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Body Beast Weight Gain
11/20/12 3:11 AM
I was thinking about trying Body Beast because it looks like a good workout but I'm really not interested in gaining a bunch of weight. Are there variations in the program for those of us who prefer not to bulk up significantly?
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11/20/12 3:18 AM as a reply to sceludwi.
Im sorry ...your question makes no sense...Body Beasts' entire purpose is to get big..huge...BEASTIE...there is no possible way to do that and not gain weight...Even the lean version requires you to eat...ALOT...so If you arent ready to add some weight...albeit primarily muscle...then Id go with P90X and lift heavy with that. Ive heard of people going with the 3-5 range instead of 8-10 while doing P90X to bulk up...but again unless you fuel up and eat you wont see big gains.
So it comes down to what you really want. If you dont want size..why bother with Body Beast. Stick with asylum 1 and 2...some weight training but primarily conditioning
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11/20/12 6:35 AM as a reply to sceludwi.
sceludwi:
I was thinking about trying Body Beast because it looks like a good workout but I'm really not interested in gaining a bunch of weight. Are there variations in the program for those of us who prefer not to bulk up significantly?


Well, 1 cycle won't really add as much muscle as the marketing says. I think you could try it for one cycle, and then gauge whether it worked or not to your liking.

There are some good posts around here about supplements and alternatives. Remember this company is here to SELL SUPPS. So use what others have said to save some money on that. The program itself is pretty darn cheap, and there are some great exercises in there.

Also, I have seen people responding differently to the program, so just try it, and you can always reverse any of the changes.

For me, I gained maybe 6-7 pounds of muscle, but too much fat. I was not able to burn it back off with the prescribed Beast phase. However, some people (coaches mostly it seems) swear up and down by the program.

So try it! Come back to tell us how awesome it was, or how much it sucked. I would love to see another opinion out there!
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11/20/12 4:17 PM as a reply to bnurick.
bnurick:
For me, I gained maybe 6-7 pounds of muscle, but too much fat. I was not able to burn it back off with the prescribed Beast phase. However, some people (coaches mostly it seems) swear up and down by the program.


This sounds like my experience except I went on the Competition Plan on my last week. Don't worry about the fat gain as it will come off in the Beast Phase. What I and other have found is that we end up eating 300-500 more calories per day than what is recommended in the Bulk Phase just to keep from losing weight (of course this is assuming you want to gain mass).

I would add this one suggestion. I do not like having Bulk Chest so close to Bulk Shoulders in the Bulk Phase, so on my next round of this program I will adjust the Bulk Schedule to the following: Chest, Back, Legs, OFF, Shoulders, Arms, OFF.

If you want to just transform at you current weight then just eat your CIM (Calories needed to maintain your weight). Here's my calculator if you want to get a quick idea of what this number is.

My Body Beast Calculator

Body Beast is a great program if you like classic weight training, you might learn some new tricks. I certainly did.
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11/23/12 12:01 AM as a reply to Paqua.
I like Body Beast so far and Ive never been a weight lifter kinda guy...ive gained about 11 pounds in 7 weeks...most of it muscle..lotta size improvement...what Body beast has shown me is that I never have eaten enough calories to support any of these programs. Ive done P90X X2 Insanity and Asylum and now i know I can eat alot more than I thought and get much better results. cant wait to revisit them. Plus its shown I can lift alot more than I thought. No more SLACKING
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RE: Body Beast Weight Gain
11/23/12 4:37 AM as a reply to RBroussard.
RBroussard:
bnurick:
For me, I gained maybe 6-7 pounds of muscle, but too much fat. I was not able to burn it back off with the prescribed Beast phase. However, some people (coaches mostly it seems) swear up and down by the program.


This sounds like my experience except I went on the Competition Plan on my last week. Don't worry about the fat gain as it will come off in the Beast Phase. What I and other have found is that we end up eating 300-500 more calories per day than what is recommended in the Bulk Phase just to keep from losing weight (of course this is assuming you want to gain mass).

I would add this one suggestion. I do not like having Bulk Chest so close to Bulk Shoulders in the Bulk Phase, so on my next round of this program I will adjust the Bulk Schedule to the following: Chest, Back, Legs, OFF, Shoulders, Arms, OFF.

If you want to just transform at you current weight then just eat your CIM (Calories needed to maintain your weight). Here's my calculator if you want to get a quick idea of what this number is.

My Body Beast Calculator

Body Beast is a great program if you like classic weight training, you might learn some new tricks. I certainly did.


Again, the fat didn't melt off as said here in my experience in Beast Phase. Also, no way I could have added another 300+ calories to my plan during Bulk, I would have gained even more fat. Fact is, you can only gain so much muscle naturally, regardless how much you feed yourself, and that is all dependent on what your body is all about. Age is but one of many factors into this. I discovered my body doesn't respond all that well to spiking up so many calories, I just don't have the composition to convert it to muscle as well as some of these other guys.

But, I wouldn't trade the experience. It was excellent learning, and it gives me basis for further changes to tune it to me. I did enjoy the workouts, I did see some results.

Good luck if you try this. I would like to hear your experience.
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RE: Body Beast Weight Gain
11/23/12 5:13 AM as a reply to sceludwi.
Like another poster said. This program has taught me how to eat better to support other programs. So I to am going to have fun revisiting them as well. I didn't gain a tone of fat, but really gain in size and shrunk in my waist. For me this program as fun. I really enjoyed my time with it. The only thing I added was a little more cardio on the off days and added more abs work outs from other programs to really hit the abs. I will for sure be getting my beast mode again.

PS Chalean makes the best abs programs. Compared to P90x, P90x2, instanity and body beast her abs routine is truly a killer.
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11/23/12 5:34 AM as a reply to sceludwi.
I am one of those people who gained almost 10 lbs in the first 5-6 weeks of Beast and it was NOT muscle. I was meticulous with my workouts and the nutrition, but BB is clearly not meant for females. I was trying to consume 2400 calories per day while other programs had recommended only about 1700-1800 for me.
My recommendation is definitely use a food tracker, like LoseIt! that will count your calories and calculate your nutrient ratios for protein, carbs and fat.
I did NOT shed the extra fat during Beast phase. I had to decrease me calories early as the fat gain was continuing to creep. Think about it: a 30-35 minute weight training session is going to burn MAYBE 200 calories if you're lucky and the cardio recommendations are minimal.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVED the workouts. It just doesn't make sense to me to tell people (women?) to get fat in order to shed the fat later, which is basically what Beast is having you do by consuming so many calories. Maybe it's a female thing...
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11/30/12 8:20 PM as a reply to Paqua.
Paqua:
Im sorry ...your question makes no sense...Body Beasts' entire purpose is to get big..huge...BEASTIE...there is no possible way to do that and not gain weight...Even the lean version requires you to eat...ALOT...so If you arent ready to add some weight...albeit primarily muscle...then Id go with P90X and lift heavy with that. Ive heard of people going with the 3-5 range instead of 8-10 while doing P90X to bulk up...but again unless you fuel up and eat you wont see big gains.
So it comes down to what you really want. If you dont want size..why bother with Body Beast. Stick with asylum 1 and 2...some weight training but primarily conditioning


Thanks for the unnecessary and condescending reply. You're a complete asshole. I was asking for respectful and thoughtful advice. Save the lecture as I am likely just as knowledgeable and more fit than you.
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RE: Body Beast Weight Gain
12/1/12 10:24 PM as a reply to sceludwi.
Wow....touchy, aren't we. He gave an insightful response to your post, and since it wasn't the answer you were looking for you called him an ahole. Sheesh. Anyhow, he's right. If you're not looking to get big, why are you looking at Body Beast....who's stated purpose is to do just that?
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12/2/12 5:28 AM as a reply to jfan.
jfan:
Wow....touchy, aren't we. He gave an insightful response to your post, and since it wasn't the answer you were looking for you called him an ahole. Sheesh. Anyhow, he's right. If you're not looking to get big, why are you looking at Body Beast....who's stated purpose is to do just that?


There are people who just like to lift and want to get toned. Just think of all the women doing this program. The number of calories you eat determine whether you gain, maintain, or lose weight...it's just a numbers game. If the original poster wants to get stronger at his current weight, or more toned at his current weight, that is possible as he can increase his lean body mass and drop some fat in the process. I have clients who are losing weight on Body Beast...as I just have them eating at a deficit from the CIM but at the Body Beast Macros to build Muscle.

Many people (including me) are reporting fat loss. My total weight went up only 5 lbs but my lean body mass went up 12 lbs! But I was eating 4000 calories per day. To truly get big on this program you have to eat clean and eat like a horse, and do multiple rounds.
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