Go Big with the BODathon

BODathon

“This might be the best or worst idea I’ve ever had.” —Carl Daikeler, Beachbody CEO

The BODathon is a fitness event concocted by Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler to motivate him to get into peak shape using Beachbody On Demand. On Oct 31—certainly to look good in his Halloween costume—Carl will complete three difficult Beachbody workouts, back to back. Four, actually, but the last one is a cool down, so we’re not counting it as a “workout.”

“I need something to train for; a goal,” says Daikeler. “I’ve stayed in decent shape since I did a round of 21 Day Fix EXTREME and have stayed consistent with Shakeology and 3-Day Refresh all year. But I tend to get lazy with exercise…so, I’m creating my own ‘point.’ I’m training for my own special event, to see if I can do it. A ‘BODathon’ if you will.”

The back-to-back workouts are no picnic all by themselves. They’re P90X’s Core Synergistics, Body Beast’s Total Body, and 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Plyo Fix Extreme. INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Relief is the cool down. Stacking these workouts one after another is a brutal test.

As is his usual, Carl’s asked his friends to join in, and he’s got a lot of them. He’s created a Facebook group, which you can find here.

To prepare for the event, Carl had me create a two-month training program for him (and you!) that begins Tuesday, September 1st. We’ve also posted it in the Beachbody Message Boards here. There, feel free to ask questions, seek modifications, or simply just complain about how hard it is. Come on in and you’re guaranteed to get super fit, whether you end up doing the challenge or not. But you’re going to want to do it. You know you are. And this program will have you ready to send it in style.

There will be more updates on the event, which you’ll find here on the Beachbody Blog, on Carl’s Blog, or by joining the Facebook group. For those of you who’d like to participate but have other fitness events on your calendar, I’ll be modifying the program so that it’s more sports specific. You can check this out on my blog, here.

“Some people train for a ‘Tough Mudder’ or a marathon,” adds Daikeler. “I’m training for my very own two-and-a-half-hour marathon string of workouts on Beachbody On Demand Saturday, October 31st. Yeah, Halloween. And it’s gonna be scary.”

 

BODathon Training Schedule

Goal: To nail P90X Core Synergistics, Body Beast Total Body, and 21 Day Fix Extreme Plyo Fix Extreme. Back-to-back.

Requirements for Success: Excellent functional strength—particularly core and hip mobility, explosive power, muscular endurance, and recuperative properties.

Training Targets: Total body conditioning, focusing on improvements in both power and endurance, along with balance, mobility, and highly functional core strength.

Overview: Two 3.5 week blocks, with a recovery week in the middle, and a taper at the end.

 

September BODathon Schedule
Click here to download the September Schedule

 

October BODathon Schedule

Click here to download the October Schedule

 

WEEK ONE (September 1-6)
Tuesday: P90X3’s Eccentric Upper and P90’s Ab Ripper A
Wednesday: FOCUS T25’s Cardio
Thursday: 21 Day Fix’s Yoga
Friday: P90X3’s Eccentric Lower and P90’s Ab Ripper B
Saturday: 21 Day Fix’s Pilates
Sunday: P90X’s Core Synergistics

 

WEEK TWO (September 7-13)
Monday: 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Plyo X
Tuesday: Body Beast’s Total Body and Beast Abs
Wednesday: 21 Day Fix’s Cardio Fix
Thursday: ChaLEAN Extreme’s Dynamic Yoga Flow
Friday: ChaLEAN Extreme’s Lean Circuit 1 and Ab Burner
Saturday: Body Beast’s Cardio
Sunday: P90X3’s Yoga

 

WEEK THREE (September 14-20)
Monday: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 1: Strength and Agility
Tuesday: P90X2’s Total Body and Ab Ripper
Wednesday: 21 Day Fix EXTREME: Cardio
Thursday: P90X3’s Dynamix
Friday: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 1’s Strength
Saturday: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 1’s Back to Core
Sunday: Body Beast’s Build Shoulders and 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Yoga

 

WEEK FOUR (September 21-27)
Monday: 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Plyo
Tuesday: Body Beast’s Build Chest/Tris and 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Pilates
Wednesday: P90X3’s Complex Lower
Thursday: P90X2’s Mobility
Friday: Body Beast’s Build Back/Bis and 21 Day Fix’s Yoga
Saturday: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol 1.’s Game Day and Relief
Sunday: P90X’s Yoga

 

WEEK FIVE (Recovery Week, September 28-October 4)
Monday: P90X2’s Mobility
Tuesday: P90X3’s Yoga
Wednesday: INSANITY: Max Recovery
Thursday: PiYo Live’s Stretch and Flow
Friday: PiYo’s Sweat
Saturday: 21 Day Fix’s Yoga
Sunday: P90X’s Core Synergistics

 

WEEK SIX (October 5-11)
Monday: 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Plyo
Tuesday: Body Beast’s Total Body and Beast Abs and INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 1 Relief
Wednesday: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 2’s X Trainer
Thursday: P90X2’s Mobility
Friday: P90X3’s Complex Upper and Ab Ripper
Saturday: P90X3’s Complex Lower
Sunday: P90X’s Core Synergistics

 

WEEK SEVEN (October 12-18)
Monday: Body Beast’s Total Body and 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Plyo
Tuesday: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 1’s Back to Core
Wednesday: PiYo’s Drench and ChaLEAN Extreme’s Ab Burner
Thursday: P90X2’s Mobility
Friday: P90X2’s PAP Upper
Saturday: P90X2’s PAP Lower
Sunday: P90X’s Core Synergistics

 

WEEK EIGHT (October 19-25)
Monday: Body Beast’s Total Body and 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Plyo
Tuesday: P90X’s Core Synergistics
Wednesday: INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 1’s Game Day and Overtime
Thursday: P90X2’s Mobility
Friday: P90X3’s Complex Upper
Saturday: P90X3’s Complex Lower
Sunday: Body Beast’s Total Body

 

WEEK NINE (October 26-October 31)
Monday: 21 Day Fix’s Cardio Fix
Tuesday: 21 Day Fix’s Yoga
Wednesday: P90X3’s Dynamix
Thursday: P90X2’s Mobility
Friday: REST DAY
Saturday: BODathon (P90X’s Core Synergistics and Body Beast’s Total Body and 21 Day Fix EXTREME’s Plyo Fix Extreme and INSANITY: THE ASYLUM Vol. 1’s Relief for the cool down.)

Tell us how your BODathon is going! Use the #BODathon when posting on Twitter and Instagram to be featured on our BODathon social page! Click here to get inspired!

 

If you have questions or comments about BODathon, please click here to post in the BODathon forum so our experts can help.

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9 Comments

    • Sierra said:

      It says it in the very first sentence ntence. BODathlon better know as Beachbody on demand. Lol

      “BODathon is a fitness event concocted by Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler to motivate him to get into peak shape using Beachbody On Demand. ”

    • Sierra said:

      It says it in the very first sentence ntence. BODathlon better know as Beachbody on demand.lol

      “BODathon is a fitness event concocted by Beachbody CEO Carl Daikeler to motivate him to get into peak shape using Beachbody On Demand. ”

      • Johanny Torres said:

        I’ve been doing this challenge on BOD and 21 day fix and body beast are not part of the members library on BOD they are only offered as Sneak Peeks so people who dont own those programs wont be able to do them, the challenge is good but they should include only programs that are in the members library for everybody

  1. Annie Bigler said:

    So I am a runner and run about 4 days a week and run 1/2 marathons. I also do teambeach body workouts. I do pretty much two a day with an ab class. Usually a cardio of some sort and then a weight class and an ab class. Days that I run I also run. I have done all the workouts from Insanity Ansylum 1 and 2, T25, Insanity Max 30, Turbo Fire and all off her extreme weight classes, 21 day fix and extreme, p90x3, p90xx p90x2, beast body, piyo, and les mills also have hip hop abs and cize. I mix them up all the time so I am doing different things. I would like to see a program come out every 60 or 90 days since that is how you market your health plans. I think I like Shaun T the most in his intensity programs like insanity max 30 etc. I would like to see those released more. I am pretty cut and lean. Just a thought.

  2. Johanny Torres said:

    I love this challenge. I’ve been doing it on BOD but there are programs not included in the members library like 21 day fix, body beast and Piyo so those who dont own them would not be able to do those workouts, the challenge is good but they should include only programs that are in the members library for everybody! =)

  3. Tanya said:

    I finally started! Thanks for the info! Feels sooooooo good to have a purpose and a goal! Are they giving the graduation shirts? Are all the workouts are available on BOD? I cannot find few.

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