Women’s Body Beast Hybrid Schedule

by Jen on July 30, 2015

Combine the strength benefits of Body Beast with your favourite HIIT cardio program for amazing results!

It’s not secret that I love to lift weights! I used to be afraid of weight training, I seriously thought it would turn me into the Hulk! But 5 years ago, when I started my health and fitness journey, I quickly learned that strength training was super important.

I was 221 pounds when I started ChaLEAN Extreme. I lost my first 60 pounds doing that program, which combines lifting heavy weights with cardio. I then stepped up my cardio and added TurboFire, which when I combined that with ChaLEAN Extreme, I lost my last 30 pounds!

So I’ve come to learn that strength training combined with HIIT cardio is the best recipe for my success.

Fast forward a couple of years and I’ve now completed programs like Body Beast and Insanity Max:30. I had great results with both, so I’ve decided I want to create a hybrid program to get the benefits of strength training with the benefits of HIIT cardio.

As you can see, I’ll be doing one day of Body Beast and one day of Insanity Max:30. What I love about Insanity Max:30 is that you still get a strength workout, it’s just using your own body weight rather than dumbbells. But please feel free to substitute any HIIT-type cardio you have. I personally don’t do any steady state cardio like running, jogging, or elliptical. Here’s why.

I’ve also added in the HIIT cardio because I get a lot of women messaging me about Body Beast and the lack of cardio. Let me first emphasize, you CAN get amazing results just following the program like it is, focusing mainly on just lifting weights. However, if you’re like me and love to have a good sweat now and then and get your heart rate soaring with high intensity cardio, then this hybrid schedule will do just that!

I’ve started this hybrid this week, and I’ll be posting Month 2 in a few weeks, so stay tuned! Also, follow me on Facebook for more tips on how to live your best life 🙂

Body Beast Insanity Max 30 hybrid month one. From TheFitHousewife.com

 

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1 Sara Montgomery January 18, 2017 at 12:06 pm

I was just curious as to why you started with Bulk instead of Build?

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2 Jen January 18, 2017 at 1:50 pm

No reason, you can mix up the workouts however you want once you’ve done the program.

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3 Sara Montgomery January 18, 2017 at 2:51 pm

So starting with the bulk schedule would be okay? I’ve done IM30 in the past and a little of Body Beast. I just started the intermittent fasting and do my cardio fasted. But I feel like I need to lift weights too because I’m too skinny fat lol.

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4 Jen January 19, 2017 at 12:13 pm

Yes, I believe so. Unless you’re trying to train for a body building competition, then you might want to follow the plan as is. However, if it’s just to lift weights, gain muscle, and get leaner and stronger, then you can start on any of the phases.

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