P90X FAQ

Should You Ever Start Over?

Nov 1st, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., P90X FAQ

From time to time I get my clients asking me if they should start over. This typically happens after a bad week where they didn’t eat well and didn’t make all the workouts. Now it may make sense to re-do a week if you had a really bad one, but, start over? I never say [...]



Should I work out when I’m sick?

Oct 22nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: P90X FAQ

I was thinking about this question because today I am fighting off a cold. I felt tired, achy and just plain out of it when I got up this morning. And when Chris said I could take the day off and he’d work out by himself, I have to admit I was tempted. However, if [...]



Help! I’m not losing weight with P90X or Insanity

Oct 12th, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: P90X FAQ

I am regularly approached by people who are not losing weight on the P90X  or Insanity programs.  Most of them are women.  And that’s not surprising because women have a harder time getting a body that’s overweight and prone to put on fat to suddenly turn around and become a fat burner. But just because [...]



Coffee – Coffee Drinking & Weight Loss – Friend or Foe?

Oct 6th, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Nutrition & Weight Loss, P90X FAQ

I recently saw someone on Facebook ‘dis’ coffee as though it was the devil’s brew.  Now maybe it was because I happened to be sipping on a steaming mug of joe or just because I felt that a fair and balanced opinion was the right thing to do but I took her on. This person’s [...]



If I want to lose weight, should I do the ‘Classic’ or ‘Lean’ P90X routines?

Oct 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: P90X FAQ

It’s tempting to think that if you want to lose weight you should do the ‘lean’ version of P90X.  I’m a woman who wanted to lose weight and I was interested in the lean version until I carefully read through it. Here’s the issue, the lean version will do little to increase muscle mass.  And [...]



Can I do P90X if I can’t do pull ups or push ups?

Sep 22nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: P90X FAQ

P90X is a great program that has you push yourself to dramatically increase your muscle strength. And one of the chief ways it does that is to have you do a lot of pull ups and push ups. For those who are not in tip top shape, this may seem daunting. It may leave you [...]



How Necessary is the P90X Recovery Drink?

Sep 12th, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: P90X FAQ, Supplements

Perhaps there is no question that is more often asked or more heatedly debated than the questions that ask if the P90X recovery drink is really needed when doing the P90X program. Here’s where I stand.  I actually put off getting the recovery drink for the first two weeks of the program and I definitely [...]



Is P90X for Women? Check Out This P90X Woman’s Results

Sep 2nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: P90X FAQ

P90X Results for Women This is a great question. It’s true that P90X has a lot of push ups and pull ups in it and these can be difficult for women. But there are work arounds given. Get a set of resistance bands instead of the pull up bar. You will need an accessory to [...]



P90X Supplements or Insanity Supplements Do You Need Them?

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Coach Nancy - The Way I See It..., P90X FAQ, Supplements

I get this question regularly. But before I can answer this question, we need to define what ‘supplements’ are. This is particularly important when it comes to protein powder. I don’t consider this a supplement because it’s really a food. A good shake replaces some other food you would have eaten otherwise. Would you consider [...]



My P90X Diet

Jun 22nd, 2010 | By Nancy Andrews | Category: Diet Reviews, Nutrition & Weight Loss, P90X Diet, P90X FAQ

Hi Everyone, I get a lot of questions about diet. How many calories should I (you) eat? Why the 40/40/20  ratio of carb/protein/fat for calories? Can I (you) change the 40/40/20 ratio to something else? Do I (you) have to measure & count everything? Do you have sample menus? How much or what can I [...]