p90x do u combine it with your usual gym workouts

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    Dec 20, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    Guys when doing p90x do u carry on as usual lifting weights at the gym or concentrate solely on p90x. I have read that it is not really a muscle building programme more a fitness plan so therefore i dont wanna lose any muscle. Should i keep up my weights alongside p90x
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    Dec 20, 2009 5:12 AM GMT
    It does offer beginner, novice and advanced options. While it does concentrate on specific muscle groups each workout it also combines a lot of ab work, yoga and cardio. They also have extra cardio, stretching and core workouts. This is set up as a 12 week workout.

    They take a lot of time explaining diet and provide meal plans if needed. It is a huge fat burning program.

    Are you looking to supplement regular workouts? You are already so well built and look super lean! You look incredible! =)
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    Dec 20, 2009 7:59 AM GMT
    I wouldn't use it to build muscle, but maintain/tone if you are already a competent lifter.

    To gain muscle mass you have to combine the advanced level workout options with proper weight and proper diet. P90 is really about getting lean and fit. I do it with a friend (the weight routines) 4 times a week but it doesn't stop me from doing my own workout nor teaching my strength classes. It is fun and it definitely keeps me sharp, but again it isn't for building, just defining.
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    Dec 20, 2009 8:49 AM GMT
    Ah the P90X is just for fitness really. If you're trying to build muscle continue your weight lifting as usual. I only use the P90X to keep in shape, its not as intense as my MMA, and conditioning training. Just enough to keep me in shape, but I do notice the difference it makes on my MMA training it makes me feel stronger.

    The P90X does muscle confusion, so they don't get used to the same workouts. When the muscles get used to the same workouts you don't gain anything when you workout. With all the muscle confusion you'd be doing, you'll definitely notice a difference in your weight lifting if you're trying to gain muscle.