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Lean Beast Questions
Lean Beast Questions
1/11/13 7:07 AM
Hey everyone, I am looking to start Body Beast next month. In the past year, I have done 1 round of P90X, 1 round of Insanity, a hybrid of the 2, and currently in week 10 of a P90X/P90X+ hybrid. I have lost 84 lbs during this time. With the last few weeks of P90X I am looking to get my BF% slightly lower before I start Body Beast (I am probably around 20%, but I don't know exactly off hand).

Just want to change it up though. I love the resistance workouts in P90X and just bought some PowerBlock weights after Christmas.

So because I still want to get my BF% down (not concerned about weight anymore, I am at 189 lbs currently), I am going to start with Lean Beast. Should I be taking all 4 of the supplements? At a minimum I was going to get the Base Shake and Fuel Shot. I do have some Creatine Monohydrate at home as well. Is it worth getting MAX Creatine and Super Suma based on my goals? I want to gain muscle and lean out/lose some more BF.

Any other advice that can be given?

BTW - I am a coach already, so not looking for a coach or anything, just want some advice from people that have done the program already emoticon
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RE: Lean Beast Questions
1/11/13 8:16 AM as a reply to BBCoachEZ.
You can keep the creatine you already have, Max creatine is creatine monohydrate.

I would suggest the Suma supplements, but just saying you can check into other sources like amazon you will find suma for way cheaper and it is the same thing.
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RE: Lean Beast Questions
1/14/13 9:13 AM as a reply to DominicDuclos.
Thanks!
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RE: Lean Beast Questions
1/14/13 4:16 PM as a reply to BBCoachEZ.
BIG congrats on losing all that weight - 84 pounds is outstanding!

My biggest advice would be to try to NOT cheat with the meal plan you go on, and try to really monitor your diet and your BF %, to try to tune it in as you go. I did NOT do this, and saw my waist line increase more than I'd like (although I got some slight increases in my arms and chest that I did like, and overall it was worth it for me).

After a bunch of P90X, Insanity, and P90X2 rounds, I did Huge beast and completed that in November (on Thanksgiving Days of all dates!), and I indeed tried to gain mass while I was at it.

Although I don't have calipers and thus relied on online approximation tools to get at BF%, I suspect I was at about 20%, too, when I started (I had seen my waist slowly increase from a low since perhaps the 2nd or 3rd round of P90X, a good bit before starting Body Beast).

Like I implied above, I didn't stay perfectly strict with the meal plan -- I always like to give myself a reward once a week (e.g. wine or beer and maybe some indulgent dessert on a Friday). But I know I let myself indulge occasionally during the week, too. Given the macro nutrient guidelines of Body Beast call for more carbs and fat than I had been used to from other plans, I sense I still could have been stricter!

And having said that, I also wonder if gaining body fat is just going to be the "nature of the beast", with the intention of "cutting" it off during that last month.

Talk soon,
Lee
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RE: Lean Beast Questions
1/18/13 6:44 AM as a reply to LeeHoo.
LeeHoo:
BIG congrats on losing all that weight - 84 pounds is outstanding!

My biggest advice would be to try to NOT cheat with the meal plan you go on, and try to really monitor your diet and your BF %, to try to tune it in as you go. I did NOT do this, and saw my waist line increase more than I'd like (although I got some slight increases in my arms and chest that I did like, and overall it was worth it for me).

After a bunch of P90X, Insanity, and P90X2 rounds, I did Huge beast and completed that in November (on Thanksgiving Days of all dates!), and I indeed tried to gain mass while I was at it.

Although I don't have calipers and thus relied on online approximation tools to get at BF%, I suspect I was at about 20%, too, when I started (I had seen my waist slowly increase from a low since perhaps the 2nd or 3rd round of P90X, a good bit before starting Body Beast).

Like I implied above, I didn't stay perfectly strict with the meal plan -- I always like to give myself a reward once a week (e.g. wine or beer and maybe some indulgent dessert on a Friday). But I know I let myself indulge occasionally during the week, too. Given the macro nutrient guidelines of Body Beast call for more carbs and fat than I had been used to from other plans, I sense I still could have been stricter!

And having said that, I also wonder if gaining body fat is just going to be the "nature of the beast", with the intention of "cutting" it off during that last month.

Talk soon,
Lee


Thanks for the info, Lee! I tend to have a cheat every so often, maybe once a week or so, or just fit whatever (a beer for example) into my calories and macros. The waist increase is my main concern. But it sounds like that is what needed to gain muscle, but I'm sure it all depends on nutrition. I will look around in the book, and might make slight adjustments to the program until I am completely ready and where I am wanting to be! Thanks again!
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