P90X Results 90 Days

Does P90X Work?

If you type “Does P90X work” into Google, you’ll get a variety of results. Most of them will be P90X bloggers writing about their P90X results. Results such as weight loss, improved fitness, and better health. These claims are usually documented with photos or P90X Youtube videos.

Since I finished up day 90 of the P90X fitness system on May 5th, I have officially joined the ranks of P90X graduates and can now share my P90X results.

If you haven’t read my “About This P90Xer” page, I started using the P90X DVD’s tipping the scales at 185 lbs. and a body fat percentage of 25.7%. All the result of years of too many calories and a lifestyle that kept me too busy to exercise, or at least that was my excuse anyway. I decided last December that it was time to quit making excuses and commit to getting back in shape.

It had been a long time since I was working out on a regular basis, so the first week of P90X was quite a shock to my system. Each day of that first week a different body ached for days. But it was a good ache. As I was following the P90X program, I would search the Internet and find fellow P90Xers and read about their results and share in a common goal of trading in fat for muscle mass.

It’s been a long journey with some weeks producing some great results in weight loss and muscle definition. There were some weeks that were very frustrating. The first month probably produced the greatest results. I’m sure it was because of the loss of inches I lost around my waist, I could press on through the plateau weeks. After the first month I had to punch a hole in my belt since I could no longer cinch it tight enough to hold up my now baggy pants. I marked the 30 day mark with a trip to the store to buy some new clothes for my now thinner frame.

The middle 30 days were a struggle, I saw very little progress and avoided the temptation to alter the workouts to make it work better. At least I thought it work better if I made some tweaks and swapped some exercises for the Yoga day or traded Legs and Back for the workouts during the “recovery week” at the end of the month. I followed the program exactly as it is laid out in the P90X Fitness Guide.

During the last couple of weeks of the last 30 days, I got a second wind so to speak. It was a renewed purpose to give it all I’ve got since the 90 days was almost up. Every day I would look at the weights and reps that I did the previous week, and made it my goal to beat those numbers - even if it killed me. I felt those muscle aches that I felt during the first week and I knew I was really bringing it.

I was so glad I finished on a high note. I really felt like I was making progress with my strength and overall conditioning. It really set me up for phase two where I will be following most of the core P90X exercises with some modifications to suit my specific needs.

While my final weight loss from following the P90X fitness program wasn’t huge, it’s been noticed by my family, friends, and co-workers. They tell me what diet I have been on and I don’t hesitate when I tell them I don’t diet, I work-out everyday to a set of DVD’s I bought from an infomercial. I recommend P90X to anyone who asks,  because if P90X worked for me, it will work for anyone. If you have questions about the P90X program,  please leave a comment or send it to me via the contact page.

Here are my final P90X 90 day results. First the numbers:

Day 1

Weight: 185

Fat Percentage: 25.7%

Day 30

Weight: 180

Fat Percentage: 24.5%

Day 60

Weight: 178

Fat Percentage: 23.9%

Day 90

Weight: 176

Fat Percentage: 21.3%

Here are some other posts you might be interested in:

  1. P90X Results With Photos - 30 Days


  • By Shelly Troupe, July 6, 2009 @ 7:26 pm

    Congrats on your 90days. I think you look great. I just purchased the program and I can barely make it through the warm up. That is temporary. Keep up the good work, I will join the P90X blog club soon.

    Shelly Troupe

  • By Trish, July 8, 2009 @ 12:27 am

    congrats on finishing the program!! I am seriously considering biting the bullet and purchasing it myself, but it seems scary.

  • By Brad, July 10, 2009 @ 5:03 pm

    Nice job Mark. You can definitely see the changes. Are you going for a round two?

  • By Callie, July 13, 2009 @ 9:41 pm

    Congrats on making it through!!! To Shelly…I am totally with you on the warm up part. The first day I was like ok now…we can stop jogging sometime soon. It only took 3-4 tapes to be like hm…i’m not dying. However, plyometrics can bring that sense of death back! Congrats to all and keep kicking butt.

  • By Mark, July 14, 2009 @ 6:35 am

    Brad - I had a work related back injury a couple of weeks after I finished the first round of P90X. I’m just about finished with my physical therapy, as soon as I get the green light from my PT, I’ll start it up again. It’s been a rather humbling experience going from the P90X routines to an exercise routine that consists of a few exercises to strengthen and rehab my back.

  • By Andrew Yeates, July 15, 2009 @ 4:26 am

    Hello All,

    I shall be starting the P90X on Monday…
    I used to be 18 stone a year or so ago and am now 12 stone 10… I wanted to try something that would tone my flabby skin that came from the drastic weight loss that I have had and at the same time build core strength.

    I currently go to the gym 4 times a week and play football one other day but am looking for a more intense work out.

    I have looked at the reviews on P90X - and the pictures on this post… i must say the changes are amazing mate! Congratulations!

    Do you have any advice for a guy just starting out…

  • By Karol, July 16, 2009 @ 4:05 pm

    I’m almost at the second recovery week. Before I started I was in awful shape! I have lost between 3 and 5 pounds but have to say I feel great and can see the changes in my body. I haven’t felt this good about myself ever. More than losing weight it’s the feeling that I decided to do somehing, that it’s hard and I keep at it anyway. I think that’s the real benefit.

  • By Alison, July 17, 2009 @ 5:44 pm

    I saw the infomercial this morning and I’m intrigued. But what happens after the 90 days? Do you gain the weight back? Are the videos still helpful?

  • By Sandra K, July 18, 2009 @ 2:00 pm

    Do you need a lot of room to do the workout? Do you have to purchase any of the equipment (pull up bar)?

  • By Marcos, July 20, 2009 @ 5:29 pm

    Holy Cow! There is a noticeable change. Same question as Sandra K. I think I want to five it a try.

  • By fitandfab432, July 26, 2009 @ 4:47 pm

    I am on day 9 of the P90X program. I congratulate you for your accomplishments. I am very sore but I think I’m making progress. Just to note I think that the people on the informercials are already pretty lean. I’m starting with 39% body fat. And I think they seem to advertise the people who have done more then 1 round of P90X which is why they look so ripped at the end of 90 days. I started the lean version and I’m ambitious but I will do P90X classic version and then the doubles, by then I should look like the gals on TV.

  • By DK, July 28, 2009 @ 9:10 am

    To the equipment question - my coworker has been doing the program for a few weeks (and dropped noticeable inches around his neck and waist) and I asked the same questions since I am saving to buy the DVD set in the coming weeks. He said the Pull-up bar is really necessary and it was surprisingly solid. He and I are both in the 250-260 lb. range so this was a critical point. He also said small dumbells or weights are really important. These can be purchased at walmart very inexpensively. I’m hoping to see the south side of 200 lbs for the first time in ten years with a P90X routine and diet combo so I can join the club and share the story.

  • By Early, July 30, 2009 @ 11:49 pm

    I’m impressed that you finished. Good for you, man. There are so many blogs on the web about P90X and most of them die off between 30 and 60 days in.

  • By Jordan, July 31, 2009 @ 10:17 am

    In regards to the first comment on here. The reason the results did not get to what they were on the infomercial was because the people in it were already in ok shape. They were not extremely over weight. They only wanted to see how far they could push their bodies and they came out with AWESOME results. As a person who has done this program and convinced almost 40 people to buy this program because of the “No diet” comment that I give them. I have had great results and cannot say anything bad about this program even if I was paid to. If you stick to the program your gonna find yourself with results your looking for.

  • By Jesse Regan, August 21, 2009 @ 2:39 pm

    Wow Mark! You are an animal, we need more people like you to build the beachbody community. I honestly think the world would be a better place if we put more of a focus on fitness and health. Keep pushing play!

  • By Mark, August 26, 2009 @ 11:54 am

    Im doing the P90X…And I have to say that I believe you will get even more drastic results, if you are already in somoe decent shape. THis is not a workout for the should be doing every routine and “Bringing it” every workout. If you arent giving it 11o percent then I reccomend NOT DOING THE P90X. But Instead, beachbodies has other programs which get you prepared for P90X. Its not fair to make it seem like they are advertising P90X for everybody type. There is a fitness test that must be done before. And if you cant accomplish it, then step back to P90 or the lighter workouts. Does it work?? Hell Ya it works..if you work your a$$ off to do what he tells you to do….BRING IT BABY!

  • By Mark, August 26, 2009 @ 11:59 am

    One more thing…yes you do need some extra items:

    Doorway pullup bar - Or a elastic band rope to simulate pull ups (I reccomend Pull up bar with chair assist or dont whine that you didnt get your results)

    Weights - or elastic band rope. I vary my weights depending on excercise, between 20’s, 25’s, 35’s, and 45’s…..If I had to pick only one barbell to buy, it would be 25 lbs….for ladies I cant answer.

    Also Push up bars are nice to have!!!!

  • By ethan, September 14, 2009 @ 12:35 pm

    Overall, I’m very proud of your commitment to the program. After reading the posts, I can understand that to be ripped you must keep at it even after the first 90 days. But if one is already lean, then I guess thats when you will see the ripped effect. So sorry if I didn’t seem very supportive.

  • By Sam H, September 14, 2009 @ 5:50 pm

    Wow man im on my phase 2 recovery week. Jw did u realy bring it. Im not sure if u did p 90x. But p 90x means do ur best and forget the rest. U didnt do ur best. And if ur best is that then well thats sad. Im cing 10 times beter results than that tho. Im bringing it!!!! X it up. P 90x is a life changer!

  • By Jose, September 24, 2009 @ 6:50 pm

    Congratulations Mark, I did not see you mention the diet. I myself just started three days ago and your blog is encouraging. We seem to have similar frames and I hope to have similar results. Maybe you can be ripped by round two, if that’s your goal. I just want to fit better in my clothes and not get wiped out walking stairs. Thanks for the blogging.

  • By Mrbb008, October 17, 2009 @ 12:58 am

    As to the people on the infomercial, those are also selected from thousands of people who tried the products so their results are at least above average.

  • By Novaxman, October 21, 2009 @ 7:27 am

    Way to go. You are getting nice results. One word of advice, 90 days is a very short time of your life. I hope your commitment in a healthier you is not just 90 days. How realistic is it to continue the P90 for the rest of your life?

  • By AJ, October 25, 2009 @ 3:00 pm

    i too took on the P90X challenge and it was the best move i ever made. i went from huff’n and puff’n after walking a flight of stairs to doing the P90X work out and running 40 miles a week! although i must admit it took me an additional 30 days to get the results i really wanted, but it was worth it now im a proud P90X grad and a rocking size 2.

  • By Tommy, October 26, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

    I couldn’t agree with Jordan anymore than that. The first comment is pretty bogus! This program works ten times over, and it’s agreeable that i couldn’t say anything bad about this program if you payed me too!!
    That being said though, it’s a little on the tougher side. It’s a big commitment to see what your made of, but everything is laid out perfectly for you, and if you follow the program you will see guaranteed results!! The hardest part is the nutrition part, most of the foods are very low sodium, high protein, medium carbs, and low fat, it’s very hard to follow at times and your grocery bill is going to increase and you’ll be going more often to purchase fresh foods, but in the end it’s worth it, anyone that has ever even slightly considered it…just do yourself a favor and commit to it, it works!!!

  • By john, November 4, 2009 @ 1:53 pm

    Rich (the first comment),
    you are very wrong, P90X does get you ripped, but there is a condition that you need first, and it will tell you in the instruction booklet that you need to be well fit before you take P90X to get super results as well as eating right. I can say this because I’ve finished P90X and when i started I had a well fit body already, P90X helped me to tone my body, and it did amazingly!

    So please if you are taking P90X and looking to become ripped you should already be fit before starting.

  • By Shaun Judy, November 10, 2009 @ 11:37 pm

    Really nice work buddy. You can really see a big change. Keep up the hard work. I am on insanity and P90X hybrid right now. Boy do I hurt!

  • By Justin, November 19, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

    Hey I was wondering, I’m a skinny guy trying to get in shape AND gain some muscle mass. If I use the P90X system and add some weight gaining workouts like squats and dead lifts, do you think this will work? If anyone could answer that would be great…

  • By cbond, November 22, 2009 @ 11:21 am

    What happens after the 90 days? Do they give you suggestions so you won’t gain it all back?

  • By Lacey T, November 26, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

    Hey guys ,

    I am going to be starting the P90X program in about a week. I am already doing a lot of high intensity workouts 5 days a week, twice daily.. and just wanted to throw this into my schedule to see if it will help. I see the people on tv and would love to look like that in 90 days. Has anyone had any really dramatic results ? And what is the nutrition plan like? Is it very restricting?

  • By Terence, November 27, 2009 @ 12:07 pm

    Well done Mark, awesome results! I can honestly say “Been there done that”…TWICE!…and am about to be on my third round of P90X. I challenge ANYONE who says the program doesn’t work to keep up with me for 91 days and we’ll prove them wrong. Yes the infomercials show some dramatic results…those people were chosen for just that reason, and in some cases the after pictures are actually after more than one cycle but big deal. You want to get in the best shape of your life the P90X program will give you that, you just have to invest the time and pay your dues in sweat. I started the program on April 12, 2009 and weighed in at 255lbs, and 33% body fat. Day 91 - 224.8 lbs, 27.5% body fat…I started my second round a week after the first…222.6 lbs and 27.3% body fat…round 2 finished 202.2 lbs and 22.7% body fat…I tried P90X+ after that for a month and am not quite ready for that so this weekend I start round 3…as of today I’m 196lbs and 20.8% body fat…so I dare ya to tell me it doesn’t work.

  • By julie, December 1, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

    wow..this is very inspiring…i just purchased my P90X…i will be starting in Monday and will post my progress….Terrence..did you follow the diet?…wish me luck!

  • By ManRam, December 5, 2009 @ 5:09 am

    Personally, I noticed significant improvements in muscle definition and strength only after completing 3 rounds of the program. After 3 rounds, I designed my own program that I change every 4 weeks. I started out at 165lbs and 10% body fat and now I’m currently at 180lbs and 5.7% body fat. I am 6 feet tall. It’s been approximately 13 months since I started and I’m currently in superior physical condition as I’ve continued incorporating plyometrics (once a week) and interval training (P90X PLus DVD)(2 times a week) into my new program.

    Does the program work? Of course it does, but you must remain patient and you must complete more than one round before you see significant changes. It takes time to get your strength at a high enough level before you can begin moving significant amounts of mass to build large enough muscles.

    Be patient with the program and remain dedicated.

  • By Julia, December 5, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

    Hey everyone,
    I’ve just started P90X again after failing miserably the first time. I only got through three days! I wasn’t ready to make such a huge commitment, after having a baby only four months prior.
    To answer the questions about what to do after you’re done the 90 days, they have lots of suggestions depending on what you want, and it’s usually just three workouts a week to maintain for a couple months until you want to do another round. The information is VERY COMPLETE. Everything you ned to know is provided. This is the best program I’ve ever tried. They really want to help people succeed in living a healthy lifestyle for life. The workouts are very versatile, and once you complete the 90 days, you can mix and match whatever you like to make it suitable for you. Also, during the workouts they show you “modified” ways to do them in case it’s too extreme as you get your body into it, for anyone who hasn’t excersised regularly for a while.

  • By Billy, December 10, 2009 @ 12:02 am

    A friend of mine hooked me up with P90X. I am 32 and play football. Note* I am in good shape. But I was looking for something to shake up my workout. So I tried it. Yes I was sore the next couple of days cause I was doing things that my body wasn’t used to. Over all I would say this is a good program. But if you are just starting a workout program be careful and pace your self. I have read in many reviews that people are getting back injuries after they have started this program. My wife is a physical therapist and she review the dvd’s and said it was most likely due to the fact that many of the core and ab excersises were for people who were advanced in thier fitness and had strong core muscles to support their spines. So what they show may be good for people who have strong cores, yet lead to a higher probablitly of back injury to those with week a week core. Just because you have a six pack dosn’t mean you have a stong core. So research core exercises and do those as well. The core exercises in the dvd’s are more for those who already have a good core. Tony maybe a personal trainer, but he is not a Dr. So this maybe something he is not aware of. So just thought I would share this. Hope this helps. and helps prevent a bulging disk. CORE, CORE, CORE…..

  • By Chad, December 11, 2009 @ 8:51 am

    I just came across you blog. Did you start up and complete a 2nd round? If so you’re 91 - 180 resutls are probably just as dramatic as your first 90 days. I wimped out after my first P90X workout and switched to Power 90 for a couple months. I immediatly did two rounds of P90X before starting to make modifications. I never thought the day would come when I’d say I lost too much weight, but I did so I now spend 1/3 of the year lifting heavy weights and then 2/3 doing P90X and getting cut for the warm weather.

  • By rick zeleny, December 12, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

    By Rick Z,December,12th,2009@2:45pm
    Hello everybody,I just purchased P90X this morning and I am very excited to get started.I am 43 years old and in the wrong shape,round!!you are all my inspiration and ill do my best to complete this.Any advise for newbies will be greatly appreciated,AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THAT HAVE COMPLETED AND CONTINUED WITH THE PROGRAM. THANK FROM RICK ZELENY/EUGENE OREGON

  • By Davey Boy, December 29, 2009 @ 1:39 pm

    Can I combine P90X with any sports?
    I am doing Jiu Jitsu twice a week same for Hockey?

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  • By Jim, December 31, 2009 @ 11:40 pm

    I’ve done two rounds and for those who ask “what happens when I’m done?”, well, you can’t just stop working out. It’s only 90 days. Many continue on and do another round, pushing harder. Some buy P90X+ which has 5 new routines that you merge into the original P90X. Some use a few of Tony’s “one on one” DVD’s and mix it in. The bottom line is you have to keep working out or you will go back to the way you were. Sometimes maintaining your fitness is harder than getting fit. While you are getting fit you see the changes, you see the weight loss, you see the muscle building. With maintenance you don’t have those things to keep you motivated.

  • By Jeff Gauger, January 1, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

    Hi all

    I feel your pain, my wife and I are on day 5 (you gotta start somewhere). Anyone ever see a jellyfish wash up on the shore, I now know what that feels like. Plyometrics is a bad bad
    Good luck to all.


  • By orlando, January 1, 2010 @ 9:31 pm

    you didnt “bring it” try doubles and bring it, Im sure you will get better results,go another round and post pics, Im sure everyone will be interested

  • By Ricardo, January 2, 2010 @ 12:06 am

    Hey everyone! I just finished reading this blog after having seen the infomercials on t.v for about the 10nth time… I am 17 years old and am about 160 lbs, most of which is fat :(… Anyways I met this girl awhile back and really like her and want to impress her and stuff. Do you think this plan would work for me and is it worth the cash? How many hours per day and days per week is it suggested to do this workout? What tools would I need and for weights when and by how much should I increase by? Thanks for any feedback…

  • By Nick, January 2, 2010 @ 9:27 am

    Hello All,
    I am in the skinny guy category and I have the same question as Justin above. I am 6′ 6″ 160 lbs. Yes I do eat and have been checked out by a doctor! He said congrats. Does anyone know if it works for us trying to gain some weight?

    Congrats on what you have accomplished.

  • By john g, January 4, 2010 @ 2:52 pm

    I think results vary depending on how much you really put into it! first off; anybody who is making any effort to be in better shape, my hat goes off to you, I’m still on the fence with this workout, I think the results on you tube are more realistic than an infomercial. you can loose pounds by simply changing your diet, hopefully in 90 days I’ll be on here smiling about my results with P90X. good luck to all with your fitness goals!!

  • By Kelly, January 4, 2010 @ 3:13 pm

    My husband and I started this program together. We are only on day 14 and we are both super sore and super excited by how the program is both challenging AND doable. We are both in ok shape, I would like to lose 15 lbs and gain some muscle, my husband is on the thin side and would like to bulk up. I am so proud of you for completing the 90 days. This is a tough program, and you got awesome results. I recommend this program to anyone who isn’t afraid to push themselves.

  • By Lisa, January 9, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    AJ! What did you do??? My goal is a size 2-tell me all! Did you include diet? What did you start at? How tall are you? Thanks!

  • By Ricky, January 10, 2010 @ 11:00 pm

    Hey everyone! I just finished reading this blog after having seen the infomercials on t.v for about the 10nth time… I am 17 years old and am about 160 lbs, most of which is fat :(… Anyways I met this girl awhile back and really like her and want to impress her and stuff. Do you think this plan would work for me and is it worth the cash? How many hours per day and days per week is it suggested to do this workout? What tools would I need and for weights when and by how much should I increase by? Thanks for any feedback…

  • By Craig, January 12, 2010 @ 1:38 pm

    I want to say congrats, thats awesome. Take a break and then do it again. Just my recommendation. Or some sort or workout. The trick is not to just do it once, but to do it and continue the healthy lifestyle that you have lived during that time. Also what was your meals like? or did you follow the menu exactly, as that does make a difference.

    lastly, to those thinking about doing P90X. Please remember, This is a program that is made for people that are already fit. its not a program to lose weight. Thats not the goal here. so do be doing this expecting to lose 25 pounds. They advertise, very clearly that this is for healthy and already fit people. Good luck

  • By Keith Tackel, January 14, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    Hey, enjoyed reading some of your posts. Like you I am 5′7″ and 185 and need to get in shape! I did some weight training about 2 yrs ago but no cardio to help lose the chub. I started P90X on Monday and looking forward to getting some good results.

    Like you I am blogging my progress so that I can look back and remember where I was mentally as well as physically.

    With a wife and 3 kids I want to make sure I get in shape and bring down my high cholesterol so that I am around for a long time! :)

  • By Shrey, January 17, 2010 @ 8:15 am

    Hey guys,

    I am a seventeen year old male who is 162 and 5′4”. I am not that overweight but I can afford to lose 10-15 lbs. Will the P90X be good for me? I want something that I can lose weight with and gain muscle mass with. Also, I don’t have so much to shell out for the P90X… how much DOES EVERYTHING COST (equip. dvd. and DUMBELLS)? And I really want to know how hard it is and when to get started. Although I have been working out hard for quite a while, I do get really lazy for like days to a week or so at a time, so I am scared that although I’ll buy it, it will end up like every OTHER gym membership I have killed by not going to work out.

  • By Kevin, January 18, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    I have done P90X in the past and am in week 3 yet once again, after doing various other workouts in the mean time. The results are there to be had if you work hard. I saw results that were fairly close to what was seen on the infomercial. Also remember that proper nutrition is key. Personally I do not think you could eat enough protein on their “diet” plan to gain muscle mass like some of the people on the infomercial, unless they are just that genetically gifted. And there post workout drink is pretty lame compared to what you can get. Give it all you can, head to a supplement store and buy a quality protein, and a quality post workout drink (will likely be a pre workout drink as they give you a lot of energy and the necessary nutrients for your body to recover) and you will see great results. I did, and have convinced other people to try it and they have too.

  • By victor, January 30, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    i started the P90X like a week ago and im so happy that i can actually keep up with the guys on the dvd on the plyometrics

  • By Kathryn, January 31, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    you are awesome!

  • By Danae, February 1, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

    I am about to start my blog on my P90X experience! I can’t wait! You’ve done some great work on here! Congrats! I added the link to mine but I literally just made it so there haven’t been any posts or anything but wish me luck!

  • By Chris, February 3, 2010 @ 2:37 am

    Great job on the results! It’s been almost 2 years for me now on the P90X system and still going strong.

    You can check out my results at http:// if you like.

    I have to agree with a lot of folks that there is so far no fitness system out there that will guarantee the strength training that’s coupled with a fantastic overall cardio workout.

    Keep pushing play and bring it!

  • By jacob, February 4, 2010 @ 8:32 am

    congrats man you can definetly see results, i am currently on my fourth week, and started at 253, at 32% body fat, thats horrible im only 21 years old, decided to buy the P90X for about $130 bucks witch isnt bad at all considering what it does for you, i spend more money than that on fast food in 2 weeks, well im happy to say im at 225 and 25.5% body fat, my goal was 220, but its looking like im going to surpass that, the workouts are intense but im determined to keep up with them and push as hard as i can everyday,well good look to everyone and i hope you all hit your goals as well.

  • By Nita, February 5, 2010 @ 4:47 pm

    I am 25, large frame, and beautiful. I am in good health and better than average physical capabilities to be 310pds…I want to shed the access of my weight b4 I graduate from college (in 3months).

    I want to try P90X, but first I want some feed back from someone like me, anyone out there? If so, How did it work for you? Did you loose the weight? Was it too hard?

    I should also say I am not scared of a good work out even if I don’t look good doing it, if you now what I mean.

  • By Chelsie, February 7, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    I have done the plyometrics workout with a friend, i have decided to look into getting P90X, i enjoyed this cardio packed workout way way more than jumping on a treadmill. i found the workout challenging and fun, and possible

    is there a way of installing this pull up bar without leaving a mark on the walls, i rent and can’t put something like that up, also can i take the pull up bar with me to work( i work away from home for 2 weeks at a time)

  • By Daniel M, February 8, 2010 @ 11:44 am

    My wife and I did P90X. Everyone at my job got really hyped up and bought it as well. To this day my wife Angie and myself are the only ones we know that have actually completed the P90X. We have both seen some big results in body size and muscle strength. This a very intense work out that requires a commitment. All my co-workers have the same excuse, (”I’m going to start again next Monday”) Don’t use that excuse, because Monday comes and goes and no one has started it again. You are going to want to quit, but you have to dig deep and press forward. The 90 days fly by so fast. We finished the P90X, took a week to recover and started it again. Today we start Phase 2 on our second go around. Another problem people have is doing pull-ups. You can buy a $10-$20 pull up bar at Walmart or Target. When I started I could barely do 2 pull-ups. This was a shocker, because in high school I could 15-17 pull ups. I also weighed 135-140lbs. When we started P90X I was around 185lbs. Now I weigh around 176. I wasn’t trying to lose weight, I also lost 2 inches off my waist. You have to remember that although I only lost 9 lbs, I built so much muscle and muscle weighs more than fat. I now can do 11 pull ups. You have to use a chair and even though you might feel like your cheating, your not. Your reps will climb so quickly. We have decided to finish the 2nd go around of P90X and will invest in P90X Plus. We will include that into our workout and continue to rotate the exercises. This should not just be a 90 day program. You should make it a part of your everyday life. Don’t just stop,keep going your results will be phenomenal and you will feel like a whole new person. The biggest piece of advice I can give besides “don’t give up’ is to quit drinking soft drinks. I know its hard, but it makes a huge difference.

  • By Whitney, February 15, 2010 @ 1:22 pm

    I started P90X 3 days ago, and I think it is a great workout! The only thing I have a problem with is the eating. Do you have to stick exactly to the nutrition guide? What exactly do the people that have succeeded in this program eat while they were on it without getting bored with the food!?

  • By trinidy, February 18, 2010 @ 12:18 am

    I was very impressed with your results especially if you eren’t doing the nutriotion side of it, you said you weren’t dieting so i am just guessing on thath part. Me and my boyfriendare starting next month and i really think you have to do the nutrition side of it if you wan to get hose amaing results. working out alone will make you healthier but doing th nutrition plan will show your rsults better.
    good luck everyone

  • By Bob, February 18, 2010 @ 12:21 am

    Good job. I have been a heavy weight lifter my entire life. It has abused my body. I was looking for a change since I have gotten older(47) and wanted to do more cardio. My neighbor had bought this, tried it for a couple weeks and then quit. He gave it to me. I have done two rounds and really enjoy it and no longer do heavy lifting. I actually feel better with more energy. I only lost 10 lbs but, I did drop 3 inches in my waist and did cut up some.

    I do not do the ab ripper because it bothers my back. I also have learned to tweak some of the exercises to compensate for sports injuries from my younger days. The theories are nothing new. What I like about it is it prevents me from over training. I get up every morning and hit the basement about 6:30 and get’r done.

    Finally, Tony can be a little hard to listen to at times. He likes to pose. I have done it enough now where I have it playing on a picture in picture while news is on.

    Keep up the good work. Make it a lifestyle change and you will enjoy it.

  • By Bob, February 18, 2010 @ 12:25 am

    One more comment. Due to a shoulder dislocation from college football, I was having trouble with the pull ups. I picked up a total trainer on ebay and use it for the back exercises. Works great and does not put the stress on my shoulder like pulls up do.

  • By Maria, February 21, 2010 @ 8:07 am

    Hi there, first of all, congrats to all who acheived this program. Now, my question is should I lose weight before I start the program? I am a fairly tall woman and my ideal weight is 155lbs but I weigh 230. I am afraid that if I purchase the video that I won’t get a lean body because I am so overweight.

  • By Deven, February 22, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    Hello everybody i just bought the P90X today and am extremely excited to try it out after hearing all the success stories. Im 20 years old 6′1 182.4 lbs. im already strong and in pretty good shape as i do more muscle building workouts than anything. This is the first time ive ever tried strickly toning and fitness workouts. My question is would it be advised to take supplements like creatine or hydroxycut together with this workout to further rip and tone my body? thanks.

  • By Mark, February 22, 2010 @ 6:42 pm


    If you want to lose some weight before you start P90X, consider Beachbody’s other programs geared toward weight loss, such as Power 90.

    Check out the amazing results that David Keenan got from starting with Beachbody’s Power 90 program. He lost 180 lbs in 15 months with the help of products suchs as Power 90, P90X, and Slim in 6.

  • By Mystic, February 23, 2010 @ 10:46 am

    I’m just starting my third week of P90X, and I love it. I’m was in very good shape before I started, cardio 5 days a week and weights 5 days a week switching between muscle groups.

    I wanted a change in my routine, so I ordered P90X. It made me realize I was not working all muscle groups because I was sore the first 2 weeks.

    I try and follow the fat shredder as much as possible. I’ve also continued my cardio routine. I either run stairs, run, or elliptical 35 minutes, 5 days a week along with P90X. I didn’t want my cardio going downhill, so I continued with some of the things I did before P90X.

    I can already tell I’m leaner. It’s a MUST to follow a healthy diet. That’s been my problem. Also DO NOT cut out the YOGA. Yes it’s long, but it’s soooo beneficial. Your body feels renewed after Yoga. I’m so not flexible so the moves are hard for me, but I keep at it. I also do not skip the stretch on the rest day. It makes me feel good and relaxed after a hard week of training.

    I just have to keep BRINGING IT!!!!

  • By frank, March 4, 2010 @ 12:50 pm

    i had P90X last year and had great results but im the typical guy after losing 4 pant sizes i quit after gaining it all back plus more i was going to start it again digging into to some boxxes i had stored at a friends house i found that someone stole it among other things right then i knew it most work even after my results when some thing that odd getts stolen you know it must work

  • By Tommy, March 9, 2010 @ 11:30 am

    Anyone know how this program works for skinny guys? All I ever find is weight loss blogs.

  • By matt, March 10, 2010 @ 5:16 pm

    Good job, keep it going!

  • By Brian, March 15, 2010 @ 12:19 am

    Hey, this is some really helpful, inspirational info. I am going to be living out of hotels for the next 40 weeks and was wondering if that will be adequate space (a hotel room) to do the workouts? I really want to stay in shape and even shed a couple pounds while traveling.

  • By Pete, March 21, 2010 @ 7:28 pm

    Congrats! Just finished week 1. The Diet is the toughest for me because of my love for food, although I am sticking to it very closely. The DVD’s are rough, but manageable i am looking forward to seeing results on day 90 and continuing.

  • By Bob, March 25, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

    Great job - you inspire hope in the rest of us!

    I just started P90X about a week and half ago, and I can already feel the changes. I am 52 with bad knees, had been thin most of my life but suddenly got fat around the middle. I didn’t pass their fitness test, but thought I’d go for it anyway with some toning down of some of the routines. I was especially motivated by the fact that Tony Horton is close to my age, so I figured there was hope for those of us who are middle aged.

    I have already lost a couple of pounds (mostly from cutting back on calories) with the added benefit of my blood pressure dropping closer to normal. I feel a lot better and am beginning to enjoy the routines, except for the yoga which I find too long and boring (I substitute some cardio in place of it).

    I have to admit, after years of trying out a lot of different exercise routines, this has to be among the best I have found, and everything I have read about it on other blogs seems to support this conclusion.

  • By April, March 28, 2010 @ 7:12 pm

    I am a new comer to P90X and I am having some difficulty with some routines due to my height any suggestions? I am 4ft10. I have not been doing it as I should have and plan to start Monday doing as instructed. I have 3 weddings coming up and I am a braidesmaid in one, I need to lose atleast 4 lbs prior to 5/8 do you think this possible with this program? Also I have been running for quite sometime and I am concerned with doing the program as instructed, will I still need to run in order to lose or should I just stick to the program? Are you not suppose to do cardio daily with daily routine or am I just lost on the whole thing?

  • By Weston, March 29, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

    Good job man!! Why not try the insanity Workout for round 2?

  • By Jim, March 30, 2010 @ 11:39 am

    Good work Mark ! I have been doing P90X Lean version for 60days to prepare for a 10k race. I am happy to say I completed the race this past weekend. Now I’m back at it doing the clasic version. I’ve definatley seen major changes just doing lean, I’m sure classic will add to the changes. Bring It!

  • By Andrew, March 30, 2010 @ 1:53 pm

    My wife and I started P90X 4 weeks ago and love it. It is a complete full body work out. Like some of the other bloggers here, I was already in pretty decent shape for my mid 40’s. I ran 3 times a week and strength trained either at a gym or on my Bowflex 2 -3 times a week. You get into a rut doing that and work the same muscle groups the same way over and over. And it gets boring. You will NOT be bored with P90X and you will get results. It’s pretty intense and will kick your butt if you do it right. And the comments on the Yoga, don’t skip it, you feel sooo good after doing it, it’s almost weird.

  • By CeeJaay, March 30, 2010 @ 5:57 pm

    I ordered P90X, and I am on my 3rd day. I am 42 female, 5′5 and weigh 165. This is the heaviest I have ever been since being 4 months pregnant with my son. I have always exercised regularly but I just seemed to keep gaining weight. I use to spin everyday, but I am going to master this P90X and bring it.

  • By Alex, April 14, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    I am on day 3 of the program and I am dying I am so sore (beware of the plyometrics), but I am dedicated to finishing this thing. My wife is going to have our first child and I am doing this to be good shape for my kid and I dont want to gain weight along with her. And I am in the Navy and I am sick of sweating the Physical readiness Test twice a year and I want to just be in better shape and have my clothes fit me better. I am 5′8 212lbs, heres to hoping for the best.

  • By Eva, April 18, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    I am only 118 lbs and 5′7″ but started this program at 30% body fat. It seems impossible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time. I am just starting my recovery week and have not lost any weight or gained any. I started a diet but felt hungry all the time so I’m increasing my calories on a zig-zag. We’ll see if that works . . .

  • By LaTonya, April 22, 2010 @ 6:15 pm

    I purchased P90X months ago and tried it but stopped. I want to lose 40 by 40 so I’M about to get of my A$$ and bring it. Thank all of you for the motivation and sharing your experience. I’m also gonna try to do the diet plan as much as possible. Will let you all know something soon.

  • By Roxi, April 22, 2010 @ 9:32 pm

    You might not have a 6 pack yet, but you can TOTALLY see the results - and really, 90 days is a pretty short time span. Imagine what you will look like in a year…etc. I just started P90X with some cowokers. Love it..! I see results already and its only been a week and a half. I don’t really find it overly difficult as I’m in fairly decent shape already, but was looking to mix it up and add variety. I highly recommend the program ..
    Cheers to a healthy active lifestyle beyond 90 days..!!

  • By John, April 27, 2010 @ 9:26 pm

    Naturally I am a skinny guy, but I am looking to get much more muscular would you recommend P90X for me

  • By Alex, April 29, 2010 @ 3:24 pm

    I am now on day 18 of the program and I am not nearly as sore as I was when I first began. i am seeing results already too! My shoulders and arms have never looked this good and I am only on day 18! Now dont get me wrong, its still tough, and I am dieting along with the program. One thing I am not doing is the Yoga X, I just dont see a point to put my self through that so I substitute that with the plyometrics. But I have lost about 10 lbs and I feel great about myself. To all of you that are doing this, keep with it, I am.

  • By corey, April 30, 2010 @ 2:21 pm

    Nice job I’m on day 7 and I’m feeling the burn!

  • By Brad, April 30, 2010 @ 3:30 pm

    Good Job, Mark.

    To all who have asked about diet and/or gaining weight (muscle) with it, I can give you my experience from having been there. I have been skinny my entire life, despite what I thought was right. What I have discovered, at age 44, is that nutrient is 80% of your gains and losses. I lifted tons of weight, (low rep, max weight), but I never ate enough period, and I didn’t eat the right stuff. Now that I have been on the Sonoma Diet (not really a diet- try it) which is really similar to the P90X diet, I am gaining muscle and dropping fat. You are what you eat, and if you eat sugars, starches (white breads, donuts, pastries, etc.) and fat, you aren’t going to gain muscle, you’re going to gain fat. If you’re a hard gainer, you have to eat more of the good stuff. P90X and Sonoma tell you what the right stuff is- AND IT TASTES GREAT!!!

  • By Ramon, May 2, 2010 @ 1:48 am

    hey man congrats on your weightloss. ive been doin the P90X workout for 6 weeks(just finished my sixth week). I went from 282 lbs and and now sitting at 222 lbs. my goal weight when i started was 220 and it seemed so far out of sight at the time and now im realistically looking at 200 lbs. i love this workout and i love the results. A month and a half through and ive already lost 60 lbs. Congrats again on your loss man keep up the good work!

  • By shelly, May 2, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

    can anyone help me with the schedule for P90X? I just finished 60 days of insanity, didnt get the results I was hoping for so I borrowed P90X from a friend. All I have is the dvds. I need to know the order to do them in and what i need to buy for equipment. Thanx to anyone who can help

  • By Troy, May 4, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    As i was reading everyones comments on why they decided to start the life changing P90X program i reflected on why i decided to get into better shape. I was 41 years old on vacation in Colorado with my family. We had all went to a local river on a hot summer day to go swimming. I have 3 children, 2 of them can swim really well and my youngest still needed a little help. My two older kids wanted to swim out to a bouy line that was set to mark the swimming area which did not look to far out. They both made it out there with know problem. My youngest wanted to go out also, but not being able to swim very well and only being 5 years old he was told he could not. After being constantly asked to be with his other siblings i decided to put him on my back and swim out to the bouy. I made it there, but feeling really tired and wiped out. We held onto the bouyes for a little while so i could catch my breath before we made the swim back in. We started back in with my son on my back and my oldest son right ahead of me, about half way there i came to the relization that i was not going to make it! All i could think about was my son who at this point new something was wrong with dad and started to panic. I called for my oldest son who was right infront of me screaming for help. He did not hear me for he was swimming under the water. I gave everything that i had left in the tank to get too shallow ground. Just when i thought i was not going to make it i felt my foot hit sand and was able to get my son who at this time was freaking out to shore. As i stood there trying to catch my breath and drained of every ounce of energy i though to myself i almost killed my son and myself because i was not phiscally fit enough to swim a short distance. This day huanted my for months and just like anything with time you forget. Time went on like normal for awhile, eating what i want drinking not taking care of myself. One night as i was sleeping i had a nightmare of that vacation and the dream was so vived that i woke up with my heart racing and sweating like crazy. I had purchased the P90X program a year earlier and had just put it on the shelf always making false promises to get into shape some day. After that nightmare (premonition)it was time to do something and not just for me but also for what ever life had for me. I am starting my 3rd phase this week and the fitness that i have achieved up to this point is great. I can say with full confidence that if i had to make that swim again i could do it with no problems. This is what P90X has done for me at this point. I will still keep bringing it.

  • By Alex, May 8, 2010 @ 12:57 am

    Wow that is a pretty dramatic change. I’m not quite done but I also saw a huge change in my body. I lost 25 lbs in just 2 months and for the first time since high school will hit my goal of under 200 lbs.

    One thing no one talks about is how the program has helped me mentally as well. I sleep better and have much better concentration (no more ADD).

    Anyway, glad to hear you did so well.

  • By Guy, May 8, 2010 @ 8:33 am

    I just purchased and waiting to receive. I’m 55 and started going to gym in January. I lost 12 lbs but I’m bored with the workout and look forward to this. I’m hoping my 3 months at the gym has prepared me enough to start this. I’ll keep you posted once I start.

  • By Tim, May 9, 2010 @ 12:58 pm

    I’m just about to start the first recovery week. I’ve been averaging about a pound lost per week. I’ve been staying on the diet pretty hard core. I’ve actually lost a lot more fat and replaced it with muscle. You can definitely see a difference after just the first few weeks.

    I liken completing P90X to running a marathon, not that I’ve done one (c: You almost do it just to say “I did that” and the results to date have been great.

    Now I just need to get through the rest!

  • By mike, May 13, 2010 @ 11:14 am

    Hey all! So I’m in a bit of a rut. I have somewhat of a motivation to getting into shape. However, it’s been about 2yrs since I last picked up a weight. I just recently received my fat percentage from a personal trainer…11% body fat. 185lbs. 22yrs of age and am 5′7″ in height. Also, my waist is somewhere in the 34″-36″ range. My goal is to get down to 165lbs, 30″-32″ waist, 4%-6% body fat. Is this possible with the P90X program? Any advice?

  • By Denise, May 14, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    Hey Shelly, below please find the schedule for the “Classic” version of P90X. There is also a “Lean” and “Doubles” version, however, I only have the “Classic” version. As for the equipment, you will need the following “doorway pull up bar, various dumbbells….I currently use 8, 10, 12 and 15 lbs., resistance bands and a yoga mat. Good Luck! Its hard but def. worth it!!


    Weeks 1-3

    Mon - Chest & Back and Ab Ripper Ex
    Tues - Plyometrics
    Wend - Shoulder & Arms and Ab Ripper Ex
    Thurs - Yoga X
    Fri. - Legs & Back and Ab Ripper Ex
    Sat. - Kenpo X
    Sun. - Rest or X Stretch

    Week 4 - REST WEEK

    Mon - Yoga X
    Tues - Core Synergistics
    Wend. - Kenpo X
    Thurs. - X Stretch
    Fri. - Core Synergistics
    Sat - Yoga X
    Sun - Rest or X-Stretch


    Weeks 1-3

    Mon - Chest Shoulder & Triceps and Ab Ripper X
    Tues - Plyometrics
    Wend - Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X
    Thurs - Yoga X
    Fri - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X
    Sat. - Kenpo X
    Sun - Rest or X Stretch.

    Week 4 - REST WEEK

    Mon - Yoga X
    Tues - Core Synergistics
    Wend. - Kenpo X
    Thurs. - X Stretch
    Fri. - Core Synergistics
    Sat - Yoga X
    Sun - Rest or X-Stretch


    Weeks 1 AND 3

    Mon - Chest & Back and Ab Ripper Ex
    Tues - Plyometrics
    Wend - Shoulder & Arms and Ab Ripper Ex
    Thurs - Yoga X
    Fri. - Legs & Back and Ab Ripper Ex
    Sat. - Kenpo X
    Sun. - Rest or X Stretch

    Weeks 2 AND 4

    Mon - Chest Shoulder & Triceps and Ab Ripper X
    Tues - Plyometrics
    Wend - Back and Biceps and Ab Ripper X
    Thurs - Yoga X
    Fri - Legs and Back and Ab Ripper X
    Sat. - Kenpo X
    Sun - Rest or X Stretch.

    Week 5 (LAST WEEK) Rest Week

    Week 4 - REST WEEK

    Mon - Yoga X
    Tues - Core Synergistics
    Wend. - Kenpo X
    Thurs. - X Stretch
    Fri. - Core Synergistics
    Sat - Yoga X
    Sun - Rest or X-Stretch

  • By dusty, May 18, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    Done with week 2. My background is I played college basketball but recently my job is 70 hours and I have a 2 & 1 yo. Busy but somewhat fit. Plyo is easier for me but after the first day I couldn’t bend my elbows! I haven’t been that sore since college. I am not following a diet because I’m at a good weight. Trying to eat some more protein and will eat more after this board. It’s tough having an hour a day but it’s not an hour wasted. I’m excited to be in the shape I was without coach yelling me along. To those skinny guys that asked you will/can get cut but will never be giant muscular. You’ll get the ABS arms chest legs that look good but won’t be Mr universe. You had the wrong parents. That being said body shapes like that are useless this will aid you in total body life and you will look good. BTW you need bands and some free weights to make it worth while. 50 bucks that’s worth it. Just take a week off from dinner out. A side note my arms were unable to touch my lips and yoga ithink loosened them up along with wine. Go figure. I hate yoga would rather do another playoff day but I actually feel good the next day! Must be the oms LOL

  • By joe, May 27, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    I just finished the first week of P90X… WOW! I am more sore then I was when I was conditioning for basketball in high school. I’m just about to graduate from college and decided on law enforcement, and I needed to be in shape for the agility test. I’m 6′4” and I weighed around 220 lbs. Since I started a diet and swimming two or three weeks ago, along with P90X, I’ve already dropped 15 pounds! Congrats on your own graduation!! Tony would be proud!!

  • By doug, May 29, 2010 @ 7:05 am

    so how many weights or other things do you need to purchase in addition to the dvds? thanks

  • By Jonny, June 1, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    @Lacey T: I don’t think you can workout twice a day and do this routine. Your muscles must rest and you’re not giving them sufficient time to do that right now. I don’t recommend you doing this and when you start P90X, I’m confident you won’t be able to handle your current schedule on top of it. Your muscles only grow when they are resting; don’t over do it.

    To the blog host: I was 192 and am now 155, that’s without doing P90X, which I am starting now. I did that in 5 months by eating right and going to the gym 4-5 days a week. I don’t see a huge difference in your photos and am wondering if you just did all you could physically do, or if you did every rep they told you to do? Did you follow the nutritional plan? I see a difference, but it is not significant for this kind of intense program. I suggest you repeat it for better results; not to say you haven’t worked hard, I’m sure you did. If I could post my photos here, you would definately see a difference. I lost 37 pounds and 8″ off my waist.

  • By Lou, June 3, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    I have several questions about P90X

    First, I live on the third floor of an apartment and am worried about causing noise for the person below me. What does the cardio entail? I’ve read someone mention jogging somewhere and people talk about plyometrics(not sure what that is). Is there a lot of running, jumping, or any kind of thing that has a lot of heavy impact with the floor?

    Second, how much will you actually be spending in protein/post-workout drinks and groceries? The actual price of the P90X is doable it’s just all the extra continuing costs like the drinks and spending more for meal planning. I know fast food isn’t healthy but you have to love its convenience and dollar menus! I read there’s a lot of protein to their ‘diet’, always having to grill meats and cook your own meals would seem time-consuming and costly.

    Also I wasn’t sure how a pull-up bar works in your doorframe. Can it work in an apartment, do you need a certain kind of door, will it cause damage?

    Thanks for any input and good to hear this is working for a lot of people!

  • By caleb, June 10, 2010 @ 8:35 pm

    Hey my friend lend me his DVD set because he was moving out of state and didnt want it. Im wondering if i have to buy a weights or anything before I start the 90 days? if so what do I need?

  • By Kevin Pavilonis, June 16, 2010 @ 4:15 pm

    Hi, nice site - I will soon be starting my second round of P90X. In my opinion it’s one of the best workout programs out there.

    -Kevin (aka vinfit90)

  • By Bobby, July 19, 2010 @ 1:14 pm

    Great results, im on day 38, im 16 was 185 now down to 175, i dont do the diet though, but if i did, my results would be much better. This program works, and is worth it. After the 90 days, you either do round 2, or P90X+ program. Also the push up bars are great, also i dont take the recovery drink, i take whey protein 1 serving 40g of protein, and 5g of creatine a day

  • By larry, July 20, 2010 @ 12:53 pm

    I have seen the commercials and understood the concepts but never got around to buying the program I got lucky my nephew bought it and used it once said it was too hard, So he gave it to me. I was a wrestler in high school and college and boy did this bring back memories of the workouts . After about a 7-10 sessions my back was feeling better shoulder pain started going away. I use a total gym for the pull ups to the point where I’m almost vertical still getting the effects of the pull ups but less stress if you have shoulder injury. Yoga felt funny but sticking with all aspects of the program. During the workouts I forget about everything else that is a nice benefit. I am 5′7″ and was 165lbs not too bad shape wife did say I had a slight beer belly. I’m now 154 stopped cold turkey the soft drinks and late night snacks. No I did not stop having an occasional beer on the sat or sunday watching sports. But it is now nowhere near what it used to be 2-3 for the entire weekend vs a case before. I started eating reg during the day snacks of vegetables light breakfast and lunch dinner fish and chicken. push the fluids and protein drinks that I purchased. My weight stopped dropping but I’m getting stronger getting some definition in arms shoulders back, endurance better. Lets see what happens at the end of month 2 If anybody has ideas on diet as I did not get the diet from my nephew.

  • By Vanessa, August 2, 2010 @ 10:09 pm

    I am about to start the P90X program with my dad and am wondering what the different kinds of program there are? I noticed that someone had mentioned that there was a classic,a lean and a double. Would someone mind telling me how those go, my dads friend gave him the DVDs but nothing else. Congratulations to all who have or are doing the program. I wish you all luck!!!

  • By colby, August 17, 2010 @ 5:23 pm

    I have about 2 weeks left and my progress mimics yours closely .Congrats for sticking with it. I plan on having a couch potato week when I’m done and starting the whole thing over.

  • By Ambotjim, August 20, 2010 @ 2:25 pm

    Way to go Mark. To those here that said you have to be in good shape to under take this I would disagree. I am 55 years old and it has been forever since I did a push up. But, I made up my mind I was going to do this and wow. In the first 3 weeks I was probably doing about 50%-75% of the moves. Some were way beyond my ability. Now I am finishing up week 6 and I am 80%-100% with it. The increase in strenght and the decrease in body size is more that enough motivation to keep you going. Tony gives three ways to do every exercise on the DVD’s and you can always find a way to get through it if you set your mind to achieve. In six weeks I have gotten to the point where the other night I was doing jumping jacks and my wedding ring flew off. Try it you’ll love it.

  • By Yann, August 31, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    Hi all,

    i got the program not long ago..Maybe 2-3 months ago and tried to get into it a couple times but can’t seem to keep up with the program. I consider myself in good shape but some of the stuff they ask is a bit hard for a beginner. I then tried to do the core workouts 2-3 times a week and the yoga and the abs only for about 2 months. I did’t loose or gain any weight but i can sure tell you that i can now follow the exercices they show on the DVDs. I then started from the beginning with a strong core and i am at my 22nd day now and going strong. I think it’s important to start with core so that people don’t loose interest when you do the abs or the pull ups. I can now follow tony and i do see amazing changes in my upper body. I can actually see my 2 top abs when i flex just barely. I do use some supplements but not the ones they suggest as i saw whats in them and its not really different from what you can get in the store for cheaper.

    WORK ON YOUR CORE FIRST for a couple months…its easy and its really worth it. Try and do a couple cardio P90X cardios also and in 2 months time you’ll be motivated and ready to take on the full workout and see amazing results.

    If you just jump in you might get scared and not commit to it the way you should. Rember folks it’s 90 days for a life time of change.

    Take care all


  • By Greg, September 6, 2010 @ 6:38 pm

    Nice to see you had such great results. Just purchased so we’ll see. Couple of questions - did you follow the “food program” that I’ve heard about - curious whether or not you used the recovery drink and finally what is your age? Thanks and good luck going forward

  • By Jessica, October 13, 2010 @ 3:33 pm

    Hi All,

    My husband and I are on our last week. When we first started I was not sure about the program. However, we have really enjoyed it! It has made me stop and put my health first everyday by making time to work out. I was already in good shape as a runner, but I have seen major changes in my body shape from the program. Before I was just thin and now I am muscular! I am 29 and lost about 5 pounds from 138lbs to 133lbs. My husband is 27 and he lost about 18 pound. We really try to follow the diet and I think that is what has helped my husband the most. He need to learn how to eat better and exercise daily. Anyway…if you are thinking of doing it, DO IT! and if you are doing it.. KEEP IT UP! Your health is the best gift you can give yourself!

  • By Wade, October 19, 2010 @ 1:09 am

    Hey im 16 years old and I’m in pretty good shape. But I’m trying to lose some weight for wrestling season. I have heard from some people that the work out is too hard and too advanced nomatter how hard you try. What do you think?

  • By Jeff, November 11, 2010 @ 12:40 pm

    Nice work with P90X!! Are you still using P90X or any other Beachbody program right now?

  • By sara, November 14, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    i am really strong, but I have biggest loser weight to lose. However, this weight is recent. I was always, always an athlete…competitive swimmer, basketball, softball…etc. So, I don’t huff and puff too badly. I am not a couch potato…I work a lot and lost focus…i am so embarrassed by my appearance. I want to create a lifestyle change and find myself again…I am buried. All that being said, I want to bring it! I am going to bring it! Is it stupid to start with P90X? What is P90? I keep seeing that mentioned. In any case, I am very committed and want to change my life…would you recommend P90X to someone like me? Also, have very, very bad knees…two surgeries in the past from sports injuries.

  • By Shannon, November 28, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    I have totally been convinced that this works, i can honestly admit that i have watched the infomercial for P90X 20+ times. :) I’m 13, and me and my friend have been wondering if P90X or intensity workout works better.. So I’m going to do P90X, but I think I’m going to try and concentrate it into 60 days, do you think that’d be possible and still get results? I see yours, and they’re great! I’m 5′6″ and 120 lbs.. A little past my comfort zone. haha. just let me know guys, thanks!

  • By Shannon, November 28, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    I have totally been convinced that this works, i can honestly admit that i have watched the infomercial for P90X 20+ times. :) I’m 13, and me and my friend have been wondering if P90X or intensity workout works better.. So I’m going to do P90X, but I think I’m going to try and concentrate it into 60 days, do you think that’d be possible and still get results? I see yours, and they’re great! I’m 5′6″ and 120 lbs.. A little past my comfort zone. haha. just let me know guys, thanks!

  • By P90X Rookie, December 16, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    Congrats on your results! I’m trying to find the strength to get started with P90X and your site is definitely helping me out. Thank you!

  • By Jay Ritchie, Hamilton, December 27, 2010 @ 2:56 pm

    Congrats on your weight loss, the whole blog inspired me. I just got back from the local fitness supply store with by P90X weights and door frame chin-up bar. Will post my results as I proceed. Starting January 4. Best of luck to old P90X users and potentially new ones like myself starting in the new year. Not a new year resolution, because we all know how those work

  • By Harold, December 29, 2010 @ 9:57 pm

    Just purchased the program and impressed with the number of exercises that is used per body part. For those of you interested, I will post my before and after photos and let you know my comments after 90 days.

  • By zhangweiwei, January 9, 2011 @ 11:33 pm

    For your favorite fitness enthusiast, or amateur players in the great pursuit of perfection when, P90X is a good choice, it is likely you will be surprised. Work is one thing, but tracking your exercise, most of them really get is more likely a good P90X use. We are here to P90X experiments, including women took just one.

    Track your heart rate is not just collect information, but it is a good way, allowing you to get the most exercise. By understanding your body to see if your heart rate, you can set their own difficulties to your fitness goals. When it gets a good time, that your good health.

    P90X, according to your heart and health value to qualify. P90X allows you within 90 days, getting stronger and more healthy.

    P90X, he makes you healthy and become more confident, so P90X is also a favorite of athletes and amateur enthusiasts, so let us witness the changes in your

  • By Mr Huey, January 23, 2011 @ 10:37 pm

    Great article here on the P90X workout system. I have just started it. I’m doing the lean program and only 3 days into the 90 days. I hope it gets easier. Lol.

  • By Corp4917, February 8, 2011 @ 1:52 pm

    Congrats to all who have completed the program. I’m a former military, turned Police Officer(recently resigned, 10yrs was enough lol). I’m 36 and really got lazy and let myself go the last few yrs. My normal in shape body weight is around 165-170, and Im currently slobbing at around 200. I just started P90X on Monday and love the painful feeling of accomplishment. I’ll let everyone know how it turns out for me in 88 days, then again with the doubles after that.

  • By April-Joi, February 27, 2011 @ 2:58 am

    I am very overweight and in no kind of shape and i am taking on the p90 challenge. i agree with mark, a lot of people who are not in shape cant keep up, but if u really want to, and are dedicated… YOU CAN!! I am determined so i can get THROUGH IT!! I BRINGS IT BABY!!

  • By Brian, March 13, 2011 @ 4:56 pm

    Hey man fantastic job with P90X. I am currently finishing up my 8th week and am really starting to see some progress. Keep up the good work.

  • By Mike Woods, April 3, 2011 @ 9:34 pm

    OK, you convinced me. I’m going to order it.

  • By Mike-Trust Carpet & Tile Cleaning, April 9, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

    I have been on the fence about P90X. After reading your blog I must say that I am alot closer to getting it. I am just wondering how much the meal plan is because eating healthy isnt cheap. But great job and great results.

  • By p90xhomefitness, April 19, 2011 @ 1:56 am

    Great results, im on day 38, im 16 was 185 now down to 175, i dont do the diet though, but if i did, my results would be much better. This program works, and is worth it. After the 90 days, you either do round 2, or P90X+ program. Also the push up bars are great, also i dont take the recovery drink, i take whey protein 1 serving 40g of protein, and 5g of creatine a day

  • By Savannah, June 29, 2011 @ 9:26 am

    I started P90X on May 15 to get in shape for high school tennis and just to get in good summer shape. I was never really fat but I was a little overweight. Now its June 29th. I am noticing big changes in my athletic abilities, (lifting heavier weights, more endurance, etc.) but haven’t lost any weight! I weighed 147-150 in May (I’m 5′7″, a girl and 14 years old.) and weigh 151 now! I know muscle weighs more than fat, but I would still like to lower my weight so after the 90 days of the ‘Classic’ P90X, I’m going to try the lean schedule! Hopefully with that workout (more cardio) I will shed the weight. But I have been getting compliments from my family that I look longer and more toned. I also noticed I am more muscular everywhere! My thighs, calves, arms, shoulders, and back is more muscular. (Still working on my ‘Pillsberry Dough’ tummy!) But all that matters is that I look and feel great! I know I am only 14 but I follow the workout routine to a T. The nutrition plan however is too expensive and hard for me because I am out alot.
    Wish me luck,

  • By Drew Guam, July 9, 2011 @ 11:14 pm


  • By logan, August 7, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

    Hey I heard about this workout from an infomercial and noticed it has been people who more so want to lose weight that buy this, Does anyone know if this workout can get you muscle? Or “ripped” ?

  • By Jamie, January 20, 2012 @ 8:48 pm

    I am on week 2 of the program, so far I am feeling a lot better than I did prior to P90X, the Ab Ripper X is still tough but I push through it. I’ve been doing tons of reading on peoples results and am finding a lot of people are saying they don’t have the results they expected, I think that the results really depend on the shape you were in before you started, I have a bit of a stomach but not overly big and I’m already noticing results, my arms were pretty hard before and now they are getting more defined, so overall so far I’d say it is working! It also depends on this “are you following the nutrition guide to a tee?”, “are you doing all the exercises, and as many as they do on the DVDs?” if you said yes and you are the results will be better. Anyways so far I’m liking it and it is still tough but I’m pushing through no matter what, and for all those who say they can’t do it think of this 1) there is a guy with one leg doing it on the DVDs! 2) I’m a heavy smoker (planning on quoting hopefully soon) but I can do it anyone can!

  • By daniel leffers, February 22, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    are you telling me in 90 days you went from 185 to only 176 is that pounds or kilos as i cant see that being a huge weight loss in the 3 months if the work outs are that hard please advise me further if im mistaken

  • By Durant, July 7, 2012 @ 10:26 am

    Great results, one question, too how did you measure you fat percentage?

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