Body Beast Workout Review

by on July 6, 2012

Coach Superdave Body Beast journalBeachbody has finally released Body Beast, a home workout program that focuses purely on hypertrophy, the term used to describe increasing muscle mass, muscle size, and enhancing muscle growth. Now with it’s release, everyone has a home workout program that is guaranteed to add 10 pounds to your frame by following the Body Beast muscle mass gainer guidelines. For 90 days you will be trained by professional bodybuilder, Sagi Kalev, who has graced the covers of Men’s Workout, Iron Man, and Muscle and Fitness magazine. But does the program live up to the hype?  Read on with my Body Beast review to find out.

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If you aren’t seeing results in the gym or at home, then this workout is for you. This program is for anyone whom’s primary goal is to increase muscle growth and size. I don’t merely mean muscular definition and having ripped, lean body.  I mean to  add more muscle mass size and weight to your body frame. This program is especially good for the ectomorph body type, naturally skinny from a high metabolism that also makes it difficult to add muscle and weight. Regardless of your reasons, it is advisable to have a solid fitness foundation before attempting Body Beast as this home workout program uses very advanced weight lifting techniques.

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Best Mass Gainer Workout

Those of you that have graduated from P90X will transition well into the Body Beast routine. Especially if you have been following my P90X Mass Gainer schedule that uses advanced weight lifting techniques. Not only are some of the P90X set techniques present in Body Beast, but the muscle groups used in the first block are similarity grouped. However, don’t let the workout names such as Chest and Back fool you as this program takes resistance training to a whole new level, practiced and perfected by champion bodybuilder, Sagi Kalev.

Sagi Kalev introduces Dynamic Set Training, which is a combination of old school weight lifting techniques and the latest developments in sports science, to achieve the goal of muscle growth and hypertrophy. Translation? Expect to work harder than you even have before!

You will be doing a wide variety of advanced weight lifting techniques such as Super Sets, Giant Sets, Multi Sets, Forced Sets, Combo Sets, Circuit sets, Tempo Sets,

Each week in the program comprises of 6 days of training with one day of rest. However, unlike other programs, nearly every day is devoted to only resistance training. Since muscle growth is the primary goal, there is very little cardio in this workout program. Of course, you will still burn calories from all this iron pumping, but keeping the  cardio to a minimum both allows us to focus our energy on the weight lifting and to keep our calorie burn down. If you burn too many calories, you have no choice but to eat more.

In fact, I have been training many of my P90X clients  in this same practice for those looking to build muscle mass with P90X.Progressive sets and so on. Each set focuses on a specific technique that forces your body to constantly recruit muscle fibers. Translation? Think P90X Muscle Confusion, but in BEAST mode! Not a single muscle fiber will be spared which will lead to awesome muscle growth, but expect to be sore! This is one reason why proper recovery time, nutrition, and supplementation is vital for successful muscle growth and killer Body Beast results.

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Do not ignore the dangers of overtraining, which will actually cause your  muscle growth results to plateau. The increased load of weight training from this program may be too much for the inexperienced and it is paramount that you have the proper nutrition when doing the program. Be sure to read the nutrition and supplement section later in my Body Beast review. If the program is too much for you, or you are looking to lose some weight while gaining muscle, then you can follow the Lean Beast schedule.

In order get the best Body Beast results, I highly recommend having an experienced Coach to assist you with your goals. If you are not currently a TeamBeachbody member, anything you order at from my site will automatically assign me as your Beachbody Coach plus you will get the FREE Lucky 7 bonus workout when you order from my site. If you already have a TeamBeachbody account but wish to have a new Coach, click here to learn how to change your Beachbody Coach and let’s get HUGE!

You can also request to join my Facebook Body Beast Workout Group and join others who are also BEASTING UP! Send a request to join and keep a lookout for a personal Facebook message from me.

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Body Beast Training Blocks

TheTraining Blocks

The program is broken down to 3 main blocks, or phases, of training. Much like with P90X2, each individual can choose how long to stay in a specific block to achieve their desirable results before moving on to the next block.

Build. This first block uses more traditional weight lifting techniques comprised of synergistic muscle groups similar to P90X. For example, one day is Chest and Triceps. Basically, you will be exhausting multiple muscle groups and therefore exhausting more muscle fibers, all resulting in building a very strong physical and muscle foundation.

Bulk. This is the main phase for muscle growth as each workout focuses on one major muscle group to completely assault your muscles and giving maximum muscle growth gains. Whereas synergistic moves provide more balanced growth in muscle and strength,  focusing on one major muscle group at a time will increase hypertrophy.

BEAST. This block is when you lean out,  get shredded, and get ripped. This is as close you will get to cardio and you will be spending more days using the unique Tempo workouts. If you order Body Beast here at my site, you will also get the Lucky 7 workout that you can use during this block as well.

The Body Beast Workouts

Total run time of the workouts vary depending on the training block you are in. Build workouts can be anywhere from 38-50 min where as the Bulk workouts are shorter and around 30 min. Overall, I’m pleased that this program kept the time down. This is preferred since you will be lifting weights nearly every day and don’t want to overtrain. You might be wondering why the main Bulk block has the shortest workouts times, but since you are blasting only one muscle group in each workout, you will get exhausted extremely fast. If you still have energy after one of the Bulk workouts, then you aren’t lifting enough. In fact, your body should be toast after every workout!

BUILD: Chest and Triceps (Chest/ Tris) • Focused on the muscles of your chest and triceps

BUILD: Back and Biceps (Back/Bis) • Creating that V shape, bigger lats, traps, rhomboids, and biceps

BUILD: Legs • Focuses on powerful quads, hamstrings, calves, and glutes

BUILD: Shoulders • Shoulders create the tone of your entire physique

BULK: Chest • Bulk your pecs from different angles and exercises to hit different muscle fibers

BULK: Back • Create a massive back and  focus on hypertrophy

BULK: Shoulders Focus more on the posterior deltoid (rear shoulder) creating an even more 3D appearance.

BULK: Arms Create huge biceps and triceps
BULK: Legs  •  Transform “chicken legs” into tree trunks

BEAST: Abs    Not just for looks, create a strong core
BEAST: Cardio  • A highly new-school performance-oriented cardio workout

BEAST: Total Body  • A circuit routine for your entire body

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TEMPO: Chest and Triceps (Chest/ Tris)
TEMPO: Back and Biceps (Back/Bis)

Nothing creates hypertrophy quite like Tempo Sets, where you actually feel your muscles grow!

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Seven exercises, seven pyramids, seven times bigger muscles. This is an awesome stand alone workout or like Total Body, this can be done anytime the schedule calls for a full-body workout, or to make up for missed workouts.

Body Beast Workout Sheets and Schedule

As with any workout program, you need to keep track of your results to make sure you are improving. Since the goal is to increase hypertrophy and get some nice muscle growth results, you better keep track of your progress! Click here to get the Body Beast Workout Sheets.

Body Beast Nutrition and Diet Plan

As with all Beachbody programs, this program includes a comprehensive nutrition and diet plan. The recipes are fantastic and easy to make, which is important for any meal plan you follow. It also reminds me a lot of the Ultimate Reset diet plan, as it is mostly dairy free and uses goat cheese and coconut milk as substitutes to regular cow’s milk. There are several recipes that use the Body Beast Base Shake, the awesome new flavorless protein powder.

Thankfully, Body Beast has a very good formula for calculating your calorie goal based not only your goals, but your current body fat percentage as well. I also applaud their recommended % macronutrient (protein, fat, carbohydrate) breakdown, as it is more up to date with current trends. The high protein and low fat diet is something I struggle to get my clients away from as high protein amounts is overrated and often unnecessary whereas healthy fats are crucial for muscle recovery and optimal health.

Similar to P90X, there are sections showing food lists with calorie breakdowns as well as a portion plan to follow. Plus there is a recipe list for mass gainer shakes for those looking to add more calories and weight. Overall, I am impressed with the diet plan as it is the most complete nutrition plan I have seen released by Beachbody. Time to Beast Up!

Body Beast Supplements Review

In general, proper nutrition is crucial for optimal muscle growth and recovery and Body Beast workouts will hammer your body. Therefore its is extremely vital that you use proper supplementation in addition to your Body Beast nutrition plan. The following supplements will greatly enhance your muscle growth gains and expect to see full in-depth reviews of these supplements from me very soon.

Edit: I have a new section for all the Body Beast natural bodybuilding supplement reviews here.

Body Best Hardcore Base Protein Shake for gaining muscleBody Beast Hardcore Base Shake

Think all protein is the same? Think again. One dosage of Body Beast Base Shake has a blend of 18 grams of both slow and fast digesting proteins which has been proven to aid muscle recovery and muscle growth far greater than simply the fast digesting whey protein alone.  Plus I applaud Beachbody for making it flavorless, which eliminates the need for unhealthy artificial and processed flavoring, while allowing it to mix with any meal item without distorting its flavor.

The Base Shake also includes a small amount of dextrose, a fast digesting sugar, which will aid in glycogen replenishment. Overall, this protein mixes with virtually anything extremely well and is an easy way to add more protein in your Body Beast diet.

Body Beast Fuel Shot Post Workout Recovery DrinkBody Beast Fuel Shot

Contrary to what the name implies, this is NOT an alternative to the Energy and Endurance Preworkout Formula. This is actually a post workout formula similar to the P90X Recovery and Results drink, but with more emphasis on fast digesting carbohydrates. The more you fatigue your muscles, the more glycogen (carbohydrate energy) you need back in your muscles. Not only to facilitate muscle growth, but to prevent possible muscle loss. This is SUPER important, get this right or you won’t see great Body Beast results!!

Body Beast MAX Creatine Monohydrate for muscle and strength recoveryBody Beast Max Creatine

The benefits of Creatine Monohydrate has been inexhaustibly studied in years past by and they all have shown to have proven results to help with weight training. Need I say more? Use Creatine! Other forms of creatine have also been proven to give no additional benefit so don’t waste your time.

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This is the supplement I have been waiting for! In a nutshell, Suma Root belongs to the naturally occurring Ecdysteroids. This will help in natural testosterone production yet is in no way related to the well known and harmful , pharmaceutical anabolic steroids. This is a rare testosterone booster supplement and something anybody should be on whether its Body Beast, P90X, INSANITY Asylum, etc. Make sure to get some!

What Equipment do I need for Body Beast?

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Even though resistance bands work fantastic in any program, I highly recommend weights vs bands with Body Beast.  Mostly because many of the moves will have to be heavily improvised or ignored if you have bands, but also so we can lift big! Plus, similar to the Beachbody Les Mills PUMP program, Body Beast heavily emphasizes an EZ Curl Barbell.

Unfortunately, all of the above items are not included in a Body Beast package, so you need to order them separately at the my TeamBeachbody store. If you only have dumbbell free weights and not a EZ Curl Barbell, then you can improvise by watching the workout videos, but you will miss out on some of the better compound (Multi muscle group), or complex, exercises. Like with most programs, as your strength improves you will be needing heavier weights. Therefore, I highly recommend the Bowflex Selecttech adjustable dumbbell weights. I LOVE my SelectTech weights as they are easy to configure and save both room space and money.

Having a bench is critical for stabilizing your body in order to isolate the muscle groups for a particular exercise. If you don’t have a bench, than get yourself a stability ball. Beachbody makes fantastic stability balls that are much thicker and heavier than other commercial brands. If you are 6 feet or taller, consider going for the larger, gray stability ball.

Please note that by using a stability ball, you are venturing off into P90X2 turf. Balancing on a ball recruits many stabilizer muscles in addition to your body core. This will force you to lower your weight, but will actually increase your overall body strength. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but if your primary goal is to only increase muscle growth and size, then you really need a workout exercise bench. However, try propping your stability ball against something solid when doing workouts to isolate yourself more. This should allow you to go a little heavier and get back to more of a Body Beast workout rather than P90X2.

Body Beast Program Stacks

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Body Beast Review Conclusion

This is a fantastic workout program to focus on hypertrophy plus it has an excellent nutrition and supplement plan to get successful muscle growth results. Never before have I seen Beachbody release a program with so much detail and attention to getting the best workout results. I highly recommend this for anybody looking for muscle growth gains. My only caveat, is that beginners will have a rough time with this experienced program and in general, the risk of overtraining is real. If I am your Beachbody Coach, I can help guide you through any rough spots and get you some killer muscle growth results. Time to BEAST UP!

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Glynn July 8, 2012 at 2:57 am

Awesome review Dave. I’m very Tempted, let’s see how I go with X2 first.

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superdave July 9, 2012 at 8:35 am

I’m really impressed with how complete Beachbody compiled the guide and program. It definitely is a big step up in resistance workouts but since you are both a P90X and soon to be, P90X2 grad, you can definitely take on this program and BEAST UP!

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Paul July 16, 2012 at 9:55 pm

This workout looks pretty good but I am still not sure if it is for my body type or would benefit me for my sports performance. I might try it one of these days, but for now Insanity and p90X workouts are pretty good.

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superdave July 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

Paul, Body Beast is purely for bodybuilding: building muscle growth, enhancing muscle gains, and increasing muscle size. What you want is Insanity Asylum. It is sport themed, intense body weight resistance and cardio exercises. For me, that was the best program to get ripped so check it out:

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Rebecca July 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm

Can I get information about your body beast Facebook page?

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superdave July 19, 2012 at 7:34 am

Absolutely! My members in there are already hitting the workouts hard and getting unbelievable muscle pumps. I’ll message you the invite.

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MC July 18, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Hi Dave my concern with this program is actually that, from the before and after results I’ve seen, the hardgainer types (like myself) don’t really have mind-blowing results with this program. I guess perhaps meaningful and substantial muscle growth takes time because your muscles really have to be torn down, built back up, etc., and this takes time. However the results I’ve seen so far for P90x look just as good as BodyBeast if not better which is in a way amazing because P90X isn’t billed as just a weighlifting program. I guess to rephrase my question, let’s say even P90x – how long do you expect it to take let’s say someone to go from doing 23lb dumbbell bicep curls in back and biceps to 35-40 lb curls? Would you say that it would take at least a year (ie at least 3 rounds of P90x). Thanks Dave!

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superdave July 19, 2012 at 7:48 am

MC, hardgainers (ectomorphs) usually don’t have much muscle strength to begin with and are usually beginners to lifting weights as well. This can make gaining muscle more difficult especially if they aren’t eating enough. One of my recent P90X2 clients had to eat 3000 calories just to prevent from losing weight! P90X is a good program for building muscle too and I’ve been constantly coaching people with my P90X Mass Gain Schedule. I believe that people with some prior experience with get the most out of the bodybuilding program. Check my Advanced P90X Tips too. There is no ‘timetable’ for results as it depends on each individual’s individual’s strength and muscle progress. Your best bet is to have me Coach you and get in on one of my Facebook Body Beast workout groups.

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Blane July 25, 2012 at 9:55 am

SuperDave, thanks of all you help you have been a great coach. Do you recommend only staying in the Build phase for 3 weeks or can I go straight to the Bulk workouts?

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Raul August 5, 2012 at 12:52 pm

I read somewhere that you need to have 3000 calories in a day to follow this program. That seems like a lot and I don’t want to gain fat.

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superdave August 8, 2012 at 10:01 am

Don’t go by what other people say! That gets you into trouble and is unrealistic. Your calorie goal depends on your age, weight, height and goals. There is no “plan” that will work for everyone. If I’m not your Coach then you better sign up or switch to me so I can help you do it right!

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ryan Bergstrom August 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Hey Dave.
Ryan here all im really trying to get out of beast body
Is gain muscle mass in my lower body. Like quads,hamstrings,calves development
I don’t want to get that top heavy look with tiny legs.
Btw im limb dominant

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superdave August 16, 2012 at 1:41 pm

The Body Beast Leg workouts are brutal, but in a good way, for building legs. 🙂 But the Beast in general will emphasize the upper body like with most programs. You may want to order some leg workouts from the P90X One on One series and mix in with your current workout to emphasize more leg workout. Also, being limb dominant means you should be using a pair of dumbbells for all exercise. That way you can pinpoint weaknesses and strengths and correct them as necessary to restore a balance of growth.

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Kota September 8, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Hey. I have done p90x and am almost done with X2. I want to gain more muscle mass, but with no fat.. I’m at 8% bf right now and want to drop to 6%. Will I be able to lower bf % while gaining lean muscle mass bulk with Body Beast?

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superdave September 11, 2012 at 8:45 am

You can’t gain muscle and size without gaining fat unless you follow slow, very slow, road of gains. This is where you calorie goal is only slightly above your maintenance goal. Personally, I think that’s a waste of time and energy as its easier to bulk up and burn off the fat later. This will give you the fastest muscle gains too but you have to make sure you calorie goal isn’t too high and you are doing the workouts correctly. I’ll message you now to discuss.

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Mike October 16, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Coach have you used Body Beast with another program? It looks like there is not much cardio with this program and wanted to add something like Insanity with it or should I just stick with the program?

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superdave October 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm

I wouldn’t create a Body Beast hybrid schedule with any program because Body Beast is purely for gaining muscle. Also, you will definitely burn calories with this program so don’t worry. Lastly, Insanity would be the worst program to mix with Body Beast anyway because intense cardio is exactly the opposite of gaining muscle. If you you aren’t concerned as much with bulking, than do the Lean Beast schedule.

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Andrew Christie October 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm

I’m interested in ordering Body Beast, but I’m a contractor currently in Afghanistan. Do you know if the product can be shipped to APO addresses?

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superdave October 25, 2012 at 10:42 am

Sure can! So you can BEAST UP in Afgahn!

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Jim Christiano October 26, 2012 at 8:30 am

Body Beast is awesome! I just learned about it today! I’ve been looking for something like this for two years. Your review is spot on. Thank you for the information.

Jim C

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Tony K. November 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

I’m 48 and started to sag even more after sitting all the time working for 6 month on my business – to get it going… the shape I’m in is just pathetic)) But I ‘m determined to change it !!- Today was my first day of P90X …. ouch)) but I would like to graduate to Body Beast… any advise for an “old” man…? is it too late to still catch that train?))?

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superdave November 12, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Congrats on starting P90X Tony! P90X actually uses the pullup bar more than Body Beast, which is requires more strength. So if you can finish P90X, then you can definitely move onto Body Beast. I just sent you a Facebook friend request so let’s get together and go over your goals.

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kp November 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

whats up super dave. i am waiting on my bodybeast to arrive and i am excited. i am 195 pounds and 6 ft tall. i used to be 270 and i am not wanting to gain alot of fat again but i understand that bodybeast will do that. i do want bigger muscles and to have a better body shape though so i am willing to sacrifice. would it be possible to put a ratio of fat to muscle in terms of pounds i will be gaining while on bodybeast and following the nutrition guide? or are there to many variables to answer it that?

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superdave November 14, 2012 at 10:54 am

Congrats bro! You’re muscle gain will largely depend on how well you do the workouts. With proper from, the correct weights to hit failure, and steady progress you be on the path to gaining muscle. With that taken care of, proper nutrition is vital or you won’t grow at all. At this point, it comes down to calories in versus out. You can’t avoid fat gaining when bulking, but the idea is to not outpace your muscle gains by too much. I’ll email you and we can talk more.

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Nate November 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Dave, I’m an average size guy. I’m 200lbs and just got back in the gym. I have read a lot about BB and was wondering if this will be good for what I want. I need to build size and strength and would like to learn more about nutrition.

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superdave November 23, 2012 at 2:31 pm

Body Beast has already given some awesome results for some of my P90X Grads. It works better than the gym because you have a professional bodybuilder in your own home!

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Mitch November 27, 2012 at 10:31 am

Since this workout focuses on muscle hypertrophy, I am very interested in trying it and even documenting my progress. My main focus or concern is my chest. I have a slight imbalance of muscle – I don’t have an evenly built chest. My outer pecs are better built and my inner and upper chest is sunken. I want to build symmetry and get an evenly built chest.

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superdave November 28, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Body Beast definitely hits all angles so give it a try! But I would guess whatever you are doing right now is not giving you enough variety for balance.

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Jim Christiano November 29, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Dave, I’m on day three of Body Beast and loving it. I got tired of the jump around type workouts and was pumped to see an old-school lifting routine. I’m writing a day-by-day review to document my progress. Your guide is awesome. I’ve already bought the program and still got great information from you that I missed in the Book of Beast. Thanks for your insight.

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Kenneth Williams December 4, 2012 at 4:51 pm

If I am a little overweight and dont want to put on much weight is beast right for me. I would ike to build muscle but I am currently 5 foot 10 and around 207. I would like to be around 185 or 190 and muscular.

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superdave December 5, 2012 at 2:56 pm

“Gaining” weight always comes down to a calorie surplus so you must be in a calorie deficit to lose weight. 15 pounds is a good number to lose so you can follow the Lean Beast schedule for more cardio and make sure you calorie goal is on track. But P90X may be a better choice for now.

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So January 12, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Can woman do this workout ?

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superdave January 14, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Absolutely So! I have a few ladies in my Body Beast Facebook workout group that are determined to show the “boys” a thing or two about working out. lol Body Beast is great for anyone that wants to focus on weight lifting to increase muscle mass and size.

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Casey March 1, 2013 at 3:47 pm

Superdave,

I just requested to be switched over to you as my coach. I really enjoyed reading your blog/review and wish I would have read it before I purchase body beast, could have saved some money. I completed P90X a few years ago but faded away from the working out scene in the transition from college to the real world. I am now back and ready to take on the world. I have about a month and a half under my belt and am pumped about starting body beast. I know it will be a challenge but I am ready to take it on. I’m going to need a lot of calories for someone with my metabolism. Do you know how many calories are in the beachbody shakes? I would love to be added to your facebook group if possible.

Thanks,
Casey

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superdave March 2, 2013 at 7:38 pm

Thanks bro! I wish you found my sooner too. I’m known for making people happy-that’s always my goal. Whether it’s getting good results, or saving money, I’m always there for my team. I’ll message you now and let’s talk.

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Drew April 7, 2013 at 12:37 am

I have a couple questions for you Superdave. I’m currently 18 year old, about 6′ 2″ and weight 165. I consider myself a bit skinny on my upper body and want to build up some muscle to tone up and get a better look. After searching for many programs include p90x, insanity, body beast… I found your website and am pretty inspired by your articles. I heard p90x is more of a fat lost program and body beast provides more benefit to skinny guys. Can you tell me more about what I should choose and am I at a suitable age, body type, and possible to reach my goal by doing any of these workout programs?

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superdave April 9, 2013 at 8:51 am

Hey Drew, thanks for the comps. Yeah, being a skinny guy you would need Body Beast as P90X is more for losing weight and muscle definition. If for some reason you do want P90X, you MUST modify the program so you don’t burn calories. Check out my post about gaining muscle with P90X.

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Michael May 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

Hey Superdave, so i am trying to find a workout program for this summer and am seriously considering the Beast workout. I am 5′ 11” and about 140 lbs and have had some trouble gaining any weight since i started working out. The Beast looks like it would be a great program to build some muscle, but it also looks incredibly intense. Is this program suitable for someone who has never gone through any type of workout program before, or should I start with something less intense and then go for this?

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superdave May 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm

I do admit that the workouts are rather advanced and heavy hitting. Doesn’t mean you can’t do the program, but it does make a greater challenge. If you’re up for a challenge, then BEAST UP! A hardgainer like yourself is really going to need the Body Beast supplements but also a good coach like me giving you pointers. I have a group doing Body Beast on Facebook where I coach them. I’ll message you and let’s talk.

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Angel May 29, 2013 at 8:24 am

Hey Superdave. I’m currently 5’10”, and about 210 pounds. I have a muscular build, but I have a little belly on me. I’ve tried p90x, and didn’t like all the cardio, but loved the lifting. I want to do something that focuses soley on lifting, and getting bigger with muscles. Would this body beast program help me lose some fat, and gain muscles. I’m not looking to get super human big, just more defined with what I already have without the belly. Again p90x, cardio wasn’t for me on the fun scale at all. I just love to Lift!

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superdave May 30, 2013 at 2:26 pm

This program will definitely help you gain muscle! If you don’t want to get too “big”, simply go less on the calories. Or try the “lean” Beast schedule which has slight more cardio.

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Jonathan Gogol September 12, 2013 at 11:44 am

Hello and God Bless superdave,
I’m 33 y/o “big guy,” (about 280 right now) and I’m currently doing the P90X program and have lost about 14lbs. in about 3 weeks’ish. My goal is to get around 240’ish, with my large frame and 6′ 1″ height, I feel this is a good match–roughly. I have been looking at the body beast and was wondering if I should go to this to bulk up a bit when I’m done with P90X? I was hoping to get arms bigger foremost and also overall bigger; then I plan to go back to either P90X or P90X2 to train my (hopefully) newly found guns. I was wondering two things. First, just how much of a difference will it make for me to use the supplements with the body beast? And second, is this a good strategy to follow to get bigger and also stay athletic? I’m the man with a million and one questions so I apologize, but I would like to have someone like yourself to bounce questions off of here and there. Please let me know what your thoughts are and I would appreciate any good information you could spare. Thank you, and have an awesome day!

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superdave September 12, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Congrats on your success so far Jonathan! The Body Beast supplements are very helpful in getting the best results, provided you are hitting the workouts correctly. 40 pounds is a big drop so it may be better to lose the weight first, than go for muscle as gaining muscle and losing weights are opposites. I’ll email you with details and would be glad to Coach you.

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