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P90x diet and workout questions
I weigh 394 lbs. I started p90x today. I posted my day one pics today also. (those really made me sad)

I am on 2500 calorie diet. (the fat shredder phase) 50/30/20 Pro/Carbs/Fat

I have been looking at Jeremy Yost's website and when he started p90x, he was on a 2000 calorie diet. He started p90x 24 lbs less than me. So am I too high on the calorie ceiling?

He also started with p90x lean, and I was wondering if I should do the same thing?

I did some of the adjustments he said worked for him, and that got me thru the first day ok.
Ab ripper X is brutal, and I could hardly do anything at all. (I also could not complete the dive bomber push ups or decline push ups)

I almost hit the ratios dead on today, so that made me a little happy. But I honestly think I need to shed a lot of weight before I can actually do more things Tony is showing me. lol

btw, Plyometrics is going to be really hard for me, due to ankle issues from being over weight.

Thanks for any advice you guys have for me.
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RE: P90x diet and workout questions
3/20/12 12:22 PM as a reply to Chad2012.
Just remember to believe in yourself. Tony says it all the time "Do your best, forget the rest". While plyometrics is a tough workout, just remember to do what you can and keep moving. Do something that you can do. If they are jumping up in the air and you can't do it, just hop. Movement is the most important thing.
Do your best and forget the rest.
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3/20/12 12:36 PM as a reply to Chad2012.
You're on the right track. I would advise you to go with lower calories like Jeremy did. You have a large energy store waiting to be used, so take advantage of it. Watch the joints and pay attention to your body. Nutrition is 80% of your results. Don't over do it. Do your best..............
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3/30/12 12:37 PM as a reply to Chad2012.
Chad,

Modify, modify, modify! I've sent you a friend request because I want to be on-call for you for any questions on modification.

Nutrition, modification, and willpower are going to be the keys to your success here. Major respect for deciding to take your health and body seriously and improve your life.

Talk to you soon.

Chris
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RE: P90x diet and workout questions
3/31/12 9:57 AM as a reply to Chad2012.
I would start with the lean for a few weeks to let your body adapt to some of the moves. Maybe 3-4 weeks on the lean version. Then bounce into P90X Classic on Day 1.

You've already done the hardest part. You committed to making a change and posted it along with a before picture. Congratulations!

How did you determine 2,500 calories? Did you take this?
http://www.teambeachbody.com/eat-smart/nutrition-tools/caloric-needs

I'm starting a group for tips, support, and motivation. We'd love to have you.
http://www.teambeachbody.com/connect/message-boards/-/message_boards/message/171697803

Best of luck,

Josh
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RE: P90x diet and workout questions
3/31/12 12:48 PM as a reply to CoachC26packAbs.
My coach said I should start with 2500 on the fat shredder. (50/30/20)
He said should tweak it as needed. I have been at about 2300 for the last week. I hit my totals pretty religiously. I feel energized.

When I start be able to do more of the workouts without pausing or because of weight issues, I'll up the calories. (basically when I feel like I am still hungry)

I am on the lean now to shred some weight. I still have major trouble with yoga and ARx. I sub'd Kenpo X for ab ripper the other day. I was feeling frisky. I only made it 30 minutes into the workout and needed to chill. lol

I'm trying to come up with some other kind of exercise to do on the 6th and 7th days. (i.e. bike riding, brisk walking, etc) Just to keep the workouts going.
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11/16/12 5:05 AM as a reply to Chad2012.
Maybe someone could clue me in here, because this kind of sucks. I've been super busy at work lately, and haven't had the energy or time to workout consistently. I get in maybe 2 times a week right now. I'm still eating clean, except 2-3 days a week I'll have a misstep and eat something bad. (not all day bad)

My weight keeps going down and then swinging back up during the week. (about a 7lb swing)

Is the missteps, my workouts not happening, lack of cardio, or all three that are contributing? I've been stuck at this weight for about 2-3 months now.

Me being busy and what not, has only been happening 2-3 weeks at most. Before that, I was working out and eating cleaner. This plateau has gotten me kind of down.

My calorie intake is about 2400 on a "clean" day. I have been having a hard time getting the full amount of protein in each day. I usually get around 200g. I sometimes go over my fat by 5g-10g. (meaning I get 60-70 instead of 54g)

My current idea: get back to working out each day like 2-3 weeks ago, stay clean on the diet, do extra cardio a couple times a week....and all should right itself.

Problem with that, I was plateauing before when I was religiously dieting and P90x'n.

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11/16/12 5:12 AM as a reply to Chad2012.
Like I said before. I'd go with 2000 calories like Jeremy did.

Get back to six days a week. You can do extra cardio if you want to, but simply sticking to the plan of six days a week with clean eating EVERY day is the key.

Eating clean every day is the most important part. Rome was not built in a day and neither will your body be.

Keep pushing play and things will change for you in a big way, my friend.
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RE: P90x diet and workout questions
11/16/12 7:45 AM as a reply to edthompson1234.
Increase calories later then? Just not sure when it is a good idea to up them and when it is not.

I think that inherently would make me have to be cleaner on my diet, now that you say that.





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RE: P90x diet and workout questions
11/16/12 1:59 PM as a reply to Chad2012.
You should up your calories when your bodyfat is about average. Cross that bridge when you get there.
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