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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
I'm a bit frustrated since I find it hard to gain mass, despite eating a lot of clean calories daily.
I'm a 30 y.o. white male, 5'11", currently at around 167 lbs with about 8% body fat. I've been doing Body Beast for the past 10 weeks and I have hardly gained anything, despite not missing a single workout and pushing myself hard. I eat 3,500 calories per day with a 25/50/25 (P/C/F) ratio.
My wife and I only have dinner out every Friday, and I try to eat relatively clean there as well. I only consume 1 to a max. of 2 beers a week. Other than that I don't drink. I have also noticed that I haven't really increased the weights I use since starting with this workout.
Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
MartinSchulz Sounds like 3500 cals is your maintenance level if you've been at it for a while and aren't gaining weight. Simple -- increase the cals until you ARE gaining mass. Start with 3800 for a week and see how it goes. If you need more, go up another 300 cals to 4100 cals. Everyone's metabolism and daily lifestyle calorie burn is different, so you have to adjust based on what your goals are and what your body is doing.
CoachWayne Hi Coach, thanks for the reply. Yes, I thought I should increase. However, I already find eating the 3,500 is sometimes quite challenging due to the sheer volume. Any ideas how I could get more in without necessarily increasing the volume of food? (I already eat a lot of peanut butter - love that stuff!) What do you think about the Body Beast shakes?
MartinSchulz The Beast shakes are a good wayto add calories. Shakes in general make it easier to add calories. Drinking calories is often easier than eating them. Check out: www.teamripped.com/mass-gainers
CoachWayne Thanks Coach! It's strange though that I need to consume such a huge amount of calories. I'm neither that tall nor that big yet.
I see that you are used your stability ball when doing Body Beast. I just started doing the program and love it, but just did build shoulders this morning and was able to do everything just fine except for one move. I don't have a workout bench and instead am using a large stability ball. the only move I wasn't able to do was the dumbell scap trap. I dont seem to be high enough to get the weights off the floor. Do you have any tips so I'm able to do this workout?
cdavison23 Can you go from your knees and then place your chest on the stability ball? I imagine that will get you high enough up. The range of motion is limited on that exercise.
CoachWayne Yeah, my knees are on the ground. Maybe I can put the stability ball on a stepping block or something to give it a little more height? what do you think?
cdavison23 That could definitely help. Just make sure it is stable and go light to feel it out before you really beast up!
CoachWayne thanks bud. I am currently under another beach body coach, Beachbody automatically placed me under her, she's great, but being a guy I have different goals, Am I able to switch to your team?
cdavison23 Definitely man. Send me an email at email@example.com and I can get you the details.
Rso That'd be pretty hard seeing as Beast is 5 days on, 1 off. You'd have to do two rest days or really mix up your weeks.
Hey coach! I just noticed that the Huge schedule takes me to 84 days and not to 90.....I'm at day 62 today. (and day 362 since the beginning) I'm wondering if you would recommend adding another week of the Beast phase to take it to 90 or just switch to the next program? I just find it odd...what are other Beasters doing? Looking forward apprehensively to dropping 1000 calories for the Beast phase tomorrow...
Panoramix You could do extra week of the Beast phase or just finish the program as is. It's totally up to you. I would probably gauge it based on how you feel about your body fat. If you want an extra week of cutting, keep going with the Beast phase.
Hey Coach I was just reading on facebook teamripped where one guy said he is starting another round of P90X after a round of Body Beast. He said he could tell that he had lost alot of strength after Beasting up and is looking foreward to getting it back with P90X. Can you elebarate?? He was just on your home page so I assume he knows what he is doing.
Kevin W Ward You always become better at what you train for. Beast is solely training for hypertrophy (size). You aren't doing max rep push ups or pull ups, so I suspect going back to P90X was a shock. Two different programs with different aims.
Hi Coach, me again. I have now started Body Beast and I have noticed that there is only one abs workout per week, whereas P90X had three. I am actually considering doing it 3x/week. Would I actually get bigger abs from only one abs workout per week, plus the single abs exercise at the end of the other workouts?
Apart from the frequency, I found that the Body Beast abs workout is not only a lot shorter but also a lot less intense than the P90X Ab Ripper X. Would it be a good idea to do the Ab Ripper 3x/week instead of the Body Beast routine?
Thanks again, Coach :-)
MartinSchulz When Sagi was posed this question in our Beast group, he replied that even with one ab day, you have to be using your core if you are going to be lifting BIG. He also stressed that as are made in the kitchen. So you can take that for what it is. I don't see any issue training abs more as long as you give them time to recover are each session. Abs are like any other muscle group and need time off when you really hit them.
CoachWayne Thanks Coach. Interesting what Sagi said. To be honest though, it makes me feel better to train my abs more often, so I will do an abs routine (Body Beast or Ab Ripper X) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. That way I'll always have a recovery day in between, same as in the X.
I am finishin up my 3rd week in the beast and I am about to start the Bulk round tomorrow! I got BEAST Cardio and abs today. I am up 4 pounds though! I can tell i am getting stronger too. I love this program! I had a question though about 2 of the bulk workouts. In the HUGH schedule it says I do MON-BULK chest, TUES-BUlk Legs, WED- Bulk Back, THUR-BULK arms, and Fri- BULK Shoulders.
My question is do you think it would be ok if i switched up arms and shoulder and did shouders on thursday and arms on fri. I know that bulk will hit my biceps some os well (Pull, Rows, etc). Just wanted to get your take on if you think it would be aliright if i switched those workout days. Thanks again!
Hi Coach! I am looking to start body beast in about 4-6 weeks after I finish P90X. Are you able to get results from the program if I run my nutrition at a calorie deficit? If so, will I still follow the recommended macronutrient ratios for body beast? Thanks for your help!
Would you recommend this for a 16 year old guy looking to bulk up? I've done p90x and insanity the asylum volume 1 before
Jim, it's designed for dumbbells, an ez bar, and a pull up bar. You probably could find a way to make it work, but it would be trial and error.
What equipment do I need to purchase to do Body Beast? Do I need a bench? I already have all the P90X equipment. Thanks!
Freddy, a bench is nice to have. You can use a stability ball. Also with an EZ bar, it is good to have (makes it easy to really load on the weight) but you can get away with just dumbbells.
Hey coach, I want to do the Huge beast schedule, but my rest days, for religious reasons, always have to be a Saturday. Is there a way to modify the schedule for that so I can still get the best results possible? I've been thinking of just moving rest days to day 7 every week, but then the concern of working the same muscles 2 days in a row (such as maybe some overlap between bulk shoulders and chest, for example) came to mind. Is there a way to get around this? Thanks!
Jeremy, it is going to be tough in the Build Phase. If you were to LEAN Beast, during the bulk you have the same rest day every week, so that is an easy fix. I would suggest adding a rest day to build. 5 days on and 2 off, just always have one off be Saturday.
Hi Coach, I am a p90x grad (2009) and I am looking to get back into either P90x2 or Body Beast as the gym isn't providing the same results for me as P90x did. My goal is to put on lean mass - as I'm quite slim naturally. I'm trying to decide which programme to start...what would you recommend? I know I'd have to wait for Body Beast - so I guess the qs is, is it worth the wait? Or can I gain lean mass from P90x2? Thanks
Sunny you can gain lean mass with either. The choice is yours. Body Beast is more purely aimed at adding mass, where P90X2 has it's focus on sports performance.
Are you going to be doing the body beast program I would like to see the kind of results someone gets before i consider buying it when it comes out
Santiago, I'm doing it and over 300 other members are as well with the teamRIPPED Beasts challenge group! You'll have lots of before ad afters to look at! :)
Mike, sorry there is no way to get it through me unless you have a teambeachbody account (and for those you have to be in the US or Canada).
Hey Coach, what do you think about this workout for women? Do you believe that the same goals can be obtained with P90X? Also, I'm interested in the "1 on 1" workouts, what are your opinions on those?
Hey Jess, Sagi answered that question in our teamRIPPED BEASTS group. Body Beast if fine for women. It is a really unique and awesome experience having Sagi take part in our challenge group. With BB or P90X, your nutrition plan will determine what kinds of outcomes you are going for. If you run a surplus of calories, you'll bulk. If you run a calorie deficit, you'll get leaner. The One-on-Ones are great. Check them out: http://teamripped.com/programs/tony-horton-one-on-one/1-on-1-singles Some of my favorites are 30-15, Diamond Delts, and Just Arms (all from volume 1).