21 Day Fix Extreme – Sneak Peek!

Wowza! I just finished a craaaazy workout with Autumn Calabrese! I got a super special sneak peek at one of the 21 Day Fix Extreme workouts on Beachbody On Demand, and it isn’t even released yet! Plyo Fix Extreme is a killer, but it’s one of those workouts where you KNOW it’s going to give you amazingly hot legs. And a booty.

Available Monday, Feb 2, 2015!

Available Monday, Feb 2, 2015!

So the 21 Day Fix Extreme is very similar to the original 21DF workouts, but sort of cranked up a notch. The workouts are all only 30 minutes, and use a combination of light weights (5-10 lbs for most people) and cardio. Sometimes weighted cardio! Here are some shots from today’s Plyo Fix Extreme workout:

My sweet boyfriend works out with me. The couple that sweats together.... stinks together?

My sweet boyfriend works out with me. The couple that sweats together…. stinks together?

One legged squats are really not fun. My quads are sore already!

Sumo plie squats - not for the faint of heart.

Sumo plie squats – not for the faint of heart.

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Weighted skaters – these are cray! I need to get heaver weights for my arms though.

And if you want to see what this looks like in action, here’s a video of tuck jump burpees for you. Funny, for me this was one of the easiest moves of the whole workout! Influence from INSANITY MAX:30? I’m thinking YESSSS.

Here are those weighted skaters in action. Those were kinda fun. And if you’re wondering, yes, my socks do say “Hot Mess.” Those are my favorite pair – pick yours up from The Sox Box. They are awesome.

And a little ab work – these were called three-way squat thrusts or some mess like that. If you are a Shaun T or INSANITY fan, you’d know them as In and Out Ski Abs – basically. Starting in plank, jump your feet in, then out, then to the side, then back. Make sense?

Shaun T totally taught this move to Autumn. I just know it.

Shaun T totally taught this move to Autumn. I just know it.

I haven’t completed any of the other workouts from this program, since Plyo Fix Extreme was just a sneak peek that I got from Beachbody On Demand (which, by the way, you will want to have…so make sure you have your Club Membership locked in before March gets here!). But here is some info on the rest of the program:

workouts DEETS

The workouts include:
Plyo Fix Extreme, Upper Fix Extreme, Lower Fix Extreme, Pilates Fix Extreme, Cardio Fix Extreme, Dirty 30 Fix Extreme  and Yoga Fix Extreme.

There will be a bonus workout that you get for ordering through a coach plus there is also additional workouts that you can purchase also. Power strength extreme and ABC Extreme.

Plyo Fix Extreme An explosive lower-body workout that uses jumping and resistance to torch calories and sculpt
muscles.
Upper Fix Extreme
By alternating opposing muscle groups, this no-rest upper-body workout will shred the chest, back,
shoulders, and arms.
Pilates Fix Extreme
Using a resistance band for every exercise, this intense mat workout works the entire body, placing
emphasis on the core.
Lower Fix Extreme
Glutes, quads, hamstrings, and calves will get stronger, leaner, and more defined with 30 minutes
of challenging resistance work.
Cardio Fix Extreme Combining weighted cardio moves with traditional metabolic training intervals keeps the heart rate
soaring.
Dirty 30 Extreme
Using only seven compound moves focusing on multiple body parts at a time, this workout will burn
extra calories while defining muscles. Get down and dirty, and get it done.
Yoga Fix Extreme A fast-paced flow yoga class, combining strength, balance, flexibility, and power.
Power Strength Extreme
Based on functional movement patterns, these nine total-body exercises will change the way the
body moves, increasing strength, endurance, and power.
ABC Extreme
A 30-minute workout that targets common problem areas by pushing abs, butt, and cardio to
the extreme.  It’ll get that competition body ready for the stage.
The Fix Challenge Keep things interesting and burn off calories with this quick resistance workout!
  • The program is 21 days long!
  • Complete one 30 minute workout each day.
  • You do not need a lot of space to do this workout.  A 6 square foot area is enough.
  • Cross Trainers or aerobic shoes are recommended (not running shoes).
Should I buy the program?
21 Day Fix EXTREME is ideal for those with a dramatic short-term weight loss deadline–such as an upcoming vacation, photo shoot, or other big event. It’s an excellent next step for 21 Day Fix graduates ready for a new challenge or graduates of other extreme programs like P90X, Insanity, and FOCUS T25.

Fix EXTREME is also great for those who don’t have much weight to lose, but want to get shredded and see abs; those with a “no BS” attitude toward workouts and nutrition; or anyone who doesn’t want to count calories, weigh their food, or follow complicated recipes.

I would not recommend the 21 Day Fix Extreme for a beginner. This is an advanced program.  Autumn has said this herself, so I would take her advice.  Make sure that you are able to do the original 21 Day Fix FIRST before moving to this program!

Nutrition Plan Deets

While the 21 Day Fix allowed for wine and chocolate and occasional cheats… the 21 Day Fix Extreme does not.  It is 100% clean eating for these 21 days.  You do have the option to eat out at restaurants but you still have to follow the nutritional guidelines laid out.  Here’s my mindset: You can do anything you put your mind to for 21 days. I can say from my experience with Focus T25 and currently with INSANITY MAX:30 that when I follow the nutrition plan as prescribed, I really got amazing results. If I don’t eat like I’m supposed to, I have minimal results.  It’s true that abs are made in the kitchen, so make sure to take this part extremely serious.

You will get the nutrition guide and the 21 Day Fix portion controlled containers with your program purchase!

So, do you want to join me?

I am going to be hosting an exclusive 21 Day Fix Extreme TEST Group where I will be supporting you throughout the program, teaching you how to use the nutrition plan, giving sample meal plans, snack ideas, recipes, and tips.  You will get motivation and accountability right from me in a private online group.  Our plan is to set realistic and achievable goals and commit 100% for 21 days to achieve the very best results! Are you ready to see your abs? I AM!! So contact me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/amandasue80 or email me at amandaedenfield1@gmail.com and let’s get started! This program goes on sale Feb 2, and it may sell out! Don’t wait!

INSANITY MAX:30 Review

max30 review

So I’ve completed the first 3 weeks of INSANITY MAX:30 and I think I can say, hands down, this is my favorite program of all time. I’ve completed ChaLEAN Extreme, Focus T25, half of the original INSANITY, P90X3, 21 Day Fix, and parts of PiYo, P90, Les Mills Pump, and Body Beast…and I haven’t loved any of those programs as much as I love this one.

YOU VS. YOU
I am a competitive person, which I never really realized before. But with this program, you’re competing against yourself. You do the workout the best that you can, and when you start to lose form or need a break, that is your “max out” time. You take that break, write your time down, catch your breath, and get back in it to finish the workout.

Here’s the progression of our times for Cardio Challenge throughout month 1 — you’ll notice that we didn’t increase each week! But on the days that we maxed out sooner, we actually modified less. Pushing harder and maxing out earlier is ok because we get STRONGER!

Check out that hair.

Check out that hair.

BUT THAT’S INSANE!
Well, yeah. It kind of is. It’s Shaun T, so what do you expect? But I do have to disagree somewhat…even though it is INSANITY, and it IS pretty much a butt-kicking workout, every move is modified. You can do the entire program with zero-impact. So if you have bad knees, bad ankles, or can’t do one single push-up…you can STILL complete IM30. Don’t believe me? Here is a video of my friend, Allyson, and me doing all of the moves in Cardio Challenge. I am doing the full range of motion with each move. She (on your left) is doing the modifications.

**caution – there is music, so turn down your speakers if you’re in a library…or church**

DOES IT WORK?
Well, I haven’t finished the program yet, so I can’t give you specific stats on how well it is working for me yet as far as weight loss and looking hot. Check back at the end of February for that post. But I can tell you that my fitness has greatly improved. I am doing more pushups than I was in the beginning, more jumping jacks (yes, I have even had to modify some of the jacks because my calves burn!), and I am able to push harder for longer amounts of time before I have to modify. That tells me it is WORKING. I doubt I have dropped a significant amount of weight, but that is no fault of this program. It uses the same containers and a similar nutrition plan as the 21 Day Fix (which is awesome, and you can see my results here if you missed them). My problem is I have let work stress and life get in the way, and I haven’t followed my meal plans as closely as I would have liked. Boo. But this isn’t a diet. There’s no finish line. This is a lifestyle, and I’m not beating myself up because I got off track. I still have a month left to finish this program and I’m ready to get back in it! Besides…how could I quit when I know this cutie is watching me? 😉

My 5yo finished all 30 min of Tabata Power. If he can do it, YOU can do it.

My 5yo finished all 30 min of Tabata Power. If he can do it, YOU can do it.

OK, SO HOW DO I GET IN ON THIS AWESOMENESS?
Well first, you need to have a coach. Yes, you do. A coach will be able to give you the support you need to finish the program, help you with meal planning, and give you tips on modifications if you need them. If you don’t already have a coach, I would love to be yours! You can add me as your coach just by going to bit.ly/CoachKauf and get your free account.

If you’re ready to jump on the INSANITY MAX:30 train, you can go here to get your kit. http://bit.ly/KaufycupIM30CP  Then I will be in touch with you to get you set up with your program. Let’s MAX OUT together!