I get a lot of questions about what to do after P90X. This is a very good question as it was one that I asked myself. When I completed P90X I was so pumped with my P90X results I decided to go and do another round of it. After completing round two, P90X was starting to become a part of my lifestyle. When completing round two I went on and did one more round. Yup, 3 rounds of P90X. It was embedded into my brain that I was doing it as I had grown so accustomed to it. The one hour workouts did not bother me anymore and I looked forward to doing them.
Can you go back to your old lifestyle after P90X?
No. I mean, you could, but why would you want to if you lost weight or got into better shape. The absolute worst thing you can do after P90X is stop. I did three rounds of P90X before moving onto the Insanity workout. I probably would have switched after the second round but I was a cheap ass and did not want to buy another workout. Don’t stop or all of your effort will go to waste.
What are some good after P90X workouts?
Like I said above, I did the Insanity workout after P90X. It was a great change and very challenging. When I was done with that I did a P90X – Insanity hybrid workout. Again, because I was kind of a cheap ass and wanted to see what I could get out of them. That was another 90 days of working out. From there I have done P90X Plus and the Insanity Deluxe workouts. My newest after P90X workout is the Tony Horton 1 on 1 series (now called P90X One on One). As you can see there are years worth of Beachbody workout programs you can do after P90X.
There is something to be said about a workout program that can deliver such great results, not get boring, and can still challenge somebody after doing 9 months of it. I will say though that now when I do it, my reps, amount of weights used, and pull up/chin ups have peeked. It was bound to happen as my body has done each workout so many times now that my muscles are no longer confused. What is interesting is I can now go a week or two without doing a pull up or chin up, jump on the pull up bar, and crank out as many as I could do when I was doing P90X every day.
Is it ok to take a break after P90X?
But lets step back to why you wanted to do P90X in the first place. Was it to lose weight? Get in shape? Train for your upcoming sports season? Whatever your “it” was you now need to go out and do it. Steve Edwards, who is a fitness/health guru employed by Beachbody, says that it is time to take a break and live a little. Your body should be in such great shape now that you need to use it for the purpose intended. For me it was getting in shape for the activities I do like skiing, playing softball, and golf. Between the seasons I would fit P90X into my everyday schedule. Then when my season came around I scaled back on P90X and focused on my skills for the game at hand. I was in such great shape at the start of the season that it would carry me through to the end of it. I would workout about half as much as I usually did to maintain the results I had. It was not like I was being inactive because the practices, games, and trips kept my body moving. When the season was done it was time to get back to P90X full time.
I hope you can see that there are a lot of workouts and options for you after P90X. The key is to not stop moving. What’s helped me stay focused is signing up to be a Beachbody Coach. They alert me when new workouts come out and ways on how to modify the programs. Its really been a big help in staying committed to my fitness and taking the next step after P90X.