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weight training vs. P90X

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 09, 2012 at 2:47 AM

maybe it's a macho man thing... but I feel like I should buy some dumbells and just do normal workout routines from when I was in high school.

A friend loaned us his P90X dvd's and we've been doing them for a short time. I know results can be seen in as little as 30 days, especially combining a workout routine with paleo type lifestyle.

Is there much need for a good cardio routine once a week or does everyone just lift?

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on June 12, 2012
at 04:39 AM

thanks Veriria....was quite a journey and still going strong! After a few diet tweaks away from paleo...I always run back to a Paleo life and its sorts me out pretty quick!!

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on May 27, 2012
at 11:18 PM

@Frank Sabia Jr: Like a sir. Very inspiring!

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on April 27, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Crossfit is not a strength training program. It is not a good endurance training program. There are many branch offs (Crossfit Football and Crossfit Endurance) that only use CF metcons as supplements to their core training. CF is best at taking a novice off the couch and giving them general physical fitness up to beginner levels in strength and endurance. All CF athletes engage in separate strength, mobility, and endurance training. Metcons should just be used as a supplement to a fitness program.

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on January 15, 2012
at 11:40 AM

Mark's Daily Apple did a story about my transformation with pic -- Friday Primal transformation article in December Art of Fit or on my website at art of fit .com

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on January 13, 2012
at 08:17 AM

where do I find those before and after pics Frank? Thanks for the response..

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on January 11, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Thanks Mash....I had P90x for a year and never used it...then got sick of not getting anywhere with my personal trainers and took control and responsibility myself. After the first week I lost 12lbs and was hooked! From there I learned about Paleo...then about IF and LeanGains and its been nothing short of a total life transformation.

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on January 09, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Holy Cataclysm! That's inspiring!

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on January 09, 2012
at 01:23 PM

I second Tom's comment. What are your goals?

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:47 AM

thanks man...Just stuck with it and love LeanGains!! I'm doing P90x2 now to train for ToughMudder I'm doing soon!

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:46 AM

Frank. Sick!! Sick!! Sick!!! you rock bro.

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:38 AM

A little background about yourself and what your goals are will help folks better answer your question.

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on January 09, 2012
at 04:35 AM

I did P90X with Paleo and LeanGains and saw great results. In the beginning I just used resistance bands because I was traveling alot for work. But then I was able to switch to using adjustable dumbbells and thats when I saw even better results. You can definitely use P90x as a base and modify it for whatever results your looking for. Less reps more weight at a slower pace to build more muscle or higher reps faster pace to burn fat. It just depends if you want to workout at home or at a gym. I didn't have access to a gym for a long time, so that decision was made for me. I went from 30% body-fat down to under 8% loosing around 50lbs in the process and putting on around 4lbs of muscle. You can check my before and after pics if you like.

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on January 09, 2012
at 02:33 PM

Holy Cataclysm! That's inspiring!

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(6719)

on January 09, 2012
at 04:46 AM

Frank. Sick!! Sick!! Sick!!! you rock bro.

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on January 09, 2012
at 04:47 AM

thanks man...Just stuck with it and love LeanGains!! I'm doing P90x2 now to train for ToughMudder I'm doing soon!

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on January 11, 2012
at 02:00 AM

Thanks Mash....I had P90x for a year and never used it...then got sick of not getting anywhere with my personal trainers and took control and responsibility myself. After the first week I lost 12lbs and was hooked! From there I learned about Paleo...then about IF and LeanGains and its been nothing short of a total life transformation.

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(20)

on January 13, 2012
at 08:17 AM

where do I find those before and after pics Frank? Thanks for the response..

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on January 15, 2012
at 11:40 AM

Mark's Daily Apple did a story about my transformation with pic -- Friday Primal transformation article in December Art of Fit or on my website at art of fit .com

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(877)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:18 PM

@Frank Sabia Jr: Like a sir. Very inspiring!

235259a645be3cac56196e0489dbc8f4

on June 12, 2012
at 04:39 AM

thanks Veriria....was quite a journey and still going strong! After a few diet tweaks away from paleo...I always run back to a Paleo life and its sorts me out pretty quick!!

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:50 AM

I did a full 90 days of p90x lost a bunch of weight (50 lbs pre primal-20 more after primal) and put on some nice muscle. From then on out I mostly did the lifting days and rested on cardio or went for a bike ride. I tried jumping back in doing a p90x insanity hybrid and a week short of finishing those 90 days i injured myself causing a pinched nerve in my back that has caused all sorts of horrible problems that I am still dealing with 6 months later. While some Primal folks might scoff at the thought of doing that much cardio I did see some benefits. Not to mention I kind of enjoyed insanity...in some sick twisted self torture kind of way.

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on January 09, 2012
at 01:13 PM

You only need weight training in my opinion.

I haven't done any cardio (if you discount my 6-8minute warmups) in the last 18 months. I train 3 times a week (squats, deads, bench) following the 5/3/1 routine. I do 3-4 accessory exercises only, and these are bodyweight as far as practicable (pullups, pressups, dips, depth jumps etc). Each session takes me around 2hrs including 20mins warmup/ stretching, and 20minutes warm-down/ static stretching.

One thing I would recommend to you is what westside calls GPP (general physical preparedness) - on each training day one of the accessories I perform will be a heavy-weight-endurance type exercise, that will really get my heart pumping. For me this is usually either Farmers Walks with a couple of 100lb dumbells, or powercleans with around 150lbs (both for max reps/ time)

All told, my 'activity level' is about 4-5hours a week tops. I do paleo and leangains (IF), my bodyfat is currently around 9-10% (despite being on a constant calorie surplus :P), and if I want to run a 10k I know I could. Don't see the need for cardio or 'circuit' training :)

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:41 AM

I do Crossfit 3-4 times a week. It combines all strength training with metabolic conditioning.

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on April 27, 2012
at 04:54 PM

Crossfit is not a strength training program. It is not a good endurance training program. There are many branch offs (Crossfit Football and Crossfit Endurance) that only use CF metcons as supplements to their core training. CF is best at taking a novice off the couch and giving them general physical fitness up to beginner levels in strength and endurance. All CF athletes engage in separate strength, mobility, and endurance training. Metcons should just be used as a supplement to a fitness program.

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on April 27, 2012
at 09:48 AM

When you achieve half way of this weightloss system, your own body will take energy source maximizing so that you can resume the system until its finish. The stage 2 of P90X workout routine strategy is made to perform exactly the same necessity. Therefore, the stage 2 diet for P90X comes with a great blend of glucose and proteins. You simply must take a reduced amount of fat throughout this step. The food items on this step must include 40% carbs and 40% healthy proteins and 20% fat. This kind of cycle may last from 29th till 56th day of the diet regime.

The level 3 of P90X diet system is the stamina booster stage which highlights on minimal essential protein and fat usage and a very good carb absorption. As it is often the strength stage, it is quite simple to employ through the last events of this weight reduction process. Execution in this eating strategy along with the specific P90X exercise plan will lead you towards a well-balanced and shocking levels of fat burning. Foods which in turn you ingest within this stage need to have 60% glucose and 20% meats and 20% excess fat. This part usually lasts right from day Fifty seven to day Ninety of the diet regime.

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on January 09, 2012
at 03:05 PM

P90X is weight training and cardio combined with all 12 dvd's. It's a total fitness program and you can adjust your program as you see fit.

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