Total workouts completed today

People in the gym at today's peak

People working out now

More statistics
Message Boards

PIYO: DEFINE YOURSELF

Message Boards

Whether you're seeking expert advice or looking for peer support, you'll find helpful and knowledgeable friends on the Message Boards 24 hours a day. 

 

How to post photos in your Message Board threads:


Threads [ Previous | Next ]
How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
I apologize in advance if this turns into a crazy ramble...

So, today was my first day on P90X. I've been SO excited to get started. I ate all the food I was supposed to eat (except my dinner, which I'm about to cook) and I popped in the DVDs I was supposed to do (Chest and Back, and Ab Ripper X). But, my concern is this...

I don't feel ... bad. I've read so many people's comments saying that after their first day they wanted to throw up; they felt like they were going to die. I feel fine. And honestly, during the work outs, I didn't really feel the muscles that were supposed to be targeting working super hard. ... Right now the back of my shoulders are a little sore, and my upper arms, but that's about it. Not my chest, not my back, not my abs.

The reason I'm so concerned is because one of my goals is to lose weight, and being that the program requires a higher calorie intake than "normal" weight loss programs, I'm afraid if I don't push myself hard enough in the workouts that I'm not going to see any results. I feel like I tried, about as hard as I could (being that I SUCK at push ups) but I dunno.

Shouldn't I feel more sore, more burnt out? I really want to succeed with this program!

Maybe I'm just used to more cardio, and that's why I don't feel quite so tired - because there was minimal cardio involved?

I dunno :/ ... Any feedback would be great! Thanks!
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
1/25/13 8:09 AM as a reply to samerz816.
samerz816:
I apologize in advance if this turns into a crazy ramble...

So, today was my first day on P90X. I've been SO excited to get started. I ate all the food I was supposed to eat (except my dinner, which I'm about to cook) and I popped in the DVDs I was supposed to do (Chest and Back, and Ab Ripper X). But, my concern is this...

I don't feel ... bad. I've read so many people's comments saying that after their first day they wanted to throw up; they felt like they were going to die. I feel fine. And honestly, during the work outs, I didn't really feel the muscles that were supposed to be targeting working super hard. ... Right now the back of my shoulders are a little sore, and my upper arms, but that's about it. Not my chest, not my back, not my abs.

The reason I'm so concerned is because one of my goals is to lose weight, and being that the program requires a higher calorie intake than "normal" weight loss programs, I'm afraid if I don't push myself hard enough in the workouts that I'm not going to see any results. I feel like I tried, about as hard as I could (being that I SUCK at push ups) but I dunno.

Shouldn't I feel more sore, more burnt out? I really want to succeed with this program!

Maybe I'm just used to more cardio, and that's why I don't feel quite so tired - because there was minimal cardio involved?

I dunno :/ ... Any feedback would be great! Thanks!


Wow P90X is an awesome program! I'm so glad you completed your fist day! You may start to feel tired in a few hours and honestly muscle soreness can take as much as 24 - 48 hours to occur so although it's good you don't feel too bad now, you may feel worse tomorrow or even the day afterward.

It's true that this program is not designed to for weight loss, weight loss will occur if you burn more calories than you eat. So first things first... get your calories right sooner than later. You don't want to get into the program for 3 - 4 weeks and not see results because you either eating too much or burning too little. If you need help calculating this just ask! I use the Harris Benedict Formula because it takes into account your sex, age, hight, current activity level (i.e. desk job vs construction worker). Also, if you haven't already invested in a Heart Rate Monitor it's a good idea to do so. Many people over estimate their calorie burn. This could really hurt your results. Lastly... take your measurements! This is so important because this program will cause you to build muscle BUT muscle weighs more than fat but takes up less room. This is why you may see loses on the tape measurer but maybe not the scale. Don't let the scale rule! Let the tape measurer rule!

Power On!

Coach Susan
[Edited by CSBB5]
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
1/24/13 6:33 PM as a reply to samerz816.
Honestly? After my first workout I was worried that I would never be able to make it through the warm up without a break!!! But as each week goes by, I am amazed at how much stronger I get and how much more I can accomplish. You may not be sore today, and may find that you have a delayed onset of muscle soreness.
Also, you look like you are in good shape. P90X is a lower cardio program meant to target muscles - so you won't feel the burnout that you feel with intense cardio. That does not mean you are not progressing... it's just a different type of toning. As you said, you have done a lot of cardio - this will be different for you. I think you might be singing a different lsong in a day when those muscles ache for real emoticon I usually feel my weaker muscles' pain the second day after a new workout...

Beth
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
1/24/13 6:35 PM as a reply to samerz816.
Wow, that's impressive - but I'd stick with it. Maybe you have DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). I think my more important question is how are after Day 2 (plyo)?? If you're not sore after that, walking like frankenstein, almost falling downstairs because your butt hurts - maybe you're doing something wrong!

But in the mean time, stick it out!
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
1/24/13 6:39 PM as a reply to samerz816.
I would agree with the others wait until tomorrow and see how you feel then, sometimes it does not hit straight away!
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
1/25/13 11:08 AM as a reply to samerz816.
Thank you for your feedback guys.

Today I feel a LITTLE sore around my upper torso and the area of my back right near my armpits (if that makes sense? - think of the area the band of a bra would go around, that's somewhat where I'm talking about, but not all the way across my back). My abs are also a little sore, but only if I laugh really hard or sneeze. Just sitting here they feel okay. My upper arms are a little sore as well, the same area that was immediately sore last night.

So, the moral of the story is I do feel a little more sore today than I did yesterday, which is good! I think my biggest concern last night was that I wasn't as burnt out as I had expected, or as I've been with other workouts - but I'm going to chalk that up to the fact that it was a lower cardio workout. Tonight (with Plyo) I doubt I'll be feeling the same way; I've heard horror stories, hahaa.

I AM still concerned about my calorie intake. I'm going to do the program as written for this first week and see how I feel I suppose, I may cut down my intake by a couple hundred. Right now my daily targets (even with all the required food accounted for) are usually around 1400-1500, which is better than the 1800 the program asks for. So I'm hoping it will all work itself out.

Thanks again for the input! emoticon
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
2/6/13 12:36 PM as a reply to samerz816.
Hopefully I'm not breaking any forum rules here [Edited by CSBB5]
... It's easy to use. type in your goal (weight loss/gain per week). Enter your height/weight/amount of exercise and it'll work out how much you should eat. Then enter what you eat and it breaks it down for you into calories/protein/carbs/fat. After three weeks into P90x I can keep up with most of it just fine and I don't feel very beat up or anything after a routine but I have been losing 2-4 lbs each week and noticing some positive changes. Stick with it because you'll never know what it can do until you do it through.
Report Post Report Post
?
RE: How Did You Feel After Your First Workout
2/4/13 5:20 AM as a reply to Logan155.
Don't worry about how you feel each day just keep pushing through the workouts, remember that every person is different and react to working out in different ways. Soreness and feeling like you want to vomit are not the indication of a good workout. Sweat, calorie burn, and results are. Keep up the program and just watch the measurements and you body change.

Keep it up
Justin
TEAM ENGAGE
Report Post Report Post
?