What Is Body Beast?
New old stock BC Silicon transistors and vintage spec carbon comp resistors set the foundation while an external Bias control and Tone switch let you sculpt the tone and response of this pedal to your liking. The included Igor pressure sensitive foot-pad lets you control the frequency oscillation in realtime. I purchased it because of the reviews and think I found a sound tone that I have been wanting for forty years and not knowing it. May 14, at 9: December 19, at 9:
What Equipment Is Needed For Body Beast?
I searched several website but get this list truly effective. Thanks man for making this awesome fuzz list. Fuzz is one of the coolest gadgets which every guitar lover want in their list.
I must say every guitar lover will found this blog is very useful. The Rat makes that sound. Sticking knobs on a fuzz pedal is simply doing stuff to the fuzz that would be better done with the knobs on the amp or one of your other pedals. Those Walrus joysticks are pretty cool though. No Scarab Deluxe or Rotobone? Why are they missing? But some of them are merely good, the best products from the missing brands are great.
I plugged into the Walrus Audio Jupiter and my search was over. Maybe it just pairs well with my Deluxe Reverb II but to me it has a defined richness that so many others lack. It plays nice with others and even sounds good through my grab and go gig Vox Pathfinder 15 solid state. Def belongs on this list.
Man while I love the sounds of these the artwork is just stunning but nothing is as beautiful to me as seeing a tidy and carefully designed pcb like on the ScreaminFX Fuzz. A fuzz pedal is definitely next on my list of WANT! Play a lot of blues and I love the mild fuzz sound!
The name says it all. Here we go again!! What a great collection and thanks for the great reviews and equally great website. A big fan of the Silver Rose though, that thing is a beast! I replaced 2 fuzz pedals on my board with the Muffroom Cloud and am happier with my tone.
Either your ears are permanently damaged from listening to shit music, or you have no idea what good fuzz sounds like. Cant get get a good tone out of a muffroom cloud??
Maybe you try taking it out of the box and plugging it in… amateur. I am a fairly new fuzz user and loving it. You guys are not making it easy, I want to try them all! There are so many fuzzes out there, it can be perplexing to figure out where to start, but, you know, the alternative is far worse! And lists like this certainly help, given the abundance. From your review, I have narrowed down my choices to the Silver Rose and the Frazz Dazzler when I can find a local dealer. I would probably waste a lot of money.
Love the videos of the Dazatronyx Tsuchi Fuzz, but have no local dealers so it would be great to hear what you think about it! One can never have too many fuzz pedals. I need to try the Dr. I also really want a Hoof Reaper.
I never thought I could get into fuzz pedals until I got a Big Muff. Then I started noticing fuzz used for guitar parts in songs I listen to all the time, thinking it was just overdrive. What an underrated effect! It seems pedal makers are always coming up with new ways to do something unique with the classic fuzz circuit. Wow, I love the time we live in. The Earthquaker Devices could make fun too… Thanks for this outstanding compilation of different Fuzzes.
Really love the versatility of the Hoof Reaper, but the Fuzz Factory can make some great, angry tones. Which I guess means, that pedals currently included are better than The God. And this, Ladies and Gentleman, makes me think that all of these fuzzes must waaaay beyond great! Echoing a couple of comments below, while you have a comprehensive list, I would add the Muffroom Cloud to it, an epic pedal. Glad to see ScreaminFX on the list.
Good ole pedal building from Austin, Tx. The Wampler is missing from the list and it should definitely be there! The El Rey fuzz is the only one of these pedals that I own. Really want to try the Keeley Monterey, though…. Some very cool offerings here. I currently have the Wampler Velvet Fuzz on my board. Plenty of options on this list. Man, what a sound from the ScreaminFX Fuzz and such a cool design, love seeing the guts of it too! I am surprised to not see even one Wren and Cuff pedal on here but this us a truly great list of my personal must have pedal.
Just got a JHS mini foot and crayon. What do you think of the Toneczar Vault? Erin Burke-Moran from Caspian recently posted photos of his revised pedalboard on Facebook and showed that he had added a Vault as his high gain stage, made me really curious how it stacks up with all of these.
First pedal I ever bought was a Big Muff Pi and it started me on the path to being slightly gear obsessed. I really like the Fairfield Four Eyes Fuzz. That said, Fuzz Factory probably has it beat on versatility. Fuzzhugger fuzzes really deserve a mention here! The algal bloom and the Suneater are two of my all time favorites!
Not a pedal as such but building a Fuzz Factory into the guitar, Manson Style. Great for versatile knob tweaking. All of these are awesome!
I like the death by audio fuzz gun too! You get a lot of possibilities. Crackle, splat, parp, squeak. Can you ever get tired of fuzz? We truly are in the Golden Age of pedals, especially fuzzzzz. Long may it continue! Damn so much fuzz! Makes one just want to just dive in and fuzz out. I hope I am selected the winner of one! Literally anything could fall in the fuzz tent, and be happy. Zachary Vex really seems to know what it takes to make a fuzz pedal that covers a musical continent of variety without losing sight of the fact that it still has to sound good!
Thanks for the list! Had my eye on the Fuzz Factory 7 for a while now. That thing is a beast fuzz. And that Dwarfcraft Silver Rose V2!!!! Anything Devi Ever even Devi Ever inspired, in this case is gonna be legit! That thing is terrifying. My latest fuzz the Clusterfuzz by Function Fx is awesome and should get a mention.
I have a serious pedal addiction problem and articles like this leave me wanting more….. Cheers keep it up! A fuzz has been on my wishlist for sometime but the choices out there are endless. This is a good list to help me do some research. I would have loved to see a review of the Catalinbread Karma Suture pedal. Bit Quest is so wack, and I love it. All of these are great pedals. Such a crazy pedal. That Fraz Dazzler sounds really great.
That being one that fulfills its purpose without having too many bells and whistles. The Dwarfcraft Eau Claire should be on the list. I really need to get around to getting a decent fuzz pedal. A lot of these look like great options for me. The Fat Fuzz Factory pedal has some serious grind! I like the tremolo pulses as the notes ring out. I think that good fuzz is really under rated and over used at the same time.
A good fuzz that can range from just a spice to a wall of effect is a powerful tool for changing up the variety of your tone. Cool cool cool and cool! If I win the fuzz factory it migh just kick off the Abominable Demon Ling off my board. Or accompany it ;. Most I try seem to like single coils. Monterey is my newest fuzz pedal that does a gazillion other things. I have a Fuzz Factory along with the spreadsheet of all of the settings people have contributed.
Great versatility in such a small size. It would be nice to have the Fuzz Factory 7 though. The rest on this list of course all sound intriguing enough to go buy. Very in depth review. Hard to decide on your first Fuzz pedal with so many options but this helps show the benefits of each one. Most of them are so damn old. Anyway it was interesting to know what is your favorite pedals are.
I wanna try out a Fuzz Factory next! That thing is a beast. My heart belongs to Zvex fuzzes but damn does that hoof reaper sound good. Nice review, and so much power in these pedals. Fat Fuzz Factory is fantastic. I love me some 6 foot wide fuzz tone. So many different circuit and transistor options available make fuzz collecting so interesting and addicting. That Rotary Fuzz would be super useful as it combines two effects I would normally pair in my signal chain.
This narrows the choices down to Man, if only I had the scratch! But even then it would still be impossible to choose: Great to see this list updated with some new additions. The old list really helped me decide on a fuzz pedal and now it looks like I have some more options to consider. Been wanting a bit crusher for awhile now. Reminds me of the old Atari games as a kid.
The Old Blood Haunt is awesome! Great article though, I wish the If 6 was 9 were still produced: Got my eye on the PTD Rotobone. Well, heck, all PTD. I honestly need a wiki to sort out his models and mods. Being able to hook up an expression pedal gives a nice wah option. Oh, if only I had a way of trying out every pedal on this list. Maybe if I win the Fat Fuzz Factory, that will cure my craving. Now all we need is an iteration that we can drop into the electronics cavity of a guitar a la Muse or Manson guitars, really.
Oh man, more fuzzes for me to want. I see a lot of people complaining about how every builder has at least one fuzz if not more in their product lineup, like fuzz is some bland cookiecutter effect. My life and bass rig needs some beautiful and thick sub fuzz!!!! This list gets crazier every year.
This article provides a lot of food for thought! So much great fuzzy!! My favorite fuzz though? Amptweaker TightFuzz Pro, sick design and great tone. Also love that Janus Fuzz by Walrus Audio. Wow, what a great group of fuzz boxes. That thing was so gnarly for its size.
As always, great post. There is such a thing as too many fuzz boxes. Zvex fat fuzz factory and the eqd hoof reaper take care of everything in my book. Have tried both, have neither. I recently bought a used Fuzz Factory and started to experiment a bit with it.
If only the newest evolution were not so pricey and hard to find here …. Absolutely phenominal, well made, and does everything I want a traditional box to do and then some. A comprehensive and detailed set of reviews! The fuzz factory 7 and fuzzolo seem like winners to me!
Really want to try the Keeley Monterey as well! Will we always trend towards more and more knobs? Certainly fun trying though. All these interesting takes on fuzz make me want to finally build one for myself, if I can take a break from synths! The name of the Dr. I had the ZVEX Wooly Mammoth in my collection for a year or two and it never really blew me away, except that it sounded unusual and snarly.
Now Zvex has won back my heart. I have high hopes for the new Fuzz Factory. And I love that kitty design. You guys should review a pedal from Abominable electronics. They are an independent pedal brand who mod and create pedals….
I tried the big muff pi tone wick. I liked it, super heavy with nice sustain. The fat fuzz factory is the one though. I researched a number of fuzz boxes on Youtube since there were so many available. I decided to purchase a vintage style over the more modern fuzz because I wanted a warmer sound. I purchased it because of the reviews and think I found a sound tone that I have been wanting for forty years and not knowing it.
The Hartman produces a warm sound with what can only be described as the most musical effect I have ever tried and combined with a Tube Screamer up front is to die for. One other reason i am convinced this may be one of the best pure fuzz box out there is that it made my JCM , a problematic Marshall for some because of diode clipping, sing like an older Marshall. I also used a Kramer Artist aluminum alloy necked guitar which was responsible for the incredible sustain and contributed the plethora of harmonics that came out of the rig.
It does exactly what I want a fuzz to do. You should give one a try. Single-note leads sound creamy and rounded, and complex chords all have their voices; nothing muddy or splatty or horrid. Even works well with extended-range guitars. Leaving the Wampler velvet fuzz off the list is like leaving Picaso off a list of famous artists.
I think Wampler velvet fuzz is not good enough to put on this list. There are so many excellent fuzz and Wampler is not that outstanding. Disappointed the Fuzzrocious Grey Stache was not on this list. I think it sounds better than many of the pedals that are — at least to my ears. Does it not stack up? Or is it just not known well enough? This is just the perfect post for everyone who would like to understand the best fuzz distortion pedal. You understand so much its almost tough to argue with you not that I really would want to..
Excellent stuff, just great! Keep writing and thanks for the sharing!!! Please review if you ever happen to stumble with one of those… Fuzz Away! Thank you for putting this together.
I would add these for consideration in future lists:. Definitely worth bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how a lot attempt you set to make this type of magnificent informative website. Great list — but you seem to have missed out THE wildest one in my opinion! A small danish outfit… http: Noel Fuzz Japan 2. Dazatronyx Fuzz Australia 3. Helios Fuzz US 4. Its a great list of Fuzzes. I recently bought a Kafuzz. It sounds amazing and the design is so cool!
A pedalbuilder from Holland. Please check this out. The last one is the Evil Mother Fuzzer. All pedals are fully analog. My favorite fuzz currently is my Deviever Shoegazer. I also got one of the last ones just before Dwarfcraft Devices bought the company from Devi.
I would like to get the pharaoh in the future because it nails that scooped Sabbath-like fuzz that Iommi claims he got by just using his Laney amps. It sounds just like the old records.
Handmade, cool graphics and super fair price. Worth double what they charge. Smooth as hell, and even compliments my 7-string guitars nicely! I absolutely love the way it sounds. I also played the Fuzz God and I must say I would love to own that too!! What about Sasquatch from Tortuga Effects? You guys should check out the Blackout Effectors Blunderbuss. I believe it also has per amp boost knob as well to get a sort of overdrive fuzz combination.
I tried the Rocket WTF and was left pondering the aptly named title. The Jupiter is still a good fuzz, just not quite as versatile as the Deux Ex…which kills when setting the mids notch filter anywhere from 3: I read two articles: I found it odd that the best pedals included at least 3 fuzz boxes that were not included in the top 20 fuzz boxes of I love that fat fuzz factory…so much nice variations of sounds….
You can get an oz fuzz in germanium Or silicon. Thanks for your consideration, Steph. I wish I could get my hands on that one. Love the fuzz fuzz factory!!! It seem to me that no mater where you go to get a top 10 list of pedal effects you are alway going to find Electro Harmonix in the mix.
I just bought my first electric guitar and am in need of a pedal!!! I need some distortion in my life!! Been enjoying my z-vex fuzz for several years and have been modding pedals with JHS forever. Looking forward to hopefully snagging something purtty from the list. There are probably Thousands of Fuzz Pedals out there it is difficult to sort through them all. Of course the local store usually has only 2 — 3 effects to choose from in any particular category.
Thanks for the review And the Giveaway, Happy Holidays….. Two phenomenal OD pedals and they can be bought at great prices. Only a few are available through Rocketride at TGT Being a BJFanatic, I just had to buy it. Only 11 were made… so you could call it a limited-limited edition. Bjorn told me that he mainly made changes to the fuzz and boost controls.
The boost was improved to full-range whereas the stock thinned out the fuzz sound undesirably. As for the fuzz, to his ears there was a lot of noise in the decay of notes so he built a type gate that chops off the undesirable effect. Anyhow, although this is very limited, it might be worth including this in your top Electro Harmonix is doing smaller versions of a lot of pedals now the nano line and other smaller housings of certain pedals , sometimes with less controls or features.
So amazing, Jamie really killed it with that one. Thank you for such informative, yet concise reviews on all these fuzz pedals. This is a good list. I have the big muff with tone wicker. Great one for the money. The Walrus Audio Janus intrigues me.
Well to me a fuzz is very interesting because its just a little more than my TS HW. A few month ago I wasnt even thinking about fuzzys but for whatever reason I started thinking of using it to get a little more dirt into my blues solo sound. Usually I dont write the following but in this cause I really would like to win one of theser pedals because It need experience in fuzz pedals to find the one that fits the best to each personal style.
All of these look superb, but some especially fit into the doomier stuff that I am writing just now! The newer Dunlop mini fuzz face germanium should also be mentioned. The Wampler Velvet Fuzz should be here. Cool history with the great effect that is Fuzz! The fuzz tones are reasonably subdued but the clean blend allows for some cool sounds.
With the gain dialed way back the distorted signal kicks in on the trails of the clean guitar. Which is pretty neat. You should do a review of an old school vintage Big Muff compared to one of the new Big Muffs, I think it would be awesome to see the differences! Like one channel JRC D, the other germanium transistor.
No one has ever done this. This is really useful thanks! The Hoof is so handy in terms of covering a vast range of BM tones and the Reaper does the same with every Bender era…I would insist that any fuzz junkie get this pedal! Big fan of anything Red Witch.
Like the sounds Belamy gets out the Fuzz Factory as well. Especially excited about the new Red Witch Violetta. Glad to see Jakob using it, hope to get some similar sounds out of it. Could definitely use a new fuzz pedal though, crushed the last one with my giant foot, traipsing around the den in the dark.
What do pedal geeks and fans of music have in common? John Dwyer unveils a new nugget of awesome and we all win. I really love the Fat Fuzz Factory, its even more versatile than the original and you can come out with some pretty cool stuff out of it.
I aslo like the Death by Audio pedals, pretty crazy shit. What no Devi Ever? Been a while since she has made something but curious how the Console will sound. This makes me want more FUZZ!!! Or maybe Hoof Reaper? At least the Muff is still hanging in. Maybe I need to hear the new stuff. I like any fuzz with a splattery bottom end sounds gross right! Agree that this is a primo time for Fuzz and effects in general. So many indy builders putting their spin on so many pedals.
Makes it very hard to manage the pedalboard. So many great fuzzes out now! We are in the golden age of fuzz. The Hoofreaper is able to dial in so many variations of fuzz and distortion. My friend has one and he can dial in beautiful light fuzz without taking away from any tone! That said, these sound awesome. The Fuzz Factory is a classic!!! Gonna check out the new version soon, Thanks! I have the Fat Fuzz Factory. Then I happened to see the Wah the fuzz? This thing has real tube OD, a muff type fuzz, an octave fuzz which can be used with or without the octave up and a fixed-wah.
All 4 effects independent of each other. This should definitely be added to the list. You need to get some BlackArts Toneworks on this list. I have no idea why they arent on the list. I have the pharaoh and its the most amazing fuzz pedal i have ever used. The Fuzzhugger AB-Synth fuzz pedal seems worthy of this list. Very informative and interesting guide. It is always a pleasure to read about the most awesome effects ever used: It is a shame that the ones you listed are almost impossible to purchase in my country….
Thank you so much for posting this guide and for hosting this giveaway. This was very informative and fun to read, what a killer list. What a wonderful article. I have the big muff pi tw and it is awesome. I love it on my bass especially, but on guitar it sounds excellent as well. Devi makes some awesome and unique fuzz pedals.
I also love death by audio products. Hopefully I can build a clone of the fuzz war. Some cool info here. The Hoof Reaper and Fat Fuzz factory are on my list to try. That being said I bet the Frantone Peach Fuzz is pretty awesome as well. Great article, I have been looking for a fuzz pedal for a long time and need to narrow it down so this helped. However, it is out of circulation and can only be found used. My favorite is the Janus … ehhh wait..
Like the review made on those twelve pedals. Hope next time you review the Enormous Door pedals! They were famous at winter NAMM This article has really opened my eyes to some amazing fuzz boxes. I dug the Death By Audio stuff and the Hoof, but these make the decision even harder.
Not a bad job on choosing those BGE girls either. I think Creepyfinger effects should have had a mention on here, they are definitely on the top of the game. This Is a really great list. Very great list, though I am a little surprised at the absence of Black Arts Toneworks. Death By Audio make great fuzz, but I was curious about Cusack. Excellent choices for fuzz pedals. I still think the tap function for the Cusack is a little odd. Did exactly what I wanted. Kept me from getting hungry and eating too much.
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Is this program right for me? Hey Ryan this is really a question for your doctor. I really have no clue what kind of movements you should or should not be doing. Def ask your physical therapist or doctor first. Will the Bulk or Build phase be more effective? I want to transform my physique to lean with improved chest, abs and arms are a big one, and lastly legs. Would it be a good program to gain functional muscle mass?
And I saw how expensive the supplements are, would the results be any less or the same if I just had a really perfected diet? And lastly does the website constantly charge your card? Because I saw some people who said the website charged their cards automatically without their knowledge.
I say go and try it lol. It is not easy. You will get strong for sure! You will look better, feel better. Supplements are great because it can be tough to get all your nutrients in. For you I would say at least try to push in a protein shake or two if you have a fast metabolism. I think you have an option to buy the supplements with an auto ship setting, so make sure that is not selected and if you ever had issues, a quick 5 minute phone call should solve it. Not so much if I should do it as I know I want to but more so how females should do it.
And if not, will BB still be as efficient in toning me up? To sum up, my questions to you are: Hey Donna all I can say is if you have been working hard and not seeing the results you need I think Body Beast will be a plateau buster for you!
Follow the build phase and see how you do. I think you will surprised at just what the first 30 days will do for you.
Funny you should say that as I registered with My Fitness Pal yesterday after writing to you, just to see what my actual calorie intake is. You may well be right in your assumption as yesterday I only took in cals, not enough right…? Cool good to hear! I mean yea if you only take in calories and you workout for minutes and burn lets say calories that means at the end of the day you have a total surplus of like anywhere from calories, but your BMR is probably like meaning you are burning about calories a day just to live etc….
Hi Chris, I am wondering if Body Beast is for me. Would like your thoughts on this. Hey there pretty much a question for your doctor since any working out is going to elevate your heart level. I think you really need to ask your Doctor what level of exercise you should be doing and then meet with a nutritionist to figure out the right eating plan to help you lose weight that way.
If you eat correctly and track it you can lose weight without exercising, you just need to stick to it. Thank you for the nice review. I am currently training for a marathon. I currently do not lift, I have in the past.
Although I never felt like it made much of a difference. About 4 years ago I lost about 50 lbs doing cardio heavy workouts but still have not been able to get a lean midsection. Do you think this program would help with that?
Also do you think it would hinder my running training? Hey Ryan to be honest if you are doing training for a marathon, I might just focus on doing some min ab work 3 times a week, cleaning up the diet and and maybe doing some circuit type training. It really depends on your training schedule and how your body reacts to this type of weight training.
Doh sorry to hear that Eddie! I was able to do a good amount of the workout with 25lb adjustable weights and the exercise ball. They do have an app as well you can use on your phone and take to the gym or just use the workout sheets.
Follow the routine at the gym if you have to and you will get results. I workout days week at gym lifting and doing cardio. Is BB the way to go or is there another program that is better.
Need to be able to do it at home due to time constraints. I think if you are looking to do something at home Body Beast will def work for you depending on your fitness level. If you are stronger then you might want to have more weight and a bench….
If you really want to crank up the cardio the give Old School Insanity a try https: I am trying to lose about 10 pounds that I have recently put on. I am 31, currently weighing lbs. I am trying to get back to around I have been doing Insanity, but my husband is telling me that you can burn more fat by lifting. My biggest problem area is my upper thighs, butt area.
Although, I would enjoy toned everything. I am following the couch to 5k program. So my question would be 1 Is it okay to do BB every other day in between my running? Will it negatively effect my running progress? Awesome about the color run! I think resistance training with weights is a good thing for you. I bet if you were to mix up your running with BB you will be amazed at the results you get! I would try to do the BB leg workout when you know you have a day or two off.
I bought body beast a couple weeks ago. Should I be doing any other workout? Awesome glad to hear! Biggest thing with those areas are diet. Body beast is going to work your whole body out, but those last pounds of fat need to come from creating that calorie deficit.
Now I decided to do it back to be in shape for the summer.. What do u recommend me? Hey there yeah that would work! The truth is either one of those workouts will get you to your goals if you follow them and figure out what you need to be eating. Georgina how old are you? You can be lbs and be skinny fat because you eat garbage or you can actually be lbs toned and lean because you feed your body all proper nutrients and fats.
Good luck on your fitness endeavors. Chris, a little unclear as to exactly what weights are required. Is it dumbells of a certain weight and, if so, how many are required? Does nobody actually read the review?? That will work for awhile, but you will want to move up eventually.
Hi Chris, I am a 51 year old male. I just finished my first 9 weeks of Body Beast. I have plenty of fat to loose but since I have already lost 10 pounds and can see significant muscle growth, so I have decided to do another round of bulk. I do not want to just do 90 days and stop I want this to be my life style change. I have and love P90X but I just want to get back to lifting weights and need the shorter workouts.
Just wondering if and when I should start Beast or do some more Build after another round of Bulk. I have yet to get to any of the Tempo, Lucky 7 or Total Body so it can only improve. What are your thoughts? I mean listen it all depends what kind of shape you are in and how you are mixing it up… The workout is set up in a certain way to give body parts a break. So I would say if you are in great shape and want to push past some plateaus then maybe give it a go for 2 weeks and see, but remember rest is important.
If you are going to push like that you better be getting at least 8 hours of sleep a need and fueling your body with the right foods, proteins, and supplements. We are looking at purchasing body beast to start in April but I am wondering if it would be the right program for me. I have not had any significant results with T25 but I am going to finish out the program and hope that Gamma will do something for my body.
Anyway, with someone my size, do you think body beast would help me to lost the weight and inches while toning my body or do you think another program would suite me better?
I did the 21 day fix for several months prior to T25, I just really want to work on building some muscle and shrinking my body. Thanks for your feedback. You should be for sure… Dropping the pounds really comes down to diet.
So get your numbers in order and right it down. Beast is a great workout for sure and will help you build that muscle which will help burn fat, so I think yes it will help you for sure, but you need to be keeping that diet in check.
What is your typical diet like? Sorry it took me so long to see this. My diet has been pretty great since September when I started the 21 day fix. We moved on to T25 in January and just recently we have been slacking a little, I think part of that is caused by not seeing results from all my hard work. I know, not a great excuse lol. I was told that I should read this article http: Any ideas about this? This is all foreign to me and I am feeling a little overwhelmed.
I want to make sure I go at this the correct way, to lose the weight I am still carrying around while toning up. Why does this all have to be so confusing. How are your results so far with BB??? Have you seen any results?? Thinking about starting the program … I want to lose wight about 25 pounds and get stronger!!! My question is what to do after the 90 days. Do I start over on block 1 or continue on block three?
Honestly it all depends on how you are feeling. After you have finished 90 days you should have a good grasp of what your body reacts to better. I just completed the BB program in its entirety without missing a day! Im ready to start it again and see more results…should I take a week or 2 off? And during that time what would you recommend I do during those weeks off?
Great job to say the least. Honestly I know it can be hard to take a break, but sometimes it truly is needed! You might want to take a week, and maybe do 2 days of yoga or some other full body type workouts…… It will keep you mentally going, but give your body some time to relax.
Even if you did nothing for 2 weeks you would be fine as long as you keep your diet in check. That is when things go downhill fast. Waiting for my BB order to arrive, I do lift weights and am a cardio lover. I read alot about how we do not need as much cardio as we all think.
I am so used to doing cardio everyday, even on lift days, is this something I should be ready to change with this program? And i know diet is important and I am a carbphobia person too, so assuming I will need more carbs in my diet to do this the right way. Again this is another example of really tracking your fitness and eating and knowing your numbers.
Get in get your heart rate cranking and get out! No need for super long cardio unless you need that for some other reason, but look at it like this…. If you are working out twice a day weights and cardio session and lets say you burn calories there.
How much are you eating? If you are not eating enough you are going to delay muscle growth and probably have less energy. I was wondering if Body beast would be a good program for me considering my weight and goal mostly to lose weight.
A lot of people recommend that i do cardio, but i find weight training to be more enjoyable! Should i incorporate some cardio into my workout routine or should i focus my time and energy strictly on Body Beast and hope it helps me lose the weight? Or perhaps just spend some time just on cardio. I tend to get fustrated because most people that give reviews on BB are some what fit or just not as overweight as my myself.
In all, can BB help me lose a significant amount of weight? Hey Sarah any workout can help you lose weight if you keep up with the diet. It really will come down to calories in and calories out… creating a calories deficit. There is some cardio in this workout as well and it is pretty intense.
You might want to look at https: I started T25 then. My son asked me about bulking up. BB happened to be on tv that night. We just ordered it yesterday. He will bulk, I will lean. Let me know if you want to buddy up. Thanks Chris for your info. After ordering, I wanted to see some more reviews. Yours has been very helpful!
I look forward to what BB can bring. Yeah first week or so you will be sore, but make sure you are eating right and you get a good solid nights sleep. Hi Chris, I was wondering, if the body beast would be good for me. And struggle daily to lose weight but nothing has helped.
Hey Brittany have you worked out much before? If not you might want to take a peak at https: I would think getting a good fitness regimen will only help, but I am not a DR. What do the doctors tell you about that? Would BB work for me at my age and height? Or do I do t25? Hey Nick… this is the workout for you then! Follow the workout and really stick to eating healthy and probably a bit more.
See how your body responds to this. I know you will do great with it! What would be the best recommendation for a man with those stats? Hi Chris, I just received the BB and was wondering what you would suggest as good starting weights for women. Just finished week one. This workout will humble you but if u want results this will work. Yeah man that is the truth. Even if you think you are in shape and hitting the gym, this one works ya!!
What I do personally is use myfitnesspal. On my I phone. Very easy to use. And it helps keep me in check. You really would be surprised. Chris, do you think this would be safe to hybrid with marathon training? My race is in 2 months.
I just bought Body Beast today after seeing the commercial and reading your review. I thought this might be just what I needed lol. So I have no problem with going for the Bulk phase, and I have no problem eating more lol.
Once I finish the 3 months, and take a week or so break, should I do the Lean phasefor 3 months, then back to Bulk and so on? I know that with my body structure I do not have to worry about looking huge, just want to be toned, fit and of course toned abs.
Yea I mean you need to see how your body reacts and go from there. My biggest problem is cellulite on my butt and legs. I really want to tone these problem areas quickly. What program should I be doing?
Hey there buttlift might be the better option for you to be honest. Hey, football season is coming up and Im just finishing up p90x. Ive gotten some pretty great results, but I do want to get bigger and more toned muscles.
For body beast would you go Lean or Bulk? I also need to stay in shape as well as pack on more muscle. I mean if you are a linebacker go for bulk, but if you need to be a bit more quicker then go for lean. I bet you have the best season of your life! I have T25 so I think I will do that. Yea I think you should check out Asylum… well part 2 https: It is very sports oriented. I remember feeling so much faster and agile at about the 3 week mark.
I love them but in the Summer I really like to get out and do more running, mountain biking, kayaking, etc. Would Body Beast be a good program to combine with a daily cardio routine or am I biting off more than I can chew? What do you think? Is this a good program for me or should I consider P90X3? Hey Cash yeah I mean it is all what you really want. I think if you are doing a lot of outdoor stuff P90X3 might be a better fit, because the workouts are so varied you are getting such a core workout which will help you more in the stability area.
I really like to do the beast workout for week periods. I find it is a good shock to the system and then I get back into all sorts of fun stuff! I have the usual mid-life sagging that I would like to tighten back up. Is Body Beast for me??? I do need some cardio to lose weight so how much cardio is there in Body Beast? Hey Sandee how are you? Not too much cardio, the cardio routine is just enough I think.
Biggest thing is really figure out your diet and following it. Hey Chris, got another question!! I want to be slim and fit with good muscle tone. Do you think P90 would be better for me or Body Beast? Which one do you think will keep me modivated? And thank you for taking the time to respond!!! I have a question for you I am ordering bb this week, looking forward to it, but my question is if I eat clean while doing the workout will I lean out and tone up?
You are still going to get results for sure and great results at that when you eat clean etc…. If you look at real true bodybuilders they know what they are doing and how much they are eating to grow.
All depends how serious you are, but you can also find some mass protein shakes to help you out as well. Thank you for the prompt response. Is the program flexible just as long as you get your workout in? Thanks for your time. Sure I mean doing it at different times is better than not doing it at all right? I try to workout at the same time everyday, but that is just me.
The first week or so you might be very sore so I would try to spread out the workouts best you can. Meaning if you do a workout Monday night, I would try not to do one Tuesday morning until your are used to the workouts a bit. Just make sure you get them in and listen to your body! Hey Chris- thanks for your time and effort put in for a great review. I was in good shape before but ran into some health issues and injuries that set me way back.
My ultimate goal even as a female has been to have a body between a figure competitor and a small body builder. But i really want to slim down and get some abs first thing. What do ya think? Thanks for your time! I think this might be a good fit for you then! You will get the lifting with some cardio. This will def get you those muscles just stick with it and adjust the diet according.
Abs are all about the diet! Great review Chris, I was wondering a few things though. Do you think this program would be a good fit for me and would I need to mix in more cardio for baseball? Beast is a great workout, but you are lifting weights! About 10 years ago I was about a R. I say I cheated having gastric bypass to lose my weight.
I did what I had to do. Afterwards I worked out like never before. Long story short I injured my knee and never really got back in. Now I am looking at BB. Would it be a good fit for starting back? Now we both know you need to maintain that!! As far as a hurt knee it would depend on how bad it hurts etc… You might have to stay away from the cardio and leg workouts for a bit, but I think the rest would be fine.
Again depends on how bad that knew is. BB intrigued me because I love to lift. I really want to be strong and defined. Is BB a good program to obtain these goals or should I stuck with les mills?
I think you can get there with both to be honest, but I think BB is def a plateau buster if you have been looking for something to really kick your body into over drive! Chris, I think that BB will be a good option for me, but I have one question about the mobile app.
I travel quite a bit and find myself using hotel gyms. I also have a membership to a local gym that I still want to use. If so, are the workouts on the app the same as the dvds? Hey Tom to be honest the mobile app is kind of a pain!! Sometimes I like to jump around so its kind of annoying, but to be honest it is much easier to just take a screen shot of the workout sheets and look at that as I go.
Hope that makes sense. If you are going to follow the phases to a T then the app can work well for your. Regardless app or not this is a killer workout! Hey Chris its Shaun again.
So, until then what should I do to prep before that? Should I cut as much fat as I can. Should I repeat p90x workouts. I ordered it and starting on Monday. My question is to prepare to start it what should I be doing this week? Should I start bulding mass right now? Or should I try to cut? I think it will get you as ready as you can be in a week. It should at least help a bit with the soreness. Should I up or lower any of my macros? It is interesting that you said most home workouts revolve around cardio, whereas Body Beast is mostly centered around building muscles.
Is this legit and does it really work Chris? I tried going to the official website to order but could not find it — where do I purchase this? I have dumbbells and some different weights, and a bench so that is good.
Should I just skip anything to do with pullups? I am thinking about getting Body Beast. I purchased Insanity about 2 years ago and made it through an entire cycle, and got amazing results. But it was hard on my knees and back, and I am looking for another program where I can get great results but not be jumping all over the place.
Hey Scott for sure! It has cardio, but not everyday like insanity and if you follow the program you will get some great results. Depending on how your knees are just watch your form and do a double warm up on name day. I feel that p90x would be better you can do yoga to help with back and knee pain I know it help me with my issues and I do pro wrestling. It all works if you do it! What is your current fitness level? Hi I work 5 days a week and when I get in I am pretty tired. I work for Wal-Mart and work in the produce dept.
I lift heavy crates all day long for 8 hours a day. I work most of the time from 1: I would love to look sharp and feel good though. I need to lose weight because my girlfriend is 42, and she looks pretty good. Hope to here from you. Well you seem pretty active so that is good. It really comes down to your diet. What is the diet like? Hey Katherine I think something like P90X3 might be a better option to incorporate with running or even p90x2. Hello, my names brian. And i was planning on buying body beast.
I just wanted to know if buying the dvd is really worth it? Does body beast give you good results? And if it does, is it like insanity? Because ive done insanity before. If you do it, you will get results. It is different than insanity because you are lifting weights… where insanity is all body weight and more cardio. Either one will get you results…. I would say give Bodybeast a try and see how it goes… they have some good cardio workouts too.
Hi Chris, I was watching the commercial for body beast the other morning and it really had me interested. I have tried everything to lose weight would this system be good for me to try. I have asthma so doing cardio is very hard also and with so much weight on me it hurts my knees also. Just wanted to know if you could give aome advice before I make this purchase. Thank you and be blessed. Hey there well this workout is not too hard on the knees, but the cardio could give you some issues on both fronts depending on what you are used too.
Hi Chris, Thank you for starting this post it has been really helpful. I bought body beast have not gotten it yet, but I need some advice. It may not be the right thing for me. The reason that I say that is I am already a pretty bulky guy…fat and muscle i think lol.
After that year I was motivated to get back in school and continue my education. Due to stress, classes, and beer I have gained a lil back though. I have kind of a weird body makeup.
I have long lanky arms, broad shoulders, big chest, wide hips, long torso. I am semi athletic still. I do struggle with strength, and just being able to do a pull up or push-up because of my long arms can be difficult. I would like to slim down in the middle but gain cannonball shoulders.
I know diet is crucial. Will i be able to gain lean muscle, and not bulk muscle? Would it be wise to incorporate cardio as well?