Originally Posted by TheZer
Definitely not a beginners workout. Unless you can do minimum 10 pull-ups and 50 push-ups, P90X may be frustrating, as the routines include lots and lots of both.
I'd have to totally disagree. My wife did it with me, and she can't even do one pullup, and definitely not 50 pushups.
Don't worry about it if you can't do all they can - the pushups and pullups are only used on some days anyways. They emphasize a lot to only do what you can - of course you're not going to match the world-class athletes that are modeling the routine for you on the DVD. I mean, get real - they get paid to just stay in shape!
I'm in the Marine Corps, so fitness is an important issue in my life. That being said, I don't really like the P90X approach to just tearing everything apart by over-working it. While, I'm sure you're going to see results, for me I chose to discontinue it after 2 weeks because of the dangers of hurting yourself.
Don't just jump into the hype - you need to create a workout program that'll work for you, and is SAFE for you. I just had re-constructive surgery on my right shoulder at 23 years old because I just went the "power-lifting" route without really thinking things through. Be sure and be safe!