posting this to help other "weaklings" like me make a proper
choice. These guys are brain wash artists
So last summer I started to hear of "OMFG P90x!" at work.
Basically I work with other 30 something guys who do sales and
everyone seemed to have gotten a bootleg copy that they were going to
we are all the average guy out there. Sorta pudgy but definitely not fat.
I am a 34-36 depending on waist but I wear it well.
We were all brainwashed but I decided to look it up.
first of all, forget before and after pics
I'll explain later but don't go and trust a damn thing you see on
YouTube nor in any review anywhere.... These people mostly have a good
reason to show you they're ripped outta their minds, but there is a
good reason for that.
They are likely trying to sell you something.
Does it work?
Well the big huge promise is that you will get ripped in 90 days.
Most of the people you see that get the good results already have a
physique and not huge levels of fat.
Fatty guy like me at 25-30% bodyfat will see clothing fit better but
no plan can change you from flab to sparticus in mere months.
So it works, but better for some than others...
why do their videos hawk product so much. Recovery drink is just
dextrose/glucose, protein (Amino acid) and creatine (optional)?
Ah well... See, they aren't exactly just p90x. They are a big old
network of products that they relentlessly push, most of them not very
advanced at all...
How does this really work?
If you call a toll free number or you order online to get the program,
your information is harvested and then given to a "coach" who makes
personal contact with you.
This coach has your info. All of it besides credit card #.
First and last name...
Sounds creepy but great. I need a coach and it's free!
Yep however that coach? They make 25% off any future purchases you
make from beachbody (who sells the p90x) and so guess what they do?
Convince you to buy shakes and bars? Resistance bands and pull up
bars? Heck yea!
THIS IS WHY MOST P90x TRANSFORMSTIONS CANNOT BE TRUSTED. they are
often times already ripped guys claiming bullish** to sell you p90x
Coach and answer questions? Maybe, if you are lucky.
oh, well I needed protein and meal replacement bars...
Yep but you don't need the $30 tub when you are a goddamned begginner
Go buy a $15 tub from walmart and save the shipping.
Oh yea.. Eat well. That's 90% of it.
But these coaches go further and push hone delivery for a revolving
credit/debit card purchase.
They make more money that way because it's harder for you to cancel it.
well it comes with a meal guide, so I can eat well
"bullocks" as they say in the UK.
the meal guide is lacking.
They do their best but fail basics like "eat 1g protein for every lb
of lean mass" and vitamins are key.
Instead they try and sell you shakeology which is a good produce but
$135 a month (!) which a great quality 90 day supply of vitamins could
actually help far more.
but they say I can get mass or get lean!
Anyone can get mass when they are not a regular at a gym. It's gonna happen.
Eat less, burn more calories and you will lose fat sitting on the couch.
Facts. Wear a special arm band to measure heart rate and calories
burned in a day. It's old science.
what is the big deal. Why are all p90x reviews ending in a link to
buy and why can't I trust before/after shots.
The coaches is why. When people see results they run to facebook to
get more support or wowy .com (the beachbody forum) and they will see
all these people shouting about being a "coach"
They market coaching. It's bullish** they actually say things like:
But really it's multi level marketing.bowflex offered to buy us out but we decided to market via
You, as a coach pay $40 to sign up. You are almost always recruited by
another coach because:
A. hires 3 coaches who have x ammount of "personal volume" (product
sales) they also pay one time $40 fee and $14.95 a month
B. Beachbody then gives the first coach leads from infomercials and
Internet sales, meaning more clients to push product to! Yay!
But if you have any weak links you stop getting both leads AND sales
bonuses so you buy product yourself and push your coaches to order the
$135 shakes on home delivery each month.
This pyramid means them coaches hire their own coaches and beachbody
markets like no other company, ever!
but everyone has heard of it, it must be easy!
Go to teambeachbodysucks dot wordpress dot com and watch all the videos.
Since there are like, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF COACHES - some of which are
marketing gurus who don't workout ever but push the program for the
"real" money you are at a severe disadvantage!
Look, last December (2 months after I got suckered into paying $40 to
sing up) they let ANYONE SIGN UP FREE.
that's 8,000 coaches now, all trying to get attention.
You cannot sell on eBay, or craigslist. Cannot buy advertising using
p90x or any variation on google adwords.
There are so many other things you can't do.
WHO CARES, ARE THE WORKOUTS GOOD!?
Okay well yes. But long.
And there is no "cardio day" but only kenpo (punching the air and it
works at first till you adapt) that is real low impact and also
plyometrics that many will simply NOT complete due to fitness level.
so why you writing this?
Well about a week ago I decided to take my heavy duty 90lb resistance
bands i bought for p90x and my chin up bar, and my gyms (condo gym, no
freeweights) and workout super intensely while watching my diet.
My body exploded so far with creatine supplements and clean (super
clean) eating and I made more progress in eight days than in 15 days
It also pissed me off that I couldn't look up resistance bands vs
freeweights on google without the modifier -p90x as all I got were
p90x reviews going to a sales page.
Selling bands and p90x
So I suppose that bodybuilding dot com has a better reputation online than
these spam sites and thusly this may get indexed for future people to
find via google.
So there it is.
Whew that wasn't easy to type on iphone.
Hope it helps.