We all have different goals…some of you want to lean out, while others might want to sculpt and maintain what they’ve got or even build more muscle. No matter what your vision is for your ultimate physique, you can get there with The Master’s Hammer and Chisel.
You don’t have time to hit the weights for an hour or two to build an incredible body. But what if I told you it’s not about the time you spend in the gym—it’s all in how you train. Trainers Sagi Kalev and Autumn Calabrese are seasoned trainers and professional fitness competitors. They know how to build bodies that are a work of art—fast—so you don’t have to spend your entire life in the gym. And now, they’ve compiled their best, most efficient methods into one program that will help you sculpt a strong, defined body in only 60 days. It’s called The Master’s Hammer and Chisel™.
Forget about mindless curls and bench presses. The Master’s Hammer and Chisel is an innovative resistance training system that incorporates the three phases of muscle sculpting—known as SSP Training. In workouts that are only 30–40 minutes long, you’ll focus on Stabilization, Strength, and Power to relentlessly chip away fat and carve every muscle. The result? A body you can be proud of. A masterpiece.
And if you get The Master’s Hammer and Chisel through me, I can hook you up with a FREE workout DVD called The Master’s Cardio—it’s packed with Sagi and Autumn’s favorite fat-scorching cardio moves to help you shred fat and reveal awesome muscle definition.
Also if you’re feeling the need to do something good for others this holiday season, know that your purchase will go towards a charitable cause. The head of Beachbody, the makers of this and other great workouts will donate $5 from each Master’s Hammer and Chisel kit sold in the month of December to Upward Bound House, a non-profit organization dedicated to elimination of homelessness among families and children in Los Angeles by proving housing, supportive services and advocacy. Please help us reach our goal of raising $500,000 so that we can help 100 families get off the streets and back on their feet.
Great workout, on sale, AND your purchase goes to help others in need PLUS a money back guarantee.
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I spent the entire weekend in bed with the stomach bug from hell after missing out on a LOT of sleep in the past week. Did I workout? Hells no! I rested, drank fluids, and spent time watching Buffy and Veronica Mars marathons. My kitties were incredibly upset at my absence and I owe them a kitty cuddle movie night, but I badly needed the rest. No workouts for me!
Whether or not you should workout when you’re sick depending on a few things:
- What the illness is and its symptoms
- How severe the illness is
- The type of workout you’re looking to do
Here’s the problem: the same system that helps your body to fight off a cold or a bug is the same system aids in recovery during and after a workout. To tax it would be the same thing as overtraining and would produce the same results. It would also potentially prolong the illness and make it even worse.
If you’re fighting allergies and/or sinus issues, I’ve found that getting the blood circulating helps to clear the passageways and boost the immune system. The key is to listen to your body and not overdo it. I used to spend all winter with sinus and ear infections until I began working out regularly, now I hardly get them at all. I now average getting sick only 1-2 times per year as opposed to several times, especially during the winter. So exercising can be a preventive measure as well provided you are NOT overtraining and are taking care of yourself, getting plenty of rest, etc.
However, if you have a genuine bug with a fever, vomiting, upset stomach, GI issues, etc., you are far better off taking a rest day or two and going easy on yourself. I had a temperature of 101 and the bathroom became a frequent companion, which meant no, no, no workouts. None. I burned all of 1500 calories on Saturday by lying down all day and I had to suck it. So must you!
I am personally the sort of individual that once I get run down for any reason for a few days: lack of sleep, stress, etc I can pretty much expect that if I don’t nip it in the bud soon, my immune system will be compromised and my chance of illness is heightened. So get your zzz’s, take a rest day every so often–even if it’s an active rest day that involves walking or yoga–and remember that rest and recovery is just as important as working out.
I’ll leave you all with this handy image of a list of when NOT to workout, when it is okay, and what forms are good:
Great news! Two of the fastest workout programs–one is 25 minutes long and the other is 10–are both on sale in their fitness challenge packs!
Shaun T is the same trainer who brought you Insanity, Hip Hop Abs, and Insanity: the Asylum. This is essentially a better version of the Insanity program in MUCH less time!
25 MINUTES. 5 DAYS A WEEK. 100% RESULTS.
The only thing standing between you and the results you
want is TIME.
Shaun T experimented for the last year to design a program that delivers the same kind of results you’d expect from an hour-long program, in under 30 minutes. He’s pulled out the rest to give you everything you need, nothing you don’t.
The result is FOCUS T25—and the name implies the intent: If you focus your intensity for 25 minutes, and you do it 5 days a week, you WILL get results.
Tony Horton is the trainer behind Power 90, P90X, P90X2, P90X3, and soon to be released P90. This is P90 or Power 90 in 10 minutes.
NO MORE EXCUSES.
Does finding time to lose weight seem nearly impossible? Try 10-Minute Trainer®. This program is designed with one thing in mind: better results in less time. Give superstar trainer Tony Horton just 10 minutes, he’ll give you the body you want.
In 10-Minute Trainer, Tony put his most effective moves into a series of power-packed total-body workouts. His breakthrough Super Stacking™ Technique combines fat-burning cardio, body toning and sculpting, and ab moves, adding resistance bands for even faster results. In just 10 minutes of Tony’s Super Stacking you can burn as many calories as 30 minutes of jogging. With 10-Minute Trainer, you have no more excuses!
There are also two additional programs on sale:
Hands down, one of my favorite Beachbody workout programs. If you’re a fan of dance cardio but also want some strength training this will be great for you!
THE SUPERMODELS’ SECRET TO A PERFECT BUTT.
We’re not all lingerie and bikini supermodels. But who says we can’t learn their secrets to getting a firm, lifted butt? Leandro Carvalho, trainer to famous supermodels, combines Brazilian dance, cardio, and his own signature lower-body sculpting moves to help you make your booty your best feature.
Leandro’s proven TriAngle Training method works all three major muscles of the buttocks from multiple angles to lift your butt, reduce your hips and thighs, and tone those stubborn trouble zones.
This workout is a beast and it WILL get you the results. Everyone from vegan to paleo can do it! If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian and want to know how, ping me.
MAN UP. HULK UP. IN JUST 90 DAYS.
Pack on up to 20 pounds of muscle in 90 days with Body Beast™. Created by renowned bodybuilder Sagi Kalev, it uses breakthrough sports science to get you big, while cutting fat to carve your physique like no other home training system—ever. Sagi pushes you to the edge to get you pumped out of your mind. With his help, you’ll learn how to train, eat, and live like a Beast.
I was invited to participate in Raise.com’s “Summer Fit” campaign. Summer is honestly my favorite season. I love the sun, the heat, and the opportunity to visit my favorite beaches.
I spend a good chunk of time outdoors in the summer. I love going out for morning runs, long walks into Cambridge and downtown Boston, and spending time walking along the beach.
One of the places I like to visit in the summer is Hampton Beach. The trick is to get there early enough to be able to get a parking spot. Once that’s secured, I spend much of the day walking along the beach and on the boardwalk:
I try to soak up as much vitamin D as possible–given plenty of spray on SPF 100, of course–before the winter months hit New England.
Here are my list of summer must-dos and haves:
- Sunblock! I am a fair skinned, freckled redhead. I forget sunblock and I burn VERY badly, very quickly.
- Water! You should be drinking at least half of your body weight in ounces of water daily, and in hot weather and exercise this needs to be upped.
- Electrolytes! Following the above, getting your electrolytes in is a good idea. You can buy special water for that or additives to put in your water.
- Getting outside! I go for walks during my lunch breaks at work; it gets me out of my chair and active besides.
- Morning runs! Better than caffeine and there’s just something about being outside in summer mornings which is so refreshing.
- Long walks! I hit the farmer’s markets, stores, window browse, beaches, you name it.
- Good footwear! Wearing the appropriate footwear for either walking or running is crucial.
- Fresh fruit and veggies! Take advantage of the the summer season and hit up your local farmer’s market for good, fresh produce which is good for you.
- Playlists! I take my iPod Touch wherever I go and have some great playlists to keep my energy level up.
Raise.com is a marketplace to buy and sell gift cards for all of your fitness needs. They offer branded gift cards on their site to help you with your workout purchases–whether it be for gear, clothing, footwear, or even technical gadgets. Go check them out!
From Monday to Friday, we have a routine due to our busy work lives and often it’s easiest to stay on track with our nutrition and exercise during that time. On weekends, it’s entirely too easy to slip up, binge on unhealthy foods at parties and gatherings, and throw out the rule book entirely.
You don’t have to deprive yourself, but you don’t have to kill your fitness goals entirely every weekend, either. Stay on track by remembering to drink plenty of water, eat lots of veggies, fruit, and whole grains, and when presented with options that are less than healthy either passing them up for healthy food instead, swapping them out with a healthier version, or picking one thing to eat in moderation and leave the rest.
I’m a firm believer in the 80-20 rule: eat healthy 80% of the time and 20% of the time allow for reasonable indulgences. Same holds true for weekend. Don’t do 80% unhealthy or worse yet, 100%! Remember your “whys” and your motivation for living a healthier life.
And then, have an ice cream sundae on occasion. 🙂