Watch your form. Rest and pause the dvd if you need additional rest. Remember to write down all your reps, weight, progress, etc. Drink plenty of water and refuel your body. Don’t cut down on the calories, trust the diet plan that goes with it or you won’t have the energy to get through the program.
And just keep at it. Some days you’ll be really sore, really tired, hungry and just not want to do it. Trust that those days will pass. They will! Before you know it you’ll be seeing the results!
Hi Kelli, I started the new year off by doing P90x for my third time! Plus I will be working out with Tony in April!
I suggest viewing all the workouts beforehand before you even proceed to do the workouts. Listen to Tony’s cues regarding changing your weights or modifying that particular exercise. Tony also mentions many times to not be a superhero! The gals & guys working out with Tony are seasoned P90X’ers so pace yourself. You will see as you progress an improvement in your stats so don’t worry!
Most importantly is drinking water and keeping to the diet plan. Take those before pics however difficult that may be for you as well as your measurements!
Logging both the exercises (wt/reps/sets) along with keeping a food journal is important!
Besides all good advises above, it’s better to have a group of like-minded people doing P90X too. That’s one reason BB promotes a system of coaches and private Facebook groups. It doesn’t cost you anything additional, but sometimes provides necessary help and promotes engagement.
I finished my first P90X round in January. I’m almost 50, very active (mountain climber, trail runner) but never was involved with such extensive at-home exercises before. What was most difficult – to get up every morning and did a whole hour of exercises before going to work. After work I did other things, climbed, swam, etc. So, some encouragement from a private Fb group helped too.
Results were just great! I’m now in such a shape I never was for last 25 or so years. Switched to other wonderful things – TRX Suspension Training, Kettlebells, etc. Non would be possible without initial conditioning by P90X.
Running ultra-marathons became much easier too.
If you don’t yet have such a group and a coach, I welcome you to participate in my group (I was crazy enough to sign up as a coach recently).