Hi Sarah, Welcome to our group! When I …
Hi Sarah, Welcome to our group! When IOct 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
Welcome to our group! When I read through your post I thought to myself that you really know all the answers but you really are just looking for confirmation.
So… I believe that your hubby is too focused on a scale concept whereas you know that with the right amount of lean mass, 130 may be your better weight. We are of similar height and I’ve been as low as 126 but looked leaner at 132 because I was sporting more lean muscle. When I go to a leaning stage (as I’m about to now as I’ve enjoyed my holidays a bit too much), I start with writing down my measurements now and where I want to be. That’s my ultimate guideline. I do also measure my weight but that’s not something I look much at other than to use in rough bodyfat computations. So keep with your mindset on that.
As for additional cardio, my general recommendation is for people to just do P90X Classic and ignore too much cardio. The reason being is that we want to add lean mass and burn fat. Long cardio (more than 30 – 40 mins) works against both as it raises cortisol levels which can cannibalize muscle and promote fat storage. However, this must be adjusted for the overall fitness level and age of a person. You are younger and fitter than most I work with so you are more capable of doing more. That said, just do the Classic for month 1 as it will be a challenge – especially for your core and upper body. Once you are complete with month 1, I’d like to adjust your routine a bit to make sure you hit your objectives. I’d add in some changes to the core P90X program that will really ramp up your fat burning and get that tush of yours high and rounded! I’m not sure if I’m your Beachbody coach but if you’d like me to be just follow the instructions at http://www.pressplayfitness.com/07/nancy-how-do-i-make-you-my-coach/. I can get you super lean and even your husband will be wow’d! (And it’s free to you.)
Finally, for calories, 10x is also my general recommendation. Minimum would be 1300 but I’d prefer to see you at 1400 – 1500. If we start working together, I’d adjust that, potentially, once we calc your lean body mass (total weight less your body fat).
Thank you for stopping by and chatting! I wish you the very best in 2012!
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