Alright, before you start thinkin "whats this fool want with p90x, has he lost his mind?" hear me out.
Quite a few of my friends are thinking of starting P90x during the summer break. They wanted to become muscular and ripped (who doesn't, right? *rolls eyes*). A couple of them knew I was lifting heavy (starting strength), and asked me why I wasn't on a program like P90x, because "they read that just lifting heavy and not doing cardio is bad, everyone needs cardio! lifting heavy isn't enough...", etc. etc. I explained that I do what I do to gain the maximum strength and size I can, I didn't really have anything to back up the cardio statement however, because I really didn't know too much about it, I didn't want to mislead them.
They keep insisting that with P90x, they can get HYOOGE in only 3 months with this "killer diet" and hours of work with the "ab ripper" and the plyometrics this, and cardio that. From what I know of this program, it seems that it's for weight loss and some kind of endurance training. Lots of isolation, and not the simple big lifts that I've learned to love. Any real strength or size benefits with this thing? A couple of them are willing to try what I do, but they want to know the pros and cons of both lifting heavy, versus a program like P90x.
Care to help me out here guys? Any opinions on this?