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pump,combat, or body beast?
pump,combat, or body beast?
1/20/13 4:16 PM
several months ago I completed a round of P90. I lost 30 lbs!
now, I am looking to lose another 30 as well as shape up. would really like body deast results but while losing fat in the belly.

at the same time, my wife will be working out with me, and we are looking at strength training more than p90x for the fact that we want to tone up, and she would like to tone the underside on her arms as well as legs.

which would be best to burn belly fat while toning and sculpting?

Im thinking: Les mills pump.. and on off days do cardio.. bike rides, p90 cardio dvd.. whatever.

thoughts?
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RE: pump,combat, or body beast?
1/20/13 11:42 AM as a reply to christ1an.
For strength training, muscle size, and fat loss, I have had great results with BodyBeast. My wife and daughter have worked out with the BodyBeast Lucky 7 and Total Body workout disks, and they are both seeing good results in terms of sculpting and core strength.

A few folks who have experienced the program had some reservations about the amount of "cardio" they were getting with it, but Beast is designed to activate the anaerobic energy system, which was sufficient "cardio" for me. I always worked up a great sweat.

You may see yourself not losing as much in the way of pounds, but you'll be converting them to lean muscle mass and burning fat at the same time.

Good luck with whichever program you select - decide, commit, and succeed!

Bruce
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RE: pump,combat, or body beast?
1/20/13 1:45 PM as a reply to christ1an.
I feel that the majority of Combat's programs are similar to P90X's KenpoX. I feel that it's a great cardio program if you haven't been doing much cardio. After 4 weeks of Combat, I decided to switch to another cardio program that would leave me huffing and puffing at the end of the workout.

So, have you been doing any lifting since you finished P90X a few months ago? If you have and decide to do Pump, I would recommend that you speed up the first several weeks of the Pump program, because you may night find it challenging enough in the beginning. I am in the 6th week of Pump (doing a Pump/TurboFire hybrid) and I finally feel that it's long enough that I get an adequate lifting workout.

I agree with Beware03 in that BodyBeast may be what you're looking for...
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RE: pump,combat, or body beast?
1/20/13 4:16 PM as a reply to christ1an.
no, i did p90 not p90x.. and i have done nothing since.. so body beast will fry the belly fat as well as sculpt huh?
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RE: pump,combat, or body beast?
1/21/13 5:29 AM as a reply to christ1an.
Hey there… Great job with your weight loss! 30 lbs is fantastic. Here is my take on your question.

I have done multiple rounds of P90X and found that it is a great foundation program. By this I mean that P90X can easily be modified/adapted to fit almost any goal, whether it be losing fat or builing mass. Granted you won't build mass as fast or as much as you will with Body Best, but it can be done. P90X is also a well rounded program in that it has a cardio component and a strength training component built into the program. It is a solid program that will be perfect for your goal of additional weight loss. It is also a program that does not require much equipment.

COmbat is also a great workout program. I have not done this program, but some of my team members have and they rave about it. It does come with additional equipment but otherwise they love it.

Body Beast is primarily a bulking program. That is not going to be a good program for you to do if you want to lose additional weight.

One thing to be mindful of is that it is best to first reach your weight loss goals then bulk up. Trying to lose weight and build mass is going to be very difficult.

I hope I answered your questions. On a side note, I know of a great message board thread that is just starting up this week and your more than welcome to join us. Studies have shown that people who engage in a support group are more likely to succeed than those people who do not engage in a support group.

The location of the message board thread is: http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/247993615

Stop on by, check it out and if you like what you see, feel free to join in on the conversations.

Keep pushing play and Bring IT!

John
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RE: pump,combat, or body beast?
1/21/13 6:03 AM as a reply to christ1an.
As Coach JohnX says below, BodyBeast is designed to add muscle mass - to "bulk up". There is a "Lean Beast" version as well as a "Huge Beast" version, and I worked the Lean version. Since Hallowe'en, I've lost 16 pounds, mostly on BodyBeast. More critical to my measurements, I went from about 28% body-fat to 18%, so the BodyBeast program had an enormous positive outcome for me.

I should emphasize that last "for me", because (it's trite but true) we all have different metabolisms and responses to exercise. I've been on Combat for the past 2 weeks, and will continue for another 4 weeks at least, before going to do another round of BodyBeast. I wanted to experience the Combat routines and boost my "cardio", which to most people equates with fat burning and therefore weight-loss.

Many people in "cardio" routines will lose weight, and some of that loss will be from your muscles, as your body looks for the easiest sources of energy to use. I had to add some strength-training back into my Combat workouts after 2 weeks because I was losing muscle mass along with some fat.

P90X is a great program, and would also serve your needs very well. I did not feel I was making any improvements with it in my body's response to the "muscle confusion" theory it uses, which is why I decided to challenge myself with BodyBeast. Your responses and results will likely be very different.

If you go with P90X, or with BodyBeast, or any of the routines TBB offers, just remember the key pointers: Decide, Commit, and Succeed. Follow the exercise schedules, follow the meal plans, and keep pushing "Play."

Bruce
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RE: pump,combat, or body beast?
1/21/13 9:36 AM as a reply to Beware03.
Beware03:
As Coach JohnX says below, BodyBeast is designed to add muscle mass - to "bulk up". There is a "Lean Beast" version as well as a "Huge Beast" version, and I worked the Lean version. Since Hallowe'en, I've lost 16 pounds, mostly on BodyBeast. More critical to my measurements, I went from about 28% body-fat to 18%, so the BodyBeast program had an enormous positive outcome for me.

I should emphasize that last "for me", because (it's trite but true) we all have different metabolisms and responses to exercise. I've been on Combat for the past 2 weeks, and will continue for another 4 weeks at least, before going to do another round of BodyBeast. I wanted to experience the Combat routines and boost my "cardio", which to most people equates with fat burning and therefore weight-loss.

Many people in "cardio" routines will lose weight, and some of that loss will be from your muscles, as your body looks for the easiest sources of energy to use. I had to add some strength-training back into my Combat workouts after 2 weeks because I was losing muscle mass along with some fat.

P90X is a great program, and would also serve your needs very well. I did not feel I was making any improvements with it in my body's response to the "muscle confusion" theory it uses, which is why I decided to challenge myself with BodyBeast. Your responses and results will likely be very different.

If you go with P90X, or with BodyBeast, or any of the routines TBB offers, just remember the key pointers: Decide, Commit, and Succeed. Follow the exercise schedules, follow the meal plans, and keep pushing "Play."

Bruce


Very well put Bruce!

Great Post!

John
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RE: pump,combat, or body beast?
1/24/13 4:39 PM as a reply to christ1an.
christ1an:
no, i did p90 not p90x.. and i have done nothing since.. so body beast will fry the belly fat as well as sculpt huh?


My measurements after doing Body Beast for 30 days left me happy!! I had lost 2 inches in my waist alone... not to mention all the other inches here and there! Body Beast is a GREAT program... that being said, I LOVE the Les Mills Formats and just for my own personal fitness plan on alternating 90 days of Pump with 90 days of Beast... I add additional cardio to both programs.
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