My P90X Review – Read To The End For A Special Offer!

You’re probably searching for P90X reviews wanting to know “does P90X really work?”  Will this work if you’re trying to lose weight?  Will it work for skinny guys trying to get bigger and more ripped?  The answer to both of those questions is yes but first let me share my experience with P90X, why I got started, and my results.

My story is similar to some of you out there I’m sure.  Somewhere along the way I kind of let myself go.  I wasn’t working out at all, was eating a lot of unhealthy processed foods, and the weight started to pile on.  Nothing too drastic I didn’t think.  I didn’t used to have a scale at my house so I didn’t really know exactly how much I weighed.  Then I decided to weigh myself one day at a friend’s house.  I was startled by the number I saw…230 lbs.  How did I let myself get to 230 lbs?

That was pretty much the moment that I knew I had to do something about it.  I just didn’t know what that something was yet.  My brother had done P90X about a year prior to that and had great results.  From what he described though I wasn’t sure I was ready for P90X…or maybe I was just too lazy to work that hard.

Then just a couple days later, I was up one night flipping through the TV channels (probably snacking on junk), and there it was…the P90X infomercial.  It was the first time I had ever seen it and I was really impressed by the results that people had gotten.  Then they showed some of the exercises and I thought to myself “I think I can do this…I HAVE to do this”.

I ordered it the next day and the rest is history.  No it wasn’t easy, yes I had to change the way I was eating…but I did it.  Never missed a workout, committed 100% to the nutrition plan, and ended up losing 42 lbs. in my first round (90 days) of P90X.  It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.  See for yourself…

p90x results

Here’s another side by side comparison…

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And another one…

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I’m literally in the best shape I’ve ever been in at 42 years old.  I feel great and get a lot of compliments on my appearance now which is also very nice.  By the way, the results you see in the pictures above are 100% the result of P90X.  I didn’t do anything else, no running, no gym workouts etc. (I get that question a lot).  At the time of writing this I’ve recently finished my 3rd round of P90X (270 days) and am starting my fourth round.  It’s simply just part of my lifestyle now, part of my routine.

I’ve become very passionate about fitness and I love seeing people go through transformations like I have.  If you’re thinking about trying P90X, stop thinking!  Just do it!  You won’t regret it.


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110 Responses to “My P90X Review – Read To The End For A Special Offer!”

  1. Jamie Gaymon says:

    Dan, way to take control of your fitness man! I’m a coach, too, and I am working my way down the weight loss slopes! Keep up the good work buddy!


  2. p90x reviews says:

    Cool P90x is really effective! to try that one too..

  3. Terry says:

    Dan, First of all great job, you look great. Your before photos is a carbon copy of what I look like now! I bought p90x over a year ago and tried it once and quit. I was really discouraged because I could not keep up. Were you able to keep up with the workouts when you first started? If not, how did you get through it. After reading your story I am motivated more now than ever to get through this. Thanks

    • Coach Dan says:

      Thanks Terry! Could I keep up at first? Not even close. I just did what I could and hit the pause button a lot. It was very frustrating at first but I just kept going and got stronger and stronger each week. You just have to modify when needed as Tony and the kids show you. I used to have to do push ups from my knees until I built up the strength to do “real” push ups…now I do push ups wearing a 40 lb weighted vest. It’s amazing the improvements you make if you just stick with it! Let me know if you need any help.

  4. J.R. Quarles says:

    Coach Dan,

    that is the way to bring it my friend. I’m in process of a total transformation myself.

  5. Robert says:

    WOW! you are really ripped! my question is did you drink some protein? or something like that? great effort!

  6. Lynn says:

    Wonderful Job!
    I just started this program on Monday. I’m on day 4 and I can already see results. I’m a 31 yo female who just let myself go. My beginning weight was 165 at 5’8! My goal is to knock off about 25lbs and tone up. I took the before pictures and weight and have already lost 7 lbs!!! Yes, my body is hurting but it’s a good hurt! I feel more energetic and look forward to my workouts each day. I use the modified versions of some of the exercises and can’t wait until the day that I can do the workouts the way they are meant to be done!!!

    I’m taking notes from your website! Thanks for all the great information you have posted!!

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hi Lynn…great start! 7 lbs. lost already in 4 days is awesome! I had to use the modified versions at the beginning too, nothing wrong with that. You’ll be amazed at how much stronger you get in the coming weeks. Keep checking back, I’m going to be trying to update my site more frequently with helpful information. Bring it!

  7. Justin says:

    Just got the videos and have been working out for about 3 months already! just want to speed up the process. Do you think i will get good results without supplements?

  8. jeff says:

    Can you get good results just doing the workouts and havin a clean diet consiting of chicken tuna greens fruits nd little carbs

    • Coach Dan says:

      Yes you can get good results but in general, the more exact you are with your nutrition the better your results will be instead of just “winging it”…also, you don’t want to restrict carbs too much or you won’t have the energy to get through the workouts.

  9. Joe says:


    I’m only 20 years old, but your “before” picture is ME! I want to get into the best shape of my life early on, and maintain it from now on. Is it too early for me to use p90x? Also, is going to the gym/lifting outside of the p90x workouts a bad idea?

    • Coach Dan says:

      No it’s definitely not too early to use P90X. Going to the gym/lifting outside of the P90X workouts is not necessarily a bad idea but it might be overkill. You don’t want to overdo it, your muscles need a chance to recover. My recommendation is to at least complete 90 days of P90X as scheduled and then you can decide going forward if there are certain workouts you’d rather replace with a lifting day in the gym. If you don’t have P90X yet, you can get a legitimate copy by clicking here. That will also make me your coach so I can help you along the way.

  10. Rachel says:

    Would this be good for teenagers? Because I weigh 140 and im 5′ 7″ , but I am only 14. My neighbor did p90x and she is only a year older and she got great results?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hi Rachel…yes P90X is good for teenagers. At your age, I always recommend getting your parents permission first of course.

  11. Trevor says:

    will you still get good results with out following the nutrition plan? and on the side take suppliments

    • Coach Dan says:

      you can’t expect to get very good results without proper nutrition, no…supplements or no supplements, you still need to eat healthy!

  12. Reader says:

    You got great results and I need your help!
    I have p90x and I keep putting of starting it purely because I won’t be able to stick to the nutrition plan and I can’t get the supplements but I do weightwatchers and I follow that strictly would I still get good results if I started P90x whilst sticking to a weightwatchers diet??

    • Coach Dan says:

      I think you can still get good results with weight watchers and P90X, you might have to adjust the amount of calories though. When you go through a program like P90X, your metabolism will start to increase and your body will burn more calories than it used to so you’ll need to adjust accordingly to fuel your workouts.

  13. Edith says:

    Hi dan, im a 19year old female, 5ft6″ i currently weigh 240lbs, at my heaviest i was about 265lbs, i play football(soccer) twice a week and i’ve recently quit smoking 2months and 7 days ago, i feel like p90x is the only thing that can help me right now! Ive been battling with my weight for most of my life and now starting to get knee and shin pains, would p90x make my injuries any worse? Im planning to order my it in a few days time.

    • Coach Dan says:

      They show you ways to modify the various moves to make them lower impact so you should be ok. Also, you might want to start with the P90X lean schedule which doesn’t include Plyometrics as Plyo would be the toughest on the shins and knees.

      The most important thing will be proper nutrition so make sure you follow the nutrition guide!

  14. Preston says:

    Hi Dan,

    I will be 16 in about a week, and i hope to get the P90X for my birthday. I am very skinny, about 110lb at 5’8″. I am wondering if P90X would be difficult for me, but I am really tired of being a skinny weakling. What would you reccomend as far as working out/nutrition?

  15. Rick Masisak says:

    Hey Dan I really look like you in the before pictures. In my younger days ( I’m 42 now ) I had a washboard stomach and nice muscles. Now a few chicken wings later I’ve gotten up to 238lbs. I’m 6’3″ so I can kinda hide my belly. My question is I like the wings and just a few beers on saturdays watching football. If I limit the bad things to one day a week and stick to the diet and workout the rest of the time will I still be able to achieve the results I want?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Rick…nutrition will account for about 80% of your results. If it’s just a few wings and a few beers once a week, then you should be able to get decent results. It just depends what your goals are, i.e. just losing some weight or getting back to having washboard abs. The bottom line is the better your nutrition, the better your results!

  16. Rick Masisak says:

    Hey thanks Dan… I just want to get back into shape and get my tone back. I have been looking at the P90x and I will be ordering it. I know a lot of people say it is hard but I have been around a lot of not so easy training. I grew up Boxing. The workouts are very stressful to your body. Anyways I was looking at the suppliments and what would you suggest I get when I order, I want to get everything I need at one time. I’m going to order the bands too if you think that would be good. And one more thing I would like you to be my coach, Anyone that would answer someone’s questions without me even being a customer is someone I would trust. Should I hold off on the suppliments until I get you as a coach or order all at once. Thanks again…Rick

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Rick…yes it is hard but certainly doable, especially if you’ve trained hard in the past. The best value would be to get the P90X package which comes with a pull up bar, resistance bands, a mat, recovery formula, and two bonus workouts. You can click here to get the P90X package. That will also automatically make me your coach so I can help you along the way. The other supplement that I use is Shakeology…it really helps with the nutrition side of things. You can click here to learn more about Shakeology. Should you decide to try it, ordering on autoship is the best deal, even if you’re not sure you’ll continue with it. You’ll save $10, get two bonus workout DVDs, a shaker cup and recipe card. It’s easy to cancel autoship should you need to. Let me know if you have any other questions!

  17. Ken Scott says:

    Hi Dan,

    Interesting post. I found the site because I need to lose weight. In High School I was in tip top shape playing sports all the time, now 6 years later, I have let myself go. A few friends have done p90x, I am just nervous that I will stop and not continue. My biggest issue is my diet in that when I see food I have to eat it, I have terrible food self control. Advice? IS P90X right for me?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Ken…I was just like you, in top top shape in high school except it was 25 years ago for me! So if I can do it, you can too. Diet is definitely very important to getting results. The good thing is that P90X comes with a nutrition guide that tells you what to eat. I used to have terrible self control when it came to food too. But once you start eating clean and healthy, the cravings go away and you just don’t want to eat the junk anymore. In fact, if I eat any kind of junk food now, I get extremely tired and get a terrible headache from all the preservatives and noxious chemicals in the processed “food” that most people eat these days.

      I say go for it, give it your all for 90 days, and you’ll love the results so much that you won’t ever want to go back to where you are now. If you get P90X through this link (or the peak results package which includes the equipment) it will automatically make me your free coach so I can help you along the way. I also have a private group on Facebook to help keep people motivated and accountable.

  18. SNowstylo says:

    I’ve done it too, it works!

  19. will says:

    Hi Dan

    Im in the Armed Forces, so because of this I will have to do Squad PT, but wish to start the P90X regime, currently Im on Atkins and its been working, can I still do Aktins with increased Carbs, or it is worth following P90X’s diet plan ?


    • Coach Dan says:

      Ideally you’ll want to follow the P90X nutrition guide as the carb requirements can be different than what you’re used to with Atkins. With that said, as long as you’re taking in the right amount of calories in the proper protein/carb/fat ratios that the P90X nutrition guide suggests, you’ll be ok.

  20. lucas says:

    Amazing results man i look exactly like you did in the past. this is the most motivation i have every gotten seeing someone that looks like me and did question is did you use shakeology?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Thanks Lucas. Are you doing P90X currently? Yes, I drink Shakeology and have done so every day for nearly a year and a half. I love the stuff and it really fills the gaps in my nutrition while tasting like a cheat meal. I like to think of it as P90X for my insides. One tip if you decide to try Shakeology…ordering on autoship is the best deal, even if you’re not sure you’ll continue with it. You’ll save $10 (free shipping) plus you get 2 free workout DVDs, a recipe card, and a shaker cup. There’s a bottom of the bag guarantee too so there’s no risk in trying it. Here’s the link to the order page if you’re thinking of trying it…

  21. john ramirez says:


    I just purchased P90X and I was curious as to what I will need, i.e. weights, bands, etc…

  22. Alex says:

    Hi Dan,

    I am not overwigh however i have a slight belly. I want to get bigger (muscle wise) and get defined, is this programme for me?


  23. matt says:

    wanting to try p90x but you say you have to eat correct for it to work can i put the shakes your talking about in place of lunch i want to lose some weight

  24. SK says:

    Hey Dan,

    I was looking online for some motivational stuff and I gotta say I think I found it with your website.
    I currently goto the gym 3-4-5 times a week depending on what I can afford, time wise but I only started that a bit over a month ago. I’m interested in maybe incorporating a few days of P90X in with my current workout to see what kind of effect I feel in terms of my stamina and endurance.

    Do you think this would be a good idea?


    • Coach Dan says:

      It certainly wouldn’t hurt! I think you’d get the best results by doing the full P90X program as scheduled, but if you want to start by just incorporating some of the P90X workouts into your current gym routine, I don’t think that’s a bad idea at all.

  25. matt says:

    waiting on my p90x to get here I hope it works going to give it 110%

  26. Vince says:

    Awesome results Dan. similarly I was in great shape as a US Marine about 12 years ago. I am interested in going back into the Marines as a reservist, but have a lot of weight to lose (about 48 pounds). I just got the P90X DVD’s from my brother, but unfortunately he didn’t have the schedule and information that comes with it (rest day frequency, etc.). is there somewhere to get that online?

    Also, as you know, the Marine Corps will wnat me to be running a good bit. It should be ok (and maybe recommended anyway) to mix some cardio in with this as well, correct?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Thanks Vince. You can see the P90X schedule here: There is cardio in the P90X program but additional cardio is fine. It would be similar to doing P90X doubles.

      • Vince says:

        wow, I just did my first p90x workout (did shoulders and arms at the gym yesterday, so I started with plyo). there is no way Im going for a run after that! Nt yet anyway…I swear I just lost about 4-5 pounds in sweat! Best workout since The Corps, definitely.

        It did bring up a question though; on the days where an ab ripper is done along with another workout, do you typically do those back to back, or split them up through the day (i.e. workout in the morning and abs in the evening).

        Thanks again!

        • Coach Dan says:

          Killer workout eh? Personally I do ab ripper back to back with my main workout of the day but it’s not necessary. I just do it because my muscles are warm and I’m in “workout mode”…but it’s fine to do it later in the day if that works better for you.

  27. mindy says:

    I really need to LOSE WEIGHT
    I am trying to set a date for my wedding but I dont wanna do that until I am looking better!
    I am nervous to buy this/start-
    I have horrible eating habits and I know that— I have tried ‘diets’ before but I DO NOT LIKE VEGGIES!! I just cant get into them… HELP?! how do ya over come that?! I wanna be able to do this and get into it 100% but I know I need to enjoy veggies more in order to do it and I dont wanna set up for failure…
    any help or suggestions/ideas to ensure success with this program??


    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Mindy…there’s more to eating healthy than just eating veggies of course. I don’t care for most veggies myself, but there are a few I like so I eat those. This is also why I drink Shakeology, very low calorie yet extremely nutrient dense to make up for what I may be lacking in vegetables. A good place to start would be to eliminate processed foods…check out this article for a guide on how to transition to healthy eating:

      P90X is a great program but depending on your current state of fitness you could even start with something a little less intense like Power 90 or even 10 Minute Trainer. If you purchase from the official site by clicking any of those links that will automatically make me your free coach so I can help you out along the way.

  28. matt says:

    got my p90x a two ago read everything now time to start

  29. Caitlin says:

    Ive always been in sports up until college when I started gaining weight. I definetly notice the weight and decided its time to do something about it. I have a pretty physical job, as Im in constuction. I do want results as in weight loss and toning all over. However, im just afride that with the results everyone has on top of doing my regular job at work (where i have noticed my arm muslces already) im gonna get bulky especially in my arms. Is there an option to modify the workout so im toning and not gaining excessive muslce?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Honestly, you really don’t need to worry about bulking up…it’s very very difficult to do for females. What P90X will do is actually melt the fat layer covering your muscles giving you a more lean look, not bulky. But yes, you can modify too with lighter weights and higher reps. They tell you how to modify in the videos.

  30. KAREN says:

    I just purchased the P90X and have been reading the Fitness Guide and Nutrition Plan. You mentioned that you used the shakeology to supplement lunch, but did you also order the Recovery Formula and Protein Bars. I am trying to get everything I will need before I start with the workouts. Also, in the nutrition plan, they have meal plans(Fat Shredder) for the levels, does this mean we eat the same thing for 4 weeks straight until we move to the next phase (Energy Booster) and then use that meal plan for 4 week and so on?

  31. Doug says:

    Hey Coach,

    I’m expecting to start a police academy in July and want to complete te program prior to that. My question is, how does a man on a very tight budget manage to handle the costs of the nutritional an supplement requirements?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Doug…it can be done. The supplements aren’t an absolute requirement, they just help get better results quicker. As for nutrition, you can do things like buy in bulk to save money…buy frozen vegetables, shop at a local farmer’s market, drink filtered water instead of wasting money on soda, fruit juice, or bottled water etc. It doesn’t have to be expensive to eat healthy.

  32. Tommy says:

    I am 15 years old right now, and my brother just purchased P90x. I am very active and participate in multiple sports (baseball, swimming, golf), and am debating trying this. I completed one of the full leg workouts today to go ahead and try it and completed it fully, but definitely will be sore for practice tomorrow. Do you think that it is too early for me to go ahead and attempt the full 90 day cycle?

    • Coach Dan says:

      No I don’t think it’s too early. You probably don’t need to be lifting real heavy weights at your age…go with lighter weight and more reps or use the resistance bands. Overall, it should definitely help your athletic performance.

  33. John says:

    I just started doing the P90X and I weigh 200 lbs and my height is 6 ft. I couldn’t do the fit test so I decided to do the lean version to lose weight and get back into shape. Once I am done, I intend to start the P90X (normal).

    I am on my first week and today was yoga, but I couldn’t finish it. I got through 40 minutes of it and I had to leave the house; Can I finish the yoga part tomorrow along with the scheduled workout or would it be better to skip it and stay on track?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey John…I would probably just skip the rest of Yoga and move on to the next day’s workout. The first 40 minutes or so is the hardest part of Yoga anyways, so you did the hard part at least.

  34. Jeff says:

    I’m looking at trying P90X, but with working 2 jobs, I am not sure if I can commit to 1 hour per day everyday. Would it still offer similar results if I worked out every other day for an hour? Also, it seems like it would get boring doing workout videos after about a week. Just trying to get some advise before I spend the money on P90X as I don’t want to have it sit on my TV and collect dust.


    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Jeff…it definitely is a time commitment. I decided it was worth it and just scheduled it into my day like any other appointment. Sure you’d still get some results if you worked out every other day…not the same results as you’d get following the program as scheduled, but certainly better than doing nothing at all!

      As far as it getting boring, I guess that’s just an individual thing. Some people don’t like working out at home to DVDs…I found it to be much more effective and less time consuming than going to a gym. It does help to have a workout partner though!

  35. Alexander says:


    I’m on day 8 of P90X. I’m bringing it to the fullest which isn’t such a big deal. In the nutrition, it has me a bit worried though. I’m 32 years old, 5’11 and 169lbs. According to the nutrition guide, I’m suppose to consume 2400 calories a day. Eating that much isn’t a big deal either, but isn’t that a lot of calories to consume if I want to get ripped? Thanks for your help in advance.


    • Coach Dan says:

      It might be a lot of calories if you’re sitting on the couch all day, but it’s not a lot when you’re going through a program like P90X. You need to fuel your body for the P90X workouts. You just have to see how your body reacts to 2400 calories per day and then adjust from there.

  36. Jake B says:

    Hey Coach Dan,
    I stumbled on your site as I was looking around for info on p90x and after reading the posts here and the information from the beach body website, I am curious if there is a modified first month/first cycle diet for trying to bulk up and gain muscle rather than for losing weight. I am currently 6’1″ and weigh 135 with about 1.5% body fat (measured at my last doctors appointment about 3 months ago). That being said, I am much more interested in getting ripped than slimming down and building lean muscle. Any info would be greatly appreciated!


    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Jake…as far as the diet goes, the nutrition guide that comes with P90X will help you determine how many calories you need to be taking in to gain mass. That is the key for someone like yourself trying to bulk up, eating enough calories (healthy calories of course). In your case, you’d probably want to skip the “fat shredder” phase and start with phase 2 of the nutrition plan.

      There’s also a modified workout schedule for gaining mass that you can check out here.

      • Jake B says:

        Okay, so in place of the fat shredder phase I use phase two, should I still use phase 2 during the scheduled phase 2 time? Also, just read the article, and if I understand it correctly, it is best to do the classic cycle once (the full 90 days) before doing a mass-targeted cycle that is 90 days of it’s own? Also, it discussed the difference between the mass-targeted cycle and the classic cycle, and those are the mass cycle is primarily about adding muscle with muscle growth and little cardio, whereas the classic is about more about muscle efficiency and cardio. That being said, the classic will still add considerable amounts of muscle, just not as much as the mass-targeted cycle? And the mass-targeted cycle will still improve overall athleticism and
        cardio, just not as much as the classic?

        Thanks again!
        Jake B

        • Coach Dan says:

          Yes I would still use phase 2 during the scheduled phase 2 time…and yes, it’s recommended to do the full 90 day classic cycle once before starting a mass targeted cycle. Even with the classic schedule, you can still add mass if you’re eating enough calories and lifting heavy.

          “That being said, the classic will still add considerable amounts of muscle, just not as much as the mass-targeted cycle? And the mass-targeted cycle will still improve overall athleticism and
          cardio, just not as much as the classic?” <----Correct

          • Jake B says:

            Okay great! Thanks so much for all the help and information, I really appreciate it and can’t wait to get started!

  37. Shannon says:

    Hey dan!! Me and my friend just recently started this p90x training as we call it! We started wednesday….actually how many days a week are you supposed to do the work-outs. We done it for an hour wed and 1 hour thursday….it was so hard to do some of it…we could barley keep up seeing as both of us are out of shape. But we are determined to stick with it!! I am just so ready to see some actual results!! I want to get back to the weight I was before I had my daughter!! We are currently not taking the supplements or following the nutrition plan…we are just cutting back on our portions and making smarter decisions on what we eat and drink. Also…is it ok to skip around the cd’s instead of doing them in order?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hi Shannon…yes, it’s definitely going to be difficult at first and there will be things you can’t do but that’s normal. Just modify as needed like they show you in the videos.

      The schedule calls for 6 days a week, and yes you should do them in the order the schedule says to…they designed it that way for a reason. Here’s the classic schedule if you don’t have it:

      Nutrition will play a HUGE part in the results you get, as much as 80%…so definitely pay attention to that part of it. You don’t have to necessarily make the meals in the nutrition guide but at least read it and understand how many calories you should be taking in and the protein/carb/fat ratios etc. if you want really good, lasting results. You can also read some of my nutrition posts here:

  38. Scott says:

    I am 44, out of shape and packing about 20-30 extra pounds , with pretty much a desk job for the past 2 plus years. Last year I had shoulder surgery and pretty much have not been to active with it (so it lost a lot of strength). Is this program modifiable that I can work out with and still slowly rebuild the bad shoulder without doing damage?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Scott…Yes, P90X is modifiable. They show you in the videos different ways to modify each move. One of the things that could be problematic with your shoulder are pull ups…but these can be modified by using resistance bands. I have a bit of a bad shoulder too…I was still able to do pull ups using a chair to assist but there were some other moves that bothered my shoulder so I just substituted a similar move in it’s place. As an example, there is a move called dive bomber push ups which didn’t agree with my shoulder, so instead I would do regular push ups or diamond push ups. You just have to improvise sometimes.

  39. andrew says:

    hey dan, I’m about to purchase the p90x here (as you seem to be an awesome coach), and was wondering if I were to do a month and stop due to a surgery (jaw surgery), I can just start back up where I left off a couple months later, or if I’d have to start over. Thanks!

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hi Andrew…in that situation you’d be best to just start over from the beginning after a couple months. But like you said, you might as well get as far as you can beforehand. Good luck with the surgery!

  40. Kay says:

    Hey Dan!
    You look absolutely amazing! I bought the p90x dvds off of a friend and I am starting tomorrow. I’ve gained quite a bit of weight over the last two years like a total of 50lbs.ugh disgusting! Anyway my birthday is in april and I’m going to Vegas in the first week of May to celebrate my twenty first I’m currently on a different diet do you think it’s possible for me to stick to this diet and still lose 40-50lbs by may!? I an really dedicated to making it happen and excited except I don’t have much faith in reaching that goal is it unrealistic of a goal ahh help!

    • Coach Dan says:

      Thanks for the compliment Kay. You say you’re on a different diet? What diet are you on? Did you get the P90X nutrition guide from your friend? I don’t think it’s unrealistic to reach your goal by May…I’ve seen many people lose that amount in that period of time, including myself. You’ll have to commit 100% to the workouts and proper nutrition though. In fact, nutrition will probably play an even bigger role than the workouts themselves…but both are important of course.

  41. Adam says:

    Hi Dan, hope your well, I have just bought the p90x from a friend at work after watching him give up after 30 days

    I am 28 and 14st 4lbs and 5ft 9″. I play football (soccer) twice a week at a decent level but after fad diet after fad diet can not shift my belly and love handles

    I am so determined to get rid n tone up,

    I am starting tomorrow I have my meals all set out and ready,

    A couple of questions if you don’t mind,

    I can’t find the p90x protein shake so have purchased some whey protein natural flavour shake, will this be as good?

    How important is the recovery drink as I don’t have any at the moment? And can you recommend a good equivalent here in the uk?

    Your pictures are quality and I so hope I can get somewhere close


    • Coach Dan says:

      Unfortunately you can’t get some of the supplements in the UK, but yes the whey protein you mentioned should be fine. It’s been said that low fat chocolate milk can make a decent recovery drink as it has the right amount of simple carbs and protein.

  42. Laura says:


    Love your before and after pictures! I am starting the program tomorrow with my 16 & 13 year old sons! This is a totaly family effort! I know that this is going to be tougher for me than the two of them and my main concern is soreness and pushing through the first cycle.

    That being said, do you remember how sore you were when you first started and were there things that helped? I’ve read different (contrasting) articles about ice baths/hot showers directly after exercising. I’ve also heard that a foam roller is good for releasing lactic acid which causes the soreness, but that it also is quite uncomfortable.

    Any suggestion?

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hi Laura, that’s great that you’ll be doing the program with your sons! Makes it more fun when you have a couple workout partners.

      I remember being extremely sore my first week. Ice baths can help if you can tolerate it. Other things that I’ve found that helped is stretching (you can do the X Stretch DVD), drinking plenty of water and staying hydrated, getting a massage (or using a foam roller to give yourself a massage), and using a recovery drink like the P90X Results & Recovery Formula.

      Hope that helps.

  43. Fatty T says:

    Okay, my only thing is everyone I know that has tried P 90X is not really fat, they just need toning up. I want to know can someone like me who is just fat and totally out of shape keep up with the workouts?

    • Coach Dan says:

      P90X wasn’t really intended for someone very overweight and very out of shape. However, many people who have had 100 or more pounds to lose have done P90X and have gotten outstanding results. Yes it will be hard to keep up with the workout, you have to modify a lot of the moves like they show you in the videos. Bottom line is that P90X probably isn’t the best place to start for someone who is very out of shape.

      Here are a couple suggestions that I think would be a better choice:
      Les Mills Pump
      Power 90

      If you purchase through those links, you’ll also receive additional bonus workouts plus I will be assigned as your free coach so I can help you along the way.

  44. paul says:

    Hi Dan, I came across your website while looking at the p90x videos on youtube. I too am at that stage of life where something has to change, and it took me a long time to actually make a decision and commit to the lifestyle change, but I am ready to make the change. Your story intrigued me because my girlfriend saw your before photo and thought it was a picture of me(we even look very similar) I am looking forward to the challenge and the change in my health and life that this can do for me. I think the biggest hurdle will be the change in diet, the exercise will be hard but giving up all the crap that tastes good will be hard(like loosing a friend) but I have made the promise to myself to change.

    • Coach Dan says:

      Hey Paul…congrats on making the decision to commit to a healthy lifestyle. You’re right, it’s not easy but I can assure you it’s worth it. I’ve found that it does get easier with time though. Working out starts to become part of your normal routine and eating healthy becomes normal after a while too. You give up the crap that tastes good for healthy stuff that tastes even better. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland and boring! You can do this!

  45. Ju says:

    Came across your site while looking for P90X info. My boyfriend and I started P90X 2 weeks ago and already see results. At 41 we dont have the same bodies we had in our 20s but I’ve heard stories of people saying their bodies are BETTER than when they were in their 20s so I will strive for that. It’s super hard not to eat as much junk food but once you get on a roll it gets easier. Thanx for the encouragement and the pix look great.

    • Daniel says:

      I first started P90X when I was 41 as well…I’m 43 now and have kept off the 45 pounds I lost with P90X for two years (by continuing to exercise and eat right) and I definitely have a better body now than I did when I was in my 20s…so it can be done! If you need extra support and motivation, create a free account at Team Beachbody by clicking here. That will also assign me as your free coach so I can help you guys out along the way with any questions that might come up. Then if you’re on Facebook, I can also add you guys to my private Facebook support group. There are nearly 200 of us in there doing P90X and other Beachbody workouts…we all help keep each other motivated and “in the game’ so to speak…it really helps!

      • Ju says:

        What is the group on Facebook so we can join? Yes it’s all about routine b/c were getting used to eating fruits & veggies, juicing & drinking more water. The great thing is we’re still eating healthy & good food like chicken/shrimp but without the 2nd and 3rd servings & chocolate cake for dessert. I love Tony Hortons attitude & personality. He makes working out that hard a lot easier.

        • Daniel says:

          You can find the Facebook group by clicking here….and don’t forget Team Beachbody, there are tons of helpful resources there as well! Yes, Tony’s personality does make it easier. I actually got the chance to meet and work out with him and some of the other Beachbody trainers this past weekend in Vegas. It was really cool to meet him after working out with him on my TV for so long. I posted all the pics on Facebook here if you want to check them out 🙂

  46. sam says:

    I am considering P90x my concern is this i am not in awesome shape but probably can do most of it i am 5’9 and 135lbs i am wanting to bulk up and get ripped i have always been small and unable to gain weight I use Advocare muscle gain and pro-20 protein drinks also have their recovery drink

    how hard is it going to be for me to get ripped and add say 35-40lbs how long do you think day wise

  47. Samantha says:

    Dear Dan,
    My name is Samantha and I want to know if P90X is right for me. I am getting marriedin Hawaii here in anywhere from 3 to 13 months (he is immigrating and we have to work with immigration before we get a license to get married and paperwork takes time) I’m 5’5 and weigh 230. I know im gonna be bit depressed when he goes back, but im going to fill that time with working out and look amazing. My sisters are bueaty queens and models and I have always been the fat one I don’t wanna be the fat one anymore. I wanna spend my money on something that works I have made time for at home workouts but what would you recommend?

    • Daniel says:

      Hi Samantha…starting out, I think something like Les Mills Pump would be a better option for you. It’s good for any level of fitness as it can be modified based on your current fitness level (they show you how in the videos), it comes with all the equipment you need, plus it’s just a fun workout.

      Two options…

      You can get the Challenge Pack which also includes a month worth of Shakeology (I’ve been drinking it every day for almost 3 years):

      Or you can get the Deluxe pack which doesn’t include Shakeology:

      Should you get it from one of those two links, I will be in touch with you and can add you to a private support group on Facebook where you can get daily motivation, support, and ask questions!

  48. Joe says:

    I don’t need to loose weight I just need to gain muscle and get in shape I don’t eat healthy stuff at all
    I’m not looking to get bulked up with mass muscle I just wanna gain some muscle!
    I’m 5’7 and weight 142 and I’m 26 years old
    Any Info would help
    Thank you

  49. Dan says:

    Hi Dan, I’m about to get P90x3. We chatted briefly. I’m 60 yrs. old. I have some (10) lbs. weight to lose and def. need some muscle tone. Had some problems with computer, but I hope to get things going. Thanks

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