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Should I increase calories for phase 2 of p90x?
Hi I'm on week 4 of p90x. I was 124lb and 14% body fat when I started and now I'm 122lb and 9.8% body fat. I have seen some results like gaining muscle strength and abs start to pop out but not ripped yet. Plyometrics is not very hard for me any more.
I've been following the fat shredder portion plan(50/30/20). The calorie intake is 1600 per day. I've been using myfitnesspal.com to log my diet and it works great. I will switch to the energy booster phase(40/40/20) soon. So my question is when should I make the switch? Should I increase the calories intake in phase 2 of p90x? is 1800 calories enough? I am 5 ft 6 and my nutrition level is 1 according to the p90x nutrition guide. My goal is to get 8% body fat and maybe tone up a little bit. What do you guys think?
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RE: Should I increase calories for phase 2 of p90x?
11/27/12 6:09 AM as a reply to rogerweindex.
I like to base things on performance.

If you don't notice your performance slipping, and are still seeing results in terms of strength gain and/or fat loss, then I wouldn't change your intake.

If you notice that you have 2 workouts in a row where you aren't making progress, then yes, I'd bump things up to around 1,800 and see how it goes.

As for switching phases, go ahead and do it now...no reason to delay.

Hope that helps.
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RE: Should I increase calories for phase 2 of p90x?
11/27/12 12:03 PM as a reply to rogerweindex.
If your goal is to get to 8% body fat then you'll want to continue at your current intake. If you want to start putting on muscle you'll need to increase your intake a bit.
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