Master’s Hammer and Chisel Workout Review

master hammer and chisel review
Overview
If you are looking for a program that is going to kick your butt into shape, you need something more challenging that your current workout, you want to get ripped, then keep reading because the Master Hammer and Chisel program is just for YOU!

  • Train with 2 of the best trainers
  • For anyone looking to get tone and ripped
  • Mix of 21 day fix and Bodybeast
  • Work All Body Parts
  • Nutrition Plan included
  • Anyone can do this workout!

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This is the new kid on the block at Beachbody called The Master’s Hammer and Chisel that is designed by two of the best trainers they have, Autumn Calabrese for the famous 21 day fix program and Sagi Kalev who developed body beast. Both of these guys are famous for helping thousands lose weight, building lean muscle, burning fat and just getting ripped!

doing hammer chisel at homeBefore you continue let me just start out by saying the first few workouts are tough. I’m into my 3rd week of the workouts now and actually considering this is my first week (January 4th, 2016) of the program because the other two were over the holidays.

Before started MH, I was actively doing bodybeast each day before entering into this workout and I was sore as hell the first week from the 2 main leg workouts.

The second week, I was not near as sore and I’m fine the 3rd week.  With that said, just realize you might have to take it easy the first few weeks if you haven’t been lifting or working out for a while with your legs.

There are some advanced exercises in this workout that could be new to some people. So, you might fumble through it a bit your first few times, but be patient with it and follow Autumn along as you get used to the moves.

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Ok, Let’s Rock!

I’m going to give a review of Master’s Hammer and Chisel so you can figure out if it is a program that you want to try out. I can tell you right now I can’t wait to try it because I loved the body beast program and my wife loves the 21 day fix program. So, let’s get rolling to see why you would want to buy it.

Sculpt a lean, defined body—a perfect physique—with the expert body-transformation system designed by Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese famous for 21 day fix workout.

So What is Master’s Hammer and Chisel?

autumn and sagi posingThis is a total strength program that will help you chisel your body to look like a Greek statue with shredded muscle! Ok that is a bit extreme but you get my drift. For 60 days this dynamic duel will use the best strength training exercise, nutrition plans and tricks they have used for years to get you in the best shape of your life.

They will take you through 12 body sculpting 30-40 minute workouts that will target each of the major areas of your body each week.

You get the experience and proven techniques from both trainers that have took them decades to master in each workout.

These are not the normal workouts you are used too. They have integrated what fitness experts call SSP training. So, that stands for Stabilization, Strength, and Power to have the most effective resistance workout possible. Most workouts tend to only focus on one or the other. Not this one!

You get all 3 for the price of one! With their insider secrets they have used for years, you will be losing fat, developing muscle, toning muscle all over your body.

On top of killer workouts that are proven to work, you will also get a detailed nutrition plan to follow as well. We’ll cover that in more detail later.

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What Are The Workouts Like?

Shoulder PressOk, first off, I would rate a couple of these workouts as intense and compare them to a P90x workout but shorter. The chisel balance, hammer plyometrics and chisel strength really get your heart rate up high and hit your legs really hard.

The workout times are between 25-45 minutes. So they are totally doable to get done under a hour with a short shower to get rolling with your day.

I took my hear rate monitor along and was surprised how high I got my heart rate during the Chisel Balance and Hammer Ploymetrics. I burned through 400 calories and in a very short time. My heart rate as at 158 bpm during the ploymetrics section. Guys, that is where my heart rate gets during a hard mountain biking session so that just shows you how effective this fat burning workout is!

My normal heart rate is around 52 resting just to put that into perspective and my lactic acid threshold is usually around 162 bpm. Or it gets that high when I’m out running in hard. I was surprised as hell, panting hard as heck and freaking pumped all at the same time. Finally something to kick my butt in a short period of time that works.

dumbbell row exerciseThose 2 workouts in particular were hard but it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to do it. You can obviously go at your own pace to lighten it up. Plus the others were easier and shorter so it balanced out well overall.

Ok, let’s look at what is in store for you in week one so you really have an idea of what it will be like. My butt and legs were so dang sore mid week 1 I was walking funny at work.

It’s normal to be honest. Same thing happened when I did body beast and P90x3. I would highly recommend a foam roller after each workout to prevent this. I was lazy and didn’t use one and should have. I’ve been through it so many times over the years, I truly didn’t give a crap about it because I knew the 2nd week I’d be fine. Let’s check out what the first week will be like so you get more of a feel what to expect from the hammer & chisel workout.

Week 1 Master & Hammer Chisel Schedule

Day 1: Chisel Balance – is 40 minutes and 2o seconds long

This is all about working your legs hard doing 15 reps per exercise and each exercise is repeated twice. This is one of harder workouts of the program.

Your heart rate will be high the whole time doing these exercises:

  • 1 legged squats
  • bridges while lifting weights over your head
  • Planks,
  • Squat Jumps on one leg
  • 1 legged planks on the bench with 1 arm bench press and more.

Your quads, hamstrings and glutes will be burning by the time you are done. I burned 400 plus calories in this workout alone. You need a weight bench, or exercise ball, small set of dumbbells and definitely a towel. 🙂 Basically you need something to sit on to lift the dumbbells so use what you have.

Day 2: Hammer Plyometrics is 25:32 seconds long.

Ha this looks short but I’m going to say this is going to kick your butt, end of story. I was like WTH after this workout in the first week, did I just sign up for p90x again.

You will go anaerobic here and max out. You do these types of exercises:

  • Vertical jumps
  • Plank push ups touching the bench with one hand on the way up
  • Jumping over a bench side to side
  • Chin ups and crunches
  • Lunge squats
  • Drum roll please…..burpees. LOL yep everyone’s favorite!

If you don’t know what that is, it’s a very simple move where you use your own body weight to torture your cardio system. 🙂 You start standing, drop to the floor to plank, hop back with your feet on the floor by your hands, stand up and jump as high as you can when you stand up. Then you repeat. It’s a love , hate exercise. Killer for burning fat, but hard doing it.

Day 3: Iso Strength Chisel is 34 minutes : 39 seconds long.

Ok, it’s day 3 of butt kicking awesomeness. You are sore and starting to doubt yourself a bit, what did I get into. But you keep thinking if I want to get chiseled, I need to get after it and not quit. This is built around 10 second isometric holds. Man, these are famous for building deep inner strength in your muscles. You will do 10 reps of the exercise and the last one you hold for 10 seconds. You will then repeat this 3 times per exercise. The workout includes squats, push ups, 1 arm rows, abs, dumbbell lateral raises and pull ups.

Day 4:

Rest – Heck yes Finally! The first week I was like thank God! 2nd and 3rd week, my legs were good and I actually got bored and had to do some cardio.

Day 5: Iso Speed Hammer – 23 minutes long

With the warm up and warm down this is really about 20 minutes. It is a very faced paced sequences doing push ups, lunges, pull ups, dead lifts squats, calves, tricep kick backs etc.. It’s great for a bit of cardio. 1st week I looked forward to it being so short. The following weeks it was way too short, so I added abs too it.

Day 6:

Chisel Endurance

Day 7:

Total Body Hammer & 10 Minute Abs Hammer.

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What Makes it so Effective?

master and hammer trainersThe reason this is this works is because of the trainers involved and the expertise of helping thousands of people to lose weight and get ripped. So, let’s start with covering their background so you know you are getting advice from someone you can trust to deliver results.

Sagi Kalev has is the creator of body beast which is a strength building or body building program you can do at home. I have personally done this and just loved it. His techniques in that were incredible and effective. So, I can only image what he is going to being to the table teaming up with Autumn.

Sagi has been featured on the cover of 50 plus fitness magazine covers. His biggest claim to fame is appearing on muscle & fitness eleven different times. You do not get on that cover unless you are ripped and you know what in the heck you are doing.

He won the title of Mr. Israel two times in body building. He also is a hall of fame member of the IFBB Propta Hall of game. On top of that he is a master professional personal trainer. The dude has street credit without a doubt and produces results period.

Autumn Calabrese took the world by storm when she released her 21 day fix program to the public. It is one of beachbody’s number 1 sellers to date. Outside of being a super busy mom, she holds a certification in personal training from the National Academy of sports medicine, competed at the national level in bikini competitions and holds a certification at the American Fitness Professionals and Associates. She flat out is motivating, personal and knows what she is doing!

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What Equipment is Required?

master hammer and chisel results emmaYou will need dumbbells for the workout. An adjustable dumbbell set would be perfect otherwise you will need to figure out how to use resistance bands or purchase a set.

You will also need an adjustable weight bench or you could use a stability ball if you have that lying around.

Lastly, you will need a way to do pull ups. If you have a power tower in your home gym then you are set!

If not you need to get one of those pull up attachments that hang over the door or use resistance bands that attach to the door.

I have personally used the door attachments. They work but make sure the door frame is sturdy enough to hold your weight.

It personally makes me nervous about running my door so I ended up going with a pull up bar I attached to my basement ceiling instead.

Recently, I purchased this power rack that was under a $100 that worked perfect for all the beachbody workouts.

The good news is that they do have options in the workouts for people who have limited equipment so don’t worry if you don’t have the perfect equipment, you can totally get by here.

Nutrition and Meal Plan

As with all beachbody products you will get a detailed hammer and chisel nutrition guide to follow. Both Sagi and Autumn did an awesome job in making their eating plans simple in their previous programs. As both of them are experts in this area you can only expect the best of the best here.

So, you get a customized nutritional plan that based on your fitness goals will get you lean and tone, build more muscle, maintain your weight or sculpt your body to get ripped.

To make this simple for everyone they carried along the 21 day fix portion control container method. You get 7 containers that help simplify how much you eat for the various food types.

What’s Included in the Master’s Hammer and Chisel Kit

  • 6 DVDS that contain a total of 12 workouts
  • 7 color coded containers to help with portion control
  • Nutrition Guide
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 60 day Master’s Hammer and Chisel Workout Calendar
  • Nutrition Plan, Cheat Sheet and Food list
  • 2 Bonus workouts: 10 Minute Ab Hammer and 10 Minute Ab Chisel

Note: The deluxe kit includes everything above in the base kit, plus and 8 lb medicine ball, 4 workouts to go with it and an extra set of 7 colored containers.

hammer chisel package contents

Master’s Hammer and Chisel FAQ

hammer & chisel results davidHow is it different than body beast? Body beast was developed with the mentality of doing bodybuilding techniques to where it was focusing on muscle hypertrophy (muscle growth and size).

MHC focuses on defining your physique by including some of the bodybuilding techniques but with more focus on balance, power, endurance, strength, range of motion and agility.

How is it different than 21 day Fix Extreme ? 21 day fix extreme workouts are shorter and the plan is shorter overall. It has a narrow focus to get you shredded fast.

MHC actually is a full 60 day plan, longer workouts and a more comprehensive all body workout to help you get ripped.

How is the master hammer and chisel nutrition plan different?

The nutrition guide does use the portion control technique from 21 day but they allow you to customize the plan to what your goals are. So, if you want to build more muscle you can add more portions. If you are wanting to shred fat then you will have less portions to create a calorie deficit.

They do all this with what they call the nutrition plan quiz that is included in the product. So, as you fill out the answers to the quiz you will land in a calorie range that will tell you how many portions you need daily out of each colored container just like in 21 day.

Should I buy Master Hammer and Chisel?

Hammer and Chisel Testimonial resultsHere is what you need to ask yourself. Are you looking for a strength building program that can build muscle, tone muscle and get you into the best shape of your life physically?

Do you want a nutrition plan that is a no brainier and takes you by the hand to succeed. Are you willing to spend 60 short days of your life to succeed at this program?

If you answered yes to any of these you are in the right mind frame to go after it.

Let’s get started here by heading over to teambeachbody to get you started.

If you answered no, then I would suggest looking for other programs by beachbody on my site that will fit what you are looking for. This is not for everybody and that is ok. Find something that will work for you though. Don’t leave this page without looking more and getting into a workout that can change your life. Feel free to comment or email me about what might work for you.

10 Comments

  1. Aaron on January 25, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    So far what I’ve seen of Hammer and Chisel: If you’re doing P90X2, this is the same without the balance work that is in X2. Or in Master and Chisel is a toned down version of X2. I disagree that you need a bench, you can do what they do with a chair or a plyo box.

    So far, this is a pass, seems like basic moves for the most part. Has nothing to offer if you’re already on Asylum or X2.

    Try warrior 3 rows on a bosu. They support with a bench or ball.



    • Eric Ellis on January 25, 2016 at 9:36 pm

      Hey Aaron thanks for the comment. You are right. It can be done with those, but I’m thinking the donkey kicks and jumping over the bench side to side might be awkward. It’s will work for those that don’t have p90x2 or Shaun T’s Asylum. On top of the eating plan is different though. Another difference that matter to some is that Tony drives some people nuts with all his talking. 🙂 So, they might want to buy it for that reason alone. lol My personal favorite is still body beast. It all comes down to what you want out of the workout. Take care. Eric



  2. sandy on January 20, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    im in week 3 and absolutely love it . I have been a faithful jillian fan and have done all her workouts and programs (br and bodyshred) I was tentative about ordering this as I have tried a few beachbody programs and always sent them back.. This one is a very welcomed change of pace and actually pushes me to work harder. Ive never really done the “weight thing” and found I had to purchase heavier ones in order to push myself. My body is changing so quickly! Love it



    • Eric Ellis on January 20, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      That’s great to hear Sandy I was really worried about people who have not lifted weights a lot starting out with this program. Some of the moves are advanced. Love to hear your feedback too! For me it was cool to see and feel my lower and upper abs get tighter just from doing the regular exercises. Keep up the great work!



  3. Sam on January 11, 2016 at 9:46 am

    Hello
    I wanted to ask that if I buy only the deluxe workouts and not the whole deluxe package. Can I substitute the medicine ball with dumbells or any other equipment



    • Eric Ellis on January 12, 2016 at 9:09 pm

      you can buy them individually and yes a small 5-12lb dumbbell would do the trick instead of the medicine ball. I also used my dumbbell for the kettlebell swings as well.



  4. Taylor on January 2, 2016 at 7:23 am

    I don’t know what I should do plan a it b I’ve been watching videos ppl who’ve done this program and said they lost weight on plan b but I want to lose weight and I’m in plan A but I’m an order picker from 4 pm to 12 am so it’s a lot of walking and lifting I use more energy therefore more hungry :/ so should I do plan a or plan b or do plan a for awhile see what happens then do plan b ?



    • Eric Ellis on January 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      When it doubt take the basic route and just get after it. Your body will let you know what is too much. If you are doing this workout, you made a conscious choice to give it all you got to your body into awesome shape. In regards to your working hours and time you work it will be challenging. You will need to find some type of pre-workout supplement to give you the boost of energy you need to get through the workouts.



  5. Eric Ellis on December 18, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    Mine just came in the mail. Looking forward to getting this party started!



    • Eric Ellis on January 4, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      On Week 3 and now I’m actually looking forward to it. Abs are definitely getting tighter, back is feeling hard as rock and I’m seeing progress in my weights. More to come soon.