motivated.

Bring it!!

Coach Alberto
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/19/12 9:17 AM as a reply to CoachGinaC.
Raimilee, The coaches here are giving you real world advice and neither of them is trying to sell you something. If you take advice from brain-surgeons like Varano, you will not succeed. The goal is to get you starting a program, and being able to stick with it without getting hurt, or over-matching yourself. Any program can be modified but start off easy and work your way into it. You will start seeing results just by pushing play and doing what you can do. We have a group here and on FB that uses the collective experience of a group that has done many of the BeachBody programs and can share tips, tricks, diet ideas, and most importantly, motivates you to continue on your journey using POSITIVE energy.

[Edited By CSBB5] We want you to succeed and i know that my coach is genuinely interested in helping you achieve your goals; and contrary to the moronic statement by Varano, she has never even tried to sell me a thing.

We look forward to helping you Raimilee. You CAN do this and we WILL help!
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/19/12 11:41 AM as a reply to MikePerez.
Thank you to all of the people who actually helped me. I am ready to start Power 90. I will let you guys know how it goes.
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/19/12 11:44 AM as a reply to raimilee.
MikePerez thank you for setting the record straight.
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/19/12 11:54 AM as a reply to raimilee.
If it's the 'FLAB' you despise than I would actually suggest Les Mills Pump. It's one of those programs that will slowly work you back into fitness while toning you up! It also doesn't help that the group fitness instructors are all beautiful to look at and with amazing bodies! :-P
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/19/12 1:39 PM as a reply to raimilee.
Let me know how we can help you! Also, let me know when you start and we can provide help and guidance each and every day. There is a lot of support just waiting for you so don tbe shy ok? If you are on Facebook, come find me there and i'll add you to our awesome workout group. We have a lot of fun and always find ways to keep each other motivated and energized. Talk to you soon emoticon

Mike
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/21/12 6:00 AM as a reply to raimilee.
raimilee:
Thank you to all of the people who actually helped me. I am ready to start Power 90. I will let you guys know how it goes.


I think that is an great place to start. I'm sorry that ridiculous reponse found itself into your thread. Please let me know if you need a bit of additional support. Mike and I are in a FB group together. It's awesome if you want to join in.
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/21/12 6:13 AM as a reply to raimilee.
Power 90 is a good starting point, it isnt as intense as some of the other programs, but it gives you a good base to work from. After that you should have an idea of what you want to do next. emoticon
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/30/12 2:02 PM as a reply to MikePerez.
Interesting read this thread.
First off, although varano is a touch on the
subtle side (yes that is sarcasm) he does make
some good points. Yes there are a ton of
non certified people on these boards that are just
trying to cash in on the title "beachbody coach"
which truthfully is not really any proper qualification
to give advice and yes you can find supplements, and any equipment,
much less expensive somewhere else other then the beachbody site.
but...
for the most part people (myself included)are just coming
on here speaking of their experience, which is not to be confused
with academeic training, but it is worth something and beachbody
does provide a "one stop shopping" for all your fitness needs, albeit
a tad on the expensive side. I do have to say the shakeology
product is a very good tasting shake and I haven't been able to find
a replacement that tastes as good but I am still trying.
so...
my suggestion to the OP is to be like a sponge and read everything
you can find, from posters here and other sites too and just find
something that works for you beacuse at the end of the day, doing something
is better then doing nothing. One point everyone will agree on though is
that good form is first and foremost otherwise injuries will happen.
Another "suggestion" given your current physical condition, and this
will not agree with varano, is that the P90X or Insanity program(s)
are not a starting point. They will only discourage you and may even
cause you problems. they are pretty extreme and I really believe you have to be
in some kind of decent shape, or were athletic at some point in your life,
to start with those programs. I agree with the previous posters that
Power 90 or 10 minute trainer might be a better starting point and then, depending
on your goals, move to P90X2 (wouldn't suggest the original) or Insanity.
The P90X program is geared to get you in shape, it's not a weight loss program.
Losing weight is really controlling what, when and how your eat.
Good luck!
Now everyone breathe easy... emoticon
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/30/12 2:13 PM as a reply to raimilee.
Hey I tried sending you a private message but my husband and I just started power 90 and we love it so far. Hope you enjoy just as much as we do!
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RE: Newbie looking to start. what's better for me?
12/31/12 8:14 AM as a reply to fog5.
Varano:
Thanks for your post fog5 even if you don't fully agree with me. I still think with modification P90X is all you really need.however some people might not pay close attention to that and may get hurt. My frustrations is with all the coaches and my expierience with them contacting me everyday...then after I found out the coaches are nothing more then sales man or women i got upset. I lashed out, and i shouldn't have, I just hate to see people that are brand new get sucked into the sales hype. I fully agree on keeping your kinetic chain in alignment (form) also learning about target heartrates which is never explained in these videos. (Google it!)There are so many variables in a persons health, medical history, family history, lifestyle, ect. that it is really impossible for me (or anyone) to suggest any program without first doing an assesment. For some people walking is too much. However if you watch the commercials you should have an idea of what your in for! You always have 30 days to return it! I know everyone is different but I started with P90X, went through 2 rounds THEN went to the nasm training. I lost 30 lbs with P90X! I had to modify, I listened to what Tony said!



Agreed, all very good points. I hear you about the Coaches and the contact. I think
they watch for new members and when I first came on this board, I too was avalanched
with the same. I just ignored it and I can't recall ever being contacted more than once
by any one person. It didn't seem to upset me though. I understand they are trying to make
a little spending money doing what they like, so power to them. However, I totally agree
that many of them need to be clear that their opinions, suggestions etc... that they are not
academically qualified, but speaking on personal experience only, which isn’t really a bad thing.
Having said that, I have also heard some physiotherapists, doctors, etc.. on these boards saying
that the NASM certification isn’t really that great either so I guess everyone has an opinion! Lol

I agree with what you say about watching the infomercial and understanding what you’re in for, but
You know those things are just geared to hard sell you. Most people will buy it, go through 1 or 2 workouts
and then shelve it. I do think BB has gone way farther than most by setting up this free forum for support and
really with very little editing / censoring letting people speak freely about the products, their experiences,
etc… For me, I started in my basement by myself with P90X too but although I was out of shape,
I was athletic at one time in my life, knew a bit about fitness and modified like you until I was able to do the program,
(even then, I’ve torn my rotator cuff doing the 3 ball plyo push ups in X2) but some people, like the OP,
have never been athletic and are starting from scratch, late in life, which is much harder. I don’t think in that
situation starting out with P90X is a very good idea, especially if you don’t have someone standing right there with you.
But by all means keep posting your thoughts, I enjoy reading all sides of any particular point and
that’s what these boards are really all about!
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