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12/25/12 6:24 AM
Welcome fellow teambeachbody members!


Are you ready to start 2013 off right and take a life changing challenge?


Do you want a coach that will motivate you and be responsive?


Then join this thread and let's do this together!


If you are new to teambeachbody, sign up for a free account--> Free TeamBeachBody Account

Hi, I'm Coach Kenny and I want to help you with your fitness journey. Whether you are a new member or have been through numerous rounds, you're all welcome here. If you are doing P90X, P90X2, Insanity, BBL, TurboFire, or one of the other beachbody programs - please join in.

New members please read my following tips and suggestions:

1.Take your “before” photo’s and measurements. You probably don't want to take them, but you’ll need to so you can see how far you’ve progressed. Also, take the highest quality photo's you can and don't crop or resize your originals(you never know when beachbody may ask for these). Make a copy of your original photo's and resize or crop them if you want to post them to the message boards. It will also help you stay motivated when you see where you were at before. After 90 days, you’ll be glad to show off your “before” and “after” pictures and just how many inches and pounds you have lost. I messed up and didn’t take my day 1 photo’s for P90X and now I regret not taking them.

2.Get your equipment ready. If you are going to use dumbbells, make sure you have the proper weights for the various exercises. The same thing with the resistance bands. Make sure you have the proper bands for all of the exercises. Have your pull up bar set up and secured if using one. Give yourself plenty of space so you don’t injure yourself or damage anything.

3.Get rid of unhealthy food. If you are going to spend several hours a week doing the exercises, don’t hamper your results be chowing down on something unhealthy. Your body will perform better and won’t be sluggish. Plus you’ll be cursing at yourself for giving in to temptation. You’ve bought the program and it comes with a wonderful nutrition guide. So follow it! Have healthy snacks available if you get a craving. The people that have the best results did so because they followed the nutrition program. I believe it accounts for 75% of your results. Like the saying goes - "Abs are made in the kitchen!"

4.Start slowly. If you haven’t done any exercising lately, take a practice week or take it easy the first week. You don’t want to be so sore after the first workout that you can barely move your arms and end up quitting. I went full bore the first day and paid for it the next 3 days, but I didn’t quit.

5.Fuel your body. Try to eat 5 to 6 times a day. I know it sounds like a lot, but you’ll get used to it quickly. I try to eat something about every 3 hours. Breakfast, snack, Lunch, snack, Supper, snack. These exercises burn a lot of calories so be sure you fuel up your body properly. I like to drink a protein shake an hour or two before I workout. I then drink a recovery drink afterword to replenish my glycogen levels and help reduce soreness the next day.

6.Support. When starting a new workout program you’re going to have a few questions you’ll want answered and that’s where I can help you out. If you have questions about nutrition or exercises, I'm here to assist you. Feel free to also post questions for the workout group to answer. Post your accountability DAILY on the message boards! This is the key to staying motivated. Here is an unfortunate statistic I’ve seen over the past couple of threads I’ve been in - out of all the people who join the threads, less than 25% will complete the full 60 or 90 day program! The message boards are a great way to meet others that are going through exactly what you are and it helps to stay accountable and motivated! Your message board buddies will have tips and information that has helped them and could help you as well. You will be doing the same in no time!

7.Track what you eat. This is very important for maximum results. I used a free program at fatsecret.com to track everything I ate and drank. When you first start it takes a little bit to get used to and set up, but it’s pretty easy and straightforward. There is also free programs like myfitnesspal.com and tapandtrack.com that a lot of people use.

8.Track all of your workouts. I printed out extra workout sheets from here--> Beachbody Workout Sheets so I could keep track of all my reps and weights used. You'll want to see how you are progressing each week.

9.Use the pause button if you have to. Don’t be afraid to pause the DVD so you can catch your breath if you have to. When I first started doing Ab ripper X, I kept the remote very close. I would do as many reps as I could-hit the pause button-and then jumped back in after a quick break. I never did get through all of Ab ripper X the first 90 days without using the pause button and I think I had pretty good Ab results even with that.

10.Modify if you have to. If you have a bad leg or elbow, you may want to modify certain exercises so you don’t injure yourself. They show you modified moves on the DVD’s you can use if need be.

So, are you ready to get started? 1st, post your commitment to join the team, and 2nd, add me as a buddy. I look forward to getting to know you and seeing you progress through your fitness journey!

Now let's get this fun started!!!

Bring it!

Coach Kenny
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12/25/12 2:59 PM as a reply to KennyA.
Count me in! I'm starting on Dec 31 and will be doing P90X Classic with a slight variation (I will follow the 3x a week P90X resistance training but will do my own cardio on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as I'm also training to do some triathlons this summer). I'll start next Monday with Chest and Back. Hopefully we can get a good group going to provide support and motivaton for the next three months!

Steve
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12/26/12 7:28 AM as a reply to NCSteve.
Hi Steve, Glad to have you join in. I'll also be training for a few triathlons, so I'll be adding those workouts in too. This will be my first try at triathlons, but since the beachobdy workouts give me such a great base to start from - I think it should go pretty well.

Kenny
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12/26/12 8:05 AM as a reply to KennyA.
Count me in as well! I have let myself go too much during this holiday season and am rather embarrassed about it. Even my 8 year old daughter made a comment about me gaining weight and not working out, and I saw a picture of me from a couple of weeks ago while at the pool and was ashamed. So, time to move forward. I will get my measurements and pictures, and need solid accountability. Looks like I'll be doing a round of Body Beast...still deciding between the Lean version or the Beast version, and using the nutritional guides from both BB and principals from Burn the Fat Feed the Muscle. My goals for this round are entirely shallow and pure vanity...I want to be ripped for a family vacacation at the end of March.

I used to run marathons and have done a few triathlons, but not in several years. But, triathlons are a blast, so have fun with the training and racing season.

Hope you all had a great Christmas and are looking forward to a fantastic New Year in 2013!

~Joel
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12/26/12 9:14 PM as a reply to KennyA.
Kenny,

Count me in as well. I just started the P90X program and did my first workout today (Chest/Back, and Ab Ripper X). Muscles are tired, but feeling pretty good. Looking forward to Day 2 tomorrow and continuing into next year. I'd love to be able to encourage and get encouragement from others seeing as this is my first Team Beachbody workout series (my first ANYTHING workout series outside of running and basketball, which I have done for years). Sounds like fun!
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12/26/12 11:25 PM as a reply to KennyA.
Count me in, been a bit lazy the last few weeks so I will need the accountability. Hope everyone can push it through to the end.

Nothing wrong with those goals Joel! I'm just hoping to improve on my fitness and lean out some after finishing body beast. Most of all I'm wanting to push my nutrition for the three months and push my body to the limits.

Looking forward to pushing and being pushed by all.

Cheers Ants
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12/27/12 9:10 AM as a reply to nooneuno.
Welcome everyone. Glad to have you join in. If you have any questions regarding workouts or nutrition, be sure to ask.

Kenny
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12/27/12 11:00 AM as a reply to KennyA.
Getting ready to start another round of Body Beast on Monday. In the meantime, today I did P90X One on One Upper Body Balance, and TurboFire HIIT 15 for a little 1-2 punch. Next is a little Shakeology for lunch, and back to work. Thank goodness the Christmas cookies are almost all gone. Unfortunately, I'm the one who ate most of them.

Have a great Thursday!

~Joel
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12/27/12 11:03 AM as a reply to crossstrength.
need a workout buddy cross strength
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12/27/12 2:05 PM as a reply to KennyA.
getinshape89...I always need a workout buddy, and it would be great to buddy up.
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12/27/12 4:03 PM as a reply to crossstrength.
I wanted to go for a nice run around town today, but yesterday's snow and ice made that impossible. Instead I hit our company's gym for a 5 mile treadmill run. I definately prefer running outside even if it's cold. My shins are sore from the treadmill which they never get sore when I run outside.

Glad to see more people joining in!

Kenny
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12/27/12 4:13 PM as a reply to crossstrength.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXp9WgbwVuE
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12/28/12 8:25 AM as a reply to KennyA.
I just ordered the P90X DVD's and it says I should receive them by Friday the 4th, going to take a few days to review everything before I get started, but hoping to begin Monday the 7th. I do have some questions, and sorry for sounding like a total n00b, but I can't seem to find the answers on my own. First, I saw that one of the DVD's is Plyometrics and is "Explosive jumping cardio routine proven to dramatically improve athletic performance." UM, I live in an old wooden house in New England, if you so much as sneeze, the whole house shakes. I plan on working out in the early AM before everyone wakes up, so I'm thinking I might not be able to use this DVD without waking up the entire neighborhood with my bouncing around! My question is, can DVD's be skipped and replaced with the other DVD's instead? Like say do the Kenpo instead of the Plyometrics?? Also, I realized after I placed the order that the door to the room I'll be using does not have a door or door jamb, so no molding or anything for the pull up bar to attach to. Not that I'll be able to do ANY pull ups anytime soon! LOL So my next question is how heavily does the workout depend on having that bar and will I be able to basically skip that part and still get a good workout? I'm thinking these answers might be in the DVD's and material I receive with my delivery, but I want to get right on this while my motivation is high, so trying to work this all out in my head ASAP!
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12/28/12 9:29 AM as a reply to blueyegrl527.
Hi Blueyegrl,
With all of the DVD's they show you modifications to the exercises. So with Plyometrics, you don't have to leave the ground with both feet. I would suggest getting some padded mats if you don't already have them. They make it easier on your knees and ankles. You can get the interlocking kind at places like Dick's sporting goods or an option I recently read about was going to Tractor Supply stores and get a stall mat. The stall mats are 4' x 6' and cost around $40. You can also do Cardio-X as an option instead of Plyometrics.
The workouts do a fair amount of pullups, but if you don't have a pullup bar or can't hang one because of your doors - there is another option. You can do the pullup exercises using an exercise band. Here is a post I showed about how to use a door, a tube sock, and an exercise band to do the pullup exercises--> http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/242053765
Be sure to read through my tips in my first post that will help you out.
If you have any other questions, ask away.

Kenny
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12/28/12 10:25 AM as a reply to KennyA.
Just finished up Asylum 2 Upper Elite and Ab Shredder...holy crap, I can barely move my arms right now...another monster workout. Shaun T does say towards the end that you want to punch him in the face, but you can't lift your arms...never a more true statement during a workout.

Blaine...great video post, and I busted my butt during my workout. How about you?

Blueyegrl...Welcome to BeachBody! You will love P90X, but will be sore as all get out the first week. Don't let that slow you down, just work through it. The results you see (if you stick with the workouts and nutrition) will blow you away. Kenny is right, there are modifications to use, but one of the points to Plyo X as well is that you are supposed to control your jumps and landing and "think like a cat", so if your doing it right you shouldn't make too much noise or impact. But, like Kenny said, mats are a great addition and will safe your knees and help reduce the noise and there are other options in the DVDs to use instead of Plyo X, such as Cardio X. I don't have an option to use the pull up bar in my house right now as none of the doors in my workout area are built for that, so I use the bands. They are a decent option, and you still get a workout, but just make sure you use the proper form.

Hope everybody has a great Friday!

~Joel
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12/28/12 12:24 PM as a reply to KennyA.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_5EuOUjqd4&feature=youtu.be legs and back rnd 7
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12/28/12 4:20 PM as a reply to getinshape89.
Good evening all. I hope everyone is doing well.
I decided to do a workout I haven't done in a while and broke out P90X2 V-Sculpt. I always enjoy that workout and had fun doing it today.
Does anybody have any big plans for New Year's Eve? I still haven't decided if I'm going to a party or stay home and relax.

Keep doing your best,
Kenny
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12/28/12 6:06 PM as a reply to KennyA.
Count me in as well. I'm returning from vacation tomorrow and plan to start the program on 12/30. I'm 57 years old and plan to start the program v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y with lots of modifications. But I have been reading the message boards long enough to believe that this program will really work if I just stick with it and modify whatever I need to -- which will be everything at first. I will post more when I get back home and get started. I am looking forward to being part of this group.
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12/28/12 6:16 PM as a reply to KennyA.
IM IN!!
starting insanity on the thirty-first.
ready to kick butt and get fit!!!
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12/28/12 7:40 PM as a reply to KennyA.
Count me in also! Starting p90x tomorrow morning 12/29. 42 yo woman who wants to get healthy, lose at least 30 lbs and tone up. I have done a few of the workouts in the past, but never consistently. I have already taken my Day 1 pics and will post those soon. I've never joined an online community (have always been more of a lurker). I hope that by participating, I will be more inclined to show up and stick with it!

Christine
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