Hi Samantha, Classic, if properly done will burn far …
Hi Samantha, Classic, if properly done will burn farOct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category:
Comment posted If I want to lose weight, should I do the ‘Classic’ or ‘Lean’ P90X routines? by Coach Nancy.
Classic, if properly done will burn far more fat than Lean. I’ve expanded many times in this thread of comments about why. Lean is much more cardio based which only burns calories for 2 – 3 hours typically after exercise while resistance training will burn extra calories for 39 or more hours. That’s more than 10x the post workout elevated burn rate! Moreover, that post exercise burn is more from fat when you do resistance training than it is when you do cardio. And finally, you’ll build more muscle faster which elevates your base metabolic rate.
One thing I caution women is not to say you’ll bulk up with resistance training. The weights I lift are more heavy than most women ever will and I am smaller in my measurements than before and continue to decline the longer and heavier I lift. I’m not bulky. In fact even the women who go into body building seriously are actually very slim. What makes their muscles pop is the fact that they’ve cut their bodyfat down to about 15% which is extremely low so all muscles appear very pronounced.
Finally even if you lost the same amount of fat with cardio as you would with resistance training (you won’t but I’m saying this the sake of argument), all you’d do is be a bit leaner version of what you are now. If you have a flat butt, you’ll still have a flat butt. If you have droopy shoulders, you’ll still have droopy shoulders and if you have no ab definition, you won’t develop great abs. It’s resistance training that remodels us.
So it’s Classic every time I’m going to recommend over Lean. Good luck and I wish you the best success no matter what you choose.
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