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Is P90X really that hard?

Asked by josie (29125points) May 13th, 2010

I am in pretty good shape, and I like to exercise. I have been thinking about buying P90X, but a friend told me it is just too hard. He is not in terrific shape, so I am not sure that his negative endorsement is valid. What do you say?

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kevbo's avatar

My friend (age 30ish) is thin, smokes and is in decent shape. He had to stop/scale back because the intensity caused his muscles to tear to the extent that blood was turning up in his urine. I realize that may sound odd, but that diagnosis came from a doctor visit.

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Facade's avatar

It’s challenging, yes, but doable. Forgo the weights at first, then move to resistance bands. Rest when you need to. It’ll definitely get you into shape.

XoXoDIExOxO's avatar

The yoga part is hard.Other than that is doable.My 11 year old cousin can do 1 fourth of it.Then she gets tired.

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