Hi Ann, You can let go of your fear …
Hi Ann, You can let go of your fearOct 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
You can let go of your fear of getting bulky muscles. Women don’t build much muscle mass even with resistance training. To get muscular as a woman you need to put in a lot more effort than P90X and probably take steroids. What I do see women complain of as ‘bulking up’ is adding a little muscle without actually losing any (or any significant amount of) body fat. That’s a diet problem, not a workout problem. Look, you got where you are at by eating all wrong. Now fixing a problem that has likely been years in the making will take a little time. P90X (or any other 60 – 90 day program) will not peal off the 50lbs you are looking to lose in just one 90 day session. Expect to lose 20 – 30lbs your first round and then commit to another session or another appropriate program to continue losing.
As far as diet goes, I provide a fair amount of diet guidance here on my site. Going to 1300 calories would be too drastic a calorie cut for P90X. Instead, start with a daily caloric range of 1600 calories. Be sure to measure all your food and keep a log because I can assure you, when 50 or more pounds overweight, you don’t know what portion sizes are.
I do realize that P90X states that it’s directed at shaping up and adding lean muscle. That’s OK. That’s what a workout program is supposed to do. Diet is the other part of the equation. The dietary guidelines in P90X have too many calories for a woman who wants to lose weight but 1600 calories (which is much lower than what you’d calculate with their formula) will help you. You also need to eat correctly so do read my P90X diet article which you can find under the ‘popular posts’ section in the right hand column.
Finally for best results do Classic version. You need more lean mass to rev up your metabolism, not more cardio. Good luck and let me know if you have other questions.
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