Hey All, I'm nearing my first 5 days of P90x and I'm sore beyond any other workout I have ever done. I'm sore in places I didn't even know I had and that's exciting. I feel like if I'm not feeling the burn then the workout isn't doing anything for me. I have been working out consistently for a while now and it is so nice to feel that same excitement of a good workout and that old muscle pain that kept me coming back for more. I felt like I was really pushing myself and I don't take the "water breaks" that they take because I know I wasn't going right at their level just yet so I would do jumping or "high knees" while they were watering.
I do want to be clear that I am following the "classic" version there is also a "lean" version which just means you do more cardio and not as much weight training. However, I truly believe that weight training has so many benefits that I wouldn't want to skimp on that. I am also not following their nutritional plan or any of their supplement products. I personally feel very balanced on my plan and wouldn't change that, my protein shake and supplements are all working for me as well so I'm not changing that either. This week however I have been adding more cabbage into my meals to help with the sore muscles. Cabbage is high in l-glutamine which helps clear the lactic acid in the muscles.
I am really looking forward to my next week with the program, getting stronger and doing more reps.
If you are looking for a new challenge this program may be right for you, especially if you can get it at a good price.