First time poster, long time browser
I started P90X around march/april and followed it rigidly for about 6 weeks then I got the flu followed by an indulging holiday and never really got back into it. My diet was very good during the P90X but had fallen off track a bit since I got sick and stopped working out. Finding it hard to get back into the P90X now because it feels too similar and Tony Horton can get on your nerves after a while. haha. It's also pretty intense working out 6 nights a week for 1-1.5 hours at a time. Want to cut back to 3 nights of mostly weight training. I have just been doing the odd night over the last 2 months of situps, pushups, curls and chinups. Just so I feel like I'm doing something in between but would like to get back into a full body routine
Anyway I was happy with the results I saw from the P90X but did notice it was more about getting lean. Have heard good things about starting strength, stronglifts and crossfit so I'm thinking of trying one of those.
I'd like to bulk up a bit while keeping somewhat lean (My bodyfat is 8-10% which I'm very happy with). I'd like some proper training from someone with good knowledge not just of lifting but also of nutrition/diet. Tempted to try out Crossfit based on some of the things I've seen on here. Need something I can do in the evenings mon-fri. Maybe 2-3 times per week.
Would this be suitable for me? I've never done much more than pushups, chin ups, dumbbells etc. I'd like to start lifting heavy and doing deadlifts, bench press, squats etc. Would need advice on technique as I'm not long after pulling a muscle in my back and dont want to touch deadlifting without proper advice.
Anyway here's the results of the change I made in 2 months with P90X:
Just took those "after" shots last night. I'm very happy with the change over 2 months but I feel I could get better results with proper training and bulking up as I'm pretty skinny. I'm 10 stone and 5ft 10. Don't seem to put on or lose weight. Have been pretty much bang on 10 stone for the last few years
Any advice/help is appreciated. Thanks