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    Question P90X Bulking Suggestions


    Hey guys. I am going to be starting P90X in May and was wondering about suggestions anyone has. I am 6'4" and 190lbs. I was up to 205 but lost it all when I stopped lifting for way too long. I got myself back up to par and am ready to try P90X. I am going to try to bulk as much as I can during it so I'm aware my first step is going to be high carb/protein diet. I will be trying to consume at least 2- 2.5 grams per protein per lb. Also, I'm going to try to do more weight less reps during the workout.

    I purchased Jack3d as a preworkout drink and haven't taken it yet. Should I take it before my workouts for P90X? I just got it so i'm not too sure about it I just know it had great reviews.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to creatine or any other supplements I could take? I have a cycle of havoc but I am not going to be taking that until i'm back at my peak. If anyone knows of any suggestions of a replacement that will help me I would appreciate it.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks guys


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    You can do it but you want to do the program differently like I am. The problem with typical P90X is that it involves too much cardio and is not conducive for good bulking gains. Here's what I am doing:

    Day 1: Chest, Shoulders, Triceps
    Day 2: Ab Ripper
    Day 3: Legs (NO back)
    Day 4: Ab Ripper
    Day 5: Back and Biceps
    Day 6: Ab Ripper
    Day 7: X-Stretch

    I'm substituting Ab Ripper with Core Synergistics every 4th week.

    Make sure you are doing high weight / low reps (6-8) with all of the strength training moves. I try to up my weight for each exercise every week.

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    2g of protein per LB of body weight is overkill if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by underboss22 View Post
    Hey guys. I am going to be starting P90X in May and was wondering about suggestions anyone has. I am 6'4" and 190lbs. I was up to 205 but lost it all when I stopped lifting for way too long. I got myself back up to par and am ready to try P90X. I am going to try to bulk as much as I can during it so I'm aware my first step is going to be high carb/protein diet. I will be trying to consume at least 2- 2.5 grams per protein per lb. Also, I'm going to try to do more weight less reps during the workout.

    I purchased Jack3d as a preworkout drink and haven't taken it yet. Should I take it before my workouts for P90X? I just got it so i'm not too sure about it I just know it had great reviews.

    Does anyone have any suggestions as to creatine or any other supplements I could take? I have a cycle of havoc but I am not going to be taking that until i'm back at my peak. If anyone knows of any suggestions of a replacement that will help me I would appreciate it.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Thanks guys

    Have you gone through the first month of P90X "out of the box"? I recommend you do that first, then make adjustments. One of the things I noticed when I did it was a very significant increase in metabolism and for me it was well worth it.

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