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#3501231 - 12/15/13 09:52 AM Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone???
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As in the title: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone???

I'm spending TOO much time yakin in the gym vs keeping a hight heart rate. At 51 and in decent enough shape to start most any workout program - and in need of dumping 30lbs to be really fit - in need of lowering BP to the perfect number again, blah blah blah, I need a focused program. In my best condition - few years ago, I was doing P90X and about 3 2@day workouts each week. Best I've felt since I was 18 playing high school basketball at 49 yrs old! Now, my time is more limited and listening to Tony on P90x makes me want to lessen his teeth ... lol

Anybody else doing all their exercise at home - long term - with satisfactory results and even more, anyone tried T25 - 25 minute nonstop intense FB workout? I'm REAL close to ordering it today.. Having a high heart rate intense 25 minute workout plan with some motivational guidance would allow me (I think) to go back to 2@day workouts - T25 in the evenings - single body part at lunch or at 430 am. I have plenty of gym equipment and getting only 1 body part I could be in/out in 20 minutes resting between rep sets pretty easy.

Anybody doing anything similar?
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#3501240 - 12/15/13 10:04 AM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimber45
.......listening to Tony on P90x makes me want to lessen his teeth ... lol

Exact reason why 1 round of P90X was enough for me. Even with the tv on mute, I can still see his lips move and his voice is still in my head.

I'm currently exploring new ideas for a fitness program. I may look into doing a multi-day adventure race of some sort. That idea came to me at breakfast this morning, so I don't know if what I want to do really even exists. Just not sure yet.

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#3501374 - 12/15/13 11:56 AM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
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My problem is that I have zero motivation at the house. When I het to the gym I get motivated and want to push. Granted I am different than most people in that I am trying to gain and not lose. Cardio is next to extinct for me. I spend about 2 to 2 and a half hours in the gym when I am there. Sucks but worth it.
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#3501413 - 12/15/13 12:38 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: hunter0925]
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I need a gym. I go 4-6 days per week, and if I tried to work out at home, I would never do it.

That said - if you want to lose weight, fix your diet. It will make a much bigger impact.
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#3501418 - 12/15/13 12:40 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: -DRM-]
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Oh, and every one of my daily workouts is less than 30 minutes. Put yourself on a timer and stop "resting" between ANYTHING. You have the rest of the day to "rest"!
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#3502034 - 12/15/13 07:33 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: -DRM-]
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 Originally Posted By: -DRM-
I need a gym. I go 4-6 days per week, and if I tried to work out at home, I would never do it.

That said - if you want to lose weight, fix your diet. It will make a much bigger impact.


You've got the diet thing right! I'm really off track there but, I am getting some good workouts too which helps the body for sure.

I am actually very driven at home or the gym - problem at the gym is everyone coming in/out talking plus it's a crappy small gym and you have to wait for chatty kids too often. I don't wait well - have hate-to-wait disease \:\)
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#3503252 - 12/16/13 02:50 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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I haven't personally don't the T25, but have a few friends that do. They all like it, and they all say that it doesn't feel like you're doing anything, until you are done with the workout. I plan to get on board w it soon.
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#3503373 - 12/16/13 04:18 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Thanks!! I'm sitting here with the flu or similar however, I'm about to order up the T25 \:\)
Maybe I'll be well enough to start it when it's here
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#3503534 - 12/16/13 06:06 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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Scott I've got T25 and like it.
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#3503546 - 12/16/13 06:12 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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And its a lot like work! \:D

Edited by AndyW (12/16/13 06:12 PM)
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#3503677 - 12/16/13 07:22 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: AndyW]
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\:D

Andy did you buy the core DVD as well? Like it as well?
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#3503933 - 12/16/13 09:58 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: -DRM-]
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 Originally Posted By: -DRM-
I need a gym. I go 4-6 days per week, and if I tried to work out at home, I would never do it.

That said - if you want to lose weight, fix your diet. It will make a much bigger impact.



Same for me. If I don't go to a gym I don't do nothing. Diet is 60% of muscle growth and weight loss
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#3527176 - 01/02/14 12:21 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: hunter drew]
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I have insanity and its craziness. Thought about T25 but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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#3527190 - 01/02/14 12:24 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: hunter drew]
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 Originally Posted By: hunter drew

Same for me. If I don't go to a gym I don't do nothing. Diet is 60% of muscle growth and weight loss


Personally, I've found diet is more like 90%.
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#3527197 - 01/02/14 12:29 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: -DRM-]
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Done P90X, lost 45 lbs, but like you, I cant stand to listen to Tony in that series any longer. I really need to get back on one of them, and a gym is out for me. Gyms are for weight lifting in my opinion.

I am thinking about P90X3 of T25 myself.
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#3527199 - 01/02/14 12:29 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: -DRM-]
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Kimber - how about you grow some self control and stop yaking in the gym?

Set a time limit for your regular workout and GET IT DONE. I can promise you, adding a time element to your regular gym routine will take it to an entirely new level, and you don;t have to buy anything new, start working out at home, or sacrifice using actual gym equipment.

I work out every morning about 5am, and have to be back to the house by 6am to get the family moving, shower, and head out the door towards work by 6:30. By the nature of my schedule - I don't have time to dilly-dally or chit-chat with other gym-goers, I get in, get it done, and get on with my day.
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#3527939 - 01/02/14 06:44 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: -DRM-]
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 Originally Posted By: -DRM-
Kimber - how about you grow some self control and stop yaking in the gym?

Set a time limit for your regular workout and GET IT DONE. I can promise you, adding a time element to your regular gym routine will take it to an entirely new level, and you don;t have to buy anything new, start working out at home, or sacrifice using actual gym equipment.

I work out every morning about 5am, and have to be back to the house by 6am to get the family moving, shower, and head out the door towards work by 6:30. By the nature of my schedule - I don't have time to dilly-dally or chit-chat with other gym-goers, I get in, get it done, and get on with my day.


\:D
Well, when you're working out in a small gym where you have friends etc who
are in political positions - folks you don't want to be rude to, you have to walk a fine line. Maybe you read into what I said incorrectly so I'll fix that.. I don't bring about conversation in the gym - actually try to run back and forth from resistance to cardio fast enough that it almost looks stupid but in going from room to room ppl stop me to talk.
For now, the gym is OUT and the little local gym is probably history for me.
I happen to be driven enough to do this at home....do have some intermittent complications however I'll work around those but getting my head right again will mean I have to tune out all the gym BS for a while. I'm setting a goal of 205lbs - about 23lbs to lose, at home. Reward will be getting my gym membership restarted and moving back into 2@days several days a week.

Beyond P90X etc I have some pretty dang good gym equipment for an Old Redneck working out at home and, depending on a persons goals, a load of gym equipment is not necessary anyway. For me, resistance is VERY important but NOT my top priority anymore. Cardio has to become top priority for me and the small gym I was at had little to offer there. Once I hit 205lbs my new membership will be a much bigger - much nicer - much more equipped gym about 20 miles one way from me vs 3 miles one way from me, but it will be worth it I believe.
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#3527941 - 01/02/14 06:46 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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I slacked and didn't order my T25....ordering Tonight!
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#3528315 - 01/02/14 09:20 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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Ordered T25!!

Jan 7th projected date to receive - several more days with Tony
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#3528910 - 01/03/14 10:40 AM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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#3528929 - 01/03/14 10:49 AM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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\:D
Well, when you're working out in a small gym where you have friends etc who
are in political positions - folks you don't want to be rude to, you have to walk a fine line. Maybe you read into what I said incorrectly so I'll fix that.. I don't bring about conversation in the gym - actually try to run back and forth from resistance to cardio fast enough that it almost looks stupid but in going from room to room ppl stop me to talk.
For now, the gym is OUT and the little local gym is probably history for me.
I happen to be driven enough to do this at home....do have some intermittent complications however I'll work around those but getting my head right again will mean I have to tune out all the gym BS for a while. I'm setting a goal of 205lbs - about 23lbs to lose, at home. Reward will be getting my gym membership restarted and moving back into 2@days several days a week.

Beyond P90X etc I have some pretty dang good gym equipment for an Old Redneck working out at home and, depending on a persons goals, a load of gym equipment is not necessary anyway. For me, resistance is VERY important but NOT my top priority anymore. Cardio has to become top priority for me and the small gym I was at had little to offer there. Once I hit 205lbs my new membership will be a much bigger - much nicer - much more equipped gym about 20 miles one way from me vs 3 miles one way from me, but it will be worth it I believe.


Sounds like you have a plan - I like it.

And I wasn't reading into things, I just don't beat around the bush when it comes to something serious like taking your health back under control.

Since we are our own worst enemies in this battle - there isn't time to tip-toe around the discussion.

My wife actually wears her earbuds in the gym - without anything playing - just to avoid the "talkers", lol.

It's also one if the reasons I love the morning crowd - everyone has somewhere to be, so they respect that people want to get their w/o done and get their day started.

I have started introducing time elements to most of my workouts. It really has taken things to a new level. A simple one:

20 minutes to do as many sets as possible. 1 set=
5 pull-ups
10 push-ups
15 air squats

I promise - this is cardio and strength training combined that is as hard as you feel like pushing yourself!
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#3529480 - 01/03/14 06:09 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: -DRM-]
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DRM - I keep an mp3player - they still stop me \:D

Did chest - shoulders - tri's today and as much of ab ripper as I could - I STUNK but I know it's going to get better from here. Feels SO rewarding and satisfying to be working out again!! I'm heading to krgr in the morning after I hit the office for a few hours - buying plenty of Greek yogurt - almonds, things I know I can do intermittently throughout the day to get my metabolism back rolling again \:\)

Getting in shape - eating right is actually a heck of a lot of fun.

Thanks for the push!! I need my nose rubbed in my laziness every once in a while for sure \:\) now if I can just get my wife in the gym!
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#3529482 - 01/03/14 06:11 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Bullfrog]
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Keep us posted


Will do - fired up and ready to start when I get T25 delivered!
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#3530212 - 01/04/14 09:26 AM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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Will do - fired up and ready to start when I get T25 delivered!


I'm in a similar situation as you Kimber. At 39 I weighed 240 and felt like crap. Got my diet under control, started working out with one of my old high school buddies (he never stopped working out after high school). I got down to 185 and have maintained that weight +/- 5 to 7 pounds for ten years now. I got tired of the old traditional weight program and started P90X but also hate listening to Tony. About 3 years ago I started doing the Insanity/P90 hybrid workouts with pretty good results. Due to an old knee injury, I'm facing total knee replacement in a few years so I cannot do the higher impact stuff.

I now have a rowing machine for some light cardio and I do SOME of the P90/Insanity workouts (I just have to skip the jumping stuff). I also do a high rep/light weight workout. I'm looking to stay toned moreso than add alot of strenght. I like your 20 minute workout and plan to incorporate that into my routine.

This high rep/light weight workout was given to me by a co-worker. He's 51 and looks like a body builder. He does this every day and has for years. I only do it 3 times a week but you might be interested in trying it. If you do the entire workout it takes roughly an hour. If time is limited I scale back the sets accordingly:


Flat bench: 20 sets of 10 with 30 seconds rest between sets.
2 minute rest
Concentration curl/french curl(dumbells): 10 sets of 10 with 45 seconds of rest between sets.
2 minute rest
Military press: 5 sets of 12 with 1 minute rest between sets.
Shoulder fly: 1 set of 15
1 minute rest
Seated bent over back fly: 3 sets of 12 with 30 seconds of rest between sets.

If you do the complete workout you'll do 711 reps in just under an hour. It keeps the heart rate elevated pretty good too.
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#3531058 - 01/04/14 09:30 PM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
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 Originally Posted By: Kimber45
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Keep us posted


Will do - fired up and ready to start when I get T25 delivered!


I'm in a similar situation as you Kimber. At 39 I weighed 240 and felt like crap. Got my diet under control, started working out with one of my old high school buddies (he never stopped working out after high school). I got down to 185 and have maintained that weight +/- 5 to 7 pounds for ten years now. I got tired of the old traditional weight program and started P90X but also hate listening to Tony. About 3 years ago I started doing the Insanity/P90 hybrid workouts with pretty good results. Due to an old knee injury, I'm facing total knee replacement in a few years so I cannot do the higher impact stuff.

I now have a rowing machine for some light cardio and I do SOME of the P90/Insanity workouts (I just have to skip the jumping stuff). I also do a high rep/light weight workout. I'm looking to stay toned moreso than add alot of strenght. I like your 20 minute workout and plan to incorporate that into my routine.

This high rep/light weight workout was given to me by a co-worker. He's 51 and looks like a body builder. He does this every day and has for years. I only do it 3 times a week but you might be interested in trying it. If you do the entire workout it takes roughly an hour. If time is limited I scale back the sets accordingly:


Flat bench: 20 sets of 10 with 30 seconds rest between sets.
2 minute rest
Concentration curl/french curl(dumbells): 10 sets of 10 with 45 seconds of rest between sets.
2 minute rest
Military press: 5 sets of 12 with 1 minute rest between sets.
Shoulder fly: 1 set of 15
1 minute rest
Seated bent over back fly: 3 sets of 12 with 30 seconds of rest between sets.

If you do the complete workout you'll do 711 reps in just under an hour. It keeps the heart rate elevated pretty good too.


Good job keeping fit!!

I like the sound of that workout!!

I've spent the $ for the T25 now so it gets 1st place for now......well, when it gets here anyway \:\)

Thanks!
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#3535365 - 01/07/14 10:07 AM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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T25 has NOT arrived \:\( so since my shop would never heat up to a sufficient temp right now I re-up'd my local gym membership yesterday for 90 more days. Should take me at least that long to reach my 1st weight loss goal anyway SO, some 2@days can start soon after the T25 arrives (if my body is willing).. Yesterday I hit cardio for 15 minutes - all elliptical and being out of shape again was able to crank the HR up to 144 SO I hit the weight room for a fast n furious total upper body. High rep counts and 2 full sets of everything later I felt like I was going to be SO I wrapped it up and went home
Scales/body weight can be SO tricky but in 3 days of eating REALLY well compared to the last MANY months - showing 5lbs down from morning weigh-ins already \:o
Wont say I'm not HUNGRY but, it feels GREAT to know I have a grasp on this situation, LOTS of the right food in the house and have dropped my daily sugar intake by 90% easy + tripled my protein intake \:\)
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#3540169 - 01/10/14 07:28 AM Re: Simply put - Sick of the Gym!! Tried T25 anyone??? [Re: Kimber45]
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Well - my Ebay seller messed around and let the snow storm lock him down procrastinating and not shipping last week, didn't ship my T25 until YESTERDAY afternoon so I had opened a case yesterday morning with Ebay since he had not responded in a week.
They lit a fire and he's shipped it AND shipped the GAMMA workout as a free "I'm sorry" bonus.
They say the GAMMA is a grueling circuit strength workout so I am looking forward to getting to that and kicking its buttocks! \:D
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