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Pricesd66

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Posted: 16 Sep 2011, 13:43
I don't know about the rest of you, but it seems that at times the more you do P90X the harder it gets.. Confused /// starting week 3 next week Neutral on classic and I am wiped out.. gonna love stretch/rest day tomorrowVery Happy .... yeah baby..
rohmancandle

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Posted: 20 Sep 2011, 20:56
Just out of curiosity what do you do for recovery after your workouts?
Pricesd66

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 12:01
usually I time my workouts to end at either snack time or meal time. I also drink some Scivation(TM) Xtend intra-workout catalyst. I take one scoop and add it to a litter of water. I drink about half while getting ready for my workout, and the rest during. I also have 2 more litters of water standing by while I am exercising. After words I usually will drink either a Muscle milk or protein shake depending if it time for a meal or a snack. // I will also sometime throw a packet of "Acai natural energy boost" in a litter of water and suck that down over the course of the next hour or so after a workout.

However, I think the main reason it gets harder is each workout I push to do more than the one before. So, my comment was just a bit tongue in cheek...

thanks for asking though. Got any pointers I'm always looking for suggestions.
rohmancandle

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Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 13:42
I hesitate to throw out any pointers because everyone's body is different. I can tell you that if your workouts keep on feeling "harder" that you might want to look at your recovery diet. From your picture you look like a taller guy with a pretty big frame you might want to consider a natural carb boost in addition to what you're doing. Maybe a banana and/or some skim milk. I like the Mix 1 products for recovery and the P90X recovery is also recommended by many folks. Though I'm not sure about the taste.

I'm guessing muscle milk is about the same as some of the other stuff out there so you're most likely doing the right things. I guess I would say don't be afraid to try something different for a week from the diet front and see if you feel better.

A last thought off the top of my head is that there are so many other factors that we dont talk about here since its all about counting the calories. But stress, sleep patterns, environment...all that stuff...it means something.
Pricesd66

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Posted: 27 Sep 2011, 17:50
I totally get what you are saying. That is why I increased my calories from 1200 average to closer to 2000 or so a day. It gave me the boost I needed and still was enough of a deficit to keep me losing. I also noticed that by the time you get to week three of the program you are really feeling jacked! I was not only doing the P90X but running a mile to my martial arts class then doing an hour of class then running home (up hill) as a "cool down". I now know why week 4 is a recovery week.

I thank you for the advise and will definitely consider the modifications to see what works.