I have never done any exercise before, and would like to start one but I am confused between these two fitness programs:

  1. P90x
  2. Lee Labrada's online 12 week program

Which one will help me better achieve my fat loss goals, or are there any better complete fitness program like these?

I am 21 yrs old, male and I weigh 85 kg (187 lbs) , height 5.8

any response shall be highly appreciated. thank u.

  • The x in p90x stands for extreme so if you have "never done any exercise before" you may want to consider p90 without the x. Other programs you may consider. Also, check out some previous q/a: Losing fat, Losing weight May 14, 2015 at 13:44
  • Good on you for taking your fitness seriously!
    – Eric
    May 14, 2015 at 14:33
  • Exercise alone will not help you reach your fat loss goals. It takes activity and nutrition to burn those fats.
    – Ker p pag
    May 20, 2015 at 7:28

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EDIT - It likely doesn't matter which program you use from a weight loss perspective.

Diet is more effective than exercise at promoting weight loss (for example, see this link from Mayo Clinic

From my personal experience, I used a combination of diet and regular moderate exercise to go from 110 kg to 90kg in less than a year. Maintained that weight for a few years and then got into boxing and decided to go with regular intense exercise alone and got back up to 100kg... but I am far more physically fit than I was at 90kg.

Again from my personal experience you don't necessarily need to change what you eat so long as you have a good balance of veggies, fruit, protein, etc. Portion control is the key.

  • @JohnP - now edited to address the basic question.
    – user15736
    May 19, 2015 at 12:18

user15736 Really answered the basic principle behind your question fairly well. Diet is the key part to any change in physical fitness (gaining weight or losing weight).

But I took a quick look at both programs, and I have to say I would go with

Lee Labrada's online 12 week program

Home training is ideal in terms of efficiency, but lack of equipment and proper space can mean less of a "workout" and prolong the time it would take to reach the same goal.

In Lee Labrada's online 12 week program The workouts are formulated by grouping certain muscles with a good amount of high rep (10-12) weight training to burn fat and tone down, with cardio in between days.

Using external weights as opposed to just body-weight is what can give you a bigger advantage when training (excluding cardio days). That is why I would personally choose Lee Labrada's online 12 week program versus P90x. Although I'd even go as far as saying you should add a good 20 minutes of cardio to certain weight training days if you really want to burn off fat quicker.

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