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85 comments
Carlos
Carlos

Coach,

I also want to get my mom, as Karim, started on a workout program. She is 67 y.o.  with no background in fitness. She currently feels soreness and the aches and pains. Do you think Tony and the Folks or Tai Cheng?? I was looking on beachbody and there weren;t any comparisons of the 2. Do you know of any? She is also going to start drinking Shakeology together with the program.

 

Ty in advance!!

Karim M
Karim M

Coach,

 

Want to get my parents a workout program for their anniversary (one program to do together or separately, but the point is to have them motivate each other regarding their health).

 

What program would you recommend for them? Ages at 50 and 55 respectively, both overweight (father more). Dad does some weight "training" every time he passes by the basement (which usually consists of 20 bench-presses and 20 crunches once a week haha but has been doing that all his life) while Mom has ZERO exercise experience.

 

Yoga? Tai Cheng? Maybe something with weight training for Dad? What do you think?

 

I just want them to start thinking about their health as a first step.

 

K

moemen
moemen

hey coach , my weight is is 67 and hight is 160 i want to go ripedd and make bodybeach but i dont want to take supplements ,what the wokrout program i have to train it

Dan
Dan

Hey Coach.  Quick one for ya.  I workout at 4:30am every morn.  I'm currently doing P90X classic.  I've recently starting doing AbRipperX in the afternoon around 4:00pm instead of right after the regular workout.  I feel I have a lot more energy to put into the workout.  What do you think?  Thanks.

selenag45
selenag45

What is the best workout program to lose weight along with eating healthy. I have a lot to lose but would like to tone as I'm going.

raggy907
raggy907

Coach Wayne, I'm new to your site - great job!

I'm starting P90X next week and had a question about the weight/cardio balance in P90X.

I love to swim and swim with a Master's group 3 days a week.  It's a great workout and I would hate to give it up to do P90X.

What results can I expect if I do these 3 days instead of the 3 days of P90X cardio?  I'll alternate with the weights as prescribed in the program, but any significant changes I should make to get the best results?

Do I need to lower my expections of what P90X can accomplish without their cardio programs?

Thanks!

Rich in Alaska

Kevin W Ward
Kevin W Ward

Hey Coach, Why does Body Beast use the 15, 12, 8, 8 rep count? Any theory? Why can't I do 10, 7, 5, 5 to stay within that 6-10 range you talk about for gaining mass? One more question. If Sagi talks about lifting heavy weight to get big why does he start with 20's seems like a waist of effort with someone his size. I mean I can start with 40's on some of the workouts and I'm just a little thing? Thanks much

Kevin W Ward
Kevin W Ward

Hey Coach, I have P90X, X2, Insanity and Body Beast. What does a recovery week need to consist of? What would a recovery week look like with these programs?  Thanks

Kevin W Ward
Kevin W Ward

Hey Coach, I'm nearing my Beast phase of Body Beast. To shed the little BF I gained should I follow the book 40/30/30 for final phase, or your 50/30/20? How many rounds of Body Beast can I do before it's a good idea to move on to something else and why? While doing these rounds should I just keep flipping from bulk calories to shed calories? Back and forth. Thanks so Much

Teddy_3676
Teddy_3676

Hey Coach, I'm stuck and I need advice. Can't decide to do a round of P90X and then Beast to bulk up or do the reverse. I would like to be lean and have about 5-10 lbs of muscle packed on by mid summer. I'm leaning towards doing X first but I'm afraid of gaining fat after with a bulk routine. I'm 37 y/o male, 5'9" and around 170 lbs. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. FYI, I've done P90X but have not done the Beast as of yet. Thanks in advance.

Kevin W Ward
Kevin W Ward

Hey Coach a question arouse this morning when I got out of bed. I did bulk legs a few days ago and everytime I get up and move around my legs remind me that it was a great workout. How come this minor muscle soreness doesn't happen after a back, chest, or bicep workout?  Thanks much

Steven Jerome
Steven Jerome

Yeah sounds good. Maybe I'll give it a try and see how it goes. I was thinking, as well, it could be fun.

Steven Jerome
Steven Jerome

Hey coach! Right now, I'm doing another round of P90X2. But, I've been thinking about trying out a sort of wildcard routine. Writing down a bunch of workouts on cards (for me it would be the workouts from P90X, P90X2, and Insanity as those are the only ones I have), along with maybe 4 rest cards. Then everyday randomly drawing a card. Whatever I pull that day is my work out for the day. Was wondering what your thoughts might be on something like that.

Parker Utley
Parker Utley

Hey Coach! I am a Martial Artist and give 100% to everything I do. I am looking to get into "Bruce Lee-like shape". Which workout program would you suggest for me?

Scott
Scott

You are, and its been ordered... Can't wait to get it!! Hoping it takes my sparring to a new level!!!

Scott
Scott

I like the idea of the fast twitch muscle training too. I don't see a link above yet for it. How do I get you credit if I pre-order it at the TBB web site?

Scott
Scott

Coach, What do you know about this new Les Mills Combat? I'm currently day 35 in my first round P90X and had been thinking picking up insanity for my next round. Then I saw LMC and it grabbed my attention, since I'm a martial artist.

Robbie
Robbie

Coach, you think I will be able to gain muscle mass with the hybrid program ? Do I have to tweak how much I push or do I have to intake a lot of calories? Thank you

Robbie
Robbie

Coach Wayne, It is an honour joining your team. I am looking for some guidance to get Big, Ripped and Extremely Fit. I started Insanity in May2012 but was 2 weeks short of completing it - had to deal with work and some travelling. I lost a lot of body fat and did see my belly almost disappear. Sad part is I separated my shoulder end of June (Downhill Mountain Biking ) and have been slacking since. My shoulder feels a little weird still, trying to do pull-ups but I am good with push-ups. I was thinking of starting Hybrid P90X/Insanity because I get the best of both worlds. Would really like your thoughts and guidance Coach. Thank You

jesus
jesus

Thanks coach i will purchase p90x soon and i will keep you updated.

jesus
jesus

Hey coach, my current weight is 155lbs, height is 5'7 and body fat at 26%. I have lost a total of 40lbs by regular running. My weight was 195lbs 6 months ago and now trying to loose the extra fat and bring it down to 7% so I can see my abs lol. I was wondering what would be the best workout program for me based on my goal, I whant to start soon.

Ken
Ken

Hey coach, I just had one question that can cardio from Insanity help reduce my blood cholestrol. As welll sionce I am a little young my parent don't want me lifting weights but do you think I can put a little muscle on after Insanity by doing some weights that aren't much heavy like 20 pounds or so do you think for a 15 year old I can still put on muslce mass or should I save up to get P90X or Bosy Beast?

Cedric
Cedric

Coach Wayne, Two more days to complete Asylum and then I'll do the recovery week on the calendar. I switched to the 1900 shredder diet about halfway through Asylum, This hard to rid of belly fat has followed me through Insanity and now Asylum. Everything else seems toned except the lower midsection and obliques. Which would you recommend out of P90X or P90X/Insanity hybrid? Thanks

Hector
Hector

Haha thanks coach

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

I would go with Tai Cheng. It is a complete program. Tony and the Folks is one workout.

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Karim M If you are looking for two programs. Tai Cheng for your mom and maybe Power 90 for your dad would be great options. If you want to go with one, go with Power 90. Lifting is great for everyone as we age. Muscle mass helps in so many ways. Power 90 does not have any pull ups either. Even 10 Minute Trainer might be a good option if you think that time may be an issue. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @moemen I would start with P90X. It's the best all-around program. WIth any program, it's nutrition that will get you ripped. Check out my nutrition page: www.teamripped.com/nutrition-all-in-one

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

Dan, that will work great! Bring it!!

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @selenag45 Nutrition is the key to any program. I recommend you seriously consider a program that includes weight training to get the best results. P90X or ChaLEAN Extreme are great options.  

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @raggy907 That would all depend on how long you swim. I bet your swimming is great cardio. If you are getting in an hour or more workout, I think you'll be fine. I would sub swimming for plyo, yoga, and kenpo. Keep the lifting days. I would keep the recovery weeks the same though. Maybe swim a couple times that week, just so you can see all the workouts. 

 

Overall, your results will be impacted to a far greater extent by your nutrition. Nutrition is 80% of the equation. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Kevin W Ward A lot of the rep schemes are to pre-fatigue the muscle as to make lighter weights seem heavier. Make sure to slow down and squeeze on the contraction too. No Sagi is not lifting to his potential. I imagine it would be a bit of a liability if he was throwing around 100 lb dumbbells... people would try it at home and get hurt. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Kevin W Ward Recover weeks should be a break from the normal lifting. Good recover week options are yoga, X2 yoga, mobility/recovery, X2 total body, core syn, and maybe Beast cardio for one day. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Kevin W Ward I think you can do a lot of rounds of Beast. Just make sure to throw in a couple recovery weeks. I still like Fat Shredder ratios better as I have never been a huge fan of dietary fats. Some people really perform better with 25-30% fats. Give both a try for a week of two, but keep your deficit dialed in.

 

And yes, change nutritional goals to meet your physical goals. When you get ripped enough slowly transition calories to maintenance and then a surplus and add some mass. 

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Teddy_3676 Whatever program you pick, I would lean out first. Get to whatever BF% you desire and then lean bulk. Then you can be ripped the entire time. Check out: www.teamripped.com/big-ripped-or-small-ripped and www.teamripped.com/body-beast-is-for-losers

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @musht99 Maybe not a direct comparison, but here is one that outlines both programs: www.teamripped.com/P90X-vs-Insanity-Revisited

CoachWayne
CoachWayne moderator

 @Kevin W Ward Could be a couple things. If your legs are under-trained from your previous workouts, you can be more sore. Also, legs are a big muscle group and you can go really hard and heavy with them. It can also be more difficult to go as heavy with the smaller muscle groups. Keep going heavy and really go to failure on those other muscle groups. 

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Steven it could work, just make sure you doing work the same muscle groups to days in a row (outside of cardio). Maybe have only one card with a specific type of workout and keep it out until you do the whole deck. Shuffle and repeat. Could be fun!

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Parker, I would go with P90X. It is the best combination of weight training, cardio, and nutrition. Check out: teamripped.com/p90x-vs-insanity

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Scott, If I am your coach, when you go through TBB it is connected to me.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Scott, it is MMA inspired cardio training. If it interests you, I think it would be great in a hybrid with P90X. Weights and MMA training would be a cool combo!

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Robbie, I love the P90X/Insnaity hybrid. You are exactly right, it is the best of both worlds. Just listen to your body and pay attention to your shoulder!

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Hey Jesus, I would recommend P90X. It has everything: lifting, cardio, yoga, kenpo. All you will need are dumbbells and a place to do pull ups. I believe it gives you the best base of fitness when you are starting out. If you'd like to look at other options, check out: http://teamripped.com/finding-the-right-workout Get ready to bring it!

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Ken, weight loss is what will have the best effect on cholesterol levels. But at your age, you should really check with a doctor before using an Beachbody program.

Coach Wayne
Coach Wayne

Cedric - Because you are an Insanity and Asylum grad, I would probably go with the P90X/Insanity Hybrid. Feel free to try the P90X Plyo and Kenpo, but I think you will want more from your cardio. Sticking to that deficit can be tough, but the fat will go... that lower belly is stubborn! Dig Deep!!

Dan
Dan

 @CoachWayne Oh I'm bringing it!  32 years old, ex-athlete high school, ex-smoker (1 year removed!), ex-alcoholic,  and I feel better than I did when I was 18 years old.  Can't say enough how eating right, P90x, and a little good advice can change your life!  3 weeks from finishing Round 4!  BOOM!

raggy907
raggy907

 @CoachWayne

Thanks Wayne, yes the swims are all either 60 or 90 minutes and great cardio.

I actually just finished P90X the first time around, but left out the diet part entirely.  In the material somewhere it mentioned "You'll be in great shape.  You just won't look like it."  Couldn't be more accurate. 

I'm looking forward to the second time through with a strict diet.

Thx again,

Rich

Teddy_3676
Teddy_3676

Thanks Coach! That's kinda the way I was leaning (no pun intended) but thatnks for confirming for me. You're the man!