Renthead Mommy Posted January 19, 2011 Share Posted January 19, 2011 I need some info before I buy anything. My biggest issue is our basement ceiling. How much jumping/ overhead lifting is involved? If I'm standing normal, and reach up, my hands would go through the ceiling to about my wrists. I have to do over head lifts sitting down and I have to be careful, and be sure to have a lot of bend in my elbows when doing things like jumping jacks. I looked through the fitness test for P90X, and I saw there was some jump straight up and down. Is there a lot of that? Will I be missing out on big chunks of the workout if I have to skip that type of thing? Is there a lot of that in p90 (the regular NON x one)?? Yes we have to workout in the basement. Jumping around in other parts of the house makes the whole house rattle - windows, chatskis, things in cabinets/cupboards. It's an 80 year old house. In p90 there are 6 workouts and in p90X there are 12 workouts. Is the entire workout on one disk? Or do you do part of an arm disk, then switch it to part of yoga? I don't want to have to be switching disks, as it eats up a lot of time, but I've seen that before. Also in the phases, is each phase a different disk or is it "If you are in Phase 1 what Barbie on my left, and if you're in Phase 2 follow Ken on my right." Is each section broken up to it's own disk? I'm leaning more toward p90 over the p90X. Partially because I don't really have a full hour to devote JUST to the video tape in the morning. If I can do the 35 minutes of p90, but summer, I can upgrade to 90X, I'll actually have more time in the morning. Also I can get through Jillian Michael's Shred, Level 1, but the few times I've tried level 2, I've hated it (the exercies, her voice...) and just gone back to level 1. And then soon after something happens and I get off the workout track for 3 or more weeks. So I end up back at Level 1 again anyway. But I don't know if that would mean I was ready to do P90X. I have a lot of muscle, and pretty good endurance, but I have jiggly fat. As in it moves and jiggles as I move. Like leg fat bounces up and down when I jump up and down, which actually feels really weird to my knees. Plus I feel like I need about three bras some times! And 90X seems to be more build muscle and tone. Is regular 90 more of a fat burn? I have a lot of muscle, and will happily put on more, but I need to burn fat first. Do most people, with 50+ pounds to lose do 90 first and then move up to 90X? Or do you just jump into 90X? I'm almost 41, and i was pregant 8 1/2 years ago if that matters. Thanks for any help! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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