Hi Monica, There are advantages and disadvantages to both …
Hi Monica, There are advantages and disadvantages to bothOct 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
There are advantages and disadvantages to both dumbbells and resistance bands. Resistance bands tend to be cheaper and allow you to incrementally increase your resistance at very small levels which I think is a good thing – especially for women who can struggle jumping from, say, a 15lb dumbbell for a bicep curl to a 20lb dumbbell. I personally use dumbbells for most moves. I do use resistance bands for a few moves like an overhead tricep extension.
A common misconception women have about weight lifting is that lifting heavier produces larger, bulkier muscles. Actually it does not. But I’m not about to go into the physiology of that here in a comment. What I will say is that your ‘bulkiness’ or lack thereof will be more a diet issue. I and every other P90X woman I know who has had a great transformation have used the Classic version and lifted as heavy as possible with good form. Go for more weight lifted and fewer reps (don’t listen to Tony – he knows better) for max results.
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