It feels like I just settled in to the 21 Day Fix but it’s over, which means the start of a new program for me! When I started 21 Day Fix in June, I made a deal with Mike that if he joined me for the 3 weeks, I would join him for a round of Body Beast. He kept his end of the deal (with great results) and I’m keeping mine!
In all honesty, I love weight lifting. I would much rather lift weights than do cardio. I feel more accomplished, stronger and like I’m doing something with purpose when I lift. I don’t know…it just makes me happy!
Now, for those of you who have never heard of Body Beast, it’s a 90 day Beachbody program (no surprise there…I adore their workouts and have been doing them for 5 years now) that combines weight lifting workouts, groundbreaking nutrition, and supplementation, all in one neat little package. This program does require a vast collection of dumbbells, a bench and a bar with weight plates but there are limited equipment options that use a stability ball with dumbbells in place of the bench and bar. You’ll also need a pull-up bar or resistance bands.
- Body Beast includes 12 different cutting-edge workouts that fuse the best of old-school resistance training with a new breakthrough in sports science called Dynamic Set Training.
- Increases in resistance, power, tempo, and volume lead to greater muscle gain and fast results.
- The Body Beast Eating Plan helps you increase in size, maintain new muscle growth, and cut up to be in competition shape.
- Four new extreme supplements specifically designed to enhance growth and performance. (optional)
The Base Kit for Body Beast includes 12 workouts plus a FREE bonus disc called Lucky 7 when you order through one of the links here. This kit will take you through the 3 phases of Beast which are Build, Bulk and Beast. There is also a Challenge Pack option for this program that includes all of the Body Beast Supplements. I am only using the Hardcore Base Shake and Fuel Shot. Mike has added the Super Suma along with those and decided not to add any M.A.X. Creatine for this round.
In my opinion, one of the best aspects of this program is The Book of Beast, which is the program/nutrition guide. It is packed with information and will give you such a great understanding about fueling your body correctly to get the results you want! It also has some of the best recipes I’ve tried with a Beachbody program. I’ve shared the recipes for Sagi’s Signature Turkey Meatballs, Power Protein Balls and Beast Chili before, but there are so many others, including this Body Beast Power Turkey Meatloaf.
- 2 pounds of lean ground turkey meat
- 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (I used GF oats that I slightly pulsed in the blender)
- 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
- ground black pepper to taste
- 1 cup of all-natural salsa (whatever you like with chips)
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- fresh chopped parsley
- Preheat the oven to 375° F.
- Combine the ground turkey, salsa, bread crumbs, eggs, garlic, sea salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- Form into the shape of a loaf and place in a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan.
- Bake on the center rake of the oven for 60-70 minutes until no longer pink in the middle.
- Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Cut into 8 equal pieces.
- Tip: Sagi says that leftovers freeze well, so even if you are doing this program alone, don't be afraid to make a whole batch and freeze the extra slices.
Mike and I are almost done with week one and I am really enjoying lifting again. I am as sore as anything and I might have posted this today on Instagram…
I know I have been a little bit of slacker here the past week, but I hope to post a Fourth of July weekend recap as well as a post of how to Eat Like A Beast soon!
Any ladies out there complete Body Beast of currently doing Body Beast? If so, I would love to know if you are using the supplements and what your thoughts are on the program.