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Trying to gain weight with P90X
I just bought P90X for my 17 year old son. He's 6' and weighs about 155 pounds. He wants to gain 25 pounds and build muscle. Should he start with the Phase II eating plan? What would be best so he gets enough calories for the workout and to add weight?
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RE: Trying to gain weight with P90X
1/24/13 12:37 PM as a reply to Domin0.
No, he should start with the phase 1 plan. The difference in the plans is just the RATIO protein/carbs/fat. First he needs to do the numbers to find out how much he needs not just to maintain weight but to add weight.

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1/24/13 1:56 PM as a reply to Domin0.
I would start him in Phase II. There's a reason Phase I is called "Fat Shredder" and your son isn't in need of that. The challenge at his age is to keep him eating high quality food and not falling off the wagon and eating too much junk. And, of course, making sure that he gets enough. Have you considered "Body Beast"? That's a program with his specific goals in mind.

Domin0:
I just bought P90X for my 17 year old son. He's 6' and weighs about 155 pounds. He wants to gain 25 pounds and build muscle. Should he start with the Phase II eating plan? What would be best so he gets enough calories for the workout and to add weight?
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1/25/13 10:36 AM as a reply to Domin0.
Thanks for your response. I hadn't heard of Body Beast...but, I think we'll try P90X since we've already bought it. I'll have to add an additional 500 calories to his meals to help him gain, on top of the supplelments. Junk food isn't the problem, we eat very healthy which is why he doesn't gain weight! emoticon lots of fruit, greek yogurt, lean meats, etc. The trick is to give him more calorie-dense nutritious foods...and more calories overall. He normally eats about 1500 per day...less than he should. Thanks again.
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