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1950 comments
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.

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

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 :-)

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.

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.

Tone377
Tone377

how do I go about making you my coach

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

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!

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

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? 

yajibermu
yajibermu

hello Coach,

I used my private email to request a couple of samples of shakeology but I am not sure if that is the right way since I have not received a replied message. I am planning on using my husband paypal account to pay for the extra samples. Please let me know if you have received my email if not how can I give you all the info to get the samples. thanks.

AB
AB

Hi coach Wayne, I have a question, how can I get shakeoly?

BrantGould
BrantGould

Hey coach wayne, you are very inspirational and you seem committed to helping people with their questions which should be commended. With that being said I had a question about nutrition. I'm starting p90x3 on Monday and want to get as lean as possible cause I'm getting married in 99 days! Anyways I will be working out first thing in the morning. I thought about just taking some bcaa's before due to time constraints and I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to hold it down lol. Is that okay to do or should I eat a meal, and if I do eat a meal pre workout should I include some carbs or strictly protein.

Billdillion
Billdillion

I am doing a p90x insanity hybrid program. I am wanting to buy 3 cd's of the x3 for a challenge group in my office. What is the best way to do that? Thanks

Eddie Scott
Eddie Scott

Coach Wayne:

Here's where I am: 47 years old - 245 lbs - somewhat fat - flabby chest. 

Here's where I want to be: 195 lbs - great body - tight chest - 6-pack - going to Hawaii

Need to know: If I follow only the P90X workouts and nutrition guide (meaning no additional cardio, or weightlifting), can I achieve that in 5 months, meaning that I complete one round of P90x and half through another round?  I really want the bulked up chest and arms, so if there's more weightlifting I need to do, please let me know....

Thanks,

Eddie S

Romo
Romo

Hey Coach:


I Have 65 Pounds To Lose What Beachbody Program Would Be Best To Achieve Those Goals? I Am Having A Hard Time Deciding! Thanks

PeterGegenyi
PeterGegenyi

Hello Wayne!


I'm a bit confused right now about P90X nutrition, I was hoping you could help me out a bit. I'm 19, 5'8" and 155 lbs. I could not be called as obese, but I definitely have a decent amount of fat that I would like to lose, but gain muscle too in the meantime. In this case, when I do not have a huge amount of fat to lose, should I go on a calorie deficit, or should I eat the amount that is required to maintain this weight? I'm aware that this "losing fat and gaining muscle" topic is a bit questionable, but considering the fact that I'm a newbie, it should be possible, isn't it? Also, if I stick with the calorie amount that is needed to maintain my current weight, according to the P90X Nutrition Guide, I would have to eat about 300 grams of protein per day in the first month. I believe that is a bit too much for a guy with my size. What would you do in my position? 

Thank you for your time and help!

JesseClarke
JesseClarke

Hey Wayne, I was just wondering, I know that I am not under your per say as a coach or even a customer, but would you still share my p90x transformation video on team ripped? you wont hurt my feeelings if you decline, but it would be great exposure for me if you could help me out! Im trying to be a top coach like yourself and follow in your footsteps of being a leader in this company. thanks and god bless - Jesse

yajibermu
yajibermu

Hello coach,

I am eating between 1800 to 2000 calories. Sometimes I go over but not to exceed 2500 calories. I have dumbbells starting from 8 to 20 lbs. (8,10,15 and 20 lbs).

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

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. 

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!

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. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

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

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!

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!

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!

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!!

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. 

yajibermu
yajibermu

No, I have not received an email. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@BrantGould  I still workout on an empty stomach in the morning, or sip BCAAs throughout the workouts. I would think you'd be fine with BCAAs. Working out right after a meal might be hard though.


Keep focused on that big goal! Dial it in and keep it dialed in. Go all out and you can do huge things in 99 days! Bring it!!!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Eddie Scott  If you want to lose that amount of BF in 5 months, you need to be perfect for those 5 months. Perfect nutrition and all out on your workouts. P90X can do it. Fat Shredder and a deficit can do it. You just have to fully commit. 


I ate 1900 calories at Fat Shredder and used P90X to blow my initial transformation up with P90X. I tracked everything I ate and made the most of everything I did.


You may not have the exact same results as I did, but you can be the absolute best version of you in 5 months if you go ALL IN. I pushed my weighted workouts further with a weighted back pack. But that will come in time.


Get tracking your food and get started with the X! Here's a good 2 weeks sample of my diet too: http://teamripped.com/fat-shredder-sample-diet

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@Romo  I think you will have a hard time beating P90X. If you are willing to modify initially, it is the best. Otherwise, a good place to start would be T25 and then move into P90X. You really want to end up adding in real weight training. Let's do it man!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@PeterGegenyi  You can work at maintenance. At 155, that should be around 2400. I would put your macros to 40/40/20. You don't need Fat Shredder being at maintenance. Just know that it is a slower process to lose BF and build muscle at the same time. I think it's fine, you just need to be aware of the pace. You can run a small deficit too, just to favor fat loss (like 2200 calories). I always favor better fat loss initially.


Bring it!!!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@JesseClarke  Hey Jesse, feel free to tag me if you post it online or on FB but the teamRIPPED HOF is for teamRIPPED members. I only share my team's results. Keep bringing it!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@yajibermu  Great! What program are you thinking of using? I would try to keep your calories more consistent, but that is a great 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

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

@yajibermu  I was looking, did you send the paypal yet? If you requested multiple samples but haven't sent the paypal yet I wouldn't have processed it yet.