Hi, I'm in my first phase of p90x, about to start the recovery week (though I did an additional week in that phase). I know it's time for my body to hit the next phase because it seems my growth is minimal and my soreness almost non-existent (except for after legs workout) and I have bumped up my weight and/or reps throughout the weeks.
So, here's my question. Will the remainder of the program focus on muscle gains or is it still predominantly cutting? I'm 6'1", 160 lbs and don't really have much fat to lose. This is especially true considering I did a 30 day fast in March, re-calibrated my eating and body for two weeks following, then did Jillian Michael's 30 day shred (for 21 days) to prep for p90x.
Should I continue with p90x or is there a program that would be better for me? I don't want to be a body builder or put on tons of mass, but I do want to get bigger and ripped. I love to run and will continue to, so I'm probably going to eventually allow that to serve as my predominant cardio.
Thanks so much for any help you are able to provide!
Oh, and I failed to mention that I'm going on vacation for my 8 yr anniversary next week so I'm not quite sure the best way to keep working out while there. I considered doing my recovery week then, but I don't know what I'd do this week. Another week of phase one p90x? Go right to phase 2 now and break next week? I don't really want to start a new phase that I'm completely unfamiliar with while on vacation (especially considering I'd be at the mercy of their workout facility...which I think is really good...but I'd look pretty silly with my laptop in there watching the dvds hahaha). I also don't want to do some random workouts in the gym. Should I just take advantage of the beach and do a lot of running? Man, I have no clue.
@GabrielJones I think you could really go either way. Keep going on an extra week of the phase 1 workouts or go on to the recovery week. You could then roll right into phase 2 when you get home. I would stick with P90X though. It's the best overall program to improve body composition, add muscle, and increase performance.
@CoachWayne Thanks so much for help! I'm gonna hit one more week of phase one and just bump my weight and/or reps up. I'll enjoy my recovery week next week in Mexico :) Thanks again!