Thanks in advance for answering my question Coach …
Thanks in advance for answering my question CoachOct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category:
Comment posted If I want to lose weight, should I do the ‘Classic’ or ‘Lean’ P90X routines? by Joey.
Thanks in advance for answering my question Coach Nancy. I have read all of your posts here in this thread and understand you recommend the P90x classic version over the lean version for weight loss, but I wanted to give you my specific situation to see if you still recommend that.
I am a male, 5’11″, and weigh 235 pounds and have a nice big belly…lol. I want to lose about 50 pounds and eventually be ripped. While I have not lifted weights for 15 years and I eat horribly, I have stayed in shape cardio-wise through biking. I just easily completed a 350 mile 4-day bike ride at a very fast pace so my legs are in great shape. I really don’t exercise anything else besides my legs and, as a result, my legs have plenty of muscle and are popping, but my upper body not so much. I was originally thinking I should do the lean program for 90 days to get rid of my belly and then follow it up with the classic program for another 90 to get ripped. But after reading your posts here, I am confused and wondering if I should start with the classic program.
You talk about the importance of doing the classic over the lean program to lose weight because the classic builds up muscle, which burns more calories throughout the day. I am confused though because I already have good muscle definition in my legs, but am flabby in my upper body. I wonder if the muscle in my legs is a sufficient enough amount for burning calories in the resting phase to lose weight and so I should, therefore, start with the lean program to lose my belly. So, based on this info, which program do you recommend I start with?
Also, I am planning on sticking to a diet like nutrisystem and eating about 1,800 calories a day so would like to hear your opinion on that.
Joey also commented
- Coach Nancy,
Just a quick follow-up question:
So I am going to do the Classic version, but the P90X Fitness Guide says, for the resistance training, I have a choice between 8-10 reps to failure for muscle growth/size OR 12+ reps to failure for lean muscle…which rep format would you suggest for me and what did your husband do?
- I will indeed take pictures.
Thanks again Nancy!
- Thanks Nancy!
I get it now…I am going to do the classic and can’t wait to start! I also really appreciate you posting pictures of your husband. He has pretty much the exact same build as me in his Day 10 photo…my belly is just a bit bigger but pretty close and his end result is what I want so thanks for responding back to me!
I will take another look at the diet by reading the links you included and I will definitely keep in touch.
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