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Saving Money

Saving Money We are all on a budget.  Some of us have tighter budgets than others.  But we all have to think before we spend, whether it be on fitness, food, or anything else. After spending 2 years (yes, I started P90X way back in March of 2010) eating right and exercising, I’ve learned a few things about getting...
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Pre-Workout Supplements

Pre-Workout Supplements “Pre-workout supplements”. I had never heard of them, much less used them, before P90X.  Despite the fact that I have spent many years of my life lifting weights, I never spent much time researching supplements.  Then I finally decided to listened to the advice of my coach and tried Jack3d (a popular...
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Cody’s Summer Hybrid

Cody’s Summer Hybrid For those of you who are looking to “mix it up” or “try something new” here is what my son came up with for us to do this summer. After teaching the classic P90x at the local gym we wanted to do some of our favorites and to try and get “ripped” and “lean” for...
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Why Do We Bonk?

Why Do We Bonk? You are on your third set in Plyometrics and you feel pretty good. You feel like you are going to have a good day. All of a sudden, within the space of five minutes or so, you go from feeling pretty good to awful. Your arms and legs feel heavy and it becomes hard to catch your breath. You are forced to push...
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INSANITY: THE ASYLUM IS HERE!

INSANITY: THE ASYLUM IS HERE! This Workout looks awesome and hard.  My son and I plan to do the Asylum workout this summer after my P90X classes end! INSANITY: THE ASYLUM™ Workout Program Maximize your sports performance in just 30 days. Start your winning streak with INSANITY: THE ASYLUM™. Shaun T takes your...
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Weight Training: The Best Way to Get Lean!

Weight Training: The Best Way to Get Lean! When it comes to reshaping your body, nothing is quite as effective as lifting weights. Cardio is great for your heart, Pilates will help you get stronger, and yoga will balance you out; but nothing compares with a well-designed resistance program for getting lean. This is in contrast to our weight lifting...
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Recovery!

Recovery! One of the most important topics when it comes to exercise is how to recover from it. No matter how hard you train, you’re only going to see great results if you do the things that enable your body to recover from the exercise you do. Let’s take a look at how to make the best use of your time...
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Push to Failure

Push to Failure Failure.  We all hate it!  We hate to fail.  We much prefer success.  But guess what?  You can’t have success unless you make yourself vulnerable to failure.  Do you want success with your P90X / Insanity transformation?  You have to be willing to push yourself to the point of failure!  Do you...
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Creatine: The Real Scoop

Creatine:  The Real Scoop Okay by popular demand (and since people ask me questions about creatine every day) I have finally decided to put some of the research points together for you into one article.  This is a little technical, but I tried to make it as brief as possible and still get the necessary info to you. Creatine.  I...
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P90X: Tone or Bulk?

P90X:  Tone or Bulk? I get a lot of questions from women who are worried that a workout program like P90X will make them “bulky” and “muscular”.  Let me give some advice in this area for you ladies out there: First, can P90X make you bulky and muscular?  YES!!  That’s why us guys love it! Second, can P90X make you...
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Build a Home Gym

Build a Home Gym My Home Gym When I started doing P90X it was with my son and we needed more than just the living room as we were running into one another and of course using the family TV for something other than just pure entertainment.  So we decided to set up our own home gym in our workshop that we currently used for...
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My P90X Plus Review

My P90X Plus Review For those of you who have been checking Goo Burner, I have been reviewing some of my favorite Beachbody workout programs.  I always say the same thing: P90X is by far my favorite stand-alone program.  If you are going to do one and just one program, I think it MUST be P90X.  That has it all (lifting,...
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