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P90X VS The Gym

p90x before and after

I always have quite a few people message me and tell me that their contemplating P90X Vs the gym. Which one’s better? So many guys are afraid to start P90X for the fear of losing too much muscle, and that’s why they feel they would get better results in the gym. Is it true? I thought the gym was the only answer while going through college. The difference between getting results and getting excellent results is a little something called structure.

Back when I was in college, I was working out in the gym all the time. In fact, I lifted every single day for an hour to an hour and a half, but no matter how hard I tried, how many adjustments I made to my workouts, I could never get into the shape that I wanted to be in. There were many times when I remember talking to my buddies and telling them that genetics were to blame. I’d always see these guys get absolutely shredded, and I wanted to know what separated them from me. I knew that if I had the knowledge and a structured program, I could reach my goals, but the problem is that there wasn’t really anything out there like that at that point.

After I graduated college, I gained 20 lbs from poor eating habits and by stopping working out. There came a point where I was just sick of the way I looked and felt, and knew I needed a change, but again, didn’t know what to do. Because I was working 14 hours a day as a financial adviser, I needed something that I could do at home, but yet be tough enough to give me results. One night while watching TV, I came across the P90X infomercial, and immediate went online, checked out the success stories, then ordered it. I received the P90X workout program a few days later and started my journey.

Within 30 days I got better results with P90X vs the gym. I literally was in the best shape of my life, and couldn’t believe the results that I had gotten in such a short amount of time. What was the difference between p90x vs the gym? It was structure. Before P90X, I knew I had to eat healthy, but didn’t know how to eat healthy, and that’s where the p90x diet came into play. I committed myself 100% to the P90X Nutrition Guide, and it was the biggest factor in my results. Plus, the workouts are so structured, and focus on working a different body part every day, all while introducing you to a little something called muscle confusion. One of the problems that I had at the gym is that I would repeat the same workouts over and over and over again, and limited certain muscles from developing. P90X uses unique workout moves, and then switches up the routine every 30 days so that you don’t fall into a plateau. After 90 days of P90X, I was absolutely shredded, had increased confidence, and changed my entire lifestyle.

What about gaining mass? If you’re goal is to gain mass with P90X, that can be accomplished as well. There are some adjustments that you need to make to both the diet and the workouts, but gaining mass with p90x is indeed possible. Could you still go to the gym? Of course. You can still do your bench presses, leg squats, etc., but make sure you’re still following the P90X workouts to keep the muscle confusion going. I have my own weight set here at home, so I still incorporate bench press, chest flys, etc., just to make sure I’m continuing the muscle confusion and providing my muscles with enough resistance to grow. Make sure you check out my post called “Gaining Mass With P90X.”

So when it comes to P90X vs the gym, what’s better? I hope that after reading this post you decide that P90X is the better choice, because it is, and I have the P90X before and after pictures to prove it.

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  1. Rafael /

    Hey josh I’m 16 and weight 175 and my height is 5.8. I’ve never worked out in my life but I play sports and I want to try p90x what kind of p90x program should I get cause I also want to gain mass too by lifting and etc as you said that is good too but following the p90x so that I don’t mess all the program byt doing the work out wrong how do I do that?

  2. Josh /

    @Rafael. First of all, you need to make sure it’s OK with your parents and doctor if you use P90X. If I had to do it all over again, I would have done P90X at your age.

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