I get a lot of questions about How To Bulk/Size Up with P90X. I have done some research and found the excert below from a the Beachbody Fitness Advisor Steve Edwards.
I do suggest you complete P90X Classic version before you try this method.
-Excert From Fitness Advisor Steve Edwards.
The difference between what you’ll do here and what Tony says is no pacing. Do each set to failure (if you can add enough resistance), and try not to exceed 10 reps. I would suggest beginning with a weight you can only do 6 or so reps with. As soon as you hit 10 with that weight, add more. Of course, you’ll probably need to lower the resistance of the course of each workout.
Do these reps SLOW and in control. Speed is for power, but not size. Focus on perfect form and only add weight when you can do each rep with great form.
When you’re done… you’re done. You don’t need to finish an entire workout if you’re struggling. Once you lose the ability to move the weight or do the move in strict form, stop the workout.
I’m starting using X only.
Keep in mind that your caloric burn is based more on resistance than total movement. There is not nearly as much cardio and your average heart rate will be much lower than during Classic X. If you eat the same amount you may gain more mass but you’ll also gain more body fat. This might or might not be acceptable. Monitor your calories as necessary. Just make sure that you eat enough.
I will finish this with a ‘get ripped’ phase for those of you who choose to eat more in favor of mass and want to lose some body fat.
Phase 1 – 3 weeks
1 – Chest, Shoulders, Tris
2 – Cardio X
3 – Legs & Back (with no back)
4 – X Stretch, or X Plus Core
5 – Back & Bis
6 – Yoga X
1 – Core Syn
2 – Yoga
3 – Plyo
4 – X Stretch
5 – Core Syn
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