p90x and weight training mixture?
- 06-15-2010, 08:59 PM
p90x and weight training mixture?
Was woundering what yalls opinion would be. I was thinking about running the p90x. but instead of doing it every day. i was thinking one week do p90x and then the next week do weight training.. Im not trying to loose weight at all. But i was figureing to give myself a break from all the years of heavy lifting and try out the body workouts and focus more on yoga and cardio.
I have heard that with p90x you loose alot of strangth. so this is also why i figure to do it one week on one week off sort of thing..... What yall think??
- 06-16-2010, 11:51 PM
- 06-17-2010, 01:18 AM
p-90x is not bad to mix things up.you well not gain size with these workout but they are great for getting more cut.i have used them on recomp with some sucess i did not lose any strenght.
06-17-2010, 03:29 AM
p90x is a waste of money in my opinion. you dont look out of shape dude so im guessing you know more than the basics of working out. i think p90x is just a way to sucker in fat people and the " ahh you should of seen me back in the day" types. id go strict weights bc your not gonna preserve enough strength inbetween weight workouts and the p90x bc i will admit they work the **** out of you but damn anyone who's been to bootcamp knows pretty much everything they can offer
06-17-2010, 12:54 PM
06-18-2010, 05:50 PM
Yeah I'm not sure yet. I would reply like to get ha k into my wrestling shape. Lol. Like cardiovascular wise and all. But I would not want to loose my streangth... so this is why I'm considering this transition. Plus you can choose to do eight reps instead of the full out reps. On px. I will just need to get my heavy weight for it. During the videos I would still consider the heavy weight lifting. I'm mainly looking for the core and cardio and yoga. Are the main things. Plus I'm willing to be a guinea pig for this. Who knows maybe I'm onto something here.....
06-18-2010, 06:50 PM
Im ONLY doing P90x right now. But I planned on mixing things up this winter when I have funds to get to a gym again. But def. post your decision and how you make out man.
06-18-2010, 06:57 PM
I think p90x has some functional training that some people, even experienced weight lifters over look. I do some p90x with my weight training, i use ab ripperx and plyometrics almost every week and it definably does the trick. it adds more of an athletic based training to my regimen that i was missing before. I like to play basketball and football still and its done a good amount for me athletically
06-18-2010, 08:08 PM
i think its more of a cardio, fat burning, endurance workout.
i think a better idea would be to workout with weights for 6 weeks,( your obviously already ther) and hit p90 for about 2 weeks, then continue. just to give it a try.
every body has roughly 50% of type 2 muscle fibers and 50% type 1 fibers.
type 2, = more strength for hypertrophy and type 1 = long lasting or "endurance" fibers
if your just working your type 2 fibers, your other half isnt getting enough attention.
06-19-2010, 12:43 AM
06-19-2010, 12:27 PM
I recently added some kettlebell conditioning work and had to scale back my heavy lifting to the bare essentials. Even with that, I lost some strength, especially initially. Now I've adapted to the conditioning and my strength has started to rebound just a little bit. You only have a finite ability to recover, so you have to find the right mix of activities to fit your goals and not try to go full speed on everything at the same time.
06-19-2010, 06:19 PM
True^^^^... i figure instead of going for the whole just "bodybuilding lifting weights and getting size" idea. I figure hitting alllllll aspects of every muscle, every muscle fiber. This is a whole new ball playing field since i have always been just lifting heavy weight with some cardio... Im excited. Im ready to see what kind of body i will transform into. I know what i look like when i just lift heavy weight but getting my body into all aspects of being fit. I might loose some strength but im not upset about that because i had hurt my back at work and have not been able to work out for four weeks now so i already lost some streangth. lol. So im trying to look at it as a new flat level to set my 'ladder' on. I dont think it will be a bad idea. i dont think.... Im hopiing this is a really good idea. In my mind it is.......... But im not always sane... lol
06-29-2010, 12:40 AM
I thought standing in front of a tv working out was stupid, but I did p90x and it was a good break from my normal routine. It improved my flexibility and helped me find my weak spots. As far as strength, being 250 and repping out chinups and pullups takes a lot of strength and instead of using a 20lb dumbbell (like they do on the video) for shoulder exercises, go for the 50's for reps.
06-29-2010, 01:16 AM
Yeah im pushing it with heavy weight. I also have stretch bands that are the real thick kind. By the way started a log fellas, and here is the link Getting X'ed out and Weight Lifting Mix, Workout Video Log
Check it out just started this week.
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