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20 yrs. old/need to lose 70 lbs/will p90x2 be a good choice for me? help!!
Help!

I've recently decided to do p90x2 because I really need to lose weight and get healthier.

I wanted to try the first p90x but don't have access to it. My uncle, however, just bought p90x2 and said I can borrow it.

I'm a little less than a week into it and am having some trouble modifying moves (I can't do a pull up or anything upper body to save my life haha!)but mostly I just feel like I'm too fat to do this and see real results in the 90 days.

Everyone in the before&afters are skinny to begin with and just get fitter/toned. I have yet to find someone like myself who lost a considerable amount of weight in the first 90 day cycle.
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Hello,
First off, congrats on deciding to lose weight. Second, realize it may take longer than 90 days to lose "a considerable" amount of weight.

P90x2 is a good program. If you are struggling with pullups, try using a chair to assist you or use bands - you can get a door attachment if you don't have anything to hang it over.

Diet will be the biggest factor. You want good results? Follow the meal plan. Make sure you eat enough good food and limit any bad stuff.

But like Tony says - keep pushing play! I have seen many people lose 50,70,100+ pounds (and have posted their stories on youtube). It didn't happen overnight but every time they got to the end of 90 days, they were so excited based on what they lost, they kept going. You can do it!
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Well, I'd like to lose about 60-70 lbs before March 8th (my 21st birthday) because I'm going to Las Vegas.

Losing that much in 90-120 days seems crazy but I've seen it done and I really hope p90x2 is the program to help me get there. emoticon

Thanks for responding! I really appreciate it and I'll definitely look up some transformations on YouTube.
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Make sure that you are really tracking your diet as well. If you want to lose that kind of weight, you simply aren't going to accomplish it in t hat time frame without doing so. I like to use MyFitnessPal with my smartphone to track everything I put in my mouth. It has a great bar code scanner that lets you easily enter many/most foods. You'll need to figure out what your best level of caloric consumption is for your weight/age. You don't want to consume below your Base Metabolic Rate (BMR, the energy your body needs just to keep your system running through the day when physically inactive).

With your height factored in as well, you can use the Harris Benedict formula to calculate what you need as your base caloric input.

BMR = 655 + (4.35 X weight in pounds) + (4.7 X height (inches)) - (4.7 * age (years))

As a moderately active individual you will multiply your BMR * 1.55. These are your base caloric needs to MAINTAIN your existing weight. You will want a 3500 calorie defict a week below maintenance to generally lose 1 pound a week, remembering not to go below your BMR.
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I don't think X2 is the world's best weight loss program, but you'll definitely lose some.

If you want to lose a lot of weight in a healthy way, I'd suggest focusing on high intensity interval training and challenging weight lifting with free weights. It will be more efficient than X2.
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I was doing x2 because it was the only thing I had access to, but as of today my aunt knows someone who let me borrow turbo fire and so I'm giving that a try instead.

I did my first workout today and loved it!

I still am keeping Plyocide in my routine though because I love it!!!! emoticon
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Yeah, Turbofire is probably a better choice for 1) weight loss and 2) general conditioning.

Once you have some endurance and some confidence, X2 is a great program for developing athletic skills, and it may fit your needs better after finishing TF.
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Agree with Paul, this isn't so much a weight loss program
as it is an athletic performance enhancer program. Although
you will lose weight. Weight loss involves mainly lowering
your food intake (and watching what you eat) while fitness
programs will make you ..... well ..... fit!
What got my attention with your post is the wording and there
were words / phrases there that seem to indicate some self esteem
issues. At the end of the day, we all need to be comfortable
in our own skin and there is a definite line between wanting to
improve your fitness level and self image issue.
If you feel inside that it's the latter, you need to talk to someone
about this.
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Agree with Paul, this isn't so much a weight loss program
as it is an athletic performance enhancer program. Although
you will lose weight. Weight loss involves mainly lowering
your food intake (and watching what you eat) while fitness
programs will make you ..... well ..... fit!
What got my attention with your post is the wording and there
were words / phrases there that seem to indicate some self esteem
issues. At the end of the day, we all need to be comfortable
in our own skin and there is a definite line between wanting to
improve your fitness level and self image issue.
If you feel inside that it's the latter, you need to talk to someone
about this.
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