Monday, March 30, 2009

Workouts in Review- ChaLean Extreme (final update)

Well, I've finished ChaLean Extreme and the changes are great! After 90 full days, I managed not to substitute workouts aside from the ones that come with the system. More amazing than that, I never got bored! One change I would advise for anyone who wants to purchase the system, do abs on your weight days. The way it is written in the manual has you doing abs only one day a week and that is NOT enough. Also, you can add either cardio or yoga on the second rest day so that you get six days of workouts a week.

I was sorely mistaken in thinking that the Lean Phase would be easier. This was tough! I made vast improvements in strength during this phase. In the end I was doing most of the shoulder presses with 22 lb. dumbells, yikes! This phase is fatigue by 10-12 reps but the weight is HEAVY! I love heavy just remember, my heavy is not your heavy so don't get scared:)

Here is the rotation from weeks 9-12 of the Lean Phase:

Monday: Lean Circuit 1 (weights) + Extreme Abs- 54 minutes
Tuesday: Rest (I do yoga or cardio)
Wednesday: Lean Circuit 2 (weights) + Extreme Abs- 52 minutes
Thursday: Burn Intervals- 40 minutes or Get-Lean Intervals (deluxe version)
Friday: Lean Circuit 3 (weights) + Extreme Abs- 47 minutes
Saturday: Burn It Off or Fat-Burn Challenge(deluxe version) & Recharge- 45 minutes
Sunday: Rest

I purchased the Deluxe Kit which includes Fat Burn Challenge, Get-Lean Intervals and I've Got Abs. I like variety so this has turned out to be a good investment. I usually rotate them every other week.

Okay the real reason you're reading this,
Here are the stats:

Waist:  -2"
Hips:  -1-3/4"
Chest:  -1-1/2" (in a good way)
Thighs:  -3/4"
Weight: - 8 lbs.

Since I workout every day, I was happy with the inches & pounds lost. 

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In conclusion, I have absolutely LOVED this program and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to get in great shape!

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VeggieGirl said...

Love the variety!!

Jennifer said...

Here is a question for you: I do not want to lose any weight, only continue to gain stregth and what would you suggest for modifications that I could make to the program?

Nicole said...

My opinion is that the program does not have enough cardio to lose a significant amount of weight. I added cardio because I'm addicted:) This program really helped me harden muscle more than anything else. I think it would be a great program to use if you just want to tone up.

Ingrid said...

Thanks for introducing me to this workout program. Sounds fun!

Lea said...

Thank you so much for the information Nicole. I cannot wait to actually get past the first month. I am hoping that this round I shall prevail. I am so happy that this program worked for you. Keep up the good work.

Lizzie M. said...

Way to go, can't wait to try it!

Kristen's Raw said...

That is so awesome! Congratulations on your success. My friend does that program and she loves it.

Thanks for the review of it!


Shernell Cooke said...

Wow my hats are off to you because the longest I can stick to a fiteness regimen is three weeks.

Nicole said...

The fun thing about this program Shernell, is that it changes every 4 weeks. Gotta love it!

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I just borrowed this program from a friend and I'm so happy to read all your tips on this. I was having little luck with P90X not for lack of trying but like you said diet is everything... and I think I just couldn't get past being comfortable with eating ALL that food that I needed. That being said. I look forward to using the ChaLean program to get in better shape and then later in the year after I complete this program, I want to hit up p90X and possibly insanity! Thanks for these tips I found you via a google search!

TheFitnessFreak said...

I'm so glad you found me : ) Yes, P90X definitely makes you hungry! I found it hard to ignore my hunger during that program too. Chalene is one of my favorite trainers and is someone I aspire to be like. She s always so positive and that is half the battle when it comes to results. Insanity is awesome! I did a series on that program too. Loved it! Beachbody makes the best programs and I know you'll be happy with them! Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions:



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