Hi Vickie, If you are really a ‘skinny fat’ …
Hi Vickie, If you are really a ‘skinny fat’Oct 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
If you are really a ‘skinny fat’ girl, you don’t need to lose weight. What you do want to do is to lose fat and gain muscle. And the only way to do that is with proper exercise with a focus on resistance training and eating properly for the exercise you are doing. So if you want to change your body, you need to to the Classic routine and lift heavy as you can with good form in the 8 – 10 rep range. Doing more reps with lighter weights will not stimulate your muscles to grow. Also, Weight Watchers is not a good diet to follow when doing P90X. The problem with it is that all it really does is look at calories and does not manage your macro nutrients properly (protein, carbs, fats). You want to eat more protein than the Weight Watchers plan will provide and frankly if you are overall thin, you need more calories.
Doing P90X Classic with intensity requires you to fuel your body properly so that it can repair itself. If you eat all low calorie and not enough protein, your body will end up unable to make necessary repairs to help you add lean muscle. Go too low and your cortisol levels will raise. Cortisol will effectively eat away at the muscle mass you do have. So by under-eating and not eating enough protein, you can actually move backwards.
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