You Can’t Build Muscle with P90X: The Debate Continues…

You can’t build muscle with P90X. Is P90X As Effective As The Weight Gain Blueprint Program? Let’s go ahead and look at Jeff’s post. I’ll break it down for you as we go, and then I’ll show you how you can transform P90X into a muscle building program.

P90X Myths Debunked.

Before I begin, this is nothing against Jeff. He is actually friends with one of my buddies, and I am sure he is a cool dude. Jeff, if you read this, I’m cool with you, man, but too many people are hating on P90X, when it can be used as an effective muscle building program. Just so you guys know, Jeff’s words are in quotes, and my responses are below each of his quotes.

P90X uses a lot of bodyweight training and puts minimal focus on lifting heavy weights. (true) You perform the exercises in the comfort of your living room without ever setting foot into a gym… (true) (OR NEAR ANY HEAVY WEIGHTS!)

The P90X program does involve a lot of body weight exercises. When you become strong enough, you can use a weighted vest for added resistance. As Jeff said, P90X allows you to workout in the comfort of your own home, which saves you time, money on gas, money on a gym membership, etc.

Listen, if you want to build a lot of muscle FAST, there’s no getting around it… You need to LIFT HEAVY WEIGHTS. (unsupported claim)

Lifting heavy at 1 to 3 repetitions targets myofibrillar hypertrophy, which is a technique weight lifters use for building strength. If you’re looking to build size, you should lift between 10 to 12 repetitions, as this will target sarcoplasmic hypertrophy.

I don’t give a rats ass what Tony Horton says about “muscle confusion”, and “busting through plateaus…” If you’re screwing around (myth) on your living room floor watching P90X DVD’s, and I’m in the gym pumping out barbell squats and lifting heavy weights, I GUARANTEE I’ll build more muscle than you. (unsupported claim) Period.

If you take P90X seriously, the last thing you will be doing is “screwing around” on your living room floor, watching TV. Can you modify P90X to make it just as effective as a gym workout? Does a traditional gym workout work better for muscle building than a P90X program that’s adjusted to cater the needs of those who are trying to build muscle?

Now don’t get me wrong, P90X is great for people who want to LOSE FAT… (true) But as far as building muscle goes, there’s no competition. (unsupported claim)

As Jeff said, P90X is great for people who are trying to lose weight. Just take a look at the before and after pictures around the web. As far as muscle building goes, is P90X just as effective as a traditional gym workout?

Am I saying you CAN’T build muscle with P90X? No, I’m not saying that. (true)

Essentially, what you’re saying is that you can build muscle with P90X by “screwing around” on your living room floor? After trashing Tony Horton, the idea of muscle confusion, and busting plateaus, you’re now saying P90X works?

I’m simply saying it’s not nearly as effective as getting your ass in the gym (unsupported claim) and following the Weight Gain Blueprint program – which was designed to do one thing, and one thing only: BUILD MUSCLE FAST.

You’ve taken multiple individuals with the same body type, ran half of them through the P90X program, and half of them through your program, and they were more successful with your program? Could the Weight Gain Blueprint work better than the P90X program?

Unfortunately, This Debate Provides Us with More Questions than Answers.

Until someone actually runs trials with controls, and the whole 9 yards, there is no way of knowing whether or not a traditional gym workout is more effective than a P90X program that’s adjusted to cater the needs of those who are trying to build muscle.

For me, a gym just never worked. P90X just happened to get me the results that I was looking for. P90X is easy for anyone to follow, and great for people who don’t know how to workout in a gym, or are just looking for an effective alternative. If a gym hasn’t worked for you in the past, the P90X program is a viable option.

There are many different ways to build muscle. The key is to find a program that you will enjoy, and get you the results that you’re looking for.

Here’s How to Build Muscle with P90X

Building muscle with P90X requires some pretty big adjustments to the traditional P90X program.