I actually get quite a few questions about the P90X Recovery Week. Its a hot topic, especially for those of us who are super pumped about the results we are seeing…We hear the words “P90X Recovery Week” and we get puffed up thinking, “I dont need a friggin recovery week…I’m gunna BRING IT!”
Here’s the thing though…
Recovery is NOT the same thing as rest. If you want to read about how important REST is…go here. But the P90X Recovery Week is just a break from BLASTING those major muscle groups for 3-4 weeks. Its also a nice change of pace and it continues the awesomeness that is Muscle Confusion!
Here is my #1 tip when it comes to the recovery week…
DONT SKIP IT! YOU NEED IT!
As I mentioned a moment ago, first and foremost you are giving your major muscle groups a chance to re-build, repair, and grow stronger! When you are tearing down muscle fibers week in and week out, you need a period of time to give that muscle tissue time to fully rebuild. This will help you make huge strength gains so its very important!
In addition to the recovery that the P90X Recovery Week offers the major muscle groups you have been working on, it also gives you the chance to target some areas of your body/fitness abilities that aren’t so heavily focused on during the resistance workouts. Those being core strength, flexibility, and stability.
Its a great chance to BLAST through any P90X plateau you might be stuck in!
Classic Schedule – Weeks 4, 8, and 13:
Lean Schedule – Weeks 4, 8, and 13:
If you dont know which schedule you should be doing, then be sure to read my post on how to choose between the P90X classic or lean schedule.
What benefits have you seen personally from sticking to the P90X recovery week schedule?
post your comments below!
Lookin forward to hearing from you!