So you just finished your first round of P90X and you’re pumped about the results. If you’re like most people you either dropped weight, leaned up, or took your fitness to a whole new level. Depending on what your goals are you could either keep on doing P90X over and over again or make a hybrid out of it. For some you might be thinking that you want to increase your strength around your new found fitness. The only way to do that is by bodybuilding.
You might think of what you just did with P90X as bodybuilding and in a way you’re right. Your body is now built up more than what it was when you started. At the same time, bodybuilding will challenge your muscles to grow in a completely different way then what you did with P90X.
Yes, you could do P90X again and wear a weighted vest while doing every workout or only do 8 reps when you have to lift weights. But is that what you really want to do? Don’t you kind of want to take a break from all of Tony Horton’s jokes instead? What you should consider doing is taking a break from P90X and doing Body Beast instead.
Body Beast is a 90 day bodybuilding program where its only goal is to bulk you up. I put on 24 pounds of mostly muscle doing it and enjoyed lifting weights over all the crazy moves you do with P90X. My body enjoyed the break too. Less wear and tear on the joints. Lots of simple moves where you challenge your body to lift as much as you can with low reps. It’s a lot of fun tracking how much you can lift as you progress through the program.
If you’re looking to do some bodybuilding after P90X then give Body Beast a try. It will challenge your body in a whole new way. You will be better prepared for it with you just finishing P90X. The workouts are only 40 minutes long but they still bring the same intensity of P90X. Do a round of Body Beast. Bulk up. Then go back to P90X.