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Modify, Modify, Modify

P90X = tough. Insanity = tough. Modification = tough… but easy on the ego.

Lemme explain: When you’re beginning any fitness program, you’ll be doing a lot of things you’ve never done before. Your body may not be used to doing an hours worth of push-up variations. Your muscles may not be strong enough to do a push-up at all.

And that’s OK!

So here’s the deal… Modify. If you can’t do a full-on, butt flat, toes on floor, hands under chest push-up right off the bat, do one on your knees. If you can’t do a pull-up, use a chair until you can. What matters is that your heart rate increases and that you push yourself– fighting to get those last few reps. Because soon those knee push-ups turn into big-time pushups, those chair pull-ups turn into unassisted pullups and you’re on your way to increased strength and looking for challengers at the local Cross-Fit.

When I began P90X, I could push out maaaaaybe 10 push-ups. Two pull-ups at most. The best part is, in the privacy and comfort of your own home, you can do kneeling pushups and pull-up assists all day long without shame. Thanks to those simple modifications, I can now punch out 27 pull-ups and at least 50 pushups, which is kinda cool when you think I could do so few in the beginning. As with everything I put out here on the site… you can do the same!

So next time something is tough– don’t quit… MODIFY. Make it difficult and work up from there. You’ll be blowing away local fitness records in no time.

In the mean time, I’m happy to help you get there to make real transformation to your body. Get started by signing up for free Beachbody Coaching using, well… me! I’m definitely here to help. Got questions? Let me know below or shoot an email to 

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  1. Nolan says:

    Thanks and good advice!

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