It’s been 2 months since starting Body Beast and I have finally put together my two month results and transformation. Going to be finishing “Bulk” phase soon and almost ready for “Beast” phase. Up 12lbs from 157lbs. After X2 I did an Insanity/P90X/X2 hybrid and dropped ~10lbs. It was more than I wanted but it really helped improve my running. Started Body Beast to try and gain some of it back….looks like it’s working.
First pic is 1 week before starting Body Beast and a little over 2 months after completing P90X2. I think my physique took a few steps backward after X2 but my focus was on performance and it did improve, so mission accomplished. Now to get some size back ..and then some! Last pic is day 60.
This is not going to be some long drawn out review. I’m going to highlight what I like and don’t like. If you have questions and want more detail shoot me an email.
First let me start by saying I love this program and as of right now…it’s my favorite of all the Beachbody programs, with P90X2 being a close 2nd! The workouts are short and INTENSE! (30-40mins) Not a lot of cardio and all about getting HUGE!!. The diet clearly illustrates the focus on bulking by starting you out with a calorie surplus and 25% protein to 50% carbs and 25% fats. I enjoyed the added carbs, as they did help me to add about 12lbs in 8-9 weeks. I am however looking forward to switching to a higher protein/lower carb diet similar to the one I followed during X2. I’m ready to get some of the definition back.
Body Beast Workout Schedule
Body Beast comes with 2 schedules to follow, “Lean” and “Huge.” I’m doing the “Huge version. The difference is, Lean Beast has you doing cardio every week with 4 weeks in Build phase, 5 weeks in Bulk phase, and 4 weeks in Beast phase.
Huge Beast only has you doing cardio during Build phase and Beast phase. Also, Huge Beast has you in the Build phase for 3 weeks, 6 weeks in Bulk phase, and 3 weeks in Beast phase.
Body Beast Pro’s
- Short and Intense
- Focused on gaining size and gains come quickly if you follow the plan!
- Bodybuilding style program with minimal equipment needed.
- The higher carb diet makes it more enjoyable, especially if you were previously on a lower carb diet.
- The addition of the Beast supplements has been beneficial to my results.
- Dynamic Set Training is the most effective type of workout I have ever done. Better results in shorter time. Results come quick and time spent working out is short.
- Every workout is killer (yes even cardio) and will destroy you..in a good way…except abs, I thought it was too easy.
- This program WILL put size on you…yes even a HARD GAINER!
- No YOGA!!!…I know yoga is great, but it was a pleasant surprise to get a break from the long and sometimes grueling yoga workout in P90X..lol.
- This program can also be modified to lose fat and gain quality size at a slower pace .
Body Beast Con’s
- If your diet is not “on-point” and your not eating clean, fat gain can quickly get out of control due to the surplus.
- Beast Abs could be better, it’s good but Ab Ripper X and Ab Ripper X2 are way better.
- I wish there was more calf work. It’s my weak point so I just add in a little extra.
- Some of the warm-ups are very short (could be a pro for some).
- I wish there were more pull-up exercises (could also be a pro for some).
My final review of Body Beast will have more pics and poses, so stay tuned. Really hoping to top my X2 results.
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