P90x - This a decent program for gaining weight or just for losing?

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  1. MyLittlePwny

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    I'm 160lbs, been lifting off-and-on for a few years. Pretty decent shape, but nothign spectacular. My ultimate goal is to be 210lbs and reasonably lean. I'm considering trying out this P90x program that you see advertised on TV. One of my coworkers tried it out and saw pretty good results, but he was chubby and looking to loose pounds. I'm trying to do just the opposite. Anyone know if this program is decent for gaining weight while still leaning out? :o
     
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    IMO a routine much like the one posted in the stickies will help you gain lean mass better than p90x ever could
     
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    THERE IS A GIANT THREAD ABOUT P90X...LIKE 11TY PAGES...SEARCH FOR IT...
     
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    I clicked on search before making a thread but there was no text box to enter anything, just a page to pay money
     
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    WELL BUY A SUB AND FUCKING SEARCH YOU FREELOADING FUCK!
     
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    or read through page 2 of F&N....it may or may not be there...:hsugh:
     
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    lulz no thanks.

    I'll click through a few pages and scan the threads tho now that I know there is a big topic about it
     
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    it's in the middle of page 2 you cheap lazy fawk
     
  9. RollinDollos

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    No, you're probably not going to gain any more than 3-4 pounds max of lean mass on p90x.
     
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    :hsd: alright well i guess ill just keep up the normal gym routine, and maybe keep the P90 vids on tap for whenever I need to trim down some fat
     
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    i thnk p90x is more fat burning john basedow type stuff.
     
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    Why does john basedow look like such an alien
     
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    Is the P90x diet pretty solid for gaining mass (provided one ups the cals a bit more?) It calls out 2400cals daily at 50%P / 30%C / 20% F for the first phase, then gradually ads in more carbs as the weeks go on. I know from my usual routine that I need to eat about 3200 cals daily in order to gain ~1lb a week. I'm thinking about keeping my normal gym weight routine going, but trying out the P90 diet. A lot of the foods look pretty tasty and my gf is sorta interested in trying it out as well. would prob be cheaper if we were eating the same stuff :o
     
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    I would never classify P90x as "good for gaining weight"
     
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    i dont know anything about the p90x diet
     
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    Well like any diet guide you need to alter it a bit to fit your specific needs. For instance, you should just skip phase 1 completely. You'll need the carbs in your body if you're trying to gain that much. You'll need to keep your calories over 3,000 which should put you just about at "level 3" in the P90X nutrition guide. I can assure you that the recipes are damn tasty. Just make sure you portion it out properly for your goals.

    edit: :rofl: @ GT's responses
     
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    cool. I tried making the soy sausage biscuits this morning and they were surprisingly great tasting.
     
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    :werd: had a chicken scramble for breakfast this morning. In phase 3 there's a recipe for oatmeal pancakes. oh man its fuckin awesome.
     
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    well I want to eventually be 210lbs or so, not that I expect to get to that point in 90 days with P90x. But I also don't want to have a fat gut after years upon years of bulking up to that weight though. Thats why I was interested in trying out the P90x to see if its still possible to slowly gain weight using its diet plans but also keep lean as well. I've seen a few people lose a good amount of bf% after running the program, so am curioius if I can pack more calories in each day by upping the portions in each meal in order to gain some mass while still keeping the bf% in check
     
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    the diet ratios are no good? I'm not doing the P90x workouts (I'm keeping my same gym routine), just interested in trying out the diet
     
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    do steroids
     
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    so when you say program you don't actually mean program?
     
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    Like I said, the nutrition plan is an excellent place to start. Like any other diet plan on Earth, you'll have to adjust it to yourself to maximize your results. For you you're better off skipping phase 1 and starting somewhere in phase 2 or 3.

    did you even bother reading the thread? he's talking about the nutrition guide, not the workouts.
     
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    :bigthumb: yea I'm starting out on Level 3, phase 2 currently. So far I've been enjoying the meals and they are simple and easy to cook which is nice. Expensive grocery store trip though since a lot of that stuff I didn't have sitting around (various cooking oils/spices, etc). How much did you gain/lose by the end of the 90 days when you tried it out?
     
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