One of the questions that I get all the time is “What version of P90X should I follow?” For those of you who don’t know, there are the 3 diffierent P90X versions: Lean, Classic, and Doubles. No, they’re not 3 separate programs, they’re 3 different ways to follow the P90X workouts. You just purchase P90X and then you can choose which version to follow once you get it. Below I’m going to take you through each version and explain what I like and don’t like about it.
P90X Lean. Most women like to take on the Lean version of P90X because it doesn’t involve much resistance training. The Lean involves mostly cardio workouts and some core training. For some reason, women are afraid that if they follow the Classic version that they will get big, disgusting, and look like a man! For all you women out there that are fearing this, and I know some of you reading this are, there is NO need to worry! Women actually have less testosterone than men (of course), which doesn’t allow them to develop as much muscle. So, the Lean version is a good version, especially if you’re a cardio junky.
P90X Classic. This is the version that I recommend the most to both men and women. Why? It involves a balance of cardio and resistance training, which allows you to both build muscle and burn fat. There are many reasons why building muscle is important, even for women, including the fact that it increases your metabolism. You all know that the quicker the metabolism, the more fat and weight you will lose. Both Melinda and I started off with the Classic version and got excellent results with it.
P90X Doubles. This is for you crazy people. During my first round of P90X, I went through the Classic version for the first two months, and then switched to Doubles for the last month. I wanted to lose more weight and body fat at a quicker rate, so I decided to do the Doubles version, which involves 2 workouts per day. Yeah, I know, it’s crazy! It involves doing a cardio in the morning (Cardio X) and then a resistance workout in the afternoon. However, I have to warn you that Doubles is TOUGH! You really have to be careful because you can easily over-train, which is something that you don’t want to experience. You will be wore out, tired, irritable, for a few days. Make sure you adjust your diet accordingly to compensate for the extra workout.
There are 3 different P90X versions, and which version you follow is completely up to you, but I recommend that you start off with the Classic version!
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