Hi Candice, Go for the Classic and lift as …
Hi Candice, Go for the Classic and lift asOct 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.
Go for the Classic and lift as heavy as you can with good form. As I suggested to Rachel, when weights are involved and Tony doesn’t give you a specific number of reps to do (as he does with ’21s’ and static arm curls) you go for about 10 where the last 2 or 3 start to burn. Don’t listen to the ‘advice’ that you’ll get toned by doing up to 15 reps at lighter weights. I really don’t know why Tony says that. (I know he’d never do that.) Because we women have a much tougher time adding lean mass than do men, we have to work it harder, not easier.
As for diet, read my article at http://www.pressplayfitness.com/?p=2105 and review my list of protein powders at http://www.pressplayfitness.com/members/forum/#topic/Protein-Powders.htm for best results. The P90X nutrition plan calculates WAY to many calories for women. That’s because it doesn’t recognize the difference between men and women. A 175 lb man has much more lean body mass than a 175 lb woman and would need more calories. But the P90X plan doesn’t acknowledge any difference. Moreover, they have you add in 600 calories for the workouts which is silly because you’d end up covering the energy expenditure and even if the rest of the calculation worked, you would not create any calorie deficit to lose weight.
Since you are a very petite frame and very sedentary in your lifestyle outside of what you’ll so with P90X, you could eat even fewer calories than my calculations would produce but do eat at least 1500 – 1600 calories a day given where you are starting.
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