P90X vs Insanity
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03-09-2012, 04:58 PM
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This is pretty poor advice.
Squats and deadlifts are excellent exercises, especially if power, strength and mass are your primary goals while sacrificing endurance.
P90X is different. It attempts to balance endurance, strength and power by sacrificing mass.
P90X is not inferior - just like a squat and deadlift program is not inferior. They merely emphasize different goals.
In my view, for hockey, P90X is actually a more balanced program with far more varied exercises that mimic many of the movements required in a game.
it is a myth that you always need balance between different types of training. unless you have sport-specific goals and already are at ELITE (or at least advanced) levels of strength, training for strength gives you better power and endurance. training for endurance does NOT give you better strength. that's why p90x is inferior and always will be.
mass is a function of how much you eat after meeting your caloric expenditures, nothing else. you could do p90x three times a day and as long as you eat enough, you will be adding weight. so no, it doesn't achieve balance while sacrificing mass.
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