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STACKING Body Beast & P90X
STACKING Body Beast & P90X
1/15/13 1:01 PM
Don't get it mixed up, I am NOT talking about a Hybrid program. I am talking about basically doing both workout programs back to back, so following both schedules at once. My reason for this is because even after 1 (1 hour)round of P90X, I still have so much energy.... and that is bringing it hard the entire round staying within the 7-10 rep range for the highest weight that I can do. If I can do more than 10, I increase the weight.

The reason I want to do this is because I like the way Body Beast can bulk you up, but I don't really like how it doesn't particularly cut you much, it's focusing exclusively on bulking. With P90X I love the body image that is the result, so much definition, and uniform size. I feel like combining the two would give absolutely amazing results.... that is if you can have the energy and handle doing both of them on the same day.

What do you guys think about this? Has anyone ever done it before?

I figure that if some people can barely do 15 minutes of P90X... and work up to being able to do an hour of it, then why can't they work up to being able to work out for 2 hours straight? Surely the results would be amazing as long as the body is fed enough.
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RE: STACKING Body Beast & P90X
1/15/13 1:55 PM as a reply to Xtensity.
Personally this sounds like great idea as long as you pay very strict attention to your form and such. I'm actually on day6 of a Combat/Body Beast stack myself. I'm basically removing the rest days from the schedule and making Sunday a total rest day, so there is 6 days a week with 2 workouts. so far it's awesome ...im eating right now after doing combat 60 and i'll be heading to the gym for Build Chest/Tris in about an hour or so.

FIT BY 40 OR DIE!!!
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RE: STACKING Body Beast & P90X
1/16/13 10:30 AM as a reply to Xtensity.
Xtensity:
Don't get it mixed up, I am NOT talking about a Hybrid program. I am talking about basically doing both workout programs back to back, so following both schedules at once. My reason for this is because even after 1 (1 hour)round of P90X, I still have so much energy.... and that is bringing it hard the entire round staying within the 7-10 rep range for the highest weight that I can do. If I can do more than 10, I increase the weight.

The reason I want to do this is because I like the way Body Beast can bulk you up, but I don't really like how it doesn't particularly cut you much, it's focusing exclusively on bulking. With P90X I love the body image that is the result, so much definition, and uniform size. I feel like combining the two would give absolutely amazing results.... that is if you can have the energy and handle doing both of them on the same day.

What do you guys think about this? Has anyone ever done it before?

I figure that if some people can barely do 15 minutes of P90X... and work up to being able to do an hour of it, then why can't they work up to being able to work out for 2 hours straight? Surely the results would be amazing as long as the body is fed enough.


I'm doing this, although not until the "Bulk Phase" and with some modifications. Basically I'll be adding P90X Shoulders and Arms and Chest and Back in with the Beast workouts. I'm also doing my own cardio as I like to run, cycle and swim. I'm not looking to "beast up" and I'm not going crazy on the calorie surplus: I'm just trying to do something different and with more weightlifting focus. We'll see how it goes. My eventual 30/60/90 day pics will tell the story....
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RE: STACKING Body Beast & P90X
1/17/13 1:07 AM as a reply to Xtensity.
Have you actually read "The Book of Beast?" It says in there that the optimum time for working out per day is 30-60 minutes.

If you can come away from a Body Beast workout and get right into P90X, you didn't push hard enough, and the same goes for P90X to Body Beast. You should be fried by the end of either. Sure we all get more fit the more we do these; I've done 10 rounds of P90X, etc. and am in my 2nd round of Body Beast. I can that after I destroy Bulk Chest, or Arms, I don't want to touch a weight again. I've been trying to do doubles with Combat, and even cardio sometimes is hard after the grueling workout of keeping on pace with Sagi.

If you want to get more cut, that's 100% in your nutrition. Either program will do it, but as you said, Body Beast generally focuses on the bulking rather than cutting. In my 2nd round now I'm maintaining my weight, but staying in my "Beast Phase" calorie intake of 2200 per day, and leaning out like crazy. My pics below are from day 1, day 90, and now 3 weeks into my 2nd Round Bulk Phase and keeping a slight calorie deficit. By the end of this 90 days I expect to be back to 6% body fat and maintain 147 lbs where I am now.

My opinion is this: More is not better. Work smarter, get your nutrition 100%, and you can maintain the muscle gain while getting cut without having to try to do doubles and end up overtraining.

Derek
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