CONGRATULATIONS! You have made it to P90X3 Victory Week, which is a big deal that you should be very proud of indeed. Today I am sharing how to get “Photo Ready” so to speak so you can document your P90X3 results in the best way possible.
There are a few things you need to know before you get ready to snap that after photo. Don’t make the mistake of going about this the wrong way and trying to figure out how to get the best results. And for those of you out there that might still have some body fat remaining (like I did), this will help you lean out a bit more for your after results.
P90X3 Victory Week Schedule
With the exception of the P90X3 Mass Schedule, these are the workouts you will experience in P90X3 Victory Week:
- Pilates X
- X3 Yoga
- Rest (or Dynamix)
- Final Fit Test & Photo
P90X3 Victory Week Video Review
In the below video I review why P90X3 Victory week is so important to your results with the program. Be sure to watch this, and keep reading after the video for more tips specific to what I talk about:
P90X3 Victory Week Eating and Nutrition
One of the biggest WINS to your P90X3 Victory week is scaling back your diet and nutrition. I am going to quote two important parts to the P90X3 Fitness Guide below. It’s simply WHY you need to stop going FULL FORCE with P90X3, and why you should scale back your eating a bit as I explain below.
From Page 37 in the Fitness Guide:
When you are training hard, your body often releases cortisol (a performance-enhancing hormone) which causes temporary water retention for your protection. Your body needs this final victory week to recalibrate. As you recover, your body will flush the excess water, making you look lean and shredded.
Then, you want to make sure you EAT for the Camera:
This week is about finding the perfect balance. You need to consume enough to help your body recover, but not so much that you are overeating. The simplest way to do this is to lessen the amount of starchy carbohydrates and sugars in your diet. Since your training volume and intensity are lessened, you will need fewer carbohydrates for fuel. Focus on lean meats and non-starchy vegetables. Also avoid excess condiments and sodium, particularly on the last 3 days before the shoot.
See? Just like I said in the video above! I wouldn’t steer you fine people wrong!
Now the key is how to maximize this effort. As I mention in the video above, if you are not YET on P90X3 Victory week, be sure you are following your P90X3 nutrition guide to a “T”. Dial in your nutrition and plug it all into MyFitnessPal.
However, for Victory Week, taking what the quote from Page 37 of the book (and my experience) on dialing back carbs says. Here is what you should do:
- Calories – Subtract around 100-400 calories from your current daily calorie intake.
- Macros – You will want to adjust your macros as follows:
- PROTEIN – 50% of calories
- CARBS – 20% of calories
- FATS – 30% of calories
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I would also keep your sugars as low as you can get them, and keep your sodium around 2000-2300mg per day at most.
After you complete a week of this eating pattern (trust me it is sometimes a tough deal) – CONGRATS! You are now ready for your after photos 🙂
I hope you found this information on the P90X3 Victory Week helpful! If you did, share it on Facebook, and be sure to also comment below!
Yours in Success,