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Questions about nutrition and workouts.
Questions about nutrition and workouts.
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2/4/13 7:25 PM
Hey, everyone! I started P90X on January 28th and I'm looking for some help with a few things. I guess I just want to know that there are other people struggling with certain things in this program. haha

When I started, I realized that I can no longer do push-ups or pull-ups. Honestly, I had trouble even doing one. Is it like that for a lot of people just starting? If so, how long was it until you were better at doing them? Did it take longer than the first month? I did try the resistance bands tonight for the pull-up exercises, so I'm hoping that'll help build me up to do a proper pull-up.

Also, the nutrition guide has been kind of overwhelming for me. It can be hard finding some of the food items in my town. Are there easier ways to get through the nutrion part? I'm trying my best, but I just really want to see results and I know that eating right is very important. I am eating healthy foods, but I'd really like to stick as closely to the nutrition plan as possible.

I've also been looking into Tony Horton Kitchen. Would this work for people doing P90X? Has anyone else tried it?

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you! emoticon
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RE: Questions about nutrition and workouts.
2/4/13 7:34 PM as a reply to mitcherz.
Almost all people struggle with atleast something in the program. That is completely normal. Its extreme! Its not going to be easy! Its normal to struggle with pull ups and push ups also!

The guide can be overwhelming for sure. Just buy good clean food. You dont have to get everything thats in that book. Just keep it simple. Keeping it simple will give you the best chance to succeed. Buy foods you know are clean that you are familiar with IE Chicken.

Tony Horton Kitchen is awesome. I wished i could afford it! Yes it would work with P90X. Thats how the man eats that created it!

Corrie
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RE: Questions about nutrition and workouts.
2/5/13 3:55 AM as a reply to mitcherz.
Hi there!

I think what you're experiencing is super common. When I started the program, I could only do 2 pull-ups on the first pull-up exercise, and then had to do assisted reps from there out. So I think it is completely normal to experience that. The resistance bands are a great way to strengthen those muscles until you'r ready to get back on the pull-up bar. For push-ups you can always modify those on your knees too.

For both you'll find that your strength will increase quickly.

As far as the nutrition goes, I think it's more improtant to follow the calorie and macro-nutrient guidelines than eat the exact meals. So you can simplify it with things that you enjoy and can find. I can send you my example meal plan that is pretty basic but works really well. I haven't tried TH Kitchen just because it's a little pricey but I'm sure it would work well with P90X.

Tom
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RE: Questions about nutrition and workouts.
2/5/13 10:34 AM as a reply to tmuellenberg.
Thank you both for your input! I'll be messaging you shortly.
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