Hi Camille, Classic is the one to add lean …
Hi Camille, Classic is the one to add leanOct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category:
Comment posted on If I want to lose weight, should I do the ‘Classic’ or ‘Lean’ P90X routines? by Coach Nancy
Classic is the one to add lean mass and burn fat so it’s the one I recommend. ‘Lean’ was only created because there was a belief that women would never really do Classic. But we can and do complete the Classic version and the women who have had the best transformations have all done Classic.
Your concern is fair but the problem with women who are not getting results is that they are self sabotaging their efforts. Most women just don’t work hard enough on the resistance part of the workout. You need to really push yourself which means you’ll be sore a LOT! But sore is good because that means you worked hard enough to produce changes that will change (for the better) your hormonal balance. Also many women don’t eat properly while working out. This problem is compounded by the misguided advice in the P90X nutrition book. It calculates way too many calories for women. As a way of proving how it gets it wrong, consider that the inputs to calorie calculation are no different if you are male or female. But a male 30 years old who’s 5’7″ and 175lbs is going to have a lot more lean mass than a woman who is 30 years old and is 5′ 7″ and is 175. Follow my P90X diet guidelines for what to eat and how many calories you need.
Finally, I also want to touch on the fact that many women 1) watch the scale when they need to be watching their tape measurements and 2) think they can accelerate their results by adding in more exercise. Your measurements are far more important than the scale. Also doing too much exercise will chronically elevate your cortisol levels which will hinder or even prevent weight loss. In addition you’ll not recover properly between resistance workouts so you’ll not be able to push yourself to new personal bests and shortchange what the program can do for you.
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