Looks like the question doesn't matter for now anyway. My husband, who I have been trying to get to workout with me, is interested in starting the P90x program along with a couple other friends of ours. I hope it will be fun (well as much as being sore can be). There is one couple already doing it (finished their first week) and another couple that is interested in starting. I hope it will help keep us motivated when we get together regularly on Fridays. Wouldn't want to be the person to show up and say you wimped out. I think some of what encouraged us is that the couple already doing it, and another friend who had done it in the past, are normal people in their late 30s/early 40s, not the gods and goddesses you see on the infomercials.
Stage 1 is longer than any of the other stages because it is designed to adjust your body to weight training and hopefully avoid injury. The rest of the stages are all 4 weeks if you do them 3 days a week.
I'm not an authority on the subject, but in my experience it all averages out in the end. Because of family and other commitments my schedule isn't always the same and I still see gains when I'm consistent. Good luck!
I am about to start Stage 2. I noticed that it is much shorter than Stage 1 with only 8 workouts. It seems like you would finish up the stage before really seeing increases in weight (especially if you are a wimp like me who has trouble finding increments small enough to add). I was thinking, instead of 3x a week like I did Stage 1, I would do it 2x a week and do some sort of circuit training for the other day that I would have normally done the third day. By circuit training, I was thinking of doing one of the Jillian Michael DVDs (30 day shred, trouble zones, etc).
Now my question, would it be better to do the heavy lifting on MW and then circuit F, heavy lifting MF with circuit on W, or it all averages out in the end?
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