Body Beast is one of my very favorite workout programs. I love the pace, the variety, and the way it pumps the muscles up and forces them to grow and change. This program is the real deal! Read about my full Body Beast Review here.
If you want to get big—we mean really, really big—Body Beast™ is the program for you. Here’s how you can transform your body over the next three months.
Body Beast is the brainchild of former Israeli army vet and bodybuilder Sagi Kalev. Kalev, a bodybuilder since the age of 16, relied upon his years of personal trial and error, as well as his degree in physical education and nutrition to develop the Body Beast program that will help you get results beyond what you’ve ever imagined possible.
Are you ready to awaken that Beast inside you?
With Dynamic Set Training™
We took the best of old-school bodybuilding and combined it with cutting-edge sports science to develop Dynamic Set Training™ that will fatigue your muscles more than you ever thought possible with Single Sets, Super Set, Giant Sets, Progressive Sets, Drop Sets, Tempo Sets, and more. In return, your muscles reward you by getting huge.
With an Intense Training Schedule
So that you can follow the program that fits your needs, we’ve carved out two different training schedules. If you only care about getting big, follow the Huge Beast schedule.
If you have fat to lose, follow the Lean Beast schedule. This schedule incorporates more cardio workouts so you can shed the fat covering your growing muscles. Just know that both 12-week schedules are hard, so don’t feel like you’re taking the easy way out if you go through “Lean Beast” first.
By Eating Like a Beast
If you really want to see results, you need to eat right. Within the Book of Beast, we’ll walk you through a nutrition plan that combines healthy meals with key supplements so you can build big, strong muscles.
“The harder your work, the faster your muscles will grow.”—Sagi Kalev
Hi Coach Wayne - I am doing Body Beast again and going with the Huge plan this time. I am on week 3 and day 6 is tomorrow. I see that day 6 is shoulders/abs and day 7 is cardio/abs. I searched TeamBeachBody and found some info, but I am still confused. Do you know if day 7 is supposed to be a rest day like some are saying or do I do it just like it says? This would put me on an 11 day run with no rest if I do the cardio/abs on day 7, but there would be 2 rest days in week 3 if i don't do cardio/abs. Thanks in advance.
I'm finishing up a P90X/Insanity Hybrid on Dec 13th and was planning to start BodyBeast next. I have been pleased with my progress especially since I found your site and starting tracking my nutrition. I have lost over 30lbs but still have another 1-2% of Body Fat that I would like to lose. Based on my caliper measurements I am reading 10.5% and would like to get down around 9%. Do you think running the Lean Beast is an effective program to reduce body fat while building muscle? Could I run the Lean Beast along with the Fat Shredder and then switch the diet after I reach my BF goals?
I am a runner, anywhere from 5K to Marathon. I am looking more to build strength over size. I was considering BB but I noticed on one of your responses below you mentioned BB is more for size then strength. I know it is a mass building program but thought I could use it to build more strength. I also have P90x2 but wasn't sure if it will build the strength. Would you still recommend BB or do you think X2 would be better. I like the traditional workouts in BB and I want to add a bit of size due to the fact that running can shrink the muscles. Thanks
I started Body Beast and about to start phase three. Since I started I went from 139 to 146 but the last three-four weeks I've been stuck in the same weight. Is it possible to repeat phase 2 again so I can bulk up more?
Hey Coach, Im looking to start up Body beast in next few days and have question about the nutrition. I am doing the 5 steps to get the amount of calories to intake in first two phases. I am at 172 lbs and 13% body fat. After doing the calculations it tells me that to build mass for the first two phases, I need to consume approximately 2466 calories. That seems to be very few calories to me:S Shouldn't it be atleasst about 3000 for the first couple phases to see better results?
Me again. After finally gaining a few kilos on 3,800 cal/d, I'm now in the Beast phase with 3,000 cal/d (with a 40P/30C/30F ratio, as described in the Book of Beast). I've extended it a bit (4th week now) and I'm planning to stay on it for a bit longer since I haven't been losing much BF%. My weight has dropped quite a bit though, by over 5 lbs. I have stopped using creatine monohydrate around the time I switched to the Beast phase though, could that be related to my weight loss (i.e. less water retention)? Also, should I drop to around 2,700 cal/d to accelerate fat loss? What do you think?
My age is 28, weight 142, Body Fat 15%, and height around 5'8. I'm skinny and I want to put on mass/muscle. According to the Body Best Calculator I should be eating around 2,500 but that seems quite low for what I want to do. I've calculated severeal times and that's what it comes up. I figured that me being skinny I would have to eat at least 3,200-3,500 calories. Am I wrong?
Coach, I started Body Beast 3 weeks ago and start with the Bulk phase on tomorrow, love it! My question is: The scale hasn't changed, but when I check my bf, I'm gaining lean muscle and burning bf. Gained 2 lbs of lean muscle and dropped almost 1% of bf in the last two weeks...I'm at 2800 kcal at 25/50/25.(I'm 5' 9' at 155 with 14.5%.bf).That's what the book of beast is set me at...Should I up my kcal or stay put? Will an increase give me more lean mass?
Loving these videos so far. I get some good laughs every once in a while too. Poor Shawn just can't catch a break on Chest/Tri's. I'm trying to make it where I struggle the last few reps of each exercise. Should I be going for failure on every set?
Hey coach if I only have about 2% more bf to lose can I still do BB and do the lean version and switch to the bulk version after I lose that bf? Also I have a kidney condition and cannot use supplements can BB still help me gain muscle even without supps?? Thanks
I did Chest/Tri's today for the first time. It's crazy what this workout can do. When I watched the video the first time I thought, "These guys aren't really lifting that heavy." I soon found out why. You don't need a lot of weight for this thing to work. When I got done my arms were so weak I could barely pick up my blender. I've never felt like that from a workout before. These next 3 months are going to be killer but I'm looking forward to it!
Hi coach wayne i am thinking about doing This with a friend but like me cardio means a lot to him and myself i heard about the workouts are fast paced abd will produce a decent heart rate leg routines in particular and the beast cardio shouldtne be a walk in the park either can you confirm that. If we are going to do it we will most likely go with lean for the 1 day of cardio thank you.
@CandyCMamaHorvath I would take a rest day in place of cardio. That is a long stretch if you go through it as is. Just listen to your body. If you feel like you need a rest day, take it. In this case, I know I would.
@mgunno It really depends on what type of strength you are shooting for. If you want to maximize your muscular endurance, a program like X2 would be best. That will build strength for body weight exercises and max reps better than Beast. If you want to see how strong you can get with reps always falling in 8-15 reps.
You are right though that your running will always work against your mass goals. You can be stronger and still build/maintain muscle, it will just be limited from what it could be if you weren't running. But keep running! Do what you love.
So for your running and that function, X2 would probably be best. That being said, Beast won't hurt you. You will get stronger still. I would recommend that you do what you love. If Beast interests you more, go for it! With either program, it will come down to eating enough to overcome your calorie needs with the running and lifting.
Sorry, figured that part out, it was a miscalculation. but my other question is relating to cardio.. I tend to be very active with basketball on almost a daily basis through where I work, which means I will sweat and somewhat be running around. Do you think it is a good idea to add a certain number of calories because of that? I dont want to diminish my progress because of this cardio!
@MartinSchulz If you can be patient, stick with it. 5lbs in 4 weeks is a really safe pace for maintaining mass. If you think it was some water weight, give it 2 more weeks and see if you lose another 2 lbs. Great work man! Run that deficit until you are happy with what you have lost.
Lee, that is up to you. If you want to put on more (you are already doing some, which is great) then you can up your calories. I would go to 3000 first and then reassess for a couple weeks. You may pick up a little more muscle and just stop the fat loss. That would be pretty ideal.
@victor23 Well if you have BF you need to lose, your nutrition will not be set up to really build mass (with any program). Building mass and losing BF happen in opposite environments. You can use Beast to lose weight (www.teamripped.com/body-beast-is-for-losers). X2 with a cutting plan, like a deficit and Fat Shredder, is a great option too. Pick one goal and hit it hard. If you want to lose BF and get ripped, use a deficit and FS. If you want to big, work into a surplus and 30/50/20.
Mike, all of the workouts are intense (yes, Build and Bulk Legs are brutal). If you are pushing big weight then you will feel it cardiovascularly too. Beast Cardio is tough too. Only 30 minutes, but if you pick up some big weights and drive the pace it's a killer. Lean would be a nice option to keep more cardio on the schedule.
@CoachWayne@mgunno Thanks for the reply. Yea running is something I have always had a passion for. One thing I have noticed while working out with P90x and other Beach Body programs is that I actually cut down on my running to 3 days a week and was still able to set PR's in 5K's even at 45 years old,even won one, though it was a rainy day and only about 50 runners were there :). I have been trying some of the BB workouts and running with them. They are great workouts. I guess the thing to do is to give them a try and see what happens. Thanks
@JUSTIN123 I would just start the program as is and see. If you aren't gaining weight, then you might need to add more calories to overcome your increased activity. I just wouldn't add them in from the start.
@CoachWayne One last question Coach. I ordered all the Body Beast Supplements (fuel shot, creatine, base shake, and suma), when and how do I need to take them? Pre-workout, post-workout, all separately?