From being a coach for over a year and a half, I have seen many people come and go with the P90X program. I have to be honest with you, and most people don’t have what it takes to have great success with this program. Is it because the program doesn’t work? Far from it. The program is the best that I have ever come across and used, and you will get results if you follow it properly. But that’s just it, most people don’t understand the amount of hard work it takes to have great success like I and the others in my success story section have. P90X is not an easy program people, and you will be tested and challenged in many areas, such as time commitment, cleanliness of the diet, and ability to push yourself beyong your comfort zone. The people that are able to follow the program properly and commit themselves are the ones who will succeed. So how hard is it?
I used to be a college baseball player, so I know what hard work is. We had to get up at 4:30 AM to make the 5:30 AM conditioning workouts, and they were tough. We usually had 3 stations: running, lifting, and abs, and I had to push myself beyond my comfort zone if I wanted to complete each station successfully. I thought those workouts were tough, that is until I started P90X. I knew that P90X would be tough when I ordered it, but I had no idea what was awaiting me during the first workout, Chest & Back. Not only did I want to throw up half-way through the workout, I literally was shaking so bad and my arms were so weak that I could only do one or two reps of every exercise after the halfway point. And that wasn’t the worst part of it. The worst part was when I was laying sprawled out over the floor after the workout and heard the Ab Ripper X music. I mean, how in the heck was I going to be able to do another workout? As much as I didn’t want to, I pushed myself through it. Day 1 of P90X done.
For the next few weeks, I experienced the worst soreness I’ve ever felt before. I couldn’t even lift my arms above my head for a good two weeks, not to mention how I had to waddle like a penguin after Legs & Back. I felt extremely nauseated during just about every workout. However, as sick as I felt and how sore I was didn’t stop me from completing any of the workouts. I made a commitment when I started P90X, and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me. That commitment and dedication paid off because by day 90 I was completely ripped!
Like I mentioned above, it takes serious hard work and dedication to both the diet and workouts if you want to be successful with P90X. Unfortunately, when things get tough, instead of tackling the challenge head on, most people run away from it. If you’re someone thinking about getting P90X or are just starting the program, remember that if you want results, you have to commit yourself 110%! It’s not going to be easy!