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I just did Insanity Upperbody. Amazing workout !! (It might become my favorite).... I was wondering what are your thoughts around going 'light' weight for the first 12 reps then increasing weight as you lower the reps to 8 ?? As oppose to P90X that is straight 8-10 for all sets.... ?
Danny, I would just go as heavy as possible for all rep ranges. Doing a 12 rep set is great. Just max out that 12 reps and then max out on the 8 reps. Always go as heavy as possible with good form.
Do you know if there are any different result between the 2 approaches??
tx for the response by the way
Danny, shouldn't be much difference. A typical hypertrophy range is 8-12 reps. The 12 reps sets can do a good job of pre-fatiguing your muscles for the 8 rep sets (making those weights feel even heavier).
How was your nutrition plan while doing insanity?
Weren't you worried to lose weight and mass?
Gab, I never did Insanity as a standalone, always with a hybrid. If you pass on real weight training it is very hard to build and maintain muscle. I would be worried about losing mass with just Insanity.
CoachWayne Hi, Im from the Netherlands and i have been overweight my whole life. I want to do some beachbody workouts this summer. My weight is 159 kg(=349 pounds). I would like to do several beachbody workouts a day. In my life i lost pounds and gained them again. My question to you CoachWayne and other coaches is which (beachbody)workout will help me best with losing weight/fat. I would like to start end may/begin june, because of my exams end may.
Thank you very much,
EC, the biggest thing you can do to help yourself is to get your diet dialed in. You have to change how you eat if you want real change. I only recommend working out once a day. Beyond that you need to get a proper relationship with food. A great place to start is: http://teamripped.com/nutrition-all-in-one/ and then www.teamripped.com/calorie-calculator
I would start with Power 90. It's a great program. You can still order internationally in most cases. From BB: "If you are outside of the US or Canada, we are able to process orders for most of our Programs. Please Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a shipping quote and questions about ordering. Please include your shipping address and the products you are interested in purchasing. Products will be payable in US funds via major credit cards, in one payment only."
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Hey coach, I recently lost my Turbo Fire schedule. My girlfriend is wanting to do the program while I do asylum 1 & 2 hybrid to improve our results before summer. Is there anyway you can post the schedule or anyone else out there. Thank you guys, I greatly appreciate your time!!
Hey Coach Wayne. I finally just finish completed my P90x/Insanity hybrid and I've decided to do one round of Insanity. I want to change it up a little bit though. I want to replace the cardio ab workout with p90x/p90x2 ab workout and I want to do it twice a week (one for p90x and one for p90x2). I just did my fit test for insanity and I know in the calendar, you have to do a fit test every other week. I was wondering if I can just continue to do the regular insanity workouts to replace the fit test days, and at the end of the round, I'll do the fit test. Also for the off days, I want to do the upper body insanity workouts. What do you think?
AliKhaleghi Adding the extra upper body work would be a good thing in my opinion. Just make sure to listen to your body and take the rest if you need it. The change in ab workouts is not an issue at all. I'd be tempted to leave the fit test days so that you can monitor your progress. Have fun and dig deep!
Hey coach. What is the best way to shred belly fat yet still build muscle? I still have some belly fat I'd like to loose but would like to gain some mass in the shoulders and arms or at least still be able to build muscle in those areas. I've lost over 60 pounds in the past 2 years but I have been holding steady around 230 for the past year. I am 6ft tall. Thanks for your help and I look forward to your comments.
DVolz Stick to lifting and a defict diet with Fat Shredder percentages. You need to lose the BF first and then really look at building mass. You will still maintain/build muscle as you cut, but if you try to do both, you won't do either well. Check out my nutrition tab: www.teamripped.com/nutrition-all-in-one Start with the post DIALING IT IN
Hey Coach Wayne, quick doubt. This week I did Back & Biceps, Chest Shoulders & Triceps, Max Interval Circuit and now Cardio Recovery. Now my doubt is this for Friday and Saturday, do you recommend doing Legs and Back right after Cardio Recovery? Because it's a little heavy on the legs or do Back & Biceps and Chest Shoulders & Triceps again as you did in one of your Hybrids? I just don't want to over look my legs too much or you think that I get enough leg work from Max Interval and Cardio Recovery? Thanks!
coachjavyperez I'd do Legs & Back. The leg work from cardio is very different than lifting. You will be fine.
Hey Coach Wayne. I have a few weeks left to complete 1 round of p90x/insanity hybrid. I lost a lot of fat but I want to continue to lose more fat. Should I do another round of p90x insanity hybrid or should I switch it up and do another program. Thanks
Ali Khaleghi Up to you. Nutrition is what shouldn't change. Keep that deficit going and stay dialed in. The P90X/Insanity Hybrid is great for fat loss.
Hey coach! As I'm approaching the third and final phase of X2, I'm starting to think about my next 90 days. Any suggestions for my next program or hybrid? I have P90X, P90X2, and Insanity Asylum. Thanks a ton! I'll be sure to send you my 90-day results in the upcoming weeks!
JordanKlein that really depends on what interests you. If you liked the Asylum, you could always pick up volume 2. Otherwise there's a pretty great P90X2 and Asylum hybrid in the P90X2 guide. Nice work and keep it up!
What sort of nutrition plan would you recommend for each of these? Are most of them based over the P90X plan? (Fat Shredding, Energy Booster and Endurance Maximiser).
Tunni, if you need to lose BF, use Fat Shredder and a deficit. If you are already low in regards to your BF you can eat at a maintenance level and with Energy Booster or Endurance Max. Check out: www.teamripped.com/calorie-calculator
Coach Wayne I'm buying Body Beast after I'm done with my 30 Day P90X/Asylum I Hybrid however I have two doubts regarding the program and the new Body Beast App. First do you think as an honest opinion that I'll get goo results if I take GNC Creatine, Optimum Whey Protein Isolate, Shakeology and R&R? I've been using them for a while and they've worked wonders for me. Second since I don't have the weights at home I'm going to take it to the gym lol is the new app going to help me with it? Can I do the workouts through and with the app? Thanks!
coachjavyperez Yes to both Javy. You can do great stuff with SO, whey, creatine, and R&R. The Book of Beast will show you how many calories to eat to really beast up. Those are great supplements to help you bulk. As for the app, you can follow along with the whole program from the app. Perfect for a gym. You can log your weights and everything.
@CoachWayne Thanks Coach Wayne. I've doing Insanity and Asylums for over three months. I love the workouts, they're amazing but I'm more a weight lifting type of guy. I love the weights lol. I'll be sure to take my before pictures!
What is a good hybrid for building mass like from Body Beast but also keeping up my flexiability and cardio at the same. I have Body Beast, P90X, P90X2, Asylum. I just dont know how I could set that up with my main focus being mass and the other two things just keeping up with. Thanks a lot for the help.
Rohde Usually you have to sacrifice a little cardio to gain mass. Don't worry, cardio is easy to get back. Doing lots of cardio is just counterproductive when building mass because it works against the surplus you are trying to keep. You can easily add yoga to Beast to help keep your flexibility. Throwing in one cardio day a week can also help maintain a little cardio without trashing your muscle mass goal.
What do you think of this Hybrid for Muscle Hypertrophy or Muscle Growth . DAY 1 - Chest & Back DAY 2 - Shoulders & Arms DAY 3 - Game Day + Overtime DAY 4 - Yoga X DAY 5 - Upper Elite DAY 6 - Legs & Back. I'm saving money for either P90X2 or Body Beast. I've lost the weight I'd like and I'd like to go into a more focused muscle building hybrid. I'd still like to keep one day of cardio to not lose it. What do you think Coach Wayne?
coachjavyperez That looks good. Make sure you get your surplus dialed in. You won't gain mass without the proper fuel. Nice work!
nijal With the right nutrition, both can work. I do favor programs with real weight training (like P90X, X2, or Beast). You just have to dial in your deficit and run fat shredder. For getting ripped with Beast, check out: www.teamripped.com/body-beast-is-for-losers
i want to build mass but also get shredded,could i do body beast and insanity for max results????? or would the workouts work against eachother?????
nijal Nutritionally, building mass and getting ripped are complete opposites. One happens best at a deficit (getting ripped) and the other at a surplus of calories (bulking for mass). I would pick getting ripped first and then bulk. When done right you can stay ripped the entire time. Check out: www.teamripped.com/big-ripped-or-small-ripped
Hey Coach. I've been doing the p90x/insanity hybrid. The only thing i tweaked is that all my legs and back days are Upper Body Training Insanity. That's not too bad is it?
AliKhaleghi Well you are losing your one real leg day. I wouldn't want to skip legs. It is totally up to you and as long as you have enough rest you should be fine.
Hey Coach quick doubt, would it be counterproductive to do an Asylum round to gain lean mass?
coachjavyperez Yes, there is not enough lifting for mass and too much cardio. Asylum is not a mass builder.
Hey coach I'm 4 days from finishing Asylim and I must say this and body beast has been my faves. I am going to do another round of the beast when I'm done, but I have about a week and a half that I have a business trip and I don't have access to free weight for half of the trip ( we change venues half way). Do you have any thought on what I can do for that time? I have P90x, X2, insanity, asylum, BB. Thanks coach
John, I think that would be a great week to do a recovery week. Grab some Relief, Core Syn, X2 Yoga, and Recovery and Mobility. Beast as you know has no recovery week, so this would be great going into another round.
Faiq, you can do it man! Just be aware of what muscle groups you hit and make sure to give at least a full days rest before you hit that group again.
Hey Coach, I bought the basic P90x2 package and will hit the 2nd stage of Stength phase in a couple weeks. Should I buy V-sculpt and Chest-Tri-Shoulders or since I'll be doing Body Beast next, going ahead and buy BB for $25 more and then just use those workouts for those three weeks. I like the idea of having the two workouts but paying $55 for them or buying complete BB for $81 is a decision to be made.
Dunno what to do. And if I bought neither, I guess I could use Back and Bi and C/T/S from P90x during those weeks as well.
CoachTyler That is a tough call. You can always stay with the base workouts for the entire strength phase. There is nothing wrong with that. Mixing the P90X workouts in is a good choice too. If you are hoping to do BB next, I think that is an easy pick.
Is Body Beast doable with only dumbbells? I do not have an ez curl bar (yet) and I do not have a weight bench. I'll eventually get a bar, but not sure about the weight bench do to space issues. I know everything is modifiable and I do see dumbbells in the infomercials but didn't know how much an ez curl bar was needed.
CoachTyler An ez bar is really good for adding up a lot more weight, but you can do everything with just dumbbells. A stability ball can take the place of a bench. The workouts show modifications for both dumbbells and stability ball.
Hi Coach! What would be the next best step after P90X? Hybrid? P90X2? Insanity? I'm a bit confused with so much choice but excited and i really wish for the results you have. I know it's early but want to prepare to jump back in as soon as p90x is done.
Stephan_M I would recommend going to X2. That step wasn't around when I was ready for my second, third, fourth.... rounds. It is the sequel and it is great! It will build and build form the base that P90X gave you.