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How Long are the Hammer and Chisel Workouts?

How Long are the Hammer and Chisel Workouts?

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Are you thinking about tackling the new Master’s Hammer and Chisel workout program? Are you wondering how long the Hammer and Chisel workouts are? Looking for the Hammer and Chisel Workout Calendar? Well you have come to the right place. If you need the calendar just click on the image above and you can download the Hammer and Chisel calendar in pdf format.  First off let me say, I really love these workouts but I will save my review for another post so I get get you the info you are looking for now which is the length of the Hammer and Chisel workouts.

All of the Hammer and Chisel workouts range between 25 and 45 minutes with the exception of 10 Minute Ab Chisel and 10 Minute Ab Hammer but these workouts are not done alone, they are always done in conjunction with another workout. If you ordered your package from a Beachbody coach (like myself) then you also received a FREE bonus workout, The Master’s Cardio which is just over 17 minutes long. If you ordered the Deluxe package then you also received 4 additional workouts and 2 of them are add on workouts as well. 15 Minute Leg Hammer and 15 Minute Glute Chisel. Hammer and Chisel is a 60 day program and you can check out the calendar above to see what your schedule will look like. Also, just because this is a 60 day program this does not mean that you are in for 60 days and done. Many people of gone on to do multiple rounds of Hammer and Chisel to improve on their results even more.

autumn and sagi-hammer and chiselBelow you will see the length of all of the Hammer and Chisel workouts.

Safety Video 3:17
Chisel Balance 41:05
ISO Strength Chisel 36:39
Chisel Endurance 36:55
Chisel Cardio 39:00
Chisel Agility 38:29
Total Body Chisel 36:04
Hammer Plyometrics 26:29
ISO Speed Hammer 24:11
Total Body Hammer 43:48
Max Hammer Strength 36:53
Hammer Power 39:10
Hammer Conditioning 30:42
10 Min Ab Chisel 10:56
10 Min Ab Hammer 12:29
The Master’s Cardio 17:38
Hammer Build Up 32:59
Power Chisel 30:16
15 Min Leg Hammer 18:41
15 Min Glute Chisel 17:53

As you can see the longest workout is Total Body Hammer which is 43:48 minutes long so even those with the busiest of schedules will be able to fit these amazing workouts in. Your average workout time will be about 35 minutes and Hammer and Chisel is a 6 days on and 1 rest day. Don’t let the length of the workouts fool you, they are tough, each and every one of them. If you have not workouts in awhile I would not suggest starting with Hammer and Chisel for your “Ali like” return to the ring. Yes, there is a modifier but these workouts are tough and there is a better option if you are just getting started.

Hammer and Chisel Time Commitment

Now that you know how long the Hammer and Chisel workouts are will you be taking the plunge? Are you ready to commit, on average 35 minutes a day, for the next 60 days, for a more fit, healthier you? I hope you say  YES and I promise you will not be disappointed. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

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Breaking news: You can now “try” Hammer and Chisel FREE for 30 day with our Beachbody On Demand. You will also have access to other workouts like P90X, Insanity, TurboFire, Brazil Butt Lift, T25, 21 Day Fix Extreme, P90X One on One’s and many others. (great value)

Energy and Endurance pre-workout formulaBeachbody Energy and Endurance Pre-Workout formula review.  So here at Team Beachbody we recently had a new product release, a pre-workout formula call Energy and Endurance pre-workout formula.  It definitely peaked my interest so I ordered it and decided to give it a try so I could review it.  First off, let me say that my favorite thing about the  Energy and Endurance pre-workout formula is that in contains no artificial flavors, no artificial sweeteners, no artificial preservatives and no high-risk or untested ingredients.

How much Energy and Endurance  formula did I take?

The recommended serving size is 1 to 2 scoops. 2 scoops for an intense workout and 1 scoop for a moderate work out.  I was doing P90X2 Base + Back so I decided to go for the 2 scoops. It is recommended that if you are sensitive to caffeine that you start with1 scoop and to avoid sleeplessness you should not take Energy and Endurance within 4 hours of your bedtime. (Definitely follow this rule.)

When to take Energy and Endurance Formula

You should take your Energy and Endurance pre-workout formula 15-30 minutes before your workout and you should drink it on training days only. I took mine an hour before my workout and I still felt the effects and I think I am still feeling it 2 hours after my workout.

How Will I Feel after I take Energy and Endurance Pre-workout Formula?

I can’t tell you how you will feel because there are so many variables but I can tell you how I personally felt and what my background is with pre-workout drinks.  First off let me say this.  I have never taken a pre-workout drink before.  I might drink coffee 1 day a week and I might have 1 pop/soda every two weeks or so.  I guess it is safe to say that I really don’t  get much caffeine so this is something to keep in mind.  If you drink coffee every day then you might have a different feeling than me.

OK, I know the directions say to drink the Energy and Endurance formula 15-30 minutes before your workout but I got caught up in an hour long phone call right after I drank it.  I mixed 2 scoops with about 5-6 ounces of water and I could start to feel  the effects after about 20 minutes.  When I finally started my workouts I was wired.  I was ready to bust out P90X2 like it was nobodies business. I had more energy, more endurance and I was really ready to “Bring It’ in the classic sense of the word. 🙂  Definitely got in a great workout with more reps and I really concentrated on my form. (I was focused.)

Is Energy and Endurance Pre-workout Formula for Me?

Everyone has those days where they need a little pick me up on the days they workout.  Well, Energy and Endurance will give you that “pick me up”. (At least it did for me.)

What does Energy and Endurance Pre-workout formula Taste Like?

Energy and Endurance formula has a lemon-lime taste.  I definitely liked it better with less water.

How do I buy Energy and Endurance Pre-workout Formula?

That’ the easy part, you can order it right here and it should be on your doorstep in about 5-7 days. Also remember, when you order on Home Direct you will get FREE SHIPPING!!

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Be sure to leave us a comment below after you have tried Energy and Endurance pre-workout formula and let us know what you think.

Insanity Workout Day 5: Pure Cardio

Insanity Pure CardioDay 5 with Shaun T and Insanity is Pure Cardio and let me tell it should be called “You are never going to make it through this workout alive”.  (just kidding) This is probably the hardest cardio workout I have ever done.  Looking for a break during the workout?  So was I, there are no breaks.  If you can make it through this one then you are in really good shape. I had to stop a couple times.   Just imagine that you are completely worn out and at the end of your workout and now you have to do push up jacks.  Geez!  Those are hard enough when your not worn out. I love the challenge though and you will to.  Once again my legs were abused during this workout. I can’t imagine not being in decent shape prior to starting Insanity.  I don’t think I would be able to make it up the stairs very well. (lol)

I have also been eating really good these past 5 days.  I want to stress the importance of following the Insanity Nutrition Plan. If you keep eating a Big Mac every day you are not going to get your best results.  When I say nutrition plan people often here the word diet.  This is no diet by any means.  You eat 5 times a day but you are just making better choices now.  You are giving your body what it needs to fuel it.  So stick with the Nutrition plan and stick to your workouts and you will see some awesome results.

5 Ways to Burn a Ton of Calories Outdoors

Nik and Taylor

Nik and Taylor

We all know that it is so much nicer when you can get your workout in outdoors instead of being in the basement or at the gym.  It is a great change of pace and it’s nice to feel the sun on your face and take in the fresh air. So here are 5 ways to enjoy the outdoors and burn a ton of calories in the process.

1. Go Hiking in the Woods- Hopefully you live near a state park or metro park where you can go do some hiking.  This burns about 400 calories an hour.  The uneven terrain and the up and down inclines of the land will force you to use more muscle fibers that will engage your core a lot more.  It’s a great change from just walking down the sidewalk and you get to take in the scenery.

2. Go Outside and Wash Your Own Car- Turn on the radio and get washing.  This will burn about 250 calories an hour.  Beats waiting in a long line at the car wash.  Plus you know the job will be done right and you don’t have to worry about your antenna being torn off.

3. Go for a Bike Ride- Biking will strengthen your lungs and your legs at the same time.  Biking is also a great alternative to running or walking, as it is low impact.  Biking burns about 270 calories and hour.  Be safe and be sure to wear your helmet.

4. Cut your Own Grass and Do Your Own Gardening- This is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and relax.  You could burn up to 360 calories an hour just by doing your own yard work.

5. Play Soccer with your Kids- Get a soccer ball and some cones from the local athletic store and set them up in the backyard.  With all that running and flat out sprinting at time you could burn up to 470 calories an hour while putting smile on you kids face.

Be sure to apply the sunscreen before you venture out so you don’t get sunburn.  Enjoy the summer because before you know it winter will be at our doorstep once again. (If you live in the Midwest) Calorie burning examples are based on a 145-pound woman, if you weigh more you will burn more calories.

Want to get extreme and burn up to 100 calories per work out? Check out Shaun T Insanity.

Cardio Exercises: Waist Trimming Alternative

cardio-exercise Cardio exercises can trim your waist.  Through cardio-vascular activities, you can easily burn fat and thus sculpt your body to a leaner and toner physique.  Many associate cardio or aerobic exercises with just endurance.  However, this is a great way to shed off extra fat since it burns calories well.  Regular cardio exercises can give you a well toned body as well as increase you endurance.

Running is one good way to burn that extra fat in your body.  It is an excellent alternative in that practically all muscle groups are working in unison in each stride.  Moreover, the tummy is naturally tucked when you run.  Unconsciously you tighten your abdomen to a degree that is still comfortable but targets the area.  The whole midsection is activated when you do this type of exercise.  Running can be done at different paces depending on the person but it is recommended that a moderate intensity level be maintained so that you will not over-stress your body.

Walking on the other hand is a low impact cardio-vascular exercise that can also help burn fat.  Being a natural movement, walking provides less strain on the body.  An important note though, you should be brisk walking and not walking leisurely.  This is a work out, not a stroll in the park.  Likewise, it is recommended to include uphill stretches in your route.  This will increase fat burning in your body.  To add resistance, you can strap on ankle weights or carry dumbbells as you walk.

Jumping rope is also a fabulous fat burning exercise that you can do.  In just a few minutes you can burn more calories compared to just walking.  This is also an ideal exercise since you can do this in your own home.  Just like running, it utilizes almost all of your muscles.  Likewise, the abdomen and the waists are contracted as you do this activity.  It is advisable to do this exercise on soft surface to lessen the strain of jumping on the body.

Finding the right exercise to trim your waist need not be troublesome.  There are so many types of equipment and machines out in the market that simply don’t give you the desired results.  Trimming off extra fat requires cardio-vascular exercises.  Alternate these fat-burning exercises to maximize your results.  Regardless whether you’re targeting your thighs, legs, arms or even your abdomen and waist, cardio exercises are truly your best choice.

Are you up for some extreme cardio?  Check out Shaun T’s extreme cardio workout Insanity.

How to Burn Body Fat

woman_jumpThe principle of burning body fat is simplified in this statement: “Use up more calories than you consume in a day.” With this principle, you are given the guide that in order to get rid of more body fat, you will need to utilize more calories on a daily basis. Then again, this does not imply that you accomplish this by missing meals and depriving yourself of food. That is a big no-no! Skipping meals will only cause your body to slow down your metabolism in response to your low food intake. It is a compensatory mechanism adapted by the body in emergency situations like in the case of famine. As a result, your excess calories will not get burned and will be stored in as fat.

For you to burn more fat, you will need to take in more food. Eating small frequent portions of your meals a day, which is about 5-6 times, will help your metabolism to increase and keep going. Consequently, you will burn excess calories at a quicker rate and hence, burn more calories.

In a day, you should only cut down a maximum amount of 500 calories from your daily intake. When calculated, a pound of fat contains about 3500 calories. This means that if you maintain the maximum 500-calorie cut down, you will lose roughly a pound in a week’s time. If you are just a bit overweight, you can lower it to cutting about 50 calories on a daily basis. At this rate, you will see results in no time.

To aid in your goal, it helps to know the foods that will help you burn fat. Although there aren’t really any magical foods you can consume to help you burn off those excess calories and help you curb your hunger, the fat-burning foods known as catabolic foods when eaten will help you burn more calories than you consume. The process of chewing and digesting such foods will burn off more calories than the amount contained in them. Foods belonging to this group include celery, oranges, broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, pineapple, pears, tomatoes, and zucchini. Notice that the foods mentioned have low fat content, high in fiber, and contains more water. Eating these foods will cause you to not mind counting calories, especially when you opt to eat them raw, thereby preserving the nutrients and enzymes contained in them.

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