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Dumbell Weights - p90X

So I just got a copy of P90X and after watching through the first video, I need a few things before I can get started with it. The biggest one is the free weights. I assume most of you that have done the program didn't have a full rack of weights at home ready to go before this. What did you use for weights? Is it worth it to go pick up a full set? Has anyone looked at the adjustable weights from boxflex with the knobs on the end? I'd rather not drop the coin on all that if it's not needed but let me know what you've used or if you had a lead on a good deal.

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^^^ i got these as well. if u want to use them while u are doing the p90x program i would gladly lend them to you.
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I bought...who knows what brand, from overstock.com, but they are only adjustable to 25 pounds, by 5 pound increments, literally saved $300, for other home gym stuff. I have yet to met anyone who has maintained what they gained on P90X. The program works, but I don't believe it is sustainable, that requires a complete lifestyle change. I prefer hitting the gym everyday. I have made gains and maintained them, its diet and at least, (at least being the operative words) 1 hour of high exercise 5 times a week. The P90X is a jump start, but as the old saying goes "once you get it up, keep it up!"

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I bought...who knows what brand, from overstock.com, but they are only adjustable to 25 pounds, by 5 pound increments, literally saved $300, for other home gym stuff. I have yet to met anyone who has maintained what they gained on P90X. The program works, but I don't believe it is sustainable, that requires a complete lifestyle change. I prefer hitting the gym everyday. I have made gains and maintained them, its diet and at least, (at least being the operative words) 1 hour of high exercise 5 times a week. The P90X is a jump start, but as the old saying goes "once you get it up, keep it up!"

Ya, it's the same as any other jump start program in that sense and am not really expecting it to perform a miracle and make me huge or something. I try to run on a consultant basis but as you know, your body gets used to doing the same thing over and over which is the methodology behind this program. My goal is just to burn off some of the fat that doesn't seem too ever go away. Once I can get rid of that I'm pretty confident I can do a decent job maintaining that with my running.

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^^^ i got these as well. if u want to use them while u are doing the p90x program i would gladly lend them to you.
Thanks buddy! I'll let you know when I figure out a start date and if I'm doing this on my own or not

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I got the bowflex dumbbells. They are a little long so on some exercises they could bang into each other other than that I like them. Customer service is pretty good if you buy them directly from bowflex. I broke the tab off of one of mine so it wouldn't hold a weight. I called bowflex gave them my phone number and they sent me out a new handle within a week. No hassle for it either.

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Nolan and I got his and hers power blocks. They worked just fine.

http://www.powerblock.com/
+1... I have Power Blocks too they work great and they don't take up much space!
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Ya, it's the same as any other jump start program in that sense and am not really expecting it to perform a miracle and make me huge or something. I try to run on a consultant basis but as you know, your body gets used to doing the same thing over and over which is the methodology behind this program. My goal is just to burn off some of the fat that doesn't seem too ever go away. Once I can get rid of that I'm pretty confident I can do a decent job maintaining that with my running.
Adam, then change your workout every 8 weeks. I change mine every 6 weeks. Hit menshealth.com they have all kinds of workouts. If you want to real burn fat, do 30 minutes of cardio, then lift weights, try nailing all the major muscles, then another 30 minutes of cardio. Give up booze, eat small meals more often. Stay away from any food that is white. The fat will burn off.

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