Supporting Member (Lifetime)
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
I like P90X because one, I hate a lot of the gyms around me, mostly filled with people that take up space and don't know the proper etiquette of being at the gym (putting weights away, not just sitting on machines or trying to pull weights off the benchpress...while I'm using it) Also, not a fan of having to pay a monthly fee. So instead I paid a single price once and now I have the P90X, it's cheaper than a year's membership at a gym so I don't know how it's outrageously priced Ddaddy (Newegg had it for about $70). Even with the equipment it's cheaper than a gym membership.
It's not ideal for building bulk, I get that, but my fitness has lowered from my prime to where I just need be fit. This does that for me. I like the mix of different exercises that don't make it feel drawn out and boring. Could I go running? Yeah sure if I wanted to get hit by a car, people around my area aren't exactly the brightest bunch in VA. I just want to stay active and this does just that for me. It's easier than going to a gym, I don't have to ride out anywhere, I walk 100 feet and I'm in my own personal gym (my garage)
So for FLEX, I wouldn't expect him to like P90X, it's not for what he's trying to do, he wants to get stronger and bigger. Me, I just want to be healthy, I don't care about getting big anymore, and this will get you stronger to a point, but you'll eventually plateau, which is fine for me. Like I said I just want to be healthy and keep active.
Here's an example, since I have tendinitis in my shoulders, elbows and knees (thanks genes!) I have issues doing a lot of weight lifting, even when I was in my prime. With the program I'm able to slowly work my body into what I would say is the norm that people are capable of. Hell I can't even sit indian style! So the yoga mixed with stretching is improving my flexibility. Could I do this myself without it? Sure, but it's nice to be able to follow instruction, eventually I'll probably memorize the whole damn thing and give it to someone else. Just because it isn't good for you doesn't mean it doesn't work for someone else.