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Power 90 with a hectic schedule?
Hello, all. I'm a college student who used to be very active but, unfortunately, lost most of it in my years of college. I've decided I want to get back to that and I think Power 90 would be a great way to ease back into it (plus, I failed the P90X fit test pretty bad emoticon ). Anyways, the only catch right now is that I'll only be doing it for 4 (maybe 5 if I'm lucky) days out of the week. I know I won't get crazy results with this but I've made work and (especially) school bigger priority for the time being.

I'm very very very lucky to have a job that is willing to work with my school schedule so I know I'll be able to work out over the weekends. The problem is that my work days during the week will be very random since my shifts are not set in stone. I'll probably be working 3 out of 5 weekdays but the exact days will change week to week. So, in summary, I'll be working out Saturday, Sunday, and 2 days during the week.

Keep in mind, I'm 100% aware that I won't get amazing results in 90 days because of this and I'm more than ok with that. If anything, I just want to be somewhat active so I don't feel horrible 24/7. Plus, I imagine that my schedule won't be as crazy after I graduate so I definitely plan on doing Power 90 the "correct" way eventually and possibly even graduate up to P90X.

Anyways, I thought I would ask if there's anything horribly wrong with this? Possibly even someone who's had this exact experience, as well? Any tips on doing things this way? Any and all feedback is welcome. Thanks!
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RE: Power 90 with a hectic schedule?
12/22/12 11:57 AM as a reply to johnoct.
johnoct:
Hello, all. I'm a college student who used to be very active but, unfortunately, lost most of it in my years of college. I've decided I want to get back to that and I think Power 90 would be a great way to ease back into it (plus, I failed the P90X fit test pretty bad emoticon ). Anyways, the only catch right now is that I'll only be doing it for 4 (maybe 5 if I'm lucky) days out of the week. I know I won't get crazy results with this but I've made work and (especially) school bigger priority for the time being.

I'm very very very lucky to have a job that is willing to work with my school schedule so I know I'll be able to work out over the weekends. The problem is that my work days during the week will be very random since my shifts are not set in stone. I'll probably be working 3 out of 5 weekdays but the exact days will change week to week. So, in summary, I'll be working out Saturday, Sunday, and 2 days during the week.

Keep in mind, I'm 100% aware that I won't get amazing results in 90 days because of this and I'm more than ok with that. If anything, I just want to be somewhat active so I don't feel horrible 24/7. Plus, I imagine that my schedule won't be as crazy after I graduate so I definitely plan on doing Power 90 the "correct" way eventually and possibly even graduate up to P90X.

Anyways, I thought I would ask if there's anything horribly wrong with this? Possibly even someone who's had this exact experience, as well? Any tips on doing things this way? Any and all feedback is welcome. Thanks!


Not at all. You'll still be getting in your workouts and you will be dong a 100% more than if you didn't workout at all. I think you'll be just fine and will still see great results. Just make sure you give each workout 100% and stay strict on your nutrition.

Let me know if you need anything help.

Coach Jeff
CPT,PES
motivFIT
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RE: Power 90 with a hectic schedule?
12/22/12 11:55 PM as a reply to CoachJeffMorgan.
John-If you can get 4-5 workouts a week, you will see results. I averaged right about 5 days a week for the 90 days and I was amazed at the changes in my body, energy level and overall fitness. As Jeff said, watch the nutrition. I also know, first hand, that a busy schedule makes that a challenge. First watch the quantity and then work on the quality. I found that as I progressed both quantity and quality improved. I am not a purely "clean" eater, but I do try to make better choices.

The workouts provide a nice break from the busyness of the daily grind. I have been at this since early April and have added the P90 Master Series and will start Les Mills Combat for the new year. It is addicting and becomes an important part of you life.

Most of all have fun with it.
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RE: Power 90 with a hectic schedule?
12/23/12 7:13 AM as a reply to johnoct.
Hey John, I just wanted to offer some encouragement and advice. I was extremely non-active in college into my early adult years and ate whatever I wanted. At 32 I am still paying for those mistakes, although I have made huge strides in my health over the last few years.

My advice is to start making healthy habits now that you can use for the rest of your life. Working out 4-5 times a week for an hour is a great goal. I'm doing P90x and rarely can I get in the 6 workouts a week. Usually it's 4-5. Even with that, I have lost 18 pounds in 8 weeks, and I can do excercises now that I could not do on week 1. I didn't quite pass the fit test, either.....just be careful and modify any moves that might cause injury.

It works, just keep pushing play as often as you can.

Stay in School.
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RE: Power 90 with a hectic schedule?
12/23/12 3:09 PM as a reply to johnoct.
Thanks for the responses, guys. It's definitely nice to see some motivating and supporting posts. I can see why these forums are very helpful and popular.

Funny thing - I was looking around on this site and found that 10 Minute Trainer workout program. I had no idea it existed. It looks like something that might be perfect for me. Of course, any questions about that routine will be made in that specific forum but could i get some feedback on an idea I had?

I'll definitely have time to do both Power 90 routines over the weekend. I was thinking of maybe then doing some 10 Minute trainer routines during the week. That way, I could work out at least 6 days a week (2 days of Power 90, 4 days of 10 Minute trainer). Does this seem ok? Maybe just forget about Power 90 altogether and do 10 minute trainer full time?

I have Power 90. I'm thinking of ordering 10 Minute Trainer unless someone can give me a good reason not to since I've never done that program. Thanks again!
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RE: Power 90 with a hectic schedule?
12/26/12 6:17 AM as a reply to johnoct.
10-minute trainer (TMT) is great for a day when you really can't get a long workout in, but don't want to skip a day. There are several people who stack 2-3 TMT's in a row to get a full workout in when they have more time, but I prefer P90 or PHH on those days I have more time.

TMT and PHH (Power Half Hour) are workouts that will kick your butt in a very short time - they bring it in intensity and more difficult moves (than P90). With TMT, don't forget to do a warm-up and cool-down.

I've been on the 3-5 workouts a week for the last 4 months and I feel guilty about not getting other workouts in and have been saving up for TMT myself. I've had pretty good success thinking about P90/PHH as my 3rd job. It's the job I do when I only work one of my money-compensated jobs in a day - I get paid in a different way (fitness).

I'm slowly becoming a rich lady. (Down 22 lbs, 4" in the ribcage, 3.5" in the waist and 6" in the hips; mostly over the last 4 months.)

Find a mix that works for your system. May you have even better success than I have had.
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