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My Body Beast Review

Body BeastI have been looking for a way to put on some extra muscle as I had recently lost over 30 pounds of fat and decided it was time to tone the flab that was left behind.

I found the latest offering from Beach Body Workouts, Body Beast, and decided to give it a try.

Let me just say, this workout regimen is not for the faint of heart.

You need to be ready to really work hard as Sagi is an absolute beast. He makes you work hard, but the results cannot be argued with.

I was able to pack on about 7 pounds of muscle and tone my entire body in a few months. The results will be based on what you are going for. If you want to pack on muscle, Body Beast is definitely the way to go.

I wanted to write this Body Beast review to talk about how the program works and my personal experience with it. If you’re thinking of buying Body Beast yourself, hopefully this review will give you the information you’re looking for to pull the trigger.

First, What’s in the Body Beast Package?

There are 3 different kits from which to choose:

Base Kit:

The cheapest kit is the base kit, which is 2 payments of $19.95.

In this kit you will receive the 12 Body Beast workouts, the Book of Beast, which includes supplement instructions and a nutritional plan, and the Body Beast training schedules.

You also get the free mobile app. This is a good choice if you are not sure that the program is something that you really want to commit to or if you don’t want to spend too much money up front.

Deluxe Kit:

The deluxe kit is priced at 2 payments of $79.95, and it comes with all of the same things as the base package plus a 30 day supply of the Hardcore Base Shake, a 30 day supply of the Fuel Shot, and a bonus DVD that includes 2 more workouts.

Ultimate Kit:

The ultimate kit is priced at 2 payments of $99.95 and comes with everything in the deluxe kit, plus a 30 day supply of MAX Creatine and 30 days’ worth of Super Suma.

Which kit should you choose?

The base kit is a decent place to start if you already have a supplement regimen that you are comfortable with.

If you are looking for the ultimate build program, the deluxe or ultimate kit are a great choice as you will also get a 30 day supply of supplements to help increase your build.

I personally chose the base kit because I was comfortable with where I was at in the form of vitamins and supplements and really just wanted the workouts to help build muscle.

What you need to complete the workouts

In order to complete these workouts, you are going to need the following:

  • A few sets of dumbbells
  • Stability ball
  • Resistance bands

It is also recommended, but not required to have:

  • Workout bench (adjustable if possible)
  • An EZ-curl bar with weights
  • Pull up bar

If you don’t have weights or any of this equipment at home, don’t worry! You can do all of these workouts at your local gym and use the equipment they have there (it might even be easier this way than doing it at home since you have more equipment at your disposal).

Since Body Beast comes with a free mobile app, you can use the app to complete and track your workouts outside of the house and not have to worry about remembering everything on your own.

The Body Beast Workouts

Now we get into the workouts themselves. The Body Beast program is split into 3 phases:

Phase 1: Build

The first phase of the DVDs focuses on build.

The chest and triceps DVD is 49 minutes long and consists mainly of flies and chest presses.

The legs DVD is a 38 minute workout that focuses on building your leg muscles. There is about a minute of warm up before you start doing squats and other leg exercises. My advice is to take it easy the first time through because it really works the whole body and you want to give your body time to ease into the tough workouts.

The back and biceps program is 50 minutes and works out your back during the first half and finishes with your biceps.

The next DVD consists of a 30 minute shoulder workout and then there is a 30 minute cardio session.

The total body workout DVD is 38 minutes and is pretty much standard circuit training to both build muscle and get your heart rate up.

Phase 2: Bulk

The 2nd phase is for bulk and includes a 30 minute chest workout, a 41 minute leg workout, a 29 minute back workout, a 35 minute arm workout, a 35 minute shoulder workout and a 10 minute abs workout.

Phase 3: Beast

Once you finish the first 2 phases, you move onto the 3rd phase which is simply called the Beast.

This phase lasts for 3 weeks with 6 days on and one day off. It consists of a combination of workouts from the first 2 phases and will put the “finishing touches” on everything you have built up until this point.

Here is a sneak peak at Body Beast if you want to check it out and learn more about how it all works:

Pros and Cons

Body Beast is a great overall workout, but like anything, there are some things that could be improved.

Here are the pros and cons I found:

Pros

  • Sagi is a machine and he definitely keeps you motivated throughout the entire series. It helps to have someone with so much energy and enthusiasm encouraging you through the workouts to keep you going.
  • High quality program that is very easy to follow.
  • Affordable – Costs about the same as a 1-2 month gym membership.
  • Can be done at home or at the gym, so there is a lot of flexibility.
  • Actually delivers results.
  • Comes with a nutrition and supplement regimen so you have all the pieces necessary to build an impressive physique.

Cons

  • There is basically no stretching throughout the workout. Personally, I incorporated some Yoga and daily stretching into my routine so that my muscles would be more flexible and less prone to injury.
  • Does require you to have your own equipment or use equipment at a gym.

Conclusion

I’m not going to lie, this workout regimen is tough, but it has a specific goal in mind and I have to say that it works.

If you are a runner and are trying to prep for a marathon, this is not the program for you. However, if you are looking to put on some muscle, this is the workout that you have been waiting for.

This program does not promise speed, flexibility, or firm legs and thighs, it promises to help you build muscle and to that it delivers.

If you are looking for a home body building regimen, the Body Beast workout program is a great choice. You can purchase the basic package for just over $40, which is the average cost for a one month gym membership, and this program is so much better.

You can do the workouts as laid out and in just a few months you will have muscles that everyone envies. I cannot even tell you how many people have asked me about this program since I started it a few months ago.

And since it’s from Beach Body, you know it’s a reputable company that delivers results with their programs time and time again.

So check out Body Beast today – you won’t be disappointed.

Body Beast App: One of My Favorite Aspects of the Program

Body Beast AppBeing the head of my own company means I always have a suitcase on stand by. My lifestyle really did not bother me until I noticed that unmistakeable tire forming around my mid-section and my thighs were getting more familiar with each other by the day.

Most of my meals consisted of airport snacks and fast food. Then I found Body Beast. I was reluctant at first because I do travel and adding another situation to my schedule just did not seem feasible, but I gave it a shot and was excited to see that it came with a Body Beast App.

The Body Beast App is the most amazing feature out of the whole workout in my opinion. I am able to take my workouts to San Diego one day and the next day it’s right there with me in Denver.

I never lose track of my workouts even when I’m in a different hotel room every other day. The App has even changed the way I lodge and eat. Now I stay at hotels with a kitchenette as I am able to cook the delicious recipes that are provided and keep track of my calories.

I am 42 days in and my tire has began deflation and my thighs are learning to love each other from a distance. I could not be more satisfied and grateful to Sagi Kalev for creating a workout system that has literally changed multiple areas of my life. Thank you Body Beast for helping me pack lighter suitcases.

Another User’s Body Beast Review

Body Beast ReviewsA few years ago I decided to make a change and lead an active, healthy lifestyle. I started out by simply eating healthier. As I lost weight, I began to feel much more healthy and energized.

After a few weeks, I wanted to push myself more, and I started a workout program DVD called P90X. This program helped me to lose the weight and percentage of body fat I desired. I completed the program and had my body down to the healthy size I wanted, but lacked muscle mass.

I spent countless hours at the gym on different machines and lifting weights trying to build muscle. I still was getting nowhere, and wasn’t sure what I should do. I was thrilled when I came across a new workout program on DVD called Body Beast. This program was from the same company that made P90X, but concentrated on gaining muscle mass.

My Experience with Body Beast

The first thing I noticed about this program was the level of intensity. The forty to fifty minutes of each workout will constantly push your body for results. The warm ups are short, and the momentum pushes you straight into set training and old school body building.

The workouts are broken down into three different phases.

The first phase was the build phase. This phase helped me learn how to lift, breathe, and engage my muscles correctly.

The second phase was the bulk phase. This phase did exactly what it said by concentrating completely on heavy lifting to build muscle.

The third phase is the beast phase. This was the final three weeks when I was able to push my body all the way to the results I had been striving for.

Body Beast does exactly what it is intended to do. I started this program being frustrated with going to the gym and getting undesired results. In the forty to fifty minutes of one workout, I was able to get results that could take nearly two or more hours in a gym.

What I liked most was not having to guess what I needed to do to gain muscle anymore. Body Beast laid out a full and complete program for me. This included everything I needed including what supplements to take and more.

With this program, I was able to gain a noticeable amount of pure muscle in just 90 days. I am a fan of this program, and believe that as long as you stick to the program you will get results.

My Body Beast Schedule

Body Beast ScheduleI’ve spent a lot of years pretending to be happy with what I saw in mirror. Telling myself that as long as I had a smile on my face, people would not notice how much I weighed.

Living that life was weighing me down (pun intended) and I had to get out before I was lost. I began my search for something that would whip me into some kind of shape other than the one I was currently in. I came across The Body Beast Workout and knew instantly I would be challenged and the rewards would be more than I could have ever imagined.

Finding time to fit a workout into my schedule I thought would be my biggest challenge. I have a full-time career, my wife and kids, which are like full-time jobs in and of themselves, and all the numerous situations that occupy my attention I did not think it was possible.

The wonderful thing about the Body Beast Workout is that it only takes about 45 minutes a day for 90 days. I can pop a DVD into the player and get a quick workout in before I take a shower.

You can do certain DVD’s on different days so your body doesn’t get tired or you plateau. I dedicated myself everyday for 45 mins a day for 90 days. The results were like magic, as if the fat seeped out of my pores along with my sweat. I was also noticing a lot more muscle tone.

The Body Beast schedule that I created for myself is perfect for me. I could not be more happier with the workout created by Sagi Kalev. He is brilliant and he is right there with you sweating like a pig, pushing you to not give up.

With the way the schedule is broken down, it’s easy to incorporate into your day every day and after a month you don’t even notice that you took time out. Who would care when you look so good afterwards anyway? I’ve already told my mom and friends about it. it’s the best workout I’ve ever done.

About the Trainer: Sagi Kalev

Body-Beast-Sagi-KalevHere is a brief biography about the trainer Sagi Kalev. Sagi Kalev immigrated to the United States in 1993 destined to pursue bodybuilding and fitness modeling. He is a current resident of Dallas, Texas and holds many titles in the fitness world. These titles include fitness model, bodybuilder, and nutritionist.

Interestingly, Sagi Kalev was discovered at a local gym. He first started his career in modeling, working with Martin Ryter (an American photographer), who was able to put him on the cover of the well-known Men’s Workout magazine.

After being discovered, Kalev competed in several bodybuilding competitions throughout the country. As he was reaching the age of retirement, he only participated in local bodybuilding competitions. He has won several titles and awards throughout his career as a bodybuilder.

Sagi Kalev has made several appearances in different bodybuilding and fitness photo shoots including Men’s Workout, Muscle and Fitness, Iron Man, and Reps. He is a well-known, accomplished bodybuilder and personal trainer. He is certified by The Professional Personal Trainers Association (also known as the ProPTA) as a personal trainer.

Kalev is also known as “Mr. Israel”. He served a four-year tour of duty in the Israeli Army. In that four years, Kalev played a valuable part in the military, including participation in Operation Desert Storm. After leaving the military, he resumed his weightlifting and bodybuilding career. This is why he is deemed “Mr. Israel”, a name which he obtained over his years of experience.

In 2011, Sagi Kalev partnered with Beachbody. In doing so, he was able to developed Body Beast, a body-building program released in June 2012. He is still actively involved in the fitness world, training several days a week.