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Starting 1/15-1/30 New Year,New You! All Welcome!P90X,X2,Insanity,Asylum,TF
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Starting 1/15-1/30 New Year,New You! All Welcome!P90X,X2,Insanity,Asylum,TF
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1/8/13 6:14 AM
A New Year means a New You!!! Are you ready to make 2013 be the year of your self-transformation? This is the group to help support you, challenge you and hold you accountable!!! Make Fitness Success a part of your 2013! P90X, X2, Insanity, Asylum, Les Mill Combat, TF, Power 90 and ALL Hybrids welcome!



Ready to change your life? Ready to hit those goals? Ready to take your fitness journey to the next level? Let’s do it together. First-timer? Someone who has started, but never finished? Veteran?

If the answer is yes to the above questions you have come to the right place! This group has been at it since June. We've got new thread participants everyday and hope that you will join us too!

We have many group members at many different levels. We have the people and experience available to get you the information you need and the results you want. All you have to do is Bring It, Keep Pushin’ Play and Dig Deep!

Why should you join this group? Sharing your experiences in a forum like this will help to motivate and inspire you through your journey; motivation and accountability are an essential part to success!

Fitness + Nutrition + Support = SUCCESS.


Now – are you ready to do this? Ready to commit 30, 60 or 90 days to a life changing event? Come join us. You will not be disappointed. We will get you there!!

A few items for you to review

EQUIPMENT


This depends on the program, but the following information should help you get things in order:

P90X:

Dumbbells: You can begin with the standard dumbbells from Wal-Mart all the way to the Bowflex Select-Tech 552 dumbbells. Powerblocks are also an option. I personally use free-weights and simply buy an extra set when I’m ready to go up in weight. If you’re not sure what level you’ll need, ask away and we can help give you some suggestions.

Resistance Bands:
An affordable alternative to Dumbbells. These allow for easier storage. Better for on the go. Don’t go cheap on these. Buy quality bands to avoid breakage.

Chin-Up Bar:
You can get the BB pull-up bar which offers lots of different hand positions to maximize versatility. You can also find different variations by googling “chin up bar” if the BB bar doesn’t work with your space.

Push Up Bars: Totally optional. Some of you may experience some wrist pain from the push ups. I used to do gymnastics, and my wrists hurt without using the push-up bars. If you do too, the bars will eliminate that. The Power Stands are available through Beachbody.

Yoga Mat:
All the retailers have these. Just need something for a little cushion.

Yoga Block:
If you are not the most flexible, these will assist you in your stretches. On the other side of things – if you are very flexible, the blocks will help enhance some of your stretches.

P90X2:

Stability Ball: Get a high-grade stability ball. You’ll be bouncing, balancing and laying on it. Needs to be high quality. The BB 55cm stability ball comes with the deluxe and ultimate packages of P90X2. You don’t want to go cheap on this piece of equipment if you’re doing X2.

Medicine Balls: Need at least 2. Can get them at BB, or at other online retailers. I would suggest two 8 pound balls. As you move through the program you’ll need a couple of other balls (but they don’t have to be medicine balls. Basketballs or weighted soccer balls work too!)

Pull-up Assist: Not required, but for those of us that can’t bang out 12-15 pull-ups, the assist is the best piece of equipment on the market. I did 3 rounds of p90x before I got mine for p90X2, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

Those of you that purchase the Deluxe and Ultimate packages of P90X2 will also get 2 additional extreme P90X2® workouts., V-Sculpt and Chest, Shoulders and Tri’s. These are great workouts and make it possible to extend or completely change Phase II.

ASYLUM:
Agility Ladder & Speed Rope (both of which come with the basic kit, or you can buy separately)
Resistance Bands
Pull-up bar is optional (but worth it if you have room)!

NUTRITION

This is not to be ignored and is an essential part of your success. Read through your nutrition guides that were provided with your fitness program. Feel free to share tips and recipes on this forum to help others. For many, nutrition can be a very challenging part of the program. Nutrition may seem tough at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. Remember when you first rode a bicycle? It was the toughest thing on earth, now that you know how to do it, it is easy!”

If you have any questions on calories, meals, etc, please feel free to reach out to me.


GOALS

Use the SMART Acronym


S = Specific. Not ‘I want to lose some weight’. Instead, how about ‘ I want to lose 15 pounds’.
M= Measureable. Make sure the goal you set is something you can easily measure and accomplish.
A=Attainable. Make sure the goal you are setting is realistic. Don’t go too easy – just make sure it is something within your reach in a 90 day time frame.
R=Realistic. Keep it real. Make sure it is attainable. Make sure it is challenging.
T=Time Limited. We’ve already made that one easy. 90 DAYS!!

BEFORE YOU START

Take a before photo. You will want to be able to reference these along your fitness journey!!! The p90x guide explains this in full detail. Make sure you get front shots, side shots, back shots and muscle flexing shots. You want to make sure you can visually see your progress! You will also redo these shots at 30, 60 and 90 days.
Take measurements as outlined in your guide. This will provide you with additional information on your progress.
Take the fit test associated with your program and write it down. This is essential in judging your fitness level and tracking improvement.


Well – that about sums it up. Lots of information here. Feel free to contact me with any questions that you have. Doesn't matter when you first pushed play! We have people who started in June, July, August and hopefully we can now add YOU to that list!!!!

Who is with me? Let’s do this! Dig Deeper!!!!

CoachMLT


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This is going to be AWESOME!
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Thanks @Donna for stopping by!! 2013 is the year to bring about the change we always wanted to see in ourselves.

I know some of us are finishing up a particular program or just starting another. And a few are DOING OUR VERY FIRST! A key component for all programs is NUTRITION!

Take the time TODAY to plan out your meals (not tomorrow). I am happy to help you set your calories or review a nutrition plan. This was the HARDEST thing for me when I first started. I had no idea what I was doing and thought that I could ignore my nutrition and still get awesome results by outworking my less than great eating habits... Um... WRONG! emoticon Trust me, now is the time to make those adjustments. You don't want to be at day 90 wondering why you didn't see the transformation you wanted.

It's hard at first, but we'll do it together!!!!

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We've got a few days until we are starting!!! They say a picture is worth a thousand words -- but when it comes to your body, a picture is a composite of a thousand choices you make every day!



Start making those smart choices NOW while you're getting ready to start your program!
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Coach,
I am in week 10 right now, but will be tracking with the group.

Lets do this!

Bill
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@Bill - Glad you're in! I have no doubt you will help us all bring it. When I think of your doubles I have one thought in mind:

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Ok I am in. just started week 2 of a Hybrid (P90X, Insanity, Asylum, One on One). I need to get a fitness test in somewhere too.
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@cpafit -- GLAD YOU'RE IN!!! That sounds like the most amazing hybrid! Are you stretching it out longer or are you keeping it at 90 day?! I would love to see your schedule at some point. I did a hybrid once of X/1-on-1's and Insanity. I Love your idea of adding in Asylum! emoticon

Game.On.
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Hey thanks for accepting the invite. Love p90x the whole program is awesome. i love back and bicepts.... can really feel the burn. cant wait till i am finished then i can start p90x2... your thread sounds good. ill try and stop by.... good to hear from ya. look forward to hearing from you some more. Talk to ya later.

Chris
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@barkerc: Glad you joined the conversation! We're building a great group of people. I've had several email from others who are going to hop in as well! Back and Bi's is a great workout. What are your goals for this round?
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Thoughts for the day... 2013 is the year to BRING IT!!!!

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Hi guys! Iam on week 2 of Insanity the Asylum and Iam thus far loving it! Vertical Plyometric is Crazzzzyy!! After I am done with asylum I plan on doing P90X2... We can all do this together!!!
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@luceea: glad you're in! I LOVED LOVED LOVED Asylum. Vertical Plyo is completely ridiculous! I mean -- 1 leg power jumps! NUTS! emoticon Keep up the work. X2 is one of my all-time favs. You will love it!! What is on your shcedule for today???

@cpafit: which of your 3 programs are you choosing from today??? Can't wait to hear. Also -- which 1 on 1's did you get? Would love to hear your thoughts on them.

@DCBill: are you getting ready for our aweseome weather this weekend? I'm already planning my run on the W&OD trail! What resistance did you get in this week?

@barkerc: was today a yoga day for you???? I need to get a better sense of your schedule so I can be sure to follow up! emoticon

As for me, today is a Les Mills Combat day. I have Combat 60 on the schedule. I usually workout in the morning (cpafit is one of my morning workout buddies!) -- I just couldn't get it in this morning. I have 2 kiddos and they each separately have bad dreams last night which led to me spending about an hour in each of their rooms (which I loved) but as a result -- not enough sleep! So I will do a bike workout today during lunch and then push play this evening after they go to bed! I don't know if any of you have thought about a Les Mills program -- but I will tell you I AM LOVING THIS ONE! Tons of energy. It's like Kenpo on speed! emoticon That said, I look completely ridiculous at this point doing it -- but by the end of the 60 days -- I will OWN it! ha ha ha ha. (Well, probably not but that's what I'm telling myself!!)

Keep up the great work! Oh, and by the way -- how is everyone's nutrition doing this week???!!!!

MLT

Hope those of you who have
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A LITTLE MOTIVATION FOR TODAY!!!!

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Hey Team,
Looks like this message board is starting.....lets get ready to roll.

Week 10 Day 3: Back and Bi's complete

Great workout! I will be doing ABX tonight. Water and food are locked in.

- Bill
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CoachMLT:


@DCBill: are you getting ready for our aweseome weather this weekend? I'm already planning my run on the W&OD trail! What resistance did you get in this week?



Coach,
I can't wait for the weather. I went out for 6 miles last night (shorts and long shirt). It was a little chilly, but not bad at all. This weekend may have to be a 7 or 8 mile run.

I was able to do all of my doubles this week. I need to get a rest day in somewhere - I ran on my rest day last week.

Happy to be in week 10, but I use P90X as a regular training guide. I will take a week off when this is over and move back into the program again.

KPP!

Bill
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I've received two emails from people getting ready to PUSH PLAY for the first time this morning with questions about the Results and Recovery formula and other post-workout nutrition. I know some of us are finishing up a particular program or just starting another. Regardless of whether you are a veteran BB fitness fanatic or a newbie, a key ingredient for many is supplements. Here's some general information you may find useful as you get ready to start your program or to bring your current one to a new level:

Additional Nutritional Supplements

Shakeology: ‘The Healthiest Meal of the Day’. One glass a day of this delivers ultra-premium nutrition and contains numerous super foods. Replace one meal a day with Shakeology to increase energy, reduce cravings, lose weight, and improve digestion. It’s only 150 calories and tastes great. Flavors include THE NEW Chocolate, Strawberry and Greenberry. There are many recipes out there as well to change things up. Interested in trying this? Message me and we can talk about sending you a free sample.

Whey Protein: You may find that you may need to add this supplement in order to get the protein you need in some of the phases in the P90X nutrition. Whey protein use is helpful before and after exercise to help refuel recovering muscles. This can be purchased through Beachbody or at numerous retailers. I personally have found whey to be a critical part of my fitness program as it enables me to hit my protein ratios. Protein is KEY to building lean muscle. Without it, getting those tones arms/legs or that 6-pack is very difficult. There is also creatine -- which is a long acting protein. This can also be a GREAT way to improve your nutrition. Add some to your evening shakeology and your body will be forced to continually work at digesting it while you sleep -- which means it has to burn calories EVEN WHILE YOU SLEEP! emoticon

Recovery drink: Tony and Shaun T talk about this constantly. It really is an important part of your post workout nutrition. It provides the carbs and protein your body needs for recovery. It will help to eliminate soreness and muscle fatigue. Make sure the carb:protein ratio is 4:1 like the P90X Results and Recovery Formula.

The R&R drink can be critical in managing the dreaded DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness... you know, the crazy aches you feel after the first couple of times you do a new workout). The 4:1 ratio helps your body rebuild the muscle that has been broken down more quickly and helps eliminate the muscle soreness faster.

There are several other supplements available as well (pre-workout supplements, vitamins etc. etc. etc. ...) What other supplements do you use and what do you like about them? Love to hear from you.

For those that are readingg the thread, we hope you jump in. The more the better!

Make all workouts today the best you can.

MLT
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DCBillH:

Coach,
I can't wait for the weather. I went out for 6 miles last night (shorts and long shirt). It was a little chilly, but not bad at all. This weekend may have to be a 7 or 8 mile run.

I was able to do all of my doubles this week. I need to get a rest day in somewhere - I ran on my rest day last week.

Happy to be in week 10, but I use P90X as a regular training guide. I will take a week off when this is over and move back into the program again.

KPP!

Bill


Always impressed to see your run schedule. I'm getting in 1-2 a week now (I'm a complete weather whimp...) I did my best 5k time EVER about a month ago -- 21 mins, 50 seconds. SOOOOOO close to that 7 minute mile pace! Gotta thank Shaun T for getting my cardio fitness up there!

Keep it up Bill!!!
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Today I have Vertical PLyometrics for the second time around,Im a little nervous because last week when I did it I was dying! I also have a concern,I have been following the Shredded plan,and all the workouts and I feel great,and feel my stomach much tighter,. The thing is I gained about 3 cm on my waist. Is this possible and is this neccessarily a bad thing?
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@luceea: NOT A PROBLEM! Don't sweat the 3 cm. Taking measurements is certainly one of the most effective ways to measure progress. That said, taking them over a short period of time won't reveal much because of the natural fluxuations in our bodies -- especially the stomach and especially for women. When was the last time you measured?

As for the vertical plyo -- YOU'VE GOT THIS! That workout is just plain-nasty! emoticon Grab it by the horns and do your best. I couldn't do a single 1-leg plyo jump at the beginning. By the end... I was up to around 12 on my right and 8-10 on my left. Just tackle each exercise as it comes. You will improve some weeks in some exercises and then perhaps go back in others (because you're tired from kicking butt on the one before).

Lastly, as we think more about your nutrition, what types of foods have you been eating? If you're looking to lean out, we should make sure you're getting enough protein in the calories your taking in.

KEEP IT UP LADY!
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