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Questions about AB Ripper X, Skipping Workouts and Muscles
Hey there, I'm on week 3 of the first month and I have a few questions. I'm a male doing this program.



1. I've extended my workout in phase 1 for 2 weeks as I didn't have the right weight bands and wasn't committing to the program as much as I'd like. Next week I'll go into the offical week 4 and do the resting period before phase 2. HOwever, during these last weeks I've been routinely skipping Yoga X and Kenpo X due to my schedule. I understand that all the exercises work together but am I at a serious disadvantage of not getting as good of results? (mainly on the building muscle side, not the flexibility or cardio side).

2. In these first few weeks I haven't fully been able to complete AB Ripper X, so I've moved down to P90 100 / 200 for abs and will move up to ab ripper x sometime in the second phase. Obviously I won't get as good of results but is it better to use those videos for the abs because I can finish them or should I use AB Ripper X and finish earlier in the video?

3. Lastly, with the 8 - 10 reps or 12 - 15. You'll still gain good muscle using the 12-15 reps but you'll gain lean type of muscle correct? (I just want to make sure that lean muscle isn't just for women). I've been doing 12 - 15 for the first two weeks but decided to move to 8 - 10, I don't want to be super bulky I just want to be fit and cut still while not being bulky.


Thanks for answering!
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1. Yes, you are, particularly because of the lack of yoga. Yoga not only promotes blood flow, which promotes recovery, but it works stabilizer muscles that can't otherwise be worked -- and those muscles act as ancillary muscles for your weight work.

2. I'd do ARX. In this situation, it's better to be seriously challenged, in my opinion. You should progress fairly quickly. Or, you can switch between 200 and ARX, if completing the workout will help your morale.

3. It's just that you're less inclined to bulk up with higher reps, so it's a matter of what you're trying to achieve. 12-15 sounds right for you.
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joli:
2. In these first few weeks I haven't fully been able to complete AB Ripper X...or should I use AB Ripper X and finish earlier in the video?

If, at this stage, you're dog tired doing close to 25 reps and have to call it a day about half way through ARX, consider backing off and doing half the reps (10-15) but doing all the exercises. I've found that some of the exercises in the latter half of ARX are particularly effective, and it's a shame if you're not doing any of those now. Fifer Scissor, Hip Rock 'N Raise, Oblique V-up and Mason Twist really get my attention, and I bet you'd make great gains even if you do only half the reps.

Curtis
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So should I do another week of phase 1 and then move onto week 4 so I can do Yoga or can I catch up still and get the yoga benefits?

Thanks for the advice!
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Just charge ahead. You'll still get plenty of chances for yoga benefits.
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