The Body Beast program that I choose to do it the Huge Beast, and as I mentioned above is a 12 week workout. It has 3 phases. (There is also a Lean Beast schedule, that is the same workouts but more cardio)
1. Build – Weeks 1-3, 6 day on 1 day off.
2. Bulk – Weeks 4-9 6 day on 1 day off.
3. Beast – Weeks 10-12 6 day on 1 day off.
Base Shake – this is a all natural, flavorless whey protein. It is used in the Book of the Beast for post workout mainly, but you can add it to meals/shakes to increase your protein intake. It has 18g of protein per serving.
Fuel Shot – this supplement is a carbohydrate blend. It mixes both dextrose and maltodextrin. Both of those are very simple carbs. They are high on the glycemic index and will spike your blood sugar. But isn’t that bad? No post workout! That is the perfect time. You just crushed your workouts and have used up a lot of your glycogen stores. It is time to replenish them. The release of insulin to blunt the rising blood sugar will pull more nutrients and amino acids (from the massive amounts of protein you’ve been eating) into your muscles. This will fuel protein synthesis and muscle growth/recovery.
MAX Creatine – Plain and simple, you get high-grade pure creatine monohydrate—without fillers, preservatives, or untested ingredients.
Super Suma – is made from suma root (“Brazilian ginseng”) and contains Beachbody’s exclusive plant-based enzyme system for enhanced benefits. Use daily to help amp up muscle strength, size, and endurance. The fact that Suma will trigger false positive results on steroid tests says a lot about how this product (which is totally natural, from the suma root plant) might be very effective. It’s not a steroid, but a plant sterol. However, our current steroid testing protocols are not advanced enough to differentiate between sterols and steroids. So if you are reading this Body Beast Review and you are an athlete or military person who might be tested for performance enhancing drugs, stay away from the suma.
The workouts are fun, and most all the workouts are 50 minutes or less. Some as short as 30 minutes. Its based around what’s called Dynamic Set Training. Basically in my terms it means you start with a lighter weight and do 15 reps, then increase weight and do 12 reps, lastly increase weight again and do 8 reps. Sometimes you do that non-stop with no break, and other times you’ll add in additional moves to give the muscle a break before increasing the weight. I must say it was a nice to get back into some old school lifting. You have very little cardio in Body Beast. Which means that your not going to burn as many calories, so your going to gain some weight.
You’re going to need equipment if your going to do this workout. There really is no way around this. Of course you can make some substitutions on some things. You’ll need the following:
1. Bench (substitute a stability ball)
2. Pull up bar (substitute a resistance band. Need a place to hook it to simulate a pull up)
3. You need a good set of dumbbells. I would recommend 5 lbs up to 50 lbs. (Yes you will need some 5 lbs dumbbells. There are some moves that you just can’t go anymore than that, no matter your strength! I personally use the Bowflex SelectTech that are 5-52.5 lbs.)
4. Curl Bar (substitute dumbbells. I ended up getting the Curl Bar from Beachbody and it is really nice.)
Here are my results from doing the Body Beast program. You can’t tell huge changes in my pictures but I can definitely tell the difference in how my shirts are fitting. They are all now tight in the sleeves and chest. I definitely got bigger! I was pleasantly surprised to find out that my biceps grew by 1.5″! I added muscle and strength which was my goal so I’m very pleased and will definitely be doing it again at some point in the future.