I do. This is my second time doing it. It really is one of the best muscle building programs around. It is not so great for mass amounts of weight loss. If you have a few pounds lose (10-15) it is perfect.
Thats what i have exactly heard about having too much protein and the possibility to turn to fat. Basically, i consume a lot of protein during the strength days but i am not sure about the cardio days. I really need to see a good results within 60 days or i will be just disappointed with my self and effort that i waste for nothing. By the way, I am kind of Ignorant about the amount of food that i should consume like how many grams of protein will be enough for me along with other carbs.
Edited by: ABBBBBB at: 5/21/2010 (21:09)
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I am 100% sure. I am currently playing around with my macros.
I do know that it is when your muscles are NOT in use, that they are recovering and require more protein. And, I had read in a certyain fitness mag, that having too much protein can turn to fat. THEY had suggested having smaller amounts of protein (for me that was around 100 grams) on STRENGTH days, and MORE protein on alternate or cardo days (upwards of around 150 grams for myself). Because the day afetr strength training is really the day that those muscles are recuperating and building. My jury is still out on this though. Just thought I would pass the info along.
I found it helpful to focus on the protein. With a good weight lifting program, lots of protein is vital if you want to see results. I do think though that eating clean is just as important. Without knowing anything about your current eating regimen, I would say that if you're new to clean eating, I would make that your primary focus. Really concentrate on cleaning up your diet. Get rid of the refined sugars, processed foods, white flours etc. Make sure you're getting in lots of water. If you've been clean eating for awhile then I would take aim at your macronutrients (your protein/carbs/fats) and focus on them. The P90X program has you start out extremely high with protein. (50%) That wasy WAY too high for me. I usually kept mine to 40/40/20 and think that is an easier plan of action for me. 50% protein is VERY high. As far as places to get your protein, focus on your lean meats (lean beef, chicken etc), I swear by eggs in the morning you can do 2 whole eggs and 2 egg whites (lots of protein there), cottage cheese (low fat), raw almonds, tuna. Lots and lots of veggies. That is what worked best for me.
Hi folks I have been working on P90x program for approximately a week and I am starting the second week. I have questions regarding the food, Should I consume a lot of food I mean the food that has a lot of protein and less fat for everyday program? or only i should consume a lot of protein in the strength workouts but cardio workouts less. I am just confused.
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