Why no Recovery Week in Body Beast Program
According to expert, Steve Edwards:
“Beast is a very different style of training from P90X, Insanity, or our other workout programs. Other than during the Beast Phase, it focuses entirely on hypertrophy to maximize muscle growth.
While it may seem stressful during the workouts because you are getting pumped out of your mind, hypertrophy training is very safe and, assuming you consume plenty of nutrients (not a problem with Beast), fairly straightforward to recover from, meaning that your nervous system doesn’t break down as quickly during the adaptation period. As long as stress is added to the training system (weight or resistance in this case) progressive overload can continue for a very long period of time. Eventually a break is theoretically needed but bodybuilding athletes often see success without changing their regimens for many months at a time.
Conversely, in training programs such as P90X weekly micro cycles stress every physiological system of the body, which forces greater nervous system reaction that requires more frequent changes in training protocol. The only time when this would change during Body Beast, and even though only slightly, is during the Beast phase where multiple stresses beyond hypertrophy are encountered along with a more restrictive nutrition plan. We would generally not recommend that you do the Beast phase for more than 6 weeks, which we didn’t mention in the guide because that scenario seemed highly unlikely for Beast customers.”
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