Well I can’t run a marathon right now, or if I did, it wouldn’t be pretty and it would take awhile. But I can run shorter distances and that is the same approach that you should have with P90X – you don’t have to do every minute of each workout, every day from day one. Just do what you can and get better, stronger and have more endurance with each workout.
P90X was really masterfully put together after years of research on the results from Power 90, that was then used to create P90X. When done as designed, you will get amazing results after 90 days. But few people are ready on day one to do each workout completely and get the most benefit from it and the sequence of workouts that follow in a planned order.
If you can’t run 5 miles all at once, then start out doing one mile and building up to to the full five mile distance. If you can’t do 55:00 of a P90X workout, then how about 20:00? For some people doing the warm up and the stretch is even a good way to start. When you watch the P90X video, everything is about, “if you want __________ and if you want __________”. It is awesome if you want it and you can get it with patience, progressive adaption and perseverance.
Don’t worry about doing every minute when you start, think about getting what you want by the time you finish the program. Here is my workout plan for the week ahead and even I am only doing three P90X workouts and only 30:00 of each one:
Monday – Run 25:00 – 8:00 am MT
Monday – P90X Chest & Back – 5:00 am MT (only 30:00)
Tuesday – Run 45:00 – 8:00 am MT
Wednesday – Run 25:00 – 8:00 am MT
Wednesday – P90X Core Synergistics – 5:00 am MT (only 30:00)
Thursday – Run 45:00 – 8:00 am MT
Friday – Run 25:00 – 8:00 am MT
Friday – P90X Shoulders & Arms – 5:00 am MT (only 30:00)
Saturday – recovery day
Sunday – Run 1:10:00 – 5:45 am MT
Tony Horton says, “Do your best and forget the rest”, right, so heed the words of the man who help design P90X!