A 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.
When you think of fitness, do you just see it as something that you have no time for in your schedule? If is the case, then you have a very narrow view of the subject. Fitness is so much more, and it can be personalized so that it works with your own schedule. Read on to find out how.
When walking or running, find a good pace. Pushing your limits might be a good idea with some types of exercise. This isn’t the case when it comes to walking or jogging for your health. If you find yourself huffing and straining to breathe, slow down a bit. The goal is to build endurance, not wear yourself out.
When you’re working through a fitness regimen, remember that you should always warm up. If you are under the age of forty, hold your stretches for thirty seconds. If you are over the age of forty, your stretches should be held for sixty seconds. Muscles become less limber as you age, so it is wise to adjust your workout to keep on top of these changes.
In order to maximize your weight fitness routine, try loading up your bench press with 25% more weight than you could max out at. Do not attempt to complete the exercise, just hold the weight above you with a spotter’s assistance. Next, take the weight off and show what you’ve got.
Try your best to push yourself every time you work out. Your body gets used to the same workout regimen over and over so try to switch it up and push yourself each time. Try to work out different areas of the body so you let others rest while building other areas.
After reading through all of that, do you still see fitness in the same way? Do you now see that it is so much more, and that they are very simple things that you can add to your schedule to help improve your appearance and health? It doesn’t have to be hard work; it’s whatever you make it.
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 workout with proper workout diet plan, 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.