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Jason
Jason

Hey coach,

Could I use color containers for the p90x diet? For example, could I use a green container for 1 serving of vegetables for 1 serving in the p90x diet book? If that wouldn't work, could you make any suggestions?

LeviB
LeviB

I also wanted to know if there was any way you could possibly get me a deal on the deluxe edition for insanity Max 30 I want to get this workout but my dad is not to happy about me going out and buying all of these programs.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@LeviB  No deal on Deluxe right now. There is a Challenge Pack deal for Max30 right now, for $140. The base program is killer as is!

Levib
Levib

Hi Coach Wayne I've just finished my first round of P90X I wanted to know I've been researching and I've learned that P90X burns from around maybe 300 to 500 calories a workout I wanted to know if that is a good number of calories to burn or should you be trying to burn 800 or more to be in great shape.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Levib  You got my email right?

Neal4445
Neal4445

Hey coach just starting p90x I'm 5'10 30y/o male 210lbs I saw your fat shredder diet just wondering what other supplements you took and what do you think following your diet is smart for someone with my weight height age? Also do you recommend cooking meals a few days in advance with as busy as my schedule is hard to cook every day. Thanks for all your help

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Neal4445  You are in a great place to follow that diet! Still a really good deficit.

I used Shakeology, whey, Results & Recovery (on hard days), and creatine. 

I do like meal prepping. Makes it really easy. Even if you prep and cook all your staples, it really cuts down on time during the week. Pre cooking chicken a biggie!

Neal4445
Neal4445

@CoachWayne 


thanks for the reply i will start and let you know my results. i actually like to cook eggs for breakfast but i dont know if that is safe to meal prep lol 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Neal4445 @CoachWayne  Should be ok. Might just warm up weird and not be the same as fresh. But if you put them in the fridge, I would think that is ok.

Cbass
Cbass

Hi Coach, I need some help.  I was wondering if you've had any experience helping folks with thyroid/hormonal issues? I'm 42 years old, and really struggling with my weight loss.  I've tried various Beachbody products throughout the years, and have never really gotten the results I'm after.  I went through a very stressful time in life about 5 years ago, which I believe led to several health issues, including underactive thyroid, low testoterone, and adrenal fatigue.  Even though many doctors will not recognize that last one, I still believe that it is a real disorder, and that I have many of the symptoms.  I am currently on thyroid meds now, and doctor's have pressured me into taking HRT for the low T.  I have avoided it at this point because I also do not want to deal with the side effects of replacement therapy (i.e. testicular atrophy, man boobs, acne, etc.) When my T levels were last checked, I was at 205, so not very good for a 42 year old man.  Throughout all of this, I have tried to remain consistent with my working out.  However, my workouts tire me out very easily, I do P90x3, mixed with some Insanity and Les Mills Combat.  I oftentimes have to take 2-3 days off afterward just to recover from one workout.  I am very frustrated because I am still fairly young, but feel as if my health is slowly starting to slip away.  I am not ready to be done with life!  I have been to various doctors, some more homeopathic in nature, and of course, the more traditional practitioners.  No one can give me clear answers as to what is wrong with me.  I've had MRIs, etc., and thankfully there are no tumors on my pituitary, but my levels show that my pituitary is not functioning properly.  At one point, I went to a homeopathic doctor, and he had me on so much medicine/supplements that I feel "jacked-up" all the time.  I'm really at a loss.  I realize you are not a doctor, but I was wondering if you might have some advice/insight.  I have run calorie deficits and have tracked my macros, and have lost some weight, but almost wonder if I'm dialing it in right for someone with my issues.  Should someone with my conditions run more of a deficit  (right now I run about 1000 calorie deficit) or should I be adding back some calories.  I also have tried the fat shredder plan 50/30/20, and again, very minimal weight loss.  Should I adjust that?  Would I require more carbs/fat?  Am I just spinning my wheels without hormone replacement? Thanks coach.  I'd appreciate any input.  Again, I'm just very disheartened right now. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Cbass  I would definitely follow the lead of your docs. HRT would be a good thing if you are that low! And I believe those really negative effects are mainly for guys that take those super-physiological doses (like pro bodybuilders). So I wouldn't hesitate getting your low T up with HRT. 

So how much do you weigh right now and what is your current calorie goal?

Cbass
Cbass

Thanks for getting back in touch with me coach. Right now im about 180lbs at 5'6". My current caloric goal is 1700. Like I said before, my weight loss is very minimal. I cant figure out if my lack of weight loss is due to my hormonal issues or if I need to dial things in more eating wise. Thanks.

Chris B.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Cbass  If there is any inconsistency, dial that in first. Hit 1700 PERFECTLY fro 2-3 weeks first.  I would hate for it to just be that your tracking isn't as good as you thought. Go all in and do it so you know where to go from there. 

JesusDiaz
JesusDiaz

no I'm not tracking my nutrition

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@JesusDiaz  That would be the biggest help. No matter if you eat something or drink it, it all has calories and is made up of protein/carbs/fat. Eat/drink too much for your daily needs, you gain weight. Eat under your needs (a deficit), then you can lose weight. When you track, you record exactly how much you are eating and can know if you are eating enough or too much. I would start at http://teamripped.com/nutrition-tracking

JesusDiaz
JesusDiaz

What i'm comparing is that what is the best way to eat? Eat normally with you're mouth, blender or a juicer.

JesusDiaz
JesusDiaz

Hi!! Coach wayne i need you're help. which is best to eat healthy? Like great great grandparents, blender or a juicer..

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@JesusDiaz  So what are you comparing? Are you tracking your nutrition?

Tunni21st
Tunni21st

Hey Coach!


I would just like to say thankyou for all of the tips and advice you have posted on this website. It has given me so much information and motivation to keep "pressing play" everyday. I am now in the habit of doing a beachbody workout daily and your philosophies on the healthier lifestyle and watching what I eat has made a huge difference in my life with more than just fitness.


All my life, I wanted be in the British Army and was never confident enough or fit enough to go for it. For the past 2 and a half years, I have been doing P90X, P90X3 and Body Beast and followed all of your advice. I've let my diet fall at the wayside on the rare occasional week but all in all, i have lost about 20 pds of body fat and reduced my 1.5 mile target run from 12 minutes to 10 and can lift so much more weight.


In 2 weeks i am about to do my final physical test for the British Army Reserves and have so much more confidence going into it.


I will keep you posted with my results and cannot wait to push myself to the max and test myself. Whatever the outcome, I am in the best shape of my life for which I have you and Beachbody to be thankful for. I would much rather being doing what I am doing and having you as a coach than going to a gym with a fitness instructor. Keep doing what you're doing because you are changing lives for the better.


Thank you so so much!!


Adam

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Tunni21st  Hey Adam,


Thank you man! That means a lot. I am so glad to be able to help, and congrats on going after your goals! Good luck on your final physical test! I know you will BRING IT!


Wayne

joeelswick7731
joeelswick7731

I am 253 ponds and want to do body beast and follow the 21 day fix nutrition plan to lose weight if I drop my cal to 2000 or 2099 will that be to low coachwayne please help

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@joeelswick7731  Hey man! You definitely can do that and it would be a great plan! Sorry for the slow reply, I take Sundays off to make sure I am really resting and spending time with the family. But Beast and 21DF Containers will give you great results. Not too big of deficit at all. Just get dialed in and stay dialed in. No cheating!

goldzappa
goldzappa

Hi Coach

(reworded) Please forgive if I'm prying, but I read on your post here that you are focused on BodyBeast due to knee issues.
 

Has Insanity or Asylum had any effect on your knees, or is this from football?

At 41, with a lot of athletics behind me, I worry about my knees/ankles etc.  I'm considering adding Asylum to Insanity, but I do have signs of tendonitis (easily rectified with ice).  I love feeling like an athlete with the Insanity program, so I'm reluctant to stop due to how much fun I have with it.

I will own the results either way, but I thought with your experiences and excellent coaching touch you might have an opinion on it.

Thanks so much coach!

Kevin D.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@goldzappa Not prying at all. My knee issues are football related and specifically a more recent injury in a flag football league. I noticed good shoes and proper flooring helped a lot with my knees and high impact workouts like Insanity. You can always modify as needed too if you figure out certain moves that really irritate your knees. Part of getting older and listening to our bodies LOL

Missy
Missy

I just recently tried Shakeology and could barely choke it down. I tried the vanilla and the chocolate. Like you had mentioned in a post, tar is a good way to describe what I thought it tated like. I don't like dark chocolate or coffee. I did find mixing it with a banana and peanut butter helped a lot. I want to like it. My question is, does the Chocolate Vegan taste any better than the regular chocolate? Also have you tried the 3-Day Refresh? How did that taste? I am interested in trying that.

Thank you,
Missey

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Missy I don't think I have ever described it as tar LOL I love both the chocolate and vanilla!


The vegan chocolate is maybe a little less rich, I think the biggest change is a difference in texture with the vegan varieties. I do use PB though as well.


Did you blend it and use milk?


I have got a lot of great feedback on the 3 Day Refresh. It is showing to be a great way to kick some bad habits and pick up some better ones. I know the supplements in the 3 Day Refresh can be a little bland but you use take them and move on. All in all, it's a great way to get a fresh start. 

Missy
Missy

@CoachWayne  Thank you for your reply. There was a post made on Jan 25, 2011 under  Nutrition, Supplements on a Shakeology review. That is the post where the taste is described as tar. I was really excited to find someone that gave an honest review and gave ideas to make something that may not taste well to some, drinkable. Everyone's taste is different and some people love it and some need help. Shakeolgy seems like a great product but it does not do you any good if you cannot get it down. When you are someone like me who has spent too much time eating junk food it take some adjustment to change your taste buds to something healthy for you. I am currently on week 7 of P90X3 and will be starting Focus T25 after that. Now I need to work on eating better. Your suggestions helped with the 7 day supply of chocolate I received but I still had a tough time. It was not the consistence but the taste. That is why I was asking about the Vegan chocolate. Thank you

Trung ONFIRE
Trung ONFIRE

Hi Coach, I've finished my BLOCK 1 LEAN BEAST and about to move to BLOCK 2. I gained 4 lbs since  day 1 even though I want to lose some fat. Is it okay if I gain weight during BLOCK 1 & 2 then would I have enough time to shed from 15% bodyfat (now) to about 11 or 10% body fat when I'm done with BLOCK 3? Thank you for answering all my questions for the past 2 years :-)

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Trung ONFIRE That is ok. Just realize that you may have to cut longer than the last block to get as lean as you want. That is fine, it is just longer than 4 weeks for most people. Nice work beasting up!

biblemonkey
biblemonkey

Coach,

On P90X3 "The Challenge" if my numbers prove too hard to keep going by halfway through the total workout is it OK to switch to assisted pullups/knee pushups  to make my numbers? Or should I back the numbers down before I start so I can make the totals even if I have to rest for a second? What I did for my first week was pause, continue until I had to pause again, and used knees as a last resort if I couldn't bang out the last 2-3.

Also, and I know this sounds lazy, is there a meal planner website where you can enter your macros and calories and it will suggest whole day menus? I don't have the internet at home so tap and track is a pain as I have to write it all down and enter it over lunch at work. I'd like to have a site that will plan a day ahead of time for me so I can print it and plan a whole day ahead and not have to track all day long.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@biblemonkey For sure, you can do a combo of both too. Drop numbers a bit and do as much as you can and then finish out with assisted. 


The only site I know like that is the Club Membership on TeamBeachbody.com. They have full meal plans for the different calorie goals. 


Have you checked out my pre made plans? http://www.teamripped.com/nutrition-all-in-one They are about half way down. 

MattyWrobel
MattyWrobel

Hi Wayne just a quick question I have started p90x with a diet of 2500 calories. Is it possible I could send you a picture of it so you could see if I am doing anything wrong. Picture two in a normal every day diet one is a re feed day. With this diet I see I have put a little bit of weigh on but not sure if it due to muscle build.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@MattyWrobel Really hard to make it out... try taking a screen shot and emailing it to me coachwayne@TEAMRIPPED.com

Tone377
Tone377

how do I go about making you my coach

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Tone377  Awesome Tone337! If you don't have a coach yet, or if you have a coach that won't help you, I'd be glad to be your official coach to help you reach your goals. The easiest way to make me your coach (if you don't already have a coach or teambeachbody account) is to click here =


http://www.teambeachbody.com/signup/-/signup/free?referringRepId=180334


It will direct you to set up a free teambeachbody account, and I will already be selected as your coach.  


If you already have a teambeachbody account, you will have to make a coach "switch" to choose me, which involves sending an email to coachrelations@teambeachbody.com telling them you want WAYNE WYATT #180334, at waynewyatt@teamripped.com to be your coach.  Then CC me on the email so I can follow up with them and be sure the switch is made. 


I'm looking forward to having you on my team and helping you reach your goals. Talk to you soon!

Tone377
Tone377

hey coach just found you on youtube. You are very inspiring. Im 26 5 ft 11 377 pds. Im very motivated after seeing the hard work and dedication. Im starting with the p90x. Any advice you could give me

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Tone377  Awesome man! I would love to help. Did you make me your coach yet? That is a great first step.


I think P90X is perfect. The biggest changes will be pushing play each day and then changing your eating. Nutrition is KEY! I would start with learning about nutrition tracking (http://teamripped.com/nutrition-tracking) and run a big deficit (-1500 from your weight http://teamripped.com/calorie-calculator) and hit Fat Shredder percentages. A good home to read up on is http://teamripped.com/nutrition-all-in-one)

Talk to you soon! I'm in this with you!

Sergey19
Sergey19

Hi Coach,


I'm about to start Insanity. The guide suggests 40/40/20 nutrition plan. I wonder if results would be better if use 50/30/20 Fat shredder plan? What would you recommend? I do have a lot of BF to shred (currently, my BF is ~24%).


Thanks!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Sergey19  I think that is ok, but Fat Shredder will be even better. If you are going for ideal, I would run Fat Shredder and a deficit. Make sure you track it all!

Mark N UK
Mark N UK

Hi Coach,


I've read a lot recently about how you should avoid all carbs in the morning as your testosterone and growth hormone levels spike around 9am and the ingestion of carbs would release insulin and decrease the impact.


(Avoiding carbs in the morning was also mentioned in Shaun T's 7 day slim down but didn't mention Testosterone or GH but I assume it's for these reasons?)


I've completed Insanity and had excellent results and just about to start P90X on the 1,900 Fat Shredder plan.  I train in the morning around 7:30/8:00am and want to maximise my results.


I've also read that carbs immediately after workouts help transport the protein to the muscle and also replace the depleted Glycogen.


Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated as I'm very confused!!


Thanks Coach

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Mark N UK  I wouldn't put too much thought into that. Hormones in a normal, physiological level won't produce those dramatic results like people that use them at a SUPER physiological level (steroids). If it gives you a 1% edge, maybe. I just focus on hitting my numbers dead on and getting food after my workouts. The consistency with nutrition is the key. So many things are really hyped up. Just dial in your tracking and bring it!!

Jason
Jason

Hey Coach,


I had artificial disk replacement surgery in my lower back in 2012. I have started and stopped P90X a few times due to extreme lower back tightness. I have since adjusted the program so that i can complete as much of the workouts as possible before my lower back starts to act up. My question is, will taking a muscle relaxer on workout days, have any effect on muscle building like alcohol or something of that nature does? 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Jason  I am not sure. That would be a great question for your doc. Total speculation here, but I think I would be worried that a muscle relaxer could make it easier to hurt yourself. You might not feel if you are doing something wrong and really over exert. Not sure but I would be careful. Check with your doc.