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May 2, 2011 –

Being a frequent traveler, I have come to realize that MODIFICATION is one of the keys to success. MODIFYING your moves is not only okay, but for many it is a necessity. Here are some examples of why you may need to modify.

– Modify by doing different variations of the moves. In fact, Tony has 3 variations of each move in P90x and P90x Plus. Cant crank out push-ups or pull-ups on Day 1 of Chest & Back? Guess what? Most of us couldn’t either. Go to your knees for push-ups. Use a chair for pull-ups. (See video below) And PLEASE….PLEASE use low weights when you start. Focus on your form first, then you can add weight. If you start with too much weight, and don’t have good form, you will get hurt!

– Modify based on physical limitations. Tony mentions he shattered his knee when he was a kid. That is a limitation and sensitive area for him. Also, when you just start a program, ease into it. If you injure yourself, then you will be sitting on the sidelines. If you are nervous doing full plyo moves, just get a little air under you until you have increased your comfort level. If you feel a muscle or joint starting to tweak, STOP. Check it out and then modify the move. Maybe peform the exercise with a narrower range of motion.

– Modify the moves based on physical room constraints. Many of us have this issue. You should see what I have done in small European hotels! LOL! Tony demonstrates this below in a video. It sounds like common sense, but it is a good reminder for all of us. Click HERE or on the video below.

– Modify the pace. Guess what? You have your own personal pause button! I remember I was pausing all the time when I started when P90x, P90x Plus, and Insanity. This is a marathon not a sprint. If you can’t keep up right out of the box, it’s okay!

– Modify the workout program. Maybe your knees or back can’t even take small plyometrics movements. Okay, so forget that disc. Try Cardio X or maybe do Kenpo twice a week. You need to make the workout program work for you!

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