Body Beast Workout Review – At Home Weight Lifting Workout

In this body beast review we'll give you some insider info and tips about this unique 90-day DVD workout program. You'll learn what it is, how the workouts are structured, how the dieting plan works, what equipment is required, and here my personal experience using it. This is my favorite beachbody program period!!!

Feature List

  • If you're interested in packing on 10, 20, or even 30 pounds of lean muscle in the next 3 months, you'll want to pay close attention...
  • If you want to build lean muscle and not bulk up this is for you!
  • If you love lifting weights but are not seeing results, your time is finally here.
  • If you want a detailed weight lifting program and nutrition plan to get lean and ripped the answer is below.
  • This is for women, beginners and people who want to workout at home with weights.

The Body Beast Program Review

Bodybeast is a 90 day workout program that is pack with pure science and laser focused routines to help you bulk up, get strong as heck, pack on pure muscle mass or get that ripped physique you always wanted!

It seems impossible but when the leaders in at home fitness programs BeachBody teamed up with Sagi Kalev this all became possible.

Sagi is the guy that trains professional actors, bodybuilders and professional models.  When those people need a body transformation quick they are calling him and they pay thousands of dollars to get it done. This guy is one of the best trainers out there and he put it all into this dvd strength training set just for you and me!

Lucky for you it is all packed up into dvds so you can do it at home at a killer low price!

People are calling this the “New School” of bodybuilding. Remember the old pumping Iron Movie that Arnold Schwarenegger was in with Lou Ferringo? The were big time meat head body builders that put the sport on the map. I mean that in a fun way. Some of you are probably too young to remember it, it’s a classic 1977 movie document Arnold’s journey to the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe Contest.

I bring this up because it was all about doing lots of repetitive sets one body part at a time with big weight. They would spend hours in the gym!

Who has time for that! This is still valid today, but with a whole new twist and focus that takes less time, way more effective and gets the same results. Welcome to Body Beast – Dynamic Set Training secret! Ready to see more about it?

What Is Body Beast Workout and Should I Buy It?

Young Kid doing the BeastBody Beast is Beachbody's answer to all the people (mostly guys) out there who have been asking for a true at-home bodybuilding system. Unlike most of their other products - which are focused on core strength training, cardio conditioning, and fat loss --the beast body workout is 100% focused on building quality muscle mass with little or no body fat increase. It is designed to build extreme muscle using Dynamic Set Training to melt fat away and define your whole physique.

According to its creator, professional bodybuilder Sagi Kalev:

"The purpose of Body Beast is to gain lean muscle mass, to also gain size and to gain confidence... It's not focused on weight loss... The main thing about Body Beast is how to get bigger.”

Bodybeast was originally launched back in 2012 but has recently seen a big increase in popularity and interest. Don't let that date fool either. I use this program every year and I never get disappointed!  Lots of people are going online looking for reviews and information about this unique product… which is why I created this article!

  • So, if you are one of those guys who workout regularly but are not seeing results, this is for you!
  • If you have completed some other extreme fitness program that has you down to your idea weight but you want to pack on more lean muscle, this is for you!
  • If you just want to gain weight and gain muscle then this workout is for you!
  • You seriously want to increase your bench press, squat press or just flat out get stronger, this is for you!
  • If you are just wanting to get ripped this is for you too. There is a lean program included.

Brand New Savage Strength Workout

I love the Body Beast workout but after doing it for years I needed a change. I switch over to more functional strength training workout that requires very limited equipment that I can do at home and it's not about getting bigger like the bodybuilding techniques used in BB.

It's about building the strongest possible you to help with day to day activities or exploding your athletic strength to a point you never thought you could.

It's taught by Mike Gillette who was in the armed forces, a professional bodyguard and who teaches law enforcement employees. He's 185 lbs and under 6 foot bending iron bars and doing things strength wise that would seem impossible. He brings his decades of strength training to you with a simple format to follow but damn is it effective.

If you want to get back the strength you once had to do the things you used to or can't do today it's for you. If you want to just become crazy strong and not pack on weight (that was me) then it's for you. Give it a go and let me know what you think.

Sagi Kalev - The Beast Creator?

Your Beast TrainerBefore the release of Body Beast, Mr. Kalev was not very well known in the US fitness community. He was basically a fitness magazine model, personal trainer, and even did some acting in the 90's.

In his native country of Israel, however, Kalev is a fitness superstar. He has won the "Mr. Israel" bodybuilding competition twice and is considered to be one of the top bodybuilders to ever come out of the small country.

In recent years Sagi has become a clinical nutritionist and "functional medicine" expert at the Thrive Institute in Dallas, Texas. Obviously the guy knows his stuff and is qualified to help anyone get fit, put on more muscle mass, and improve his or her health. His enthusiasm and expertise are definitely 2 of the biggest benefits of this program!

When the professionals are stuck or want it done, they call him. You get all that in this program and you get it all done in the comfort of your living room!

ow Does Body Beast Work ?

dynamic set training The program uses a special technique that is really a breakthrough in sport science. Sagi, decided to use single sets, Super Sets, Giant Sets, Progressive, forced, drop, Tempo Sets and many more to exhaust the muscles, engaging more active muscle fibers that boost natural testosterone levels more than ever before in a home strength training workout. This combination of sets is laser focused and proven to give you the results you are looking for.

I often use this workout for 1-2 phases to get my strength routine in check before I start endurance training. It's so freaking fun to watch how I gain strength and muscle at the end of each phase. It works like clockwork!

Here are a couple examples of what the sets look like.

Progressive Set

You will run through the first set, take a 90 second break and then do it backwards starting with the heavy weight set and move to the medium and then light weight set. Pick your weights carefully this on is going to burn!

  • 15 Reps Light weight
  • 12 medium weights
  • 8 Heavy weight
  • 90 Seconds of Rest

Forced Set

1st set 4 regular reps with heavy weight, on the 5th rep hold the weights down for 10 seconds, then do these another 5 times for a total of 10 reps. It engages both fast and slow twitch muscles for maximum results.

This is the new science put to work with old school exercises!

What Makes Body Beast Special?

The biggest benefit, in my opinion, of this program is the fact that it allows anyone to get a gym-quality muscle building workout at home; without actually going to the gym. It utilizes several powerful techniques used by amateur and professional bodybuilders for decades. It also incorporates some innovative tactics developed by Sagi Kalev.

Progressive overload, involving steadily increasing the amount of weight you lift day by day and week by week, is a foundation of the program. The other is a relatively advanced tactic called "Dynamic Set Training."

This involves the principle of pre-exhaustion, where you do several sets of an exercise with lighter weights and then hit your muscles hard with heavy "work sets" to cause the micro-damage necessary for rapid muscle growth.

Pre-exhaustion is a powerful method that provides just enough stimulation to increase muscle size without going overboard with extremely heavy weights or very high sets / volume. Because rest periods are kept short in the Beachbody Body Beast Program you'll be getting close to the “muscle failure” point in the last set or two, which is ideal for muscle growth.

Body Beast Block 1 Schedule is where the party starts!

The Perfect Body Beast ReviewSagi divided the program into what he calls blocks. Each block has a focus to build muscle, bulk up and the go into beast most to tone and lean up the muscle.

Block 1 is the beginning of your body transformation. It’s all about creating strength and definition in the first 30 days.
Duration: 3 weeks long: 6 Days on, 1 Day Off.

Total Workouts:

  1. Chest & Triceps
  2. Back & Biceps
  3. Legs
  4. Shoulders
  5. Beast Cardio & Abs

Body Beast Block 2 Schedule

This is where he uses the new science of bodybuilding to develop power and lean muscle. Here you will be introduced to Mult-Sets, Combo Sets, Force Sets and Progressive Sets. Don’t worry it’s all explained in the course what they are and he talks you through each one in the videos.

Duration: 5 Weeks: 6 Days on, 1 Day Off.

Total Workouts:

  1. Back
  2. Chest
  3. Shoulders
  4. Arms
  5. Legs
  6. Abs & Cardio

Block 3: BEAST

Here the finishing touches are put on to really tone up and get lean by using a rotation of all 12 workouts.

Duration: 4 Weeks, 6 Days On, 1 Day off

Total Workouts: You will do 6 per week but he does a great job of mixing up workouts from the build, bulk and beast blocks.

Personal Note: So, basically you will follow the same set of workouts in each block rotating them every six days and then a day of rest. This means you will not be doing the exact same workout each day of the week which keeps it interesting. If you miss a day just stick to the schedule and move on. With these workouts you really cannot play catch up and do 2 workouts in one day.

How Hard Are The Workouts?

Body Beast Is For WomenThe workouts are not slow or fast paced but right in the  middle. You will have 30 to 60 second rests in between sets. I will be honest here, I am bias about this workout because it is my favorite.

If you lifted any free weights in your life, you will love it. It goes back to the basics of pumping iron, but it really twists in some new methodology of lifting where you can still get awesome results in under 50 minutes. You do not need to spend 2 hours at this in the gym to get results.

This is not a crazy endurance workout like T25 or Insanity Max:30. This is a weight training workout that anyone can do.

It could be challenging if you have not been working out for a while. That first week will result in muscle soreness for you but you will adapt quick and start rocking it the 2nd and 3rd week. This is all normal when you start a new strength program so don't even worry about it.

I promise you though, that you if you follow him along you will leave the workout dripping in sweat. I personally wore my heart rate monitor for a couple of the workouts, and I had my heart rate up into the 150 range which was just like doing a t25 workout or p90x3 workout all! This was not a cardio workout either! The good news is that you'll get a gym quality muscle workout without leaving your home.

The workouts are 30 to 50 minutes long, the ideal length for stimulating muscle growth without destroying too much muscle tissue via catabolism. There are "Build" workouts, which tend to be longer, and "Bulk" workouts, which tend to be shorter. There is also a "Total Body" workout and a "Beast Cardio" workout, both designed to burn fat as efficiently as possible without sacrificing muscle mass.

Body Beast utilizes periodization, a proven bodybuilding strategy, and is split into 3 major parts: Build, Bulk, and Beast. The idea is to allow you to build "base" muscle and strength (Build)... then force your body to rapidly increase in size (Bulk)... then burn off any unwanted body fat to create the lean, muscular look most guys want (Beast).

What Is the Beast Meal Plan Like?

Meal Plan For Body BeastThe eating plan is based on proven bodybuilding dieting systems. Like the workouts, it is split into three distinct phases, designed for strength development, rapid muscle growth ("bulking"), and efficient fat loss ("cutting").

If you are a skinny hard gainer you will have to eat a lot of food / calories, especially during the “Bulk” phase. So much so that you may be more than a little shocked by the amount of time and effort you must spend preparing meals.

In the Beast manual you will walk through how to determine what calorie group you land it to get your daily calorie consumption. Based on that you will add or deduct calories to get lean and bulk up.

From there you will know how many portions of protein, starches, legumes, Veggies Fruits and fats to eat each day. The book has a food list that matches up what food item represents each portion.

I ended up in the 2600 range. So, with that I'm choose the lean schedule. My daily goal is the following:

7 Starches, 3 Legumes or Protein liquids, 6 Veggies or balanced liquids, 6 Fruits or Carb Liquids, 12 proteins and 6 fats.

YOU will have to take time to plan this out the first week. Once you get the meals down you like I would stick with eating those frequently to make it easier on yourself. I also cook in bulk too so that I can freeze meals or put them in containers. It makes it really easy to put together meals to bring into work.

I do have personal body beast meal tracking sheets that you can use. Once you purchase the program let me know and I will get those to you.

Equipment Needed Bodybeast?

Scott's Body Beast Results 20lbs of muscleSince you'll be doing real weightlifting during the Bodybeast workouts, you will need to invest in some home workout equipment. But it's not extreme and most of the stuff can be found relatively cheaply online.

  • Your best workout bench for home
  • a pull up bar (door frame models are fine) or resistance bands
  • an EZ curl bar (optional but recommended)
  • adjustable dumbbells or regular ones of varying weight

If you're worried about the cost involved, be sure to buy your weights beforehand. Save up for a few weeks or months and, most importantly, keep an eye on your city or town's local classified ads. There are almost always cheap dumbbells and weights for sale by people who are moving out or simply no longer need them!

In regard to how heavy of dumbbells you will need it will vary. I can throw around 90lb dumbbells on my flat bench for 8-10 reps. I found myself using 10-35 lb dumbbells for almost all of the exercises except the bench portion. On those days I would go to the gym since I only have up to 50lb dumbbells in my gym at home.

What Are the Typical Results Like?

Everyone is unique with different genetics and body types (ectomorph, endomorph, mesomorph, etc.) -- so results can vary. But the typical person will definitely build more muscle mass and lose body fat during the course of this program. As long as you're eating properly (lots of quality protein and clean carbohydrates) you will definitely gain a significant amount of strength.

If you closely follow the step-by-step workout and eating plan you could easily gain 15 or 20 pounds of pure muscle by using the Body Beast system.

Results From Real People

The Bottom Line: This May Be the Best Home Muscle-Building Workout Right Now

We hope this review helped you. If you're looking for a good way to add mass, gain strength, and get bigger quickly, this is one of the best options currently on the market. Give it a try. It has a money-back guarantee like all the Beachbody products. So, you literally have nothing to lose and everything to gain... like 20+ pounds of rock-solid muscle!

Which Kit Do I Buy

There are three kits to choose from based on your pocketbook and goals. "Lucky 7" is a full body workout that has 7 exercises and 7 pyramids to step it up to whole a new level of building muscle.

In the base kit you will have a program guide that takes you through a series of 12 Kick You in Your Butt Big Time Workouts. Along with it you will be given instructions with his extensive nutritional plan that has recipes and supplements instructions to shed fat and pack on the muscle. It's truly like having a personal coach at home laying it all out for you. Just make sure you follow the workout calendar that is included and give it your all!

The other two kits have everything that the base kit plus extra workouts and supplements for you to really kick this routine into high gear. So, you will want the Deluxe or Ultimate kit if you are not already taking these supplements. You can purchase the following at beachbody's website by selecting which option you want to get ripped on or bulk up below.

Body Beast DVD Workout - Base Kit

Ok now it's your turn to take action. NO more playing around. Let's take the next step to getting ripped. You have the exact workout plans down to the reps and sets. You also have the extract nutrition plan down to what to each each day.

  • 4 DVDs with 12 workouts
  • Workout Schedule / Calendar
  • Nutrition Guide
  • Meant for Strength gains and building muscle
  • Requires Dumbbells and Weight Bench

5 thoughts on “Body Beast Workout Review – At Home Weight Lifting Workout”

  1. I have done several of the Beachbody at home programs and Body Beast is by far my favorite. The best part about it, once you become comfortable with the program, you can insert other programs into it, like PO90X Kemp instead of the Cardio (but I don’t see why) other than it offers variety. I got ripped, and thought I was ripped before. As a woman pushing 50-years old, this is astounding. Get the program! Go at your pace- but stick with it. You will not be disappointed.

  2. I was fit 18 months ago (60-70 pullups in P90X legs and back )and then life happened. I'm 58 y/o male. I can do 20 or so pushups and 6-8 pullups currently, but only for 3-4 sets. My legs and core are weak and I've lost muscle mass. Body Beast or P90X3 to start? Thank you, you provide very useful information.

    BB is my favorite hands down because I always get results and I love to use real weights. P90x3 is great for staring out again and you will have more variety involving more yoga, abs and pilates. If you want a bit of the old school lifting stick with BB otherwise hit up p90x3.

  3. Elaine,
    There is a lean version of the program that has you doing cardio twice a week instead of once. You could run those days instead of doing beast cardio. You could also run and do bodybeast every day if you preferred.

    I am a woman who enjoys running as well. I used to do a combination of P90x3 and running, but have now started incorporating body beast for strength training and lean muscle gains. I just started, but I'm excited to see the results.

    1. Tiff great to hear you are doing BB. It's a great program to get lean and get strong for men and women. Man I just love using that to start out my winter training and I always, always go back to it when I want to start over. I wish I had this in high school. 🙂 What kind of running are you training for ?

  4. I was an avid runner and did P90X too, but fell and injured my ankle. I was unable to run or cardio for over a year, and I gained over 40 lbs. I am back to being able to workout and I want to lose this weight ASAP! So would the Body Beast lean program be good for me? I want to be able to run every day, but this program shows no cardio during the Bulk phase. Could I still do this program and run every day? Any advice is appreciated! Thanks

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