I wanted to create this P90X-Body Beast Hybrid schedule for those who want to gain some mass while staying super lean. This takes the best of P90X and the concept of muscle confusion and fat burning and adds the muscle building properties of Dynamic Set Training! This P90X-Body Beast Hybrid schedule is going to ROCK some serious results!
The Foundation – P90X-BODY BEAST Hybrid Schedule
P90X Muscle Confusion: P90X uses targeted training phases so your body keeps adapting and growing. You’ll never “plateau”—which means your body will never get used to the routines, making improvements slow down or even stop. In addition, you are going to maximize your fat burning with high intensity cardio and muscle building workouts.
Body Beast: P90X’s Muscle Confusion allows you to improve your strength, endurance, power, mobility, cardiovascular, health, and achieve muscle growth. In P90X®, the goal is function fitness: to be able to move better and become more athletic. Body Beast’s Dynamic Set Training™ is focused on one thing: getting big
With this P90X-Body Beast Hybrid schedule, you are getting the best of both worlds!
The P90X-BODY BEAST Hybrid Schedule
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This P90X-Body Beast Hybrid Schedule is based on a 6 days on, 1 day off schedule, just like you are used to with P90X. What I have done, since the focus of this hybrid schedule is to put on some size while staying lean, is I have taken the Body Beast resistance training and coupled it with the intense cardio and conditioning of P90X.
Each 3 week training block is followed up by a full P90X Recovery Week. I am a firm believer in taking recovery weeks. I always come back stronger for the next phase, so it was only appropriate that I incorporate it into this hybrid schedule.
In Phase 3 though, you will see some changes where I really confuse the muscles and go into some of the P90X resistance training workouts in order to really lean out by the end of your 90 days. I also incorporated the Body Beast Tempo workouts that are a more fast paced routine.
What Nutrition Plan Should I Follow With BEAST90X?
Since the focus of this P90X-Body Beast Hybrid Schedule is to gain mass and remain lean, I suggest eating a few hundred calories above your maintenance level at a 40/40/20 ratio of proteins/carbs/fats.
I wanted to give this hybrid a shot. My fiancee and I are both coaches and are always trying to excel our fitness goals. My question is focused on the nutrition aspect.
When doing this hybrid, you recommended calculating our nutrition based on the P90X formula, with some tweaks. My question is, once this is done, do we follow the Body Beast eating chart or the P90X eating chart? In other words, if my daily intake is 2700 calories (it is), am I to follow the macros that Body Beast suggests or what P90X suggests? They are both radically different. For instance, for P90X, individuals who have the Energy Amount of 2,400 - 2,999 are considered Level II (I am), my carbs/starch suggestion is 1 portion per day. However, in Body Beast, they would consider 7 starches/carbs per day. This seems to be a huge leap, so which one should I follow?
if your primary goal is fat loss, then the p90x macros are best. I would follow the P90X plan on all accounts if your goal is not to gain mass....thats what the BB nutrition plan is all about; hence the 50% carbs :)
@coachtodd Yeah, I figured such. I've made it a predominantly lean protein and veggie-heavy diet, while limiting the (good) carbs in comparison (sweet pots, brown rice, whole wheat pasta, etc.).
I also tweaked the recovery week by subbing out Kenpo-X for Beast Total Body and Cardio-X for Beast Lucky 7, just for personal preference. I was never a big fan of those two respective X workouts. That, and I still wanted to get in some sort of resistance in during the recovery weeks. Again, just a personal preference.
Other than that, I'm 3½ weeks in and I'm noticing results already. I went for ON supplements, primarily - ON Gold Standard Whey, Amin.O Energy, Opti-Men, ON Gold Standard Pre-Workout, and ON Gold Standard Casein. Bodybuilding.com has a pretty decent stack deal of all that (minus the Pre-Workout, I bought that separately) for $113. If you're interested. But I digress...
I'm looking forward to pushing onward with the hybrid. Thanks for the response!
Hello, I would like you to help me calculate my daily macros please , my age is 20, my height 1.68cm , weight 76 kg , if you need more details please let me know I leave my mail email@example.com
Well im starting to eat healthy now i am not really good with macros and calories but i do my best haha im in my second block with body beast and then i saw your blog and liked a lot this hybrid but i wasnt sure if it was good for me
I was wondering would you recomend this for females? I am looking to drop fat and build/tone muscles. Or should I do a round of P90X to drop fat first then try the hybrid? I have been wanting to do both programs!
Im not part of the team, but I have a question if thats alright.
Im on day 50 of Beast (round 1) and planning on starting the hybrid right after Im done. I have really had a lot easier time following the portion setup/layout that is provided in the Book of Beast; it makes more sense to me than counting individual calories, and it allows me to make a meal plan for the whole week. I cook a week's worth at a time and freeze it. However, I would like to follow the 40/40/20 macro for the hybrid, as you suggested, but Im not sure how to break that down into the portion layout--how many starches/legumes/veggies/frits/proteins/fats are needed. Think you can help?
I just finished beast. I only gained 2 lbs. Dropped body fat % though.
My main goal is to look great, that means i'd like to have totally visible abs (at 10.2% on the Omron and 170lbs i still have to flex hard to get some definition) and bigger features.
Should I do the Beast90X plan?
If so, I have calculated that I would need somewhere on the order of 255g of protein. That seems to be about impossible to me! I am a student in college and keep kosher so making chicken breast is both VERY expensive and VERY time consuming.
What do you think about NO Xplode as a pre-workout? Is it completely necessary to have a pre-workout? I've been doing AmiNO Energy for a few weeks (3-4 scoops) and feel more awake but that seems to be about it.
And protein, what about prostar? I'm trying to get a safe whey that is cheap.
As I stated on an earlier posting, if you're able to, I highly recommend substituting P90X-2 Ab Ripper X-2 for P90X Ab-Ripper X in this hybrid workout schedule. I think you'll find Ab Ripper X-2 to be superior to Ab Ripper X.
To make either AB Ripper workout even better and to get even better results, I recommend doing them with ankle weights on. I'm now doing the AR X-2 workout with 5 lb ankle weights on. Works ya good!
Also, if you have the time one day, I highly recommend doing Bulk Shoulders immediately followed by Bulk Back immediately followed up by P90X-2 Ab Ripper X-2 with or without ankle weights. The Bulk back and shoulder workouts seem to work well together, especially if you add the Dumbbell Shrug & Dumbbell Scap-Trap set from the Build Shoulders Routine into the Bulk Shoulders routine and drop-set the Scap-Trap as well as the Shrug exercise.
I've done this combined back-shoulders-abs workout a couple times and it's just a spectacular workout. I felt pretty baked at the end of it but I also felt great.
This is great, I appreciate you posting this. I'm halfway through my first P90x round. I'm 33, 5'11" and 145 lbs - definitely under weight. I love the overall fitness that P90x gives (I also play drop-in hockey, so overall fitness and flexibility is really important to me.) However, I'm looking forward to putting on weight as well. I plan on starting this hybrid on Feb 1 (have some travelling to do in January.) Thank you again!
Okay.. So I have a couple new questions about a couple of other products.. Which one of these three would be best for Body Beast - Isagenix, Optimum Nutrition or Vega Sport .. Each have their own chain of products and all that. I've personally tried the Vega Sport products before and they taste great and you definitely see results, I just don't know if it'd be good enough to pack on mass like Body Beast promises.. So which of the three would be my best viable option?
Thanks for the tip! I've been pondering around on the ON website and I'm liking what I'm seeing so far, prices are definitely a step-up (: I'll probably purchase a 5lb tub of their "natural" whey and also their creatine powder just to get me going (: my Super Suma pills arrived today and I've already taken 2 of them. Says to take 2 daily so I'll be sure to order them again in a month.
Thanks a lot Coach, that helps a lot :) I'll keep up with the AB workouts and healthy eating for sure :) I'm on day 18 of BB and looking to keep up the progress! I'm excited for the Bulk phase. Is there any specific Whey proteins that you recommend? Because I don't have a whole lot of extra cash to keep buying the advertised "Hardcore Base Shake", "Fuel Shot", "M.A.X. Creatine" or "Super Suma"..
I'm almost done the Build phase of Body Beast and I love it so far! I just don't like the face that there isn't a whole lot of cardio and I'm also losing ab definition.. :-/ I was thinking of getting RevAbs and somehow incorporating that into the Beast schedule. The warms ups/cool downs on Body Beast are definitely ridiculous, Sagi looks like he can hardly run when he's just starting up. Although, my muscle definition has improved quite a bit so props to him for that :)
Coach Todd, I'm gonna start Beast90x Nov, 25. Here r my supplements I'm gonna be taking ON pro complex (1/2 serving in the morning), ON platinum Hydro builder (post workout) and ON 100% casein ( bed time). What do u think about my supplants r they good for gaining mass? Or should I go for something else. Thanks
I did insanity for 50 days and i stopped for two weeks,
and i started p90x on 3/11/2012 and i finished the 1st week (skipped the yoga)
i was going to do body beast after p90x..
but when i saw this schedule, I loved the concept.
what do you think shall i change my program to beast90x?
what you advise?
am a 39 year old and 181 cm tall and 79 kg weight.
and I have a small belly i want to loose soooo badly.
Thanking you in advance
I did one round of P90X and am halfway thru Body Beast. I find myself struggling to keep motivated and really miss the energy that P90X gives you but I really like the way Sagi focuses on muscles. I think this hybrid is right up my alley. I may give it a whirl. It means starting over but I need to keep working at something!
I am doing something similar but instead of doing Ab-ripper X I am doing Ab-ripper X2. I think AR-X2 is a way better ab and core workout than AR-X. After doing AR-X2 for awhile I don't even get a burn when doing AR-X but I always get a great one doing AR-X.
I also find that the warm-ups and cool downs on Body Beast are a bit of a joke so I am doing P90-X warm-ups for similar work-outs before doing the Body Beast warm-up and workout. After the BB workout I skip the BB cool down and just do the P90X cool down.
What I'd like to know is how many calories you burn during the various BB workouts. They have a P90X workout calorie calculator on-line but I haven't yet found anything similar for Body beast.
Todd this schedule looks great!!. Can I reduce body fat and increase muscle with this schedule?. I had shoulder surgery a year ago, so I did get body fat (25%) and lose muscle. I am doing the P90x, I fell great, but I want to gain muscle again!!!, That is my goal reduce the body fat to get my six pack again, and get bigger.
I'm looking forward to trying this. I'm just starting my second week of Body Beast Bulk Phase, this sounds like a good place to go when I finish the Beast!
Awesome schedule, I was thinking of coming up with something like this too, but you went and did it for me! Thanks.
Lol I'm scared of losing the abs but like you say last phase is cutting but this is what we gotta do to bulk I spose. I'm thinking of adding Ab ripper x 3 times a week when I start body beast would that be a good idea do you think?
Love the idea of this mixed program , think I'll give it a whirl when I finish huge beast.
In your opinion will it give me enough cardio to do a spartan race, no idea why I agreed to spartan, cardio is not my strong point.