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Goal check, which program?
Goal check, which program?
1/17/13 5:08 PM
Ok, so my goal is to trim some more body fat. Probably 5% or so, and I'd like a little bit more size, not too much, just a little. (with the exception of the chest area perhaps, I'd like a lot better definition in my chest than I currently have)

So, I'm about to do Asylum volume 2. After that I was thinking about doing Body Beast to put on some size. BUT, I love yoga. I love all the stretching/balance/stability/explosive work in X2 and Asylum. After I do volume 2 I might throw out Body Beast anyway depending on where I'm at.

I mean Body Beast looks like an awesome weight lifting workout, I don't want to take away from that. But I'm not sure if I'm convinced going that route is going to get me what I want overall. Sure I might look good, but again I don't know if doing Body Beast will really get me what I can't get from X2 in the visual department while maintaining all the balance/yoga/etc that Body Beast lacks.

So anyway, if I need to clarify something. let me know. But what are some of your thoughts?
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RE: Goal check, which program?
1/18/13 7:20 AM as a reply to inShayniac.
Hello ShayS, If you run a calorie deficit on Body Beast you would shred body fat off and still build muscle. If you love Yoga so much you could add it to your rest day of Body Beast.

You could also modify the body beast program and replace the Beast Cardio for a asylum or P90X2 workout. That is up to you.

Personnaly i love Body Beast and it is my favorite program so far but that just me as i love pushing iron.
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RE: Goal check, which program?
1/18/13 7:58 AM as a reply to DominicDuclos.
Yeah for sure, I love a good resistance workout as well. That's one of my big attractions to wanting to do the Beast for one round.

I guess my concern is that I would get a little bored (maybe not the right term, stagnant? maybe) I don't know. Just not as fired up. I think it's just with the difficulty of the Asylum workouts that even though I'm dying and lying in a pool of my own sweat at the end I'm just like HECK YEAH I DID THAT SH*T! lol. And while some of the X2 workouts will give me that same feel, it's definitely not all of them so I'm kinda worried Body Beast might fall into that too often?

I obviously haven't done it yet, so it might be way harder than I think it's going to be. Just in my experience a pure resistance workout doesn't give you that same butt whooping that an Asylum workout will, and I thrive on that beat down for some reason haha.
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RE: Goal check, which program?
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1/18/13 5:24 PM as a reply to inShayniac.
X2-Asylum hybrid, tough guy.
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RE: Goal check, which program?
1/19/13 6:32 AM as a reply to AdStaffAndrew.
Yeah, that has been more and more my thought the past week or so. I've made a schedule of my own that incorporates volume 2 that I think is going to be awesome, but is there an official hybrid schedule anywhere to look at as well?
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RE: Goal check, which program?
1/19/13 8:08 PM as a reply to inShayniac.
CoachShayS:
Yeah, that has been more and more my thought the past week or so. I've made a schedule of my own that incorporates volume 2 that I think is going to be awesome, but is there an official hybrid schedule anywhere to look at as well?


There is an official P90X2/Asylum hybrid in the P90X2 book. I did it last summer/fall. I have to say I wasn't that impressed with it. Some hybrids turn out to be more than the sum of their parts (P90X/Insanity), but I felt like combining these two programs ended up detracting from each. Maybe it's just me... I did have to alter the hybrid schedule a bit to fit my work schedule, but I kept it pretty close.

I think I big part of it that I didn't like was that the hybrid used Insanity Strength a lot. I've found it hard to progress in that workout... I can see myself upping weights in the P90X2 workouts, but I feel like I never improve in Strength, even though it wipes me out. Also, I think the P90X2/Asylum hybrid has a lot less pull-up emphasis, and I definitely backtracked in that by the end of the schedule. So, you might like it more or less depending on your goals.

Melissa
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RE: Goal check, which program?
1/19/13 10:11 PM as a reply to avondale.
Yeah, I think it's volume 1 only though. I remember looking at it back when I was doing a volume 1/X2 hybrid. I ended up making my own then too, which ended up working really well.

Thought I'd attach what I came up with for any interested/critique.

I'm considering cutting phase 1 to only 3 weeks, but meh. Not sure if it's that big of a deal. Also still playing around with the Friday slot in phase 2. I think phase 3 is solid.
Attachments: P90X2-Asylum Advanced Hybrid.xlsx (188.3k)
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RE: Goal check, which program?
1/21/13 1:56 PM as a reply to inShayniac.
I see you posted in THIS THREAD about X2-Insanity hybrids back in July. Maybe you should connect with the original poster in that thread and see what his feedback is?
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