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Q & A - Chris Garrett Fitness | Dream-2-Reality | Team D2R

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16 comments
Jake
Jake

Hey, I just started p90 and i want fast results. So do you think I should do the sculpt 1-2 and sweat 1-2 exercises daily rather than doing alternative days as the calendar says .

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

No because your body needs the rest for your muscles to recover. I would just spend the extra time focusing on keeping your nutrition very clean. That is where you will see fast results.

Haider
Haider

Hey chris, I am going to start p90 in the next few days. I just have one question to ask. What dumbbell weight should i use. I wanna make sure i lose the fat and gain muscle in my arms. Please Help. Thanks.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

My suggestion is to get yourself an adjustable dumbbell set. You will need a range of weights. I first started with 10 - 30 pound weights and increased through the program. The adjustable dumbbells I have are the Bowflex Selectech 552 weights that go from 5 - 52.5 pounds. I also have PowerBlocks that go from 5 - 90 pounds.

Shelley
Shelley

Hi! I'm about to begin p90x, but I'm worried I might bulk up. I am a girl 4'11 and 125 lbs, do you have any tips that might help me not become stocky or information on it? Thanks so much!

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

Hi Shelley - You won't bulk up unless you try to. You will lift lighter weights with more reps where if you were wanting to bulk up you would lift heavy with lower reps. Women in general are not built to bulk up unless you take a bunch of muscle building supplements and eat a calorie surplus. Tekoa did not bulk up at all from P90X... she just toned up nicely :) Make sure you make one of us your coach in the 'Join Our Team' tab at the top of the page! That will get you plugged into our emails and support through the program.

Hani
Hani

Hi, Im currently working on Power 90, however I've started to do 2 workout I've added 10 min to the mix so i do the whole 3 set around 30min in the morning and later in the evening i do power 90. I currently take L-carnitine and fish oil and Multi vitamins as my only supplements. My questions is, doing 2 workout will be over-training, as my current goal is to lose weight my body fat is currently 27%

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

You won't want to work the same muscle groups within 48 hours with resistance training so you could potentially overtrain. You could add a little bit extra cardio but don't add in lifting routines. Ultimately your success is driven by your nutrition, so you need to dial that in. If you have any questions please let me know

michael briseno
michael briseno

well i started power 90 its day 15 today and i dont see any change my family dont seee it either i dont have a nutrition guide because i bought the disks in a yard sale well my breakfast is oatmeal and lunch two turkey sandwiches with wheat bread and dinner meal replacment i lost a halve a dress size it feels its not working and feeling discouraged i had alchol on one friday and last friday. but ahh i want this so bad the only thing that gets me through is yur youtube video and how will i know when im ready to switch to 3-4

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

The Power 90 nutrition plan would have you eat 1500 calories. It will be important to stick to a 50% protein (or higher) 30% carbs and 20% fat (or lower... but not less than 10%). You can track total calories and ratios using a site at www.fitday.com or an iphone app called Fitday Mobile or Tap & Track. Stick to whole grains with any carbohydrates (whole wheat bread, oatmeal, etc). Try to eat your carbs earlier in the day and stick to high protein later in the day. I will be posting a sample 1500 calorie diet on my site in the next day or two that you can use as a reference. The nutrition piece is the hardest but most important.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

Hi Elizabeth! If P90X seems too intense then Power 90 is a great choice. That is exactly why Tekoa and I decided to start with Power 90. The Power 90 workouts are 29 - 42 minutes long depending on the workout and which phase you are on. The only equipment you need is a yoga mat and some dumbbells or resistance bands. You do get one resistance band with the purchase of the program. Do you have a coach yet to help you along your way? If you join our team we can send you a sample of Shakeology to try. You can read more on Shakeology at http://dream-2-reality.com/supplements/shakeology/

Elizabeth
Elizabeth

I am an overweight, working mother of one. I used to work out very consistently but during and following the end of my marriage I have gotten lazy. I am turning 40 this year and want to (need to!) get back in shape. I have been looking at P90X but it seems way intense. Is Power 90 a better choice for me? On Power 90 how long are the daily workouts and what equipment would I need? I am also intrigued by Shakeology....any advice will be appreciated.

Coach Chris
Coach Chris

It is important to be aware of what you are eating and choosing healthy options. If you are going out to eat a lot, then be sure to choose healthy options like grilled chicken or fish and vegetables not prepared in butter. Stay away from simple carbs like sugar and white breads. If you break off your nutrition on the weekends you won't get the greatest results. If you go somewhere that you can bring healthy snack options with you then that is my best recommendation.

laura
laura

hi.. i have a question, im doing the p90x, im in my 2nd week right now, but i have a problem with the diet, i try to fallow the p90x nutrition plan but we are very social and we have a lot of dinners and i have a lot of showers, and i eat things that dosent come in the diet, what can i do? do you think that if i do the diet all the week and in the weekend break it i will be fat? or it will helps?

Coach Tekoa
Coach Tekoa

Hi Kassie! Thank you for the nice compliment! We can't speak for WW program as we are not too familiar with it, but we know that the Power 90 nutrition worked for us! The Power 90 plan was pretty simple. We picked a breakfast, lunch, and dinner and 1-2 snacks from the list of options in the book. We only chose one carb per day (whole grain of course) from the book for one of the meals. At dinner we ate chicken often with two cups of vegetables. Everything we did was low fat and low sodium as well. If you are eating well, adding any fitness program will give you results. The nutrition plans that come with the Beachbody programs are designed to match what your body needs to help you get the most out of the program you are using. Your Weight Watchers program might match up fairly closely to what is needed for Power 90 but we don't know for sure. You could certainly stick with your program for the first month to see what kind of results you get then make adjustments if needed. I hope this helps! Let us know if you have any other questions.

Kassie
Kassie

Hey Tekoa, We've met before through Cherith. I saw your pics and you and your husband look fabulous! My husband and I do Weight Watchers, and he has additional specific dietary restrictions (low sodium, low fat) that he has to follow, so we both follow all of them. Here's my question: do you have to follow the specific P90 nutrition to get results like yours? We are pretty set in following WW and are very faithful to it, eating lots of whole grains, fruits, veggies, and incorporating a lot of fiber. I am interested in this program, but don't want to get into something that will further complicate our dietary lives. Thanks :)