The 30 Day Cutting Challenge

  So you have a little or some muscle mass already – you’re not a complete gym newbie and have worked out before. But, you are still aiming for the chiseled lean look like the fitness male models you see on health/fitness magazine. How can you get there? Good news is, the fact that you already have lean muscle mass, it is easier and faster to show them off, by cutting down your bodyfat % vs starting really lean with very little muscle mass. The leaner you are, the more defined your muscles will look, and thus give you the illusion of being bigger and “jacked”. People are always surprised to learn that my weight is around 165 lbs (at 5-ish % bodyfat), when everyone… Read more

Equipment Needed For The Master’s Hammer & Chisel

Professional trainers advise that buying equipment for specific programs is a waste of your valuable money. Add in all the space you’d lose if you bought equipment each time you started a brand new program – too much money. Professionals will let you know there are five essentials for all programs. The upfront investment is minimal. The best part is you’ll have everything you need for the Master’s Hammer and Chisel Program. Equipment versatility is the key to an ultimate home gym. You’ll want products that offer you the ability to perform an array of exercises; which allows you various weight loss goals. The choices are endless – bulking up, slimming down or getting more athletically fit. Buying the following five pieces of equipment will… Read more

How to Meal Prep for the Hammer & Chisel Nutrition Plan

My first impression of the Hammer and Chisel Nutrition Plan was that it was too good to be true. You get to eat all of your favorite meals. What other workout program allows that?! The trick is portion control. Autumn Calabrese created the Hammer & Chisel diet based on the theory that binge eating can be caused from putting too strict of limitations on your diet. Her program allows you to create your favorite meals. Hammer & Chisel Meal Plans The following meal plans can help you get started. There are three types of days designed: The Athlete that Will Eat Anything The Athlete that Doesn’t Like to Cook The Vegetarian Athlete Each meal plan is based for the 1,800 – 2,100 caloric intake. You… Read more

Hammer and Chisel Vs. Body Beast

In this post, I’m going to compare Hammer & Chisel to Body Beast. You’ll learn: What are the advantages of each program Who is each program for How are the muscle building and nutrition plans different What type of results can you expect from each program First, let’s look at a brief overview of each program. Body Beast vs. Hammer and Chisel Body Beast Body Beast was introduced by bodybuilding champion, Sagi Kalev. His primary goal is to use intense weight training to build muscle. You don’t have to be a bodybuilder to complete Body Beast. Nevertheless, your goal should be to increase muscle mass. Body Beast is a 90 day, 3 phase program: Build, Bulk, and Beast. Each phase uses weights, a pullup bar,… Read more

Hammer and Chisel Workout and Review

Hammer and Chisel is one of the most effective workout plans on the market. The workout program was created by top personal trainers, Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese. Both trainers have created world-renowned programs for Beachbody, including the 21 Day Fix and Body Beast. Now the experienced personal trainers have combined their expertise to get you as ripped as possible with Hammer and Chisel. The “Hammer” workouts are led by Kalev and the “Chisel” workouts are led by Calabrese. The program has all of the cardio and strength building routines that you need to improve your endurance and build muscle. Hammer and Chisel requires 60 rewarding days to complete. At the end, you will be able to pull, lift, and throw more than you ever… Read more

Hammer and Chisel Nutrition Plan

You can’t get in shape without eating clean! The Hammer and Chisel nutrition plan is a foolproof system to get all of the nutrients that you need. If you have done the 21-Day Fix, then you should be familiar with the Hammer and Chisel diet system. The system was created by Autumn Calabrese, one of the personal trainers in Hammer and Chisel. Her goal is to teach you to eat healthy, rather than have you made premade meal. The program focuses on portion control. You will be provided with allotted containers due to your body type and calorie demands. The containers are color coded for the types of food as follows: Green –Vegetables Purple –Fruits Red –Proteins Yellow –Carbs Blue –Healthy Fats Orange –Seeds and… Read more

Body Beast Bulk Abs Workout & Review

Strong abs could be the most important muscle group to strengthen in your body. They stabilize and allow your other muscle groups to grow. Not to mention, chiseled abs look great! Body Beast Bulk Abs targets every muscle that counts. At the end of the 30 days program, you can develop the stronger abs to push harder, run faster, and pull more weight. Kalev, the creator of Body Beast Bulk, uses exercises that were perfected from top personal trainers. The Bulk Ab set is only 11 minutes. You will not be spending countless hours doing ineffective exercises. The following ab exercises are in the Body Beast Bulk Ab series.  Crunches Crunches are one of the most popular ab workouts. You probably see people doing them… Read more

Body Beast Bulk Back Workout & Review

Joe goes to the gym every day. He has nailed down the perfect arm and leg routine, and eats a healthy diet. Suddenly, Joe can’t build muscle. He increases his weights and changes his diet but still can’t build muscle. What is Joe doing wrong? He doesn’t have a consistent back routine. Your back supports your arms and legs. If the back is not strong enough to handle additional strength then your body won’t grow. Nevertheless, back exercises are often the most neglected. The Body Beast Bulk Back program strengthens your upper and lower back, and core to ensure that your arm and leg exercises reach their fullest potential. Kalev, the creator of Body Beast Bulk, perfects a 29 minute back routine. Warm Up Every… Read more

Body Beast Bulk Legs Workout & Review

Leg training is tough. No doubt about it. But the benefits go beyond the effort. Strong legs allow you to jump higher, run faster, and reduce your risk of injury. The Body Beast Bulk Leg program is 49 minutes of intense muscle toning exercises.     Warm up Warming up is fundamental but often overlooked. Sagi Kalev, the creator of Body Beast, developed a warm up cycle to ensure that you are prepared to safely complete the Bulk Legs challenge. The Body Beast Bulk Legs warm up involves active stretching techniques. The warm up is 1:54 seconds and involves jogging, side lunges, hip twists / openers, reverse lunges, side-to-side squats, and sumo squats with crossed arms. At the end of the warm-up, your legs should be ready… Read more

Body Beast Bulk Shoulder Workout & Review

For most of us, our shoulders are the most moveable but unstable joint in our bodies. This is often because working your shoulders can be difficult to target, leading many to overworking their arms. The Body Beast Bulk Shoulders workout uses tested exercises to sculpt your shoulders and create prevailing results. Strong shoulders are the foundation of your back and arm muscles, and can create a lean, mean, powerful upper body. And more. Warm Up The Body Beast Bulk Shoulder workout begins with a 2:50 minute warm up. The warm up is especially important in our shoulders as the muscles are so consistently neglected. Kalev, the creator of Body Beast, begins the warm up with a jog to increase your heart rate. The jog is… Read more
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