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New to P90X and in need of advice
Hey there,



I'm going to start off by saying that I'm new to excercising but not exactly "new". I started the INSANITY program back on August and was getting some pretty good results, albeit, I wasn't following the nutritian plan so it took me a little while to finally see something. I stopped INSANITY due to an accident that occured and thus I injured my right shoulder slightly for almost 2 months. Meaning I never got to finish INSANITY and I let myself somewhat go once again. I wanted to start P90X as it is less cardio involved than INSANITY, I already have my weights, chin-up bar, yoga blocks etc. But I'm still having doubts about the nutrition as I want to follow it through this time around.



I'm 20, 5'7" tall, weigh 140 lbs., I have an inbetween small/medium frame considering I'm skinny, I've yet to measure myself completely. I do have belly fat which I would love to get rid of.



I calculated my nutrition level and I'm on level 1 nutrition. My questions are:



1) How should I follow the nutrition plan? My calorie intake should be around 2280 but, considering I'm skinny and wish to lose belly fat that I have gained due to heavy college/work stress just as well as gain muscle and tone my body a little I don't know where I should exactly start.

These don't exactly go in the nutrition subforum but I would be glad to know as well.

2) What would you recommend as to avoid any injuries? Mainly wrists as I sprained it years back when I was a child and hasn't been the same and shoulders.

3) Would it be better if I worked out somewhat a little before starting P90X? I passed the fitness test in every workout stated, some on thin line some higher than recommended.



Thank you in advance! emoticon
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RE: New to P90X and in need of advice
1/5/13 1:49 AM as a reply to JuanArroyo81.
I to had trouble with the calculations from the book. I'm assuming that's where your # came from. You might want to try the nutrician calculator here on the beach body web site. It gave me a totally different number. So I figured I did something wrong in the book. I am getting results using these numbers. Good luck, I hope this helps.

Keith
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RE: New to P90X and in need of advice
1/5/13 11:44 AM as a reply to JuanArroyo81.
Hello. Everybody is different when it comes to nutrition needs and such. That book is to give you a base to go off of and you change and customize to your needs. Its not the end all be all. All you need to worry about is making sure you tracking your macros and making sure your levels are high enough in that aspect.

Eat clean foods, lean protein, healthy fats, oats and grains etc. Keep track of your macros and eat as much as you feel works for you where your not starving but not stuffed. Enough that your energy levels are high enough to preform your workouts and you should be fine. Im supposed to be at the 2400 mark and on any given day ill have between 2000-2500. Every day is different but i make sure im eating as clean as a whistle. If you eat clean you will be just fine! emoticon

For your wrists i would get some push up bars for sure! Takes all the pressure off the wrists. I also use wrist straps sometimes to give some extra support. As for your shoulders just take it slow at first and dont over due it. You should be ok.

If you passed the fit text then HIT IT MAN! You will struggle at first as its a hardcore tough workout but man its rewarding! First week will kill you and as you get farther and farther it will get easier and easier then the results will come. I love P90X! Its my go to workout program for sure. My wife and I have gotten Awesome results. As will you!

Bring it! And just keep pushing play everyday!

Corrie
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RE: New to P90X and in need of advice
1/5/13 7:04 PM as a reply to CoachCorrieMac.
Thank you! I'll definitely see to it I eat clean and workout as safe as I can. Finally understood what it's all about. Definitely going to try out different things and see what works best. Once agan, thank you!
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RE: New to P90X and in need of advice
1/5/13 7:07 PM as a reply to JuanArroyo81.
No problem man! Thats what im here for. I sent you a buddy request so you can hit me up anytime emoticon
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RE: New to P90X and in need of advice
1/5/13 7:19 PM as a reply to JuanArroyo81.
A big thing for you will be to make sure you are taking post workout supplements that support the healing process. With any program, you will want to take it easy on body parts that you have previously injured. You will find that as your strength improves so does your ability to perform the moves. Try to avoid impact moves and modify if something doesn't feel good. Enjoy P90X!
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RE: New to P90X and in need of advice
1/5/13 7:34 PM as a reply to JuanArroyo81.
One thing I forgot to mention is how important a foam roller. P90X2 incorporates it into the warm up and for the rest days. This is an amazing tool for anyone doing an intense program. I would highly recommend it, your muscles will thank you emoticon
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RE: New to P90X and in need of advice
1/5/13 9:25 PM as a reply to kglomb.
kglomb:
I to had trouble with the calculations from the book. I'm assuming that's where your # came from. You might want to try the nutrician calculator here on the beach body web site. It gave me a totally different number. So I figured I did something wrong in the book. I am getting results using these numbers. Good luck, I hope this helps.

Keith


Where's the nutrition calculator on beachbody at???
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